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Case Name Muhammad v. Terhune PC-NJ-0014
Docket / Court 2:95-CV-00942 ( D.N.J. )
State/Territory New Jersey
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Affected Gender
Food service / nutrition / hydration
Religious programs / policies
Type of Facility
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Bergen County Jail
East Jersey State Prison
New Jersey Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description Muslim inmates requesting the East Jersey State Prison to provide them with Halal Meals.
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement Confession of Judgment
Filing Year 1995
Case Closing Year 2003
Case Ongoing No
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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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2:95-cv-00942-NHP (D.N.J.)
PC-NJ-0014-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/01/1995
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
ACLU Press Release
PC-NJ-0014-0001.pdf | Detail
Table Opinion (49 Fed.Appx. 391)
PC-NJ-0014-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 10/02/2002
Source: Westlaw
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Judges Politan, Nicholas H. (D.N.J.) show/hide docs
Plaintiff's Lawyers Barocas, Edward (New Jersey) show/hide docs

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