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Case Name Johnson v. Wathen PC-TX-0008
Docket / Court 7:02-cv-00087 ( N.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Attorney Organization ACLU National (all projects)
ACLU National Prison Project
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Affected Gender
Constitutional Clause
Equal Protection
Race discrimination
Administrative segregation
Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students
Classification / placement
Protective custody
Sexual abuse by residents/inmates
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
State Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Texas DCJ
Plaintiff Description Black homosexual former Texas prisoner alleging that the failure to protect him from repeated sexual assault over an 18-month period violated his rights under the Eighth Amendment and the equal protection clause
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU National (all projects)
ACLU National Prison Project
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Filing Year 2002
Case Closing Year 2005
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)
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  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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02-00087 (N.D. Tex.)
PC-TX-0008-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/14/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Prison Offender Grievance Forms
PC-TX-0008-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/26/2001
PC-TX-0008-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/01/2002
Press Release
PC-TX-0008-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/17/2002
Offender Protection Investigation Form
PC-TX-0008-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/13/2002
Order Certifying Issue of Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies for Interlocutory Appeal (2003 WL 21510816) (N.D. Tex.)
PC-TX-0008-0011.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 06/09/2003
Circuit Court Brief of Plaintiff Appellee
PC-TX-0008-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/29/2003
PC-TX-0008-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/26/2004
Opinion (385 F.3d 503)
PC-TX-0008-0010.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 09/08/2004
Source: Google Scholar
PC-TX-0008-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/09/2004
PC-TX-0008-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/16/2005
Press Release
PC-TX-0008-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/19/2005
Judges Fish, Allen Joe (N.D. Tex.)
Justice, William Wayne (E.D. Tex.)
King, Carolyn Dineen (Fifth Circuit)
Lynn, Barbara M. (N.D. Tex.)
Plaintiff's Lawyers Cowie, Craig (District of Columbia)
PC-TX-0008-0001 | PC-TX-0008-0010 | PC-TX-0008-9000
Fettig, Amy (District of Columbia)
PC-TX-0008-0002 | PC-TX-0008-0010 | PC-TX-0008-9000
Hoffman, Timothy L. (Texas)
Monks, Jeffrey (District of Columbia)
Tuddenham, Edward John (Texas)
PC-TX-0008-0001 | PC-TX-0008-0002 | PC-TX-0008-0010 | PC-TX-0008-9000
Winter, Margaret (District of Columbia)
PC-TX-0008-0001 | PC-TX-0008-0002 | PC-TX-0008-0006 | PC-TX-0008-0007 | PC-TX-0008-0008 | PC-TX-0008-0009 | PC-TX-0008-0010 | PC-TX-0008-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Cunniff, Celamine (Texas)
PC-TX-0008-0002 | PC-TX-0008-0010 | PC-TX-0008-9000
Harris, David A. (Texas)
Tepper, Matthew (Texas)
PC-TX-0008-0010 | PC-TX-0008-9000
Wike, Christopher Champion (Texas)
Other Lawyers Brocato, Anthony Gerard Jr. (Texas)
Linz, Michael F. (Texas)
Rountree, Meredith (Texas)

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