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Case Name Crutchfield v. Wright JC-MD-0003
Docket / Court 88-2308 ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
In 1988, plaintiff filed a section 1983 suit pro se against the Warden of Montgomery County Detention Center. In her complaint, plaintiff alleged that defendant housed plaintiff in an administrative segregation unit because she tested positive for H.I.V. Plaintiff sought declaratory judgment that ... read more >
In 1988, plaintiff filed a section 1983 suit pro se against the Warden of Montgomery County Detention Center. In her complaint, plaintiff alleged that defendant housed plaintiff in an administrative segregation unit because she tested positive for H.I.V. Plaintiff sought declaratory judgment that defendant's policies are unconstitutional and permanent injunctive relief prohibiting defendants from segregating plaintiff based on her medical condition.

After the District Court in Maryland (Judge Frederick Motz) consolidated plaintiff's case with two similar cases, the Detention Center addressed plaintiff's concerns and revised its policy regarding housing of inmates with H.I.V. As a result of this new policy, the parties agreed that further proceedings were unnecessary, and the court entered a consent decree in 1990. The docket for this case is essentially empty.

Lauren Cutson - 05/19/2005


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Administrative segregation
Medical/Mental Health
HIV/AIDS
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Montgomery County
Plaintiff Description Inmate housed in an administrative segregation unit in the Montgomery Comity Detention Center because she has been tested positive for HIV virus
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1988 - 1990
Case Closing Year 1990
Case Ongoing No
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)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ]

Docket(s)
1:88-cv-02308-JFM (D. Md.) 07/20/1990
JC-MD-0003-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 08/03/1988
JC-MD-0003-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Decree and Order 07/20/1990 (D. Md.)
JC-MD-0003-0002 PDF | Detail
Judges Motz, J. Frederick (D. Md.)
JC-MD-0003-0002 | JC-MD-0003-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Goering, Susan (Maryland)
JC-MD-0003-0002
Sorrell, Clyde H. (Maryland)
JC-MD-0003-0002
Teelucksingh, Anthony V. (Maryland)
JC-MD-0003-0002
Defendant's Lawyers Berk, Linda D. (Maryland)
JC-MD-0003-0002
Henry, Karen L. Federman (Maryland)
JC-MD-0003-0002
Other Lawyers None on record

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