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Case Name Tinetti v. Wittke JC-WI-0006
Docket / Court 79-C-447 ( E.D. Wis. )
State/Territory Wisconsin
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Special Collection Strip Search Cases
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
General
Strip search policy
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Racine County
Plaintiff Description Plaintiff, a female, was pulled over for speeding. Since she was not a resident of Wisconsin and could not post a $40 cash bond, she was taken to Racine County Jail where she was strip-searched without probable cause of contraband.
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 1979 - n/a
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies After Decision: Implementation of Judicial Decrees in Correctional Settings
Written: Oct. 01, 1977
By: M. Kay Harris & Dudley P. Spiller (Temple University)
Citation: (1977)
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  Jail Strip-Search Cases: Patterns and Participants
http://law.duke.edu/journals/lcp
By: Margo Schlanger (Washington University in St. Louis)
Citation: 71 Law & Contemp. Problems 65 (2008)
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Docket(s)
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General Documents
Memorandum and Order 10/31/1979 (479 F.Supp. 486) (E.D. Wis.)
JC-WI-0006-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Per Curiam Opinion 04/24/1980 (620 F.2d 161)
JC-WI-0006-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Judges Castle, Latham (Seventh Circuit)
JC-WI-0006-0002
Sprecher, Robert Arthur (Seventh Circuit)
JC-WI-0006-0002
Swygert, Luther Merritt (N.D. Ind., Seventh Circuit)
JC-WI-0006-0002
Warren, Robert Willis (E.D. Wis., FISCR)
JC-WI-0006-0001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Dall'osto, Raymond M. (Wisconsin)
JC-WI-0006-0002
Rose, Terry W. (Wisconsin)
JC-WI-0006-0001 | JC-WI-0006-0002
Defendant's Lawyers Kjeldgaard, Richard H. (Wisconsin)
JC-WI-0006-0001 | JC-WI-0006-0002
Other Lawyers None on record

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