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Magistrate’s Recommendations Accepted in Texas Mental Health Case

On May 19, 2009, A U.S. Magistrate Judge filed his recommendations in a complaint brought by Miroslava Rodriguez-Grava (Rodriguez) and Iaias Vasquez Cisneros De Jesus (De Jesus) for their treatment while they were detained at the South Texas Detention Complex (STDC). Rodriguez and De Jesus each suffer from serious mental illness, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, respectively, and while detained at STDC the company charged with their upkeep failed to provide prescribed medications, access to medical services and treatment, and adequate and regular psychiatric treatment.

The plaintiffs alleged their civil rights were violated under the American Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The magistrate’s recommendations to the district court concluded that defendant GEO Group’s motion to dismiss should be granted in part and denied in part, while defendant South Texas Detention Complex Local Development Corporation’s motion for summary judgment should be granted. On June 12, 2009, a district Judge accepted the magistrate’s recommendations pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1).

See: Rodriguez v. GEO Group, et al., U.S.D.C., W.D.-Tx., San Antonio, #SA-07-CA-717-0G.

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