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1 Doe #1 v. Hall
1:20-cv-00600 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 04/28/2020 - Case Ongoing
Fresno County Sheriff
Fresno County Sheriff’s Office
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-CA-0026
Fresno County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: On April 29, 2020, three individuals sued the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office and Fresno Police Department, claiming that the defendant’s requirement of in-person registration for sex offenders violates COVID-19 related orders by the Governor of California. __________________________________________________________________ On ... [view]
2 Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association v. Lamont
HHD-CV20-6126477-S (State Court)
Filed 04/03/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Connecticut
Prison Conditions
Jail Conditions
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-CT-0003
Coding Complete
COVID-19 summary: The ACLU of Connecticut filed this suit on April 3, 2020 asking the court to intervene and force the Governor of Connecticut and the state's Correction Commissioner to reduce the number of individuals incarcerated in the state's jails and prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic. _______________________________________________________ ... [view]
3 In the Matter of: Petition Requesting the Indiana Supreme Court to Engage in Emergency Rulemaking to Address the Issue of Imprisoned Persons and the COVID-19 Crisis
20S-MS-00234 (State Court)
Filed 03/30/2020 - Closed 2020
no defendants on record
Prison Conditions
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-IN-0005
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: ACLU of Indiana filed a petition in light of the COVID-19 pandemic seeking Indiana corrections facilities to compose a list of prisoners who either face heightened risk of disease infection, or merit temporary or permanent release. The ACLU's petition for emergency rule-making was denied. On March 30, 2020, the ACLU of Indiana ... [view]
4 In re: the Petition of the Pennsylvania Prison Society, Brian McHale, Jeremy Hunsicker, Christopher Aubry, Michael Foundos, and Frederick Leonard, on behalf of all similarly situated individuals
70 MM 2020 (State Court)
Filed 03/30/2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Jail Conditions
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-PA-0008
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: The Pennsylvania Prison Society and incarcerated individuals filed a petition requesting that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court take immediate action to reduce the population of Pennsylvania county jails. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied the petition, but ordered that the Pennsylvania judicial system take steps to reduce the ... [view]
5 Committee for Public Counsel Services v. Chief Justice of the Trial Court
SJ-2020-12926 (State Court)
Filed 03/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
Chief Justice of the Trial Court
Prison Conditions
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-MA-0004
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is an emergency petition to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court seeking, among other responses, releases of many prisoners. No action yet. On March 24, 2020, the ACLU of Massachusetts, along with the Committee for Public Counsel Services and the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, filed this ... [view]
6 In re COVID-19 Pandemic
2020-0428 (State Court)
Filed 03/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
Tennessee Supreme Court
Prison Conditions
Jail Conditions
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-TN-0014
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: A coalition of criminal justice and prison advocacy organizations filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to take immediate action to reduce the population of Tennessee’s prisons and jails in light of the coronavirus pandemic. On March 25, 2020, the Tennessee Supreme Court ordered local judges to come up with plans for ... [view]
7 In the Matter of the Request to Commute or Suspend County Jail Sentences
084230 (State Court)
Filed 03/19/2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Jail Conditions
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-NJ-0005
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is an emergency order by the New Jersey Supreme Court, temporarily releasing about 1,000 pepole serving time in county jails. This case involves the release of individuals held in New Jersey jails during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency on March 9, 2020 due to the ... [view]
8 Torres v. Collins
2:20-cv-00026 (E.D. Tenn)
Filed 02/16/2020 - Case Ongoing
Hamblen County Court
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-TN-0013
Hamblen County
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
9 Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association v. Abbott
D-1-GN-20-002034 (State Court)
Filed 2020 - Closed
no defendants on record
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-TX-0017
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
10 United States of America v. Kennedy
5:18-cr-20315-JEL-EAS (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 2020 - Closed
no defendants on record
Jail Conditions
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-MI-0009
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: A pre-trial criminal defendant sought a temporary release order on March 26, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The court granted temporary release from custody on March 27, 2020. The defendant is a pre-trial criminal defendant, indicted a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. The ... [view]
11 White v. Hesse
5:19-cv-01145-R (W.D. Okla.)
Filed 12/10/2019 - Case Ongoing
Canadian County District Court 26th Judicial District
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-OK-0005
Coding Complete
On December 10, 2019, a group of arrestees detained by Canadian County who have a financial condition of release that they cannot afford and was set without the presence of counsel and the NAACP of Oklahoma, on behalf of its members, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. The plaintiffs sued the ... [view]
12 Jones v. DeSantis
4:19-cv-00300 (N.D. Fla.)
Filed 11/18/2019 - Case Ongoing
Supervisor of Elections
Election/Voting Rights
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-FL-0009
Alachua County
Coding Complete
On November 6, 2018, Florida voters passed amendment 4, which automatically restored voting rights to people with felony convictions “upon completion of all terms of sentence, including parole or probation.” In response to this amendment, the state legislature passed Senate Bill 7066, which redefined “all terms of sentence” to include the ... [view]
13 Ross v. Blount
2:19-cv-11076-LJM-EAS (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 04/14/2019 - Case Ongoing
State of Michigan
36th District Court
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-MI-0008
Wayne County
Coding Complete
On April 14, 2019, several pre-trial detainees in Wayne County Jail filed this class-action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The plaintiffs sued the 36th District Court in Detroit, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO), the Chief Judge, and five Magistrates of the 26th District Court in their ... [view]
14 Dixon v. City of St. Louis
4:19-cv-00112 (E.D. Mo.)
Filed 01/28/2019 - Case Ongoing
City of St. Louis
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-MO-0023
Coding Complete
On January 28, 2019, several arrestees from St. Louis filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. None of the four named plaintiffs could afford to pay their monetary release conditions, which ranged from $10,000 to $30,000, and were thus incarcerated at one of the City’s two detention centers ... [view]
15 Russell v. Harris County, TX
4:19-cv-00226 (S.D. Tex.)
Filed 01/21/2019 - Case Ongoing
Harris County
Harris County Jail
Jail Conditions
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-TX-0016
Harris County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a preexisting class action addressing issues in Harris County Jail with indigent felony detainees who remain detained solely because they cannot pay the amount necessary for release on secured money bail. On March 27, 2020, the plaintiffs sought a temporary restraining order because they are in extreme danger of being ... [view]
16 Allison v. Allen
1:19-cv-01126 (M.D. N.C.)
Filed 2019 - Case Ongoing
Alamance County District Court Judges
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-NC-0009
Alamance County
Coding Complete
This is a class-action lawsuit challenging the detention of indigent individuals awaiting trial who are unable to post bail in exchange for their freedom. On November 12, 2019, three confined individuals in the Alamance County Detention Center, North Carolina, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina ... [view]
17 In the Matter of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Execution Protocol Cases
1:19-mc-00145-TSC (D.D.C.)
Filed 2019 - Case Ongoing
William P. Barr
Department of Justice
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-DC-0006
District of Columbia
Coding Complete
In July 2019, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), in conjunction with the Bureau of Prisons, announced plans to resume federal capital punishment after a nearly twenty-year hiatus. The Federal Death Penalty Act was the controlling authority on the federal government’s role in capital punishment. The act passed in 1993, one year after ... [view]
18 Baxley v. Jividen
3:18-cv-01526 (S.D. W. Va.)
Filed 12/18/2018 - Case Ongoing
West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-WV-0001
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: The plaintiffs in this West Virginia jail conditions class action case filed an emergency motion for relief on March 25, 2020, seeking an order to require the defendants to develop, disclose, and implement a plan to take appropriate actions to protect the plaintiff class from COVID-19. The court denied the motion because, it ... [view]
19 Brown v. Ramsay
4:18-cv-10279 (S.D. Fla.)
Filed 12/03/2018 - Case Ongoing
Monroe County Detention Center
Immigration and/or the Border
Criminal Justice (Other)
IM-FL-0028
Monroe County
Coding Complete
On December 3, 2018, a U.S. citizen detainee filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida to challenge his unlawful arrest and detention by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. The plaintiff alleged that the Sheriff's Office carelessly and aggressively arrested him for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ... [view]
20 Barroca v. Bureau of Prisons
1:18-cv-02740-JEB (D.D.C.)
Filed 11/26/2018 - Closed 2019
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Criminal Justice (Other)
Environmental Justice
CJ-DC-0005
Coding Complete
On November 26, 2018, a group of federal prisoners and advocacy groups filed this lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Prisons (“BOP”) and its director, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs challenged the BOP’s March 3, 2018 decision to issue a Record of Decision in support of its proposed plan to build ... [view]
21 Cook v. Taylor
2:18-cv-00977 (M.D. Ala.)
Filed 11/19/2018 - Case Ongoing
Secretary of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency
Alabama Law Enforcement Agency
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-AL-0019
Montgomery County
Coding Complete
On November 19, 2018, individuals whose driver’s licenses was suspended because of failure to pay traffic ticket filed this putative class action against the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency in the U.S. District Court for the Alabama Middle District. Plaintiffs, represented by the attorneys of Southern Poverty Law Center sought declaratory ... [view]
22 Briggs v. Montgomery
2:18-cv-02684 (D. Ariz.)
Filed 08/23/2018 - Case Ongoing
County of Maricopa
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-AZ-0003
Maricopa County
Coding Complete
On August 23, 2018, three Maricopa County, Arizona residents who have been referred to Maricopa County's Marijuana Diversion program filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. The plaintiffs sued Maricopa County and Treatment Assessment Screening Center, Incorporated, a private company, under 42 U.S.C. � ... [view]
23 Edwards v. Leaders in Community Alternatives, Inc.
3:18-cv-04609-JSC (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 07/31/2018 - Closed 2019
Leaders in Community Alternatives
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-CA-0022
Alameda County
Coding Complete
On July 31, 2018, plaintiffs, persons required to wear and pay for GPS ankle monitors, filed this class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiffs sued the company that creates and distribute the ankle monitors, that company's parent company, several individual employees of the ... [view]
24 NAACP v. Merrill
3:18-cv-01094 (D. Conn.)
Filed 06/28/2018 - Case Ongoing
Connecticut
Election/Voting Rights
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-CT-0001
Coding Complete
On June 28, 2018, the NAACP, the Connecticut State Conference of the NAACP, and several private citizens of Hamden and New Haven filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. The plaintiffs sued the state of Connecticut and the Connecticut State Elections Board under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Represented by the Rule of ... [view]
25 Black Love Resists in the Rust v. City of Buffalo
1:18-cv-00719 (W.D.N.Y.)
Filed 06/28/2018 - Case Ongoing
City of Buffalo
Buffalo Police Department
Policing
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-NY-0015
Erie County
Coding Complete
On June 28, 2018, Black Love Resists in the Rust and four individual plaintiffs filed this class action lawsuit in the Western District of New York. The plaintiffs sued the City of Buffalo, NY under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for violations of their rights under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment and under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The ... [view]
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