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A Nov 24 ruling by a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel allows thousands of former inmates to join a federal lawsuit alleging they were improperly held after being ordered released.
This is a significant ruling as state jails have made millions taking fees from inmates since 2000, despite the law’s intention that a judge must decide once a case ended if a person could afford to pay jail fees and how much is owed, if anything.
Anthony Stigall is also not allowed within 50 feet of the airport or any of its employees, under the conditions of his plea.
In March 2020, police and judges began trying to keep as many people out of the jail as possible with fears of it becoming an incubator for the COVID-19 virus.
Maurice Green was arrested in January 2020 in Lexington, Kentucky, in connection to the death of Rodrick Taylor.
"This bill would close the crack (in the law) and give people the help they need and keep the community safe," said Sen. Morgan McGarvey.
The Shelby County Detention Center was built in 2001.
Of the 38 inmates who have tested positive, Assistant Director Steve Durham said only one has exhibited symptoms.
The footage sheds light on a Bowling Green case that left the beaten man, Timothy “Michael” Heston, in jail for 11 months because state police withheld the video, a new lawsuit alleges.
"Stacking human beings on top of each other during a pandemic is especially hazardous to our officers working inside the jail, as well as the inmates they manage," said a spokesman for the jail's FOP.