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Case Name Bruce v. St. Louis County Dept. of Social Services JC-MO-0012
Docket / Court 82-223 C ( State Court )
State/Territory Missouri
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Special Collection Strip Search Cases
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Crowding / caseload
Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students
Food service / nutrition / hydration
Law library access
Recreation / Exercise
Sanitation / living conditions
Strip search policy
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Type of Facility
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) St. Louis County
Class action status outcome Unknown
Filed Pro Se Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Filed 1982
Case Ongoing Unknown
Case Listing JC-MO-0010 : Johnson v. O'Brien and Bullington v. Moreland (E.D. Mo.)
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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