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Case Name Reynolds v. Sielaff PC-NY-0045
Docket / Court 1:81-cv-00107-PNL ( S.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Jail Conditions
Attorney Organization Legal Services/Legal Aid
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Goals and Timekeeping
Monitoring
Crowding
Crowding / caseload
Defendant-type
Corrections
Disability
Mental impairment
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
General
Administrative segregation
Classification / placement
Disciplinary procedures
Fire safety
Informed consent/involuntary medication
Law library access
Loss or damage to property
Mail
Phone
Recreation / Exercise
Rehabilitation
Religious programs / policies
Restraints : chemical
Restraints : physical
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Totality of conditions
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Mental health care, general
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Bellevue Hospital
Department of Correction of the City of New York
Elmhurst Hospital
Plaintiff Description Pretrial detainees confined in the jail medical and psychiatric wards operated by the New York City Department of Corrections.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Legal Services/Legal Aid
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se Unknown
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1990 - 2013
Filing Year 1981
Case Closing Year 2013
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
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)
[ Detail ]

Docket(s)
81-107 (S.D.N.Y.)
PC-NY-0045-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/28/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Stipulation and Order of Settlement (S.D.N.Y.)
PC-NY-0045-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/01/1990
Order and Consent Judgment Approving Class Action Settlement (S.D.N.Y.)
PC-NY-0045-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/01/1990
Stipulation and Order of Settlement [ECF# 154]
PC-NY-0045-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/23/2010
Partial Extension of Stipulation and Order of Settlement [ECF# 155]
PC-NY-0045-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/28/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Leval, Pierre Nelson (S.D.N.Y., Second Circuit)
PC-NY-0045-0002 | PC-NY-0045-9000
Sullivan, Richard Joseph (S.D.N.Y., Second Circuit)
PC-NY-0045-0003 | PC-NY-0045-0004
Plaintiff's Lawyers Chasan, Jonathan S. (New York)
PC-NY-0045-0001 | PC-NY-0045-0002 | PC-NY-0045-0003 | PC-NY-0045-0004
Frackman, Andrew J. (New York)
PC-NY-0045-0003
Katz, Theodore H. (New York)
PC-NY-0045-0001
Lewis, Dori A. (New York)
PC-NY-0045-0001 | PC-NY-0045-0004
Weinstein, Philip L. (New York)
PC-NY-0045-0001 | PC-NY-0045-0002
Defendant's Lawyers Buhta, John Michael (New York)
PC-NY-0045-0004
Cardozo, Michael A. (New York)
PC-NY-0045-0004
Gantz, Toni (New York)
PC-NY-0045-0003
Kovner, Victor A. (New York)
PC-NY-0045-0001 | PC-NY-0045-0002
Pestana, Georgia (New York)
PC-NY-0045-0002
Trachtenberg, Robert (New York)
PC-NY-0045-0001 | PC-NY-0045-0002

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