Conrad Wilson of Oregon Public Broadcasting
The federal ruling, possibly the first of its kind nationally, opens the door to a potentially massive liability that could cost Oregon millions of dollars to resolve.
Tony Klein was hired by Legacy Health in 2018, amid a criminal investigation into sexual assault at Oregon’s only women’s prison.
A federal magistrate judge has ruled that the failure of Two Rivers Correctional Institution to enforce its own staff mask policy is unconstitutional, amounting to "deliberate indifference" toward a substantial risk for the people imprisoned there.
Tony Daniel Klein worked at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility until 2018, before he resigned and went to work at Legacy Health
For women in prison to be believed, they are not only required to prove their allegations true, they also have to overcome their criminal histories.
Judge Nan Waller ordered the state to pay $2,500 per day, per person as long as two people wait in jail for admission to the hospital.
So far, the agency has approved exemptions for nearly 16% of its workforce, which corrections officials said were largely for religions reasons.
A federal judge gave Oregon State Hospital until Dec. 3 to speed up admissions and increase capacity for patients languishing in jail while awaiting beds.