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Post-PLRA Jail and Prison Private Settlement Agreements

Under the Prison Litigation Reform Act, 18 U.S.C. ยง 3626(a)(1)(A)(a), enacted in 1996, federal courts may enter an enforceable decree in prison or jail conditions cases only if "the court finds that such relief is narrowly drawn, extends no further than necessary to correct the violation of the Federal right, and is the least intrusive means necessary to correct the violation of the Federal right." To avoid application of these constraints, parties can instead settle cases using "private settlement agreements," which the statute defines as agreements not subject to federal judicial enforcement other than the reinstatement of the civil proceeding that the agreement settled. Such agreements may be enforced as contracts, in state court. This special collection brings together injunctive (but not damages) cases in which settlements fit this definition.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 C-Pod Inmates of Middlesex County Adult Correction Center v. Middlesex County
3:15-cv-07920-PGS-TJB (D.N.J.)
Filed 2015 - Case Ongoing
Middlesex County
Jail Conditions
PC-NJ-0024
Middlesex County
Coding Complete
2 Disability Rights Florida v. Crews
1:14-cv-23323 (S.D. Fla.)
Filed 2014 - Case Ongoing
Florida Department of Corrections
Dade Correctional Institution
Prison Conditions
PC-FL-0021
Dade County
Coding Complete
3 Harman v. Ahern
No. 3:14-cv-03051-MEJ-KAW (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2014 - Closed 2016
Alameda County Sheriff's Department
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0124
Alameda County
Coding Complete
4 Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania v. Wetzel
1:13-cv-00635-JEJ (M.D. Pa.)
Filed 2013 - Closed 2018
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-PA-0031
Coding Complete
5 Hill v. United States of America
1:13-cv-03404 (D. Colo.)
Filed 2013 - Closed 2017
United State Bureau of Prisons
Prison Conditions
PC-CO-0023
Coding Complete
6 Prison Legal News v. Betterton
2:12-cv-00699 (E.D. Tex.)
Filed 2012 - Closed 2013
Upshur County Jail
Upshur County
Jail Conditions
PC-TX-0015
Upshur County
Coding Complete
7 Brizuela v. Feliciano
3:12-cv-00226-JBA (D. Conn.)
Filed 2012 - Case Ongoing
Connecticut Department of Corrections
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CT-0009
New Haven County
Coding Complete
8 Mason v. Hale
2:11-cv-03155-TMP (N.D. Ala.)
Filed 2011 - Closed 2016
Jefferson County Sheriff
Jefferson County Jail
Jail Conditions
JC-AL-0023
Jefferson County
Coding Complete
9 Henderson v. Thomas
2:11-cv-00224-MHT-WC (M.D. Ala.)
Filed 2011 - Closed 2016
Alabama Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-AL-0033
Coding Complete
10 CRIPA Investigation of the Topeka Correctional Facility, Topeka, Kansas
No Court Case (No Court)
Filed 2011 - Case Ongoing
Topeka Correctional Facility
Prison Conditions
PC-KS-0006
Shawnee County
Coding Complete
11 Minnis v. Johnson
1:10-cv-00096-TSE -TRJ (E.D. Va.)
Filed 2010 - Closed 2016
Virginia Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-VA-0019
Coding Complete
12 Olson v. Brown
4:09-cv-6 (N.D. Ind.)
Filed 2009 - Closed 2013
Tippecanoe County
Tippecanoe County Jail
Jail Conditions
JC-IN-0021
Tippecanoe County
Coding Complete
13 Prison Legal News v. Clarke
1:08-cv-10677-RGS (D. Mass.)
Filed 2008 - Closed 2009
Massachusetts Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-MA-0034
Coding Complete
14 Mitchell v. Felker
2:08-cv-01196-RAJ (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 2008 - Closed 2016
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Prison Conditions
PC-CA-0056
Coding Complete
15 Richardson v. Monroe County Sheriff
1:08-cv-00174 (S.D. Ind.)
Filed 2008 - Case Ongoing
Monroe County Sheriff
Monroe County Jail
Jail Conditions
JC-IN-0020
Monroe County
Coding Complete
16 Williams v. City of Philadelphia
2:08-cv-01979-RBS (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 2008 - Closed 2018
City of Philadelphia
Jail Conditions
JC-PA-0034
Coding Complete
17 Disability Law Center v. Massachusetts Department of Correction
1:07-cv-10463-MLW (D. Mass.)
Filed 2007 - Closed 2017
Massachusetts Department of Corrections
Massachusetts Prisons
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-MA-0026
Coding Complete
18 Montrey v. Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Department of Corrections
3:07-cv-00476-REP (E.D. Va.)
Filed 2007 - Closed 2008
Virginia Department of Corrections
Pocahontas State Correctional Center
Prison Conditions
PC-VA-0012
Coding Complete
19 Sisney v. State of South Dakota
24684 (State Court)
Filed 2007 - Closed 2008
State of South Dakota
Prison Conditions
PC-SD-0006
Coding Complete
20 Tyson v. Grant County Sheriff
1:07-cv-00010-JVB-RBC (N.D. Ind.)
Filed 2007 - Closed 2013
Grant County Sheriff
Jail Conditions
JC-IN-0022
Grant County
Coding Complete
21 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
22 Billips v. Horn
1:04-cv-01086-HB (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 2004 - Closed 2007
New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
Jail Conditions
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-NY-0010
New York
Coding Complete
23 Gaddis v. Campbell
03-390 (M.D. Ala.)
Filed 2003 - Closed 2005
Alabama Department of Corrections
Alabama DOC
Prison Conditions
PC-AL-0015
Coding Complete
24 In re: Texas Prison Litigation
2:99-cv-04021-NKL (W.D. Mo.)
Filed 1998 - Closed 2002
Missouri Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Jail Conditions
PC-MO-0003
Coding Complete
25 Hughes v. Goord
6:97-cv-06431-CJS (W.D.N.Y.)
Filed 1997 - Closed 2000
New York Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-NY-0040
Coding Complete
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