Case: Stewart v. Bender

87-01154 | Massachusetts state trial court

Filed Date: July 5, 1988

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Case Summary

On July 5, 1988 prisoners of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts filed a lawsuit in the Suffolk County Superior Court in Massachusetts. They alleged that their constitutional right to access to the courts was violated by the fact that there were only three typewriters for more than seven hundred inmates in the prison. We have no further information on the proceedings in this case.

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Kristen Sagar (3/31/2006)

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Case Details

State / Territory: Massachusetts

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 5, 1988

Case Ongoing: Unknown


Plaintiff Description:

1988 prisoners of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Unknown

Class Action Outcome: Unknown


Massachusetts Department of Corrections, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Due Process: Procedural Due Process

Availably Documents:

None of the above


Prevailing Party: Unknown

Nature of Relief:


Source of Relief:




Access to lawyers or judicial system

Type of Facility: