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1 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. On May 15, the court denied the emergency motion for a temporary restraining order, ... [view]
2 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]
3 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]
4 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]
5 Fowler v. Turco
15-cv-12298-NMG (D. Mass.)
Filed 06/10/2015 - Closed 2018
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]
6 Hollihan v. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
3:15-cv-00005-EMK-SES (M.D. Pa.)
Filed 01/02/2015 - Case Ongoing
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
DR-PA-0008
Cumberland County
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On Jan. 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 Pennsylvania ... [view]
7 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]
8 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]
9 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]
10 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]
11 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]
12 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]
13 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]
14 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]
15 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]
16 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]
17 Mathis v. GEO Group, Inc.
2:08-ct-00021 (E.D.N.C.)
Filed 2007 - 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]
18 Hagan v. Rogers
2:06-cv-05033 (D.N.J.)
Filed 10/20/2006 - Closed 2009
State of New Jersey
Department of Corrections; Correction Medical Services, Inc.
Prison Conditions
PC-NJ-0021
Coding Complete
On October 20, 2006, state prisoners at New Jersey's Adult Diagnostic & Treatment Center ("ADTC") filed this §1983 suit against officials associated with ADTC in the District Court for New Jersey, alleging violations of their 8th and 14th amendment rights. Specifically, plaintiffs alleged that officials associated with the facility violated ... [view]
19 Sundstrom and Fields v. Frank
2:06-cv-00112-CNC (E.D. Wis.)
Filed 01/24/2006 - Closed 2010
Wisconsin Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-WI-0010
Coding Complete
On January 24, 2006, several transgender state prisoners in Wisconsin state prisons filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Division. The Plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief to redress Defendants' violations of their rights under the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments to the ... [view]
20 Perez v. Tilton
3:05-cv-05241-JSW (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 12/19/2005 - Closed 2013
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation ("CDCR")
Prison Conditions
PC-CA-0033
Coding Complete
On December 19, 2005, a California state prisoner filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiff sought injunctive relief on behalf of himself and other prisoners for alleged unconstitutional conditions with respect to dental care provided by the California ... [view]
21 Hilton v. Wright
9:05-cv-01038-DNH-DEP (N.D.N.Y.)
Filed 08/17/2005 - Closed 2013
New York State Department of Correctional Services
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-NY-0053
Albany
Coding Complete
On August 17, 2005, two New York state prisoners filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York under 42 U.S.C. §1983 (the Civil Rights Act of 1871), 42 U.S.C. § 12132 (the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA), and 29 U.S.C. § 794 (the Rehabilitation Act, Section 504) against New York's Department of ... [view]
22 Presley v. Epps
4:05-cv-00148-JAD (N.D. Miss.)
Filed 06/22/2005 - Closed 2012
Mississippi Department of Corrections
Mississippi State Penitentiary
Prison Conditions
PC-MS-0005
Parchman
Coding Complete
On June 22, 2005, attorneys for the local ACLU and the ACLU National Prison Project filed a class-action § 1983 lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi on behalf of inmates confined in Unit 32 of the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Mississippi. The lawsuit alleged dangerous and inhumane conditions ... [view]
23 El-Tabech v. Houston
4:04-cv-03231 (D. Neb.)
Filed 06/28/2004 - Closed 2012
Nebraska Department of Correctional Services
Prison Conditions
PC-NE-0009
Coding Complete
On June 28, 2004, a prisoner at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) and transferred to the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) filed this lawsuit after being severely injured by prison guards. Filing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, the plaintiff sued the wardens of both maximum security prisons, the director ... [view]
24 Canupp v. Liberty Behavioral Health Corporation
04-0260 (M.D. Fla.)
Filed 05/07/2004 - Closed 2009
Florida Civil Commitment Center (FCCC)
Prison Conditions
Mental Health (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
MH-FL-0002
Arcadia
Coding Complete
On May 7, 2004, individuals in the custody of the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) filed a civil rights suit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, challenging the conditions of their confinement at the Florida Civil Commitment Center (FCCC) in Arcadia, Florida. Plaintiffs were ... [view]
25 Shariff v. Goord
6:04-cv-06621-CJS-JWF (W.D.N.Y.)
Filed 2004 - Closed 2011
New York State Department of Correctional Services
Five Points Correctional Facility
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-NY-0057
Coding Complete
This single Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse case summary describes developments in a series of cases instituted by a disabled state prisoner in New York and dealing with safe transportation of prisoners who use wheelchairs. The cases were: 01-cv-1140 (Southern District of New York) 04-cv-6621 (Western District of New York), 05-cv-6025 ( ... [view]
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