Case: Spratt v. Wall

1:04-cv-00112 | U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island

Filed Date: March 31, 2004

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Case Summary

On March 31, 2004, an individual incarcerated at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, Adult Correctional Institutions ("ACI"), on a murder sentence filed a pro se lawsuit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for Rhode Island, challenging the prison's prohibition against him preaching at or leading religious services for other incarcerated people. The plaintiff claimed that he engaged in preaching and religious activities from 1995 to 2003 without incident. In 2003, a n…

On March 31, 2004, an individual incarcerated at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, Adult Correctional Institutions ("ACI"), on a murder sentence filed a pro se lawsuit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for Rhode Island, challenging the prison's prohibition against him preaching at or leading religious services for other incarcerated people. The plaintiff claimed that he engaged in preaching and religious activities from 1995 to 2003 without incident. In 2003, a new warden took over the prison and informed plaintiff that preaching was not allowed. Plaintiff alleged that the prison's actions violated his rights secured by First and Fourteenth Amendment and the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act ("RLUIPA"), 42 U.S.C. § 2000cc.

The parties filed cross-motions for summary judgment. The magistrate judge issued a report recommending dismissal of plaintiffs First and Fourteenth Amendment claims. 2005 WL 348315 ( D.R.I. Jan. 13, 2005). Plaintiff's claims under RLUIPA were stayed pending the Supreme Court's resolution of Cutter v. Wilkinson, 544 U.S. 709, 722-24, 125 S.Ct. 2113, 161 L.Ed.2d 1020 (2005), which considered various constitutional challenges to RLUIPA.

After Cutter was decided, the magistrate judge ordered the parties to submit additional briefing as to the merits of plaintiff's RLUIPA claim. After reviewing the supplemental briefs, the magistrate judge issued a report recommending that summary judgment be entered in favor of the defendants on the RLUIPA claim. Plaintiff objected, but the District Court (Judge William E. Smith) adopted the report and recommendation. Spratt v. Wall, 2006 WL 1582402 (D.R.I. 2006). Plaintiff appealed.

On appeal, the ACLU of Rhode Island took over the handling of plaintiff's case. On April 6, 2007, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, reversed and remanded the case. Spratt v. Rhode Island Dept. of Corrections, 482 F.3d 33 (1st Cir. 2007).

In July 2007, the parties settled the case. As part of the settlement agreement, prison officials adopted a new policy that specifically authorized inmates to conduct religious sermons under the direction of an institutional chaplain. The settlement agreement also provided that defendants would pay the plaintiff's attorneys' fees. A Consent Judgment was entered by the District Court (Judge William Smith) on July 30, 2007.

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (11/6/2007)

People

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Judge(s)

Hagopian, Jacob (Rhode Island)

Lipez, Kermit Victor (Maine)

Lynch, Sandra Lea (Massachusetts)

Smith, William E. (Rhode Island)

Torruella, Juan R. (Puerto Rico)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Labinger, Lynette J (Rhode Island)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Coyne-Fague, Patricia Anne (Rhode Island)

Judge(s)

Hagopian, Jacob (Rhode Island)

Lipez, Kermit Victor (Maine)

Lynch, Sandra Lea (Massachusetts)

Smith, William E. (Rhode Island)

Torruella, Juan R. (Puerto Rico)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Labinger, Lynette J (Rhode Island)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Coyne-Fague, Patricia Anne (Rhode Island)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

Spratt v. RIDOC

July 30, 2007 Docket
26

Report and Recommendation

2005 WL 348315

Jan. 13, 2005 Order/Opinion
27

Report and Recommendation

2005 WL 348314

Jan. 18, 2005 Order/Opinion
56

Report and Recommendation

2005 WL 3434739

Nov. 21, 2005 Order/Opinion
77

[Order]

2006 WL 1582402

June 6, 2006 Order/Opinion

News Release

No Court

June 7, 2006 Press Release

[Appellate Opinion]

Spratt v. Rhode Island Department of Corrections

U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

482 F.3d 33

April 6, 2007 Order/Opinion

News Release

U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

April 9, 2007 Press Release
94

News Release

July 30, 2007 Press Release
94

Consent Judgment

July 30, 2007 Settlement Agreement

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4380482/spratt-v-ridoc/

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; (McCabe, F)

March 31, 2004 PACER
2

MOTION by Wesley Spratt to Proceed in Forma Pauperis (McCabe, F) Modified on 04/01/2004

March 31, 2004 PACER
3

MOTION by Wesley Spratt for Appointment of Counsel (McCabe, F)

March 31, 2004 PACER
4

MEMORANDUM and ORDER granting [2-1] motion to Proceed in Forma Pauperis ( signed by Magistrate Judge Jacob Hagopian )(mailed to ptf.) (Mercurio, A)

April 5, 2004 PACER
5

MEMORANDUM and ORDER denying [3-1] motion for Appointment of Counsel ( signed by Magistrate Judge Jacob Hagopian ) (mailed to ptf.) (Mercurio, A) Modified on 04/05/2004

April 5, 2004 PACER
6

ANSWER to Complaint by A. T. Wall (Attorney Patricia Anne Coyne-Fague), (Baldinelli, D)

May 28, 2004 PACER
7

MOTION by Wesley Spratt for Summary Judgment and answer to Defendant's answer. (Baldinelli, D)

June 14, 2004 PACER
8

MOTION and memorandum by RIDOC, A. T. Wall for an extension of time to July 23, 2004 in which to answer plaintiff's motion for summary judgment. (Baldinelli, D)

June 25, 2004 PACER
9

ORDER granting [8-1] motion for an extension of time to July 23, 2004 in which to answer plaintiff's motion for summary judgment. ( signed by Magistrate Judge Jacob Hagopian ) (mailed to ptf. and faxed to deft.) (Mercurio, A)

July 20, 2004 PACER
10

MOTION and memorandum by A. T. Wall to Enlarge Time up to August 10, 2004 in which to answer plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment (Baldinelli, D)

July 23, 2004 PACER
11

OBJECTION by Wesley Spratt to [10-1] motion to Enlarge Time up to August 10, 2004 in which to answer plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment (Baldinelli, D)

July 28, 2004 PACER
12

MOTION by Wesley Spratt for Preliminary Injunction (Baldinelli, D)

July 28, 2004 PACER
13

ORDER granting [10-1] motion to Enlarge Time up to August 10, 2004 in which to answer plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment ( signed by Judge William E. Smith )faxed to all counsel of record. (Baldinelli, D)

July 30, 2004 PACER
14

OBJECTION by A. T. Wall to [12-1] motion for Preliminary Injunction (Baldinelli, D)

Aug. 2, 2004 PACER
15

CROSS MOTION and memorandum by A. T. Wall for Summary Judgment (Baldinelli, D)

Aug. 2, 2004 PACER
16

Statement Of Undisputed Fact by A. T. Wall RE: [15-1] motion for Summary Judgment (Baldinelli, D)

Aug. 2, 2004 PACER
17

Statement Of Undisputed Fact by A. T. Wall RE: [15-1] motion response (Baldinelli, D)

Aug. 9, 2004 PACER
18

MOTION by Wesley Spratt to Enlarge Time to amend complaint (Baldinelli, D)

Aug. 13, 2004 PACER
19

MOTION by Wesley Spratt for extension of time to 30 days to send his amended answer and motion for summary judgment. (Baldinelli, D)

Sept. 3, 2004 PACER
20

ORDER granting [18-1] motion to Enlarge Time to amend complaint. The Court shall construe plaintiff's complaint to include a claim under 42 USC Section 2000 cc. The defendants have not objected. Plaintiff shall file an amended complaint within ten (10) days ( signed by Magistrate Judge Jacob Hagopian ) (mailed to ptf. and faxed to deft.) (Mercurio, A)

Sept. 7, 2004 PACER
21

ORDER granting [19-1] motion for extension of time to 30 days to send his amended answer and motion for summary judgment. ( signed by Magistrate Judge Jacob Hagopian )faxed to all counsel of record. (Baldinelli, D)

Sept. 17, 2004 PACER
22

MOTION by Wesley Spratt to Enlarge Time to send his amended answer and motion for summary judgment the ACI copy machine is broken. (Baldinelli, D)

Sept. 20, 2004 PACER
23

MOTION by Wesley Spratt for Summary Judgment and Immediate injunctive Relief (Baldinelli, D)

Sept. 29, 2004 PACER
24

OBJECTION and memorandum by RIDOC, A. T. Wall to [23-1] motion for Summary Judgment and Immediate injunctive Relief (Baldinelli, D)

Oct. 21, 2004 PACER
25

Answer by Wesley Spratt in opposition to [24-1] motion response (Baldinelli, D)

Oct. 29, 2004 PACER
26

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS of Magistrate Judge Jacob Hagopian Re: [23-1] motion for Summary Judgment and Immediate injunctive Relief, [15-1] motion for Summary Judgment, [7-1] motion for Summary Judgment - recommending plaintiff's motion for summary judgment be denied, and defendant Wall's motion for summary judgment be granted on plaintiff's First and Fourteenth Amendment claims. It is further recommended that plaintiff's claims made under 42 USC Section 2000cc be stayed pending the resolution of Cutter v. Wilkinson, 349 F.3d 257 (6th Cir. 2004), cert. granted 125 S.Ct 308 (Oct. 12, 2004) (No. 03-9877). ; Motion no longer referred Objections to R and R due by 1/31/05 (mailed to ptf. and faxed to deft.) (Mercurio, A)

Jan. 13, 2005 PACER
27

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS of Magistrate Judge Jacob Hagopian Re: [12-1] motion for Preliminary Injunction, [23-1] motion for Summary Judgment and Immediate injunctive Relief recommending plaintiff's motions for a preliminary injunction and for "immediate injunctive relief" be denied ; Motion no longer referred Objections to R and R due by 2/4/05 (mailed to ptf. and faxed to deft.) (Mercurio, A)

Jan. 18, 2005 PACER
28

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE in writing by February 10, 2005 why case against defendant, Rhode Island Department of Corrections should not be dismissed for lack of prosecution ( signed by Judge William E. Smith ) (mailed to ptf. and faxed to deft.) (Mercurio, A)

Jan. 18, 2005 PACER
29

MOTION by Wesley Spratt for extention of Time to answer the Magistrate's Report and Recommendation (Baldinelli, D)

Feb. 1, 2005 PACER
30

ORDER, to Dismiss defendant, Rhode Island Department of Corrections, for lack of prosecution ( signed by Judge William E. Smith ) (mailed to ptf. and faxed to deft.) (Mercurio, A)

Feb. 11, 2005 PACER
31

ORDER: The Court hereby accepts the R and R of Magistrate Judge Jacob Hagopian dated January 18, 2005 pursuant to 28 USC 686(b)(1) denying [12-1] motion for Preliminary Injunction and for "immediate injunctive relief". signed by Judge William E. Smith . (mailed to ptf. and faxed to deft.)(Mercurio, A) Modified on 04/01/2005

Feb. 11, 2005 PACER
32

ORDER: The Court hereby accepts the R and R of Magistrate Judge Jacob Hagopian dated January 13, 2005 pursuant to 28 USC 686(b)(1) denying [23-1] motion for Summary Judgment and Immediate injunctive Relief, granting [15-1] motion for Summary Judgment on First and Fourteenth Amendment claims. Plaintiff's claim under 42 USC Section 2000cc is stayed pending the resolution of Cutter v. Wilkinson, 349 F.3d 257, signed by Judge William E. Smith . (mailed to ptf. and faxed to deft.) (Mercurio, A)

Feb. 11, 2005 PACER
33

RETURNED DOCUMENT Obection to R&R as improperly filed by Wesley Spratt ( signed by Magistrate Judge Lincoln D. Almond ) (Mercurio, A)

Feb. 24, 2005 PACER
34

MOTION and memorandum by Wesley Spratt for Reconsideration of [30-1] order to Dismiss defendant, Rhode Island Department of Corrections, for lack of prosecution (Baldinelli, D)

March 4, 2005 PACER
35

OBJECTION by Wesley Spratt to [32-1] report and recommendations (Baldinelli, D)

March 4, 2005 PACER
36

ORDER granting [34-1] motion for Reconsideration of [30-1] order to Dismiss defendant, Rhode Island Department of Corrections, for lack of prosecution, granting [29-1] motion for extention of Time to answer the Magistrate's Report and Recommendation. the court sees no reason contained inPlaintiff's filing for upsetting the Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge. Therefore, the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation is adopted in total and Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment is denied; Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment with respect to the First and Fourteenth Amendment claims is GRANTED and Plaintiff's claim under 42 USC Section 200 (cc) is stayed pending the resolution of Cutter v. Wilkinson, 349 F.3d 257 (6th Cir. 2004) cert. granted 125 S. Ct. 308 (2004) ( signed by Judge William E. Smith ) (mailed to ptf. and faxed to deft.) (Mercurio, A) Modified on 7/20/2005 (Mercurio, Alba-Sue).

April 1, 2005 PACER
37

NOTICE OF INTERLOCUTORY APPEAL of [36-1] order by Wesley Spratt - Notice of Appeal; Order dated 3/31/05; Plaintiff's Objection to the MJ R&R (doc #35); Plaintiff's letter to the Court (doc #34); order dated 2/10/05; R&R dated 1/18/05; R&R dated 1/13/05; Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment and Immediate Injunctive Relief (Doc #23) (Baldinelli, D)

April 20, 2005 PACER
38

MOTION by Wesley Spratt to Proceed in Forma Pauperis (Baldinelli, D)

April 29, 2005 PACER
39

NOTICE of Docketing ROA from USCA Re: Interlocutory Appeal (Baldinelli, D)

May 2, 2005 PACER
40

ORDER granting [38-1] motion to Proceed in Forma Pauperis ( signed by Magistrate Judge Jacob Hagopian ) Mailed to all parties. (Baldinelli, D)

May 3, 2005 PACER
41

ORDER - Plaintiff's RLUIPA claim is now ripe for consideration. The parties shall submit, in writing, within ten days, any further documentation and/or arguments in support of, or against, plaintiff's RLUIPA claim. Thereafter, the Court shall take the matter under advisement.. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jacob Hagopian on 8/29/05. (mailed and faxed to parties of record)(Mercurio, Alba-Sue)

Aug. 29, 2005 RECAP
42

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM by A. T. Wall in support of [15] Motion for Summary Judgment. (Baldinelli, Doreen)

Sept. 8, 2005 RECAP
43

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM by Wesley Spratt in support of [7] Motion for Summary Judgment. (Baldinelli, Doreen)

Sept. 13, 2005 RECAP
44

ORDER (Submissions on plaintiff's RLUIPA claim, this Court finds an issue unaddressed.) The parties are hereby ordered to address this issue in writing within ten days.. Signed by Judge Jacob Hagopian on October 3, 2005. (Baldinelli, Doreen)

Oct. 3, 2005 RECAP
45

MEMORANDUM addressing whether RLUIPS is Applicable to the Rhode Island Department of Corrections in Light of The Federal Funding Requirement of 42 USC ? 2000 cc-1(b)(1) by A. T. Wall [44] Order. (Baldinelli, Doreen)

Oct. 7, 2005 RECAP
46

MEMORANDUM Adressing whether RLUIPA is Applicable to the RI Department of Corrections re: [44] Order. (Baldinelli, Doreen)

Oct. 13, 2005 RECAP
47

MOTION for Reasonable Attorney Fees by Wesley Spratt. Responses due by 11/1/2005 (Baldinelli, Doreen)

Oct. 18, 2005 RECAP
48

MOTION for Special Damages Rule 9 (G) by Wesley Spratt. Responses due by 11/1/2005 (Baldinelli, Doreen)

Oct. 18, 2005 RECAP
49

MOTION to Amend the [1] Complaint by Wesley Spratt. Responses due by 11/1/2005 (Baldinelli, Doreen)

Oct. 18, 2005 RECAP
50

ORDER - After a review of the parties submissions on the plaintiff's claims under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act ("RLUIPA"), 42 USC Section 2000cc-1, the Court finds yet another issue unaddressed by the parties. The defendant shall detail, by way of affidavit or otherwise, how the restriction on the plaintiff's supervised preaching "is the least restrictive means" of furthering the Department of Corrections' security interest. The defendant shall comply within ten days. The plaintiff may provide a reply within ten days thereafter.. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jacob Hagopian on 10/18/05. (mailed to ptf. and faxed to deft.)(Mercurio, Alba-Sue)

Oct. 19, 2005 RECAP
51

MEMORANDUM by A. T. Wall in support of [50] Order. (Baldinelli, Doreen)

Nov. 2, 2005 RECAP
52

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT by Wesley Spratt [50] Order,,. (Baldinelli, Doreen)

Nov. 14, 2005 RECAP
53

ORDER denying [47] Motion for Attorney Fees. No basis exists to award attorney's fees to the Pro Se plaintiff. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jacob Hagopian on 11/21/05. (mailed to ptf. and faxed to deft.) (Mercurio, Alba-Sue) Modified on 11/23/2005 (Gilfillan, Barbara)(correct spelling error).

Nov. 21, 2005 RECAP
54

ORDER denying [49] Motion to Amend/Correct . Amendment of the Complaint to include special damages would be futile. I have recommended that Summary Judgement be entered against the Plaintiff. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jacob Hagopian on 11/21/05. (mailed to ptf. and faxed to deft.) (Mercurio, Alba-Sue)

Nov. 21, 2005 RECAP
55

ORDER denying [48] Motion for Special Damages . No basis exists to award Pro Se Plaintiff the damages he seeks. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jacob Hagopian on 11/21/05. (mailed to ptf. and faxed to deft.) (Mercurio, Alba-Sue)

Nov. 21, 2005 RECAP
56

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS re [23] Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Wesley Spratt,, [15] Motion for Summary Judgment filed by A. T. Wall,, [7] Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Wesley Spratt. Recommending plaintiff's motion for summary judgment be denied and the defendant's motion for summary judgment be granted on plaintiff's RLUIPA claim. Objections to R&R due by 12/6/2005. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jacob Hagopian on 11/21/05. (Mercurio, Alba-Sue)

Nov. 21, 2005 RECAP
57

RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION by Wesley Spratt re [55] ORDER denying [48] Motion for Special Damages . No basis exists to award Pro Se Plaintiff the damages he seeks. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jacob Hagopian on 11/21/05. (Baldinelli, Doreen) Modified on 12/6/2005 (Baldinelli, Doreen). Modified on 12/6/2005 (Baldinelli, Doreen).

Dec. 5, 2005 RECAP
58

MOTION for Extension of Time to file his objection to the Report and Recommondation dated November 22, 2005. by Wesley Spratt. Responses due by 12/19/2005 (Baldinelli, Doreen)

Dec. 5, 2005 RECAP
59

APPEAL OF MAGISTRATE JUDGE DECISION to District Court by Wesley Spratt re [53] Order on Motion for Attorney Fees, (Baldinelli, Doreen)

Dec. 5, 2005 RECAP
60

ORDER granting [58] Motion for Extension of Time. 1. Plaintiff has until January 9, 2006, to file his Memorandum in Support of his Objection to Magistrate Hagopian's Report and Recommendation. 2. The Government shall file its response by January 23, 2006. Signed by Judge William E Smith on 12/8/05. (mailed to ptf. and faxed to defts.) (Mercurio, Alba-Sue)

Dec. 9, 2005 RECAP
61

OBJECTION to [56] Report and Recommendations WITH SUPPORTING MEMO filed by Wesley Spratt. (Baldinelli, Doreen) Additional attachment(s) added on 1/12/2006 (Baldinelli, Doreen).

Jan. 11, 2006 RECAP
62

MOTION for Extension of Time up to and including February 28, 2006 in which to file a response to Plaintiff's Objection to the Magistrate's Report and Recommendation WITH SUPPORTING MEMO by A. T. Wall. Responses due by 2/6/2006 (Baldinelli, Doreen)

Jan. 19, 2006 RECAP
63

ORDER granting [62] Motion for Extension of Time . Signed by Judge William E Smith on 1/23/06. (mailed to ptf. and faxed to deft.) (Mercurio, Alba-Sue)

Jan. 24, 2006 RECAP
64

MEMORANDUM by A. T. Wall in Opposition of [61] Objection to Report and Recommendations. (Attachments: # (1) Correspondence)(Baldinelli, Doreen) Modified on 3/7/2006 (Baldinelli, Doreen).

March 2, 2006 RECAP
65

ORDER denying [57] Plaintiff's Objection to the Magistrate's Ruling for Special Damages, filed by Wesley Spratt, . Signed by Judge William E Smith on 3/7/06. (mailed to ptf. and faxed to deft.)(Mercurio, Alba-Sue)

March 7, 2006 RECAP
66

ORDER denying re [59] Plaintiff's Objection to the Magistrate's Motion for Reasonable Attorney Fees filed by Wesley Spratt. Signed by Judge William E Smith on 3/7/06. (mailed to ptf. and faxed to deft.)(Mercurio, Alba-Sue)

March 7, 2006 RECAP
67

MOTION to Extend Time of five (5) days, or up to and including Friday, March 17, 2006 for filing Plaintiff's Reply Memorandum in Support of Objection to R&R. by Wesley Spratt. Responses due by 3/30/2006 (Baldinelli, Doreen)

March 13, 2006 RECAP
68

REPLY MEMORANDUM by Wesley Spratt in support of [61] Objection to Report and Recommendations. Exhibit A - Program Statement (Baldinelli, Doreen)

March 17, 2006 RECAP
69

MANDATE of USCA as to [37] Notice of Interlocutory Appeal, filed by Wesley Spratt, - Dismissing the instant appeal for lack of jurisdiction. (Baldinelli, Doreen)

April 27, 2006 RECAP
70

USCA JUDGMENT as to [37] Notice of Interlocutory Appeal, filed by Wesley Spratt, - DISMISSED for lack of jurisdiction. (Baldinelli, Doreen)

May 4, 2006 RECAP
71

USCA Case Number 05-1583 for [37] Notice of Interlocutory Appeal, filed by Wesley Spratt,. (Baldinelli, Doreen)

May 4, 2006 RECAP
72

MOTION to File a Supplemental Memorandum Based on New Information WITH SUPPORTING MEMO by A. T. Wall. Responses due by 5/26/2006 (Baldinelli, Doreen) Additional attachment(s) added on 5/9/2006 (Baldinelli, Doreen).

May 9, 2006 RECAP
73

ORDER granting [72] Motion for Leave to File . Signed by Judge William E Smith on 5/11/06. (mailed to ptf. and counsel of record) (Mercurio, Alba-Sue)

May 11, 2006 RECAP
75

RESPONSE in Opposition re [72] MOTION for Leave to File filed by Wesley Spratt. (Baldinelli, Doreen)

May 12, 2006 RECAP
74

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM by A. T. Wall in support of [72] MOTION for Leave to File. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A - Report)(Baldinelli, Doreen)

May 15, 2006 RECAP
76

MEMORANDUM by Wesley Spratt in opposition to [74] Supplemental Memorandum(Baldinelli, Doreen)

May 24, 2006 RECAP
77

DECISION AND ORDER DENYING [23] Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Wesley Spratt, GRANTING [15] Motion for Summary Judgment filed by A. T. Wall, [56] Report and Recommendations. Signed by Judge William E Smith on 6/5/06. (mailed and faxed to parties of record)(Mercurio, Alba-Sue)

June 6, 2006 RECAP
78

JUDGMENT in favor of Defendants against Plaintiff. Signed by Deputy Clerk on 6/6/06. (mailed and faxed to parties of record)(Mercurio, Alba-Sue)

June 6, 2006 RECAP
79

AFFIDAVIT filed by Wesley Spratt re: [23] Motion for Summary Judgment. (Baldinelli, Doreen) Modified on 6/19/2006 (Baldinelli, Doreen).

June 19, 2006 RECAP
80

NOTICE OF APPEAL as to [78] Judgment by Wesley Spratt. Filing fee $ 455. Sent to USCA - Court File, Notice of Appeal and Certified docket(Baldinelli, Doreen)

June 30, 2006 RECAP
81

Certified and Transmitted Record on Appeal to US Court of Appeals re [80] Notice of Appeal - Sent Court File, Certified Docket, Notice of Appeal. (Baldinelli, Doreen)

June 30, 2006 RECAP
82

USCA Case Number 06-2038 for [80] Notice of Appeal filed by Wesley Spratt,. (Baldinelli, Doreen)

July 13, 2006 RECAP
83

TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings held on April 6, 2006 before Judge William E. Smith. Court Reporter: Anne Clayton.. (Baldinelli, Doreen)

Aug. 10, 2006 PACER
84

Supplemental Record on Appeal transmitted to US Court of Appeals re [80] Notice of Appeal - Sent to USCA - Transcript dated April 6, 2006 (Baldinelli, Doreen)

Aug. 10, 2006 RECAP
85

USCA Case Number 06-2038 for [80] Notice of Appeal filed by Wesley Spratt,. (Baldinelli, Doreen)

Aug. 14, 2006 RECAP
86

STIPULATION to correct record by Wesley Spratt, Rhode Island Department of Corrections, A. T. Wall. (Attachments: # (1) Exhibit A# (2) Exhibit B)(Mercurio, Alba-Sue)

Aug. 25, 2006 RECAP
87

STIPULATION supplementing record to Court of Appeals. Signed by Judge William E Smith on 8/28/06. (Mercurio, Alba-Sue)

Aug. 28, 2006 RECAP
88

Supplemental Record on Appeal transmitted to US Court of Appeals re [80] Notice of Appeal; sent [86] Stipulation and certified docket (Mercurio, Alba-Sue) Additional attachment(s) added on 8/28/2006 (Mercurio, Alba-Sue).

Aug. 28, 2006 RECAP
89

USCA JUDGMENT as to [80] Notice of Appeal filed by Wesley Spratt. The district court's judgment is reversed, and the matter is remanded for further disposition in accordance with the opinion issued this day. (Geile, Wendy)

April 10, 2007 RECAP
90

MANDATE of USCA (Certified Judgment) as to [80] Notice of Appeal filed by Wesley Spratt, [37] Notice of Interlocutory Appeal, filed by Wesley Spratt. The district court's JUDGMENT IS REVERSED and the matter is REMANDED for further disposition in accordance with the opinion issued this day. (Geile, Wendy)

May 1, 2007 RECAP
91

ORDER OF SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE. So Ordered by Judge William E Smith on 05/16/2007. (Baldinelli, Doreen)

May 17, 2007 RECAP
92

REVISED ORDER OF SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE. So Ordered by Judge William E Smith on 05/25/2007. (Baldinelli, Doreen)

May 29, 2007 RECAP
93

ORDER of USCA as to [69]re: [37] Notice of Interlocutory Appeal, filed by Wesley Spratt. (Geile, Wendy)

June 8, 2007 RECAP
94

CONSENT JUDGMENT. So Ordered by Judge William E Smith on 07/30/2007. (Baldinelli, Doreen)

July 30, 2007 RECAP

State / Territory: Rhode Island

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 31, 2004

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Inmate legally incarcerated at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, Cranston, Rhode Island, alleging a violation of his First and Fourteenth Amendment rights

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: Yes

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Rhode Island Department of Corrections , State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Free Exercise Clause

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 2007 - 0

Issues

General:

Religious programs / policies

Affected Gender:

Female

Male

Type of Facility:

Government-run