On March 16, 2016, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) announced it had reached an agreement with the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) to ensure that prisoners with disabilities receive treatment and services required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). However, on March 18, the judge overseeing the settlement asked the state to submit additional details. The attorneys have until April 15 to submit detailed plans. If approved by the judge, the settlement will resolve part of a federal lawsuit filed by the SPLC and the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP) over inadequate care of inmates. The remainder of . . .
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