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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)
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 All present and future inmates confined in jails operated by the New York City Department of Corrections, except for the Elmhurst and Bellevue Prison Wards.
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 Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Filing Year 2011
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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  See this case at CourtListener.com (May provide additional documents and, for active cases, real-time alerts)
  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)
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Docket(s)
1:11-cv-05845-LTS-JCF (S.D.N.Y.)
JC-NY-0055-9001.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/21/2018
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]
Fourth Report of the Nunez Independent Monitor [ECF# 305]
JC-NY-0055-0012.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/10/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Special Report of the Nunez Independent Monitor [ECF# 309]
JC-NY-0055-0013.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/05/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Fifth Report of the Nunez Independent Monitor [ECF# 311]
JC-NY-0055-0014.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/18/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Sixth Report of the Nunez Independent Monitor [ECF# 317]
JC-NY-0055-0015.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/17/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Francis, James C. IV (S.D.N.Y.) show/hide docs
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Swain, Laura Taylor (S.D.N.Y.) show/hide docs
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Monitors/Masters Dedel, Kelly (Oregon) show/hide docs
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Martin, Steve J. (Texas) show/hide docs
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Greenberger, Debra L. (New York) show/hide docs
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Gupta, Vanita (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Holder, Eric H. Jr. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Katznelson, Zachary (Kansas) show/hide docs
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Rosenfeld, Katherine (New York) show/hide docs
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Salzman, Zoe Antonia (New York) show/hide docs
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Joyce, Kimberly (New York) show/hide docs
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Larkin, Arthur G. III (New York) show/hide docs
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