Case: In re Edward Allen Britton

07-678445 | California state trial court

Filed Date: 2007

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

This case involves a 2007 petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed in the Fresno County Superior Court by an inmate at the Pleasant Valley State Prison. A copy of the petition was not available.

Following a December 21, 2007 hearing, the Superior Court (Judge Gary D. Hoff) ordered the Pleasant Valley State Prison to provide all inmates with photocopies of their administrative appeal paperwork for appeals at all level including informal appeals. The Court further ordered the Prison to assign tracking numbers to all appeals. Judge Hoff reasoned that providing copies would not be a burden on the Prison and would assist inmates in obtaining access to the courts.

On May 29, 2008, the plaintiff appealed the court's denial of his writ of habeas corpus. On June 5, 2008, the Fifth Appellate District of California denied the plaintiff's appeal.

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (3/5/2008)

Matthew Feng (9/5/2021)



Hoff, Gary D. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Jones, Kasey E. (California)

Other Attorney(s)



Hoff, Gary D. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Jones, Kasey E. (California)

Other Attorney(s)

Byers, Garrick (California)

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Order after December 21, 2007, Hearing

Jan. 3, 2008

Jan. 3, 2008




Last updated July 27, 2022, 3:01 a.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: 2007

Case Ongoing: Yes


Plaintiff Description:

California inmate filed habeas corpus action, sought copies of administrative appeals records

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought


Pleasant Valley State Prison, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Habeas Corpus, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2241-2253; 2254; 2255

Availably Documents:

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion


Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:


Order Duration: 2008 - None

Content of Injunction:

Required disclosure



Disciplinary procedures

Records Disclosure

Type of Facility: