TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jan 5, 2017

A new lawsuit filed on Christmas Eve alleges that 10 plaintiffs were held at the Shelby County Jail for an “extended and unlawful” amount of time before their bonds were set, the Commercial Appeal reports. The class action suit claims the county’s handling of a major computer system transition was “an abject failure” and the cause of the delays. The suit is the second one filed relating to problems at the jail. The criminal justice reform group Just City filed the first suit in November.