In 2018, the ADA requested to join a lawsuit filed in 2017 on behalf of individuals with insulin-treated diabetes who are incarcerated at Trousdale Turner Correctional Facility in Tennessee. Trousdale Turner is operated by the second-largest private prison management firm in the U.S., CoreCivic, formerly the Corrections Corporation of America.
In general, it is very common for people with diabetes to receive extremely inadequate care in jail or prison. Across the nation, many people have died in custody because they were denied access to insulin, blood sugar monitoring, or appropriate low blood sugar treatment. Those who do not die from inadequate care usually face a higher risk of serious complications such as vision impairment, amputations, heart attack, and stroke.
The ADA has joined this lawsuit in furtherance of its mission, to support all people who are affected by diabetes.
This page will be updated with case documents and other important information as it becomes available. For the ADA’s press release regarding the lawsuit, visit the Newsroom.
Amended Complaint (PDF)
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