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Case Name Re: Yolo County Jail JC-CA-0017
Docket / Court NA ( E.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of California issued a consent decree on August 4, 1987, concerning overcrowding conditions at the jail in Yolo County, California. The consent decree provided that in order to maintain the inmate population cap, and notwithstanding ... read more >
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of California issued a consent decree on August 4, 1987, concerning overcrowding conditions at the jail in Yolo County, California. The consent decree provided that in order to maintain the inmate population cap, and notwithstanding California state law, the sheriff was authorized to extend the California Penal Code section 4024.2 work program to incarcerated inmates. Qualifying inmates were eligible to have one day of their sentence deducted for each day of work performed provided they stay in the jail at night while participating in the work program.

All the information on the case that we have gathered is from an opinion in the related case People v. McOwens (JC-CA-0012) (regarding the eligibility of inmates with probationary sentences to receive work-time credit). See People v. McOwens, 270 Cal.Rptr. 756 (Cal. Ct. App. 1990). Unfortunately, the opinion in that case quotes but does not cite the decree in the present case. Therefore, we do not know either the name or docket number of this case.

Tom Madison - 03/14/2006


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Crowding
Crowding / caseload
Pre-PLRA Population Cap
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action Habeas Corpus, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2241-2253; 2254; 2255
42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) Yolo County
Plaintiff Description Yolo County Jail inmates
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Unknown
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1987 - n/a
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Unknown
Case Listing JC-CA-0012 : People v. McOwens (State Court)
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)
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General Documents
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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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