Case No. 14-cv-844-SMY.

558 F.Supp.3d 664 (2021)

James G. HOWE, Timothy Charles, Jacob Kallal, and George Needs, Plaintiffs, v. Salvadore GODINEZ, et al., Defendants.

United States District Court, S.D. Illinois.

Signed September 6, 2021.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John D. Simmons , Gary L. Payne , Taylor F. Sprehe , Simmons Hanly Conroy , John D. Stobbs, II , Stobbs Law Offices, Alton, IL, for Plaintiffs.

Maria D. Gray , Illinois Attorney General's Office, Springfield, IL, for Defendants Dr. C. Thomas Holt, John Baldwin, Jason C. Garnett.


Plaintiffs are civil detainees classified as "sexually dangerous persons" under the Sexually Dangerous Persons Act ("SDPA"), 725 ILCS 205/0.1, et seq. The Act permits the State to involuntarily...

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