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Case Name Ross v. Gossett PC-IL-0033
Docket / Court 3:15-cv-00309 ( S.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Special Collection Strip Search Cases
Attorney Organization Loevy & Loevy
Uptown People's Law Center
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Defendant-type
Corrections
Law-enforcement
General
Assault/abuse by staff
Conditions of confinement
Disciplinary procedures
Excessive force
Grievance Procedures
Prison Rape Elimination Act
Restraints : physical
Search policies
Sex w/ staff; sexual harassment by staff
Strip search policy
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
State law
Defendant(s) Illinois Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description Individual plaintiff and putative class of all individuals housed at Illinois River, Big Muddy River, Lawrence, and Menard who were subjected to the 2014 shakedowns, and all prisoners confined to those facilities presently or who may be so confined in the future.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Loevy & Loevy
Uptown People's Law Center
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Pending
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filing Year 2015
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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  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)
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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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Docket(s)
3:15-cv-309 (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0033-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/29/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order [ECF# 76] (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0033-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/28/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PC-IL-0033-0001.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 03/19/2015
Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Second Amended Complaint [ECF# 197]
PC-IL-0033-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/31/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Williams, Stephen C. Court not on record [Magistrate]
PC-IL-0033-9000
Yandle, Staci Michelle (S.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0033-0002 | PC-IL-0033-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Brown, Ruth Z. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0033-0003 | PC-IL-0033-9000
Crosley, Adair (Illinois)
PC-IL-0033-9000
Grady, Sarah (Illinois)
PC-IL-0033-0001 | PC-IL-0033-0003 | PC-IL-0033-9000
Heppell, Sam (Illinois)
PC-IL-0033-9000
Kanovitz, Michael I. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0033-0001 | PC-IL-0033-0003 | PC-IL-0033-9000
Loevy, Jonathan I. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0033-0001 | PC-IL-0033-0003 | PC-IL-0033-9000
Mazur, Elizabeth N (Illinois)
PC-IL-0033-9000
Mills, Alan S. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0033-0001 | PC-IL-0033-0003 | PC-IL-0033-9000
Rauscher, Scott (Illinois)
PC-IL-0033-9000
Roche, Katherine A. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0033-9000
Schult, Nicole (Illinois)
PC-IL-0033-0001 | PC-IL-0033-0003 | PC-IL-0033-9000
Tracy, Johanna Louise (Illinois)
PC-IL-0033-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Alfonso, Nicholas Vincent (Illinois)
PC-IL-0033-9000
Cook, Lisa A. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0033-9000
Doran, James Patrick (Illinois)
PC-IL-0033-9000
Fanning, Robert L. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0033-9000
Fletcher, Matthew T. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0033-9000
McNaught, Karen L. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0033-9000
Powell, Michael Martin (Illinois)
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Price, Susannah J. (Illinois)
PC-IL-0033-9000
Steimel, Emma Dorothy (Illinois)
PC-IL-0033-9000
Taborga, Alan (Illinois)
PC-IL-0033-9000
Weigand, Jason Joseph (Illinois)
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