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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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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Unreasonable search and seizure
Defendant-type
Corrections
General
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
Hepatitis
HIV/AIDS
Medical care, unspecified
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
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
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)
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]
PC-MI-0040-9000
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)
PC-MI-0040-9000
Dean, Michael R. (Michigan)
PC-MI-0040-9000
Govorchin, A. Peter (Michigan)
PC-MI-0040-9000

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