Case: Mason v. Hale

2:11-cv-03155 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

Filed Date: Aug. 31, 2011

Closed Date: 2016

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Case Summary

On August 31, 2011, prisoners at Jefferson County Jail filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, against the Sheriff of Jefferson County and the Commissioner of Jefferson County, in their official capacities, and against Jefferson County. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, sought declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging violations of RLUIPA, and the First, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments. Specifically,…

On August 31, 2011, prisoners at Jefferson County Jail filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, against the Sheriff of Jefferson County and the Commissioner of Jefferson County, in their official capacities, and against Jefferson County. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, sought declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging violations of RLUIPA, and the First, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments. Specifically, the plaintiffs alleged overcrowding, indecent living standards, restrictions on mail, ineffective segregation, and the prohibition of religious materials from inmates had led to numerous constitutional and statutory violations.

Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint on November 8, 2011 to include discussion of a related state court case, Hale v. Jefferson County, CV-09-2041 (

Summary Authors

Priyah Kaul (9/24/2014)

Elizabeth Heise (11/15/2018)

Related Cases

Hale v. Jefferson County, Alabama state trial court (2009)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4126789/parties/mason-v-hale/


Judge(s)

Boohaker, Joseph (Alabama)

Putnam, T. Michael (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Arnold, Timothy L (Alabama)

Hart, Anna Louise (Alabama)

King, Dan III (Alabama)

Lawes, John E (Alabama)

Stewart, Donald W (Alabama)

Terry, Jon B (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Jackson, Keith (Alabama)

McMillan, French A (Alabama)

Judge(s)

Boohaker, Joseph (Alabama)

Putnam, T. Michael (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Arnold, Timothy L (Alabama)

Hart, Anna Louise (Alabama)

King, Dan III (Alabama)

Lawes, John E (Alabama)

Stewart, Donald W (Alabama)

Terry, Jon B (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Jackson, Keith (Alabama)

McMillan, French A (Alabama)

Murrill, James Edward Jr. (Alabama)

Riley, Robert R. Jr. (Alabama)

Smith, Shawnna H (Alabama)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Jan. 5, 2016 Docket
21-1

First Amended Verified Petition for Temporary Restraining Order ("TRO"), Preliminary Injunction, Permanent Injunction, Declaratory Judgment, a Common Law Writ of Mandamus, and a Common Law Writ of Prohibition [Exhibit A for Amended Complaint]

Alabama state trial court

July 7, 2009 Pleading / Motion / Brief
21-2

Order on Preliminary Injunction [Exhibit B to Amended Complaint]

Alabama state trial court

July 16, 2009 Order/Opinion
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Complaint

Aug. 30, 2011 Complaint
21

Amended Complaint

Nov. 8, 2011 Complaint
71

Motion for Approval of Settlement Agreement, and Settlement Agreement

April 15, 2014 Settlement Agreement
80

Joint Stipulation Regarding Proposed Class Settlement

June 13, 2014 Settlement Agreement

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4126789/mason-v-hale/

Last updated May 20, 2022, 2:38 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against George Bowman, Sandra Little Brown, David Carrington, Mike Hale, Jefferson County Alabama, Jefferson County Commission, The, Joe Knight, Jimmie Stephens (Filing fee $ 350, rcpt #B4601026226), filed by Ishmael Gregory, John Mason, IV.(FNC) (Entered: 08/31/2011)

Aug. 30, 2011 RECAP
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Request for service by certified mail filed by Ishmael Gregory, John Mason, IV. (FNC) (Entered: 08/31/2011)

Aug. 30, 2011 PACER
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Summons Issued as to George Bowman, Sandra Little Brown, David Carrington, Mike Hale, Joe Knight, Jimmie Stephens. Mailed certified mail, this date. (FNC) (Entered: 08/31/2011)

Aug. 31, 2011 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Anna Louise Hart on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Hart, Anna) (Entered: 09/01/2011)

Sept. 1, 2011 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Donald W Stewart on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Stewart, Donald) (Entered: 09/01/2011)

Sept. 1, 2011 PACER
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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Ishmael Gregory. George Bowman served on 9/1/2011, answer due 9/22/2011; Sandra Little Brown served on 9/1/2011, answer due 9/22/2011; David Carrington served on 9/1/2011, answer due 9/22/2011; Mike Hale served on 9/1/2011, answer due 9/22/2011; Joe Knight served on 9/1/2011, answer due 9/22/2011. (KAM, ) (Entered: 09/06/2011)

Sept. 2, 2011 PACER
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MOTION to Dismiss by George Bowman, Sandra Little Brown, David Carrington, Jefferson County Alabama, Jefferson County Commission, The, Joe Knight, Jimmie Stephens. (McMillan, French) (Entered: 09/22/2011)

Sept. 22, 2011 PACER
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Brief in Support of Motion by George Bowman, Sandra Little Brown, David Carrington, Jefferson County Alabama, Jefferson County Commission, The, Joe Knight, Jimmie Stephens. (McMillan, French) CORRECTING DOCKET - brief incorrectly filed as a motion Modified on 9/27/2011 (KAM, ). (Entered: 09/22/2011)

Sept. 22, 2011 PACER
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ORDER re 7 MOTION to Dismiss: plaintiff may file any opposition to the motion within 20 days. Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on 9/30/2011. (PMA) (Entered: 09/30/2011)

Sept. 30, 2011 PACER
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MOTION Waiver of Magistrate Jurisdiction UNOPPOSED by John Mason, IV. (Hart, Anna) (Entered: 10/14/2011)

Oct. 14, 2011 PACER
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ORDER denying 10 Motion to waive jurisdiction of the magistrate judge. Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on 10/17/2011. (PMA) (Entered: 10/17/2011)

Oct. 17, 2011 PACER
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ANSWER to Complaint by Mike Hale.(Murrill, James) (Entered: 10/18/2011)

Oct. 18, 2011 PACER
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MOTION to Change Venue by John Mason, IV. (Hart, Anna) (Entered: 10/20/2011)

Oct. 20, 2011 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time (unopposed) by John Mason, IV. (Hart, Anna) (Entered: 10/20/2011)

Oct. 20, 2011 PACER
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UNIFORM INITIAL ORDER - with appendices attached; Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on 10/21/2011. (BST, ) (Entered: 10/21/2011)

Oct. 21, 2011 PACER
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ORDER finding as moot 13 Motion to Change Venue. The designation of the division is not a change of venue. Based upon the motion, however, the court agrees that the case should properly be designated as a Southern Division case, and the Clerk is DIRECTED to change the style to reflect this change. The court further GRANTS 14 Motion for Extension of Time and gives plaintiffs until Friday, October 28, 2011, to respond. Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on 10/24/2011. (PMA) (Entered: 10/24/2011)

Oct. 24, 2011 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time (UNOPPOSED) by John Mason, IV. (Hart, Anna) (Entered: 10/27/2011)

Oct. 27, 2011 PACER
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ORDER granting 17 MOTION for Extension of Time (UNOPPOSED) filed by John Mason, IV, and extending deadline for plaintiffs to respond until November 4, 2011. NO FURTHER EXTENSIONS will be granted. Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on 10/28/2011. (PMA) (Entered: 10/28/2011)

Oct. 28, 2011 PACER
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MOTION to Amend/Correct UNOPPOSED by John Mason, IV. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Hart, Anna) (Entered: 11/04/2011)

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Nov. 4, 2011 PACER
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ORDER granting 19 Motion to Amend/Correct Complaint, based upon plaintiff's representations that the motion is unopposed. The plaintiff may file the amended complaint within 7 days. Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on 11/7/2011. (PMA) (Entered: 11/07/2011)

Nov. 7, 2011 PACER
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AMENDED COMPLAINT against All Defendants, filed by John Mason, IV. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Hart, Anna) (Entered: 11/08/2011)

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Nov. 8, 2011 PACER
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NOTICE by George Bowman, Sandra Little Brown, David Carrington, Jefferson County Alabama, Jefferson County Commission, The, Joe Knight, Jimmie Stephens of Bankruptcy (McMillan, French) (Entered: 11/10/2011)

Nov. 10, 2011 PACER
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ANSWER to Amended Complaint by Mike Hale.(Murrill, James) (Entered: 11/22/2011)

Nov. 22, 2011 PACER
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ORDER pursuant to the notice of bankruptcy, on the court's own motion, this case is STAYED. Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on 11/28/2011. (KAM, ) (Entered: 11/28/2011)

Nov. 28, 2011 PACER
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MOTION to Dismiss Amended Complaint by George Bowman, Sandra Little Brown, David Carrington, Jefferson County Alabama, Jefferson County Commission, The, Joe Knight, Jimmie Stephens. (McMillan, French) (Entered: 11/29/2011)

Nov. 29, 2011 PACER
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MOTION to Dismiss Brief in Support thereof by George Bowman, Sandra Little Brown, David Carrington, Jefferson County Alabama, Jefferson County Commission, The, Joe Knight, Jimmie Stephens. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B)(McMillan, French) (Entered: 11/29/2011)

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Nov. 29, 2011 PACER
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ORDER finding as moot 7 Motion to Dismiss, and giving the plaintiff 20 days in which to file any opposition to the motion to dismiss the amended complaint 25 . Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on 11/30/2011. (PMA) (Entered: 11/30/2011)

Nov. 30, 2011 PACER
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MOTION to Stay (Temporary) by John Mason, IV. (Hart, Anna) (Entered: 12/03/2011)

Dec. 3, 2011 PACER
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ORDER granting 28 Motion to Stay until a resolution of the issue regarding the implications of the automatic stay for defendant Hale, or for 60 days if the issue has not been resolved by that time. Upon a resolution of the issue in the bankruptcy court, or at the end of the 60-day period, whichever is sooner, the parties are DIRECTED to file a status report. Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on 12/5/2011. (PMA) (Entered: 12/05/2011)

Dec. 5, 2011 PACER
30

STATUS REPORT by Ishmael Gregory, John Mason, IV. (Hart, Anna) (Entered: 01/09/2012)

Jan. 9, 2012 PACER
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ORDER re 30 Status Report filed by Ishmael Gregory, John Mason, IV, 28 MOTION to Stay (Temporary) filed by John Mason, IV. Based upon the status report, the stay is EXTENDED until March 1, 2012. The parties are to file a status report on that date, or sooner if any action taken by the bankruptcy court affects the pendency of this action. Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on 1/10/2012. (PMA) (Entered: 01/10/2012)

Jan. 10, 2012 PACER
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STATUS REPORT by Ishmael Gregory, John Mason, IV. (Hart, Anna) (Entered: 02/29/2012)

Feb. 29, 2012 PACER
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ORDER LIFTING STAY in accordance with the terms and limitations of the Bankruptcy Court's 2/24/12 order; the parties are directed to file their R26 report w/in 20 days; plas are given 20 days to file a response in opposition to the pending motions to dismiss the amended complaint. Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on 3/5/2012. (KAM, ) (Entered: 03/06/2012)

March 6, 2012 PACER
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STIPULATION re 25 MOTION to Dismiss Amended Complaint by George Bowman, Sandra Little Brown, David Carrington, Ishmael Gregory, Mike Hale, Jefferson County Alabama, Jefferson County Commission, The, Joe Knight, John Mason, IV, Jimmie Stephens. filed by George Bowman, Sandra Little Brown, David Carrington, Ishmael Gregory, Mike Hale, Jefferson County Alabama, Jefferson County Commission, The, Joe Knight, John Mason, IV, Jimmie Stephens (Hart, Anna) (Entered: 03/23/2012)

March 23, 2012 PACER
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REPORT of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. (Hart, Anna) (Entered: 03/26/2012)

March 26, 2012 PACER
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ORDER re 35 Report of Rule 26(f) Planning Meeting. This cause is hereby SET for a SCHEDULING CONFERENCE in the chambers of the undersigned magistrate judge at 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on 3/30/2012. (Putnam, T) (Entered: 03/30/2012)

March 30, 2012 PACER
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ORDER pursuant to the joint stipulation, all claims against the Commissioner dfts and dft Hall in their individual capacities are dismissed w/out prejudice; each party shall be responsible fot its own costs and attys fees associated with this dismissal. Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on 4/6/2012. (KAM, ) (Entered: 04/09/2012)

April 9, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by John Mason, IV. (Hart, Anna) (Entered: 04/16/2012)

April 16, 2012 PACER
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ORDER granting 38 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Anna Louise Hart terminated. Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on 4/18/2012.(KMT). (Entered: 04/18/2012)

April 18, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE by Mike Hale Consent to Magistrate Judge Authority (Murrill, James) (Entered: 04/20/2012)

April 20, 2012 PACER
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STIPULATION Joint Stipulation as to Class Certification by John Mason, IV. filed by John Mason, IV (Stewart, Donald) (Entered: 05/23/2012)

May 23, 2012 RECAP
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ORDER. In Chambers Conference set for 6/13/2012 at 10:00 AM in Hugo L Black US Courthouse, Birmingham, AL before US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam. Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on 5/29/2012. (KMT). (Entered: 05/29/2012)

May 29, 2012 PACER
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Submission of Discovery regarding motion by John Mason, IV. Related document: 28 MOTION to Stay (Temporary) filed by John Mason, IV.(King, Dan) (Entered: 06/01/2012)

June 1, 2012 PACER
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SCHEDULING ORDER : certain time limits apply as set out in this order; Amended Pleadings due from pla by 9/3/2012 and from dfts by 10/1/2012. Discovery due by 2/15/2013. Dispositive Motions due by 3/15/2013. Class Certification Hearing is set for 8/30/2012 09:00 AM in Courtroom 3B, Hugo L Black US Courthouse, Birmingham, AL before US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam. Parties shall be trial ready by 6/1/2013. Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on 6/20/2012. (KAM, ) (Entered: 06/20/2012)

June 20, 2012 PACER
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First MOTION Plaintiff's Motion to Add Additional Named Plaintiff(s) and Proposed Class Representative(s) by John Mason, IV. (King, Dan) (Entered: 08/20/2012)

Aug. 20, 2012 PACER
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ORDER re 45 Plaintiff's Motion to Add Additional Named Plaintiff(s) and Proposed Class Representative(s). The defedants may file a response, if any, to plaintiffs' motion within 14 days from the date of this order. Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on 8/21/2012. (KMT). (Entered: 08/21/2012)

Aug. 21, 2012 PACER
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Brief Plaintiffs' Brief in Support of Motion for Class Certification. (King, Dan) (Entered: 08/23/2012)

Aug. 23, 2012 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Dan C King, III on behalf of John Mason, IV (King, Dan) (Entered: 08/29/2012)

Aug. 29, 2012 PACER
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Opposition to re 45 Plaintiffs' Motion to Add Named Plaintiff(s) and Proposed Class Representative(s) filed by George Bowman, Sandra Little Brown, David Carrington, Jefferson County Alabama, Jefferson County Commission, The, Joe Knight, Jimmie Stephens. (McMillan, French) (Entered: 08/29/2012)

Aug. 29, 2012 PACER
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ORDER granting 45 Motion add an additional plaintiff. Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on 9/10/2012. (KAM, ) (Entered: 09/10/2012)

Sept. 10, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Continue by John Mason, IV. (King, Dan) (Entered: 09/28/2012)

Sept. 28, 2012 PACER
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ORDER granting 51 Motion to Extend Time for Expert Disclosure. The scheduling order (Doc. 44 ) is AMENDED as follows: The plaintiffs shall disclose expert witnesses and reports pursuant to FRCP 26(a)(2) by 11/6/2012, and defendants shall do so by 12/6/2012. All other deadlines remain unchanged. Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on 10/4/2012. (Putnam, T) (Entered: 10/04/2012)

Oct. 4, 2012 PACER
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MOTION to Certify Class by John Mason, IV. (Stewart, Donald) (Entered: 02/08/2013)

Feb. 8, 2013 RECAP
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First MOTION for Summary Judgment and Memorandum in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment by John Mason, IV. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibits A-C, # 2 Exhibit Exhibits D-E, # 3 Exhibit Exhibits F-L)(Stewart, Donald) (Entered: 03/15/2013)

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March 15, 2013 PACER
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MOTION for Summary Judgment by George Bowman, Sandra Little Brown, David Carrington, Jefferson County Alabama, Jefferson County Commission, The, Joe Knight, Jimmie Stephens. (McMillan, French) (Entered: 03/15/2013)

March 15, 2013 PACER
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Brief in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment by George Bowman, Sandra Little Brown, David Carrington, Jefferson County Alabama, Jefferson County Commission, The, Joe Knight, Jimmie Stephens. (McMillan, French) CORRECTING DOCKET - BRIEF INCORRECTLY FILED AS A MOTION Modified on 3/19/2013 (KAM, ). (Entered: 03/15/2013)

March 15, 2013 PACER
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Evidentiary Material re: 55 MOTION for Summary Judgment. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(McMillan, French) (Entered: 03/18/2013)

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March 18, 2013 PACER
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ORDER re 54 First MOTION for Summary Judgment and Memorandum in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment filed by John Mason, IV ; any opposition to the motion is due by 4/19/2013; reply is due by 4/30/2013. Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on 3/20/2013. (KAM, ) (Entered: 03/20/2013)

March 20, 2013 PACER
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ORDER re 55 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Joe Knight, David Carrington, Jimmie Stephens, George Bowman, Jefferson County Commission, The, Jefferson County Alabama, Sandra Little Brown ; any opposition is due by 4/19/2013; reply by 4/30/2013. Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on 3/20/2013. (KAM, ) (Entered: 03/20/2013)

March 20, 2013 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 58 Order, by Mike Hale. (Murrill, James) (Entered: 04/15/2013)

April 15, 2013 PACER
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ORDER granting 60 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 58 Order, filed by Mike Hale as set out in this order;. Hearing to determine adequacy of class counsel is set for 6/4/2013 02:00 PM Courtroom 3B in Hugo L Black US Courthouse, Birmingham, AL before US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam.. Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on 4/18/2013. (KAM, ) (Entered: 04/18/2013)

April 18, 2013 PACER
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Brief Plaintiffs' Supplemental Brief in Support of Motion for Class Certification. (Stewart, Donald) (Entered: 05/31/2013)

May 31, 2013 RECAP
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Third MOTION to Certify Class by John Mason, IV. (Lawes, John) (Entered: 07/15/2013)

July 15, 2013 RECAP
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MOTION Status Conference by John Mason, IV. (Lawes, John) (Entered: 09/26/2013)

Sept. 26, 2013 PACER
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ORDER granting 64 Motion for Status Conference. Status Conference set, IN CHAMBERS, for Thursday, November 7, 2013, 2:00 PM in Hugo L. Black United States Courthouse, Birmingham, Alabama, before US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam. Attorneys who wish to attend by telephone may do so by calling 866-933-0528 and entering the PIN number 3893. Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on October 30, 2013. (AMP) (Entered: 10/30/2013)

Oct. 30, 2013 PACER
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MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by Ishmael Gregory, John Mason, IV. (King, Dan) (Entered: 11/04/2013)

Nov. 4, 2013 PACER
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ORDER granting 66 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Dan C King, III terminated. Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on November 4, 2013. (AMP) (Entered: 11/04/2013)

Nov. 4, 2013 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Kallie C Lunsford on behalf of Mike Hale (Lunsford, Kallie) (Entered: 11/07/2013)

Nov. 7, 2013 PACER
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ORDER Certifiying a Class pursuant to FRCP 23(b)(2). Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on 11/19/2013. (KAM, ) (Entered: 11/19/2013)

Nov. 19, 2013 PACER
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ORDER re In Chambers Conference set for Friday, March 14, 2014. Attorneys who are unable to attend in person may attend by telephone by calling 866-933-0528 and entering PIN number 3895. Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on March 13, 2014. (AMP) (Entered: 03/13/2014)

March 13, 2014 PACER
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Joint MOTION for Settlement Approval by John Mason, IV. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2)(Stewart, Donald) (Entered: 04/15/2014)

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April 15, 2014 RECAP
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ORDER: Settlement Conference set for 6/16/2014 09:00 AM in Courtroom 3B of the Hugo L Black US Courthouse, Birmingham, AL before US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam. Within 10 days of the date of this Order, counsel for plaintiff class members shall arrange for class members to be provided notice (doc. 71-2) of the proposed settlement (doc. 71-1), by posting the notice in a common, accessible area of the Jefferson County Jail (the Jail), and by providing a copy of the notice to class members who are unable to access common areas of the Jail. Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on 4/16/2014. (MSN) (Entered: 04/16/2014)

April 16, 2014 PACER
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NOTICE by non-party of Objection to Proposed Class Action Settlement, Document 71-2, Filed 4/15/2014 filed by Kelly Patrick Riggs (MSN) (Entered: 05/22/2014)

May 21, 2014 PACER
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NOTICE by non-party of Objection to Proposed Class Action Settlement, Document 71-2, Filed 4/15/2014, filed by Joshua D. Stanley(MSN) (Entered: 05/23/2014)

May 22, 2014 RECAP
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NOTICE by non-party of Objection to Proposed Class Action Settlement, Document 71-2, Filed 4/15/2014, filed by Terrell E. Tucker. (MSN) (Entered: 05/30/2014)

May 30, 2014 PACER
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MOTION by Non-Party for Leave to Amend and Join Class Action filed by Timothy Caver. (MSN) (Entered: 06/04/2014)

June 2, 2014 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Shawnna H Smith on behalf of George Bowman, Sandra Little Brown, David Carrington, Mike Hale, Jefferson County Alabama, Jefferson County Commission, The, Joe Knight, Jimmie Stephens (Smith, Shawnna) (Entered: 06/04/2014)

June 4, 2014 PACER
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MOTION to Withdraw by George Bowman, Sandra Little Brown, David Carrington, Jefferson County Alabama, Jefferson County Commission, The, Joe Knight, Jimmie Stephens. (Smith, Shawnna) (Entered: 06/12/2014)

June 12, 2014 PACER
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ORDER granting 78 Motion to Withdraw. Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on June 12, 2014. (AMP) (Entered: 06/12/2014)

June 12, 2014 PACER
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STIPULATION REGARDING SETTLEMENT by Mike Hale. filed by Mike Hale (Murrill, James) (Entered: 06/13/2014)

June 13, 2014 PACER
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ORDER Approving Class Settlement: the court finds that the proposed settlement agreement is a fair and reasonable resolution of potentially unconstitutional conditions in the Jefferson County Jail in Birmingham, and it is due to be and hereby is APPROVED and the parties are DIRECTED to proceed with implementation of the provisions of the agreement. It is, therefore, further ORDERED, that proceedings in this case are hereby STAYED until a motion to lift the stay is filed by a party or until January 2, 2016, whichever event first occurs. Please see order for instructions further set out. Signed by US Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on 6/19/2014. (MSN) (Entered: 06/19/2014)

June 19, 2014 PACER
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TEXT ORDER. Telephone Conference set for Monday, January 4, 2016, at 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam. Parties may call into the conference by dialing 888−636−3807 and enter Access Code 3676046. Signed by Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on December 15, 2015. (AMP) (Entered: 12/15/2015)

Dec. 15, 2015

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam: Telephone Conference held on 1/4/2016. (Court Reporter none.) (ASL) (Entered: 01/04/2016)

Jan. 4, 2016
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ORDER OF DISMISSAL− Pursuant to the Order Approving Class Settlement, the court finds that no further proceedings are necessary to address conditions in the Jail, and this action is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE. Signed by Magistrate Judge T Michael Putnam on 1/5/16. (MRR, ) (Entered: 01/05/2016)

Jan. 5, 2016

State / Territory: Alabama

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Post-PLRA Jail and Prison Private Settlement Agreements

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 31, 2011

Closing Date: 2016

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Prisoners at Jefferson County Jail in Alabama.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Denied

Defendants

Jefferson County Sheriff (Jefferson), County

Jefferson County Commissioners (Jefferson), County

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Religious Freedom Rest. Act/Religious Land Use and Inst. Persons Act (RFRA/RLUIPA)

Constitutional Clause(s):

Free Exercise Clause

Due Process

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 135,000

Order Duration: 2014 - 2016

Content of Injunction:

Reporting

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Hire

Issues

General:

Classification / placement

Conditions of confinement

Failure to supervise

Food service / nutrition / hydration

Funding

Mail

Recreation / Exercise

Religious programs / policies

Sanitation / living conditions

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Totality of conditions

Crowding:

Crowding / caseload

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Religion discrimination

Affected Gender:

Male

Disability:

disability, unspecified

Medical/Mental Health:

Medical care, unspecified

Mental health care, unspecified

Type of Facility:

Government-run