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Are Inmates Entitled to Access Under the ADA?

Recently, two inmates in the Cook County Jail in Illinois filed separate federal lawsuits alleging the jail has not provided appropriate disabled access. Does the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protect the rights of inmates? Yes. In fact, the Supreme Court specifically ruled on June 15, 1998 that the ADA covers inmates in state prisons and local jails.

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