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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 Chapters (any)
ACLU National Prison Project
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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
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Administrative segregation
Classification / placement
Conditions of confinement
Disciplinary procedures
Disciplinary segregation
Law library access
Protective custody
Recreation / Exercise
Religious programs / policies
Solitary confinement/Supermax (conditions or process)
Torture
Totality of conditions
Visiting
Medical/Mental Health
Mental health care, general
Mental health care, unspecified
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description All current and future prisoners sentenced to death in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU Chapters (any)
ACLU National Prison Project
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Filed 01/25/2018
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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  See this case at CourtListener.com (May provide additional documents and, for active cases, real-time alerts)
  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: 11/20/2019
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]
Settlement Agreement [with Exhibits]
PC-PA-0045-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/12/2019
Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 144] (M.D. Pa.)
PC-PA-0045-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/09/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Jones, John E. III (M.D. Pa.) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Baylson, Mira (Pennsylvania) show/hide docs
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Brown, Wilson M. III (Pennsylvania) show/hide docs
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Fathi, David Cyrus (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Feinberg, Jonathan H. (Pennsylvania) show/hide docs
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Fettig, Amy (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Gross, Barry (Pennsylvania) show/hide docs
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Grote, Bret D. (Pennsylvania) show/hide docs
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Lin, Susan M. (Pennsylvania) show/hide docs
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Morgan, Jamelia N. (Pennsylvania) show/hide docs
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Sholes, Desiree H. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Taticchi, Mark (Pennsylvania) show/hide docs
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Walczak, Witold J. (Pennsylvania) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers DeFelice, Chase M. (Pennsylvania) show/hide docs
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Fulginiti, Joseph (Pennsylvania) show/hide docs
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Holmes, Timothy A. (Pennsylvania) show/hide docs
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Macus, Maria G (Pennsylvania) show/hide docs
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