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Case Name Druley v. Patton PC-OK-0005
Docket / Court 5:13-cv-01191 ( W.D. Okla. )
State/Territory Oklahoma
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Case Summary
The plaintiff was a transgender woman who filed this pro se suit in the District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma on November 7, 2013. At the time of filing, she was housed in a men's prison. The prison had denied her access to transition-related care and accommodations, which she claimed ... read more >
The plaintiff was a transgender woman who filed this pro se suit in the District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma on November 7, 2013. At the time of filing, she was housed in a men's prison. The prison had denied her access to transition-related care and accommodations, which she claimed amounted to a violation of her rights under the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment. The complaint named as defendants the Director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, the Chief Medical Officer of the DOC, the Warden of the prison, the Correctional Health Services Provider, and the psychologist and doctor who provided the plaintiff care while incarcerated. Each were named in both their individual and official capacity. The case was assigned to Judge Timothy D. DeGiusti in District Court and Judges Gorsuch, O'Brien, and Holmes in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The plaintiff had requested injunctive relief, including medical staff trained to prescribe transition-related care consistent with the WPATH standards, an adequate and reliable dosage of Hormone Replacement Therapy, clothing and undergarments consistent with her gender identity, and transfer to a women's facility. At the time of filing her complaint she also filed motions for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction. Both were denied by the District Court on May 9, 2014 (2014 WL 1875102). The Court of Appeals affirmed the denial of the preliminary injunction without comment on the TRO for lack of jurisdiction on Feb 3, 2015 (601 Fed.Appx. 632).

On January 21, 2015, the Magistrate Judge issued a Report and Recommendation that recommended the court grant the defendant's motion to dismiss/motion for summary judgment. On Mar 18, 2015, Judge DeGiusti adopted this recommendation in its entirety. On the same day, he dismissed the claims against all defendants in their individual capacities without prejudice, and all the claims against them in their official capacity with prejudice.

The plaintiff objected to the Report and Recommendation. On March 30, 2015, she filed a Motion for Independent Action for Relief from Judgment. Two weeks later, on April 13, 2015, the court denied the motion. The court affirmed that the rulings in the March 17, 2015 order were correct, finding that the plaintiff failed to state sufficient facts challenging the findings. The case is now closed.

Alex Moody - 03/09/2020
Rebecca Fisher - 11/16/2020


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Equal Protection
Defendant-type
Corrections
Discrimination-basis
Gender identity
General
Classification / placement
Gay/lesbian/transgender
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description Plaintiff is a trans woman housed in a mens prison filing pro se
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted Not sought
Filed Pro Se Yes
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Filed 11/07/2013
Case Closing Year 2015
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Court Docket(s)
U.S. Court of Appeals
02/25/2015
14-6114
PC-OK-0005-9001.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Okla.
04/13/2015
5:13-cv-1191
PC-OK-0005-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
W.D. Okla.
11/07/2013
Civil Rights Complaint Jury Trial Demanded Pursuant to 42 U.S.C.S 1983 [ECF# 1]
PC-OK-0005-0001.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Okla.
03/28/2014
Report and Recommendation [ECF# 12]
PC-OK-0005-0002.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Okla.
01/21/2015
Report and Recommendation [ECF# 53]
PC-OK-0005-0003.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Okla.
03/18/2015
Order [ECF# 58]
PC-OK-0005-0004.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Okla.
03/18/2015
Judgment [ECF# 59]
PC-OK-0005-0005.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
W.D. Okla.
04/13/2015
Order [ECF# 62]
PC-OK-0005-0006.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges DeGiusti, Timothy D. (W.D. Okla.) show/hide docs
PC-OK-0005-0004 | PC-OK-0005-0005 | PC-OK-0005-0006
Erwin, Shon T. (W.D. Okla.) [Magistrate] show/hide docs
PC-OK-0005-0002 | PC-OK-0005-0003
Defendant's Lawyers Hawkins, Kari Y (Oklahoma) show/hide docs
PC-OK-0005-9000 | PC-OK-0005-9001
McGarry, Wilson D (Oklahoma) show/hide docs
PC-OK-0005-9000

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