Case: Hernandez v. Carroll

76-41973 | New York state trial court

Filed Date: 1976

Closed Date: Jan. 17, 1977

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Case Summary

Sometime in 1976, juveniles detained at the Bronx Family Courthouse filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court of the State of New York for the County of New York against several judges and administrators of New York State and city agencies. The Legal Aid Society, Juvenile Rights Division represented the plaintiffs. The court entered a consent decree on January 17, 1977. The consent decree stated that the new Bronx Family Courthouse would be ready for full occupancy, including the detention rooms, on…

Sometime in 1976, juveniles detained at the Bronx Family Courthouse filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court of the State of New York for the County of New York against several judges and administrators of New York State and city agencies. The Legal Aid Society, Juvenile Rights Division represented the plaintiffs. The court entered a consent decree on January 17, 1977. The consent decree stated that the new Bronx Family Courthouse would be ready for full occupancy, including the detention rooms, on or before May 2, 1977. The defendants agreed to repair and service the boys' and girls' detention rooms and maintain them in a sanitary condition. The required sanitary conditions specifically included the proper functioning of the toilets and sinks, the proper operation of all windows, the proper functioning of drinking fountains, the regular extermination of the roaches that were infesting the area, the compliance with fire regulations, and the proper heating and cooling of the detention and attorneys' interview rooms.

The only information we have on this case is the 1977 consent decree.

Summary Authors

Kaitlin Corkran (5/22/2006)


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dale, Michael J. (New York)

Schinitsky, Charles (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Richland, W. Bernard (New York)

Strauss, James (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dale, Michael J. (New York)

Schinitsky, Charles (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Richland, W. Bernard (New York)

Strauss, James (New York)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Consent Order

Jan. 17, 1977 Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

Juvenile Institution

Key Dates

Filing Date: 1976

Closing Date: Jan. 17, 1977

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Two juveniles detained at the Bronx Family Courthouse

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Legal Services/Legal Aid

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Municipal Services, City

Bureau of Operating Services, City

Department of Social Services, State

Case Details

Availably Documents:

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1977 - None

Issues

General:

Access to lawyers or judicial system

Sanitation / living conditions

Totality of conditions

Type of Facility:

Government-run