Case: Hill v. Hutto

3:81-00944 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Filed Date: Dec. 7, 1981

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Case Summary

Between December 7, 1981, and December 9, 1981, fourteen state inmates at the Richmond City Jail filed identical pro se lawsuits under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Virginia Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. On December 10, 1981, these cases were consolidated. The plaintiffs alleged that the defendants had violated their constitutional rights by holding them in a facility where they did not receive the same programs and rehabilitative op…

Between December 7, 1981, and December 9, 1981, fourteen state inmates at the Richmond City Jail filed identical pro se lawsuits under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Virginia Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. On December 10, 1981, these cases were consolidated. The plaintiffs alleged that the defendants had violated their constitutional rights by holding them in a facility where they did not receive the same programs and rehabilitative opportunities that are available to inmates in state institutions.

On May 3, 1982, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Judge Richard Williams) held that the equal protection clause prohibited arbitrary differences between the treatment given to state prisoners held more than ninety days after sentencing in local jails and treatment accorded similarly situated inmates in state facilities. Hill v. Hutto, 537 F.Supp. 1185 (E.D.Va. 1982). We have no further information on the proceedings in this case.

Summary Authors

Kristen Sagar (6/14/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Williams, Richard Leroy (Virginia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Gorman, Richard F. III (Virginia)

Hopper, James Walter (Virginia)

Judge(s)

Williams, Richard Leroy (Virginia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Gorman, Richard F. III (Virginia)

Hopper, James Walter (Virginia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:81-00944

Memorandum Opinion

537 F.Supp. 1185, 1982 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 12085

May 3, 1982

May 3, 1982

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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Case Details

State / Territory: Virginia

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 7, 1981

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Inmates at the Richmond City Jail who were long-term felons awaiting transfer to state facilities alleging that state prisoners incarcerated in local jails do not receive the same rehab programs that are available to prisoners in state institutions

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: Yes

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Virginia Department of Corrections, City

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Order Duration: 1982 - None

Issues

General:

Counseling

Education

Recreation / Exercise

Religious programs / policies

Type of Facility:

Government-run