Cole, et al. v. County of Santa Clara, et al.
Disability Rights Advocates represents Santa Clara County Jail inmates with mobility disabilities in litigation against Santa Clara County. Currently, there are no housing areas at the County Jails compliant with federal or state accessibility standards, and much of the rest of the County Jails have some sort of architectural barriers. Accordingly, some inmates report suffering further injury and, in other cases, struggling to move around their cells without any assistive devices (e.g., wheelchairs, canes, walkers). As result of these architectural barriers and other discriminatory policies, Santa Clara County Jail inmates with mobility disabilities are systemically denied equal access to housing, programming, and jobs by reason of their disability. The parties are currently in settlement negotiations. DRA is partnering with Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP on this matter.