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Case Name Dillard v. Nevada Department of Prisons PC-NV-0002
Docket / Court 89-94 ( D. Nev. )
State/Territory Nevada
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Case Summary
In 1989, female inmates housed within the Nevada Department of Prisons filed a Section 1983 class action suit in the District of Nevada, against officials of the Nevada Department of Prisons. Plaintiffs complained of inadequate vocational programs and maintenance at Nevada Department of Prisons ... read more >
In 1989, female inmates housed within the Nevada Department of Prisons filed a Section 1983 class action suit in the District of Nevada, against officials of the Nevada Department of Prisons. Plaintiffs complained of inadequate vocational programs and maintenance at Nevada Department of Prisons institutions. Plaintiffs were represented by apparently private counsel.

In February 1993, the parties submitted a stipulated settlement agreement that required defendants to encourage the entities and individuals responsible for vocational programs to place vocational programs within the NDOP facilities. Additionally, defendants agreed to maintain the physical plant where members of the class are housed within constitutional parameters.

The docket for this case is not available on PACER, and therefore our information ends with the stipulated dismissal with prejudice, dated February 4, 1993.

Eoghan Keenan - 06/10/2005


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
General
Education
Totality of conditions
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Nevada Women's Correctional Center
Plaintiff Description female inmates housed within the Nevada Department of Prisons
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
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 1993 - n/a
Case Closing Year 1993
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)
CV-N-89-94-ECR (D. Nev.) 10/25/1994
PC-NV-0002-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Memorandum Decision and Order 10/11/1991 (776 F.Supp. 521) (D. Nev.)
PC-NV-0002-0003 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Stipulated Settlement Agreement 02/03/1993
PC-NV-0002-0001 PDF | Detail
Stipulated Dismissal with Prejudice 02/10/1993
PC-NV-0002-0002 PDF | Detail
Judges Reed, Edward Cornelius Jr. (D. Nev.)
PC-NV-0002-0003
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Finley, Barbara K. (Nevada)
PC-NV-0002-0002 | PC-NV-0002-0003 | PC-NV-0002-9000
Goldyn, Joni (Nevada)
PC-NV-0002-0001 | PC-NV-0002-9000
Keyser-Cooper, Terri (Nevada)
PC-NV-0002-0001 | PC-NV-0002-0002 | PC-NV-0002-9000
Noneman, Kathleen F. (Nevada)
PC-NV-0002-0001 | PC-NV-0002-0002 | PC-NV-0002-0003
Defendant's Lawyers Cardinalli, Marc P. (Nevada)
PC-NV-0002-0001 | PC-NV-0002-0002 | PC-NV-0002-9000
Del Papa, Frankie Sue (Nevada)
PC-NV-0002-0002 | PC-NV-0002-0003
Howard, J. Marty (California)
PC-NV-0002-0002
Other Lawyers None on record

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