An article in the Monterey County Herald on May 24 reports on the filing of a lawsuit by Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld and Monterey Public Defender Jim Egar that asks for a federal court order “to protect prisoners from substantial risk of harm from other prisoners, to provide minimally adequate health care to prisoners, and to cease discriminating against and failing to provide accommodations to prisoners with disabilities and violating their due process rights.” 

According to Mr. Egar as quoted in the article: “We continue to hope we can sit down as soon as possible and begin to come up with an objective and enforceable agreement instead of litigation.  Our desire is to correct these problems through meaningful and prompt negotiations.”

Full article is here.