On October 26, 2021, Plaintiffs’ counsel in Hedrick v. Grant, Eastern District of California No. 2:76 CV 00162, released a Monitoring Report on conditions at the Yuba County Jail. This Report concludes that the Hedrick Defendants still are not in compliance with multiple provisions of the Amended Consent Decree approved by Federal Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan in early 2019. To produce the Report, Plaintiffs’ counsel reviewed documents covering the first and second quarters of 2021, conducted a monitoring tour of the Jail on May 27, 2021, and interviewed numerous class members between January 2021 and July 2021. The Report specifically finds, among other things, that Defendants’ failure to follow certain intake protocols may have contributed to the death of a class member at the Jail; that Defendants are continuing to use step-down cells and administrative segregation as long-term housing for class members with serious mental illness; that Defendants are continuing to house class members in administrative segregation because of, or in spite of, these class members’ serious mental illness; that Defendants are not making inpatient mental health care available to class members who need it; that Defendants are not meeting their staffing obligations under the Amended Consent Decree; and that Defendants have failed to provide reasonable disability accommodations to certain class members.   A redacted version of the latest monitoring report is available here.  Previous reports are linked below.

Hedrick Monitoring Reports

Monitoring Report 10-26-21

Monitoring-Report 4-5-21

Monitoring Report 10-9-2020

Monitoring Report 05-28-2020