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Case Name Stone v. Boone PC-MA-0013
Docket / Court 73-1083 ( D. Mass. )
State/Territory Massachusetts
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Case Summary
In October 1974, prisoners at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution in Walpole, Massachusetts, filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Massachusetts Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The prisoners alleged that their ... read more >
In October 1974, prisoners at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution in Walpole, Massachusetts, filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Massachusetts Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The prisoners alleged that their constitutional rights had been violated by a lack of books in the law library at the prison. We have no further information on the proceedings in this case.

Kristen Sagar - 03/31/2006


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
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Law library access
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) Massachusetts Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description prisoners at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution in Walpole, Massachusetts
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Unknown
Class action status granted Unknown
Prevailing Party Unknown
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Unknown
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
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)
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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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Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
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