Case: Crutchfield v. Wright

1:88-cv-02308 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: Aug. 3, 1988

Closed Date: July 20, 1990

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Case Summary

In 1988, plaintiff filed a section 1983 suit pro se against the Warden of Montgomery County Detention Center. In her complaint, plaintiff alleged that defendant housed plaintiff in an administrative segregation unit because she tested positive for H.I.V. Plaintiff sought declaratory judgment that defendant's policies are unconstitutional and permanent injunctive relief prohibiting defendants from segregating plaintiff based on her medical condition.

After the District Court in Maryland (Judge Frederick Motz) consolidated plaintiff's case with two similar cases, the Detention Center addressed plaintiff's concerns and revised its policy regarding housing of inmates with H.I.V. As a result of this new policy, the parties agreed that further proceedings were unnecessary, and the court entered a consent decree in 1990. The docket for this case is essentially empty.

Summary Authors

Lauren Cutson (5/19/2005)

People


Judge(s)

Motz, J. Frederick (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Goering, Susan (Maryland)

Schwartz, Robert G. (Pennsylvania)

Teelucksingh, Anthony V. (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Berk, Linda D. (Maryland)

Henry, Karen L. Federman (Maryland)

Sorrell, Clyde H. (Maryland)

Judge(s)

Motz, J. Frederick (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Goering, Susan (Maryland)

Schwartz, Robert G. (Pennsylvania)

Teelucksingh, Anthony V. (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Berk, Linda D. (Maryland)

Henry, Karen L. Federman (Maryland)

Sorrell, Clyde H. (Maryland)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:88-cv-02308

Docket [PACER]

July 20, 1990

July 20, 1990

Docket

1:88-cv-02308

Complaint

Aug. 3, 1988

Aug. 3, 1988

Complaint

1:88-cv-02308

Consent Decree and Order

July 20, 1990

July 20, 1990

Order/Opinion

Docket

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Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 3, 1988

Closing Date: July 20, 1990

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Inmate housed in an administrative segregation unit in the Montgomery Comity Detention Center because she has been tested positive for HIV virus

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Montgomery County (Montgomery), County

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Due Process

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

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

Order Duration: 1988 - 1990

Issues

General:

Administrative segregation

Medical/Mental Health:

HIV/AIDS

Type of Facility:

Government-run