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Case Name Galloway v. Delgado JI-TX-0004
Docket / Court 1:07-cv-00276-LY ( W.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Juvenile Institution
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Case Summary
On April 10, 2007, attorneys with the Texas Civil Rights Project filed this class action lawsuit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court Western District of Texas. The plaintiffs challenged the treatment of juveniles in the custody of the Texas Youth Commission (TYC). The ... read more >
On April 10, 2007, attorneys with the Texas Civil Rights Project filed this class action lawsuit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court Western District of Texas. The plaintiffs challenged the treatment of juveniles in the custody of the Texas Youth Commission (TYC). The plaintiffs alleged that the TYC routinely and daily violated the constitutional rights of children incarcerated in TYC facilities and "relegated their youthful lives to a living hell." The plaintiffs asserted claims for: denial of due process; lack of access to courts; forced self incrimination; failure to protect; excessive force; sexual assault; failure to provide medical treatment; retaliation for exercising right to free speech; violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. § 12111 et seq. and Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701. The plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as class certification. The complaint was amended on May 5, 2007, to name additional plaintiffs.

On November 19, 2007, A.B., one of the individually named plaintiffs, moved for a preliminary injunction to prevent the TYC from requiring him to confess to his alleged crime as a condition of completion of its sex offender treatment program and release from custody. A.B., who maintained his innocence of an attempted rape charge, asserted that the program violated his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, as the appeal in his criminal case was still pending.

On April 11, 2008, the parties reached a settlement agreement through mediation. According to the Texas Civil Rights Project, TYC agreed to pay $625,000 and to make extensive changes to facilities and policies outlined in a nine page document.

Dan Dalton - 11/27/2007
Erin Pamukcu - 02/20/2016


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Male
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Aggressive behavior
Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students
Assault/abuse by staff
Classification / placement
Confidentiality
Disciplinary procedures
Grievance Procedures
Mail
Over/Unlawful Detention
Rehabilitation
Sex offender regulation
Sex w/ staff; sexual harassment by staff
Sexual abuse by residents/inmates
Strip search policy
Suicide prevention
Totality of conditions
Visiting
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action State law
Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) Texas Youth Commission
Plaintiff Description All individuals currently, or who were recently, in the custody of the Texas Youth Commission (TYC).
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Moot
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2010
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
1:07-cv-00276-LY (W.D. Tex.) 12/30/2010
JI-TX-0004-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 04/13/2007
JI-TX-0004-0001 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiff Brockway's Motion for Preliminary Injunction 11/19/2007
JI-TX-0004-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order 02/05/2008 (W.D. Tex.)
JI-TX-0004-0004 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiff's Third Amended Complaint 02/20/2008
JI-TX-0004-0005 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Notice of Settlement, and Joint Motion of All Plaintiffs and Defendant Texas Youth Commission to Remove Pending Deadline, Extend the Stay, and Schedule Status Conference 04/11/2008
JI-TX-0004-0006 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Final Judgment 11/04/2008 (W.D. Tex.)
JI-TX-0004-0007 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Allowing Withdrawal of Funds from the Registry of the Court 01/26/2009 (W.D. Tex.)
JI-TX-0004-0008 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Yeakel, Earl Leroy III (W.D. Tex.)
JI-TX-0004-0004 | JI-TX-0004-0007 | JI-TX-0004-0008 | JI-TX-0004-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Courtney, Geoffrey N. (Texas)
JI-TX-0004-0002 | JI-TX-0004-0006 | JI-TX-0004-9000
Edwards, Jeffrey S. (Texas)
JI-TX-0004-0006 | JI-TX-0004-9000
Harrington, James C (Texas)
JI-TX-0004-0001 | JI-TX-0004-0006 | JI-TX-0004-9000
Krause, Wayne Nicholas (Texas)
JI-TX-0004-0001 | JI-TX-0004-0006 | JI-TX-0004-9000
Medlock, Scott Charles (Texas)
JI-TX-0004-0001 | JI-TX-0004-0006 | JI-TX-0004-9000
Ozmun, Scott (Texas)
JI-TX-0004-0006 | JI-TX-0004-9000
Tolliver, Sheri Joy Nasya (Texas)
JI-TX-0004-0001 | JI-TX-0004-0006 | JI-TX-0004-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Alexander, Richard W. (Texas)
JI-TX-0004-9000
Brown, Jay W. (Texas)
JI-TX-0004-9000
Cabaniss, Boyce C. (Texas)
JI-TX-0004-9000
Cole, Jodi Callaway (Texas)
JI-TX-0004-9000
Erwin, Lori K (Texas)
JI-TX-0004-9000
Fons, Lynette Kay (Texas)
JI-TX-0004-9000
Hagen, Lars (Texas)
JI-TX-0004-9000
Huntsinger, Randall (Texas)
JI-TX-0004-9000
Kilday, G. Douglas (Texas)
JI-TX-0004-0006 | JI-TX-0004-9000
Lee, Kevin F (Texas)
JI-TX-0004-9000
Merica, Jo Ann (Texas)
JI-TX-0004-9000
Saegert, Joshua D (Texas)
JI-TX-0004-9000
Welborn, Amy Catherine (Texas)
JI-TX-0004-9000
Yeomans, Richard D. (Texas)
JI-TX-0004-0006 | JI-TX-0004-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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