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University of Denver Civil Rights Clinic
The Civil Rights Clinic at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law focuses on the constitutionality of the conditions in which federal and state prisoners are held, including issues such as indefinite solitary confinement, freedom of expression and the free exercise of religion, as well as a host of other civil matters. The clinic is led by faculty and staffed by law students enrolled at the Sturm College of Law.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 MoonShadow v. Raemisch
1:16-cv-01717 (D. Colo.)
Filed 07/05/2016 - Closed 2018
Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-CO-0032
Coding Complete
On July 5, 2016, plaintiff, a male-to-female transgender inmate incarcerated by the Colorado Department of Corrections [CDOC] who resided in a male facility, filed suit against the chief of psychiatry and the executive director of the CDOC for failure to provide her with appropriate undergarments and other items that were available exclusively to ... [view]
2 Ajaj v. Federal Bureau of Prisons
1:15-cv-00992-RBJ-KLM (D. Colo.)
Filed 05/11/2015 - Case Ongoing
Bureau of Prisons
Prison Conditions
PC-CO-0031
Coding Complete
On May 11, 2015, a Muslim prisoner filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. The plaintiff sued the Federal Bureau of Prisons (“BOP”) and the Warden of Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Security Prison (“ADX”), where the plaintiff was incarcerated. Represented by the Civil Rights Clinic of the ... [view]
3 Decoteau v. Raemisch
1:13-cv-03399 (D. Colo.)
Filed 12/17/2013 - Closed 2016
Colorado Department of Corrections
Colorado State Penitentiary
Prison Conditions
PC-CO-0022
Coding Complete
On December 17, 2013, prisoners currently or previously incarcerated in solitary confinement at Colorado State Penitentiary ("CSP") filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the State of Colorado. The plaintiffs, represented by the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center ... [view]
4 Sardakowski v. Clements
1:12-cv-01326-RBJ-KLM (D. Colo.)
Filed 05/21/2012 - Closed 2015
Colorado Department of Corrections
Colorado State Penitentiary
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-CO-0024
Coding Complete
On May 21, 2012, an inmate who suffered from severe mental illness and had a developmental disability filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The plaintiff, representing himself, sued the Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC), claiming that the DOC's failure to provide him with adequate psychotropic ... [view]
5 Anderson v. State of Colorado
10-cv-01005-RBJ-KMT (D. Colo.)
Filed 05/03/2010 - Closed 2015
Colorado Department of Corrections
Colorado State Penitentiary
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-CO-0017
Canon City
Coding Complete
On May 3, 2010, a prisoner with mental illness incarcerated at a “supermax” facility in the Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The plaintiff sued the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC), the warden of the Colorado State Penitentiary, and the Executive ... [view]
6 Jordan v. Pugh
02-cv-01239-MSK-PAC (D. Colo.)
Filed 2002 - Closed 2007
Federal Bureau of Prisons
USP Florence
Prison Conditions
PC-CO-0013
Florence
Coding Complete
In this prison conditions case brought in 2002 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, a federal prisoner in the U.S. Bureau of Prison's (BOP) Florence, Colorado Administrative Maximum (ADX) Detention Unit, claimed violation of First Amendment rights in his pro se federal tort claim against BOP officials. The defendants ... [view]
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