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Case Name Piggott v. DuBois PC-MA-0020
Docket / Court 92-3777 ( State Court )
State/Territory Massachusetts
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
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This was a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Department of Corrections in the Suffolk Superior Court. On May 18, 1993, the court entered an order involving earned good time credit for inmates participating in counseling programs. We have no further information in this case.

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Good time
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Causes of Action
Defendant(s) Massachusetts Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description inmates under the custody of the Massachussettes department of corrections who were participating in counseling programs
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 Litigation
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration 1993 - n/a
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Unknown
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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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Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
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