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Case Name Bailey v. Michigan Department of Corrections PC-MI-0045
Docket / Court 2:19-cv-13442-DPH-EAS ( E.D. Mich. )
State/Territory Michigan
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Case Summary
On November 20, 2019, women incarcerated at Huron Valley Correctional Facility for Women filed this class-action lawsuit alleging that the prison violated the constitutional rights of the women. The plaintiffs sued the Michigan Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern ... read more >
On November 20, 2019, women incarcerated at Huron Valley Correctional Facility for Women filed this class-action lawsuit alleging that the prison violated the constitutional rights of the women. The plaintiffs sued the Michigan Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for violations of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments and under state law for negligence. The plaintiffs, represented by five law firms, sought monetary damages, declaratory and injunctive relief, and class certification. In a 50 page complaint, the plaintiffs alleged that the prison created dangerous living conditions because it was underfunded, understaffed, poorly administered, and intentionally overcrowded. They also alleged that the prison facilities had deteriorated, resulting in a humid environment and dangerous varieties of mold. The plaintiffs claimed that exposure to the toxic mold has caused their physical and mental health to suffer through injuries such as respiratory infections and asthma. Despite continued pleas from the plaintiffs, the plaintiffs claimed that the defendants failed to remedy the conditions. The case was assigned to District Judge Victoria A. Roberts.

As of February 8, 2020, the defendants had not answered and the case was ongoing.

Chandler Hart-McGonigle - 02/07/2020


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Crowding
Crowding / caseload
Defendant-type
Corrections
General
Bathing and hygiene
Conditions of confinement
Sanitation / living conditions
Totality of conditions
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Mental health care, general
Skin Infections
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
State law
Defendant(s) Michigan Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description Women incarcerated at Huron Valley Correctional Facility for Women
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 None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filed 11/20/2019
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)
2:19-cv-13442 (E.D. Mich.)
PC-MI-0045-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/06/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Plaintiffs' Class Action Complaint [ECF# 1]
PC-MI-0045-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/20/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Roberts, Victoria A. Court not on record show/hide docs
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Stafford, Elizabeth A. Court not on record [Magistrate] show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Bailey, Rebekah L (Minnesota) show/hide docs
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Marko, Jonathan R (Michigan) show/hide docs
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McGehee, Cary S. (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Morgan, Matthew H (Minnesota) show/hide docs
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Radner, Solomon M. (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Robinson-Holmes, Channing E (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Steingold, David S (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Dean, Michael R. (Michigan) show/hide docs
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Foster, Jennifer A (Michigan) show/hide docs
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