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Case Name Robertson v. Holland PC-DC-0016
Docket / Court 9502-78 ( State Court )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Case Summary
In 1978, inmates sentenced under the laws of the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against the District of Columbia Department of Corrections in the District of Columbia Superior Court. The plaintiffs alleged that their constitutional rights had been violated when they had been summarily and ... read more >
In 1978, inmates sentenced under the laws of the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against the District of Columbia Department of Corrections in the District of Columbia Superior Court. The plaintiffs alleged that their constitutional rights had been violated when they had been summarily and involuntarily transferred to institutions and facilities of the Federal Bureau of Prisons without a hearing.

On September 20, 1982, the parties entered into a settlement agreement. We have no further information on the proceedings in this case.

Kristen Sagar - 09/03/2006


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Classification / placement
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action None on record
Defendant(s) DC DOC
Plaintiff Description inmates sentenced under the laws of the District of Columbia
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Unknown
Class action status granted Unknown
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Order Duration 1982 - n/a
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Unknown
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Civil Rights Injunctions Over Time: A Case Study of Jail and Prison Court Orders
N.Y.U. Law Review
By: Margo Schlanger (Washington University)
Citation: 81 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 550 (2006)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  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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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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