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Inmates Represented by Wiggins Childs Attorneys Granted Class Certification in Nashville, Tennessee Federal District Court

On October 3, 2018, the District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee Nashville Division issued an order granting Plaintiffs’ Motion for Class Certification. Plaintiffs assert that Defendants Tennessee Department of Corrections, Parker (as Commissioner), and CoreCivic, have deprived, and continue to deprive Plaintiffs of access to basic diabetes care at Trousdale Turner Correctional Facility. Plaintiffs moved the Court to certify a class of all persons with insulin-dependent diabetes who are, have been, or may become housed at Trousdale. Plaintiffs’ class action sought declaratory and injunctive relief. The Court certified the class as follows:

All inmates with Type I and insulin-dependent Type II diabetes who are or may become housed at Trousdale Turner Correctional Facility and who require access to blood sugar checks and insulin administration in coordination with regular mealtimes.

The Court appointed the named Plaintiffs, Dodson and Vick, as class representatives. Jon C. Goldfarb and L. William Smith are lead counsel representing the certified class. 

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