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Case Name Inmates of Occoquan v. Barry PC-DC-0003
Docket / Court 86-2128 ( D.D.C. )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Attorney Organization ACLU National (all projects)
ACLU National Prison Project
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Content of Injunction
Preliminary relief granted
Post-PLRA Population Cap
Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students
Bathing and hygiene
Fire safety
Food service / nutrition / hydration
Sanitation / living conditions
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Medical/Mental Health
Dental care
Medical care, general
Mental health care, general
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Department of Corrections Occoquan Facilities I, II, III
District of Columbia
Plaintiff Description All persons who are under the control of the District of Columbia Department of Corrections and who are confined at Occoquan or who may be so confined in the future
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU National (all projects)
ACLU National Prison Project
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
Source of Relief Litigation
Filing Year 1986
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing PC-DC-0007 : John Doe v. District of Columbia (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0008 : Twelve John Does v. District of Columbia (D.D.C.)
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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86-2128 (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0003-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/16/2005
General Documents
PC-DC-0003-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/04/1986
Order (650 F.Supp. 619) (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0003-0023.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 12/22/1986
Source: Google Scholar
Order (1987 WL 11422) (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0003-0028.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 05/20/1987
Memorandum (1987 WL 13349) (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0003-0029.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 06/29/1987
Opinion (844 F.2d 828)
PC-DC-0003-0025.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 04/12/1988
Source: Google Scholar
Order (850 F.2d 796)
PC-DC-0003-0026.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/08/1988
Source: Google Scholar
Opinion (717 F.Supp. 854) (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0003-0027.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 06/30/1989
Source: Google Scholar
Proposed Plan for Implementation of the Court's June 30, 1989 Order
PC-DC-0003-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/14/1989
Parties' Agreed Plan for Implementation of the Court's June 30, 1989 Order
PC-DC-0003-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/18/1989
Order (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0003-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/21/1989
Parties' Supplemental Agreed Plan for Implementation of the Court's June 30, 1989 Order
PC-DC-0003-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/26/1990
Order (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0003-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/07/1990
Stipulation on Mental Health Compliance
PC-DC-0003-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/01/1993
Stipulation on Mental Health Compliance
PC-DC-0003-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/08/1994
Second Stipulation on Mental Health Compliance
PC-DC-0003-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/14/1994
Second Supplemental Agreed Plan and consent Order
PC-DC-0003-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/15/1995
Environment Health and Fire Safety Consent Order (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0003-0012.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/23/1996
Consent Motion for the adoption of a Consent Order concerning systemwide medical and mental health care
PC-DC-0003-0013.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/26/1996
Consent Order (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0003-0014.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/26/1996
Consent Order (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0003-0017.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/20/1997
Consent Motion to Convene Three-Judge Court
PC-DC-0003-0021.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/20/1997
Population Consent Order (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0003-0018.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/20/1998
Consent Motion to Substitute the Attached Correctional Officer Deployment Plan and Ceiling for the Number of Beds Allowed in the Larger Dorms (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0003-0022.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/02/1998
Order (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0003-0019.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/05/1998
Consent Motion to Enter Proposed Order (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0003-0020.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/03/1998
Judges Buckley, James Lane (D.C. Circuit)
Edwards, Harry Thomas (D.C. Circuit)
Ginsburg, Ruth Bader (D.C. Circuit, SCOTUS)
Ginsburg, Douglas Howard (D.C. Circuit)
Green, June Lazenby (D.D.C.)
PC-DC-0003-0007 | PC-DC-0003-0011 | PC-DC-0003-0012 | PC-DC-0003-0013 | PC-DC-0003-0014 | PC-DC-0003-0017 | PC-DC-0003-0018 | PC-DC-0003-0019 | PC-DC-0003-0023 | PC-DC-0003-0027 | PC-DC-0003-0028 | PC-DC-0003-0029 | PC-DC-0003-9000
Greene, Harold H. (D.D.C.)
Mikva, Abner Joseph (D.C. Circuit)
Robinson, Spottswood William III (D.D.C., D.C. Circuit)
Sentelle, David Bryan (W.D.N.C., D.C. Circuit)
Silberman, Laurence Hirsch (FISCR, D.C. Circuit)
PC-DC-0003-0025 | PC-DC-0003-0026
Starr, Kenneth Winston (D.C. Circuit)
PC-DC-0003-0025 | PC-DC-0003-0026
Wald, Patricia McGowan (D.C. Circuit)
Plaintiff's Lawyers Adams, Stuart H. Jr. (District of Columbia)
PC-DC-0003-0003 | PC-DC-0003-0004 | PC-DC-0003-0006 | PC-DC-0003-0008 | PC-DC-0003-0009 | PC-DC-0003-0011 | PC-DC-0003-0012 | PC-DC-0003-0027
Aiyetoro, Adjoa A. (District of Columbia)
PC-DC-0003-0003 | PC-DC-0003-0004 | PC-DC-0003-0005 | PC-DC-0003-0006 | PC-DC-0003-0027 | PC-DC-0003-9000
Alexander, Elizabeth R. (District of Columbia)
PC-DC-0003-0012 | PC-DC-0003-9000
Bronstein, Alvin J. (District of Columbia)
PC-DC-0003-0023 | PC-DC-0003-0025
Freeman, Alexa P. (District of Columbia)
PC-DC-0003-0001 | PC-DC-0003-0023 | PC-DC-0003-0025 | PC-DC-0003-9000
Khan, Ayesha N. (District of Columbia)
PC-DC-0003-0011 | PC-DC-0003-0017 | PC-DC-0003-0018 | PC-DC-0003-0019 | PC-DC-0003-0020 | PC-DC-0003-0021 | PC-DC-0003-0022 | PC-DC-0003-9000
Koren, Edward I. (District of Columbia)
PC-DC-0003-0001 | PC-DC-0003-0003 | PC-DC-0003-0004 | PC-DC-0003-0006 | PC-DC-0003-0023 | PC-DC-0003-0025 | PC-DC-0003-0027 | PC-DC-0003-9000
Krakoff, Jere (District of Columbia)
Labson, Michael S. (District of Columbia)
Lasker, Eric G. (District of Columbia)
Ney, Steven (Maryland)
PC-DC-0003-0001 | PC-DC-0003-0023 | PC-DC-0003-9000
Nickles, Peter J. (District of Columbia)
PC-DC-0003-0013 | PC-DC-0003-0025 | PC-DC-0003-9000
Pemberton, Alan A. (District of Columbia)
PC-DC-0003-0013 | PC-DC-0003-0025 | PC-DC-0003-9000
Seymour, John F. (District of Columbia)
Defendant's Lawyers Amato, Maria-Claudia T. (District of Columbia)
PC-DC-0003-0011 | PC-DC-0003-0012 | PC-DC-0003-9000
Cooke, Frederick D. Jr. (District of Columbia)
PC-DC-0003-0025 | PC-DC-0003-0027
Earle, William J. (District of Columbia)
PC-DC-0003-0012 | PC-DC-0003-0017 | PC-DC-0003-0018 | PC-DC-0003-0021 | PC-DC-0003-0022
Ferren, John M. (District of Columbia)
PC-DC-0003-0017 | PC-DC-0003-0018 | PC-DC-0003-0020 | PC-DC-0003-0021 | PC-DC-0003-0022
Grossman, Martin L. (District of Columbia)
PC-DC-0003-0022 | PC-DC-0003-0027
King, Metcalfe C. (District of Columbia)
Love, Richard Stuart (District of Columbia)
PC-DC-0003-0004 | PC-DC-0003-0005 | PC-DC-0003-0006 | PC-DC-0003-0008 | PC-DC-0003-0009 | PC-DC-0003-0010 | PC-DC-0003-0011 | PC-DC-0003-0017 | PC-DC-0003-0018 | PC-DC-0003-0019 | PC-DC-0003-0020 | PC-DC-0003-0021 | PC-DC-0003-0022 | PC-DC-0003-9000
McPherson, Lawrence G. (District of Columbia)
PC-DC-0003-0008 | PC-DC-0003-0009 | PC-DC-0003-9000
Quander, Paul A. Jr. (District of Columbia)
PC-DC-0003-0022 | PC-DC-0003-0027 | PC-DC-0003-9000
Reid, Herbert O. Sr. (District of Columbia)
PC-DC-0003-0004 | PC-DC-0003-0006
Reischel, Charles L. (District of Columbia)
Ruff, Charles F.C. (District of Columbia)
Schwab, Edward E. (District of Columbia)
Valentine, George C. (District of Columbia)
Zielinski, Michael Edward (District of Columbia)
PC-DC-0003-0004 | PC-DC-0003-0006 | PC-DC-0003-0012 | PC-DC-0003-9000

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