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1 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]
2 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]
3 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]
4 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]
5 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
On October 6, 2016, the DOJ announced that it had opened a statewide investigation into the conditions in Alabama’s prisons for men. According to the DOJ's press release, the Civil Rights Division’s Special ... [view]
6 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
Summary not yet on record [view]
7 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]
8 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]
9 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]
10 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]
11 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]
12 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]
13 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]
14 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
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action by individuals held at Terminal Island, a Care Level 3 medical facility designed for those with long-term medical needs. The plaintiffs alleged violations of their Eighth Amendment rights and sought declaratory and injunctive relief, and a writ of habeas corpus requiring immediate downsizing of the ... [view]
15 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]
16 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]
17 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]
18 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]
19 Lucero-Gonzalez v. Kline
2:20-cv-00901-DJH-DMF (D. Ariz.)
Filed 05/08/2020 - Case Ongoing
CoreCivic Warden
CoreCivic
Prison Conditions
Jail Conditions
JC-AZ-0015
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class-action brought by five prisoners with high-risk medical issues held at the federal Central Arizona Florence Correctional Complex against the U.S. Marshals Service and the Bureau of Prisons. The plaintiffs alleged that the defendant’s failure to implement basic social distancing and hygiene measures violated ... [view]
20 People of the State of New York ex rel. Short v. Capra
54815/2020 (State Court)
Filed 05/06/2020 - Case Ongoing
Sing Sing Correctional Facility
Prison Conditions
PC-NY-0083
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This was a state court habeas petition filed by medically vulnerable inmates in Westchester prisons (represented by Legal Aid), requesting immediate release in light of COVID-19. The case was dismissed on May 26, 2020.
On May 6, 2020, six inmates filed this action in the Westchester County Court. Represented by the Legal ... [view]
21 Wragg v. Ortiz
1:20-cv-05496 (D.N.J.)
Filed 05/04/2020 - Closed 2020
Warden at Fort Dix
Prison Conditions
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PC-NJ-0025
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This class action was brought on behalf of all people confined at Federal Correctional Institution Fort Dix in New Jersey who are vulnerable to COVID-19 because of their age or underlying health conditions. Petitioners sought temporary enlargement of custody for all class members, or if temporary enlargement is insufficient, the ... [view]
22 Belton, Jr. v. East Baton Rouge Parish Prison
3:20-cv-00278 (M.D. La.)
Filed 05/04/2020 - Closed 2021
East Baton Rouge Parish Prison
Prison Conditions
Jail Conditions
JC-LA-0030
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action filed by inmates in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, seeking the release of medically vulnerable people and appropriate hygiene and social distancing measures for those still in the facility. The court denied to enter a temporary restraining order on July 3, and on February 4, 2021 the court granted the ... [view]
23 Abrams v. Chapman
2:20-cv-11053 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 04/29/2020 - Closed 2020
Michigan Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-MI-0047
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action brought on behalf of all prisoners of the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC), seeking preliminary and permanent injunctive relief that would require MDOC to adhere to CDC COVID-19 guidelines. However, after the Sixth Circuit vacated a similar injunction in another case, the plaintiffs agreed to ... [view]
24 Martinez-Brooks v. Easter
3:20-cv-00569 (D. Conn.)
Filed 04/27/2020 - Case Ongoing
Warden of Federal Correctional Institution at Danbury
Federal Correctional Institution at Danbury
Prison Conditions
PC-CT-0021
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: On April 27, 2020, four individuals held at the Federal Correctional Center (FCI) brought this emergency putative class action requesting the immediate release or home confinement of medically vulnerable individuals and implementation of safety measures to lower the risk of COVID-19. On April 30, the petitioners requested an ... [view]
25 Frateschi v. Fennessy
1700910/2020 (State Court)
Filed 04/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
Superintendent of the Mid-State Correctional Facility
Mid-State Correctional Facility
Prison Conditions
PC-NY-0084
Oneida County
Coding In Process
COVID-19 Summary: This habeas corpus action was filed on April 24, 2020 by five medically vulnerable inmates in the Mid-State and Marcy correctional facilities, seeking immediate release from detention in light of COVID-19. The court granted the defendants' motion to dismiss on May 11, 2020. The petitioners filed a notice of appeal on June 9, 2020 ... [view]
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