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California Jail Population Caps

This group of jail conditions cases in California each at some point included an order that functioned as a population cap.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 Hall v. Mims
1:11-cv-02047-LJO-BAM (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 12/13/2011 - Case Ongoing
Fresno County Sheriff's Office
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JC-CA-0069
Fresno County
Coding Complete
On December 13, 2011, four inmates of the Fresno County Adult Detention Facilities filed a class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. The plaintiffs sued the Fresno County Sheriff's Office under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. 2011 WL 11557976. The plaintiffs, represented by the Prison Law Office, Disability ... [view]
2 Mims v. County of Fresno
10CECG00528 (State Court)
Filed 2010 - Closed 2012
Fresno County Board of Supervisors
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0079
Fresno County
Coding Complete
In January or February 2010, Fresno Sheriff Margaret Mims laid off staff and shut down three floors of the county jail, substantially reducing capacity, because her budget wouldn't allow her to staff both the jail and patrol. Because of the jail population cap in Cruz v. Fresno, JC-CA-0066 (listed below as a related case), the result was a ... [view]
3 Marvin v. County of Kings
01 C 0040 (State Court)
Filed 01/04/2001 - Case Ongoing
County of Kings
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0080
Kern County
Coding Complete
On January 4, 2001, the sheriff of Kings County filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of California for the County of Kings against the County, seeking injunctive relief relating to the overcrowding of the County Jail. The Court (Judge Peter M. Schultz) granted relief stipulated to by both parties on March 7, 2001, issuing a prisoner release order ... [view]
4 Haller v. County of Sutter
2:93-cv-01256 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 08/03/1993 - Closed 1994
County of Sutter
Sheriff
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0086
Sutter County
Coding Complete
On August 3, 1993, prisoners at the Sutter County jail filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California again the County Sheriff, challenging the constitutionality of their conditions of confinement. The plaintiffs, represented by the Prisoner Rights Union and private counsel, brought suit under 42 U.S ... [view]
5 Cruz v. County of Fresno
93-CV-5070 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 03/23/1993 - Closed
Fresno County
Fresno County Jail
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0066
Fresno County
Coding Complete
On March 23, 1993, plaintiffs, a class of prisoners incarcerated at the Fresno County Jail, filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, Sacramento Division. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, sought declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging violations of their First, ... [view]
6 Torres v. County of Merced
2:93-cv-00357 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 03/04/1993 - Closed 2000
County of Merced
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0077
Merced County
Coding Complete
On March 4, 1993, prisoners at the Merced County Jail filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against the County of Merced. Plaintiffs, represented by the Prisoner Rights Union and by private counsel, brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging violations of their constitutional rights ... [view]
7 Wyckoff v. County of Tehama
2:92-cv-01472 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 09/04/1992 - Closed 1998
County of Tehama
Sheriff
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0087
Tehama County
Coding Complete
On September 4, 1992, prisoners at the Tehama County Jail and the Work/Education Facility filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California again the County and the County Sheriff, challenging the constitutionality of their conditions of confinement. The plaintiffs, represented by the Prisoner Rights ... [view]
8 Kaiser v. County of Sacramento
2:91-cv-00300-GGH (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 03/12/1991 - Case Ongoing
County of Sacramento
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0074
Sacramento County
Coding Complete
On March 12, 1991, prisoners at two Sacramento County jails filed a class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against the County of Sacramento. The plaintiffs, represented by the Prisoner Rights Union and by private counsel, brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, challenging the constitutionality of ... [view]
9 Ercoli v. County of Tuolumne
1:90-cv-00649 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 10/23/1990 - Closed 1998
County of Tuolumne
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0102
Tuolumne County
Coding Complete
On October 23, 1990, several prisoners at the Tuolumne County Jail filed a class action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against the County of Tuolumne. The plaintiffs, represented by the Prisoner Rights Union and private counsel, filed suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, challenging the constitutionality of their ... [view]
10 Rodriguez v. Stanislaus County
1:90-cv-00601 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 09/26/1990 - Closed
County of Stanislaus
Sheriff
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0084
Stanislaus County
Coding Complete
On September 26, 1990, prisoners in the Stanislaus County jail system filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against the county and the county sheriff, challenging their conditions of confinement. The prisoners, represented by the Prisoner Rights Union and private counsel, brought suit under 4 ... [view]
11 Wooden v. County of Shasta
2:90-cv-01003 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 08/02/1990 - Closed 1995
County of Shasta
Sheriff
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0098
Shasta County
Coding Complete
On August 2, 1990, prisoners at the Shasta County jail filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against the County of Shasta and the County Sheriff. The plaintiffs, represented by the Prisoner Rights Union and private counsel, filed suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, claiming that their conditions ... [view]
12 Harris v. County of Placer
2:90-cv-00394 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 03/29/1990 - Closed
County of Placer
Sheriff
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0081
Placer County
Coding Complete
On March 29, 1990, several prisoners in the Placer County jail system filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Placer County. The plaintiffs, represented by the Prisoner Rights Union and private counsel, brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging unconstitutional conditions of confinement and, ... [view]
13 Roy v. County of Yolo
2:90-cv-00393 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 03/29/1990 - Closed 1991
County of Yolo
Sheriff
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0103
Yolo County
Coding Complete
On March 29, 1990, prisoners at the Yolo County Jail filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against the County of Yolo and the County Sheriff. The plaintiffs, represented by the Prisoner Rights Union and private counsel, filed suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, challenging the constitutionality of ... [view]
14 York v. County of El Dorado
90-833 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 1990 - Closed
El Dorado County
Placerville Jail
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0011
El Dorado County
Coding Complete
Inmates at the El Dorado and South Lake Tahoe jails filed a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 class action lawsuit against county officials in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California on June 28, 1990. The case was originally assigned to Judge John F. Moulds, but was refereed to Magistrate Judge Gregory G. Hollows for settlement purposes ... [view]
15 Benson v. County of Orange
8:90-cv-01964 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 1990 - Closed
County of Orange
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0078
Orange County
Coding Complete
In 1990, prisoners in the Orange County jail system filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division, against the County of Orange. The plaintiffs, represented by the Prisoner Rights Union and private counsel, brought suit under 42 U.S.C § 1983, challenging the constitutionality of ... [view]
16 Anderson v. Kern County
1:90-cv-00205-GEB-JFM (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 1990 - Closed 1998
County of Kern
Sheriff
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0068
Kern County
Coding Complete
Because this case predates PACER, the Clearinghouse has limited information on what occurred. On April 9, 1990, prisoners in the Kern County jail filed a complaint in the Eastern District of California against the county. The plaintiffs, represented by private firms and the Prisoner Rights Union, filed the complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 based ... [view]
17 McGrath v. County of Nevada
2:89-cv-01658-GEB-JFM (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 12/04/1989 - Closed
County of Nevada
Nevada County Jails
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0008
Nevada County
Coding Complete
On December 4, 1989, a class action lawsuit was filed under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, on behalf of all present and future prisoners of the Nevada County Jail and Nevada County Detention Center against Nevada County in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. Plaintiff prisoners alleged violations of their First, Fourth, Eighth, ... [view]
18 Pederson v. County of Plumas
2:89-cv-01659-JFM (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 12/04/1989 - Case Ongoing
County of Plumas
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0075
Plumas County
Coding Complete
On December 4, 1989, prisoners at the Plumas County Jail filed a class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against the County of Plumas. The plaintiffs, represented by the Prisoner Rights Union and by private counsel, brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, challenging the constitutionality of their ... [view]
19 Doty v. County of Lassen
2:89-cv-01019 (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 07/25/1989 - Closed 1994
County of Lassen
Sheriff
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
JC-CA-0076
Lassen County
Coding Complete
On July 25, 1989, prisoners at the old Lassen County Jail ("Old Jail") filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against the County of Lassen and the Sheriff of the County of Lassen. The plaintiffs, represented by the Prisoner Rights Union and private counsel, brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 ... [view]
20 Inmates of Santa Barbara County Jail v. Carpenter
152487 (State Court)
Filed 1989 - Closed
County of Santa Barbara
Sheriff
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0083
Santa Barbara County
Coding Complete
This is a lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of California for the County of Santa Barbara by prisoners in the Santa Barbara County Main Jail against the County Sheriff, challenging their conditions of confinement. The plaintiffs, represented by the Santa Barbara Public Defender's Office and private counsel, alleged overly crowded conditions in ... [view]
21 Fuller v. Tidwell
87-03026 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 1987 - Closed
County of San Bernardino
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0094
San Bernardino County
Coding Complete
While we have no documents from this case, we do have descriptions in Ellen Barry, River Ginchild & Doreen Lee, Legal Issues for Prisoners with Children, in Children of Incarcerated Parents 147, 160 (Katherine Gabel & Denise Johnston eds., 1995), and Wayne N. Welsh, Counties in Court: Jail Overcrowding and Court-Ordered Reform (1995) ... [view]
22 Boyden v. McCarthy/Rowland
86-1989 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 1986 - Closed 1993
California
California Institute for Men (Chino)
Prison Conditions
PC-CA-0006
Chino
Coding Complete
This lawsuit was filed pro se by prisoners on March 27, 1986, in the Northern District of California. The plaintiffs sued the California Department of Corrections and the California Institute for Men under 42 U.S.C. 1983. The plaintiffs alleged that unconstitutional conditions of confinement at the California Institute for Men (Chino) violated ... [view]
23 Jones v. Brooks
084429 (State Court)
Filed 06/13/1984 - Case Ongoing
County of Butte
Board of Supervisors
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0088
Butte County
Coding Complete
On June 13, 1984, three prisoners at the Butte County Jail filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of California for the County of Butte against the County Board of Supervisors, challenging the constitutionality of their conditions of confinement. The plaintiffs, represented by the Prisoner Rights Union and private counsel, alleged, among other ... [view]
24 Yancey v. Rainey
29868 (State Court)
Filed 1984 - Closed 1986
County of Contra Costa
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0089
Contra Costa County
Coding Complete
While we have no documents associated with this case, it is one of Wayne Welsh's case studies and appears frequently in his works. The following summary is adopted from Wayne N. Welsh & Henry N. Pontell, Counties in Court: Interorganizational Adaptations to Jail Litigation in California, 25 Law & Soc'y Rev. 73, 79 (1991). See also ... [view]
25 Becker v. County of Merced
71999 (State Court)
Filed 04/13/1983 - Closed
County of Merced
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0092
Merced County
Coding Complete
On April 13, 1983, prisoners at the Merced County Jail filed a class action lawsuit in the Superior Court of California for the County of Merced against the County. The plaintiffs, represented by Fresno-Merced Counties Legal Services, challenged the County's failure to create a women's minimum security prison when such a facility was provided for ... [view]
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