Settlement Reached in Fluvanna Correctional Inmate Medical Care Lawsuit

Inmates at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women and the Virginia Department of Corrections have reached a settlement on a class action lawsuit concerning medical care provided at the prison.
News Story (Virginia)

Charlottesville Newsplex (VA)
September 16, 2015

Tags: Prisoners Rights

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Justice Center (Virginia)


The plaintiffs stated that inadequate medical care at FCCW violated the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.

The lawsuit asked the U.S. District Court in Charlottesville to order VDOC to provide adequate care.

It asked for the court to enter specific requirements to ensure that proper care was consistently provided to all of the female prisoners, and it did not ask for monetary damages.