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Case Name Hill v. United States of America PC-CO-0023
Docket / Court 1:13-cv-03404 ( D. Colo. )
State/Territory Colorado
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Affected Gender
Gender identity
Sexual orientatation
Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students
Classification / placement
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race, unspecified
Type of Facility
Causes of Action None on record
Defendant(s) United State Bureau of Prisons
United States of America
Plaintiff Description Ms. Hill is a prisoner in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons ("BOP"). Ms. Hill is anatomically male, but identifies as female, and has done so since a very young age. She prefers to dress and groom as a female and requests that others treat her as a female. Because Ms. Hill is anatomically male, the BOP houses Ms. Hill in all-male prisons.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted Moot
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2015
Case Ongoing No
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Case Studies Civil Rights Injunctions Over Time: A Case Study of Jail and Prison Court Orders
N.Y.U. Law Review
By: Margo Schlanger (Washington University)
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
By: Malcolm M. Feeley & Edward Rubin (UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law & Vanderbilt School of Law Faculty)
Citation: (1998)
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1:13−cv−03404−MSK−NYW (D. Colo.) 06/02/2015
PC-CO-0023-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint and Jury Demand 12/17/2013
PC-CO-0023-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint and Jury Demand 09/25/2014
PC-CO-0023-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement 05/29/2015
PC-CO-0023-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Second Amended Complaint 06/01/2015
PC-CO-0023-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Krieger, Marcia S. (D. Colo.)
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers April, Sarah Elizabeth (Colorado)
Gurr, Stephen D. (Colorado)
PC-CO-0023-0001 | PC-CO-0023-0003 | PC-CO-0023-9000
Hartley, Sarah Levine (Colorado)
PC-CO-0023-0002 | PC-CO-0023-0003 | PC-CO-0023-0004 | PC-CO-0023-9000
Owen, Elisabeth L. (Colorado)
PC-CO-0023-0001 | PC-CO-0023-0002 | PC-CO-0023-0003 | PC-CO-0023-0004 | PC-CO-0023-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Padden, Amy L. (Colorado)
PC-CO-0023-0002 | PC-CO-0023-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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