Paraplegic inmate wins ADA charge
Cook County Jail officials violated a paraplegic detainee’s rights when they denied him access to toilets and showers designed to accommodate people in wheelchairs, a federal judge ruled this week.In a written opinion, U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly held officials’ failure to provide proper accommodations for Donnell Flora ran afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act.Both …
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