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Case Name Lewis v. Freeman PC-DC-0017
Docket / Court 82-1066 ( D.D.C. )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Case Summary
Sometime before April 19, 1982, an inmate at the Lorton Reformatory in Lorton, Virginia filed a pro se lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the District of Columbia Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The court (Judge Harold H. Greene) approved a ... read more >
Sometime before April 19, 1982, an inmate at the Lorton Reformatory in Lorton, Virginia filed a pro se lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the District of Columbia Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The court (Judge Harold H. Greene) approved a consent decree in the case.

On April 24, 1998, the plaintiff asked the district court to modify the consent decree, and on February 18, 1999, the court (Judge Stanley Sporkin) denied the request. We have no further information on the proceedings in this case.

Kristen Sagar - 09/06/2006


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Defendant-type
Corrections
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) Lorton Reformatory
Plaintiff Description An inmate at the Lorton Reformatory in Virginia
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 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)
[ Detail ]

Docket(s)
82-1066 (D.D.C.) 06/11/2004
PC-DC-0017-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
No documents currently in the collection
Judges Greene, Harold H. (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0017-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers Brookins-Hudson, Charlotte (District of Columbia)
PC-DC-0017-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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