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February 8, 2019


Agreement in ACLU Lawsuit Gains Rights for Incarcerated People in San Bernardino County

RIVERSIDE — In 2014 the ACLU Foundation of Southern California and the law firm of Kaye, McLane, Bednarski & Litt LLP filed a lawsuit against San Bernardino County over its discriminatory treatment of incarcerated gay, bisexual and transgender people. In many cases, these individuals were locked in their cells for as much as 23 hours a day and not permitted to participate in educational, training, religious, and other programs. The proposed settlement of the suit calls for expanded housing options for gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people in San Bernardino jails, a no-tolerance policy for harassment, improved access to programs, and comprehensive staff training.

Proposed settlement:

What: Final settlement approval hearing in the McKibben, et al. v. McMahon, et al. class action lawsuit.

Who: Attorney Barry Litt will represent KMBL, LLP, and Attorney Amanda Goad will represent the ACLU SoCal.

When: Feb. 11, 2019 at 9 a.m.

Where: U.S. District Court
Courtroom #1
3470 12st St.
Riverside, CA 92501