Immigration Law

CA2 on Medical Care in Immigration Detention: Charles v. Orange County

Charles v. Orange County

"Plaintiffs-Appellants Michelet Charles and Carol Small were formerly civil immigration detainees at the Orange County Correctional Facility, where they were treated for serious mental illnesses. They instituted this civil rights action against Orange County and some of its agencies and officials under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, complaining that the failure to engage in discharge planning or to provide them with discharge plans upon release violated their substantive due process rights under the Fourteenth Amendment. The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Nelson S. Román, J.) granted the Defendants’ motion to dismiss the complaint. We VACATE and REMAND for further proceedings."