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1 Hallinan v. Scarantino
5:20-hc-02088 (E.D.N.C.)
Filed 05/26/2020 - Case Ongoing
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Prison Conditions
PC-NC-0020
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
2 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
COVID-19 summary: This is a putative class action by five individuals held at Lompoc, a low-security prison facing one of the largest outbreaks of COVID-19 among U.S federal prisons. The plaintiffs alleged that the defendants failed to undertake reasonable preventative measures, which allowed the virus to spread to 60% of those in custody. The ... [view]
3 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
COVID-19 summary: This is a class action by individuals held at Terminal Island, a Care Level 3 medical facility designed for those with long-term medical needs. The plaintiffs alleged violations of their Eighth Amendment rights and sought declaratory and injunctive relief, and a writ of habeas corpus requiring immediate downsizing of the ... [view]
4 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
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of 6,000 incarcerated individuals to challenge the inadequate response to the COVID-19 outbreak at Mississippi's two largest prisons, alleging that the Mississippi Department of Corrections' response to the pandemic violates the Americans with Disabilities Act and the ... [view]
5 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
Coding Complete
COVID-19 summary: This is a pro se emergency action filed by a pro se individual held at Orion Residential Reentry Centre for immediate release. The plaintiff, who is eligible for home confinement, alleged that continued confinement at Orion posed an unconstitutional risk to his life and health. The case is ongoing.
On May 11, an individual ... [view]
6 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
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]
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
Summary not yet on record [view]
8 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
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This class action was brought on behalf of all people confined at Federal Correctional Institution Fort Dix in New Jersey who are vulnerable to COVID-19 because of their age or underlying health conditions. Petitioners sought temporary enlargement of custody for all class members, or if temporary enlargement is insufficient, the ... [view]
9 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
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: On April 27, 2020, four individuals held at the Federal Correctional Center (FCI) brought this emergency putative class action requesting the immediate release or home confinement of medically vulnerable individuals and implementation of safety measures to lower the risk of COVID-19. The case is ongoing.
On April 27, 2020, ... [view]
10 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
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a putative class action brought on April 21, 2020, by eleven individuals held at the Arkansas Department of Corrections, requesting reasonable accommodations for those incarcerated who face health risks from COVID-19. The plaintiffs sought a TRO and preliminary injunction requesting the immediate release and home ... [view]
11 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. No outcome yet.
On April 20, 2020, five individuals held at the Connecticut Department ... [view]
12 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
Summary not yet on record [view]
13 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]
14 Gumns v. Edwards
3:20-cv-00231-SDD-RLB (M.D. La.)
Filed 04/14/2020 - Closed 2020
State of Louisiana
Prison Conditions
PC-LA-0020
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This class action challenges Louisiana's treatment of people in jail and prison who test positive for COVID-19, specifically the policy of transferring both pre-trial and post-conviction patients to the previously-closed Camp J at Angola Prison. It was filed by the Promise of Justice Initiative and the Southern Poverty Law Center ... [view]
15 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
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: On April 13, 2020, medically vulnerable individuals incarcerated at the federal prison FCI Elkton sought release in light of the threat of COVID-19. On April 22, the Court ordered the prison to identify all such prisoners and evaluate each for transfer by any means (compassionate release, parole or community supervision, ... [view]
16 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
Coding Complete
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]
17 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
Coding Complete
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]
18 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]
19 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]
20 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
Coding Complete
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]
21 Williams v. Federal Bureau of Prisons
1:20-cv-00890 (D.D.C.)
Filed 04/02/2020 - Case Ongoing
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Prison Conditions
PC-DC-0034
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
22 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
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action lawsuit brought by prisoners at a geriatric prison run by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The plaintiffs alleged violations of their Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment rights, as well as violations of the ADA and Rehabilitation Act by failing to make reasonable accommodations to protect the ... [view]
23 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]
24 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
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: Four inmates with underlying medical conditions filed a class action petition seeking habeas relief. The petitioners sought to represent a class of all current and future detainees in custody at the Metropolitan Detention Center during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On March 27, 2020, four inmates filed a class action ... [view]
25 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]
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