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Case Name Cook v. Wall PC-RI-0009
Docket / Court 09-cv-00169-S-LDA ( D.R.I. )
State/Territory Rhode Island
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Attorney Organization ACLU Chapters (any)
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Excessive bail/fines
Freedom of speech/association
Content of Injunction
Preliminary relief denied
Defendant-type
Corrections
General
Administrative segregation
Classification / placement
Disciplinary procedures
Good time
Grievance Procedures
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Defendant(s) Rhode Island Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description The plaintiff is an inmate at the John J. Moran correctional facility in Rhode Island.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU Chapters (any)
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Damages
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Voluntary Dismissal
Filing Year 2009
Case Closing Year 2015
Case Ongoing No
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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