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Case Name Reid v. Wetzel PC-PA-0045
Docket / Court 1:18-cv-00176-JEJ ( M.D. Pa. )
State/Territory Pennsylvania
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Attorney Organization ACLU National Prison Project
Case Summary
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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
Disciplinary segregation
Solitary confinement/Supermax (conditions or process)
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Bivens
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Defendant(s) Secretary of Corrections of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Plaintiff Description All current and future death-sentenced prisoners in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU National Prison Project
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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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)
1:18-cv-176 (M.D. Pa.)
PC-PA-0045-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/19/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Class Action Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief [ECF# 1]
PC-PA-0045-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/25/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Class Certification and Appointment of Class Counsel [ECF# 29] (M.D. Pa.)
PC-PA-0045-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/03/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Jones, John E. III (M.D. Pa.)
PC-PA-0045-0002 | PC-PA-0045-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Baylson, Mira (Pennsylvania)
PC-PA-0045-0001 | PC-PA-0045-9000
Brown, Wilson M. III (Pennsylvania)
PC-PA-0045-0001 | PC-PA-0045-9000
Fathi, David Cyrus (District of Columbia)
PC-PA-0045-0001 | PC-PA-0045-9000
Feinberg, Jonathan H. (Pennsylvania)
PC-PA-0045-0001 | PC-PA-0045-9000
Fettig, Amy (District of Columbia)
PC-PA-0045-0001 | PC-PA-0045-9000
Gross, Barry (Pennsylvania)
PC-PA-0045-0001 | PC-PA-0045-9000
Grote, Bret D. (Pennsylvania)
PC-PA-0045-0001 | PC-PA-0045-9000
Lin, Susan M. (Pennsylvania)
PC-PA-0045-0001 | PC-PA-0045-9000
Morgan, Jamelia N. (Pennsylvania)
PC-PA-0045-0001 | PC-PA-0045-9000
Sholes, Desiree H. (District of Columbia)
PC-PA-0045-0001 | PC-PA-0045-9000
Taticchi, Mark (Pennsylvania)
PC-PA-0045-0001 | PC-PA-0045-9000
Walczak, Witold J. (Pennsylvania)
PC-PA-0045-0001 | PC-PA-0045-9000
Defendant's Lawyers DeFelice, Chase M. (Pennsylvania)
PC-PA-0045-9000
Fulginiti, Joseph (Pennsylvania)
PC-PA-0045-9000
Holmes, Timothy A. (Pennsylvania)
PC-PA-0045-9000
Macus, Maria G (Pennsylvania)
PC-PA-0045-9000
Perez, Theron (Pennsylvania)
PC-PA-0045-9000

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