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Case Name Hicks v. Hetzel PC-AL-0032
Docket / Court 2:09-cv-00155 ( M.D. Ala. )
State/Territory Alabama
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Attorney Organization Southern Center for Human Rights
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
Crowding
Crowding / caseload
General
Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students
Personal injury
Recreation / Exercise
Rehabilitation
Sanitation / living conditions
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Alabama Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description 4 men incarcerated at William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility filing on behalf of themselves and similarly situated individuals
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Southern Center for Human Rights
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Unknown
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
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 2012
Case Ongoing No
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)
2:09-cv-00155-WKW-WC (M.D. Ala.) 03/30/2012
PC-AL-0032-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Class Action Complaint 02/26/2009
PC-AL-0032-0001.pdf | External Link | Detail
Press Release 02/26/2009
PC-AL-0032-0002.pdf | External Link | Detail
Order 04/08/2009 (M.D. Ala.)
PC-AL-0032-0006.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order 06/19/2009 (M.D. Ala.)
PC-AL-0032-0005.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order 07/08/2009 (M.D. Ala.)
PC-AL-0032-0007.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Protective Order 07/08/2009 (M.D. Ala.)
PC-AL-0032-0008.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order 04/13/2010 (M.D. Ala.)
PC-AL-0032-0009.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order 09/16/2010 (M.D. Ala.)
PC-AL-0032-0010.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order 04/20/2011 (M.D. Ala.)
PC-AL-0032-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order 03/30/2012 (M.D. Ala.)
PC-AL-0032-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Capel, Wallace Jr. (M.D. Ala.) [Magistrate]
PC-AL-0032-9000
Watkins, William Keith (M.D. Ala.)
PC-AL-0032-0003 | PC-AL-0032-0004 | PC-AL-0032-0005 | PC-AL-0032-0006 | PC-AL-0032-0007 | PC-AL-0032-0009 | PC-AL-0032-0010 | PC-AL-0032-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Geraghty, Sarah E. (Georgia)
PC-AL-0032-0001 | PC-AL-0032-0002 | PC-AL-0032-9000
Kung, Lisa L. (Georgia)
PC-AL-0032-0001 | PC-AL-0032-9000
McKinney, Rebekah Keith (Alabama)
PC-AL-0032-9000
Velez, Melanie (Georgia)
PC-AL-0032-0001 | PC-AL-0032-0002 | PC-AL-0032-9000
Watson, Herman Jr. (Alabama)
PC-AL-0032-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Boyd, David R. (Alabama)
PC-AL-0032-9000
Calligas, Louis Michael (Alabama)
PC-AL-0032-9000
Harmon, Bart Gregory (Alabama)
PC-AL-0032-9000
Hill, Anne A. (Alabama)
PC-AL-0032-9000
Smith, John Garland (Alabama)
PC-AL-0032-9000
Thomas, Kim Tobias (Alabama)
PC-AL-0032-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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