J.J. v. Ohio Department of Youth Services, Case No. 2:07-cv-170 (S.D. Ohio)

This class action civil rights case challenges the policies and practices of the Ohio Department of Youth Services Release Authority as arbitrary and unreasonable, and lacking in adequate due process protections.  J.J. was transferred on 12/23/08 to the docket of Judge Algenon Marbley.  Extensive negotiations for revamping the Release Authority have been underway since May and should be incorporated into the remedy in S.H. v. Stickrath.