Case: Almodovar v. Snyder

99-00404 | Illinois state trial court

Filed Date: 1999

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

In 1999, attorneys with the Uptown People's Law Center in Chicago filed a class action lawsuit in the Circuit Court for Sangamon County, Illinois, challenging the administrative detention procedures at the Tamms Correctional Center. After the suit was filed, the Illinois Department of Corrections issued a new administrative directive, "Renunciation of Affiliation with Security Threat Groups" ("the Renunciation Policy"), which provided that unless an inmate agreed that he would no longer affilia…

In 1999, attorneys with the Uptown People's Law Center in Chicago filed a class action lawsuit in the Circuit Court for Sangamon County, Illinois, challenging the administrative detention procedures at the Tamms Correctional Center. After the suit was filed, the Illinois Department of Corrections issued a new administrative directive, "Renunciation of Affiliation with Security Threat Groups" ("the Renunciation Policy"), which provided that unless an inmate agreed that he would no longer affiliate with a gang, and provided the Department with all information he has regarding the structure and activities of the gang, he would not be permitted to leave Tamms. Plaintiffs amended their complaint to challenge the Renunciation Policy, which plaintiffs alleged violated procedural and substantive due process and the prohibition against ex post facto laws and self-incrimination as guaranteed by the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions. Plaintiffs further alleged that the policy violated the Illinois Administrative Procedures Act, 5 ILCS 100/5-5 ("The APA") and the Unified Code of Corrections ("the Code"), 730 ILCS 5-1-1-1.

Our information on this case is limited to the amended complaint.

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (3/10/2008)

People


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Mills, Alan S. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Stauffer, Randall C. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Mills, Alan S. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Stauffer, Randall C. (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

99-00404

Amended Complaint for Declaratory Judgment and Injunction

March 21, 2000

March 21, 2000

Complaint

Resources

Docket

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Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: 1999

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All inmates who are currently or may in the future be (a) confined to Tamms Correctional Center, (b) in Administrative Detention status, and (c) have been in such status for at least one year.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Uptown People's Law Center

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Illinois Department of Corrections, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

State law

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Ex Post Facto

Availably Documents:

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Unknown

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Administrative segregation

Disciplinary segregation

Grievance Procedures

Affected Gender:

Male

Type of Facility:

Government-run