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1 Terrill v. Oregon
6:21-cv-00588-AA (D. Or.)
Filed 04/20/2021 - Case Ongoing
Oregon Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-OR-0017
Salem
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
2 Harper v. Cuomo
9:21-cv-00019 (N.D.N.Y.)
Filed 01/08/2021 - Case Ongoing
New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-NY-0081
Albany County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This putative class action was filed on June 16, 2020 by medically vulnerable prisoners in New York's Adirondack Correctional Facility. The plaintiffs sought extra protections from COVID-19. A magistrate judge denied the plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction on March 1, 2021.
This is a case about COVID-19 precautions ... [view]
3 Disability Rights Connecticut v. Connecticut Department of Correction
3:21-cv-00146 (D. Conn.)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Prison Conditions
PC-CT-0023
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
4 Center for Legal Advocacy v. Colorado Department of Corrections
1:21-cv-00792-NRN (D. Colo.)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-CO-0037
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
5 Holden v. Zucker
801592/2021E (State Court)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Prison Conditions
PC-NY-0085
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
6 Mackes v. Colorado Department of Corrections
1:21-cv-01100 (D. Colo.)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-CO-0038
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
7 Giroir v. Leblanc
3:21-cv-00108-JWD-SDJ (M.D. La.)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Prison Conditions
Criminal Justice (Other)
CJ-LA-0015
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
8 NYSCOPBA v. Cuomo
1:21-cv-00535 (N.D.N.Y.)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Prison Conditions
PC-NY-0087
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
9 Doe v. Washington State Department of Corrections
4:21-cv-05059-TOR (E.D. Wash.)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Prison Conditions
PC-WA-0034
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
10 Chatman, et al. v. Otani
21-cv-00268 (D. Haw.)
Filed 2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Prison Conditions
Jail Conditions
PC-HI-0009
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
11 United States v. Alabama
2:20-cv-01971-JHE (N.D. Ala.)
Filed 12/09/2020 - Case Ongoing
Alabama Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-AL-0037
Coding Complete
At the very end of the Trump administration, the U.S. Department of Justice brought this statewide lawsuit against Alabama, alleging widespread unconstitutional conditions conditions in the state's men's prisons. The case was filed on December 9, 2020, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama (in Birmingham).. On October 6, ... [view]
12 Smith v. Barr
2:20-cv-00630-JRS (S.D. Ind.)
Filed 11/25/2020 - Closed 2021
Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
Prison Conditions
Criminal Justice (Other)
PC-IN-0027
Washington
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: Two individuals incarcerated at Terre Haute Correctional Complex filed this lawsuit on behalf of all individuals who were or would be incarcerated at Terre Haute during the COVID-19 pandemic. They sought injunctive relief to stop the defendants from conducting federal executions, which drew hundreds of individuals from all over ... [view]
13 U.S. v. Hampton Roads Regional Jail Authority
2:20-cv-00410 (E.D. Va.)
Filed 08/05/2020 - Case Ongoing
Hampton Roads Regional Jail Authority
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-VA-0027
Portsmouth (independent) city
Coding Complete
After a two-year investigation initiated in December 2016 under CRIPA and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a Notice on December 19, 2018 concluding that the Hampton Roads Regional Jail Authority (“HRRJ”) failed to provide constitutionally adequate medical and mental health care to ... [view]
14 Blake v. Carr
4:20-cv-807-P (N.D. Tex.)
Filed 08/03/2020 - Case Ongoing
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Federal Medical Center, Carswell
Prison Conditions
PC-TX-0026
Fort Worth
Coding Complete
This case concerns the conditions of confinement at the Federal Medical Center, Carswell (hereafter FMC-Carswell), a women’s prison in Fort Worth, Texas. The original plaintiffs included over seventy prisoners who alleged systemic failure to implement proper COVID-19 protocols, unjustified denial of medical care and hygiene products; low-quality ... [view]
15 Jones v. Hill
1:20-cv-02791-ELR (N.D. Ga.)
Filed 07/01/2020 - Case Ongoing
Sheriff of Clayton County, Georgia
Prison Conditions
Jail Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-GA-0025
Clayton County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: Four incarcerated individuals filed this class-action lawsuit against the Clayton County Jail based on conditions-of-confinement claims, as well as a habeas claim, a Rehabilitation Act claim, and an ADA claim. The suit remains ongoing.
Four individuals incarcerated in the Clayton County Jail filed this complaint against the ... [view]
16 Albert v. Global TelLink Corp.
8:20-cv-01936-PWG (D. Md.)
Filed 06/29/2020 - Case Ongoing
Global Tel*Link Corp.
Global Tel*Link Corp.
Prison Conditions
PC-MD-0015
Coding Complete
This is a case about three prison phone providers allegedly colluding to inflate the price of calls made from individuals incarcerated at U.S. jails and prisons and lying to local governments and customers about the costs. On June 29, 2020, four individuals who paid $9.99 or $14.99 to accept collect calls from three prison phone providers filed ... [view]
17 Nielson v. Shinn
2:20-cv-01182-GMS-JZB (D. Ariz.)
Filed 06/15/2020 - Case Ongoing
Director
Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry
Prison Conditions
PC-AZ-0022
Coding Complete
This is a case challenging the constitutionality of private prisons in Arizona. On June 6, 2020, a plaintiff who was incarcerated by the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry (ADCRR), filed this class action suit against the ADCRR Director David Shinn in the US District Court of Arizona. The plaintiff sued the Department ... [view]
18 Winston v. Polis
D162020CV31823 (State Court)
Filed 05/28/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Colorado
Prison Conditions
PC-CO-0036
Coding Complete
On May 28, 2020, the ACLU of Colorado and the Civil Rights Clinic at the University of Denver School of Law sued the Governor of Colorado and the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) for failure to protect medically vulnerable people in prison from COVID-19. Five named plaintiffs represented a class of "Medically ... [view]
19 Hallinan v. Scarantino
5:20-hc-02088 (E.D.N.C.)
Filed 05/26/2020 - Closed 2020
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Prison Conditions
PC-NC-0020
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action filed on behalf of all individuals incarcerated at FCI Butner, seeking release as well as mitigation measures due to COVID-19. The court denied the plaintiff's motion for temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction, and writ of habeas corpus on June 11, 2020. On June 29, the parties filed a ... [view]
20 Torres v. Milusnic
2:20-cv-04450 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 05/16/2020 - Case Ongoing
Warden of Lompoc
Lompoc Federal Correctional Complex
Prison Conditions
PC-CA-0079
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a putative class action by five individuals held at Lompoc, a low-security prison facing one of the largest outbreaks of COVID-19 among U.S. federal prisons. The plaintiffs alleged that the defendants failed to undertake reasonable preventative measures, which allowed the virus to spread to 60% of those in custody. The ... [view]
21 Wilson v. Ponce
2:20-cv-04451 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 05/16/2020 - Case Ongoing
Warden of Terminal Island
Federal Correctional Institution, Terminal Island
Prison Conditions
PC-CA-0080
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
22 Denbow v. Maine Department of Corrections
1:20-cv-00175 (D. Me.)
Filed 05/15/2020 - Closed 2020
Maine Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-ME-0006
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a habeas action brought by a group of inmates in the the Maine Department of Corrections, seeking release of inmates due to COVID-19. The plaintiffs' claims were dismissed and the case is now closed.
A group of vulnerable prisoners brought this lawsuit against the Maine Department of Corrections, alleging that the ... [view]
23 Smith v. Dewine
2:20-cv-2471 (S.D. Ohio)
Filed 05/15/2020 - Closed 2020
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
Prison Conditions
PC-OH-0036
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This was a putative class action filed in May 2020 by four prisoners incarcerated in the Ohio state prison system who sought improved prevention measures, testing, and medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The court denied the plaintiffs' demand for a preliminary injunction on August 3, 2020 and the plaintiffs voluntarily ... [view]
24 Waddell v. Taylor
3:20-cv-00340-TSL-RHW (S.D. Miss.)
Filed 05/14/2020 - Case Ongoing
Mississippi Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-MS-0011
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of 6,000 incarcerated individuals to challenge the inadequate response to the COVID-19 outbreak at Mississippi's two largest prisons, alleging that the Mississippi Department of Corrections' response to the pandemic violates the Americans with Disabilities Act and the ... [view]
25 Sweeney v. Herrera
2:20-cv-04247-RSWL-JEM (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 05/11/2020 - Closed 2020
Residential Relocation Manager of the Federal Bureau of Prisons
Federal Bureau of Prisons for the District of Los Angeles
Prison Conditions
PC-CA-0078
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a pro se emergency action filed by an individual held at Orion Residential Reentry Centre for immediate release. The plaintiff, who is eligible for home confinement, alleged that continued confinement at Orion posed an unconstitutional risk to his life and health. On June 8, the district court dismissed the case for lack ... [view]
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