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Case Name Coleman v. Brown PC-CA-0002
Docket / Court 2:90-cv-00520-LKK-JFM ( E.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Attorney Organization Prison Law Office
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Male
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Content of Injunction
Monitor/Master
Crowding
Crowding / caseload
Post-PLRA Population Cap
Defendant-type
Corrections
Jurisdiction-wide
General
Administrative segregation
Classification / placement
Informed consent/involuntary medication
Restraints : physical
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Suicide prevention
Medical/Mental Health
Medication, administration of
Mental health care, general
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701
42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
California Department of Mental Health
State of California
Plaintiff Description All inmates with serious mental disorders who were or would be confined within the California Department of Corrections.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Prison Law Office
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 Litigation
Form of Settlement
Order Duration 1995 - n/a
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing PC-CA-0018 : Plata v. Brown (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0059 : Hecker v. CDCR (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0033 : Perez v. Tilton (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0057 : Plata v. Brown / Coleman v. Brown Three-Judge Court (N.D. Cal.)
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Case Studies Plata v. Brown and Realignment: Jails, Prisons, Courts, and Politics
By: Margo Schlanger (University of Michigan Law School)
Citation: 48 Harv. C.R./C.L. L. Rev. 165 (2013)
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  Civil Rights Injunctions Over Time: A Case Study of Jail and Prison Court Orders
By: Margo Schlanger (University of Michigan)
Citation: 81 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 550 (2006)
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  Cruel and unusual punishment of the mentally ill in California's prisons: a case study of a class action suit
By: Donald Specter (Prison Law Office)
Citation: Social Justice (Fall 1994).
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  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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Links Brown v. Plata: The Oyez Project
http://www.oyez.org/
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Docket(s)
2:90-CV-520 USDC (E.D. Cal.) 04/05/2013
PC-CA-0002-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Findings and Recommendation 06/06/1994 (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0002-0035 PDF | Detail
Document Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Order 09/13/1995 (912 F.Supp. 1282) (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0002-0038 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Order 07/12/1996 (933 F.Supp. 954) (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0002-0039 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Memorandum 11/14/1996 (101 F.3d 705)
PC-CA-0002-0042 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Order 12/24/1996 (103 F.3d 828)
PC-CA-0002-0040 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Mental Health Services Division Program Guides: May 1997 05/01/1997
PC-CA-0002-0051 PDF | Detail
Document Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Ruling on Petition for Writ of Certiorari 05/19/1997 (520 U.S. 1230)
PC-CA-0002-0054 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Westlaw
January 2006 - Mental Health Services Delivery System Program Guide [Glossary] 02/03/2006
PC-CA-0002-0006 PDF | Detail
Order Regarding Defendants' Revised Program Guide 03/03/2006
PC-CA-0002-0005 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order 01/03/2007 (2007 WL 30577) (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0002-0050 PDF | WESTLAW | Detail
Order 01/12/2007 (2007 WL 809690 / 2007 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 24414) (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0002-0049 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Order 01/26/2007 (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0002-0002 PDF | Detail
Order 05/23/2007 (2007 WL 1521567 / 2007 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 40586) (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0002-0048 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Opinion 06/01/2007 (2007 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 40004) (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0002-0055 PDF | LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: LexisNexis
Order 06/28/2007 (2007 WL 1865536) (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0002-0047 PDF | WESTLAW | Detail
Order 07/23/2007 (2007 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 56043) (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0002-0008 PDF | LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order 08/27/2007 (2007 WL 2461997) (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0002-0046 PDF | WESTLAW | Detail
Findings and Recommendations 09/11/2007 (2007 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 67036) (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0002-0056 PDF | LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: LexisNexis
Order 09/19/2007 (2007 WL 2765757) (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0002-0045 PDF | WESTLAW | Detail
Order 10/03/2007 (2007 WL 2904257) (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0002-0044 PDF | WESTLAW | Detail
Order 10/05/2007 (2007 WL 2935840 / 2007 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 74740) (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0002-0043 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Order 10/06/2008 (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0002-0022 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order to Show Cause 01/15/2009 (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0002-0025 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order to Show Cause 01/15/2009 (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0002-0028 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Defendants’ Response to Order to Show Cause Re: Mental Health Crisis Beds at California Institute for Men 02/06/2009
PC-CA-0002-0029 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Mental Health Services Delivery System Program Guide, 2009 Revision 05/21/2009
PC-CA-0002-0012 PDF | Detail
Document Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Twenty-Fourth round monitoring report of the Special Master on the Defendants' compliance with Provisionally Approved Plans, Policies, and Protocols 07/02/2012
PC-CA-0002-0036 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order 04/05/2013 (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0002-0037 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Response of the United States of America to Defendants' Motion in Limine No.4: To Exclude the Statement of Interest 11/12/2013
PC-CA-0002-0041 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
DEFENDANTS’ PLANS AND POLICIES ADDRESSING SECTIONS 2(b) AND 2(e) OF THE APRIL 10, 2014 ORDER REQUEST FOR DISCHARGE OF OCTOBER 10, 2002 ORDER REQUEST FOR MODIFICATION OF SECTION 2(e) OF APRIL 10, 2014 ORDER 08/29/2014
PC-CA-0002-0052 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order 08/29/2014 (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0002-0053 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Farris, Joseph Jerome (Ninth Circuit)
PC-CA-0002-0040
Ferguson, Warren John (C.D. Cal., Ninth Circuit)
PC-CA-0002-0042
Fletcher, Betty Binns (Ninth Circuit)
PC-CA-0002-0040 | PC-CA-0002-0042
Henderson, Thelton Eugene (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0002-0002 | PC-CA-0002-0025 | PC-CA-0002-0028
Karlton, Lawrence K. (E.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0002-0002 | PC-CA-0002-0005 | PC-CA-0002-0008 | PC-CA-0002-0022 | PC-CA-0002-0025 | PC-CA-0002-0028 | PC-CA-0002-0037 | PC-CA-0002-0038 | PC-CA-0002-0039 | PC-CA-0002-0043 | PC-CA-0002-0044 | PC-CA-0002-0045 | PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-0047 | PC-CA-0002-0048 | PC-CA-0002-0050 | PC-CA-0002-0053 | PC-CA-0002-0055 | PC-CA-0002-9000
King, Carolyn Dineen (Fifth Circuit)
PC-CA-0002-0042
Moulds, John F. (E.D. Cal.) [Magistrate]
PC-CA-0002-0035 | PC-CA-0002-0049 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Reinhardt, Stephen Roy (Ninth Circuit)
PC-CA-0002-0045
Tashima, Atsushi Wallace (C.D. Cal., Ninth Circuit)
PC-CA-0002-0040
White, Jeffrey Steven (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0002-0002 | PC-CA-0002-0025 | PC-CA-0002-0028
Wilken, Claudia Ann (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0002-0025 | PC-CA-0002-0028
Monitors/Masters Dodd, Martin H. (California)
PC-CA-0002-0043 | PC-CA-0002-0044 | PC-CA-0002-0045 | PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Hagar, John H. Jr. (California)
PC-CA-0002-0002 | PC-CA-0002-0050 | PC-CA-0002-0055 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Keating, Joseph Michael (Florida)
PC-CA-0002-0047 | PC-CA-0002-0050 | PC-CA-0002-0055 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Lopes, Matthew (Rhode Island)
PC-CA-0002-0036 | PC-CA-0002-0050 | PC-CA-0002-0055 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Anderson, Sara W. (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Austin, Roy L. (District of Columbia)
PC-CA-0002-0041
Bien, Michael W. (California)
PC-CA-0002-0038 | PC-CA-0002-0039 | PC-CA-0002-0040 | PC-CA-0002-0043 | PC-CA-0002-0044 | PC-CA-0002-0045 | PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-0047 | PC-CA-0002-0048 | PC-CA-0002-0049 | PC-CA-0002-0050 | PC-CA-0002-0055 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Blumberg, Jeffrey (District of Columbia)
PC-CA-0002-0041
Bornstein, Jeffrey L (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Center, Claudia B. (California)
PC-CA-0002-0043 | PC-CA-0002-0044 | PC-CA-0002-0045 | PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-0047 | PC-CA-0002-0048 | PC-CA-0002-0049 | PC-CA-0002-0050 | PC-CA-0002-0055 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Coon, Laura (District of Columbia)
PC-CA-0002-0041
Craig, Amelia A. (California)
PC-CA-0002-0038 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Creighton, Susan Abouchar (California)
PC-CA-0002-0040
Ells, Lisa Adrienne (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Evenson, Rebekah B. (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Fama, Steven (California)
PC-CA-0002-0002
Galvan, Ernest (California)
PC-CA-0002-0044 | PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000
George, Warren E. Jr. (California)
PC-CA-0002-0002 | PC-CA-0002-0038 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Goff, Richard L. (California)
PC-CA-0002-0038 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Grunfeld, Gay Crosthwait (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Hanson, Shawn A. (California)
PC-CA-0002-0002
Hardy, Alison (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Heather, Fred D (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Kahn, Jane E. (California)
PC-CA-0002-0043 | PC-CA-0002-0044 | PC-CA-0002-0045 | PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-0050 | PC-CA-0002-0055 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Karliner, Adela B. (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Kilb, Linda D. (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Leverett, Ingrid S. (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Loughrey, Raymond E (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Mitchell, Caroline N. (California)
PC-CA-0002-0002
Morris, Maria V. (Alabama)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Myrthil, Marlysha (District of Columbia)
PC-CA-0002-0041
Nolan, Thomas Bengt (California)
PC-CA-0002-0043 | PC-CA-0002-0044 | PC-CA-0002-0045 | PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-0047 | PC-CA-0002-0048 | PC-CA-0002-0049 | PC-CA-0002-0050 | PC-CA-0002-0055 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Norman, Sara Linda (California)
PC-CA-0002-0002
Rifkin, Lori Ellen (California)
PC-CA-0002-0043 | PC-CA-0002-0044 | PC-CA-0002-0045 | PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-0050 | PC-CA-0002-0055 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Samuels, Jocelyn (District of Columbia)
PC-CA-0002-0041
Sangster, Edward P (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Smiddie, Kyle (District of Columbia)
PC-CA-0002-0041
Smith, Jonathan Mark (District of Columbia)
PC-CA-0002-0041
Specter, Donald H. (California)
PC-CA-0002-0002 | PC-CA-0002-0039 | PC-CA-0002-0043 | PC-CA-0002-0044 | PC-CA-0002-0045 | PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-0047 | PC-CA-0002-0048 | PC-CA-0002-0049 | PC-CA-0002-0050 | PC-CA-0002-0055 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Walczak, Kenneth M. (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Whelan, Amy (California)
PC-CA-0002-0043 | PC-CA-0002-0044 | PC-CA-0002-0045 | PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-0055 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Wolinsky, Sidney M. (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Antonen, Charles (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Barlow, Kimberly Hall (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Brown, Edmund G. Jr. (California)
PC-CA-0002-0029
Capizzi, Michael R (California)
PC-CA-0002-0043 | PC-CA-0002-0044 | PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Castro, Ismael A. (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Cavanagh, Joan W. (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Chaney, David S. (California)
PC-CA-0002-0029
Chenen, Arthur M (California)
PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000
East, Rochelle C. (California)
PC-CA-0002-0006 | PC-CA-0002-0043 | PC-CA-0002-0044 | PC-CA-0002-0045 | PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Grunder, Frances T. (California)
PC-CA-0002-0006
Hansen, Ann M. (California)
PC-CA-0002-0038
Hanson, Catherine I. (California)
PC-CA-0002-0038
Holzmann, Rochelle Corinne (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Hughes, William Charles (California)
PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Humes, James M. (California)
PC-CA-0002-0006
Igra, Mischa D (California)
PC-CA-0002-0043 | PC-CA-0002-0044 | PC-CA-0002-0045 | PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-0055 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Jacob, Renju Palanilkumuryil (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Kamberian, Van (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Kaufhold, Steve Shea (California)
PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Kossick, Daniel Joseph (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Lewis, Kyle Anthony (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Lockyer, Bill (California)
PC-CA-0002-0006
Lundgren, Daniel E. (California)
PC-CA-0002-0040
Mayer, Karl S. (California)
PC-CA-0002-0038 | PC-CA-0002-9000
McKinney, Patrick R. (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Mello, Paul Brian (California)
PC-CA-0002-0002 | PC-CA-0002-0043 | PC-CA-0002-0044 | PC-CA-0002-0045 | PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-0055 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Mitchell, William E (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Neill, Jennifer Anne (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Neri, Miguel Angel (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
O'Bannon, Danielle Felice (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Schmidt, Dean M. (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Slavin, Bruce Michael (California)
PC-CA-0002-0039 | PC-CA-0002-0040 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Stegeman, Chad Allen (California)
PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Thorn, Elise (California)
PC-CA-0002-0052
Tigno, Fiel D (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Tillman, Lisa Anne (California)
PC-CA-0002-0006 | PC-CA-0002-0029 | PC-CA-0002-0043 | PC-CA-0002-0044 | PC-CA-0002-0045 | PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-0047 | PC-CA-0002-0048 | PC-CA-0002-0049 | PC-CA-0002-0050 | PC-CA-0002-0055 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Tsai, Ivy M (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Wang, Theresa (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Ward, Philip S. (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Weck, Jennifer (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Willett, David E. (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Wolff, Jonathan L. (California)
PC-CA-0002-0002 | PC-CA-0002-0002 | PC-CA-0002-0029 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Zimmerman, Rick C. (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Other Lawyers Adam, Gregg Mclean (California)
PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-0055 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Albertine, Christine (California)
PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-0055 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Alexander, Kimberly (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Baker, Andrew H. (California)
PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-0055 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Brennan, Edmund F. (California)
PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Dato, Robert M. (California)
PC-CA-0002-0055 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Davenport, Kimberly S. (California)
PC-CA-0002-0047 | PC-CA-0002-0048 | PC-CA-0002-0049 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Fuentes, Theresa J (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Green, Geri L. (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Hemesath, Paul Andrew (California)
PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-0055 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Kahn, Andrew J. (California)
PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-0055 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Keck, Anne L (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Leonard, Natalie (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Paternoster, Rocco Robert (California)
PC-CA-0002-0055 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Pierson, Cassie M (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Stoughton, Jennifer Spencer (California)
PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Sybesma, Benjamin C. (California)
PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-0055 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000
Wilcox, Linda (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Woodward, Carol L. (California)
PC-CA-0002-9000
Yank, Ronald (California)
PC-CA-0002-0046 | PC-CA-0002-0055 | PC-CA-0002-0056 | PC-CA-0002-9000

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