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Federal court denies motion to dismiss suit against Monterey County Jail

A federal court has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging poor care the Monterey County Jail.

The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office and the California Forensic Medical Group had asked the San Jose-based court to dismiss the suit

The suit was filed by county Public Defender Jim Egar and the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of several disabled and sick inmates who claim they weren’t provided with adequate care at the jail.

California Forensic Medical Group is a private firm based in Monterey that provides medical and mental health care to the jail, as well as other facilities in the state.

The class action suit, filed last year, alleges that conditions at the jail are egregious and violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. The full complaint can be viewed here.

The case could now proceed to trial with a tentative date set for next fall.

KION546 News Team

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