The Arc recently participated in an amicus brief before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case Postawko v. Missouri Department of Corrections. Here, the plaintiffs filed a federal class action lawsuit in 2016 on behalf of Missouri prisoners seeking life-saving medical treatment while in prison, alleging that the Missouri Department of Corrections refuses to treat thousands of inmates with Hepatitis C in defiance of medical standards and in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Class certification was granted in 2017 and defendants appealed. The Arc participated in a brief supporting class certification for plaintiffs and asserting the importance of class action lawsuits as an important tool for civil rights enforcement.
https://thearc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/new-blog-default-image.png 377 354 The Arc /wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ArcLogo_Color_Rev_PNG_WEB.png The Arc2018-02-19 11:00:102019-02-06 09:22:17The Arc Files Amicus Brief in Support of Prisoners Seeking Medical Treatment