Civil rights attorneys won a victory in Orange County when a judge sided with them in a lawsuit regarding the county’s jail system. According to the ACLU, who filed the suit against the OC Sheriff Department. The suit alleged that the conditions in the county’s jails violated the state’s disability law and constitution.
Siding with the ACLU, the judge ordered the OCSD to “limit by half the population of inmates in all congregate living areas, including all dormitory housing and multi-person cells.” The court order also demands that the county make and submit a plan that details how the reduction is going to happen, and it needs to happen before Dec. 31st. The plan must ensure that masks are worn and social distancing guidelines are observed until COVID-19 is no longer a problem.
The victory by the ACLU is also a victory for convicted criminals’ (and unconvicted suspects’) rights. Often, once a person winds up in jail, their guilt is oftentimes assumed, if not stated directly.
If you have a friend or loved one in jail in Orange County who is currently awaiting their court date, you can get them out of jail sooner by using a bail service like ours. When you contact us, we can quickly locate the defendant and verify their eligibility for bail. Then, we will have you fill out the short, simple bail bond application forms and sign the indemnitor’s agreement. Once that has been completed, we will send an agent to the Orange County jail the defendant is located in and post the bond. They will be released a short time later.
Many who are currently awaiting their court date for non-violent crimes may find themselves released before their trial due to the court order. However, the jails are tightly packed and disease can quickly run rampant in such close quarters. If you’re worried about someone you know who is in jail in Orange County, give us a ring – we may be able to help you out.