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Case Name Big House Books v. Hall PC-MS-0008
Docket / Court 3:18-cv-00259-DPJ-FKB ( S.D. Miss. )
State/Territory Mississippi
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Establishment Clause
Defendant-type
Corrections
Discrimination-basis
Religion discrimination
General
Conditions of confinement
Grievance Procedures
Library (non-law) access
Mail
Racial segregation
Recreation / Exercise
Religious programs / policies
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Defendant(s) Mississippi
South Mississippi Correctional Institution
Plaintiff Description Two prisoners at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution; Big House Books, a non-profit organization that sends donated books to prisoners
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
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)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  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)
3:18-cv-259 (S.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0008-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/01/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief [ECF# 1]
PC-MS-0008-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/26/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Ball, F. Keith (S.D. Miss.) [Magistrate]
PC-MS-0008-9000
Jordan, Daniel Porter III (S.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0008-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers McDuff, Robert B. (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0008-0001 | PC-MS-0008-9000
Orlansky, Beth L. (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0008-0001 | PC-MS-0008-9000

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