Virus outbreaks in Hawaii jails prompt inmate lawsuit

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Sumary of Virus outbreaks in Hawaii jails prompt inmate lawsuit:

  • A class-action lawsuit on behalf of Hawaii inmates says the state has failed to protect people from COVID-19 outbreaks in unsanitary jails..
  • Although some residents and staff members have been vaccinated, the disease can still spread, the lawsuit said, adding that state officials “must have an effective plan to educate and encourage the individuals in its custody, as well as its staff, to accept vaccination.”.
  • Because residents are coming and going for court hearings, an outbreak can easily spread to the surrounding community, the lawsuit said..
  • Attorney Eric Seitz, who is representing the inmates, said he will ask a judge to appoint someone to ensure that correctional facilities are complying with public health guidelines..
  • He prepared a motion to file in the case, but the lawsuit was transferred to the federal court system on Tuesday, at the request of the state, Seitz said….

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