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Case Name Prison Legal News v. The GEO Group PC-IN-0019
Docket / Court 1:14-cv-01957-JMS-DKL ( S.D. Ind. )
State/Territory Indiana
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Special Collection Prison Legal News
Attorney Organization ACLU Chapters (any)
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Freedom of speech/association
Content of Injunction
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Required disclosure
Defendant-type
Corrections
General
Mail
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Non-government for profit
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) The GEO Group
Plaintiff Description Prison Legal News, a project of the Human Rights Defense Center, publishes a monthly journal that it distributes to prisoners in facilities across the country. The publication is designed to educate prisoners and the public about the destructive nature of racism, sexism, and the economic and social costs that prisons impose on society.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU Chapters (any)
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
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 2015 - n/a
Filing Year 2014
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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  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 Faculty)
Citation: 81 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 550 (2006)
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  Judicial Policy Making and the Modern State: How the Courts Reformed America's Prisons
Book
Date: Jan. 1, 1998
By: Malcolm M. Feeley & Edward Rubin (UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law & Vanderbilt School of Law Faculty Faculty)
Citation: (1998)
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  Prison Legal News Homepage
Prison Legal News
By: Prison Legal News
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
1:14-cv-01957-JMS-DKL (S.D. Ind.)
PC-IN-0019-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/11/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PC-IN-0019-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/26/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Press Release
PC-IN-0019-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/01/2014
Source: Prison Legal News
Order Entering Consent Injunction [ECF# 23] (S.D. Ind.)
PC-IN-0019-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/22/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Magnus-Stinson, Jane Elizabeth (S.D. Ind.) show/hide docs
PC-IN-0019-0003 | PC-IN-0019-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Eskew, Kelly R. (Indiana) show/hide docs
PC-IN-0019-0002 | PC-IN-0019-9000
Falk, Kenneth J. (Indiana) show/hide docs
PC-IN-0019-0002 | PC-IN-0019-9000
Neelakanta, Sabarish (Florida) show/hide docs
PC-IN-0019-9000
Rose, Gavin Minor (Indiana) show/hide docs
PC-IN-0019-0002 | PC-IN-0019-9000
Weber, Lance Theodore (Florida) show/hide docs
PC-IN-0019-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Forrest, Adam Garth (Indiana) show/hide docs
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