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Case Name Wayne County Jail Inmates v. Wayne County Sheriff JC-MI-0005
Docket / Court 173-217 ( State Court )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Special Collection Court-ordered receiverships
COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)
Attorney Organization Legal Services/Legal Aid
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Due Process: Substantive Due Process
Equal Protection
Excessive bail/fines
Freedom of speech/association
Content of Injunction
Monitor/Master
Preliminary relief denied
Receivership
Crowding
Crowding / caseload
Pre-PLRA Population Cap
Defendant-type
Corrections
General
Assault/abuse by staff
Bathing and hygiene
Conditions of confinement
Confidentiality
Disciplinary procedures
Disciplinary segregation
Excessive force
Failure to supervise
Fines/Fees/Bail/Bond
Fire safety
Food service / nutrition / hydration
Law library access
Mail
Over/Unlawful Detention
Personal injury
Protective custody
Recreation / Exercise
Restraints : physical
Sanitation / living conditions
Solitary confinement/Supermax (conditions or process)
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Strip search policy
Suicide prevention
Totality of conditions
Medical/Mental Health
COVID-19 Mitigation Granted
COVID-19 Mitigation Requested
COVID-19 Release Denied
COVID-19 Release Requested
Medical care, general
Mental health care, general
Self-injurious behaviors
Suicide prevention
Untreated pain
Wound care
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
State law
Defendant(s) Wayne County Jail
Plaintiff Description Detainees in the Wayne County Jail on behalf of a class of all past, present, and future detainees.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Legal Services/Legal Aid
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1972 - n/a
Filed 01/01/1971
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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  "We Live 24/7 in Hell": Detroit's Wayne County Jail, 1968-76
https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/dcc-project/
Date: Jul. 1, 2020
By: Dominic Coschino (University of Michigan Student)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Jail Strip-Search Cases: Patterns and Participants
http://law.duke.edu/journals/lcp
Date: Spring 2008
By: Margo Schlanger (Washington University in St. Louis Faculty)
Citation: 71 Law & Contemp. Problems 65 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Wayne County Jail Inmates v. Wayne County Sheriff: The Anatomy of a Lawsuit
Date: Mar. 1, 1991
By: Marvin Zalman (Wayne State University Faculty)
Citation: 71 Prison J. 4 (1991)
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Docket(s)
09-000978-AW (State Trial Court)
JC-MI-0005-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/09/2020
Source: State Court Website
General Documents
Complaint
JC-MI-0005-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/01/1971
Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Opinion and Order (216 N.W.2d 910)
JC-MI-0005-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 04/16/1974
Source: Google Scholar
Opinion (Michigan Court of Appeals) (444 N.W.2d 549)
JC-MI-0005-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/26/1989
Consolidated Consent Order and Settlement Agreement
JC-MI-0005-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/20/2018
Source: State Court Website
Wayne County Jail Inspection Report by Fred Rottnek, MD, MAHCM
JC-MI-0005-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/16/2020
Source: State Court Website
Stipulated Temporary Amendment to the Consent Order
JC-MI-0005-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/18/2020
Source: State Court Website
Plaintiffs' Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction
JC-MI-0005-0013.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/28/2020
Source: State Court Website
Exhibits 1, 3 through 20 to Plaintiffs' Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction
JC-MI-0005-0015.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/28/2020
Source: State Court Website
Exhibit 2 to Plaintiffs' Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction
JC-MI-0005-0019.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/28/2020
Source: State Court Website
Brief in Support of Defendants' Motion to Strike the Report of Fred Rottnek, M.D., or, in the Alternative, to Redact
JC-MI-0005-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/04/2020
Source: State Court Website
Defendants' Response to Plaintiffs' Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order [and Exhibits in Support]
JC-MI-0005-0014.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/05/2020
Source: State Court Website
Plaintiffs' Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Strike the Report of Fred Rottnek, M.D., MAHCM
JC-MI-0005-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/08/2020
Source: State Court Website
Plaintiffs' Reply in Support of Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction
JC-MI-0005-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/11/2020
Source: State Court Website
Opinion and Order
JC-MI-0005-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/16/2020
Source: State Court Website
Opinion and Order
JC-MI-0005-0018.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/19/2020
Source: State Court Website
Plaintiffs-Appellants' Emergency Bypass Application for Leave to File Interlocutory Appeal
JC-MI-0005-0012.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/06/2020
Source: State Court Website
Part 1/2 (Appendices A through G) of Appendix to Plaintiffs-Appellants' Emergency Bypass Application for Leave to File Interlocutory Appeal
JC-MI-0005-0016.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/06/2020
Source: State Court Website
Part 2/2 (Appendices H through M) of Appendix to Plaintiffs-Appellants' Emergency Bypass Application for Leave to File Interlocutory Appeal
JC-MI-0005-0017.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/06/2020
Source: State Court Website
Amicus Curiae Brief of ACLU of Michigan, Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, Neighborhood Defender Service of Detroit, State Appellate Defender Office, and American Friends Service Committee's Michigan Criminal Justice Program
JC-MI-0005-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/13/2020
Source: State Court Website
Order (947 N.W.2d 431)
JC-MI-0005-0020.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 08/28/2020
Source: Westlaw
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Judges Cavanagh, Megan K Court not on record [Magistrate] show/hide docs
JC-MI-0005-0020
Cynar, Walter P. (State Appellate Court) show/hide docs
JC-MI-0005-0001
Kavanaugh, Thomas G. (State Supreme Court) show/hide docs
JC-MI-0005-0002
Kenny, Timothy M. (State Appellate Court) show/hide docs
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McCormack, Bridget Court not on record show/hide docs
JC-MI-0005-0020
Plaintiff's Lawyers Anderson, Khary J. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Animashaun, Akeeb Dami (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Bush, Neal (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Carter, Ashley (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Choly, Deborah A. (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Cockrel, Kenneth V. (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Ferguson, Desiree M. (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Goodman, William Harry (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Harvey, Thomas B (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Houseman, Alan W. (Michigan) show/hide docs
JC-MI-0005-0003
James, Dennis D. (Michigan) show/hide docs
JC-MI-0005-0003
Karakatsanis, Alec (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Keith, Erin (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Kellman, Joel D. (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Kriger, Allison (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Meyer, Thomas (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Moran, Christopher N. (Maryland) show/hide docs
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Nemeth, Miriam R. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Ravitz, Justin C. (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Reed, Robert L. (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Saad, Martin L. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Stickgold, Mark (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Wilson, Emily J. (Maryland) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Applin, Amy S. (Michigan) show/hide docs
JC-MI-0005-0004
Bruetsch, Thomas (Michigan) show/hide docs
JC-MI-0005-0004
Chapman, Ronald W. (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Elhasan, Zenna F. (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Hammoud, Souriana (Sue) T. (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Heath, James W. (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Johnson, Felicia O. (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Lanesky, Jonathan C. (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Melton, David (Michigan) show/hide docs
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O'Neill, Paul T. (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Robinson, Kristina L. (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Zausmer, Mark J. (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Other Lawyers Akhtar, Jamil (Michigan) show/hide docs
JC-MI-0005-9000
Korobkin, Daniel S. (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Schlanger, Margo J. (Michigan) show/hide docs
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