Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed Over Inhumane Conditions at Cuyahoga County Jail

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A federal lawsuit filed today on behalf of seven inmates of the Cuyahoga County Jail details the unconstitutional and inhumane conditions of the facility and asks for an independent monitor to take over the operation. It wouldn't be the first time that happened; court orders have included such direction twice before.

The concerns of the inmates, represented by Friedman & Gilbert, very much mirror those found by the U.S. Marshals in its review of the jail, which were memorialized in a scathing report delivered last month.

Defendants in the suit include Armond Budish, the warden Eric Ivey, Sheriff Cliff Pinkney, MetroHealth, which handles healthcare at the jail, and others.

Overcrowding, underfunding, lack of training, violence, poor mental health treatment and denial of legal services are just a few of the many claims made in the lengthy suit, which you can read in full below.

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