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Case Name Nunez and United States v. City of New York JC-NY-0055
Docket / Court 1:11-cv-05845-LTS-THK ( S.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Special Collection Solitary confinement
Attorney Organization Legal Services/Legal Aid
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Equal Protection
Content of Injunction
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitor/Master
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Defendant-type
Corrections
General
Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students
Assault/abuse by staff
Conditions of confinement
Disciplinary procedures
Disciplinary segregation
Excessive force
Failure to discipline
Failure to supervise
Failure to train
Grievance Procedures
Incident/accident reporting & investigations
Restraints : chemical
Solitary confinement/Supermax (conditions or process)
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Voting
Medical/Mental Health
Mental health care, unspecified
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Special Case Type
Out-of-court
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1981
42 U.S.C. § 1983
Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 1997 et seq.
Defendant(s) New York City Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description Class of prisoners in New York City jails
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Legal Services/Legal Aid
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
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 2015 - 2018
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing JC-NY-0062 : CRIPA investigation of NYC Department of Correction Jails on Rikers Island (No Court)
JC-NY-0005 : case name not on file (court not recorded)
Additional Resources
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  An Analysis of CRIPA Findings Letters Issued to Jails for Constitutional Violations by the Department of Justice
Date: Apr. 15, 2016
By: Jeff Mellow, Bryce E. Peterson & Mijin Kim (John Jay College of Criminal Justice Faculty)
Citation: Am. J. Crim. Just. (April 2016)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
1:11-cv-05845-LTS-JCF (S.D.N.Y.)
JC-NY-0055-9001.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/10/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 2]
JC-NY-0055-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/18/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint [ECF# 15]
JC-NY-0055-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/24/2012
Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Second Amended Complaint [Jury Trial Demanded] [ECF# 34]
JC-NY-0055-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/30/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stipulation and Order [Granting Class Certification] [ECF# 61] (S.D.N.Y.)
JC-NY-0055-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/07/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [Scope of Discovery] [ECF# 88] (2013 WL 2149869) (S.D.N.Y.)
JC-NY-0055-0005.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 05/17/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
RE: CRIPA Investigation of the New York City Department of Correction Jails on Rikers Island
JC-NY-0055-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/04/2014
Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
United States' Proposed Complaint in Intervention [ECF# 178]
JC-NY-0055-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/11/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
United States' Motion to Intervene Pursuant to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Person Act 42 U.SC. § 1997 [With Supporting Brief Attached] [ECF# 179]
JC-NY-0055-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/11/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
[Letter informing judge of settlement]
JC-NY-0055-0008.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 06/22/2015
Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Consent Judgment [Proposed] [ECF# 209-1]
JC-NY-0055-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/01/2015
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Consent Judgment [Approved] [ECF# 249] (S.D.N.Y.)
JC-NY-0055-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/21/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Francis, James C. IV (S.D.N.Y.)
JC-NY-0055-0004 | JC-NY-0055-0005 | JC-NY-0055-9001
Swain, Laura Taylor (S.D.N.Y.)
JC-NY-0055-0009 | JC-NY-0055-9001
Plaintiff's Lawyers Abady, Jonathan S. (New York)
JC-NY-0055-0001 | JC-NY-0055-0003 | JC-NY-0055-0004 | JC-NY-0055-0010 | JC-NY-0055-9001
Bharara, Preetinder S. (New York)
JC-NY-0055-0006 | JC-NY-0055-0007 | JC-NY-0055-0008 | JC-NY-0055-0011
Bucci, Christina G (New York)
JC-NY-0055-9001
Chasan, Jonathan S. (New York)
JC-NY-0055-0001 | JC-NY-0055-0003 | JC-NY-0055-0004 | JC-NY-0055-0010 | JC-NY-0055-9001
Cleemann, Joseph G (New York)
JC-NY-0055-0001 | JC-NY-0055-0003 | JC-NY-0055-0004 | JC-NY-0055-9001
Conniff, Christopher P (New York)
JC-NY-0055-0001 | JC-NY-0055-0003 | JC-NY-0055-0004 | JC-NY-0055-9001
Coyle, Lisa Marie (New York)
JC-NY-0055-9001
Daughtry, Emily E. (New York)
JC-NY-0055-0006 | JC-NY-0055-0007 | JC-NY-0055-0008 | JC-NY-0055-0011 | JC-NY-0055-9001
Dyer, Susanna G (Massachusetts)
JC-NY-0055-9001
Eshkenazi, Lara K. (New York)
JC-NY-0055-9001
Friedberg, Anna Elizabeth (New York)
JC-NY-0055-9001
Greenberger, Debra L. (New York)
JC-NY-0055-9001
Gupta, Vanita (District of Columbia)
JC-NY-0055-0006 | JC-NY-0055-0007
Holder, Eric H. Jr. (District of Columbia)
JC-NY-0055-0006 | JC-NY-0055-0007
Horowitz, Hayley (New York)
JC-NY-0055-9001
Hsu, Caroline Sandra (New York)
JC-NY-0055-9001
Katznelson, Zachary (Kansas)
JC-NY-0055-9001
Kellogg, Paul Schuyler (New York)
JC-NY-0055-9001
Powell, Jeffrey K. (New York)
JC-NY-0055-0006 | JC-NY-0055-0007 | JC-NY-0055-0008 | JC-NY-0055-0010 | JC-NY-0055-0011 | JC-NY-0055-9001
Raad, Amanda (New York)
JC-NY-0055-0001 | JC-NY-0055-0003 | JC-NY-0055-0004 | JC-NY-0055-9001
Rosenfeld, Katherine (New York)
JC-NY-0055-0001 | JC-NY-0055-0003 | JC-NY-0055-0004 | JC-NY-0055-9001
Salzman, Zoe Antonia (New York)
JC-NY-0055-9001
Samuels, Jocelyn (District of Columbia)
JC-NY-0055-0011
Shapiro, Samuel (New York)
JC-NY-0055-9001
Sussman, William I (New York)
JC-NY-0055-0001 | JC-NY-0055-0003 | JC-NY-0055-0004 | JC-NY-0055-0010 | JC-NY-0055-9001
Talla, Vasudha (New York)
JC-NY-0055-0001 | JC-NY-0055-0003 | JC-NY-0055-0004 | JC-NY-0055-9001
Werlwas, Mary Lynne (New York)
JC-NY-0055-0001 | JC-NY-0055-0003 | JC-NY-0055-0004 | JC-NY-0055-9001
Defendant's Lawyers Carter, Zachary W. (New York)
JC-NY-0055-0010
Joyce, Kimberly (New York)
JC-NY-0055-9001
Koutsoudakis, Andreas (New York)
JC-NY-0055-9001
Kretz, Walter Aoysius Jr. (New York)
JC-NY-0055-9001
Larkin, Arthur G. III (New York)
JC-NY-0055-0004 | JC-NY-0055-9001
Nguyen, Diep (New York)
JC-NY-0055-9001
Peltz, Alexander (New York)
JC-NY-0055-9001
Savino, Kimberly (New York)
JC-NY-0055-0004
Schatz, Julie Pearlman (New York)
JC-NY-0055-9001
Signorelli, Richard (New York)
JC-NY-0055-9001
Wien, Howard (New York)
JC-NY-0055-9001

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