Case: Wiggins v. Sandstrom

1:74-cv-00994 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Filed Date: Aug. 6, 1974

Closed Date: Nov. 20, 1999

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Case Summary

The Southern Legal Counsel and the Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities acted as amicus curiae to challenge the treatment of persons with mental illness (often homeless persons) in the Dade County jail system. They prepared a short term plan which was adopted by the Court and implemented by Defendant Dade County to improve conditions. $945,000 was allocated for implementation of the expert's short-term plan. An additional $350,000 was allocated for a total increase in staff which more …

The Southern Legal Counsel and the Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities acted as amicus curiae to challenge the treatment of persons with mental illness (often homeless persons) in the Dade County jail system. They prepared a short term plan which was adopted by the Court and implemented by Defendant Dade County to improve conditions. $945,000 was allocated for implementation of the expert's short-term plan. An additional $350,000 was allocated for a total increase in staff which more than doubled existing staff. Additionally, defendants completed necessary renovations on the floor that housed many of the plaintiffs. Defendants approved the most significant recommendation of the plaintiffs on diversion, which steered homeless persons with mental illness away from the jail to housing in the community and assisted them to negotiate the criminal system. On September 20, 1999, Judge William M. Hoeveler granted the motion to terminate the supplemental consent decree and relinquish jurisdiction of the case.

Summary Authors

Jessica Kincaid (3/21/2014)

People


Judge(s)

Hoeveler, William Marcellin (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Black, Melvin Sidney (Florida)

Saideman, Ellen Marjorie (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Duvall, Robert A III (Florida)

Other Attorney(s)

Active

Judge(s)

Hoeveler, William Marcellin (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Black, Melvin Sidney (Florida)

Saideman, Ellen Marjorie (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Duvall, Robert A III (Florida)

Other Attorney(s)

Hughes, Michelle Marie (Florida)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:74-cv-00994

Docket (PACER)

Feb. 17, 2006

Feb. 17, 2006

Docket

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 22, 2022, 3:05 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
332

NOTICE of filing Clerk's Certification of Board of County Commissioners' approval of supplemental consent decree by Harry P Cain, Stephen P Clark, State Of Florida, Joyce Goldberg, Edward T. Graham, O.J. Keller, Clara Oesterle, Beverly B Phillips, James F. Jr Redford, Harvey Ruvin, Jack Sandstrom (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/04/1995)

Dec. 23, 1994

Dec. 23, 1994

362

STIPULATION by Charles E. Bridges, Harry P Cain, Stephen P Clark, State Of Florida, Joyce Goldberg, Edward T. Graham, Inmates Of Dade Co J, Ronald Jackson, O.J. Keller, Clara Oesterle, Beverly B Phillips, James F. Jr Redford, Harvey Ruvin, Jack Sandstrom, Edward T Stephenson, Louie Wainwright, Waymon Wiggins, Advocacy Center, Gavin Shawn Brown, Samuel N. Azuz In Re: mental health screening and tr (mc, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/29/1996)

Jan. 26, 1995

Jan. 26, 1995

333

ORDER setting Hearing on 3/13/95 at 1:30 before Judge Hoeveler for approval of supplemental consent judgment and requiring notice to class members ( signed by Judge William M. Hoeveler on 1/30/95) CCAP (mg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/09/1995)

Jan. 30, 1995

Jan. 30, 1995

333

SUPPLEMENTAL consent decree by all parties (mg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/09/1995)

Jan. 30, 1995

Jan. 30, 1995

334

NOTICE to be a class member by Jose R. Barrera (mg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/15/1995)

Feb. 13, 1995

Feb. 13, 1995

335

LETTER for inclusion in class action by June Lafleur (dr, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/07/1995)

Feb. 27, 1995

Feb. 27, 1995

336

MOTION for joinder by Gavin Shawn Brown (dr, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/07/1995)

Feb. 27, 1995

Feb. 27, 1995

337

LETTER for exclusion from settlement agreement from Octuro Howell (dr, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/09/1995)

March 1, 1995

March 1, 1995

338

LETTER regarding class action by Chester T. Reynolds (dr, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/09/1995)

March 3, 1995

March 3, 1995

339

REQUEST for exclusion from class action by Ana Perigo Sanchez (dr, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/09/1995)

March 3, 1995

March 3, 1995

340

OBJECTIONS to entry of the suupplemental consent decree by Ana Perigo Sanchez (dr, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/09/1995)

March 3, 1995

March 3, 1995

341

MEMORANDUM by Ana Perigo Sanchez in support of [340−1] objection to entry of supplemtnal consent decree (dr, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/09/1995)

March 3, 1995

March 3, 1995

342

COMMENTS on settlement agreement by Advocacy Center (dr, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/09/1995)

March 3, 1995

March 3, 1995

343

PETITION by Al Feuer to be included as named plaintiff (dr, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/13/1995)

March 8, 1995

March 8, 1995

344

EMERGENCY MOTION by Samuel N. Azuz for contempt and responsive pleadings (dr, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/14/1995)

March 9, 1995

March 9, 1995

345

ORDER APPROVING SUPPLEMENTAL CONSENT DECREE AND dismissing case (signed by Judge William M. Hoeveler on 3/28/95) CCAP/M (dr, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/31/1995)

March 28, 1995

March 28, 1995

Case closed (dr, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/31/1995)

March 28, 1995

March 28, 1995

346

ORDER Denying Plaintiffs' Motion for Clarification of Class ( signed by Judge William M. Hoeveler on 3/29/95) CCAP (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/04/1995)

March 30, 1995

March 30, 1995

348

MOTION by Charles E. Bridges, Inmates Of Dade Co J, Ronald Jackson, Waymon Wiggins for attorney fees , to extend time to comply with Local Rule 7.3 (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/03/1995)

April 25, 1995

April 25, 1995

347

NOTICE OF APPEAL of [345−1] order dismissing case . EOD Date: 3/31/95; Filing Fee: $ 105.00; Receipt #: 648119; Copies to USCA and Counsel of Record. (vp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/01/1995)

April 27, 1995

April 27, 1995

349

ORDER granting [348−2] motion to extend time to comply with Local Rule 7.3. Time extended for 90 days until 6/26/95. (signed by Judge William M. Hoeveler on 4/28/95) CCAP (dr, Deputy Clerk) (Entered:

May 1, 1995

May 1, 1995

350

NOTICE of filing stipulation for dismissal of attorney's fees claim by Harry P Cain, Stephen P Clark, State Of Florida, Joyce Goldberg, Edward T. Graham, O.J. Keller, Clara Oesterle, Beverly B Phillips, James F. Jr Redford, Harvey Ruvin, Jack Sandstrom, Edward T Stephenson, Louie Wainwright (cp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/23/1995)

June 16, 1995

June 16, 1995

351

STIPULATION of dismissal with prejudice of attorneys' fees claim by Charles E. Bridges, Harry P Cain, Stephen P Clark, State Of Florida, Joyce Goldberg, Edward T. Graham, Inmates Of Dade Co J, Ronald Jackson, O.J. Keller, Clara Oesterle, Beverly B Phillips, James F. Jr Redford, Harvey Ruvin, Jack Sandstrom, Edward T Stephenson, Louie Wainwright, Waymon Wiggins (cp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/23/1995)

June 16, 1995

June 16, 1995

WITHDRAWAL of [348−1] motion for attorney fees (dr, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/12/1996)

June 16, 1995

June 16, 1995

Appeal Information Sheet for transcript of hearing on entry of supplemental consent decree on 3/13/95 re: [347−1] appeal ; Transcript due 7/14/95 ; (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/12/1995)

June 27, 1995

June 27, 1995

352

TRANSCRIPT of hearing on a supplemental consent decree filed [347−1] appeal for dates of 3/13/95, pages 1−43 (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/14/1995)

July 11, 1995

July 11, 1995

353

ORDER of dismissal from USCA (certified copy) dismissing [347−1] appeal for lack of standing. USCA Order Date: 8/2/95 USCA# 95−4580 (vp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/11/1995)

Aug. 8, 1995

Aug. 8, 1995

354

MOTION by Advocacy Center to extend time required for defendants to submit evaluation reports regarding mental health screening and treatment (dr, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/16/1995)

Oct. 10, 1995

Oct. 10, 1995

355

MOTION by Charles E. Bridges, Inmates Of Dade Co J, Ronald Jackson, Waymon Wiggins, Advocacy Center for Ellen Marjorie Saideman to appear pro hac vice (dr, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/16/1995)

Oct. 10, 1995

Oct. 10, 1995

356

MOTION by Charles E. Bridges, Inmates Of Dade Co J, Ronald Jackson, Waymon Wiggins for Michele M. Huges to withdraw as attorney (dr, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/16/1995)

Oct. 10, 1995

Oct. 10, 1995

357

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Charles E. Bridges, Inmates Of Dade Co J, Ronald Jackson, Waymon Wiggins, Advocacy Center by Ellen Saideman (dr, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/16/1995)

Oct. 10, 1995

Oct. 10, 1995

358

ORDER granting [355−1] motion for Ellen Marjorie Saideman to appear pro hac vice ( signed by Judge William M. Hoeveler on 10/12/95) CCAP (sl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/20/1995)

Oct. 13, 1995

Oct. 13, 1995

359

ORDER granting [354−1] motion to extend time required for defendants to submit evaluation reports regarding mental health screening and treatment ( signed by Judge William M. Hoeveler on 10/12/95) CCAP (sl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/20/1995)

Oct. 13, 1995

Oct. 13, 1995

360

ORDER granting [356−1] motion for Michele M. Huges to withdraw as attorney (Terminated ( signed by Judge William M. Hoeveler on 10/12/95) CCAP (Terminated (sl, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/20/1995)

Oct. 13, 1995

Oct. 13, 1995

361

AMICUS UNOPPOSED MOTION with memorandum in support by Advocacy Center to extend time required for defendants to submit evaluation reports regarding mental health screening and treatment (mc, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/29/1996)

Jan. 26, 1996

Jan. 26, 1996

364

NOTICE of Hearing: set status conference for 2:00 6/5/96 before Judge William M. Hoeveler (dg, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/07/1996)

April 30, 1996

April 30, 1996

365

MOTION by Advocacy Center for Mary M. Gundrum to withdraw as attorney (dr, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/13/1996)

June 5, 1996

June 5, 1996

367

Report re: inspection of intake areas of main jail: by Harry P Cain, Stephen P Clark, State Of Florida, Joyce Goldberg, Edward T. Graham, O.J. Keller, Clara Oesterle, Beverly B Phillips, James F. Jr Redford, Harvey Ruvin, Jack Sandstrom, Edward T Stephenson, Louie Wainwright (cp, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/26/1996)

June 13, 1996

June 13, 1996

366

ORDER granting [365−1] motion for Mary M. Gundrum to withdraw as attorney (Terminated ( signed by Judge William M. Hoeveler on 6/14/96) CCAP (ks, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/20/1996)

June 14, 1996

June 14, 1996

368

NOTICE of Hearing: set status conference for 10:00 10/31/97 before Judge William M. Hoeveler (Former Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/17/1997)

Oct. 14, 1997

Oct. 14, 1997

369

MOTION with memorandum in support by All Defendants to terminate supplemental consent decree and relinquish jurisdiction of case (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/27/1999)

Jan. 25, 1999

Jan. 25, 1999

370

RESPONSE by All Plaintiffs to [369−1] motion to terminate supplemental consent decree and relinquish jurisdiction of case (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/12/1999)

Feb. 10, 1999

Feb. 10, 1999

371

REPLY by All Plaintiffs to response to [369−1] motion to terminate supplemental consent decree and relinquish jurisdiction of case (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/23/1999)

Feb. 16, 1999

Feb. 16, 1999

372

NOTICE OF HEARING Motion hearing before Judge William M. Hoeveler set for 10:00 5/5/99 for [369−1] motion to terminate supplemental consent decree and relinquish jurisdiction of case (signed by Judge William M. Hoeveler on 2/23/99) CCAP (ra, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/01/1999)

Feb. 24, 1999

Feb. 24, 1999

373

ORDER granting [369−1] motion to terminate supplemental consent decree and relinquish jurisdiction of case ( Signed by Judge William M. Hoeveler on 9/16/99) CCAP [EOD Date: 9/24/99] (cj, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/24/1999)

Sept. 20, 1999

Sept. 20, 1999

375

EMERGENCY MOTION by Charles E. Bridges for contempt , for Emergency Hearing , and for Emergency Order to show cause (wc, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 02/15/2006 (Entered: 02/15/2006)

Feb. 15, 2006

Feb. 15, 2006

376

AFFIDAVIT of Sabir Abdul−Haqq Yasir by Charles E. Bridges Re: [374−1] emergency motion for contempt, [374−2] motion for Emergency Hearing, [374−3] motion for Emergency Order to show cause (wc, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 02/15/2006 (Entered: 02/15/2006)

Feb. 15, 2006

Feb. 15, 2006

374

COPY OF PAPER DOCKET SHEET (wc, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/15/2006)

Feb. 15, 2006

Feb. 15, 2006

377

ORDER denying [375−1] motion for contempt, denying [374−2] motion for Emergency Hearing, denying [374−3] motion for Emergency Order to show cause ( Signed by Judge William M. Hoeveler on 2/17/06) [EOD Date: 2/22/06] (lk, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/22/2006)

Feb. 17, 2006

Feb. 17, 2006

Case Details

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 6, 1974

Closing Date: Nov. 20, 1999

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Inmates with mental illness in the Dade County Jail system

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Unknown

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Dade County Jail System, County

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

General:

Conditions of confinement

Failure to train

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Disability:

Mental impairment

Medical/Mental Health:

Mental health care, general

Type of Facility:

Government-run