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Case Name In re Priest JC-CA-0090
Docket / Court Crim. No. 22427 ( State Court )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Special Collection California Jail Population Caps
Case Summary
At some point in 1983 or before, some prisoners at the Lake County Jail filed habeas corpus petitions in the Lake County Superior Court challenging their conditions of confinement; these petitions were consolidated into one case, and in 1983, Craig Haney, a professor of psychology at the University ... read more >
At some point in 1983 or before, some prisoners at the Lake County Jail filed habeas corpus petitions in the Lake County Superior Court challenging their conditions of confinement; these petitions were consolidated into one case, and in 1983, Craig Haney, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, was appointed to evaluate conditions at the jail.

As of the time of this writing, we have no further information on this case.

Christopher Schad - 08/13/2012


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Defendant-type
Corrections
General
Conditions of confinement
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) County of Lake
Plaintiff Description prisoners at the Lake County Jail
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Unknown
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Unknown
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Unknown
Additional Resources
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Case Studies After Decision: Implementation of Judicial Decrees in Correctional Settings
Written: Oct. 01, 1977
By: M. Kay Harris & Dudley P. Spiller (Temple University)
Citation: (1977)
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General Documents
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Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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