Temporary restraining order seeking release was denied. Petitioner, though he had hypertension, overweight and at risk for diabetes, was considered not a risk for COVID-19 based on the CDC guidelines. He was also treated at the facility: "As to Petitioner’s complained-of medical conditions, his medical records reflect consistent attention and treatment."
S.J. v. Decker, No. 2:20-cv-06052 (JMV), Dkt. No. 32 (D.N.J. June 9, 2020)
Release, Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)
Type of Court
Federal District Court
Type of Case
Immigrant Detention, Parole or Probation Violations, Post-Conviction Detention [jail or prison], Pretrial Detention [jail]
Compassionate Release Case
Case Tracking Number
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Place of Incarceration
Name of Facility
Bergen County Jail
Substantive Due Process - Punitive Detention (both 14th and 5th Amendments)
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