On March 31, the ACLU won a critical victory in our lawsuit against the Nevada Department of Corrections challenging their inadequate medical and mental health care services in Ely State Prison (Riker v. Gibbons).

The Nevada District Court granted the ACLU’s motion seeking class certification, meaning that the ACLU’s four named plaintiffs in the case can represent the entire class of prisoners at Ely State Prison. Class certification was the first hurdle we needed to overcome for the case to move forward, and now that it has been granted we can begin discovery.

Click here to read the District Court’s order.

The ACLU of Nevada filed this lawsuit in conjunction with the ACLU’s National Prison Project.