Kress v. CCA of Tennessee, LLC

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Case Number: 
No. 11-2950
Decision Date: 
September 14, 2012
Federal District: 
S.D. Ind., Indianapolis Div.
Dist. Ct. did not err in denying plaintiffs-prisoners' motion for class certification in action alleging that defendants-officials in charge of jail violated plaintiffs-prisoners' 8th amendment rights by reducing medical pill distribution from three to two times daily. Plaintiff failed to satisfy typicality requirement for class certification since claims of inadequate medical care require individual determinations revolving around individual medical histories. Moreover, Dist. Ct.'s denial of plaintiffs' request for injunctive relief was proper where plaintiff failed to present evidence that alleged inadequacies of prison facility were ongoing at time of injunction request.