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1 Torres v. Milusnic
2:20-cv-04450 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 05/16/2020 - Case Ongoing
Warden of Lompoc
Lompoc Federal Correctional Complex
Prison Conditions
PC-CA-0079
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
2 Wilson v. Ponce
2:20-cv-04451 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 05/16/2020 - Case Ongoing
Warden of Terminal Island
Federal Correctional Institution, Terminal Island
Prison Conditions
PC-CA-0080
Coding Complete
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3 Waddell v. Taylor
3:20-cv-00340-TSL-RHW (S.D. Miss.)
Filed 05/14/2020 - Case Ongoing
Mississippi Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-MS-0011
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4 Sweeney v. Herrera
2:20-cv-04247-RSWL-JEM (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 05/11/2020 - Case Ongoing
Residential Relocation Manager of the Federal Bureau of Prisons
Federal Bureau of Prisons for the District of Los Angeles
Prison Conditions
PC-CA-0078
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5 Lucero-Gonzalez v. Kline
2:20-cv-00901 (D. Ariz.)
Filed 05/08/2020 - Case Ongoing
CoreCivic Warden
CoreCivic
Prison Conditions
Jail Conditions
JC-AZ-0015
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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 Wragg v. Ortiz
1:20-cv-05496 (D.N.J.)
Filed 05/04/2020 - Case Ongoing
Warden at Fort Dix
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-NJ-0025
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7 Martinez-Brooks v. Easter
3:20-cv-00569 (D. Conn.)
Filed 04/27/2020 - Case Ongoing
Warden of Federal Correctional Institution at Danbury
Federal Correctional Institution at Danbury
Prison Conditions
PC-CT-0021
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8 Frazier v. Kelley
4:20-cv-00434 (E.D. Ark.)
Filed 04/21/2020 - Case Ongoing
Secretary of Arkansas Department of Corrections
Arkansas Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-AR-0015
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9 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
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10 Foster v. Minnesota Department of Corrections
09-cv-20-633 (State Court)
Filed 04/15/2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Prison Conditions
PC-MN-0004
Coding In Process
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11 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
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12 Gumns v. Edwards
3:20-cv-00231-SDD-RLB (M.D. La.)
Filed 04/14/2020 - Case Ongoing
State of Louisiana
Prison Conditions
PC-LA-0020
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13 Wilson v. Williams
4:20-cv-00794 (N.D. Ohio)
Filed 04/13/2020 - Case Ongoing
Warden of the Elkton Federal Correctional Institute
Elkton Federal Correctional Institute
Prison Conditions
PC-OH-0034
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14 Livas v. Myers
2:20-cv-00422 (W.D. La.)
Filed 04/06/2020 - Closed
United States
Warden of Oakdale Federal Correctional Institutions
Prison Conditions
PC-LA-0019
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COVID-19 Summary: Inmates at Oakdale Federal Correctional Institution filed this putative class action lawsuit seeking immediate release of high risk inmates and a plan outlining mitigation efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the prison. On April 26, the court granted defendants' motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction. On April 6, ... [view]
15 Maney v. Brown
6:20-cv-00570 (D. Or.)
Filed 04/06/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of the State of Oregon
Prison Conditions
PC-OR-0016
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COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action filed by prisoners held by the Oregon Department of Corrections who have underlying medical conditions or are otherwise highly susceptible to harm from the virus, seeking injunctive relief requiring the defendants to provide adequate COVID-19 prevention, testing, and care. No outcome yet. ___________________ ... [view]
16 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
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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]
17 Money v. Pritzker
1:20-cv-02093 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 04/02/2020 - Case Ongoing
State of Illinois
Illinois Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-IL-0050
Sangamon County
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COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action brought on behalf of prisoners in the Illinois Department of Corrections seeking various types of relief in light of COVID-19. The plaintiffs alleged that as people in groups who are particularly vulnerable to the virus, they were exposed to a heightened risk of COVID-19. The judge denied the plaintiff's ... [view]
18 Money v. Jeffreys
1:20-cv-02094 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 04/02/2020 - Case Ongoing
Illinois Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-IL-0051
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a representative habeas action filed by prisoners of the Illinois Department of Corrections, seeking various forms of relief for six subclasses of prisoners in light of COVID-19. The plaintiffs alleged that they were particularly vulnerable to the virus, either due to medical conditions or their age. The petitioners were ... [view]
19 Valentine v. Collier
4:20-cv-01115 (S.D. Tex.)
Filed 03/30/2020 - Case Ongoing
Executive Director of Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Prison Conditions
PC-TX-0025
Walker County
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20 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]
21 Chunn v. Edge
1:20-cv-01590 (E.D.N.Y.)
Filed 03/27/2020 - Case Ongoing
Warden of the Metropolitan Detention Center
Metropolitan Detention Center
Prison Conditions
PC-NY-0082
Kings County
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22 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
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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]
23 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
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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]
24 Colvin v. Inslee
983178 (State Court)
Filed 03/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of the State of Washington
Prison Conditions
PC-WA-0033
Coding Complete
COVID-19 summary: Columbia Legal Services filed this suit on March 24, 2020 on behalf of individuals in state custody against Governor of the State of Washington and the Secretary of the Washington State Department of Corrections. The plaintiffs sought a Writ of Mandamus requiring the defendants to take actions necessary to prevent the spread of ... [view]
25 Nellson v. Barnhart
1:20-cv-00756 (D. Colo.)
Filed 03/18/2020 - Case Ongoing
United States Bureau of Prisons
Prison Conditions
PC-CO-0035
Coding Complete
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