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1 Criswell v. Boudreaux
1:20-cv-01048 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 07/29/2020 - Case Ongoing
Sheriff of Tulare County
Tulare County Sherriff's Office
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0144
Tulare County
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
2 Jones v. Hill
1:20-cv-02791-ELR (N.D. Ga.)
Filed 07/01/2020 - Case Ongoing
Sheriff of Clayton County, Georgia
Prison Conditions
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-GA-0025
Clayton County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: Four incarcerated individuals filed this class-action lawsuit against the Clayton County Jail based on conditions-of-confinement claims, as well as a habeas claim, a Rehabilitation Act claim, and an ADA claim. The suit remains ongoing.
Four individuals incarcerated in the Clayton County Jail filed this complaint against the ... [view]
3 Busby v. Bonner
2:20-cv-02359 (W.D. Tenn.)
Filed 05/20/2020 - Case Ongoing
Shelby County Sheriff
Shelby County Sheriff's Office
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JC-TN-0012
Shelby County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a habeas action filed by individuals in the Shelby County Jail who alleged that their underlying medical conditions made them especially vulnerable to COVID-19. They alleged violations of the Fourteenth Amendment, ADA, and Rehabilitation Act and requested release. The court denied both preliminary relief and motions to ... [view]
4 Williamson v. Maciol
9:20-cv-00537 (N.D.N.Y.)
Filed 05/12/2020 - Case Ongoing
County Sheriff and Chief Deputy of the County Jail
Jail Conditions
JC-NY-0082
Oneida County
Coding Complete
This is a class action about the unequal treatment of female general custody prisoners in the Oneida County Jail (“the Jail”). On May 12, 2020, three female general custody prisoners filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York on behalf of themselves and the jail's female general custody prisoners ( ... [view]
5 Lucero-Gonzalez v. Kline
2:20-cv-00901-DJH-DMF (D. Ariz.)
Filed 05/08/2020 - Case Ongoing
CoreCivic Warden
CoreCivic
Prison Conditions
Jail Conditions
JC-AZ-0015
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class-action brought by five prisoners with high-risk medical issues held at the federal Central Arizona Florence Correctional Complex against the U.S. Marshals Service and the Bureau of Prisons. The plaintiffs alleged that the defendant’s failure to implement basic social distancing and hygiene measures violated ... [view]
6 Russell v. Wayne County
2:20-cv-11094-MAG-EAS (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 05/04/2020 - Case Ongoing
Wayne County
Jail Conditions
JC-MI-0012
Wayne County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action complaint brought by six detainees in Wayne County Jail, seeking injunctive, declaratory and habeas relief. The petitioners sought the release or transfers to home confinement of medically vulnerable inmates in light of the virus, as well as an injunction requiring COVID-19 mitigation measures. The case ... [view]
7 Belton, Jr. v. East Baton Rouge Parish Prison
3:20-cv-00278 (M.D. La.)
Filed 05/04/2020 - Case Ongoing
East Baton Rouge Parish Prison
Prison Conditions
Jail Conditions
JC-LA-0030
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action filed by inmates in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, seeking the release of medically vulnerable people and appropriate hygiene and social distancing measures for those still in the facility. The court denied to enter a temporary restraining order on July 3; the case remains ongoing.
On May 5, 2020 ... [view]
8 Alhman v. Barnes
8:20-cv-00835 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 04/30/2020 - Case Ongoing
Orange County
Orange County
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JC-CA-0143
Orange County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This putative class-action lawsuit, brought by inmates in Orange County Jail, argued that county and the sheriff violated the U.S. Constitution, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act in failing to provide adequate care amidst the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. The court granted the motion for ... [view]
9 Fernandez-Rodriguez v. Licon-Vitale
1:20-cv-03315 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 04/28/2020 - Case Ongoing
Metropolitan Correctional Center Warden
Metropolitan Correctional Center
Jail Conditions
JC-NY-0080
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action brought by five detainees at the Metropolitan Correctional Center. The plaintiffs are at special risk from COVID-19 due to underlying medical conditions and seek release from detention and enforcement of preventative measures. On July 2, the court denied both the defendants' motion to partially dismiss the ... [view]
10 Alvarez v. LaRose
3:20-cv-00782 (S.D. Cal.)
Filed 04/25/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Marshals Service
Jail Conditions
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0164
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a habeas action brought by detainees in the Otay Mesa Detention Center, seeking release due to COVID-19. The plaintiffs' request for a preliminary injunction was denied on June 7, 2020.
On April 25, 2020 detainees held in the Otay Mesa Detention Center (OMDC) awaiting trial or sentencing in federal court brought this ... [view]
11 Cullors v. County of Los Angeles
2:20-cv-03760 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 04/24/2020 - Closed 2020
County of Los Angeles
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0139
Los Angeles County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: On April 24, 2020, nine detainees at the Los Angeles County detention centers and a coalition of activists filed a class-action seeking adequate safety conditions at the Los Angeles County detention centers. The petitioners sought a writ of habeas corpus, declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as a temporary restraining order ... [view]
12 Seth v. McDonough
8:20-cv-01028 (D. Md.)
Filed 04/21/2020 - Case Ongoing
Director of the Prince George's County Department of Corrections
Prince George's County Department of Corrections
Jail Conditions
JC-MD-0017
Prince George's County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This class action challenged COVID-related conditions at the Prince Georges County jail, seeking mitigation and release for pretrial and post-conviction detainees. On May 21, the court granted in part the plaintiff's motion for temporary restraining order. Defendants appealed and were denied a stay pending their appeal. On July 7, ... [view]
13 Remick v. City of Philadelphia
2:20-cv-01959 (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 04/20/2020 - Case Ongoing
Philadelphia Department of Prisons
Jail Conditions
PC-PA-0050
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action brought by inmates in the Philadelphia Department of Prisons (Philadelphia's jail system), alleging that the conditions within the facility were unconstitutional, due to the plaintiffs' heightened risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19. The parties entered into a partial settlement agreement as to ... [view]
14 McPherson v. Lamont
3:20-cv-00534 (D. Conn.)
Filed 04/20/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Connecticut
Prison Conditions
Jail Conditions
PC-CT-0022
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a putative class action brought on April 20, 2020, by five detainees at the Connecticut Department of Correction, seeking release from detention or transfer to home confinement due to elevated health risks in light of the virus. The class was certified on June 12. On July 17, the parties entered into a settlement ... [view]
15 Cameron v. Bouchard
2:20-cv-10949-LVP-MJH (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 04/17/2020 - Case Ongoing
Oakland County
Corrective Services
Jail Conditions
JC-MI-0011
Oakland County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a habeas action brought on behalf of classes of pre-trial and post-trial detainees at the Oakland County Jail, seeking release in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The plaintiffs also sought an injunction that would require the defendants to take concrete steps towards protecting those in the jail from COVID-19. On May 21, ... [view]
16 Baez v. McDonald
1:20-cv-10753 (D. Mass.)
Filed 04/17/2020 - Closed
Plymouth County Correctional Facility
Plymouth County Correctional Facility
Jail Conditions
JC-MA-0019
Plymouth County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: On April 17, 2020, individuals detained in the Plymouth County Correctional Facility (PCCF) filed this putative class action complaint addressing safety concerns posed by COVID-19. The plaintiffs sought emergency risk-mitigation procedures and release measures to reduce the population at the PCCF. On May 18, the court denied the ... [view]
17 Brown v. Marler
2:20-cv-01914-AB (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 04/15/2020 - Case Ongoing
Warden of the Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia
Prison Conditions
Jail Conditions
PC-PA-0049
Philadelphia County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action complaint requesting declaratory and injunctive relief to prevent infection of those confined in Philadelphia’s Federal Detention Center (“FDC”), as well as writs of habeas corpus to achieve temporary release from FDC for the named petitioners and other detainees at an elevated risk from COVID-19. No ... [view]
18 Sanchez v. Dallas County Sheriff
3:20-cv-00832 (N.D. Tex.)
Filed 04/09/2020 - Case Ongoing
Dallas County Texas
Jail Conditions
JC-TX-0027
Dallas County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class-action complaint brought on April 9, 2020, by nine detainees at the Dallas County Jail, who have either been infected with COVID-19 or are at risk due to underlying conditions, seeking release from detention due to the risks to their health in light of the virus. The court rejected the request for TRO on April 26 ... [view]
19 Graham v. Allegheny County
2:20-cv-00496-CB-CRE (W.D. Pa.)
Filed 04/09/2020 - Case Ongoing
Allegheny County
Allegheny County
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JC-PA-0039
Allegheny County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: The ACLU of Pennsylvania filed this class action suit on behalf of pretrial detainees in a PA jail with a subclass of those who were at a heightened risk of contracting COVID-19. The complaint alleged that the conditions in the jail failed to meet CDC recommendations and amounted to a violation of the Americans with Disabilities ... [view]
20 Ruffin v. Brann
260211/2020 (State Court)
Filed 04/07/2020 - Case Ongoing
Commissioner of the New York City Department of Corrections
New York City Department of Corrections
Jail Conditions
JC-NY-0079
New York City
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: On April 7, 2020, inmates detained on parole warrants in New York City jails filed this state court lawsuit alleging that holding the inmates in jails amidst the COVID-19 outbreak represented deliberate indifference to the welfare of the inmates in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment and New York Constitution's right to Due ... [view]
21 Carranza v. Reams
1:20-cv-00977 (D. Colo.)
Filed 04/07/2020 - Case Ongoing
Weld County
Sheriff of Weld County
Jail Conditions
JC-CO-0010
Weld County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: Inmates held at Weld County Jail (Colorado) with high risks of complications from COVID-19 filed this putative class action lawsuit against the Sheriff of Weld County. They sought injunctive relief, in the form of following public health guidelines in the jail, and declaratory relief. No outcome yet.
On April 7, 2020, ... [view]
22 Swain v. Junior
1:20-cv-21457 (S.D. Fla.)
Filed 04/05/2020 - Closed
Miami-Dade County
Jail Conditions
JC-FL-0025
Miami-Dade County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: On April 4, 2020, individuals detained in Miami-Dade County jails filed a class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, seeking habeas, injunctive, and declaratory relief. The court granted plaintiff’s motion for a TRO and preliminary injunction in part, and the defendants appealed to ... [view]
23 Mays v. Thomas
1:20-cv-02134 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 04/03/2020 - Case Ongoing
Cook County
Jail Conditions
JC-IL-0054
Cook County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a 18 U.S.C. § 1983/habeas corpus class action lawsuit brought on behalf of inmates in the Cook County Jail in Chicago in light of over 200 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Jail. Plaintiffs seek release for detainees who are vulnerable because of their underlying medical conditions or age, and transfer to a safer place ... [view]
24 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. The trial court dismissed the case for lack of ... [view]
25 Bergamaschi v. Cuomo
1:20-cv-02817 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 04/03/2020 - Case Ongoing
New York State Board of Parole
Jail Conditions
JC-NY-0081
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a putative class action challenging a New York law that requires mandatory detention of all alleged parole violators. The plaintiffs sought to enjoin application of the law and argued the lawsuit took on "particular urgency" due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On April 3, 2020, two individuals jailed on parole warrants ... [view]
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