FMC Devens COVID-19 Class Action

The ACLU of Massachusetts and Fick & Marx LLP have filed a class action lawsuit in federal court in Boston, which named three plaintiffs but was brought on behalf of all individuals currently incarcerated at FMC Devens. The name of the case is Grinis v. Spaulding: you can find our filings & updates in the case on the ACLU website.

We are asking the Court to order the Bureau of Prisons to release enough people that the individuals who remain are able to remain at least six feet apart at all times, including while eating, sleeping and receiving medication, and are able to follow the hygienic recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control.

We do not yet know whether the Judge will agree with us, and if he does, what process he will use to sufficiently decrease the population at FMC Devens. At the moment, we are gathering information about class members to help inform our discussions with the Court & the government.

You can use this form to submit information.

Please keep in mind that while we are working to help everyone in the class of prisoners at FMC Devens, our communications do not constitute an agreement to form an individual attorney-client relationship with you or your loved one at FMC Devens, nor is it an agreement to work for their individual release.

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