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1 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 In Process
2 Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association v. Lamont
HHD-CV20-6126477-S (State Court)
Filed 04/03/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Connecticut
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. On April 3, 2020, the Connecticut Criminal Defense ... [view]
3 Mays v. Dart
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]
4 Thompson v. Tsoukaris
1:20-cv-01449 (N.D. Ga.)
Filed 04/03/2020 - Case Ongoing
Interim Field Office Director for ICE Atlanta Field Office
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-GA-0014
Atlanta
Coding Complete
COVID-19 summary: Over a dozen noncitizens detained in immigration detention facilities, who had underlying medical conditions rendering them particularly susceptible to COVID-19 complications, filed this suit on April 3, 2020 against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Atlanta, GA, seeking immediate release. On April 3, 2020, the ... [view]
5 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. On April 2, 2020, a ... [view]
6 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. No outcome yet. On April 2, 2020, ... [view]
7 In re: the Petition of C.Z., A.O., and Z.S.-W., on behalf of all similarly situated individuals
24 EM 2020 (State Court)
Filed 04/01/2020 - Case Ongoing
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Juvenile Institution
JI-PA-0009
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: The Juvenile Law Center, the Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project, and DLA Piper filed a petition to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court requesting that they take immediate action to reduce the population of youth detentions in Pennsylvania. On April 1, 2020, the Juvenile Law Center, the Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project, and DLA ... [view]
8 Rodriguez v. Wolf
5:20-cv-00627-TJH-GJS (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 03/30/2020 - Case Ongoing
Chad F. Wolf
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0159
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: 6 immigrant detainees at the Adelanto Detention Center in San Bernadino County sought a temporary restraining order to secure their immediate release due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 2, 2020, the Court granted the plaintiffs' motion for a temporary restraining order and ordered the release of the six detainees. On March 30, ... [view]
9 Banks v. Booth
1:20-cv-00849 (D.D.C.)
Filed 03/30/2020 - Case Ongoing
District of Columbia Department of Corrections
Jail Conditions
JC-DC-0015
District of Columbia County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 summary: This case seeks immediate relief for 1,600-plus detainees at the D.C. jail and its adjacent custodial treatment facility. The plaintiffs seek the immediate release of individuals sentenced for misdemeanors, who number nearly 100, immediate appointment of an expert to recommend further releases, and the implementation of 18 ... [view]
10 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 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
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 case is ongoing. On March 30, 2020, the ACLU of Indiana filed this petition requesting the ... [view]
11 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
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]
12 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: Two plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit against 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 plaintiffs ... [view]
13 Savino v. Hodgson
1:20-cv-10617 (D. Mass.)
Filed 03/27/2020 - Case Ongoing
Bristol County House of Corrections
Jail Conditions
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-MA-0019
Bristol County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: A class action for emergency release by individuals in civil immigration detention in the Bristol County House of Corrections. On April 2, 2020, Judge William Young provisionally certified five sub-classes and indicated that he plans to release detainees soon. On March 27, 2020, a class of civil immigration detainees held in two ... [view]
14 DeVooght v. City of Warren
2:20-cv-10812-GCS-DRG (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 03/27/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Warren
City of Warren Police Department
Equal Employment
EE-MI-0201
Macomb County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: 6 female dispatchers are seeking a temporary restraining order banning their employer's (the City of Warren) policy that requires female dispatcher to conduct pat downs, and occasionally strip search, female arrestees without adequate protective gear. The plaintiffs alleged that they are being exposed to a heightened risk of ... [view]
15 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. Judge Kovner stayed deciding the temporary restraining ... [view]
16 Castillo v. Barr
5:20-cv-00605 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 03/26/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0160
Washington
Coding Complete
COVID-19 summary: two immigrants detained pending removal proceedings obtained a temporary restraining order that required their immediate release to protect them from the risk of infection. On March 26, 2020, two detained immigrants filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Represented by Public ... [view]
17 People ex rel. Stoughton o/b/o Little v. NYS Department of Corrections
260154/2020 (State Court)
Filed 03/25/2020 - Case Ongoing
Commissioner of the New York City Department of Corrections
New York City Department of Corrections
Jail Conditions
JC-NY-0076
New York County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: 106 individuals held at Rikers Island on non-criminal technical parole violations secured their release after alleging that their continued incarceration constituted deliberate indifference to the risk of serious medical harm in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment and state constitutional right to due process. On March 25, 2020 ... [view]
18 Freeman v. Hansell
451130/2020 (State Court)
Filed 03/25/2020 - Case Ongoing
New York City
Administration for Children's Services
Juvenile Institution
JI-NY-0012
New York County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 summary: In this case, 22 teens detained by Family Courts in New York City detention centers sued New York City's Administration for Children's Services seeking immediate release. No outcome yet On March 25, 2020, 22 youth detained by Family Courts in New York City during pendency of their juvenile delinquency cases filed this habeas ... [view]
19 Planned Parenthood Center for Choice v. Abbott
1:20-cv-00323 (W.D. Tex.)
Filed 03/25/2020 - Case Ongoing
State of Texas
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-TX-0016
Coding Complete
COVID-19 summary: On March 25, 2020, Planned Parenthood filed this suit challenging Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's interpretation of Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order. The Attorney General singled out abortion providers and suggested that he believed the provision of nonemergency abortions would violate the Executive Order. On March 30, ... [view]
20 Jeffrey v. Brann
451078/2020 (State Court)
Filed 03/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
Commissioner of the New York City Department of Correction
New York City Department of Correction
Jail Conditions
JC-NY-0077
New York City
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: In this case, on March 26, 2020, New York State Supreme Court Justice Mark Dwyer ordered that the NY Department of Correction should release 16 COVID-vulnerable individuals incarcerated in New York City jails because detention during the pandemic violated their due process rights. On March 24, 2020, 32 COVID-19 vulnerable ... [view]
21 In re COVID-19 Pandemic
2020-0428 (State Court)
Filed 03/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
Tennessee Supreme Court
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]
22 Committee for Public Counsel Services v. Chief Justice of the Trial Court
SJ-2020-0115 (State Court)
Filed 03/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
Chief Justice of the Trial Court
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]
23 HHS-OCR Complaint of Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program Against Alabama Department of Public Health
docket unknown (No Court)
Filed 03/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
Alabama Department of Public Health
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-AL-0002
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a complaint, dated March 24, 2020, made to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (HHS OCR); it alleges that Alabama's particular protocols for rationing ventilator access in the event of over-demand bars access to ventilators to people with intellectual and cognitive disabilities, in ... [view]
24 Ortuño v. Jennings
3:20-cv-02064 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 03/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0158
District of Columbia
Coding Complete
COVID-19 summary: This is an action brought on March 24, 2020 by 13 immigration detainees in California, seeking release from ICE detention in light of the grave threat of infection. No outcome yet. On March 24, 2020, thirteen immigrants detained in California at the Mesa Verde Detention Center and at the Yuba County Jail sued ICE, alleging ... [view]
25 Basank v. Decker
1:20-cv-02518-AT (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 03/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
Director of the New York Field Office of ICE
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NY-0076
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: In this case, on March 26, 2020, SDNY federal judge Analisa Torres ordered ICE to release ten particularly vulnerable noncitizen detainees from ICE detention in New York, in light of the grave threat posed by congregate detention during the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 24, 2020, ten individuals detained by ICE in county jails in ... [view]
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