Shumate V. Wilson Complaint Class Action

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Title

Shumate V. Wilson Complaint Class Action

Description

This April 4, 1995 complaint initiated a class action lawsuit under in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against the governor of California and California prison officials regarding the medical care provided to women prisoners by the California Department of Corrections (DOC) at the Central California Women's Facility (CCWF) in Chowchilla, CA and the California Institution for Women (CIW) in Frontera, CA. Aspects of the lawsuit detail the difficult and uncertain process of accessing care including the notorious outpatient housing unit, the use of untrained prisoners and unqualified MTAs as healthcare providers, failure to treat chronic diseases or to follow CDC guidelines for patients with tuberculosis, a lack of equipment such as functioning wheelchairs, and discrimination against HIV positive women.

Publisher

ACLU National Prison Project

Date

1995-04-04

Rights

Public domain

Language

Eng

Type

Text

Citation

“Shumate V. Wilson Complaint Class Action,” Rebel Archives in the Golden Gulag, accessed September 27, 2022, https://rebelarchives.humspace.ucla.edu/items/show/60.

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