Westefer v. Snyder

v. Snyder

Westefer v. Snyder, 725 F.Supp.2d 735 (S.D. Illinois, 2010)


The plaintiffs in this case were prisoners at Tamms Correctional Center, a supermax prison in Illinois. The judge held that the plaintiffs have a due process liberty interest in avoiding confinement at Tamms and that existing Illinois Department of Corrections procedures for assigning inmates to Tamms were constitutionally inadequate. The court granted injunctive relief.

[Note: Tamms Correctional Center was closed in 2013]


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Keywords: Illinois, Tamms, super-max, procedural due process, due process, 14th amendment, fourteenth amendment, 1983, constitutionally adequate procedures, administrative segregation