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1 Jones v. Hill
1:20-cv-02791-ELR (N.D. Ga.)
Filed 07/01/2020 - Case Ongoing
Clayton County Sheriff
Prison Conditions
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-GA-0025
Clayton County
Coding Complete
Four inmates of the Clayton County Jail filed this complaint against the Clayton County Sheriff, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, on July 1, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic was sweeping through jails and prisons across the country, and the plaintiffs alleged that the jail was ignoring the health and safety of its ... [view]
2 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
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action filed on behalf of all individuals incarcerated at FCI Butner, seeking release as well as mitigation measures due to COVID-19. The court denied the plaintiff's motion for temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction, and writ of habeas corpus on June 11, 2020.
On May 26, 2020, eleven people ... [view]
3 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]
4 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]
5 Denbow v. Maine Department of Corrections
1:20-cv-00175 (D. Me.)
Filed 05/15/2020 - Case Ongoing
Maine Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-ME-0006
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COVID-vulnerable prisoners brought this lawsuit against the Maine Department of Corrections, alleging that the Department was not sufficiently protecting them against the threat of serious illness or death from the virus. Represented by the ACLU of Maine, they filed this petition for habeas corpus in the U.S. District Court for the District of ... [view]
6 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]
7 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. On June 8, the district court dismissed the case for ... [view]
8 Lucero-Gonzalez v. Kline
2:20-cv-00901-DJH-DMF (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]
9 People of the State of New York ex rel. Short v. Capra
54815/2020 (State Court)
Filed 05/06/2020 - Case Ongoing
Sing Sing Correctional Facility
Prison Conditions
PC-NY-0083
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This was a state court habeas petition filed by medically vulnerable inmates in Westchester prisons (represented by Legal Aid), requesting immediate release in light of COVID-19. The case was dismissed on May 26, 2020.
On May 6, 2020, six inmates filed this action in the Westchester County Court. Represented by the Legal ... [view]
10 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
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action filed by inmates in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, seeking the release of medically vulnerable people and appropriate hygiene and social distancing measures for those still in the facility. No outcome yet.
On May 5, 2020, an incarcerated person in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison filed this ... [view]
11 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]
12 Abrams v. Chapman
2:20-cv-11053 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 04/29/2020 - Case Ongoing
Michigan Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-MI-0047
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action brought on behalf of all inmates in the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC), seeking injunctive relief that would require MDOC to adhere to CDC guidelines in light of COVID-19. The plaintiffs sought a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction. However, after a Sixth Circuit decision ... [view]
13 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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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. Settlement conferences were held in June. A ... [view]
14 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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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]
15 NC NAACP v. Cooper
20CVS500110 (State Court)
Filed 04/20/2020 - Case Ongoing
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper
North Carolina Governor
Prison Conditions
PC-NC-0019
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a state prison case filed in light of COVID-19, alleging that the failure to protect inmates from COVID-19 amounted to cruel and unusual punishment. The court granted a preliminary injunction on June 16, requiring the defendants to begin making plans for the release of inmates and to improve conditions in the prison by ... [view]
16 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]
17 Foster v. Commissioner of Corrections
SJC-12935 (State Court)
Filed 04/20/2020 - Case Ongoing
Commissioner of Corrections
Massachusetts Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-MA-0053
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: Prisoners represented by Prisoners Legal Services of Massachusetts filed this class action for prisoners with underlying medical conditions and old age, and prisoners incarcerated for alcohol and drug abuse, seeking release to decrease the population of prisoners and enable proper social distancing. The Massachusetts Supreme ... [view]
18 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]
19 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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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]
20 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]
21 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]
22 Whorley v. Northam
3:20-cv-255 (E.D. Va.)
Filed 04/08/2020 - Case Ongoing
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam
Governor of Virginia
Prison Conditions
PC-VA-0026
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
23 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. On June 1, the court denied the ... [view]
24 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 ... [view]
25 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. The trial court dismissed the case for lack of ... [view]
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