Case: Kaiser v. County of Sacramento

2:91-cv-00300 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

Filed Date: March 12, 1991

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

On March 12, 1991, prisoners at two Sacramento County jails filed a class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against the County of Sacramento. The plaintiffs, represented by the Prisoner Rights Union and by private counsel, brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, challenging the constitutionality of their conditions of confinement. Specifically, they alleged problems with overcrowding, failure to provide beds, unequal access for women prisoners, lack…

On March 12, 1991, prisoners at two Sacramento County jails filed a class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against the County of Sacramento. The plaintiffs, represented by the Prisoner Rights Union and by private counsel, brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, challenging the constitutionality of their conditions of confinement. Specifically, they alleged problems with overcrowding, failure to provide beds, unequal access for women prisoners, lack of exercise, inadequate access to medical, dental and mental health treatment, and lack of law library access. Plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief.

On April 5, 1991, the Court (Judge William B. Shubb) granted a preliminary injunction prohibiting the County from sleeping inmates on the floor. The Court (Judge Gregory G. Hollows) partially granted a subsequent motion for a preliminary injunction on June 3, and denied a third motion on August 16. (The substance of the injunction requested in each motion is unclear from the docket.) It mostly denied a fourth motion, in which plaintiffs sought an order compelling the County to give them physical access to the jail law library, on November 20, 1991, but did order the County to post a list of available law materials in the jail's dayrooms. Kaiser v. Cnty. of Sacramento, 780 F. Supp. 1309 (E.D. Cal. 1991).

On December 6, 1991, the Court (Judge Hollows) denied a motion to dismiss by the County and granted a motion by the plaintiffs to certify the case as a class action.

Discovery continued over the course of the following year, with the Court compelling the County to disclose documents and respond to other discovery requests on several occasions and granting an interim award of attorneys' fees and costs to plaintiffs.

On November 17, 1992, plaintiffs requested a settlement conference, and the parties began to work on a settlement with the help of Magistrate Judge John F. Moulds. Discovery disputes continued, and defendants filed a motion for partial summary judgment on December 14. They filed an additional motion for summary judgment on the issue of opportunity to exercise on December 22.

On January 28, 1993, the Court (Judge Hollows) approved a proposed consent decree. Under the terms of the decree, the County agreed that it would not house more than 2,000 prisoners in the main jail, that it would maintain its law library and allow access on reasonable notice, that it would assign female prisoners to the main jail as workers on a voluntary basis only, and that it would provide regular access to medical and dental care and regular opportunities to exercise. The County also agreed to pay $140,000 in attorneys' fees.

The Court entered final judgment on March 3, 1993.

On July 15, 1998, the County moved to terminate or amend the consent decree. The parties agreed to an amendment, the content of which is unclear from the docket, on August 31, 1998.

The County moved again to amend the consent decree on October 17, 2008, seeking to replace the law library with a contracted legal research service and to allow psychiatric patients to be housed at one of the facilities covered by the decree. The Court (Judge Hollows) granted the motion as to the housing of psychiatric patients on October 27, 2009. The consent decree was further modified on March 7, 2013, removing books from the law library and replacing them with computers. Inmates objected to this modification, stating that some inmates did not know how to use computers. The Court held that this objection was not an issue because computerized research is similar to using an index to search for relevant materials. In the same holding, the Court denied a class member's motion to intervene. On July 16th, 2013, the case was assigned to U.S. District Court Judge William B. Shubb and U.S. Magistrate Judge Gregory Hollows. As of February 7, 2020, there has been no further activity in this case.

Summary Authors

Christopher Schad (7/10/2012)

Maurice Youkanna (7/5/2014)

Christiana Johnson (2/7/2020)

People

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Judge(s)

Hollows, Gregory G. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Comiskey, Paul Wayne (California)

Derevan, Richard (California)

Fabricant, Deborah (California)

Herman, Richard P. (California)

Katz, Stewart Lee (California)

Klein, S. Lynne (California)

Merin, Mark E. (California)

Persons, Paul Turner (California)

Stormer, Dan Lewis (California)

Judge(s)

Hollows, Gregory G. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Comiskey, Paul Wayne (California)

Derevan, Richard (California)

Fabricant, Deborah (California)

Herman, Richard P. (California)

Katz, Stewart Lee (California)

Klein, S. Lynne (California)

Merin, Mark E. (California)

Persons, Paul Turner (California)

Stormer, Dan Lewis (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Elam, Lee B. (California)

Kaiser, Steven (California)

Wood, James Randall (California)

Wright, Anthony Lawrence (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

July 16, 2013 Docket
101

Amended Order [Denying Plaintiffs' Motion for a Preliminary Injunction Ordering Prisoners Be Given Physical Access to the Law Library]

780 F.Supp. 1309

Dec. 6, 1991 Order/Opinion
216

Consent Decree

Jan. 28, 1993 Settlement Agreement
265

Order Amending Consent Decree

Oct. 26, 2009 Order/Opinion
268

Order Amending Consent Decree

March 16, 2013 Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5802165/pc-kaiser-v-sacramento-county/

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT to Magistrate Gregory G. Hollows Summons issued; fee status paid; Receipt # 124519; Notice re: Consent forms. (old) (Entered: 03/14/1991)

March 12, 1991 PACER
2

MOTION for temporary restraining order set for 3/28/91 @ 9:00 with memorandum in support (old) (Entered: 03/14/1991)

March 12, 1991 PACER
3

NOTICE of related case(s) CIV S-79-666 (old) (Entered: 03/14/1991)

March 12, 1991 PACER
4

PROOF OF SERVICE of complaint, lodged TRO, and notice of related cases. (old) (Entered: 03/14/1991)

March 12, 1991 PACER
5

ORDER setting scheduling conference for 3:00 7/15/91 before Honorable William B. Shubb (cc: all counsel) (old) (Entered: 03/14/1991)

March 12, 1991 PACER

LODGED: Temporary restraining order (old)

March 14, 1991 PACER

LODGED: motion for continuance on motion for restraining order set for 3/28/91; new date 4/4/91 (old)

March 25, 1991 PACER
6

MEMORANDUM by defendant Sacramento County, defendant Glen Craig in opposition to motion for temporary restraining order set for 3/28/91 @ 9:00 [2-1] (old) (Entered: 04/01/1991)

April 1, 1991 PACER
7

DECLARATION of Edward Doonan (old) (Entered: 04/01/1991)

April 1, 1991 PACER
8

REPLY by plaintiff Joseph Walter Kaiser, plaintiff Matthew Sasson, plaintiff Michael Fred Rodriguez, plaintiff Marie Helen Bellinger, plaintiff Debra A Wiese (old) (Entered: 04/03/1991)

April 2, 1991 PACER
9

ADDITIONAL DECLARATION re motion for temporary restraining order set for 3/28/91 @ 9:00 [2-1] (old) (Entered: 04/03/1991)

April 3, 1991 PACER
10

ORDER by Honorable William B. Shubb Case reassigned to Judge Gregory G. Hollows, and ; In-court hearing set for 4/25/91 @10:00 ; and plaintiff's request for a temporary restraining order prohibiting defendants from sleeping inmates on the floor of the Sacramento County Jail shall be granted by the court as a preliminary injunction. Defendants shall cease sleeping inmates on the floor beginning Tuesday, April 9, 1991, @ 8:00am and continue until further order of the court. (cc: all counsel) (old) (Entered: 04/05/1991)

April 5, 1991 PACER
11

PROOF OF SERVICE (RETURN) by defendant Sacramento County, defendant Glen Craig of EMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER (old) (Entered: 04/10/1991)

April 9, 1991 PACER
12

MOTION by defendant Sacramento County, defendant Glen Craig to continue hearing on the motion for preliminary injunction (kh) (Entered: 04/17/1991)

April 17, 1991 PACER
13

DECLARATION of Anthony L Wright in support of motion [12-1] to continue hearing on motion for preliminary injunction (kh) (Entered: 04/17/1991)

April 17, 1991 PACER

EX PARTE APPLICATION by defendant Sacramento County, defendant Glen Craig for order shortening time; not to be signed (kh)

April 17, 1991 PACER
14

ORDER by Judge Gregory G. Hollows ORDERING hearing on motion to continue hearing on the motion for preliminary injunction [12-1] at 9:00 on 4/19/91, Briefing sched for motion for prelinj is vacated, hearing date retained (cc: all counsel) (kh) (Entered: 04/17/1991)

April 17, 1991 PACER
15

MINUTES of ; In-court hearing Retraining order set for 6/16/91 @ 1:00 Openi9ng brief by 5/2/91, opposition 5/10/91, response 5/15/91. (old) (Entered: 04/22/1991)

April 19, 1991 PACER
16

ANSWER by defendant Sacramento County (old) (Entered: 04/22/1991)

April 22, 1991 PACER
17

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Gregory G. Hollows GRANTING motion to continue hearing on the motion for preliminary injunction [12-1] in part only, SETTING hearing on motion for temporary restraining [2-1] TO 1:00 pm on 5/16/91 FURTHER ORDERING plaintiff's brief in support of the prelin shall be filed and personnally served on or before 5/2/91; dfts brief in opp or stmt of non-oppo shall be file on or before 5/10/91 and served same day on pla; pla's reply if any file and served on or before 5/15/91 (cc: all counsel) (kh) (Entered: 04/23/1991)

April 23, 1991 PACER
18

MOTION by plaintiff Joseph Walter Kaiser, plaintiff Matthew Sasson, plaintiff Michael Fred Rodriguez, plaintiff Marie Helen Bellinger, plaintiff Debra A Wiese to amend set for 5/23/91 @ 10:00 (old) (Entered: 04/23/1991)

April 23, 1991 PACER

LODGED: order to file amended complaint (old)

April 23, 1991 PACER

LODGED: First amended complaint (old)

April 23, 1991 PACER
19

MOTION by plaintiff Joseph Walter Kaiser, plaintiff Matthew Sasson, plaintiff Michael Fred Rodriguez, plaintiff Marie Helen Bellinger, plaintiff Debra A Wiese for preliminary injunction set for 5/16/91 @ 9:00 (old) (Entered: 05/06/1991)

May 3, 1991 PACER

LODGED: preliminary injunction (old)

May 3, 1991 PACER
20

STATEMENT by defendant Sacramento County of non-opposition in support of motion to amend set for 5/23/91 @ 10:00 [18-1] (old) (Entered: 05/09/1991)

May 8, 1991 PACER
21

MEMORANDUM by defendant Sacramento County in opposition to motion for preliminary injunction set for 5/16/91 @ 9:00 [19-1] (old) (Entered: 05/13/1991)

May 10, 1991 PACER
22

DECLARATION of Jim Ackermann in opposition re motion for preliminary injunction set for 5/16/91 @ 9:00 [19-1] (old) (Entered: 05/13/1991)

May 10, 1991 PACER
23

DECLARATION of William Powell in opposition re motion for preliminary injunction set for 5/16/91 @ 9:00 [19-1] (old) (Entered: 05/13/1991)

May 10, 1991 PACER
24

DECLARATION of Robert E. Doran in opposition re motion for preliminary injunction set for 5/16/91 @ 9:00 [19-1] (old) (Entered: 05/13/1991)

May 10, 1991 PACER
25

DECLARATION of Linda Giannelli in opposition re motion for preliminary injunction set for 5/16/91 @ 9:00 [19-1] (old) (Entered: 05/13/1991)

May 10, 1991 PACER
26

DECLARATION of Ronald Usher in opposition re motion for preliminary injunction set for 5/16/91 @ 9:00 [19-1] (old) (Entered: 05/13/1991)

May 10, 1991 PACER
27

DECLARATION of Jan Gregory in opposition re motion for preliminary injunction set for 5/16/91 @ 9:00 [19-1] (old) (Entered: 05/13/1991)

May 10, 1991 PACER
28

DECLARATION of Dennis M. Cuddy in opposition re motion for preliminary injunction set for 5/16/91 @ 9:00 [19-1] (old) (Entered: 05/13/1991)

May 10, 1991 PACER
29

DECLARATION of Lorie Rieger in opposition re motion for preliminary injunction set for 5/16/91 @ 9:00 [19-1] (old) (Entered: 05/13/1991)

May 10, 1991 PACER
30

DECLARATION of Gail Pittack in opposition re motion for preliminary injunction set for 5/16/91 @ 9:00 [19-1] (old) (Entered: 05/13/1991)

May 10, 1991 PACER
31

DECLARATION of Edward Doonan in opposition re motion for preliminary injunction set for 5/16/91 @ 9:00 [19-1] (old) (Entered: 05/13/1991)

May 10, 1991 PACER
32

DECLARATION of Fred Campbell in opposition re motion for preliminary injunction set for 5/16/91 @ 9:00 [19-1] (old) (Entered: 05/13/1991)

May 10, 1991 PACER
33

RESPONSE by plaintiff Joseph Walter Kaiser, plaintiff Matthew Sasson, plaintiff Michael Fred Rodriguez to opposition to motion for preliminary injunction. (old) (Entered: 05/15/1991)

May 15, 1991 PACER
34

MINUTES of preliminary injunction: Plaintiff have 30 days to amend the complaint; Court to prepare order. (old) (Entered: 05/17/1991)

May 16, 1991 PACER
35

LETTER to court from Michele Bach, counsel, County of Sacramento re submitting of quarterly reports identifing the current rated capacity of the Main Jail. (old) (Entered: 05/30/1991)

May 30, 1991 PACER
36

DECLARATION of Edward Doonan re floor sleeping (old) (Entered: 06/03/1991)

May 31, 1991 PACER
37

SUPPLEMENTAL EXHIBIT list by plaintiffs (old) (Entered: 06/03/1991)

June 3, 1991 PACER
38

ORDER by Judge Gregory G. Hollows ; Scheduling conf set for 7/19/91 @ 10:00 Plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction is granted in part. Either party may move to modify or dissolve this injunction at any time following proper notice to the opposing party. See order for more specific details. (cc: all counsel) (old) (Entered: 06/03/1991)

June 3, 1991 PACER
39

SUPPLMENTAL Declaration of Edward Doonan re floor sleeping. (old) (Entered: 06/05/1991)

June 3, 1991 PACER
40

DECLARATION of Deputy Sheriff William Powell (old) (Entered: 06/12/1991)

June 11, 1991 PACER
41

MOTION by plaintiff Joseph Walter Kaiser, plaintiff Matthew Sasson, plaintiff Michael Fred Rodriguez, plaintiff Marie Helen Bellinger, plaintiff Debra A Wiese for preliminary injunction set for 7/25/91 @ 10:00 (old) (Entered: 06/20/1991)

June 18, 1991 PACER
42

MOTION by plaintiff Joseph Walter Kaiser to certify class action set for 7/25/91 @ 10:00 (old) (Entered: 06/21/1991)

June 18, 1991 PACER

LODGED: second amended complaint (old)

June 18, 1991 PACER

LODGED: proposed class certification order (old)

June 20, 1991 PACER
43

SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT [1-1] by plaintiff Joseph Walter Kaiser (old) (Entered: 06/21/1991)

June 21, 1991 PACER

LODGED: proposed order to file second amended complaint (old)

June 21, 1991 PACER
44

APPLICATION by plaintiff's to substitute modified second amended complaint (old) (Entered: 06/25/1991)

June 25, 1991 PACER

LODGED: modified second amended complaint (old)

June 25, 1991 PACER
45

APPLICATION by plaintiff's to continue hearing (old) (Entered: 06/25/1991)

June 25, 1991 PACER

LODGED: proposed order to file medified second amended complaint. (old)

June 25, 1991 PACER

LODGED: proposed order to continue status conference (old)

June 25, 1991 PACER
46

JOINT DISCOVERY REPORT by plaintiff Joseph Walter Kaiser, plaintiff Matthew Sasson, plaintiff Michael Fred Rodriguez, plaintiff Marie Helen Bellinger, plaintiff Debra A Wiese, defendant Sacramento County, defendant Glen Craig of (old) (Entered: 07/01/1991)

July 1, 1991 PACER
47

STATUS REPORT by defendant Sacramento County (old) (Entered: 07/01/1991)

July 1, 1991 PACER
48

STATUS REPORT by plaintiffs' (old) (Entered: 07/01/1991)

July 1, 1991 PACER
49

REMARK: Defendant County of Sacramento's Quarterly Report. (old) (Entered: 07/10/1991)

July 10, 1991 PACER
50

APPLICATION by plaintiff to continue pending matters. (old) (Entered: 07/10/1991)

July 10, 1991 PACER
51

ORDER by Judge Gregory G. Hollows ; Scheduling conf set for 8/15/91 @ 1:30 setting hearing on motion for preliminary injunction set for [41-1] 1:30 8/15/91, setting hearing on motion to amend set for [43-1] 1:30 8/15/91, setting hearing on motion to certify class action set for [42-1] 1:30 8/15/91 (cc: all counsel) (old) (Entered: 07/24/1991)

July 19, 1991 PACER
52

LETTER to court from County of Sacramento regarding filing of continuance requests. (old) (Entered: 07/24/1991)

July 22, 1991 PACER
53

MINUTES of plaintiff's motion to amend vacating hearing re motion for preliminary injunction set for 7/25/91 @ 10:00 [41-1], vacating hearing re motion to amend set for 7/25/91 @ 10:00 [43-1] (old) (Entered: 07/25/1991)

July 25, 1991 PACER
54

STATEMENT by defendant Sacramento County of non opposition in support of motion to amend set for 7/25/91 @ 10:00 [43-1] (old) (Entered: 08/01/1991)

Aug. 1, 1991 PACER
55

MEMORANDUM of points and athorities by defendant Sacramento County in opposition to motion to certify class action set for 7/25/91 @ 10:00 [42-1] (old) (Entered: 08/01/1991)

Aug. 1, 1991 PACER
56

MEMORANDUM by defendant Sacramento County, defendant Glen Craig in opposition to motion for preliminary injunction set for 7/25/91 @ 10:00 [41-1] (old) (Entered: 08/01/1991)

Aug. 1, 1991 PACER
57

DECLARATION of Albert C. Locher in opposition re motion for preliminary injunction set for 7/25/91 @ 10:00 [41-1] (old) (Entered: 08/01/1991)

Aug. 1, 1991 PACER
58

DECLARATION of Frank Martinez in opposition re motion for preliminary injunction set for 7/25/91 @ 10:00 [41-1] (old) (Entered: 08/01/1991)

Aug. 1, 1991 PACER
59

DECLARATION of Gail D. Ohanesian in opposition re motion for preliminary injunction set for 7/25/91 @ 10:00 [41-1] (old) (Entered: 08/01/1991)

Aug. 1, 1991 PACER
60

NOTICE by plaintiff Joseph Walter Kaiser, plaintiff Matthew Sasson, plaintiff Michael Fred Rodriguez, plaintiff Marie Helen Bellinger, plaintiff Debra A Wiese of association of counsel of Mark Merin #043849, 2001 P Street Sacramento ca 95814 (old) (Entered: 08/02/1991)

Aug. 2, 1991 PACER
61

NOTICE by plaintiff Joseph Walter Kaiser, plaintiff Matthew Sasson, plaintiff Michael Fred Rodriguez, plaintiff Marie Helen Bellinger, plaintiff Debra A Wiese of change of address of Paul W Comisky to 2310 J Street, P.O. BOX 1019 Sacramento CA 95814 (old) (Entered: 08/02/1991)

Aug. 2, 1991 PACER
62

EXHIBIT list by plaintiff's in support of status conference (old) (Entered: 08/07/1991)

Aug. 7, 1991 PACER
63

REPLY by plaintiffs re probable cause determinations on class certification. [42-1] (old) (Entered: 08/07/1991)

Aug. 7, 1991 PACER
64

PROOF OF SERVICE by defendant Sacramento County of declaration [59-1], declaration [58-1], declaration [57-1], memorandum [56-1], memorandum [55-1], statement [54-1] (old) (Entered: 08/12/1991)

Aug. 12, 1991 PACER
65

SUPPLEMENTAL memorandum of points and authorities in opposition by defendant Sacramento County, defendant Glen Craig re motion for preliminary injunction set for 8/15/91 @ 1:30 [41-1] (old) (Entered: 08/14/1991)

Aug. 14, 1991 PACER
66

DECLARATION of William Powell in opposition re motion for preliminary injunction set for 8/15/91 @ 1:30 [41-1] (old) (Entered: 08/14/1991)

Aug. 14, 1991 PACER
67

DECLARATION of Albert C. Locher in opposition re motion for preliminary injunction set for 8/15/91 @ 1:30 [41-1] (old) (Entered: 08/14/1991)

Aug. 14, 1991 PACER
68

MINUTES denying motion for preliminary injunction set for 7/25/91 @ 10:00 [41-1], granting motion to amend set for 7/25/91 @ 10:00 [43-1], amended complaint is due 45 days from date of order, the motion for class certification is deferred until the court knows what the true claims are in the dispute (old) (Entered: 08/15/1991)

Aug. 15, 1991 PACER
69

EXHIBIT list by plaintiffs' (old) (Entered: 08/15/1991)

Aug. 15, 1991 PACER
70

ORDER by Judge Gregory G. Hollows denying motion for preliminary injunction set for 7/25/91 @ 10:00 [41-1] (cc: all counsel) (old) (Entered: 08/16/1991)

Aug. 16, 1991 PACER
71

ORDER by Judge Gregory G. Hollows that pltfs shall file and personally serve on defts a third amended complaint within 45 days; defts shall answer within 25 days after complaint is served; court wsill defer ruling on pltfs' mtn for class certification at this time; and the commencement of discovery will be deferred until after the third amended complaint is filed and answered. (cc: all counsel) (old) (Entered: 08/19/1991)

Aug. 19, 1991 PACER
72

THIRD AMENDED COMPLAINT by plaintiff (old) (Entered: 09/25/1991)

Sept. 25, 1991 PACER
73

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by plaintiff Joseph Walter Kaiser, plaintiff Matthew Sasson, plaintiff Michael Fred Rodriguez, plaintiff Marie Helen Bellinger, plaintiff Debra A Wiese for preliminary injunction set for 11/7/91 @ 10:00 before GGH ; points and authorities and declaration in support thereof (old) (Entered: 10/07/1991)

Oct. 7, 1991 PACER

LODGED proposed preliminary injunction re: law library access (old)

Oct. 7, 1991 PACER
74

NOTICE of filing of quarterly report by defendant Sacramento County (old) (Entered: 10/11/1991)

Oct. 10, 1991 PACER
75

SUPPLEMENTAL EXHIBITS by plaintiff Joseph Walter Kaiser, plaintiff Matthew Sasson, plaintiff Michael Fred Rodriguez, plaintiff Marie Helen Bellinger, plaintiff Debra A Wiese in support re motion for preliminary injunction set for 11/7/91 @ 10:00 before GGH [73-1] (old) (Entered: 10/11/1991)

Oct. 11, 1991 PACER
76

NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION by defendant Sacramento County, defendant Glen Craig to dismiss plaintiff's third amended complaint set for 11/21/91 @ 10:00 (old) (Entered: 10/18/1991)

Oct. 18, 1991 PACER
77

PROOF OF SERVICE by defendant Sacramento County, defendant Glen Craig of motion to dismiss plaintiff's third amended complaint set for 11/21/91 @ 10:00 [76-1] (old) (Entered: 10/18/1991)

Oct. 18, 1991 PACER
78

EXHIBIT list by plaintiffs and declaration of Mark E Merin (old) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

Oct. 21, 1991 PACER
79

ORDER RELATING CASES by Judge John F. Moulds relating CIV S 79-666 to this case (cc: all counsel) (old) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Oct. 22, 1991 PACER
80

MEMORANDUM by defendant Sacramento County, defendant Glen Craig in opposition to motion for preliminary injunction set for 11/7/91 @ 10:00 before GGH [73-1] (old) (Entered: 10/25/1991)

Oct. 24, 1991 PACER
81

DECLARATION of Judy Farrey in opposition re motion for preliminary injunction set for 11/7/91 @ 10:00 before GGH [73-1] (old) (Entered: 10/25/1991)

Oct. 24, 1991 PACER
82

DECLARATION of Jack Earles in opposition re motion for preliminary injunction set for 11/7/91 @ 10:00 before GGH [73-1] (old) (Entered: 10/25/1991)

Oct. 24, 1991 PACER
83

DECLARATION of William R. Ridgeway re motion for preliminary injunction set for 11/7/91 @ 10:00 before GGH [73-1] (old) (Entered: 10/25/1991)

Oct. 24, 1991 PACER
84

PROOF OF SERVICE by defendant Sacramento County, defendant Glen Craig of declaration [83-1], declaration [82-1], declaration [81-1], memorandum [80-1] (old) (Entered: 10/25/1991)

Oct. 24, 1991 PACER
85

PROOF OF SERVICE by defendant Sacramento County, defendant Glen Craig of memorandum [80-1] (old) (Entered: 10/28/1991)

Oct. 28, 1991 PACER
86

REPLY to motions by plaintiff (old) (Entered: 10/30/1991)

Oct. 30, 1991 PACER
87

NOTICE of association of attorney by plaintiffs. (old) (Entered: 10/30/1991)

Oct. 30, 1991 PACER

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Special Collection(s):

California Jail Population Caps

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 12, 1991

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Prisoners at the Sacramento County Jail and the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Hadsell, Stormer & Renick

Prisoners Rights Union

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

County of Sacramento (Sacramento), County

Sheriff John McGinness (Sacramento), County

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

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: $140,000 (atty fees)

Order Duration: 1993 - None

Content of Injunction:

Develop anti-discrimination policy

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Conditions of confinement

Law library access

Recreation / Exercise

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Crowding:

Crowding / caseload

Pre-PLRA Population Cap

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

Male

Medical/Mental Health:

Dental care

Medical care, general

Mental health care, general

Type of Facility:

Government-run