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Case Name Shango v. Jurich PC-IL-0007
Docket / Court 74-3598 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Case Summary
An inmate at the Stateville Correction Center in Joliet, Illinois filed a pro se lawsuit in 1981 under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiff sought injunctive relief from disciplinary proceedings that allegedly violated his due process ... read more >
An inmate at the Stateville Correction Center in Joliet, Illinois filed a pro se lawsuit in 1981 under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiff sought injunctive relief from disciplinary proceedings that allegedly violated his due process rights and from the overall conditions of his imprisonment. Specifically, the plaintiff complained of being transferred to Menard Correction Center without due process and of having his personal belongings confiscated during the transfer. The District Court (Judge Milton Shadur) granted the injunction on July 13, 1981. Shango v. Jurich, 521 F.Supp. 1196 (N.D. Ill. 1981).

The defendants appealed and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Judge Jesse E. Eschbach) reversed and remanded. Shango v. Jurich, 681 F.2d 1091 (7th Cir. 1982).

After remand, the District Court held that the only issue on which the plaintiff might be entitled to relief was the allegation of due process violations in disciplinary treatment. The District Court found the defendants liable but ruled that further investigation was necessary before appropriate relief could be determined. Shango v. Jurich, 608 F.Supp. 931 (N.D. Ill. 1985).

In 1988, the District Court heard four consolidated and two previously unconsolidated cases against prison officials, including this case. The District Court (Judge Ann Williams) awarded $1 in nominal damages on the plaintiff's due process claim, holding that the same disciplinary action would have resulted had the plaintiff's due process rights not been violated. Shango v. Jurich, 1988 WL 76996 (N.D.Ill. July 18, 1988).

The plaintiff appealed and the Court of Appeals (Judge Harlington Wood, Jr.) affirmed the District Court. Shango v. Jurich, 965 F.2d 289 (7th Cir. 1992).

This case's docket is unavailable on PACER, and our information ends with this latest opinion, June 2, 1992.

David Terry - 03/22/2006


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Disciplinary procedures
Loss or damage to property
Totality of conditions
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) Stateville Correction Center
Plaintiff Description Inmates at the Stateville Correctional Center challenging the conditions and practices at Stateville which allegedly deprived the plaintiffs of their constitutional right of access to the courts
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 Litigation
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration 1981 - n/a
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing No
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)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Memorandum Opinion and Order 07/13/1981 (521 F.Supp. 1196) (N.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0007-0004 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Opinion 08/10/1982 (681 F.2d 1091)
PC-IL-0007-0002 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Memorandum Opinion and Order 04/10/1985 (608 F.Supp. 931) (N.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0007-0003 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Memorandum Opinion and Order 07/18/1988 (1988 WL 76996 / 1988 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 7597) (N.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0007-0005 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Memorandum Opinion and Order 06/27/1989 (1989 WL 75446 / 1989 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 7708) (N.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0007-0006 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Opinion 06/02/1992 (965 F.2d 289)
PC-IL-0007-0001 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judges Bonsal, Dudley Baldwin (S.D.N.Y., FISC)
PC-IL-0007-0002
Coffey, John Louis (Seventh Circuit)
PC-IL-0007-0001
Cummings, Walter Joseph (Seventh Circuit)
PC-IL-0007-0002
Easterbrook, Frank Hoover (Seventh Circuit)
PC-IL-0007-0001
Eschbach, Jesse Ernest (N.D. Ind., Seventh Circuit)
PC-IL-0007-0002
Shadur, Milton Irving (N.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0007-0003 | PC-IL-0007-0004
Williams, Ann Claire (N.D. Ill., Seventh Circuit)
PC-IL-0007-0005 | PC-IL-0007-0006
Wood, Harlington Jr. (Seventh Circuit, S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0007-0001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Casson, George J. Jr. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0007-0001 | PC-IL-0007-0002 | PC-IL-0007-0003 | PC-IL-0007-0004
Merritt, Frank S. (Ohio)
PC-IL-0007-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Breslauer, Alison (Illinois)
PC-IL-0007-0003
Carbonara, Richard M. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0007-0001
Connor, Robert (Illinois)
PC-IL-0007-0004
Frazier, William D. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0007-0001
Goldberg, Jerome F. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0007-0001
Konieczny, Karen (Illinois)
PC-IL-0007-0002
LaSusa, Lawrence R. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0007-0001
McGrew, Theresa M. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0007-0004
Mullen, Michael T. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0007-0003
Rhodes, Susan Frederick (Illinois)
PC-IL-0007-0001
Scarano, Elizabeth M. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0007-0001
Yipp, Victor (Illinois)
PC-IL-0007-0004
Other Lawyers None on record

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