Case: Clay v. Pelle

1:10-cv-01840 | U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Filed Date: Aug. 3, 2010

Closed Date: 2011

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Case Summary

On August 03, 2010, Plaintiffs, on behalf of a class of similarly-situated prisoners of the Boulder County Jail, filed a class action against the Boulder County Sheriff under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, Denver Division. Plaintiffs challenge a new policy of the Boulder County Jail that forbids prisoners to write letters to their parents, children, spouses, domestic partners, fiancées, sweethearts, friends, or to anyone else in the free world who does…

On August 03, 2010, Plaintiffs, on behalf of a class of similarly-situated prisoners of the Boulder County Jail, filed a class action against the Boulder County Sheriff under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, Denver Division.

Plaintiffs challenge a new policy of the Boulder County Jail that forbids prisoners to write letters to their parents, children, spouses, domestic partners, fiancées, sweethearts, friends, or to anyone else in the free world who does not fall within the jail's narrow exception to the newly-imposed ban on outgoing letters. Under the challenged policy, prisoners' outgoing correspondence is limited to postcards supplied by the jail. Plaintiffs claim this new policy severely restricts prisoners' ability to communicate with persons outside the jail, in violation of their rights under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution and Article II, Sections 10 and 25 of the Colorado Constitution.

Represented by attorneys from American Civil Liberties Union--National Prison Project, Plaintiffs asked the Court to enjoin the postcard-only policy and declare that it violates their constitutional rights as well as the rights of their free-world correspondents.

On the same day that they filed their Complaint, Plaintiffs filed a Motion to Certify Class and Appoint Class Counsel. On March 08, 2011, the Court (Chief Judge Wiley Y. Daniel) certified a class of all current and future prisoners in the Boulder County Jail who are subject to or affected by Defendants' postcard-only policy.

On April 08, 2011, Defendants greed to change the Jail's Inmate Mail Policy to reflect that: (1) Postcards shall be utilized by inmates, if at all, on a voluntary basis; and (2) inmates shall be allowed to write and send personal letters on paper designated by the Jail for such use and in envelopes supplied by the Jail without having to first ask, and/or receive, permission to do so. Defendants also agreed that it will maintain such a policy and will notify Plaintiffs of any changes to the Inmate Mail Policy as it relates to inmates' abilities to send personal letters on paper and in envelopes within two years.

On April 27, 2011, the parties filed a Joint Motion to Approve Settlement. Pursuant to the terms of the Settlement and Release Agreement, Defendants agreed to pay Plaintiffs a total amount of Sixty-five Thousand Dollars ($65,000.00), as payment for Plaintiffs' counsel's costs and attorneys' fees.

After a fairness hearing, the Court granted final approval of the settlement, and ordered Defendants to pay $65,000 in attorneys' fees and costs. One week later, the Court entered final judgment in favor of Plaintiffs.

(Updated on April 21, 2012)

Summary Authors

Xin Chen (4/21/2012)

People

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Judge(s)

Boland, Boyd N. (Colorado)

Daniel, Wiley Young (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fathi, David Cyrus (District of Columbia)

Silverstein, Mark (Colorado)

Wallace, Rebecca Teitelbaum (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Hughes, David Evan (Colorado)

Macdonald, Andrew Ross (Colorado)

Judge(s)

Boland, Boyd N. (Colorado)

Daniel, Wiley Young (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fathi, David Cyrus (District of Columbia)

Silverstein, Mark (Colorado)

Wallace, Rebecca Teitelbaum (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Hughes, David Evan (Colorado)

Macdonald, Andrew Ross (Colorado)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:10-cv-01840

Docket

Aug. 25, 2011

Aug. 25, 2011

Docket
1

1:10-cv-01840

Class Action Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief

Aug. 3, 2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Complaint
2

1:10-cv-01840

Plaintiffs' Motion to Certify Class and Appoint Class Counsel

Aug. 3, 2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Pleading / Motion / Brief
32

1:10-cv-01840

Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Feb. 17, 2011

Feb. 17, 2011

Pleading / Motion / Brief
37

1:10-cv-01840

Order

2011 WL 843920

March 8, 2011

March 8, 2011

Order/Opinion
48-1

1:10-cv-01840

Settlement and Release Agreement

April 11, 2011

April 11, 2011

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5098926/clay-v-pelle/

Last updated Aug. 2, 2022, 3:07 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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ORDER Scheduling Conference set for 9/21/2010 08:30 AM in Courtroom A 401 before Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland, by Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland on 8/11/10. (gmssl, )

Aug. 11, 2010

Aug. 11, 2010

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Class Action COMPLAINT for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief against Larry R. Hank and Joe Pelle (Filing fee $ 350, Receipt Number 30103) Summons Issued, filed by Matthew Deherrera, David Clay, Lamont Morgan, Cynthia Shaw−Pierce, and William LaFontaine. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Receipt)(lyg, ) (Entered: 08/03/2010)

Aug. 3, 2010

Aug. 3, 2010

20

PROTECTIVE ORDER by Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland on 10/13/10. (bnbcd, )

Oct. 13, 2010

Oct. 13, 2010

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Plaintiff's MOTION to Certify Class and Appoint Class Counsel, by Plaintiffs David Clay, Matthew Deherrera, William LaFontaine, Lamont Morgan and Cynthia Shaw−Pierce. (lyg, ) (Entered: 08/03/2010)

Aug. 3, 2010

Aug. 3, 2010

3

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland, by Chief Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 8/6/10. (lyg, ) (Entered: 08/09/2010)

Aug. 6, 2010

Aug. 6, 2010

24

MINUTE ORDER granting 21 Defendant's Motion for Order to File Supplemental Answer by Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland on 10/18/2010.(erv, )

Oct. 18, 2010

Oct. 18, 2010

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4

SUMMONS Returned Executed by All Plaintiffs. Larry R. Hank served on 8/4/2010, answer due 8/25/2010. (Silverstein, Mark) (Entered: 08/10/2010)

Aug. 10, 2010

Aug. 10, 2010

31

Minute Entry for Motion Hearing proceedings held on 1/26/2011 before Chief Judge Wiley Y. Daniel. Taking under advisement 2 Motion to Certify Class. (Court Reporter: Terri Lindblom) (wydcd, rrk)

Jan. 26, 2011

Jan. 26, 2011

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by All Plaintiffs. Joe Pelle served on 8/4/2010, answer due 8/25/2010. (Silverstein, Mark) (Entered: 08/10/2010)

Aug. 10, 2010

Aug. 10, 2010

35

Minute ORDER granting 33 Motion for Leave to Take the Deposition of Boulder County Jail Inmates by Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland on 02/25/11.(jjh, )

Feb. 25, 2011

Feb. 25, 2011

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ORDER. Order granting 2 Motion for Class Certification. ORDERED that the Class is defined as all current and future prisoners in the Boulder County Jail who are subject to or affected by the defendants postcard-only policy. ORDERED that David C. Fathi and Mark Silverstien shall serve as Appointed Counsel representing all Class Members by Chief Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 03/08/11.(jjh, ) Modified on 3/8/2011 to correct spelling error (jjh, ).

March 8, 2011

March 8, 2011

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Defendants' ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by Larry R. Hank, Joe Pelle. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Macdonald, Andrew) (Entered: 08/25/2010)

Aug. 25, 2010

Aug. 25, 2010

42

Minute ORDER granting 41 Joint Motion to Hold Case in Abeyance Pending Finalization of Settlement 41 , is GRANTED. The Preliminary Injunction Hearing set for Friday, April 15, 2011 is VACATED and all other deadlines and proceedings are stayed pending finalization of the settlement by Chief Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 03/23/11.(jjh, )

March 23, 2011

March 23, 2011

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ORDER. A final fairness hearing is set for 08/17/11 at 4:00 PM to determine whether the terms and conditions provided for in the settlement are fair, reasonable, and adequate to the settlement class and whether such terms should be approved by the Court, re: 49 . See Order for details by Chief Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 06/10/11. (jjh, )

June 10, 2011

June 10, 2011

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RESPONSE to 2 MOTION to Certify Class filed by Defendants Larry R. Hank, Joe Pelle. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Macdonald, Andrew) (Entered: 08/25/2010)

Aug. 25, 2010

Aug. 25, 2010

9

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 2 MOTION to Certify Class by Plaintiffs David Clay, Matthew Deherrera, William LaFontaine, Lamont Morgan, Cynthia Shaw−Pierce. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order (PDF Only))(Silverstein, Mark) (Entered: 09/08/2010)

Sept. 8, 2010

Sept. 8, 2010

10

ORDER granting 9 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply. Plaintiffs shall filed their Reply in Support of Motion for ClassCertification on or before September 15, 2010, by Chief Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 09/08/2010.TEXT ONLY ENTRY − NO DOCUMENT ATTACHED (wydlc3, ) (Entered: 09/08/2010)

Sept. 8, 2010

Sept. 8, 2010

11

NOTICE of Entry of Appearance of Rebecca Wallace by Mark Silverstein on behalf of David Clay, Matthew Deherrera, William LaFontaine, Lamont Morgan, Cynthia Shaw−Pierce (Silverstein, Mark) (Entered: 09/08/2010)

Sept. 8, 2010

Sept. 8, 2010

12

Proposed Scheduling Order by Plaintiffs David Clay, Matthew Deherrera, William LaFontaine, Lamont Morgan, Cynthia Shaw−Pierce. (Wallace, Rebecca) (Entered: 09/14/2010)

Sept. 14, 2010

Sept. 14, 2010

13

REPLY to Response to 2 MOTION to Certify Class filed by Plaintiffs David Clay, Matthew Deherrera, William LaFontaine, Lamont Morgan, Cynthia Shaw−Pierce. (Silverstein, Mark) (Entered: 09/15/2010)

Sept. 15, 2010

Sept. 15, 2010

14

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland: Scheduling Conference held on 9/21/2010. Discovery due by 3/21/2011. Dispositive Motions due by 4/21/2011. Proposed Pretrial Order due by 6/16/2011. Final Pretrial Conference set for 6/23/2011 09:30 AM in Courtroom A 401 before Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland. (Court Reporter FTR−G.Mattei) (bnbcd, ) (Entered: 09/21/2010)

Sept. 21, 2010

Sept. 21, 2010

15

SCHEDULING ORDER: by Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland on 9/21/10. (bnbcd, ) (Entered: 09/21/2010)

Sept. 21, 2010

Sept. 21, 2010

17

Unopposed MOTION for Protective Order by Defendants Larry R. Hank, Joe Pelle. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Proposed Order (PDF Only))(Macdonald, Andrew) (Entered: 10/01/2010)

Oct. 1, 2010

Oct. 1, 2010

18

MINUTE ORDER Setting Hearing on 2 MOTION to Certify Class and Appoint Class Counsel : Motion Hearing set for 12/1/2010 09:00 AM in Courtroom A1002 before Chief Judge Wiley Y. Daniel. by Chief Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 10/12/2010. (erv, ) (Entered: 10/12/2010)

Oct. 12, 2010

Oct. 12, 2010

19

MEMORANDUM regarding 17 Unopposed MOTION for Protective Order filed by Larry R. Hank, Joe Pelle. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland by Chief Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 10/12/10. TEXT ONLY ENTRY − NO DOCUMENT ATTACHED (wydcd, rrk) (Entered: 10/12/2010)

Oct. 12, 2010

Oct. 12, 2010

21

MOTION FOR ORDER to SUPPLEMENT/AMENDMENT to 7 Answer to Complaint by Defendants Larry R. Hank, Joe Pelle. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Document , # 2 Exhibit B , # 3 Proposed Order (PDF Only) (Macdonald, Andrew) (Modified on 10/18/2010 Edited Title to reflect this is a MOTION)(erv, ). (Entered: 10/15/2010)

Oct. 15, 2010

Oct. 15, 2010

22

Docket Annotation re: 21 MOTION for Order to Supplement 7 Answer. The Title has Been Changed to reflect that this is a MOTION to Supplement the Answer. TEXT ONLY ENTRY − NO DOCUMENT ATTACHED (erv, ) (Entered: 10/18/2010)

Oct. 18, 2010

Oct. 18, 2010

23

MEMORANDUM regarding 21 MOTION for Order to filed by Larry R. Hank, Joe Pelle. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland by Chief Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 10/18/10. TEXT ONLY ENTRY − NO DOCUMENT ATTACHED (wydcd, rrk) (Entered: 10/18/2010)

Oct. 18, 2010

Oct. 18, 2010

25

SUPPLEMENTAL ANSWER to 7 Answer to Complaint by Defendants Larry R. Hank, Joe Pelle. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit B)(erv, ) (Entered: 10/18/2010)

Oct. 18, 2010

Oct. 18, 2010

26

Unopposed MOTION to Reset Hearing Date by Plaintiffs David Clay, Matthew Deherrera, William LaFontaine, Lamont Morgan, Cynthia Shaw−Pierce. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order (PDF Only))(Wallace, Rebecca) (Entered: 10/18/2010)

Oct. 18, 2010

Oct. 18, 2010

27

ORDER granting 26 Plaintiffs' Unopposed Motion to Reset Hearing Date on Plaintiffs' Motion to Certify Class and Appoint Counsel. Motion Hearing Reset for 1/26/2011 02:00 PM in Courtroom A1002 before Chief Judge Wiley Y. Daniel. by Chief Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 10/20/2010.(erv, ) (Entered: 10/21/2010)

Oct. 20, 2010

Oct. 20, 2010

28

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to Designation Experts by Plaintiffs David Clay, Matthew Deherrera, William LaFontaine, Lamont Morgan, Cynthia Shaw−Pierce. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order (PDF Only))(Wallace, Rebecca) (Entered: 01/19/2011)

Jan. 19, 2011

Jan. 19, 2011

29

MEMORANDUM regarding 28 Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to Designation Experts filed by Matthew Deherrera, David Clay, Cynthia Shaw−Pierce, William LaFontaine, Lamont Morgan. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland by Chief Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 1/19/11. TEXT ONLY ENTRY − NO DOCUMENT ATTACHED (wydcd, rrk) (Entered: 01/19/2011)

Jan. 19, 2011

Jan. 19, 2011

30

MINUTE ORDER :granting 28 Plaintiffs Unopposed Motion for Extension of Expert Designation Deadline. The parties shall designate all experts and provide opposing counsel with all information specified in Fed. R. Civ. P. 26(a)(2) on or before February 17, 2011, by Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland on 1/20/11.(bnbcd, ) (Entered: 01/20/2011)

Jan. 20, 2011

Jan. 20, 2011

32

MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Plaintiffs David Clay, Matthew Deherrera, William LaFontaine, Lamont Morgan, Cynthia Shaw−Pierce. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit, # 9 Exhibit)(Silverstein, Mark) (Entered: 02/17/2011)

Feb. 17, 2011

Feb. 17, 2011

33

Unopposed MOTION for Leave to Take the Deposition of Boulder County Jail Inmates by Defendants Larry R. Hank, Joe Pelle. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order (PDF Only) Order Granting Leave to Take Depositions)(Macdonald, Andrew) (Entered: 02/24/2011)

Feb. 24, 2011

Feb. 24, 2011

34

MEMORANDUM regarding 33 Unopposed MOTION for Leave to Take the Deposition of Boulder County Jail Inmates filed by Larry R. Hank, Joe Pelle. Motion referred to Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland by Chief Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 2/25/11. TEXT ONLY ENTRY − NO DOCUMENT ATTACHED (wydcd, rrk) (Entered: 02/25/2011)

Feb. 25, 2011

Feb. 25, 2011

36

Minute ORDER Setting Hearing on MOTION for Preliminary Injunction 32 for 4/15/2011 02:30 PM before Chief Judge Wiley Y. Daniel. Defendants shall file a response to Plaintiffs Motion for a Preliminary Injunction 32 by 03/10/11. Any reply by Plaintiffs shall be filed by 03/24/11 by Chief Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 02/25/11. (jjh, ) (Entered: 02/25/2011)

Feb. 25, 2011

Feb. 25, 2011

38

MINUTE ORDER : Settlement Conference set for 3/17/2011 01:45 PM before Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland, by Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland on 3/10/11. (bnbcd, ) (Entered: 03/10/2011)

March 10, 2011

March 10, 2011

39

RESPONSE to 32 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Defendants Larry R. Hank, Joe Pelle. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E)(Macdonald, Andrew) (Entered: 03/10/2011)

March 10, 2011

March 10, 2011

40

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland: Settlement Conference held on 3/17/2011. No settlement was reached as to any claims. (bnbcd, ) (Entered: 03/18/2011)

March 17, 2011

March 17, 2011

41

MOTION for Order to Hold Case In Abeyance Pending Finalization of Settlement by Plaintiffs David Clay, Matthew Deherrera, William LaFontaine, Lamont Morgan, Cynthia Shaw−Pierce. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Proposed Order (PDF Only))(Silverstein, Mark) (Entered: 03/21/2011)

March 21, 2011

March 21, 2011

43

NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by David Evan Hughes on behalf of Larry R. Hank, Joe Pelle (Hughes, David) (Entered: 04/25/2011)

April 25, 2011

April 25, 2011

44

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by Defendants Larry R. Hank, Joe Pelle. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order (PDF Only))(Macdonald, Andrew) (Entered:

April 26, 2011

April 26, 2011

46

MINUTE ORDER granting 44 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Andrew Ross Macdonald terminated by Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland on 04/26/11.(jjh, ) (Entered: 04/26/2011)

April 26, 2011

April 26, 2011

47

Unopposed MOTION for Attorney Fees by Plaintiffs David Clay, Matthew Deherrera, William LaFontaine, Lamont Morgan, Cynthia Shaw−Pierce. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit)(Wallace, Rebecca) (Entered: 04/27/2011)

April 27, 2011

April 27, 2011

48

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT by Plaintiffs David Clay, Matthew Deherrera, William LaFontaine, Lamont Morgan, Cynthia Shaw−Pierce. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit)(Wallace, Rebecca) (Entered: 04/27/2011)

April 27, 2011

April 27, 2011

49

Joint MOTION for Order to Approve Settlement by Plaintiffs David Clay, Matthew Deherrera, William LaFontaine, Lamont Morgan, Cynthia Shaw−Pierce. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit)(Wallace, Rebecca) (Entered: 04/27/2011)

April 27, 2011

April 27, 2011

50

Docket Annotation re: 48 Settlement Agreement was refiled at 49 Joint MOTION for Order to Approve Settlement using the correct motion event. TEXT ONLY ENTRY − NO DOCUMENT ATTACHED (mnf, ) (Entered: 04/28/2011)

April 28, 2011

April 28, 2011

51

MINUTE ORDER. Plaintiffs shall submit a proposed form of order re: 49 Joint MOTION for Order to Approve Settlement and the 47 Unopposed MOTION for Attorney Fees by 5/9/11, by Chief Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 5/4/11. (lsw, ) (Entered: 05/05/2011)

May 4, 2011

May 4, 2011

52

Inmate Account STATEMENT by Plaintiff David Clay. (jjh, ) (Entered: 05/19/2011)

May 19, 2011

May 19, 2011

54

MINUTE ORDER re: 53 Order. The Pretrial Conference set for 6/23/2011 is VACATED, by Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland on 6/20/11. (lsw, ) (Entered: 06/20/2011)

June 20, 2011

June 20, 2011

55

MINUTE ORDER. The Pretrial Conference set for 06/23/2011 is VACATED, by Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland on 06/20/2011. (wjc, ) (Entered: 06/20/2011)

June 20, 2011

June 20, 2011

56

Docket Annotation re: 55 Minute Order, 54 Minute Order. Document 54 Minute Order is a duplicate filing of 55 Minute Order. TEXT ONLY ENTRY − NO DOCUMENT ATTACHED. (wjc, ) (Entered: 06/20/2011)

June 20, 2011

June 20, 2011

58

MINUTE ENTRY for In Court Hearing proceedings held on 8/17/2011 before Chief Judge Wiley Y. Daniel. Granting 47 Plaintiffs Unopposed Motion for Attorneys Fees. Granting 49 Joint Motion for Approval of Settlement of Class Action and Entry of Stipulated Judgment and Order. (Court Reporter: Therese Lindblom) (wydcd, rrk) (Entered: 08/22/2011)

Aug. 17, 2011

Aug. 17, 2011

57

ORDER Granting Final Approval of Settlement of Class Action. ORDERED that plaintiffs Unopposed Motion for Attorneys Fees 47 and the Parties Joint Motion to Approve Settlement of Class Action and Entry of Stipulated Judgment and Order 49 are here by GRANTED. ORDERED that Defendants shall pay $65,000 in attorneys' fees and costs within 14 days of this Order. ORDERED that this Court shall retain jurisdiction of this case for the purposes of enforcement of the settlement agreement by Chief Judge Wiley Y. Daniel on 08/18/11.(jjh, )

Aug. 18, 2011

Aug. 18, 2011

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Case Details

State / Territory: Colorado

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 3, 2010

Closing Date: 2011

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Plaintiffs, on behalf of themselves and a putative class of other inmates at the Boulder County Jail, challenge a new jail policy under which certain outgoing mail sent by prisoners must be written on postcards supplied by the jail.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU National Prison Project

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Boulder County Sheriff, County

Boulder County (Boulder), County

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Freedom of speech/association

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $65,000

Issues

General:

Mail

Type of Facility:

Government-run