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Case Name Doe v. CoreCivic of Tennessee JC-TN-0009
Docket / Court 3:17-cv-00958 ( M.D. Tenn. )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
On June 19, 2017, a former inmate of Davidson County Jail (DCJ), filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. The plaintiff sued CoreCivic of Tennessee under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, sought monetary relief, ... read more >
On June 19, 2017, a former inmate of Davidson County Jail (DCJ), filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. The plaintiff sued CoreCivic of Tennessee under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, sought monetary relief, including punitive damages, injunctive relief, declaratory relief, and attorneys’ fees and costs. The plaintiff alleged that, in deliberately failing to adequately screen those entering the DCJ, respond to inmate requests for medical attention, treat those infested with the parasite, quarantine the infected individuals in its care, or take any other precautions to prevent the spread of scabies outside the facility, the defendant violated the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment rights of the plaintiff and class members. The case was assigned to Judge Aleta A. Trauger.

The plaintiff requested that the court permanently enjoin the Defendant from continuing to violate the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution and to immediately cease intimidating, threatening, and retaliating against inmates for demanding medical care for their serious medical needs. The plaintiff also sought a permanent injunction requiring the Defendant to provide a full medical staff adequate to meet the needs of those infected with scabies and capable of dispensing medication and monitoring their treatment until completion.

On September 24, 2017, the plaintiff filed a motion to consolidate the present case with the case of Wendy Snead v. CoreCivic of Tennessee. The following day, Judge Trauger granted the motion to consolidate. To read the subsequent proceedings in the consolidated cases, see Snead.

Jake Parker - 05/25/2018


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Defendant-type
Corrections
General
Conditions of confinement
Sanitation / living conditions
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Medical care, unspecified
Medication, administration of
Skin Infections
Untreated pain
Wound care
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Defendant(s) CoreCivic of Tennessee
Plaintiff Description All male inmates exposed to and infested with scabies, who are, who have been, or who in the future may become, housed at the Defendant's facility in Davidson County.
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Pending
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filing Year 2017
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing PC-TN-0017 : Snead v. CoreCivic (M.D. Tenn.)
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Docket(s)
3:17-cv-958 (M.D. Tenn.)
JC-TN-0009-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/03/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Class Action Complaint [ECF# 1]
JC-TN-0009-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/19/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Trauger, Aleta Arthur (M.D. Tenn.) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Blackburn, William Gary (Tennessee) show/hide docs
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Kroll, Bryant B. (Tennessee) show/hide docs
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McKee, R. Joshua (Tennessee) show/hide docs
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Roberts, Jeffery S. (Tennessee) show/hide docs
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Nutini, Paige Ayres (Tennessee) show/hide docs
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