In a recent decision, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia held that Plaintiff’s claims for wrongful death and disability discrimination under the Rehabilitation Act can proceed. This follows a motion to dismiss by defendant CoreCivic, Inc., who operates the Stewart Detention Center in Georgia. The plaintiff filed the lawsuit in July 2018 on behalf of his son, Efrain Romero-Garcia, a Mexican immigrant who committed suicide while in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) custody at Stewart Detention Center. The complaint alleges that, despite knowledge of Efrain’s persistent mental illness, CoreCivic denied him medical care and repeatedly held Efrain in solitary confinement, which exacerbated Efrain’s mental illness and ultimately led to his suicide.

Were You or a Loved one Denied Medical Care or Discriminated Against in Prison?

If you or a loved one has suffered harm as an inmate while in a correctional facility or jail due to violations of your rights, or were discriminated against due to a disability, reach out to Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. Our attorneys can investigate your claim and may be able to help you seek compensation for your damages. Call (855) 244-2031 or use our online form to schedule a free consultation.