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Case Name U.S. v. Alabama PC-AL-0034
Docket / Court 15-cv-368 ( M.D. Ala. )
State/Territory Alabama
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Special Collection Civil Rights Division Archival Collection
Post-PLRA enforceable consent decrees
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Content of Injunction
Auditing
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitor/Master
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Reporting
Crowding
Crowding / caseload
Defendant-type
Corrections
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
General
Assault/abuse by staff
Disciplinary procedures
Fire safety
Food service / nutrition / hydration
Gay/lesbian/transgender
Sanitation / living conditions
Sex w/ staff; sexual harassment by staff
Medical/Mental Health
Dental care
Medical care, general
Medication, administration of
Mental health care, general
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Special Case Type
Out-of-court
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 1997 et seq.
Defendant(s) Alabama Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted Moot
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 - 2017
Case Closing Year 2016
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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  Cruel Confinement: Abuse, Discrimination and Death Within Alabama's Prisons
Date: Jun. 4, 2014
(Southern Poverty Law Center )
[ 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)
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
Date: Jan. 1, 1998
By: Malcolm M. Feeley & Edward Rubin (UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law & Vanderbilt School of Law Faculty)
Citation: (1998)
[ Detail ]

Docket(s)
2:15-cv-00368-MHT-TFM (M.D. Ala.)
PC-AL-0034-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/28/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Fiscal Year 2002 Activities Under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act
PC-AL-0034-0010.pdf | Detail
Date:
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Notice Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama
PC-AL-0034-0018.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/29/1994
Assessment Report Letter re: Medical Health Services at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women, Alabama
PC-AL-0034-0013.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/22/1994
Medical Evaluation of the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women, Alabama
PC-AL-0034-0012.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/05/1994
Enviromental Health and Safety Survey of the Julia Tutweiler Prison, Montgomery, Alabama
PC-AL-0034-0014.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/08/1994
Expert Penologist Report on the Julia Tutweiler Prison, Wetumpka, Alabama
PC-AL-0034-0015.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/12/1994
Fire Safety Survey Report Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Wetumpka, Alabama) for Dept. of Justice
PC-AL-0034-0016.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/01/1994
Supplemental Report Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women (Alabama)
PC-AL-0034-0017.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/04/1994
Notice of Findings from Investigation of Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women
PC-AL-0034-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/27/1995
Investigation of the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women and Notice of Expanded Investigation
PC-AL-0034-0009.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 01/17/2014
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PC-AL-0034-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/28/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion for Settlement [ECF# 2]
PC-AL-0034-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/28/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement [ECF# 2-1]
PC-AL-0034-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/28/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion [ECF# 10] (2015 WL 3796526) (M.D. Ala.)
PC-AL-0034-0004.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 06/18/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Decree [ECF# 11] (M.D. Ala.)
PC-AL-0034-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/18/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment [Regarding Consent Decree] [ECF# 12] (M.D. Ala.)
PC-AL-0034-0008.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 06/18/2015
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Monitor Report [ECF# 16-1]
PC-AL-0034-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/26/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Compliance Tool [ECF# 16-2]
PC-AL-0034-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/26/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Moorer, Terry F. (M.D. Ala.)
PC-AL-0034-9000
Thompson, Myron Herbert (N.D. Ala., M.D. Ala.)
PC-AL-0034-0004 | PC-AL-0034-0005 | PC-AL-0034-0008 | PC-AL-0034-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Abbate, Julie K. (District of Columbia)
PC-AL-0034-0003 | PC-AL-0034-9000
Adams, Jerusha Tatiana (Alabama)
PC-AL-0034-9000
Anderson, Robert G. (Mississippi)
PC-AL-0034-9000
Barrick, Andrew J. (District of Columbia)
PC-AL-0034-0012
Brown, Shanneta Y. (District of Columbia)
PC-AL-0034-0012
Cheng, Christopher N. (District of Columbia)
PC-AL-0034-0012 | PC-AL-0034-0013 | PC-AL-0034-0016 | PC-AL-0034-0018
Fleisher, Aaron S (District of Columbia)
PC-AL-0034-0003 | PC-AL-0034-9000
Gupta, Vanita (District of Columbia)
PC-AL-0034-0003 | PC-AL-0034-9000
Kappelhoff, Mark (District of Columbia)
PC-AL-0034-0001 | PC-AL-0034-0002 | PC-AL-0034-0003 | PC-AL-0034-9000
Lopez, Zazy I (District of Columbia)
PC-AL-0034-0003 | PC-AL-0034-9000
Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)
PC-AL-0034-0011
Preston, Judith C. (District of Columbia)
PC-AL-0034-0003 | PC-AL-0034-9000
Samuels, Jocelyn (District of Columbia)
PC-AL-0034-0009
Turner, James P. (District of Columbia)
PC-AL-0034-0018
Defendant's Lawyers Dunn, Jefferson S. (Alabama)
PC-AL-0034-0003 | PC-AL-0034-9000
Harmon, Bart Gregory (Alabama)
PC-AL-0034-9000
Hill, Anne A. (Alabama)
PC-AL-0034-9000

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