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Case Name Lewis v. Cain PC-LA-0015
Docket / Court 3:15-cv-00318 ( M.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Special Collection Post-WalMart decisions on class certification
Attorney Organization ACLU Chapters (any)
NDRN/Protection & Advocacy Organizations
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Content of Injunction
Preliminary relief granted
Recordkeeping
Required disclosure
Crowding
Crowding / caseload
Defendant-type
Corrections
Disability
Mental impairment
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
Sex discrimination
General
Bathing and hygiene
Conditions of confinement
Personal injury
Record-keeping
Records Disclosure
Rehabilitation
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Medical care, unspecified
Medication, administration of
Mental health care, general
Mental health care, unspecified
Untreated pain
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701
Defendant(s) Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Plaintiff Description Prisoners currently incarcerated at Louisiana State Penitentiary
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU Chapters (any)
NDRN/Protection & Advocacy Organizations
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filing Year 2015
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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  At Angola Prison, Getting Sick Can Be A Death Sentence
http://inthesetimes.com/features/angola-prison-healthcare-abuse-investigation.html
Date: Dec. 20, 2016
By: Katie Rose Quant and James Ridgeway (In These Times)
Citation: Katie Rose Quant & James Ridgeway, At Angola Prison, Getting Sick Can Be A Death Sentence, In These Times (December 20, 2016).
[ 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 Faculty)
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
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)
[ Detail ]

Docket(s)
3:15-cv-318 (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0015-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/06/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PC-LA-0015-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/20/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Protective Order Governing Protected and Individually Identifiable Health Information [ECF# 27] (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0015-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/16/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Class Action Complaint [ECF# 71]
PC-LA-0015-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/25/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order on Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel Production [ECF# 121] (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0015-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/31/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Ruling [ECF# 394] (324 F.R.D. 159) (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0015-0005.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 02/26/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Bourgeois, Richard L. (M.D. La.) [Magistrate]
PC-LA-0015-0002 | PC-LA-0015-0004 | PC-LA-0015-9000
Dick, Shelly Deckert (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0015-0005 | PC-LA-0015-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Angelson, Meredith (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-9000
Compa, Elizabeth Claire (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-0003 | PC-LA-0015-9000
Davidson, Jared (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-9000
Dubner, Jeffrey B. (District of Columbia)
PC-LA-0015-0001 | PC-LA-0015-0003 | PC-LA-0015-9000
Hamilton, Bruce Warfield (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-9000
Harrison, Justin Paul (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-9000
Johnson, Jamila A. (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-9000
Kumar, Nishi Lal (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-9000
Montagnes, Mercedes Hardy (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-0001 | PC-LA-0015-0003 | PC-LA-0015-9000
Navalance, Erica Lauren (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-9000
Sirmon, Candice C. (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-0001 | PC-LA-0015-0003 | PC-LA-0015-9000
Small, Daniel A. (District of Columbia)
PC-LA-0015-0003 | PC-LA-0015-9000
Tait, Miranda (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-0001 | PC-LA-0015-0003 | PC-LA-0015-9000
Warden, Derek Allen (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-9000
Zarrow, Amanda Christine (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Archey, Connell Lee (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-9000
Barient, Andrea Leigh (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-9000
Bond, Caroline Tomeny (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-9000
Clark, Colin Andrew (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-9000
Cody, Jeffrey K. (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-9000
Conine, John Clifton Jr. (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-9000
Dufrene, Kathryn (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-9000
Fernandez, Keith (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-9000
Freel, Angelique Duhon (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-9000
Guillot, Grant Joseph (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-9000
Hillburn, James L. (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-9000
Holmes, George (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-9000
Murrill, Elizabeth Baker (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-9000
Robert, Randal J. (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-9000
Roper, Mary E. (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-9000
Shows, Edmond Wade (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-9000
White, Michelle Marney (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-9000
Wilton, Patricia Hill (Louisiana)
PC-LA-0015-9000

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