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Case Name Mohler v. Prince George's County JC-MD-0006
Docket / Court 83-573 ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
In 1983, plaintiff filed a complaint in the United States District Court in Maryland against Prince George's County and directors and employees of the county jail. Under this section 1983 action, plaintiff sought compensatory and punitive damages and declaratory judgment, alleging the jail staff's ... read more >
In 1983, plaintiff filed a complaint in the United States District Court in Maryland against Prince George's County and directors and employees of the county jail. Under this section 1983 action, plaintiff sought compensatory and punitive damages and declaratory judgment, alleging the jail staff's negligence and policies regarding sexual violence resulted in his sexual assault by other inmates during the time while he awaited trial. The complaint also alleged that over-crowding, lack of proper classification, and inadequate supervision of inmates contributed to the ""reign of terror"" that resulted in repeated sexual assaults. Two private attorneys and an attorney for the National Prison Project of the ACLU represented plaintiff. There is no docket available for this case on PACER, and the only document on file is the complaint, so we have no information on the result of this litigation.

Lauren Cutson - 05/19/2005


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Crowding
Crowding / caseload
General
Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students
Classification / placement
Personal injury
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Prince George's County Detention Center
Plaintiff Description Prisoner awaiting trial at the Prince George's County Detention Center who was sexually assaulted and raped
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Unknown
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Unknown
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration 1983 - n/a
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)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ]

Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Amended Complaint 03/07/1983
JC-MD-0006-0001 PDF | Detail
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Junkin, Timothy D. (District of Columbia)
JC-MD-0006-0001
Koren, Edward I. (District of Columbia)
JC-MD-0006-0001
Myers, Matthew L. (District of Columbia)
JC-MD-0006-0001
Ney, Steven (Maryland)
JC-MD-0006-0001
Salant, Steven (District of Columbia)
JC-MD-0006-0001
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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