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Case Name M.H. v. Monreal CJ-IL-0003
Docket / Court 1:12-cv-08523 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Criminal Justice (Other)
Case Summary
On October 23, 2012, a teenager detained awaiting a parole revocation hearing filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiff, represented by public interest counsel, asked the court for a declaration that the policies of the ... read more >
On October 23, 2012, a teenager detained awaiting a parole revocation hearing filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiff, represented by public interest counsel, asked the court for a declaration that the policies of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board regarding parole revocation hearings were unconstitutional. They also requested that the Court enjoin the defendant from subjecting juveniles awaiting a parole revocation hearing to these policies. The plaintiff alleged that the Illinois Prisoner Review Board was violating his process rights by depriving him of counsel, not providing a timely hearing, and not allowing him to present evidence at his parole revocation hearing.

Class certification was sought in the complaint, and granted on May 8, 2014.

On July 25, 2014, an amended complaint was filed to include the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice as a defendant.

The parties agreed on a settlement. On August 28, 2014, a consent decree was filed. The decree provided the terms that the Illinois Prisoner Review Board must follow during the parole revocation process, including providing counsel, procedures for presentation of evidence at the hearings, and the time frame for the hearing to take place. The decree states that the parties will agree to a third party monitor who will monitor the Illinois Prisoner Review Board's compliance with the decree for 18 months.

Steve Vnuk - 10/02/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Content of Injunction
Monitor/Master
Monitoring
Defendant-type
Corrections
Jurisdiction-wide
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Commitment procedure
Juveniles
Parole grant/revocation
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) Illionis Department of Juvenile Justice
Illionis Prisoner Review Board
State of Illinois
Plaintiff Description Juveniles who are on parole in the state of Illinois.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2014 - 2016
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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Links Philadelphia Forfeiture
http://ij.org/case/philadelphia-forfeiture/
By: Institute for Justice (Institute for Justice)
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Docket(s)
1:12-cv-8523 (N.D. Ill.) 09/09/2014
CJ-IL-0003-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Class Action Complaint 10/23/2012
CJ-IL-0003-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
First Amended Class Action Complaint 07/25/2014
CJ-IL-0003-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree 08/28/2014 (N.D. Ill.)
CJ-IL-0003-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Der-Yeghiayan, Samuel (N.D. Ill.)
CJ-IL-0003-9000
Wood, Andrea Robin (N.D. Ill.)
CJ-IL-0003-0002 | CJ-IL-0003-0003 | CJ-IL-0003-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Bedi, Sheila A. (Mississippi)
CJ-IL-0003-0001 | CJ-IL-0003-0002 | CJ-IL-0003-9000
Bowman, Locke E. III (Illinois)
CJ-IL-0003-0001
Mills, Alan S. (Illinois)
CJ-IL-0003-0002 | CJ-IL-0003-0003 | CJ-IL-0003-9000
Van Brunt, Alexa A. (Illinois)
CJ-IL-0003-0001 | CJ-IL-0003-0003 | CJ-IL-0003-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Beltran, Deborah Morgan (Illinois)
CJ-IL-0003-0002 | CJ-IL-0003-0003 | CJ-IL-0003-9000
Dierkes, Michael T. (Illinois)
CJ-IL-0003-0002 | CJ-IL-0003-0003 | CJ-IL-0003-9000
Ioppolo, Thomas A. (Illinois)
CJ-IL-0003-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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