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Case Name Clark v. Wilson PC-CA-0005
Docket / Court 3:96-cv-01486-CRB ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Prison Conditions
Special Collection California's Prisoners' Rights Bar article
Post-PLRA enforceable consent decrees
Attorney Organization Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF)
Prison Law Office
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Affected Gender
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Equal Protection
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Provide antidiscrimination training
Mental impairment
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
Administrative segregation
Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students
Classification / placement
Sanitation / living conditions
Sexual abuse by residents/inmates
Special education
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Totality of conditions
Medical/Mental Health
Intellectual disability/mental illness dual diagnosis
Intellectual/Developmental Disability
Medical care, general
Mental Disability
Intellectual/developmental disability, unspecified
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) California Department of Corrections
State of California
Plaintiff Description Developmentally disabled inmates incarcerated by the California Department of Corrections
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF)
Prison Law Office
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1998 - n/a
Filing Year 1996
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)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  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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C-96-1486 (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0005-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/10/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Order Denying in Part, Granting in Part, Defendants' Motion to Dismiss (1996 WL 628221) (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0005-0012.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 10/01/1996
Source: Westlaw
Second Amended Class Action Complaint for Violations of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Under S1983 for Violations of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments
PC-CA-0005-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/01/1998
Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment (1998 WL 242688) (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0005-0011.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 05/11/1998
Source: Westlaw
Interim Agreement and Stipulation; Order Appointing Experts and Prescribing Duties
PC-CA-0005-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/20/1998
Settlement Agreement and Order
PC-CA-0005-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/03/2001
Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Remedial Plan
PC-CA-0005-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/01/2002
On the Status of Inmates with Developmental Disabilities In the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation [ECF# 493-4] (2010 WL 4268116)
PC-CA-0005-0008.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 02/15/2010
Source: Westlaw
July 2010 Report of Division of Adult Institution's Leone Report Review Team [ECF# 489-1] (2010 WL 4268115)
PC-CA-0005-0007.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 07/23/2010
Source: Westlaw
Plaintiffs' Response to Defendants' Surreply (2010 WL 4229736)
PC-CA-0005-0006.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 08/13/2010
Source: Westlaw
[Proposed] Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law [ECF# 497-1] (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0005-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/26/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 497] (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0005-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/26/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion (739 F.Supp.2d 1168) (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0005-0009.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 09/16/2010
Source: Google Scholar
Stipulation Regarding Attorney's Fees; Order
PC-CA-0005-0013.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/03/2011
Source: Bloomberg Law
Stipulation Regarding Plaintiffs' Counsel's Participation in Defendants' Strike Teams; Order [ECF# 513]
PC-CA-0005-0014.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/19/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stipulation Regarding Joint Interviews Conducted by the Parties as Part of the Joint Monitoring and/or Auditing Process; Order [ECF# 517]
PC-CA-0005-0015.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/18/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Breyer, Charles R. (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0005-0004 | PC-CA-0005-0005 | PC-CA-0005-0009 | PC-CA-0005-0010 | PC-CA-0005-0014 | PC-CA-0005-0015 | PC-CA-0005-9000
Smith, Fern M. (N.D. Cal.)
PC-CA-0005-0002 | PC-CA-0005-0011 | PC-CA-0005-0012
Vadas, Nandor J. (N.D. Cal.) [Magistrate]
Plaintiff's Lawyers Chavez, Mark A. (California)
PC-CA-0005-0001 | PC-CA-0005-0002 | PC-CA-0005-9000
Godbold, Penny (California)
Hanson, Shawn A. (California)
PC-CA-0005-0001 | PC-CA-0005-0002 | PC-CA-0005-9000
Lipton, Diane (California)
MacKay, Heather (California)
PC-CA-0005-0001 | PC-CA-0005-0002 | PC-CA-0005-9000
Mayerson, Arlene Brynne (California)
Mitchell, Caroline N. (California)
PC-CA-0005-0001 | PC-CA-0005-0002 | PC-CA-0005-0006 | PC-CA-0005-9000
Norman, Sara Linda (California)
PC-CA-0005-0002 | PC-CA-0005-0014 | PC-CA-0005-0015 | PC-CA-0005-9000
Roberts, Douglas (California)
Sak, Adam E. (California)
Schonfeld, Zoe (California)
Specter, Donald H. (California)
PC-CA-0005-0001 | PC-CA-0005-0002 | PC-CA-0005-0010 | PC-CA-0005-0010 | PC-CA-0005-0013 | PC-CA-0005-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Alexander, Elizabeth R. (District of Columbia)
Garske, Sharon Anne (California)
Jenkins, William (California)
Mather, Scott C. (California)
Mossler, Julianne (California)
O'Bannon, Danielle Felice (California)
PC-CA-0005-0015 | PC-CA-0005-9000
Quinn, Michael James (California)
Rhoan, Erick Joseph (California)
Siggins, Peter J. (California)
Zelidon-Zepeda, Jose Alfonso (California)
PC-CA-0005-0013 | PC-CA-0005-0014 | PC-CA-0005-9000

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