The court denied release to three individuals in immigration detention with asthma or diabetes on the grounds that the facility had adopted "rigorous screening, testing, and quarantine measures pursuant to CDC protocols." In particular, because widespread testing in the facility revealed only one positive case out of 450, the court held that the government was not deliberately indifferent and the conditions of detention were not punitive.
Castaneda Juarez v. Asher, No. C20-0700 (JLR), 2020 WL 3163208 (W.D. Wash. June 12, 2020)
Release, Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)
Type of Court
Federal District Court
Type of Case
Compassionate Release Case
Case Tracking Number
MORE CASE INFORMATION
Place of Incarceration
Name of Facility
Tacoma Northwest Detention Center
Substantive Due Process - Deliberate Indifference (both 14th and 5th Amendments), Substantive Due Process - Punitive Detention (both 14th and 5th Amendments)
§ 2241 Habeas
Driving Under the Influence; Criminal Stalking; Violation of a No-Contact Order
Pre-Existing Health Conditions
Asthma, Diabetes, Other, Aortic Stenosis
Pre-Existing Health Conditions Notes
Chronic asthma, Moderate persistent asthma
COVID-19 Positive or Symptomatic
Driving Under the Influence
COVID-19 in Jail Prison or Detention Center
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