Santa Clara County Jail Over-Detention Settlement

The County of Santa Clara is spending $2.375 million to settle a class action alleging people were held too long at the Santa Clara County Jail. The complaint alleged that people were held for more than twelve hours after the district attorney declined to prosecute them, violating the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution.  Read more

San Jose, County Seat of Santa Clara County

Marion County Over-Detention Settlement

The City of Indianapolis and the Marion County Sheriff are settling a class action alleging that they over-detained individuals by twelve hours or more after a court ordered their release or they posted bond or bail, with nothing else to justify their continued detentions. More than 15,000 such detentions have been identified, with a total  Read more

Marion County Sheriff's Office and Jail