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Florida Justice Institute
The Florida Justice Institute is a nonprofit public interest law firm that conducts civil rights litigation and advocacy in the areas of prisoners’ rights, housing discrimination, disability discrimination, and other areas that impact the lives of Florida’s poor and disenfranchised.
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1 G.H. v. Marstiller
4:19-cv-00431-MW-MJF (N.D. Fla.)
Filed 09/04/2019 - Case Ongoing
Secretary of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
Juvenile Institution
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JI-FL-0008
Leon County
Coding Complete
On September 4, 2019, three minors represented by their legal guardians filed a complaint against the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. The plaintiffs, represented by lawyers from the Southern Poverty Law Center, Florida Justice Institute, and Florida Legal ... [view]
2 Harvard v. Inch
4:19-cv-00212-MW-CAS (N.D. Fla.)
Filed 05/08/2019 - Case Ongoing
Florida Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-FL-0032
Coding Complete
On May 8, 2019, six prisoners with mental and/or physical disorders of the Florida Department of Corrections filed a class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. The plaintiffs sued the Florida Department of Corrections and its Secretary under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and ... [view]
3 Hoffer v. Jones
4:17-cv-00214-MW-CAS (N.D. Fla.)
Filed 05/11/2017 - Case Ongoing
Florida
Florida Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-FL-0026
Leon County
Coding Complete
On May 11, 2017, three Florida Department of Corrections prisoners who had chronic hepatitis C filed this putative class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. Judge Mark E. Walker was assigned to the case. The plaintiffs sued the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the ... [view]
4 Disability Rights Florida v. Jones
4:16-cv-00047 (N.D. Fla.)
Filed 2016 - Case Ongoing
Florida Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-FL-0027
Coding Complete
Disability Rights Florida ("DRF"), brought this suit against the Florida Department of Corrections ("FDOC") in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida on January 26, 2016. The plaintiff, a federally designated protection and advocacy agency for the State of Florida, alleged that the defendant failed to provide inmates with ... [view]
5 Prison Legal News v. Jones
3:15-cv-00452 (E.D. Tenn)
Filed 10/06/2015 - Closed 2018
Knox County Sheriff's Office
Jail Conditions
JC-TN-0006
Knox County
Coding Complete
On October 6, 2015, Prison Legal News (PLN) filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee (Knoxville) against the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. PLN sued under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging that the defendant violated their First and Fourteenth Amendment rights to freedom of speech, due process, and ... [view]
6 Calvin v. Jefferson County Board of Commissioners
4:15-cv-00131 (N.D. Fla.)
Filed 05/15/2015 - Closed 2016
Jefferson County Board of Commissioners
Northern District of Florida
Election/Voting Rights
Criminal Justice (Other)
VR-FL-0171
Leon County
Coding Complete
On May 15, 2015, private citizens of Jefferson County, Florida filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. The plaintiffs sued the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, as well as the Jefferson County School Board and the official director of elections in the county, under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The ... [view]
7 Prison Legal News v. Florida Department of Corrections
4:12-cv-00239-MW-CAS (N.D. Fla.)
Filed 2012 - Case Ongoing
Florida Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-FL-0029
Coding Complete
On November 17, 2011, Prison Legal News (PLN) filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. The plaintiff sued the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) Secretary in his official capacity, and GEO Group. Claiming violations of the First, Fifth, and Fourteenth ... [view]
8 Lebron v. Secretary of the Florida Department of Children & Families
6:11-cv-01473 (M.D. Fla.)
Filed 09/06/2011 - Closed 2015
The State of Florida
Department of Children and Families
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-FL-0006
Coding Complete
On September 6, 2011, a resident of Florida and applicant for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) assistance filed this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 class action against the Florida Department of Children and Families in the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division. The plaintiff, represented by the ACLU of Florida and the Florida Justice ... [view]
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