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Case Name Ishii v. Chang JI-HI-0001
Docket / Court 75-0238 ( D. Haw. )
State/Territory Hawaii
Case Type(s) Juvenile Institution
Case Summary
In approximately 1975, inmates at Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii against the Facility on behalf of present and future juveniles at the facility. The plaintiffs, represented by Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, ... read more >
In approximately 1975, inmates at Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii against the Facility on behalf of present and future juveniles at the facility. The plaintiffs, represented by Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, alleged unconstitutional denial of their access to counsel and due process in the courts.

On September 18, 1975, the parties entered into a Settlement Agreement, stating that the juveniles had a right to legal counsel and outlining procedures to guarantee that access. They included the times of day when inmates could consult with their attorneys through meetings and unmonitored phone calls, and the permission for paralegals to confer with inmates on behalf of the inmate's attorneys. We have only the settlement agreement and therefore have no further information on this case.

Laura Uberti - 05/18/2006


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Hawaii Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description present and future juvenile inmates at the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1975 - n/a
Case Closing Year 1975
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Agreement of Settlement 09/18/1975
JI-HI-0001-0001 PDF | Detail
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Lau, Wesley K.C. (Hawaii)
JI-HI-0001-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Campbell, John Jr. (Hawaii)
JI-HI-0001-0001
Other Lawyers None on record

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