Case: Marvin v. County of Kings

01-00040 | California state trial court

Filed Date: Jan. 4, 2001

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

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 and a permanent injunction setting a population capacity limit for the jail. Over the following years, the parties worked together to manage overcrow…

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 and a permanent injunction setting a population capacity limit for the jail.

Over the following years, the parties worked together to manage overcrowding in the jail, including building a new jail to which all prisoners were transferred in 2006. When it became clear that the new jail, too, had begun to experience overcrowding, the parties moved to apply the population cap to the new jail as well, and after an inspection of the jail and a public hearing, the Court granted the motion on October 17, 2007.

The docket indicates that another stipulated motion to modify the permanent injunction was filed on July 13, 2012; as of the date of this summary, there is no indication that the court has yet acted upon this motion.

Summary Authors

Christopher Schad (7/18/2012)

People


Judge(s)

Schultz, Peter M. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Hagar, John H. Jr. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Moock, Peter D. (California)

Sand, Kyle (California)

Woolley, Carrie (California)

Judge(s)

Schultz, Peter M. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Hagar, John H. Jr. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Moock, Peter D. (California)

Sand, Kyle (California)

Woolley, Carrie (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

01-00040

Case Information

Sept. 19, 2017

Sept. 19, 2017

Docket

01-00040

Stipulated Order for Modification of Permanent Injunction and Judgment

Oct. 17, 2007

Oct. 17, 2007

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated June 28, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Special Collection(s):

California Jail Population Caps

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 4, 2001

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

the sheriff of Kings County

Plaintiff Type(s):

City/County Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

County of Kings (Kern), County

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

Crowding:

Crowding / caseload

Post-PLRA Population Cap