The Sixth Circuit granted the government's renewed motion for a stay pending appeal of the district court's preliminary injunction. The district court had ordered the government to undertake several measures to improve conditions at Oakland County Jail in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and had also set forth a framework for considering releases on an individualized basis. A panel of the Sixth Circuit had initially denied a stay pending appeal 2-1; after a judge in the majority recused and was replaced, the Sixth Circuit here granted the government's renewed motion for a stay 2-1. The court reasoned that its decision in Wilson v. Williams, No. 20-3447, __ F. 3d __, 2020 WL 3056217 (6th Cir. June 9, 2020), constituted an intervening change in law and established that the plaintiffs were unlikely to succeed on their Eighth Amendment deliberate indifference claim. Chief Judge Cole, who had joined the prior opinion denying a stay pending appeal, dissented.
Cameron v. Bouchard, No. 20-1469 (6th Cir. June 11, 2020)
Post-Conviction Detention [jail or prison], Pre-Existing Health Conditions, Pretrial Detention [jail]
Compassionate Release Case
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Place of Incarceration
Local / County Jail
Name of Facility
Oakland County Jail
Eighth Amendment - Deliberate Indifference, Substantive Due Process - Deliberate Indifference (both 14th and 5th Amendments)
Section 1983, § 2241 Habeas
Decision Made But Case Still Pending
Class Action Medically Vulnerable People
"All members of the Jail class who are also over the age of fifty or who, regardless of age, experience an underlying medical condition that places them at particular risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19."
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COVID-19 in Jail Prison or Detention Center
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