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Case Name Salem v. Michigan Department of Corrections PC-MI-0040
Docket / Court 2:13-cv-14567 ( E.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Special Collection Strip Search Cases
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Affected Gender
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Unreasonable search and seizure
Assault/abuse by staff
Conditions of confinement
Personal injury
Sanitation / living conditions
Search policies
Sex w/ staff; sexual harassment by staff
Strip search policy
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, unspecified
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Michigan Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description Female prisoners at the Huron Valley all-women correctional facility
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
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 2013
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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  Jail Strip-Search Cases: Patterns and Participants
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
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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2:13-cv-14567 (E.D. Mich.)
PC-MI-0040-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/15/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PC-MI-0040-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/01/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion and Order [regarding motion to dismiss] [ECF# 21] (E.D. Mich.)
PC-MI-0040-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/01/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion and Order Denying Plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification Without Prejudice [ECF# 56] (E.D. Mich.)
PC-MI-0040-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/22/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Borman, Paul D. (E.D. Mich.)
PC-MI-0040-0002 | PC-MI-0040-0003 | PC-MI-0040-9000
Whalen, R. Steven (E.D. Mich.) [Magistrate]
Plaintiff's Lawyers Gorman, Teresa J. (Michigan)
PC-MI-0040-0001 | PC-MI-0040-9000
Hardin, Kenneth J. II (Michigan)
PC-MI-0040-0001 | PC-MI-0040-9000
Miller, Racine M. (Michigan)
PC-MI-0040-0001 | PC-MI-0040-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Barkman, Cori E. (Michigan)
Dean, Michael R. (Michigan)
Govorchin, A. Peter (Michigan)

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