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Case Name Disability Law Center v. Massachusetts Department of Correction PC-MA-0026
Docket / Court 1:07-cv-10463-MLW ( D. Mass. )
State/Territory Massachusetts
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Prison Conditions
Special Collection Post-PLRA Jail and Prison Private Settlement Agreements
Solitary confinement
Attorney Organization NDRN/Protection & Advocacy Organizations
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Male
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Equal Protection
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols
Goals and Timekeeping
Recordkeeping
Defendant-type
Corrections
Disability
Mental impairment
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
General
Administrative segregation
Confinement/isolation
Disciplinary procedures
Disciplinary segregation
Pattern or Practice
Placement in detention facilities
Placement in mental health facilities
Reasonable Accommodations
Solitary confinement/Supermax (conditions or process)
Medical/Mental Health
Intellectual disability/mental illness dual diagnosis
Mental health care, general
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
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) Massachusetts Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description A not-for-profit Massachusetts corporation and the authorized protection and advocacy agency for Massachusetts under the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Act
Indexed Lawyer Organizations NDRN/Protection & Advocacy Organizations
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
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
Private Settlement Agreement
Order Duration 2012 - 2017
Case Closing Year 2017
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)
1:07-cv-10463-MLW (D. Mass.)
PC-MA-0026-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/20/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint
PC-MA-0026-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/08/2007
Answer to Complaint
PC-MA-0026-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/07/2007
Memorandum and Order [Lifting Stay of Discovery] [ECF# 134] (2010 WL 3199883) (D. Mass.)
PC-MA-0026-0006.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 08/12/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order on Disablity Law Center's Renewed Motion to Compel Production of Documents by UMCHP [ECF# 167] (D. Mass.)
PC-MA-0026-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/21/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement
PC-MA-0026-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/12/2011
Joint Motion to Approve Settlement Agreement [ECF# 248]
PC-MA-0026-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/12/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
[Transcript of Settlement Hearing] [ECF# 259]
PC-MA-0026-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/09/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Approving Settlement [ECF# 260] (960 F.Supp.2d 271) (D. Mass.)
PC-MA-0026-0005.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 04/12/2012
Stipulation of Dismissal [ECF# 265]
PC-MA-0026-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/20/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum and Order [ECF# 283] (D. Mass.)
PC-MA-0026-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/17/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Boal, Jennifer C. (D. Mass.) [Magistrate]
PC-MA-0026-0003
Wolf, Mark Lawrence (D. Mass.)
PC-MA-0026-0005 | PC-MA-0026-0006 | PC-MA-0026-0010 | PC-MA-0026-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Baker, Robert B. (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0026-0001 | PC-MA-0026-0007 | PC-MA-0026-9000
Fleischner, Robert D. (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0026-0001 | PC-MA-0026-0004 | PC-MA-0026-0007 | PC-MA-0026-0009 | PC-MA-0026-9000
Glassman, Richard M. (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0026-0001 | PC-MA-0026-0004 | PC-MA-0026-0007 | PC-MA-0026-0009 | PC-MA-0026-9000
Guizzetti, Cynthia M. (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0026-0001 | PC-MA-0026-0007 | PC-MA-0026-9000
Head, Carol E. (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0026-0004 | PC-MA-0026-0007 | PC-MA-0026-0009 | PC-MA-0026-9000
Hickey, Alison E (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0026-0007 | PC-MA-0026-9000
Kurker, Allyson (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0026-0001 | PC-MA-0026-0007
Murphy, Nancy J. (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0026-0007 | PC-MA-0026-0009 | PC-MA-0026-9000
Pingeon, James R. (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0026-0001 | PC-MA-0026-0004 | PC-MA-0026-0007 | PC-MA-0026-0009 | PC-MA-0026-9000
Rollins, James S (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0026-0004 | PC-MA-0026-0007 | PC-MA-0026-0009 | PC-MA-0026-9000
Silveira, Alison Hickey (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0026-0004 | PC-MA-0026-0007 | PC-MA-0026-9000
Svirida, Nancy (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0026-0001 | PC-MA-0026-0007 | PC-MA-0026-9000
Talley, Karen O. (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0026-0001 | PC-MA-0026-0007 | PC-MA-0026-9000
Tenneriello, Bonita (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0026-0001 | PC-MA-0026-0007 | PC-MA-0026-0009 | PC-MA-0026-9000
Thompson, Joel (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0026-0001 | PC-MA-0026-0007
Walker, Leslie (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0026-0001 | PC-MA-0026-0004 | PC-MA-0026-0007 | PC-MA-0026-0009
Yamin, David (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0026-0004 | PC-MA-0026-0007 | PC-MA-0026-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Abeln, Anthony E. (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0026-0007 | PC-MA-0026-9000
Anderson, Charles W Jr. (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0026-0002 | PC-MA-0026-0004 | PC-MA-0026-0007 | PC-MA-0026-0009 | PC-MA-0026-9000
Bello, James A. (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0026-9000
Grant, Sheryl (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0026-0002 | PC-MA-0026-0004 | PC-MA-0026-0007 | PC-MA-0026-0009 | PC-MA-0026-9000
Quinn, Christopher (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0026-0007 | PC-MA-0026-9000
Saltzman, William D (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0026-0002 | PC-MA-0026-0004 | PC-MA-0026-0007 | PC-MA-0026-0009 | PC-MA-0026-9000
White, Nancy Ankers (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0026-0002 | PC-MA-0026-0004 | PC-MA-0026-0007 | PC-MA-0026-0009 | PC-MA-0026-9000
Other Lawyers Hughes, Stephen E (Massachusetts)
PC-MA-0026-9000

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