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Case Name Upshaw v. Alameda County JC-CA-0133
Docket / Court 3:18-cv-07814 ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
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Affected Gender
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Grievance Procedures
Sanitation / living conditions
Solitary confinement/Supermax (conditions or process)
Totality of conditions
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Defendant(s) Alameda County
Alameda County Sheriff's Office
Plaintiff Description Three female pretrial detainees housed at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, California, in Alameda County and under the authority of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office on behalf of a class of all women who are now, or will be in the future, incarcerated in the Alameda County Jails.
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Pending
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Declaratory Judgment
Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief None yet
Filing Year 2018
Case Ongoing Yes
3:18-cv-07814 (N.D. Cal.)
JC-CA-0133-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/31/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
JC-CA-0133-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/31/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Donato, James (N.D. Cal.)
Plaintiff's Lawyers Cunningham, Dennis (California)
JC-CA-0133-0001 | JC-CA-0133-9000
Huang, Yolanda (California)
JC-CA-0133-0001 | JC-CA-0133-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Thomas, Gregory B. (California)

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