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West Valley Detention Center “ALT Tank” Settlement

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The West Valley Detention Center, a San Bernadino County jail, is settling a class action alleging that gay, bisexual, and transgender inmates were housed in an “alternative lifestyle tank” (ALT) at the jail. The complaint alleged that the inmates were discriminated against in a number of ways, such as limitations on time out of their cells, work opportunities, and religious services. West Valley has agreed to modify its practices and put up a compensation fund of nearly a million dollars. 

Docket Number: 
14-2171-JGB-SP
Company: 
County of San Bernardino
Class Period: 
Monday, October 22, 2012 to Saturday, March 31, 2018
Filing Deadline: 
Monday, January 7, 2019
Objection Deadline: 
Monday, January 7, 2019
Exclusion Deadline: 
Monday, January 7, 2019
Final Approval Hearing: 
Monday, February 11, 2019
West Valley Detention Center Facility