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The Arc Files Amicus Brief in Support of Prisoners Seeking Medical Treatment

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.