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Case Name Andrews v. Rauner PC-IL-0043
Docket / Court 1:18-cv-01101-SEM-TSH ( C.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Prison Conditions
Attorney Organization Uptown People's Law Center
Case Summary
On March 11, 2018, the mother of a deceased prisoner at the Logan Correctional Center filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. The plaintiff sued the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) and Wexford Health Sources, a contractor for IDOC. Represented ... read more >
On March 11, 2018, the mother of a deceased prisoner at the Logan Correctional Center filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. The plaintiff sued the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) and Wexford Health Sources, a contractor for IDOC. Represented by the Uptown People’s Law Center and the Northside Transformative Justice Center, the plaintiff alleged that officials at the Logan Correctional Center subjected her daughter to cruel and unusual punishment and discriminated against her on the basis of her mental illnesses. The complaint alleged that the decedent was placed in solitary confinement as a punishment for her mental illness, that the prison failed to place her in an inpatient program despite actual knowledge of its necessity, and that the prison failed to provide her with reasonable accommodations. Such conduct, the plaintiff alleged, was in violation of the Eighth Amendment, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Rehabilitation Act (RA). The case was assigned to Judge Sue Myerscough.

On June 4, 2018, the defendant filed a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim on which relief can be granted for both the ADA and RA claims asserted in the complaint.

On August 6, 2018, Judge Myerscough denied the motion to dismiss in full, determining that the plaintiff's pleadings were sufficient to assert a cognizable claim under both laws.

As of December 22, 2018, the case is proceeding through discovery.

Hope Brinn - 12/22/2018


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Defendant-type
Corrections
Disability
Mental impairment
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
General
Administrative segregation
Classification / placement
Conditions of confinement
Confinement/isolation
Disciplinary segregation
Placement in mental health facilities
Reasonable Accommodations
Solitary confinement/Supermax (conditions or process)
Medical/Mental Health
Mental health care, general
Self-injurious behaviors
Mental Disability
Mental Illness, Unspecified
Schizophrenia
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701
Defendant(s) Illinois Department of Correction
Wexford Health Services, Inc.
Plaintiff Description An administrator to the estate of a deceased, formerly incarcerated person with serious mental illness.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Uptown People's Law Center
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filing Year 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-1101 (C.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0043-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/07/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PC-IL-0043-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/11/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion Denying Motion to Dismiss [ECF# 28] (C.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0043-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/06/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Myerscough, Sue Ellen (C.D. Ill.) show/hide docs
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