Welcome to the Doe v. MDOC Settlement Website

doeyouthsettlement.com is a resource created by class counsel to inform certain youth incarcerated at MDOC of their potential rights

 

Who this website applies to:

This website is for youth who were imprisoned within Michigan's Department of Corrections while under 18 and who were mistreated during specific time frames. It is meant as one way to reach these individuals to provide court-approved information.  This website is controlled and operated by the lawyers for the youth, not by the MDOC or Court.

Specifically, this information applies to:

ALL YOUTH WHO WERE UNDER THE AGE OF 18, AND
INCARCERATED IN AN ADULT CORRECTIONAL FACILITY UNDER
THE JURISDICTION OF THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF
CORRECTIONS BETWEEN OCTOBER 15, 2010 AND FEBRUARY 24,
2020, AND WHO WERE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED OR SEXUALLY
HARASSED BY ADULT PRISONERS OR MDOC STAFF, OR WHO
WERE OTHERWISE INJURED THROUGH PLACEMENT IN
SOLITARY CONFINEMENT, USE OF FORCE BY MDOC STAFF OR
BECAUSE OF MDOC'S FAILURE TO TREAT THEM CONSISTENT
WITH THEIR YOUTHFUL STATUS

The settlement relates to these cases: 

  • 13-001196-CZ, John Doe 1, et al. v. Michigan Dep’t of Corrections, et al.,

  • 15-001006-CZ, John Doe 1, et al. v. Michigan Dep’t of Corrections, et al.;

  • 13-cv-14356 and 16-cv-13765, John Doe 1, et al. v. Michigan Dep’t of Corrections

  • 2:17-cv-11181, John Does 8-10 v. Snyder, et al. 

 
Judge's Table

The Court has approved settlement of the monetary and equitable relief claims in these class actions; approved distribution of the settlement in accordance with a Plan of Allocation of the settlement proceeds; and approved notices of the proposed settlement, distribution, and the method for all Plaintiffs to object, and the mechanism for filing a claim to participate in the settlement proceeds.  Those steps have occurred.   

The window to apply to receive settlement payment has now closed.  You may no longer submit a claim form.   

 

Additional Resources

This site has posted the terms of the Settlement Agreement and Plan of Allocation of the settlement agreement because your participation rights are explained in these documents. You may obtain them by calling, writing, faxing, or e-mailing Plaintiff class counsel for assistance. Please do not call the court.  

 

734.996.5620

Fax: 734.769.2196

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