ACLU pushes OC Sheriff Don Barnes to release 500 medically vulnerable jail inmates

The civil rights group filed a federal class-action suit Thursday against Barnes as the number of infected inmates in the jail system grew to 117. Daniel Parker, an assistant professor at UC Irvine’s Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, warned in a declaration for the lawsuit that the number of COVID-19 cases in Orange County’s jails could quadruple by next week.