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1 Malcolm v. Starr
0:20-cv-02503 (D. Minn.)
Filed 12/09/2020 - Closed 2021
Federal Correctional Institution, Waseca
Federal Correctional Institution, Waseca
Prison Conditions
PC-MN-0005
Waseca County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This habeas action and putative class action lawsuit was filed on December 9, 2020 by a group of medically vulnerable incarcerated individuals in FCI-Waseca, seeking release or home confinement and changes to the COVID-19 procedures in the prison. The court denied the petitioners' temporary restraining order and dismissed the ... [view]
2 Smith v. Dewine
2:20-cv-2471 (S.D. Ohio)
Filed 05/15/2020 - Closed 2020
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
Prison Conditions
PC-OH-0036
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This was a putative class action filed in May 2020 by four prisoners incarcerated in the Ohio state prison system who sought improved prevention measures, testing, and medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The court denied the plaintiffs' demand for a preliminary injunction on August 3, 2020 and the plaintiffs voluntarily ... [view]
3 Wragg v. Ortiz
1:20-cv-05496 (D.N.J.)
Filed 05/04/2020 - Closed 2020
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]
4 McPherson v. Lamont
3:20-cv-00534 (D. Conn.)
Filed 04/20/2020 - Closed 2020
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]
5 Valentine v. Collier
4:20-cv-01115 (S.D. Tex.)
Filed 03/30/2020 - Closed 2021
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Prison Conditions
PC-TX-0025
Walker County
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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]
6 Chunn v. Edge
1:20-cv-01590 (E.D.N.Y.)
Filed 03/27/2020 - Closed 2020
Warden of the Metropolitan Detention Center
Metropolitan Detention Center
Prison Conditions
PC-NY-0082
Kings County
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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. The court denied to grant a preliminary injunction on July ... [view]
7 Nellson v. Barnhart
1:20-cv-00756 (D. Colo.)
Filed 03/18/2020 - Closed 2020
United States Bureau of Prisons
Prison Conditions
PC-CO-0035
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: Prisoner in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons sought injunctive and declaratory relief after the prison in which he was incarcerated failed to implement COVID-19 testing and other precautionary protocols. Because the plaintiff failed to exhaust administrative remedies before filing suit, the claim was dismissed.
... [view]
8 Sabata v. Nebraska Department of Correctional Services
4:17-cv-03107 (D. Neb.)
Filed 08/15/2017 - Closed 2020
Nebraska Board of Parole (BOP)
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-NE-0013
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a longstanding class action filed over conditions in the Nebraska state prison system. In addition to the underlying litigation, the plaintiffs filed an emergency motion on April 10, 2020 seeking disclosure of the defendants' plan for the prevention, management, and treatment of the COVID-19 pandemic. The motion was ... [view]
9 Aragon v. Raemisch
1:17-cv-01744 (D. Colo.)
Filed 07/19/2017 - Closed 2019
Colorado Department of Justice
Prison Conditions
PC-CO-0027
Coding Complete
On July 19, 2017, four prisoners suffering from the Hepatitis C virus who were under the custody of the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The plaintiffs, represented by the ACLU, sued the executive director of the CDOC, the chief medical officer of the ... [view]
10 McCreary v. Federal Bureau of Prisons
1:17-cv-01011-YK-SES (M.D. Pa.)
Filed 06/09/2017 - Closed 2021
United States of America
Bureau of Prisons
Prison Conditions
PC-PA-0044
Coding Complete
On June 9, 2017, three mentally ill prisoners of the U.S. Penitentiary at Lewisburg (USP Lewisburg) filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. The case was assigned to Judge Yvette Kane. The plaintiffs sued the Federal Bureau of Prisons, alleging that the defendants’ failure to provide ... [view]
11 B.E. v. Teeter
2:16-cv-00227 (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 02/16/2016 - Closed 2020
the Washington State Health Care Authority
Prison Conditions
PC-WA-0029
Coding Complete
On February 16, 2016, Washington Medicaid enrollees filed this putative class action against the Washington State Health Care Authority (WHCA) under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The plaintiffs alleged that WHCA’s Hepatitis C (HCV) treatment policy violated Title XIX of the Social Security ... [view]
12 Haldane v. Hammond
2:15-cv-01810-RAJ-MAT (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 11/17/2015 - Closed 2019
Chief Medical Officer
Washington Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-WA-0026
Thurston County
Coding Complete
On November 17, 2015, four prisoners in Washington state brought a class action lawsuit against the state's Chief Medical Officer of the Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Secretary of the DOC under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for allegedly arbitrarily withholding necessary medical care from patients with serious and painful medical conditions. The ... [view]
13 Fowler v. Turco
15-cv-12298-NMG (D. Mass.)
Filed 06/10/2015 - Closed 2020
Massachusetts Partnership for Correctional Healthcare LLC
Prison Conditions
PC-MA-0045
Worcester County
Coding Complete
On June 10, 2015, inmates of the Massachusetts Department of Correction filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts. The plaintiffs sued the Massachusetts Partnership for Correctional Healthcare LLC (“MPCH”) and the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Correction under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 ... [view]
14 Hollihan v. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
3:15-cv-00005-EMK-SES (M.D. Pa.)
Filed 01/02/2015 - Closed 2020
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
DR-PA-0008
Cumberland County
Coding Complete
On January 2, 2015, a prisoner in Pennsylvania sued the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections ("PDOC"), several of its employees and administrators in their official and individual capacities, as well as Wexford Health Sources (the provider of medical care in state prisons), in the United States District Court for the Middle District of ... [view]
15 Salem v. Michigan Department of Corrections
2:13-cv-14567 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 11/01/2013 - Closed 2019
Michigan Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-MI-0040
Coding Complete
On November 1, 2013, female inmates housed at the all-women Huron Valley Correctional Facility in Pittsfield Township, Michigan, sued the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) over its strip-search policies. Beginning in 2009, MDOC required each prisoner at Huron Valley to sit on a chair and spread her labia to allow female corrections ... [view]
16 Henderson v. Thomas
2:11-cv-00224-MHT-WC (M.D. Ala.)
Filed 03/28/2011 - Closed 2016
Alabama Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-AL-0033
Coding Complete
On March 28, 2011, a class of HIV-positive men and women imprisoned by the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, under the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act. The plaintiffs, represented by the ACLU of Alabama, the national ... [view]
17 Medina v. Fischer
1:11-cv-00176 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 01/04/2011 - Closed 2016
New York State
New York Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-NY-0066
Coding Complete
On January 4, 2011, visually impaired and blind inmates at Sullivan and Wende Correctional Facilities filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The plaintiffs, represented by Legal Aid and private attorneys, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief. The plaintiffs sued the State of ... [view]
18 DePriest ex rel. C.B. v. Walnut Grove Correctional Authority
3:10-cv-00663-CWR-FKB (S.D. Miss.)
Filed 11/16/2010 - Closed 2018
Walnut Grove Correctional Authority
Prison Conditions
Juvenile Institution
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JI-MS-0007
Leake County
Coding Complete
On November 16, 2010, thirteen boys and young men incarcerated at the Walnut Grove Youth Correctional Facility ("WGYCF") in Leakes County, Mississippi, filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, against the city entity responsible for operating WGYCF (the Walnut Grove Correctional Authority) ... [view]
19 Gamez v. Ryan
CV-10-2070-PHX-JWS (MEA) (D. Ariz.)
Filed 09/27/2010 - Closed 2012
Arizona Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-AZ-0017
Coding Complete
On September 27, 2010, an Arizona prisoner, Robert Gamez, brought this suit in the U.S. District Court of the District of Arizona against the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADOC), under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiff, filing pro se, asked for both declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging that the ADOC violated his Fourteenth and Eighth ... [view]
20 Minnis v. Johnson
1:10-cv-00096-TSE -TRJ (E.D. Va.)
Filed 01/29/2010 - Closed 2016
Virginia Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-VA-0019
Coding Complete
On January 29, 2010, prisoners in the Virginia Department of Corrections (VDOC) who were deaf or hard of hearing filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000, and ... [view]
21 Jackson v. Dezember
2:08-cv-01954 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 07/08/2008 - Closed 2012
California Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-CA-0048
Coding Complete
On July 8, 2008, Kevin Jackson, a California inmate suffering from hepatitis C, filed this class action suit in U.S. District Court against the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Jackson filed in the Central District of California (Docket No. 2:08-cv-04454), but on 8/19/2008, the matter was ... [view]
22 Mathis v. GEO Group, Inc.
2:08-ct-00021 (E.D.N.C.)
Filed 05/28/2008 - Closed 2012
GEO Group, Inc.
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-NC-0017
Coding Complete
This is a case about poor conditions at a North Carolina private prison. On June 28, 2007, a group of men held at the Rivers Correctional Institution in North Carolina brought this class action suit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. They sued GEO Group, Inc., the private company that owned and operated the prison, ... [view]
23 Riker v. Gibbons
3:08-cv-00115-ECR-VPC (D. Nev.)
Filed 03/06/2008 - Closed 2010
Nevada Department of Corrections
Ely State Prison
Prison Conditions
PC-NV-0015
Coding Complete
On March 6, 2008, prisoners confined in Ely State Prison ("ESP") filed a civil rights class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the state of Nevada. The plaintiffs, represented by the National Prison Project of the ACLU, the ACLU of Nevada, and private counsel, alleged that the state ... [view]
24 Mann v. Donald
7:08-cv-00005-HL-RLH (M.D. Ga.)
Filed 01/08/2008 - Closed 2013
Georgia Department of Corrections
Valdosta State Prison
Prison Conditions
PC-GA-0014
Coding Complete
On January 8, 2008, a group of inmates filed a class action civil rights lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging that officers with the Georgia Department of Corrections had engaged in a pattern and practice of systematically beating restrained inmates in violation of the Eighth ... [view]
25 Lambertz-Brinkman v. Reisch
3:07-cv-03040-CBK (D.S.D.)
Filed 11/21/2007 - Closed 2012
S.D. Department of Corrections
S.D. Women's Prison
Prison Conditions
PC-SD-0005
Coding Complete
On November 21, 2007, three female inmates in South Dakota Women's Prison filed a class action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court of South Dakota, alleging that they were denied medication and treatment for their mental illnesses in violation of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments. The plaintiffs alleged that they and other ... [view]
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