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Case Name Prison Legal News v. Clarke PC-MA-0034
Docket / Court 1:08-cv-10677-RGS ( D. Mass. )
State/Territory Massachusetts
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Male
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Freedom of speech/association
General
Law library access
Library (non-law) access
Mail
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Massachusetts Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description Prison Legal News
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 Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Order Duration 2009 - n/a
Case Closing Year 2009
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)
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Links Cruel Confinement: Abuse, Discrimination and Death Within Alabama's Prisons
Written: Jun. 04, 2014
(Southern Poverty Law Center )
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Prison Legal News Homepage
Prison Legal News
By: Prison Legal News
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
1:08-cv-10677-RGS (D. Mass.)
PC-MA-0034-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/29/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint
PC-MA-0034-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/23/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement
PC-MA-0034-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/12/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Friedman, Howard (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0034-0001 | PC-MA-0034-9000
Milton, David (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0034-0001 | PC-MA-0034-0002 | PC-MA-0034-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Anahory, Kevin A. (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0034-0002 | PC-MA-0034-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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