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Prison Litigation: A National Overview and In-Depth Look at Practical Strategies

Recorded on: Jun. 9, 2017
Running Time: 01:39:04

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Taken from the Web Program Prison Litigation Issues 2017: Practical Strategies recorded June, 2017 in New York.

Prison Litigation: A National Overview and In-Depth Look at Practical Strategies [01:39:04]
  • Overview of national landscape, including discussion of the PLRA, ADA, solitary confinement
  • Sexual abuse cases
    • Considerations when commencing litigation
    • Strategies for overcoming challenges
  • Solitary confinement: Seeking expedited relief
    • Considerations that go into seeking expedited relief
    • The standards that could apply
    • Deciding whether expedited discovery is needed before seeking relief
    • What kind of evidence is admissible
    • How to establish a thorough record
(Partial skills credit for NY attorneys)

Philip Desgranges, Prof. Margo Schlanger, Veronica Vela

The purchase price of this segment includes the following article from the Course Handbook available online:

  • Trends in Prisoner Litigation, as the PLRA Enters Adulthood
    Margo Schlanger
  • Prisoners’ Rights Lawyers’ Strategies for Preserving the Role of the Courts
    Margo Schlanger
  • How the ADA Regulates and Restricts Solitary Confinement for People with Mental Disabilities, American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (May 2016)
    Margo Schlanger
  • Eight Principles for Reforming Solitary Confinement, The American Prospect (October 6, 2015)
    Amy Fettig, Margo Schlanger
  • Letter to the Court, V.W. v. Conway, No. 16-cv-1150 (DNH/DEP) (October 24, 2016)
    Philip Desgranges
  • Letter to the Court, V.W. v. Conway, No. 16-cv-1150 (DNH/DEP) (October 28, 2016)
    Philip Desgranges
  • Memorandum of Law in Support of Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction, V.W. v. Conway, No. 16-cv-1150 (DNH/DEP) (December 22, 2016)
    Philip Desgranges
  • 18 U.S.C.A. § 3626. Appropriate remedies with respect to prison conditions
    Philip Desgranges
  • V.W. v. Conway, 2017 WL 696808 (N.D.N.Y. Feb. 22, 2017)
    Philip Desgranges
  • Class Action First Amended Complaint, Amador v. Andrews, 03 Civ. 0650 (KTD) (GWG) (October 14, 2003)
    Veronica Vela
  • Amador v. Andrews, 655 F.3d 89 (2d Cir. 2011)
    Veronica Vela
  • Letter to the Court, Amador v. Andrews, No. 03 Civ. 0650 (GWG) (April 16, 2014)
    Veronica Vela
  • Class Action Complaint, Jones v. Dep’t of Corrections, Case 1:16-cv-01473-RA (February 25, 2016)
    Veronica Vela
  • Decision and Order, Doe v. State of New York, Claim No. 124887 (N.Y. Ct. Cl. 2015)
    Veronica Vela
  • Notice of Motion for Leave to File an Amended Claim, Doe v. State of New York, Claim No. 124887 (December 23, 2014)
    Veronica Vela
  • Prisoners’ Rights Project, The Legal Aid Society, A Summary of the National Standards for the Detection, Prevention, Reduction and Punishment of Prison Rape for Adult Prisons & Jails
    Veronica Vela

Presentation Material

  • Overview, the PLRA, ADA, and Solitary Confinement
    Margo Schlanger
  • Solitary Confinement: Seeking Expedited Relief
    Philip Desgranges
Philip Desgranges ~ Staff Attorney, New York Civil Liberties Union
Margo Schlanger ~ Wade H. and Dores M. McCree Collegiate Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
Veronica Vela ~ Interim Supervising Attorney, The Legal Aid Society- Prisoners’ Rights Project
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