Case: N.J. v. Passaic Co. Board of Chosen Free Holders of P.H.

78-08669 | New Jersey state trial court

Filed Date: Oct. 26, 1978

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

On October 26, 1978, the Department of the Public Advocate of the Office of the New Jersey Public Defender filed suit in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division - Passaic County, challenging the overcrowded conditions at the Passaic County Detention Center. Following a hearing on November 20, 1978, the Superior Court (Judge Charles Joelson) issued an Order dated December 11, 1978, containing its findings of fact and conclusions of law. The Order cited numerous structural deficiencies an…

On October 26, 1978, the Department of the Public Advocate of the Office of the New Jersey Public Defender filed suit in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division - Passaic County, challenging the overcrowded conditions at the Passaic County Detention Center.

Following a hearing on November 20, 1978, the Superior Court (Judge Charles Joelson) issued an Order dated December 11, 1978, containing its findings of fact and conclusions of law. The Order cited numerous structural deficiencies and hazards the Court found existed at the Passaic County Detention Center. The Court ruled that defendants were permitted to operate the Detention Center only on a temporary basis while certain remedial measures were undertaken. Those measures included the presentation of a plan to the Court to either renovate and expand the current facility or to construct a new and larger facility.

On July 16, 1982, the Court held a hearing on plaintiffs' motion to compel compliance with the Court's December 11, 1978 order. As our records are incomplete, it is not clear what the outcome was.

We have no further information on this case.

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (2/26/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Joelson, Charles S. (New Jersey)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bizub, William J. (New Jersey)

Van Ness, Stanley C. (New Jersey)

Zamrin, Steven (New Jersey)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Gellene, Leo (New Jersey)

Other Attorney(s)

Active

Active

Judge(s)

Joelson, Charles S. (New Jersey)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bizub, William J. (New Jersey)

Van Ness, Stanley C. (New Jersey)

Zamrin, Steven (New Jersey)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Gellene, Leo (New Jersey)

Other Attorney(s)

Ballai, Elaine W. (New Jersey)

Humphreys, Burrell Ives (New Jersey)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

78-08669

Order

Oct. 19, 1978

Oct. 19, 1978

Order/Opinion

78-08669

Order

Oct. 20, 1978

Oct. 20, 1978

Order/Opinion

78-08669

Civil Action Verified Complaint

Oct. 24, 1978

Oct. 24, 1978

Complaint

78-08669

Order

Dec. 12, 1978

Dec. 12, 1978

Order/Opinion

78-08669

Order (draft)

Jan. 1, 1982

Jan. 1, 1982

Order/Opinion

78-08669

Affidavit in Support of Litigant's Rights

State of NJ v. Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders

June 24, 1982

June 24, 1982

Pleading / Motion / Brief

78-08669

Notice of Motion for an Order in Aid of Litigant's Rights

June 29, 1982

June 29, 1982

Notice Letter

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 1, 2022, 3:01 a.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: New Jersey

Case Type(s):

Juvenile Institution

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 26, 1978

Case Ongoing: Unknown

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

State of New Jersey on behalf of juvenile inmates in New Jersey alleging overcrowding in the jails.

Plaintiff Type(s):

State Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Unknown

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Passaic County Youth Detention Center (Passaic), State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

State law

Availably Documents:

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Order Duration: 1978 - None

Issues

Crowding:

Crowding / caseload