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Case Name Shoatz v. Wetzel PC-PA-0039
Docket / Court 2:13-cv-00657-CRE ( W.D. Pa. )
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Special Collection Solitary confinement
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Defendant-type
Corrections
General
Administrative segregation
Conditions of confinement
Disciplinary segregation
Solitary confinement/Supermax (conditions or process)
Medical/Mental Health
Mental health care, general
Untreated pain
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description A Pennsylvania state prisoner who alleges that his 22 years in solitary confinement violated his 8th and 14th Amendment rights.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted Moot
Prevailing Party Mixed
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2016
Case Ongoing No
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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)
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Docket(s)
2:13-cv-00657-CRE (W.D. Pa.) 07/25/2016
PC-PA-0039-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 05/08/2013
PC-PA-0039-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion and Order 01/27/2014 (2014 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 9386) (W.D. Pa.)
PC-PA-0039-0005.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
First Amended Complaint 11/21/2014
PC-PA-0039-0006.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion and Order 02/12/2016 (2016 WL 595337 / 2016 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 17515) (W.D. Pa.)
PC-PA-0039-0004.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Justice Department Closes Investigation After Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Takes Significant Steps to Reform its Use of Solitary Confinement 04/14/2016
PC-PA-0039-0001.pdf | Detail
Closing Letter Re: Investigation of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections' Use of Solitary Confinement on Prisoners with Serious Mental Illness and/or Intellectual Disabilities 04/14/2016
PC-PA-0039-0002.pdf | Detail
Stipulation of Voluntary Dismissal 07/25/2016 (W.D. Pa.)
PC-PA-0039-0007.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Eddy, Cynthia Reed Court not on record [Magistrate]
PC-PA-0039-0004 | PC-PA-0039-0005 | PC-PA-0039-0007 | PC-PA-0039-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Burt, Stefanie Lepore (Pennsylvania)
PC-PA-0039-0006 | PC-PA-0039-0007 | PC-PA-0039-9000
Engel, Harold (Maryland)
PC-PA-0039-9000
Etter, Richard L (Pennsylvania)
PC-PA-0039-0003 | PC-PA-0039-0006 | PC-PA-0039-0007 | PC-PA-0039-9000
Grote, Bret D. (Pennsylvania)
PC-PA-0039-0007 | PC-PA-0039-9000
Gupta, Vanita (District of Columbia)
PC-PA-0039-0002
Hickton, David J. (Pennsylvania)
PC-PA-0039-0002
Kovalik, Daniel (Pennsylvania)
PC-PA-0039-0003 | PC-PA-0039-0006 | PC-PA-0039-9000
McDaniel, Dustin (Pennsylvania)
PC-PA-0039-0003 | PC-PA-0039-0006 | PC-PA-0039-0007 | PC-PA-0039-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Bradley, Scott A. (Pennsylvania)
PC-PA-0039-0007 | PC-PA-0039-9000
Friedline, Mary Lynch (Pennsylvania)
PC-PA-0039-0007 | PC-PA-0039-9000
Warshafsky, Yana L. (Pennsylvania)
PC-PA-0039-0007 | PC-PA-0039-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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