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News Posted on March 17, 2017

Professor White Comments on Yuba County Jail Conditions for Capital & Main

Carter "Cappy" White, supervising attorney of the UC Davis School of Law's Civil Rights Clinic, is quoted in a Capital & Main article on conditions at the Yuba County Jail as part of an article on  the potential use of California jails to detain immigrants being held as a result of the Trump administration’s increased immigration enforcement.

Professor White commented on the poor treatment afforded inmates at the Yuba County Jail, which is the basis of a class action suit filed by inmates. Professor White and the UC Davis School of Law Civil Rights Clinic have been involved in representing jail detainees in an effort to enforce a consent decree requiring the jail to meet constitutional standards. 

White said that inmates at the jail, including detained immigrants, are “all treated badly.”

“There are serious problems, especially with mental health, but also with medical care. It [the Yuba County jail] is understaffed and staffed with people who are not qualified. That transcends red and orange,” White said.