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Case Name Coen v. Georgia Department of Corrections PC-GA-0023
Docket / Court 5:16-cv-00353 ( M.D. Ga. )
State/Territory Georgia
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Attorney Organization ACLU Chapters (any)
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Equal Protection
Free Exercise Clause
Hearing impairment
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
Effective Communication (ADA)
TTY/Close Captioning/Videophone/etc.
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701
Defendant(s) Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles
Georgia Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description A deaf prisoner incarcerated by the Georgia Department of Corrections, whose native language is American Sign Language.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU Chapters (any)
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se Yes
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Filing Year 2016
Case Closing Year 2018
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
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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5:16-cv-00353 (M.D. Ga.)
PC-GA-0023-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/28/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PC-GA-0023-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/03/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint [ECF# 8]
PC-GA-0023-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/06/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order to Show Cause [ECF# 48] (2018 WL 4365503) (M.D. Ga.)
PC-GA-0023-0003.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 09/13/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Treadwell, Marc Thomas (M.D. Ga.) show/hide docs
PC-GA-0023-0003 | PC-GA-0023-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Brennan-Krohn, Zoe (California) show/hide docs
Center, Claudia B. (California) show/hide docs
Emilio, Anna Bitencourt (Maryland) show/hide docs
Miller, Ralph I. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
Mizner, Susan (California) show/hide docs
Swette, Alexandria E G (New York) show/hide docs
Tucker, Kosha S (Georgia) show/hide docs
Young, Sean (Georgia) show/hide docs
Defendant's Lawyers Cusimano, Angela Ellen (Georgia) show/hide docs

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