The American Civil Liberties Union is a party to a Petition for Writ of Mandate filed on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda. The plaintiffs claim California “warehouses” mentally ill criminal defendants in jails without treatment for months, often in defiance of judicial orders. Pamela Ahlin, Director of the California Department of State Hospitals, is named as a defendant.
The Petition for Writ of Mandate filed in Stiavetti v. Ahlin, RG15779731, is available here – stiavetti_v_ahlin_acsuperior
The Courthouse News website story about the case can be read here.
Access to petition from DomainWeb
The Superior Court of California, County of Alameda, provides the public with online access to civil case records (documents and information) through DomainWeb. The access to many of the records are now behind a pay wall on the court’s website but Public Reports (Filings) Search provides links to all non-confidential cases filed on any given day — by location and case type. This search page allows you to view the initial case creation petition (filing) for free for the first 5 days from the date of the filing. DomainWeb allows for downloading of the document to your computer.