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Case Name Tinetti v. Wittke JC-WI-0006
Docket / Court 79-C-447 ( E.D. Wis. )
State/Territory Wisconsin
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Special Collection Strip Search Cases
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
General
Strip search policy
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Racine County
Plaintiff Description Plaintiff, a female, was pulled over for speeding. Since she was not a resident of Wisconsin and could not post a $40 cash bond, she was taken to Racine County Jail where she was strip-searched without probable cause of contraband.
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Order Duration 1979 - n/a
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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  Bravo v. Board of Commissioners of Dona Ana County
http://www.bazelon.org/
Date: 2017
By: The Bazelon Center (The Bazelon Center)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Jail Strip-Search Cases: Patterns and Participants
http://law.duke.edu/journals/lcp
Date: Spring 2008
By: Margo Schlanger (Washington University in St. Louis)
Citation: 71 Law & Contemp. Problems 65 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Memorandum and Order (479 F.Supp. 486) (E.D. Wis.)
JC-WI-0006-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 10/31/1979
Source: Google Scholar
Per Curiam Opinion (620 F.2d 161)
JC-WI-0006-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 04/24/1980
Judges Castle, Latham (Seventh Circuit)
JC-WI-0006-0002
Sprecher, Robert Arthur (Seventh Circuit)
JC-WI-0006-0002
Swygert, Luther Merritt (N.D. Ind., Seventh Circuit)
JC-WI-0006-0002
Warren, Robert Willis (FISCR, E.D. Wis.)
JC-WI-0006-0001
Plaintiff's Lawyers Dall'osto, Raymond M. (Wisconsin)
JC-WI-0006-0002
Rose, Terry W. (Wisconsin)
JC-WI-0006-0001 | JC-WI-0006-0002
Defendant's Lawyers Kjeldgaard, Richard H. (Wisconsin)
JC-WI-0006-0001 | JC-WI-0006-0002

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