Case: Congdon v. Murray

3:90-cv-00536 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Filed Date: Sept. 19, 1990

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Case Summary

On September 19, 1990, prisoners at the Virginia State Penitentiary filed a class action lawsuit for declaratory and injunctive relief under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Virginia Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The plaintiffs, represented by the National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, alleged that the defendants had violated their rights under the 8th Amendment and the 14th Amendment by subjecting them to life-threatening conditions in the areas of fire safety, environmental health, and environmental safety. Since we only have the complaint for this case on record, we have no further information on the proceedings.

Summary Authors

Kristen Sagar (3/9/2006)

People


Judge(s)

Merhige, Robert Reynold Jr. (Virginia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Aiyetoro, Adjoa A. (District of Columbia)

Bronstein, Alvin J. (District of Columbia)

Fathi, David Cyrus (District of Columbia)

Pershing, Stephen B. (Virginia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Davis, Mark Ralph (Virginia)

Katz, Alan (Virginia)

Rogers, Jeanette Dian (Virginia)

Judge(s)

Merhige, Robert Reynold Jr. (Virginia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Aiyetoro, Adjoa A. (District of Columbia)

Bronstein, Alvin J. (District of Columbia)

Fathi, David Cyrus (District of Columbia)

Pershing, Stephen B. (Virginia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Davis, Mark Ralph (Virginia)

Katz, Alan (Virginia)

Rogers, Jeanette Dian (Virginia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

May 3, 1991 Docket

Class Action Complaint

Sept. 19, 1990 Complaint

Docket

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

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: Virginia

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 19, 1990

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

prisoners at the Virginia State Penitentiary

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Virginia Department of Corrections (Richmond), State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Unknown

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Unknown

Issues

General:

Fire safety

Sanitation / living conditions

Totality of conditions

Type of Facility:

Government-run