Minnesota has dismissed a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, which claimed there was an inadequate response to COVID-19 in prisons. Court documents from earlier this week show the Ramsey County District Court approved a motion to dismiss and denied a temporary injunction. The ACLU-MN lawsuit filed last year said the DOC failed to put in necessary measures to stop or slow the spread of COVID-19 in prisons as well as violated constitutional rights. Corrections officials say they have conducted several measures to address the pandemic, which resulted in 80-percent of inmates being vaccinated.
State Dismisses ALCU Suit Over COVID Response In Prisons
By Ashley Hanley|2021-10-01T05:19:29-05:00October 1st, 2021|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!