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Case Name Shango v. Jurich PC-IL-0007
Docket / Court 74-3598 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Case Summary
An inmate at the Stateville Correction Center in Joliet, Illinois filed a pro se lawsuit in 1981 under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiff sought injunctive relief from disciplinary proceedings that allegedly violated his due process ... read more >
An inmate at the Stateville Correction Center in Joliet, Illinois filed a pro se lawsuit in 1981 under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiff sought injunctive relief from disciplinary proceedings that allegedly violated his due process rights and from the overall conditions of his imprisonment. Specifically, the plaintiff complained of being transferred to Menard Correction Center without due process and of having his personal belongings confiscated during the transfer. The District Court (Judge Milton Shadur) granted the injunction on July 13, 1981. Shango v. Jurich, 521 F.Supp. 1196 (N.D. Ill. 1981).

The defendants appealed and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Judge Jesse E. Eschbach) reversed and remanded. Shango v. Jurich, 681 F.2d 1091 (7th Cir. 1982).

After remand, the District Court held that the only issue on which the plaintiff might be entitled to relief was the allegation of due process violations in disciplinary treatment. The District Court found the defendants liable but ruled that further investigation was necessary before appropriate relief could be determined. Shango v. Jurich, 608 F.Supp. 931 (N.D. Ill. 1985).

In 1988, the District Court heard four consolidated and two previously unconsolidated cases against prison officials, including this case. The District Court (Judge Ann Williams) awarded $1 in nominal damages on the plaintiff's due process claim, holding that the same disciplinary action would have resulted had the plaintiff's due process rights not been violated. Shango v. Jurich, 1988 WL 76996 (N.D.Ill. July 18, 1988).

The plaintiff appealed and the Court of Appeals (Judge Harlington Wood, Jr.) affirmed the District Court. Shango v. Jurich, 965 F.2d 289 (7th Cir. 1992).

This case's docket is unavailable on PACER, and our information ends with this latest opinion, June 2, 1992.

David Terry - 03/22/2006

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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Disciplinary procedures
Loss or damage to property
Totality of conditions
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) Stateville Correction Center
Plaintiff Description Inmates at the Stateville Correctional Center challenging the conditions and practices at Stateville which allegedly deprived the plaintiffs of their constitutional right of access to the courts
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Unknown
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Order Duration 1981 - n/a
Filed 1974
Case Ongoing No
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)
[ Detail ]

No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Memorandum Opinion and Order (521 F.Supp. 1196) (N.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0007-0004.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/13/1981
Source: Google Scholar
Opinion (681 F.2d 1091)
PC-IL-0007-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 08/10/1982
Source: Google Scholar
Memorandum Opinion and Order (608 F.Supp. 931) (N.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0007-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 04/10/1985
Source: Google Scholar
Memorandum Opinion and Order (1988 WL 76996 / 1988 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 7597) (N.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0007-0005.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/18/1988
Memorandum Opinion and Order (1989 WL 75446 / 1989 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 7708) (N.D. Ill.)
PC-IL-0007-0006.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 06/27/1989
Opinion (965 F.2d 289)
PC-IL-0007-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 06/02/1992
Source: Google Scholar
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Judges Bonsal, Dudley Baldwin (FISC, S.D.N.Y.) show/hide docs
Coffey, John Louis (Seventh Circuit) show/hide docs
Cummings, Walter Joseph (Seventh Circuit) show/hide docs
Easterbrook, Frank Hoover (Seventh Circuit) show/hide docs
Eschbach, Jesse Ernest (N.D. Ind., Seventh Circuit) show/hide docs
Shadur, Milton Irving (N.D. Ill.) show/hide docs
PC-IL-0007-0003 | PC-IL-0007-0004
Williams, Ann Claire (N.D. Ill., Seventh Circuit) show/hide docs
PC-IL-0007-0005 | PC-IL-0007-0006
Wood, Harlington Jr. (S.D. Ill., Seventh Circuit) show/hide docs
Plaintiff's Lawyers Casson, George J. Jr. (Illinois) show/hide docs
PC-IL-0007-0001 | PC-IL-0007-0002 | PC-IL-0007-0003 | PC-IL-0007-0004
Merritt, Frank S. (Ohio) show/hide docs
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