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Case Name Allen v. Henderson JC-AZ-0004
Docket / Court Docket No. Not Available ( State Court )
State/Territory Arizona
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
In approximately 1984, a child incarcerated at a jail of the Navajo Nation in Window Rock, Arizona, filed a lawsuit against the Division of Public Safety of the Navajo Tribe. In a Consent Decree filed in the District Court of the Navajo Nation in Window Rock, Arizona, dated January 28, 1985, the ... read more >
In approximately 1984, a child incarcerated at a jail of the Navajo Nation in Window Rock, Arizona, filed a lawsuit against the Division of Public Safety of the Navajo Tribe. In a Consent Decree filed in the District Court of the Navajo Nation in Window Rock, Arizona, dated January 28, 1985, the court enjoined the Tribe from incarcerating juveniles under age 18 in jails where adults were housed. The Decree further required the defendants to submit a plan for a juvenile detention facility to the court within thirty days of the decree, and to refrain from committing children to nearby jails which did not conform to recognized standards for proper juvenile treatment.

We have only the Consent Decree for this case, so we have no further information.

Laura Uberti - 06/11/2006


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Male
General
Classification / placement
Juveniles
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Jails of the Navajo Nation
Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety
Plaintiff Description A juvenile under the age of eighteen confined in a jail of the Navajo Nation which houses adult prisoners
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 1985 - 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)
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Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Consent Decree 01/28/1985
JC-AZ-0004-0001 PDF | Detail
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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