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Case Name Reynolds v. Arnone PC-CT-0020
Docket / Court 3:13-cv-01465-SRU ( D. Conn. )
State/Territory Connecticut
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Special Collection Solitary confinement
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Equal Protection
Ex Post Facto
Mental impairment
Classification / placement
Conditions of confinement
Religious programs / policies
Restraints : physical
Solitary confinement/Supermax (conditions or process)
Medical/Mental Health
Mental health care, general
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.
Defendant(s) Commissioner of Connecticut Dept. of Corrections
Plaintiff Description Individual inmate in solitary confinement. Originally pro se but later represented by Columbia Law School Clinic.
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted Moot
Filed Pro Se Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Order Duration 2019 - n/a
Filing Year 2013
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)
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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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3:13-cv-01465 (D. Conn.)
PC-CT-0020-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/20/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Pro Se Prisoner Civil Rights Complaint [ECF# 1]
PC-CT-0020-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/04/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Second Amended Complaint [ECF# 72]
PC-CT-0020-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/30/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum of Decision [ECF# 155] (2019 WL 4039015) (D. Conn.)
PC-CT-0020-0003.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 08/27/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Permanent Injunction Order [ECF# 156] (D. Conn.)
PC-CT-0020-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/27/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Ruling on Defendants' Motion for Immediate Stay [ECF# 159] (D. Conn.)
PC-CT-0020-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/04/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Garfinkel, William I. (D. Conn.) show/hide docs
Underhill, Stefan R. (D. Conn.) show/hide docs
PC-CT-0020-0003 | PC-CT-0020-0004 | PC-CT-0020-0005 | PC-CT-0020-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Dignam, Brett (Connecticut) show/hide docs
PC-CT-0020-0002 | PC-CT-0020-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Martone, Michael A (Connecticut) show/hide docs
Melchionne, Madeline A (Connecticut) show/hide docs
Strom, Steven R. (Connecticut) show/hide docs

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