Case: Shango v. Jurich

1:74-03598 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Dec. 13, 1974

Closed Date: June 2, 1992

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

An inmate at the Stateville Correction Center in Joliet, Illinois filed a pro se lawsuit in 1981 under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiff sought injunctive relief from disciplinary proceedings that allegedly violated his due process rights and from the overall conditions of his imprisonment. Specifically, the plaintiff complained of being transferred to Menard Correction Center without due process and of having his personal belonging…

An inmate at the Stateville Correction Center in Joliet, Illinois filed a pro se lawsuit in 1981 under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The plaintiff sought injunctive relief from disciplinary proceedings that allegedly violated his due process rights and from the overall conditions of his imprisonment. Specifically, the plaintiff complained of being transferred to Menard Correction Center without due process and of having his personal belongings confiscated during the transfer. The District Court (Judge Milton Shadur) granted the injunction on July 13, 1981. Shango v. Jurich, 521 F.Supp. 1196 (N.D. Ill. 1981).

The defendants appealed and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Judge Jesse E. Eschbach) reversed and remanded. Shango v. Jurich, 681 F.2d 1091 (7th Cir. 1982).

After remand, the District Court held that the only issue on which the plaintiff might be entitled to relief was the allegation of due process violations in disciplinary treatment. The District Court found the defendants liable but ruled that further investigation was necessary before appropriate relief could be determined. Shango v. Jurich, 608 F.Supp. 931 (N.D. Ill. 1985).

In 1988, the District Court heard four consolidated and two previously unconsolidated cases against prison officials, including this case. The District Court (Judge Ann Williams) awarded $1 in nominal damages on the plaintiff's due process claim, holding that the same disciplinary action would have resulted had the plaintiff's due process rights not been violated. Shango v. Jurich, 1988 WL 76996 (N.D.Ill. July 18, 1988).

The plaintiff appealed and the Court of Appeals (Judge Harlington Wood, Jr.) affirmed the District Court. Shango v. Jurich, 965 F.2d 289 (7th Cir. 1992).

This case's docket is unavailable on PACER, and our information ends with this latest opinion, June 2, 1992.

Summary Authors

David Terry (3/22/2006)

People


Judge(s)

Bonsal, Dudley Baldwin (New York)

Coffey, John Louis (Wisconsin)

Cummings, Walter Joseph (Illinois)

Easterbrook, Frank Hoover (Illinois)

Eschbach, Jesse Ernest (Indiana)

Shadur, Milton Irving (Illinois)

Williams, Ann Claire (Illinois)

Wood, Harlington Jr. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Casson, George J. Jr. (Illinois)

Merritt, Frank S. (Ohio)

Judge(s)

Bonsal, Dudley Baldwin (New York)

Coffey, John Louis (Wisconsin)

Cummings, Walter Joseph (Illinois)

Easterbrook, Frank Hoover (Illinois)

Eschbach, Jesse Ernest (Indiana)

Shadur, Milton Irving (Illinois)

Williams, Ann Claire (Illinois)

Wood, Harlington Jr. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Casson, George J. Jr. (Illinois)

Merritt, Frank S. (Ohio)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Breslauer, Alison (Illinois)

Carbonara, Richard M. (Illinois)

Connor, Robert (Illinois)

Frazier, William D. (Illinois)

Goldberg, Jerome F. (Illinois)

Konieczny, Karen (Illinois)

LaSusa, Lawrence R. (Illinois)

McGrew, Theresa M. (Illinois)

Mullen, Michael T. (Illinois)

Rhodes, Susan Frederick (Illinois)

Scarano, Elizabeth M. (Illinois)

Yipp, Victor (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Memorandum Opinion and Order

521 F.Supp. 1196, 1981 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 14484

July 13, 1981 Order/Opinion

Opinion

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

681 F.2d 1091, 1982 U.S.App.LEXIS 18050

Aug. 10, 1982 Order/Opinion

Memorandum Opinion and Order

608 F.Supp. 931, 1985 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 20875

April 10, 1985 Order/Opinion

Memorandum Opinion and Order

1988 WL 76996, 1988 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 7597

July 18, 1988 Order/Opinion

Memorandum Opinion and Order

1989 WL 75446, 1989 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 7708

June 27, 1989 Order/Opinion

Opinion

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

965 F.2d 289, 1992 U.S.App.LEXIS 12191

June 2, 1992 Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL

Docket

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

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 13, 1974

Closing Date: June 2, 1992

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Inmates at the Stateville Correctional Center challenging the conditions and practices at Stateville which allegedly deprived the plaintiffs of their constitutional right of access to the courts

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: Yes

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Stateville Correction Center (Joliet), State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Availably Documents:

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Order Duration: 1981 - None

Issues

General:

Disciplinary procedures

Loss or damage to property

Totality of conditions

Type of Facility:

Government-run