"Civil Death" of Elinor Frerichs

On September 12, 2014, Judge Sandra Bean stripped Elinor Frerichs (then 92) of her right to have contact with family, friends, clergy, human rights advocates, or friendly visitors.   With the stroke of a pen, Judge Bean took away rights that most Americans take for granted. 

In 2018, Elinor resides at Lakeside Park, a locked dementia facility in Oakland.  Elinor’s conservator denies Elinor contact with the outside world.  Elinor’s estate pays Lakeside Park, conservator Scott Phipps, and a cadre of attorneys who sought the court order authorizing imprisonment and isolation.