Case: Birowski v. Redman

92-12402 | Delaware state trial court

Filed Date: 1992

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Case Summary

In the 1980s, a group of inmates in the Delaware prison system filed suit in the Court of Chancery of Delaware against prison officials. Apparently the complaint was of the failure to provide substance abuse treatment. According to an opinion in later proceedings, eventually plaintiffs obtained pro bono representation from several lawyers and were able to settle with an agreement to provide a substance abuse treatment plan for inmates who comply with the rules and regulations of the facility. Birowski v. Redman, 1997 WL 383024 (Del. Ch. Feb. 21, 1997). This agreement was signed on February 18, 1992.

Later challenges by one of the plaintiffs were referred to masters (Kiger & Glasscock) who rejected the claims. 1997 WL 383024 (Del. Ch. Feb. 21, 1997); 2001 WL 1088759 (Del. Ch. July 18, 2001); aff'd Winward v. Redman, 793 A.2d 311 (Del. 2002

Summary Authors

John Maksymonko (7/25/2005)

People


Judge(s)

Berger, Carolyn (Delaware)

Glasscock, Sam (Delaware)

Steele, Myron T. (Delaware)

Veasey, E. Norman (Delaware)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Wilson, Gregg E. (Delaware)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Kiger, Richard C. (Delaware)

Judge(s)

Berger, Carolyn (Delaware)

Glasscock, Sam (Delaware)

Steele, Myron T. (Delaware)

Veasey, E. Norman (Delaware)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Wilson, Gregg E. (Delaware)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Kiger, Richard C. (Delaware)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

92-12402

Opinion

1997 WL 383024

Feb. 21, 1997

Feb. 21, 1997

Order/Opinion

92-12402

Master's Report

2001 WL 1088759

July 18, 2001

July 18, 2001

Order/Opinion

2001-469

Order

Winward v. Redman

Delaware state supreme court

793 A.2d 311, 2002 WL 440252, 2002 Del.LEXIS 176

March 18, 2002

March 18, 2002

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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Case Details

State / Territory: Delaware

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: 1992

Case Ongoing: Unknown

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Prison inmates serving sentences under the control of the Department of Corrections

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: Yes

Class Action Sought: Unknown

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Delaware Prison System, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Availably Documents:

Any published opinion

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: 1997 - None

Issues

Reproductive rights:

Fetus Identity

General:

Rehabilitation

Medical/Mental Health:

Medical care, general

Mental health care, general

Type of Facility:

Government-run