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Case Name Hagan v. Rogers PC-NJ-0021
Docket / Court 2:06-cv-05033 ( D.N.J. )
State/Territory New Jersey
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Case Summary
On October 20, 2006, state prisoners at New Jersey's Adult Diagnostic & Treatment Center ("ADTC") filed this §1983 suit against officials associated with ADTC in the District Court for New Jersey, alleging violations of their 8th and 14th amendment rights. Specifically, plaintiffs alleged that ... read more >
On October 20, 2006, state prisoners at New Jersey's Adult Diagnostic & Treatment Center ("ADTC") filed this §1983 suit against officials associated with ADTC in the District Court for New Jersey, alleging violations of their 8th and 14th amendment rights. Specifically, plaintiffs alleged that officials associated with the facility violated their constitutional rights by failing to contain and treat a serious and contagious skin condition. Plaintiffs sought compensatory and injunctive relief, and moved to certify a class of all similarly situated persons.

On January 25, 2007, the Court (Judge Stanley R. Chesler) dismissed thirteen of the prisoners sua sponte, with leave to file amended individual complaints, after concluding he was not authorized to join their matters together. The Court also denied class certification.

On June 19, 2009, the 3rd Circuit reversed the categorical denial of joinder, vacated the denial of class certification for failure to adequately justify the denial, and remanded to the lower court for further proceedings. As of February 14, 2016, the docket listed no further proceedings.

Timothy Shoffner - 04/30/2013


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Defendant-type
Corrections
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Bathing and hygiene
Conditions of confinement
Sanitation / living conditions
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Medical care, unspecified
Skin Infections
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
State law
Defendant(s) State of New Jersey
Plaintiff Description 14 inmates at the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center, a New Jersey correctional facility for sex offenders.
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
None
Case Closing Year 2009
Case Ongoing Perhaps, but long-dormant
Additional Resources
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  Cruel Confinement: Abuse, Discrimination and Death Within Alabama's Prisons
Date: Jun. 4, 2014
(Southern Poverty Law Center )
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Civil Rights Injunctions Over Time: A Case Study of Jail and Prison Court Orders
N.Y.U. Law Review
Date: May 2006
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
Date: Jan. 1, 1998
By: Malcolm M. Feeley & Edward Rubin (UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law & Vanderbilt School of Law Faculty)
Citation: (1998)
[ Detail ]

Docket(s)
2:06−cv−05033 (D.N.J.)
PC-NJ-0021-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/19/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Civil Rights Complaint [ECF# 1]
PC-NJ-0021-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/20/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion [ECF# 18] (D.N.J.)
PC-NJ-0021-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/24/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 19] (D.N.J.)
PC-NJ-0021-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/25/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Letter from 3rd Circuit Court [Ct. of App. ECF# 34]
PC-NJ-0021-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/15/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [staying proceeding pending Pl's appeal] [ECF# 35] (D.N.J.)
PC-NJ-0021-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/04/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion of the Court [3d Circuit] (570 F.3d 146)
PC-NJ-0021-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 06/19/2009
Source: U.S. Court of Appeals website
Judgment [3d Circuit order] [Ct. of App. ECF# 41]
PC-NJ-0021-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/19/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Cecchi, Claire Claudia (D.N.J.) [Magistrate]
PC-NJ-0021-9000
Chesler, Stanley R. (D.N.J.)
PC-NJ-0021-0002 | PC-NJ-0021-0003 | PC-NJ-0021-0005 | PC-NJ-0021-9000
Jordan, Kent A. (D. Del., Third Circuit)
PC-NJ-0021-0001 | PC-NJ-0021-0007
Rendell, Marjorie O. (E.D. Pa., Third Circuit)
PC-NJ-0021-0001 | PC-NJ-0021-0007
Roth, Jane Richards (D. Del., Third Circuit)
PC-NJ-0021-0001 | PC-NJ-0021-0007
Plaintiff's Lawyers McHugh, Joel (Pennsylvania)
PC-NJ-0021-0001
Winkelman, Nancy (Pennsylvania)
PC-NJ-0021-0001
Other Lawyers Etzweiler, Larry R. (New Jersey)
PC-NJ-0021-0001
Massey, Keith S. Jr. (New Jersey)
PC-NJ-0021-0001

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