June 29, 2021

The Justice Department today entered into a settlement agreement that resolves allegations, under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), that San Luis Obispo County (SLO) Jail facilities were inaccessible to inmates with mobility disabilities and denied them equal access to the Jail’s programs, services and activities.  The agreement requires SLO to make architectural and policy modifications to ensure equal access to its programs and facilities for inmates with mobility disabilities and to pay $175,000 in compensatory damages to the complainant for his injuries.

To read the press release, please click here. For more information about the ADA, call the Department’s toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 (TDD 800-514-0383) or visit ada.gov.

Article Credit: U.S. Department of Justice

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