In The Press October 28, 2021

ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Grand Traverse County Over Jail Medication (The Ticker)

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU) and Goodwin filed a federal lawsuit against Grand Traverse County Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of 20-year-old Traverse City resident Cyrus Patson, alleges that the Grand Traverse County Jail's practice of denying medication to people who are incarcerated and suffer from opioid use disorder violates the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Eighth Amendment. IP Litigation partner Alexandra Valenti stated that providing access to medication for the treatment of opioid use disorder to those who are incarcerated should be a human right. Read the Ticker article here.