The Prisoners’ Rights project seeks to make incarceration rare, brief, humane and resulting in a rehabilitative experience leading to successful re-entry into society.
Duvall v. Hogan
On June 28, 2016, U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander approved the settlement agreement in Duvall v. Hogan, the class-action suit on behalf of detainees in the Baltimore City Detention Center. The settlement between the state of Maryland and the Public Justice Center, the Law Offices of Elizabeth Alexander, and the American Civil Liberties Union stipulates an overhaul of the jail’s health care system and major improvements to the facilities, including accommodations for people with disabilities. To ensure compliance with the settlement, the parties agreed that the jail’s progress will be assessed by independent monitors. Learn more about the case below.