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Case Name Jones v. Gov't of D.C. CJ-DC-0004
Docket / Court 1:16-cv-02405-CKK ( D.D.C. )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) Criminal Justice (Other)
Indigent Defense
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
Equal Protection
Unreasonable search and seizure
Content of Injunction
Goals and Timekeeping
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Discharge & termination plans
Disciplinary procedures
Over/Unlawful Detention
Pattern or Practice
Quality of representation
Search policies
Strip search policy
Timeliness of case assignment
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race, unspecified
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.
Defendant(s) Government of the District of Columbia
Plaintiff Description One male name plaintiff who brought pending class action over the systematic overdetention and illegal stripsearches of prisoners by the DC department of corrections. The two defined classes are Strip Search Class and Overdetention Class.
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None yet
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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1:16-cv-02405-CKK (D.D.C.)
CJ-DC-0004-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/05/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Class Action Complaint for Individual Money Damages and Class Injunctive Relief and Jury Demand [ECF# 1]
CJ-DC-0004-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/07/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Defendant the District of Columbia's Motion to Dismiss [ECF# 10]
CJ-DC-0004-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/21/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Friedrich, Dabney Langhorne (D.D.C.)
Plaintiff's Lawyers Claiborne, William Charles III (District of Columbia)
CJ-DC-0004-0001 | CJ-DC-0004-9000
Cunningham, Lynn E. (Wyoming)
Defendant's Lawyers Gere, Elizabeth Sarah (District of Columbia)
Jackson, Toni Michelle (District of Columbia)
Johnson, Ty Micha (District of Columbia)
CJ-DC-0004-0002 | CJ-DC-0004-9000
Montee, Amanda (District of Columbia)
CJ-DC-0004-0002 | CJ-DC-0004-9000
Racine, Karl A. (District of Columbia)

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