University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
new search
page permalink
Case Name Gonzales v. Moreno JC-NE-0001
Docket / Court 88-29 ( D. Neb. )
State/Territory Nebraska
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
In 1987 and 1988, the district court for the District of Nebraska (Judge David L. Piester) consolidated several section 1983 claims against Scotts Bluff County Jail in Gering, Nebraska. The issues presented to the court included conditions of the showers, group recreation, exercise equipment, the ... read more >
In 1987 and 1988, the district court for the District of Nebraska (Judge David L. Piester) consolidated several section 1983 claims against Scotts Bluff County Jail in Gering, Nebraska. The issues presented to the court included conditions of the showers, group recreation, exercise equipment, the ventilation system at the jail, and monitoring inmates' telephone calls.

The Court (Judge David L. Piester) concluded that plaintiffs failed to meet their burden of proof concerning monitoring of telephone calls, shower conditions, and ventilation, and dismissed those actions. However, the Court (Judge David L. Piester) granted plaintiffs relief with respect to group recreation and exercise equipment. Gonzales v. Moreno, 1989 WL 230918 (D. Neb. 1989). The docket for this case is not available on PACER, and therefore our information ends with the last reported decision in 1989.

Lauren Cutson - 05/26/2005


compress summary

- click to show/hide ALL -
Issues and Causes of Action
click to show/hide detail
Issues
General
Phone
Recreation / Exercise
Sanitation / living conditions
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Scotts Bluff County Jail
Plaintiff Description Detainees at the Scotts Bluff County Jail in Gering, Nebraska during the fall of 1987 and the spring of 1988
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted Unknown
Prevailing Party Mixed
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration 1989 - n/a
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
click to show/hide detail
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
Memorandum Opinion 11/01/1989 (1989 WL 230918 / 1989 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 17244) (D. Neb.)
JC-NE-0001-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Judges Piester, David L. (D. Neb.) [Magistrate]
JC-NE-0001-0001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Shiffermiller, Joh Ann (Minnesota)
JC-NE-0001-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Hancock, James R. (Nebraska)
JC-NE-0001-0001
Other Lawyers None on record

- click to show/hide ALL -

new search
page permalink

- top of page -