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Case Name Almodovar v. Snyder PC-IL-0024
Docket / Court 99 MR 404 ( State Court )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Attorney Organization Uptown People's Law Center
Case Summary
In 1999, attorneys with the Uptown People's Law Center in Chicago filed a class action lawsuit in the Circuit Court for Sangamon County, Illinois, challenging the administrative detention procedures at the Tamms Correctional Center. After the suit was filed, the Illinois Department of Corrections ... read more >
In 1999, attorneys with the Uptown People's Law Center in Chicago filed a class action lawsuit in the Circuit Court for Sangamon County, Illinois, challenging the administrative detention procedures at the Tamms Correctional Center. After the suit was filed, the Illinois Department of Corrections issued a new administrative directive, "Renunciation of Affiliation with Security Threat Groups" ("the Renunciation policy"), which provided that unless an inmate agreed that he would no longer affiliate with a gang, and provided the Department with all information he has regarding the structure and activities of the gang, he would not be permitted to leave Tamms. Plaintiffs amended their complaint to challenge the Renunciation Policy, which plaintiffs alleged violated procedural and substantive due process and the prohibition against ex post facto laws and self incrimination as guaranteed by the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions. Plaintiffs further alleged that the policy violated the Illinois Administrative Procedures Act, 5 ILCS 100/5-5 ("The APA") and the Unified Code of Corrections ("the Code"), 730 ILCS 5-1-1-1.

Our information on this case is limited to the amended complaint.

Dan Dalton - 03/10/2008


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
General
Administrative segregation
Disciplinary segregation
Grievance Procedures
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action State law
42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Illinois Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description All inmates who are currently or may in the future be (a) confined to Tamms Correctional Center, (b) in Administrative Detention status, and (c) have been in such status for at least one year.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Uptown People's Law Center
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Unknown
Prevailing Party Unknown
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Civil Rights Injunctions Over Time: A Case Study of Jail and Prison Court Orders
N.Y.U. Law Review
By: Margo Schlanger (Washington University)
Citation: 81 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 550 (2006)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  Judicial Policy Making and the Modern State: How the Courts Reformed America's Prisons
By: Malcolm M. Feeley & Edward Rubin (UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law & Vanderbilt School of Law Faculty)
Citation: (1998)
[ Detail ]

Docket(s)
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General Documents
Amended Complaint for Declaratory Judgment and Injunction 03/21/2000
PC-IL-0024-0001.pdf | Detail
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Mills, Alan S. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0024-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Stauffer, Randall C. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0024-0001
Other Lawyers None on record

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