Petition Seeks MDL Docket for Cases Filed by Prisoners Denied Home Confinement Release During COVID-19 Pandemic
November 17, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– A pro se plaintiff has filed a petition for coordination of all cases involving prisoners that are medically vulnerable to COVID-19, contending that there are “thousands” of cases pending across the country asserted by prisoners who have been denied transfer to home confinement.
In the Nov. 17 petition filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, pro se plaintiff Rhonda Fleming argued that “all federally prisoners that are medically vulnerable to COVID-19, should be reviewed under the same criteria as the federal prisoners at FCC Lompoc in Torres v. Milusnic … per the court order of …