The court was concerned that at the Wallace Pack Unit the number of positive COVID-19 tests, the number of deaths resulting from COVID-19, and the proportion of inmates infected are all high and increasing numbers. As of 5/22/20, 141 individuals at the Pack Unit have now tested positive for COVID-19 (out of around 600 tests), 700 tests remain pending, and five inmates who have died presumptively from COVID-19. In response to these number, Plaintiffs have requested (and the court orders), that Defendants to provide their plan, in writing, to isolate and treat the individuals at the Pack Unit who have now tested positive, and to protect those who have pending tests or have tested negative from contracting COVID-19. The court ordered Defendants to submit a list, in writing, “of changes in policies and practices at the Pack Unit since the discovery of the enormous escalation in the spread of the virus.” Id. at 2.
Valentine v. Collier, 20-cv-01115-KPE, No. 117 (S.D. Tex. May 23, 2020)
Elderly, Post-Conviction Detention [jail or prison], Pre-Existing Health Conditions, Pretrial Detention [jail]
Compassionate Release Case
Case Tracking Number
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Place of Incarceration
Name of Facility
Wallace Pack Unit
Eighth Amendment - Deliberate Indifference, Substantive Due Process - Deliberate Indifference (both 14th and 5th Amendments), Substantive Due Process - Punitive Detention (both 14th and 5th Amendments)
First Step Act Exhaustion, First Step Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1)(A), Other, Section 1983, § 2241 Habeas, Fed. R. App. P. 23(d)
Decision Made But Case Still Pending
Compassionate Release Exhaustion Holdingsin Federal Case
Other, Exhaustion is not subject to equitable exceptions
Pre-Existing Health Conditions
COVID-19 Positive or Symptomatic
COVID-19 in Jail Prison or Detention Center
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