Case: Plata v. Brown (Newsom) / Coleman v. Brown Three-Judge Court

4:01-cv-01351 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Filed Date: April 5, 2001

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

COVID-19 Summary: This is a longstanding case addressing health care and conditions of confinement for prisoners with mental illness, in California. In front of a three-judge court previously convened to address overcrowding, on March 25, 2020, plaintiffs sought emergency releases of particularly vulnerable prisoners in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel denied this motion on April 4, and plaintiffs filed another emergency motion on April 8 requesting downsizing and other emergency preve…

COVID-19 Summary: This is a longstanding case addressing health care and conditions of confinement for prisoners with mental illness, in California. In front of a three-judge court previously convened to address overcrowding, on March 25, 2020, plaintiffs sought emergency releases of particularly vulnerable prisoners in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel denied this motion on April 4, and plaintiffs filed another emergency motion on April 8 requesting downsizing and other emergency prevention relief, which was again denied on April 16. The Court continues to monitor the case amidst the continued pandemic. Many individuals were transferred to another facility, however, some inmates tested positive for COVID-19 soon after the transfer. On June 11, the court ordered testing for the staff involved in the transfer process. The defendant reported on June 15 that 5 years had passed since full compliance with the population reduction order.

SCOPE:  This is a separate case record for the proceedings before the three-judge district court in Plata v. Brown (N.D. Cal.) and Coleman v. Brown (E.D. Cal.).  At its start, that court included Judge Thelton Henderson (from Plata), Judge Lawrence Karlton (from Coleman), and Judge Stephen Reinhardt (Ninth Circuit). After Judges Karlton and Henderson took inactive status from the bench, they were replaced by Judges Kimberly J. Mueller and Jon S. Tigar, respectively.  Judge Reinhardt was replaced by Judge Kim M. Wardlaw after the former passed away. This Clearinghouse case record begins with Governor Schwarzenegger's State of Emergency declaration, in which he declared the California prison system's state of crowding to be an emergency sufficient to authorize the shipping of thousands of prisoners out of state. Then it includes the motions, in both Plata and Coleman, to convene a three-judge court, and brings together key filings before and orders by the three judge court, as well as the appeal to the Supreme Court and its decision.  For information on other aspects of Plata and Coleman, see those case records, listed as "related cases" below.  

SUMMARY:  On October 4, 2006, California Governor Schwarzenegger issued a "Prison Overcrowding State of Emergency Proclamation," describing California's prison overcrowding crisis.  Following the Proclamation, the State contracted with two prison companies and began moving several thousand prisoners out of California. (The lawfulness of the Governor's proclamation was subsequently challenged in the state court case California Correctional Peace Officers' Association v. Schwarzenegger.)

Under the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA), a population cap on a prison or a prison system may be entered only by a specially constituted three-judge district court.  In both Plata - which deals with prison medical care - and Coleman - which deals with prison mental health care - the plaintiffs' counsel filed a motion to convene a three-judge district court on November 13, 2006. (A similar motion was filed in Armstrong v. Schwarzenegger, a large-scale prisoner disability discrimination case, but in that case, Judge Claudia Wilson denied the motion without prejudice to its resubmission.) The plaintiffs’ attorneys sought a reduction in prison population from over 160,000 inmates to 110,000.   

The district judges consolidated the three-judge-court motions in Coleman and Plata and granted them on July 23, 2007. The State attempted an appeal, but the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, by order dated September 11, 2007, dismissed the appeal on the grounds that the appellate court lacked jurisdiction because the appeal was premature.  Coleman v. Schwarzenegger, 2007 WL 2669591 (9th Cir. Sept. 11, 2007). The three-judge district court panel convened by Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Mary Schroeder to decide the overcrowding issue consisted of Judge Karlton, from Coleman, Judge Henderson, from Plata, and Judge Reinhardt, selected at random from the Ninth Circuit.  

After substantial litigation on intervention, discovery, a failed refereed settlement process, and a 14-day bench trial, the court issued a tentative ruling on February 9, 2009. The court announced its intention to rule in favor of the plaintiffs and require California to reduce overcrowding from 190% of design capacity to something between 120% to 145% of design capacity over the next two or three years. At the time of the order, assuming no new prisons were built, it would mean a reduction of up to 55,000 prisoners. The court invited the parties to negotiate a settlement in light of the tentative ruling. 2009 WL 330960.

California declined the court’s invitation to negotiate and requested the court to issue a final ruling. On August 4, 2009, the court issued an opinion designed to remedy the ongoing constitutional violations with respect to both medical and mental health care in the California prison system. 2009 WL 2430820 (E.D. Cal. Aug. 4, 2009). Finding that prisoner release was justified as a narrowly tailored remedy of last resort, the court ordered defendants to reduce the institutional prison population from 190% to 137.5% design capacity within two years. The court suggested that the reduction in prison population of over 40,000 could be accomplished through a combination of measures previously recommended by numerous state commissions and committees and chosen by the state. For example, the state could release some non-dangerous prisoners early, shorten parole revocation terms, or send some prisoners to county jails. Defendants were ordered to submit a plan for compliance within 45 days of the order. They failed to do so and instead submitted a plan for achieving the reduction within five years rather than two. The court rejected this plan. On January 12, 2010, the court approved the defendants' resubmitted two year plan. 2010 WL 99000. The state appealed this order, challenging that it was not consistent with the requirements and procedures set out in the Prison Litigation Reform Act. On May 23, 2011, in an opinion by Justice Kennedy, the Supreme Court affirmed the decisions made below in full. Brown v. Plata, 131 S. Ct. 1910.

On June 30, 2011 the court issued an order requiring interim monthly reports and setting a two year schedule by which defendants were required to reduce the prison population to 137.5% design capacity. The defendants aimed to accomplish this reduction by Assembly Bill 109, known as "Realignment," which shifted responsibility for non-serious, non-violent criminals from the state prison to county jails.

However, the Realignment plan turned out to be insufficient to meet the interim population reduction benchmarks. On February 7, 2012, the plaintiffs filed a motion requesting that the state demonstrate how it intended to meet the 137.5% reduction by the deadline. The motion was initially denied, but the plaintiffs renewed the motion in May. At first, the defendants responded by stating that they would seek to prove that Eighth Amendment compliance could be achieved at 145% design capacity. On September 7, 2012, the court held firm to the 137.5% population cap but permitted the defendants to file for extensions of the June 27, 2013, deadline for compliance, though the court noted that it would be disinclined to grant any extension past December 31, 2013.

On January 7, 2013, both parties filed plans to meet the 137.5% population cap. However, defendants indicated that they would no longer be complying with the court's order because California Governor Schwarzenegger terminated his emergency proclamation and declared the prison problems resolved. As such, the defendants moved to vacate or modify the order to reduce the prison population.

On April 11, 2013, the court denied defendants' motion to vacate or modify the population reduction order. The court ordered defendants to "immediately take all steps necessary" so that they could comply with the population reduction order by December 31, 2013, because there continued to be ongoing constitutional violations. Specifically, the court ordered the defendants to submit a list of population reduction measures within 21 days. 922 F.Supp.2d 1004. In response, on May 2, 2013, the defendants submitted an amended list of population-reduction measures, including additional construction; diversion of incarcerated persons to other facilities; and alterations to prison credit computation, among other measures. The defendants triaged these measures into those that they believed they had authority to implement; those that they claimed they lacked authority to implement; and those that would be inadvisable to implement, primarily on public safety grounds. The defendants also appealed the April 11th order to the Supreme Court.

On June 20, 2013, the court ordered the defendants to implement an amended plan that expanded good-time credits. The court viewed the defendants' plan regarding good time credits as “highly limited" as it would only reduce the prison population by 247 persons. The court ordered the defendants to adopt a more expansive plan that would result in up to 5,385 persons being released from prison. 952 F. Supp. 2d 901. 

The state both appealed to the Supreme Court and moved to stay the June 20th order. The court denied the motion to stay on July 3, 2013. On August 2, 2013, the Supreme Court denied the defendants’ appeal of the June 20th order. 134 S.Ct. 1. On October 15, 2013, the Supreme Court also dismissed the defendants’ appeal of the lower court’s April 11th order for want of jurisdiction. 

Over the next several months, the parties attempted to reach agreement on a solution. No deal was reached, and on January 13, 2014 the court again ordered the defendants to submit a plan within ten days. On February 10, 2014, recognizing that the only “durable” solution to prison population reduction would be through giving the state additional time to comply, the court granted an extension to the state through February 28, 2016. The court also took into account commitments made by the state to appoint a ‘Compliance Officer’ who would have the authority to release prisoners to satisfy benchmarks should the state not meet its reduction requirements at those stages and to “develop comprehensive and sustainable prison population-reduction reforms.” California further agreed not to appeal the order or try to terminate any relief provided by the order for at least two years, until it would be firmly established that compliance with the 137.5% design capacity benchmark was durable. The court also ordered that the defendants take specific measures including expanding credits; establishing parole processes; implementing alternatives to incarceration, such as reentry programs. The court wrote that "this would bring to an end the defendants’ continual appeals and requests for modification of this Court’s orders."

On June 23, 2014, the court denied the plaintiffs' motion suggesting how design capacity should be counted when calculating overcrowding percentages. The plaintiffs did not want the newly built California Health Care Facility (CHCF) included with the thirty-three adult institutions that existed at the times of the original population cap order. While the court denied the plaintiffs' motion, it specified that the state would not be allowed to count capacity that could not be used. (Earlier in the year, the Plata Receiver had closed the CHCF to new medical admissions to allow time to correct identified deficiencies in the provision of medical care. Thus, until admissions were re-opened and the CHCF could be fully used, the defendants were not allowed to count it toward design capacity.) 2014 WL 2889598.

Due to Judge Karlton taking inactive status beginning September 1, 2014, Judge Kimberly J. Mueller took the former’s place on the three-judge panel.

California met the interim benchmark of 143% by August 31, 2014, with the total prison population at 140.2% of design bed capacity. However, on September 16, 2014, the plaintiffs filed a motion for further enforcement relating to the defendants’ good time credit policies and asked the court to order the defendants to order new parole procedures. In November, the court granted the latter part of the plaintiffs' motion for further enforcement, ordering that the defendants implement new parole procedures for non-violent second-strikers by January 1, 2015. The court further ordered the parties to confer with the Compliance Officer regarding the defendants’ credit policies.

On December 19, 2014, the district court approved a stipulation agreed to by the parties expanding 2-for-1 credits for minimum custody inmates. This stipulation resolved all outstanding issues raised in the plaintiffs' motion for further enforcement. Implementation continued throughout 2015, with the defendants meeting the 137.5% benchmark a year ahead of the deadline in February 2015. On March 4, 2016, the court ordered that the defendants must continue to report monthly. While the court commended the parties for making significant progress and reducing the prison population to below the benchmark, it also expressed concern that this would not be “durable” because the state’s ongoing efforts to return incarcerated persons from out-of-state facilities might cause the population to again rise above the threshold. Thus, the court referenced its authority to maintain jurisdiction in justifying monthly reports.

The parties reached a stipulation on June 6, 2017, agreeing to establish a permanent parole process for non-violent offenders. Noting that this would be redundant with the court’s February 10, 2014, order, the court stated on June 20 that it would vacate that provision in the order once a permanent regulation were in place. Until then, however, the court left that requirement in place subject to monthly reports.

In August of 2017, Judge Henderson took inactive status and was replaced by Judge Jon S. Tigar on the three-judge panel.

By November 2017, the court had terminated all intervening parties except the California Correctional Peace Officers’ Association, and had terminated both the Californians United for a Responsible Budget and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. as amici to the case.

Judge Kim M. Wardlaw replaced Judge Reinhardt on April 4, 2018, after the latter passed away the week prior.

The ongoing monitoring in this case was interrupted in March 2020, when the impact of COVID-19 on the country prompted concerns about the prospective damage it would wreak on vulnerable, incarcerated populations. As of March 25, 2020, the state of California had reported over 2,500 cases of confirmed COVID-19.

On March 25, 2020, the plaintiffs filed an emergency motion petitioning the court to take population reduction measures to prevent the spread of the disease. They asked the court to reduce the density of the incarcerated population by ordering the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR) to release or relocate incarcerated individuals at high risk for serious illness from COVID-19, especially those at low risk of criminal conduct. As one proposed measure, the plaintiffs asked CDCR to release as many people as possible to parole or post-parole supervision to effectuate social distancing and isolation.

Judge Tigar originally set a hearing for April 1, but after the defendants filed a motion for an extension, the hearing was moved to April 2. After the hearing, the three-judge panel ruled on the plaintiff's emergency motion on April 4. Reasoning that the threat posed by COVID-19 was structurally different from the constitutional violations that led to the prior 137.5% capacity order, the court found that population reduction here was “not actually a modification of the 2009 order but rather new relief based on the new threat of harm posed by COVID-19.” As such, the court denied the plaintiffs’ motion because it was premature in light of the requirements of the Prison Litigation Reform Act that the court must first order “less intrusive relief.” 455 F.Supp.3d 926.

As of January 10, 2022, litigation continued separately in the Plata and Coleman cases regarding the pandemic’s impact on incarcerated populations, but there was no activity in front of this three-judge panel due to this court’s reasoning in its April 4, 2020, order. Because of the state’s efforts in those individual cases to stem the harm of COVID-19, a substantial number of incarcerated individuals have been released before their sentences were originally set to end.

Summary Authors

Jonathan Forman (8/6/2013)

Jessica Kincaid (1/6/2016)

Abigail DeHart (3/17/2017)

Elizabeth Helpling (4/21/2020)

Averyn Lee (9/21/2020)

John Duffield (7/5/2021)

Matthew Feng (1/10/2022)

Related Cases

Coleman v. Brown, Eastern District of California (1990)

Plata v. Newsom, Northern District of California (2001)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4183159/parties/plata-v-newsom/


Judge(s)

Alito, Samuel A. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Breyer, Stephen Gerald (District of Columbia)

Canby, William Cameron Jr. (Arizona)

Cousins, Nathanael M. (California)

Ginsburg, Ruth Bader (District of Columbia)

Hawkins, E. Anne (California)

Henderson, Thelton Eugene (California)

Kagan, Elena (District of Columbia)

Karlton, Lawrence K. (California)

Kennedy, Anthony McLeod (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Alito, Samuel A. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Breyer, Stephen Gerald (District of Columbia)

Canby, William Cameron Jr. (Arizona)

Cousins, Nathanael M. (California)

Ginsburg, Ruth Bader (District of Columbia)

Hawkins, E. Anne (California)

Henderson, Thelton Eugene (California)

Kagan, Elena (District of Columbia)

Karlton, Lawrence K. (California)

Kennedy, Anthony McLeod (District of Columbia)

Mueller, Kimberly Jo (California)

Noonan, John T. Jr. (California)

Pregerson, Harry (California)

Rawlinson, Johnnie B. (Nevada)

Reinhardt, Stephen Roy (California)

Scalia, Antonin (District of Columbia)

Schroeder, Mary Murphy (Arizona)

Sotomayor, Sonia (District of Columbia)

Thomas, Sidney Runyan (Montana)

Tigar, Jon Steven (California)

Wardlaw, Kim McLane (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Acharya, Ranjini (California)

Ackerman-Brimberg, Mae (California)

Anabtawi, Rana (California)

Anderson, Sara W. (California)

Booth, Patrick (California)

Bornstein, Jeffrey L (California)

Boysen-Aragon, Laura Barbara (California)

Burns, Christopher T. (California)

Center, Claudia B. (California)

Cesare−Eastman, Megan F. (California)

Chiu, Candice (District of Columbia)

Clement, Paul D. (District of Columbia)

Craig, Amelia A. (California)

Ells, Lisa Adrienne (California)

Ernst, Samuel F. (California)

Evenson, Rebekah B. (California)

Falkenstien, Kate Martin (California)

Fama, Steven (California)

Feeser, Mark Raymond (California)

Fischer, Aaron Joseph (California)

Freedman, Michael Louis (California)

George, Warren E. Jr. (California)

Gille, Ryan Thomas (California)

Gourse, Alexander Ross (California)

Grunfeld, Gay Crosthwait (California)

Grunfield, Gay Crosthwait (California)

Hanson, Shawn A. (California)

Hardy, Alison (California)

Haskett, Christine Saunders (California)

Heather, Fred D (California)

Kahn, Jane E. (California)

Karliner, Adela B. (California)

Kendrick, Corene Thaedra (California)

Kilb, Linda D. (California)

Knapp, Kelly Jean (California)

Leverett, Ingrid S. (California)

Lomio, Rita Katherine (California)

Loughrey, Raymond E (California)

Mendelson, Margot Knight (California)

Mitchell, Caroline N. (California)

Morris, Maria V (California)

Morrissey, John Carroll (California)

Nolan, Thomas Bengt (California)

Norman, Sara Linda (California)

Nunez, Michael S (California)

Parrish, Ashley C. (District of Columbia)

Pinholster, Scott (California)

Plunkett, Stuart Christopher (California)

Pomerantz, Brian Marc (California)

Rifkin, Lori Ellen (California)

Sandoval, Elijah J. (California)

Sangster, Edward P (California)

Smith, Gary Alan (California)

Specter, Donald H. (California)

Stone-Manista, Krista Michelle (California)

Thompson, Blake (California)

Trapani, Cara Elizabeth (California)

Tripp, Zachary D. (District of Columbia)

Trujillo, E. Ivan (California)

Walczak, Kenneth M. (California)

Whelan, Amy E. (California)

Winter, Jessica L. (California)

Wolinsky, Sidney M. (California)

Yelin, Jenny Snay (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Acquisto, Stephen (California)

Antonen, Charles (California)

Appelbaum, John M. (California)

Arnold, Molly (California)

Becerra, Xavier (California)

Brice, David Eugene (California)

Brown, Edmund G. Jr. (California)

Carrasco, David A. (California)

Castro, Ismael A. (California)

Cavanagh, Joan W. (California)

Chan, Maria G. (California)

Chaney, David S. (California)

Ciccotti, Christine Marie (California)

Danas, Glenn A. (California)

Davids, Brian (California)

Downer, William H. (California)

East, Rochelle C. (California)

Ellis, Ian Michael (California)

Fritz, Cynthia Clarke (California)

Garske, Sharon Anne (California)

Giberson, Laurie (California)

Gibson, Andrew (California)

Gomez, Gregory George (California)

Green, Geri L. (California)

Gruwell, Paul B. (California)

Harris, Kamala D. (California)

Hasan, Iram (California)

Heath, Tyler Vance (California)

Henkels, Robert W. (California)

Hennes, Lucas L. (California)

Hoffstadt, Brian Matthew (California)

Holzmann, Rochelle Corinne (California)

Hrvatin, Adriano (California)

Huynh, Neah (California)

Igra, Misha D (California)

Jacob, Renju Palanilkumuryil (California)

Johnson, S. Anne (California)

Joyce, Eamon P. (District of Columbia)

Kadotani, Kaylen (California)

Kamberian, Van (California)

Kim, Jessica Soojin (California)

Kossick, Daniel Joseph (California)

Krenzin, Tami M. (California)

Kwong, William C (California)

Lewis, Kyle Anthony (California)

McClain, Damon Grant (California)

McKinney, Patrick R. (California)

Medeiros, Manuel (California)

Mello, Paul Brian (California)

Nayeri, Sahar (California)

Neill, Jennifer Anne (California)

Neville, Donna (California)

O'Bannon, Danielle Felice (California)

Oliver, Megan C. (California)

Oliver-Thompson, Megan (California)

Patterson, Thomas S. (California)

Powell, Daniel J (California)

Quinn, Michael James (California)

Ramsey, Samantha H. (California)

Riches, John W. II (California)

Roost, Kenneth (California)

Rose , Elise (California)

Ruhparwar, Nasstaran (California)

Russell, Jay C. (California)

Saxton, Steven Paul (California)

Schmidt, Dean M. (California)

Schneider, Walter R. (California)

Sharma, Maneesh (California)

Siggins, Peter J. (California)

Silberfeld, Roman M. (California)

Slavin, Bruce Michael (California)

Snyder, Tobias (California)

Starkey, Paul M. (California)

Steele, Jeffery (California)

Tama, Samantha D. (California)

Thorn, Elise (California)

Tillman, Lisa Anne (California)

Vorous, Debbie Jean (California)

Voth, Kevin Allen (California)

Ward, Michael P. (California)

Weck, Jennifer (California)

Willett, David E. (California)

Williams, Michael James (California)

Wolff, Jonathan L. (California)

Zelidon-Zepeda, Jose Alfonso (California)

Zimmerman, Rick C. (California)

Other Attorney(s)

Adam, Gregg Mclean (California)

Adams, Anthony (California)

Albertine, Christine (California)

Alexander, Kimberly Anne (California)

Baker, Andrew H. (California)

Barlow, Kimberly Hall (California)

Bien, Michael W. (California)

Bird, Donald Paul II (California)

Bronstein, Alvin J. (District of Columbia)

Brosnahan, James J. (California)

Burkhalter, Alton G (California)

Caldwell, James David (Louisiana)

Capizzi, Michael R (California)

Carr, Peter (Pennsylvania)

Carroll, Adam (California)

Chenen, Arthur M (California)

Colson, Tamara Michelle (California)

Coon, Laura (District of Columbia)

Davenport, Kimberly S. (California)

Dillon, Garrett (California)

Dodd, Martin H. (California)

Duncan, S. Kyle (District of Columbia)

Dupree, Jamie L (California)

Eisenberg, Ronald (Pennsylvania)

Eliasberg, Peter J. (California)

Fathi, David Cyrus (District of Columbia)

Fisher, Jeffrey L. (California)

Fox, Deborah J. (California)

Fuentes, Theresa J (California)

Galvan, Ernest (California)

Ghali, Teresa Wang (California)

Hart, Sarah Vandenbraak (Pennsylvania)

Hayden, Sara K. (California)

Hector, Kristina Marie (California)

Hemesath, Paul Andrew (California)

Hepler, Laurie J. (California)

Hughes, William Charles (California)

Karlan, Pamela S. (California)

Kaufhold, Steve Shea (California)

Keck, Anne L (California)

Kessler, Daniel Joseph (California)

Knotz, Galit Avitan (California)

Leonard, Natalie (California)

Lindsay, Daniel M. (California)

Loy, John David (California)

MacClean, Greg (California)

Martinez, Gonzalo C. (California)

Mayer, Martin J. (California)

Menning, Jill Marie (California)

More, Paul (California)

Myers, Joshua (California)

Parker, Alison (New York)

Paternoster, Rocco Robert (California)

Pavone, Benjamin Laurence (California)

Phillips, Carter G (District of Columbia)

Pierman, Brooke D. (California)

Pierson, Cassie M (California)

Post, Charles L (California)

Romano, Michael Stone (California)

Rush, Regan (District of Columbia)

Sanders, David Allen (California)

Schlosser, Alan Lawrence (California)

Shapiro, David M. (District of Columbia)

Sheldon, Barbara Louise (California)

Shinn-Krantz, Marc J (California)

Spillane, Shaun R. (California)

Spurling, James Casey (California)

Stegeman, Chad Allen (California)

Stevens, Charles Joseph (California)

Stoughton, Jennifer Spencer (California)

Swanholt, Erik Christian (California)

Sybesma, Benjamin C. (California)

Takei, Carl (District of Columbia)

Tigno, Fiel D (California)

Tsai, Ivy M (California)

Wagner, Benjamin B. (California)

Wang, Theresa (California)

Watt, Steven M. (New York)

Weisselberg, Charles David (California)

West, Amber Lynn (California)

Wilcox, Linda (California)

Woodward, Carol L. (California)

Xu, Amy (California)

Yank, Ronald (California)

Yen, Anne I. (California)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Austin, James Ph.D. (District of Columbia)

Brodheim, Michael (California)

Cate, Matthew (California)

Chen, John (California)

Chivaro, Richard J. (California)

Dezember, Robin (California)

Drown, Stuart (California)

Goff, Richard L. (California)

Goldman, Jared (California)

Hagar, John H. Jr. (California)

Haney, Craig William (California)

Hoch, Andrea Lynn (California)

Hoffman, Thomas (California)

Keating, J. Michael Jr. (Rhode Island)

Keeshen, Kathleen (California)

Lauring, Adam M.D., Ph.D. (Michigan)

Lopes, Matthew (Rhode Island)

Lui, Elwood (California)

Lynch, Megan (California)

Manwiller, Pam (California)

Neri, Miguel Angel (California)

Pacheco, Rod (California)

Ravel, Ann Miller (California)

Robinson, Gary (California)

Schaefer, Jerrold C. (California)

Sillen, Robert (California)

Stern, Marc F. (Washington)

Stracener, Warren Curt (California)

Tevah, Shira J (California)

Walker, Yvonne (California)

Woodside, Steven M. (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:90-cv-00520

Docket [PACER]

Coleman v. Newsom

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

Aug. 3, 2020

Aug. 3, 2020

Docket

07-16383

07-17008

07-17284

08-15063

08-16553

08-16682

08-16717

08-16858

08-17362

09-15864

09-17154

09-17314

09-17315

11-17208

13-15466

13-17506

3:05-cv-05214

4:20-cv-00731

4:01-cv-01351

Docket [PACER]

Plata v. Newsom

Aug. 9, 2020

Aug. 9, 2020

Docket
229

4:01-cv-01351

Stipulated Order Re Quality of Patient Care and Staffing

Plata vs. Schwarzenegger

Sept. 17, 2004

Sept. 17, 2004

Order/Opinion

Prison Overcrowding State of Emergency Proclamation

Plata v. Schwarzenegger; Coleman v. Schwarzenegger

No Court

Oct. 4, 2006

Oct. 4, 2006

Press Release

09-01233

Brief of Coleman Appellees

Schwarzenegger v. Plata and Coleman

Supreme Court of the United States

Oct. 4, 2006

Oct. 4, 2006

Pleading / Motion / Brief
708

4:01-cv-01351

Brief Of Amicus Curiae Californians United for a Responsible Budget in Support of The Plaintiffs’ Motion to Convene a Three Judge Panel to Limit Prison Population

Plata v. Schwarzenegger

June 12, 2007

June 12, 2007

Pleading / Motion / Brief
780

4:01-cv-01351

Order Granting Plaintiffs’ Motion to Convene Three-Judge Court

Plata v. Schwarzenegger

July 23, 2007

July 23, 2007

Order/Opinion
784

4:01-cv-01351

2:90-cv-00520

Order designating U.S. District Court composed of three judges pursuant to Section 2284, Title 28, U.S. Code

Coleman v. Schwarzenegger/Plata v. Schwarzenegger

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

July 26, 2007

July 26, 2007

Order/Opinion
796

4:01-cv-01351

Order Denying Defendants' Motion for Stay Pending Appeal

Plata v. Schwarzenegger

July 31, 2007

July 31, 2007

Order/Opinion
817

4:01-cv-01351

2:90-cv-00520

Order Re: Motions to Intervene and Order Referring Discovery Disputes to Magistrate Judge

Coleman v. Schwarzenegger; Plata v. Schwarzenegger

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

Aug. 17, 2007

Aug. 17, 2007

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4183159/plata-v-newsom/

Last updated Aug. 5, 2022, 3:21 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT - class action against all defendants, (Filing Fee: $150.00, receipt number 3320893). Filed by Gilbert Aviles, Steven Bautista, Paul Decasas, Joseph Long, Marciano Plata, Leslie Rhoades, Otis Shaw, Ray Stoderd. (aaa, ) (tn, COURT STAFF). (Additional attachment(s) added on 1/25/2019: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Additional attachment(s) added on 1/25/2019: # 2 Filing Fee Receipt) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 04/10/2001)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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2 Filing Fee Receipt

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April 5, 2001

April 5, 2001

RECAP
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NOTICE of Related Case C-90-3094 TEH by Gilbert Aviles, Steven Bautista, Paul Decasas, Joseph Long, Marciano Plata, Leslie Rhoades, Otis Shaw, Ray Stoderd. (aaa, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 04/10/2001)

April 5, 2001

April 5, 2001

PACER
3

ADR SCHEDULING ORDER: Case Management Statement due by 7/27/2001. Case Management Conference set for 8/3/2001 at 10:30 AM. (aaa, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 04/10/2001)

April 5, 2001

April 5, 2001

PACER
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MOTION For permission of Joinder re 1 filed by pro se Elijah J. Sandoval. (aaa, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Additional attachment(s) added on 1/24/2019: # 1 Envelope) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/02/2001)

1 Envelope

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April 26, 2001

April 26, 2001

PACER
4

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Gilbert Aviles, Steven Bautista, Paul Decasas, Raymond Johns, Joseph Long, Marciano Plata, Leslie Rhoades, Otis Shaw, Ray Stoderd. Grey Davis served on 4/25/2001, answer due 5/15/2001 (aaa, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/01/2001)

May 1, 2001

May 1, 2001

PACER
5

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Gilbert Aviles, Steven Bautista, Paul Decasas, Raymond Johns, Joseph Long, Marciano Plata, Leslie Rhoades, Otis Shaw, Ray Stoderd. B. Timothy Gage served on 4/25/2001, answer due 5/15/2001 (aaa, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/01/2001)

May 1, 2001

May 1, 2001

PACER
6

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Gilbert Aviles, Steven Bautista, Paul Decasas, Raymond Johns, Joseph Long, Marciano Plata, Leslie Rhoades, Otis Shaw, Ray Stoderd. Robert Presley served on 4/25/2001, answer due 5/15/2001 (aaa, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/01/2001)

May 1, 2001

May 1, 2001

PACER
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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Gilbert Aviles, Steven Bautista, Paul Decasas, Raymond Johns, Joseph Long, Marciano Plata, Leslie Rhoades, Ray Stoderd. Susann Steinberg served on 4/25/2001, answer due 5/15/2001 (aaa, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/01/2001)

May 1, 2001

May 1, 2001

PACER
8

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Gilbert Aviles, Steven Bautista, Paul Decasas, Raymond Johns, Joseph Long, Marciano Plata, Leslie Rhoades, Otis Shaw, Ray Stoderd. Steven Cambra served on 4/25/2001, answer due 5/15/2001 (aaa, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/01/2001)

May 1, 2001

May 1, 2001

PACER

Received Order stipulation for an extension of time to file defendant's motion to dismiss and request to exceed page limit by T. Bui, Donald Calvo, Steven Cambra, Edgar Castillo, Clinton, MTA Cooper, Davis, Grey Davis, Daniel Fuller, B. Timothy Gage, Sanford Hepps, M. Levin, C. Park, Robert Presley, Shankar Raman, L. Richnak, Richard Sandham, Bhaviesh Shah, Joseph Siegel, D. Smith, Michael Songer, Susann Steinberg, Mohan Sundareson, Daniel Thor, M. A. Van Pelt, Andrew Wong, Stephen Wyman, Brian Yee. (rbe, )

May 14, 2001

May 14, 2001

PACER
10

ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Relating case to C90-3094. Case reassigned to Judge Thelton E. Henderson for all further proceedings. Judge Maxine M. Chesney no longer assigned to case. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 05/14/01. (aaa, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/21/2001)

May 15, 2001

May 15, 2001

PACER
11

CLERK'S NOTICE Case Management Conference set for 8/20/2001 at 01:30 PM. (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/30/2001)

May 24, 2001

May 24, 2001

PACER
12

ORDER setting page limits anddefendant's Motion to dismiss due by 6/4/2001.Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 5/23/01. (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/30/2001)

May 24, 2001

May 24, 2001

PACER

Received Order stipulation re plaintiffs' amended complaint and motion to dismiss by Steven Cambra, Grey Davis, B. Timothy Gage, Susann Steinberg. (rbe, )

June 4, 2001

June 4, 2001

PACER
13

MOTION to Appoint Counsel filed by pro se Elijah J. Sandoval. (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Additional attachment(s) added on 1/24/2019: # 1 Envelope) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/05/2001)

1 Envelope

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June 4, 2001

June 4, 2001

PACER
14

STIPULATION AND ORDER allowing the defendants to file their motion to dismiss at a later time.. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 6/4/01. (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/07/2001)

June 5, 2001

June 5, 2001

PACER
15

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Steven Cambra, Grey Davis, B. Timothy Gage, Robert Presley, Susann Steinberg of stipulation re plaintiffs' amended complaint and motion to dismiss (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/18/2001)

June 14, 2001

June 14, 2001

PACER
16

ORDER by Judge Thelton E. Henderson denying 9 Motion for permissive joinder, denying 13 Motion to Appoint Counsel (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/22/2001)

June 21, 2001

June 21, 2001

PACER

Received Order continuing the Case Management Conference by Steven Cambra, Grey Davis, B. Timothy Gage, Robert Presley, Susann Steinberg. (rbe, )

July 9, 2001

July 9, 2001

PACER
17

Letter from Ras Oluwa. (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 07/20/2001)

July 17, 2001

July 17, 2001

PACER
18

MOTION for Joinder filed by pro se Gary Alan Smith. (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Additional attachment(s) added on 1/24/2019: # 1 d) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 07/25/2001)

1 d

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July 19, 2001

July 19, 2001

PACER

Received Order stipulation re plaintiffs' amended complaint by Steven Cambra. (rbe, )

Aug. 6, 2001

Aug. 6, 2001

PACER
19

STIPULATION AND ORDER re plaintiffs' amended complaint to be filed by 8/20/01; see order for more details. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 8/9/01. (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 08/14/2001)

Aug. 10, 2001

Aug. 10, 2001

PACER
20

FIRST AMENDED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT against all defendants. Filed by Gilbert Aviles, Steven Bautista, Paul Decasas, Raymond Johns, Joseph Long, Marciano Plata, Leslie Rhoades, pro se Elijah J. Sandoval, Otis Shaw, pro se Gary Alan Smith, Ray Stoderd. (rbe,) (Additional attachment(s) added on 1/24/2019: # 1 d) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 08/22/2001)

1 d

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Aug. 20, 2001

Aug. 20, 2001

PACER
21

Minute Entry: Initial Case Management Conference held on 8/20/2001 before Judge Thelton E. Henderson. (Court Reporter Jim Yeomans.) (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 08/24/2001)

Aug. 20, 2001

Aug. 20, 2001

PACER

Set/Reset Hearings: Status Conference set for 2/4/2002 01:30 PM. (rbe, )

Aug. 20, 2001

Aug. 20, 2001

PACER
22

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Teresa Rocha re 19 Order re amended complaint (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 08/28/2001)

Aug. 21, 2001

Aug. 21, 2001

PACER
23

Minute Entry: Status Conference held on 2/4/2002 before Judge Thelton E. Henderson. Motions due by 3/19/2002, to be noticed for 4/29/02. Fairness Hearing set for 5/28/2002 02:00 PM. Status Conference set for 3/25/2002 01:30 PM. (Court Reporter Jeanne Bishop.) (rbe) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 02/05/2002)

Feb. 4, 2002

Feb. 4, 2002

PACER
24

STIPULATION for Injunctive Relief by Grey Davis, B. Timothy Gage, Robert Presley. (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 02/06/2002)

Feb. 4, 2002

Feb. 4, 2002

PACER
25

NOTICE of Lodgment of Policies and Procedures (disk) by Grey Davis, B. Timothy Gage, Robert Presley, Susann Steinberg. (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 02/20/2002)

Feb. 15, 2002

Feb. 15, 2002

PACER
26

NOTICE of Lodgment of "Clinical Indicators" by Grey Davis, B. Timothy Gage, Robert Presley, Susann Steinberg. (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 03/14/2002)

March 8, 2002

March 8, 2002

PACER
27

STIPULATION AND ORDER resetting Fairness Hearing set for 6/4/2002 02:00 PM. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 3/19/02. (rbe) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 18, 2002

March 18, 2002

PACER
28

MOTION to exclude previously litigated and remediated institutions filed by Grey Davis, B. Timothy Gage, Robert Presley, Susann Steinberg. Motion Hearing set for 4/29/2002 10:00 AM. (rbe, ) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 19, 2002

March 19, 2002

PACER
29

NOTICE of Lodging Unpublished Authorities in support of Motion to Exclude by Grey Davis, B. Timothy Gage, Robert Presley, Susann Steinberg. (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 03/22/2002)

March 19, 2002

March 19, 2002

PACER
30

ERRATA re 28 Motion to Exclude by Grey Davis, B. Timothy Gage, Robert Presley, Susann Steinberg. (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 03/22/2002)

March 20, 2002

March 20, 2002

PACER
31

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Grey Davis (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 03/22/2002)

March 21, 2002

March 21, 2002

PACER
32

JOINT STATUS CONFERENCE STATEMENT filed by Grey Davis, B. Timothy Gage, Robert Presley, Susann Steinberg. (rbe) Modified on 3/27/2002 (rbe). (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 03/27/2002)

March 22, 2002

March 22, 2002

PACER
33

Minute Entry: Status Conference held on 3/25/2002 before Judge Thelton E. Henderson. Further Telephonic Status Conference set for 4/3/2002 01:30 PM. (not reported) (rbe) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 03/28/2002)

March 25, 2002

March 25, 2002

PACER
34

ORDER by Judge Thelton E. Henderson denying 18 Motion for Joinder (rbe) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 03/28/2002)

March 26, 2002

March 26, 2002

PACER

Received Order re settlement of individual claims by Grey Davis. (rbe, )

March 28, 2002

March 28, 2002

PACER

Proposed Order re settlement of individual claims by Grey Davis. (rbe, )

March 28, 2002

March 28, 2002

PACER

Received Order stipulation regarding furnishing notice of the proposed settlement by Grey Davis. (rbe, )

April 1, 2002

April 1, 2002

PACER
35

ORDER re settlement of individual claims. Matter is referred to Mag. Judge James for settlement conference. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 4/1/02. (rbe) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 04/05/2002)

April 2, 2002

April 2, 2002

PACER
36

NOTICE of ERRATA supplying exhibit "A" to [the stipulation regarding furnishing notice of the proposed settlement to plaintiff class] by Edgar Castillo, Grey Davis, B. Timothy Gage, Robert Presley, Susann Steinberg. (rbe) Modified on 4/9/2002 (rbe). (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Additional attachment(s) added on 1/18/2019: # 1 Exhibit A) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 04/09/2002)

1 Exhibit A

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April 4, 2002

April 4, 2002

PACER
37

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Laporte for Settlement; case was inadvertently referred to MEJ earlier. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 4/3/02. (rbe) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 04/09/2002)

April 4, 2002

April 4, 2002

PACER
38

CLERK'S NOTICE Settlement Conference before Mag. Judge James set for 5/22/2002 02:00 PM. (rbe) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 04/10/2002)

April 5, 2002

April 5, 2002

PACER
39

Plaintiffs' Opposition to 28 motion to exclude previously litigated and remediated institutions filed by Marciano Plata. (rbe) Modified on 4/10/2002 (rbe). (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 04/10/2002)

April 8, 2002

April 8, 2002

PACER
40

DECLARATION of Caroline N. Mitchell in Support of 39 Plaintiffs' Opposition to Motion to Exclude filed by Marciano Plata. (Related document(s) 39 ) (rbe) Modified on 4/10/2002 (rbe). (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 04/10/2002)

April 8, 2002

April 8, 2002

PACER
41

Plaintiffs' AMENDED Opposition to 28 Motion to Exclude filed by Marciano Plata. (rbe) Modified on 4/11/2002 (rbe). (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 04/11/2002)

April 9, 2002

April 9, 2002

PACER
42

STIPULATION AND ORDER re furnishing notice of the proposed settlement to plaintiff class; see document for details. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 4/8/02. (rbe) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 04/11/2002)

April 9, 2002

April 9, 2002

PACER
43

Defendants' Reply to Plaintiffs' Opposition to defendants' motion to exclude filed by Edgar Castillo, Grey Davis, B. Timothy Gage, Robert Presley, Susann Steinberg. (rbe) Modified on 4/16/2002 (rbe). (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 04/16/2002)

April 15, 2002

April 15, 2002

PACER
61

MOTION to Intervene filed by unnamed class members. (rbe) Modified on 6/12/2002 (rbe). (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Additional attachment(s) added on 1/28/2019: # 1 envelope) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/12/2002)

1 envelope

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April 19, 2002

April 19, 2002

PACER
44

NOTICE to the Court of the Solano State Prison class' opposition to the proposed settlement and stipulation by Antolin Andrews. (rbe) Modified on 4/29/2002 (rbe). (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Additional attachment(s) added on 1/29/2019: # 1 envelope) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 04/29/2002)

1 envelope

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April 23, 2002

April 23, 2002

PACER
45

ORDER vacating the 5/22/02 settlement conference. Signed by Judge Maria-Elena James on 4/24/02. (rbe) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 04/29/2002)

April 24, 2002

April 24, 2002

PACER
46

ORDER Settlement Conference set for 6/20/2002 09:30 AM. Signed by Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte on 4/25/02. (rbe) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/03/2002)

April 26, 2002

April 26, 2002

PACER
47

Response to plaintiffs' demands for monetary damages by Grey Davis. (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/03/2002)

April 26, 2002

April 26, 2002

PACER
48

Minute Entry: Motion Hearing held on 4/29/2002 before Judge Thelton E. Henderson. Motion to Exclude is submitted. Status Conference set for 6/4/2002 02:00 PM. (Leo Mankiewicz) (rbe) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/03/2002)

April 29, 2002

April 29, 2002

PACER
49

ORDER Fairness Hearing set for 6/13/2002 09:00 AM. Objections to the settlement to be filed by 5/28/02; any responses due by 6/5/02. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 5/6/02. (rbe) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/09/2002)

May 7, 2002

May 7, 2002

PACER
50

ORDER by Judge Thelton E. Henderson denying 28 Motion to Exclude Previously Litigated and Remediated Institutions Central California Women's Facility and California Institution for Women. (rbe) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/23/2002)

May 21, 2002

May 21, 2002

PACER
51

OBJECTIONS to settlement agreement by the women class members. (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 05/31/2002)

May 28, 2002

May 28, 2002

PACER
52

DECLARATIONS and EXHIBITS (Volume I) in support of 51 Objections of Women Class Members filed by Women Class Members. (Related document(s) 51 ) (rbe) Modified on 5/31/2002 (rbe). (Entered: 05/31/2002)

May 28, 2002

May 28, 2002

PACER
53

DECLARATIONS and EXHIBITS (Volume II) in support of 51 Objections of Women Class Members filed by the Women Class Members. (Related document(s) 51 ) (rbe) Modified on 5/31/2002 (rbe). (Entered: 05/31/2002)

May 28, 2002

May 28, 2002

PACER
54

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by the Women Class Members (rbe) Modified on 6/3/2002 (rbe). (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/03/2002)

May 29, 2002

May 29, 2002

PACER
55

NOTICE of lodgment of policies and procedures re pregnant inmate care and birth of children by Grey Davis, B. Timothy Gage, Robert Presley, Susann Steinberg. (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/05/2002)

May 30, 2002

May 30, 2002

PACER
60

NOTICE OF APPEAL re 50 by Edgar Castillo, Grey Davis, B. Timothy Gage, Robert Presley, Susann Steinberg. (Filing fee $105 receipt number 3335744) (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Additional attachment(s) added on 1/28/2019: # 1 Filing Fee Receipt) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/10/2002)

1 Filing Fee Receipt

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June 3, 2002

June 3, 2002

PACER
56

MEMORANDUM of points and authorities in Support of the fairness of the settlement filed by plaintiffs. (rbe) Modified on 6/6/2002 (rbe). (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/06/2002)

June 5, 2002

June 5, 2002

PACER
57

DECLARATION of Donald Specter in Support of the fairness of the settlement filed by the plaintiffs. (rbe) Modified on 6/6/2002 (rbe). (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/06/2002)

June 5, 2002

June 5, 2002

PACER
58

DECLARATION of Steven Fama in Support of the fairness of the settlement filed by the plaintiffs. (rbe) Modified on 6/6/2002 (rbe). (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/06/2002)

June 5, 2002

June 5, 2002

PACER
59

Response to comments regarding proposed class stipulation by Grey Davis, B. Timothy Gage, Robert Presley, Susann Steinberg. (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/06/2002)

June 5, 2002

June 5, 2002

PACER
62

ORDER granting plaintiffs' request to appear at the settlement conference by telephone. Signed by Mag. Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte on 6/6/02. (rbe) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/13/2002)

June 7, 2002

June 7, 2002

PACER
63

ORDER DENYING pro se motion by class member Steven Baird to intervene. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 6/11/02. (rbe) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/18/2002)

June 12, 2002

June 12, 2002

PACER
64

Defendants' AMENDED Response to comments. (rbe) Modified on 6/18/2002 (rbe). (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/18/2002)

June 12, 2002

June 12, 2002

PACER
65

JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT filed by Grey Davis. (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/18/2002)

June 12, 2002

June 12, 2002

PACER
66

Minute Entry: Fairness Hearing and Further Case Management Conference held on 6/13/2002 before Judge Thelton E. Henderson. Further Case Management Conference set for 7/15/2002 01:30 PM. Dr. Ronald Shansky testified; Court approved the stipulation for injunctive relief and signed proposed stipulation and order appointing experts. Court will assign a magistrate to preside over mediation or any dispute. Plaintiff's request for a 60-day extension in terms of preparing the judgment is granted. (Court Reporter Diane Skillman) (rbe) Modified on 6/19/2002 (rbe). (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/19/2002)

June 13, 2002

June 13, 2002

PACER
67

ORDER appointing experts pursuant to Rule 706. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 6/13/02. (rbe) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/19/2002)

June 13, 2002

June 13, 2002

PACER
68

STIPULATION AND ORDER for injunctive relief. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 6/13/02. (rbe) (tn, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/19/2002)

June 13, 2002

June 13, 2002

PACER

USCA Case Number re appeal 60 . USCA Case #02-16161 (rbe, )

June 18, 2002

June 18, 2002

PACER

USCA Case Number re appeal 60. USCA Case #02-16161 (rbe, )

June 18, 2002

June 18, 2002

PACER
69

ORDER adopting class action stipulation as fair, reasonable and adequate. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 6/20/02. (rbe) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/26/2002)

June 20, 2002

June 20, 2002

PACER
70

Minute Entry: Settlement Conference held on 6/20/2002 before Mag. Judge Laporte. Partial settlement as to damages. (Tape #SC-02-013) (rbe) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/26/2002)

June 20, 2002

June 20, 2002

PACER
71

TRANSCRIPT DESIGNATION by Grey Davis. (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/27/2002)

June 24, 2002

June 24, 2002

PACER
72

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Grey Davis (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 06/27/2002)

June 24, 2002

June 24, 2002

PACER
73

JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT filed by Grey Davis. (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 07/12/2002)

July 10, 2002

July 10, 2002

PACER
74

Minute Entry: Status Conference held on 7/15/2002 before Judge Thelton E. Henderson. Status Conference set for 8/19/2002 01:30 PM. (not reported) (rbe) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 07/22/2002)

July 15, 2002

July 15, 2002

PACER
75

ORDER of USCA re inclusion in the Mediation Program (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 07/30/2002)

July 29, 2002

July 29, 2002

PACER
76

TRANSCRIPT for dates 4/29/02 by Leo Mankiewicz. (rbe, ) (Entered: 07/30/2002)

July 29, 2002

July 29, 2002

PACER
77

REQUEST to be entered as a co-complaintant by pro se Gary Coleman Gray. (aaa, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 08/05/2002)

Aug. 2, 2002

Aug. 2, 2002

PACER

Received Order stipulation extending time for plaintiffs to file motion for attorneys' fees by Marciano Plata. (rbe, )

Aug. 9, 2002

Aug. 9, 2002

PACER
78

STIPULATION AND ORDER extending time for plaintiffs to file motion for attorneys' fees until 10/12/02. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 8/12/02. (rbe) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 08/19/2002)

Aug. 13, 2002

Aug. 13, 2002

PACER
79

JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT filed by Marciano Plata. (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 08/19/2002)

Aug. 14, 2002

Aug. 14, 2002

PACER
80

Minute Entry: Telephonic Status Conference held on 8/19/2002 before Judge Thelton E. Henderson. Further Status Conference set for 9/30/2002 01:30 PM. (not reported) (rbe) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 08/26/2002)

Aug. 19, 2002

Aug. 19, 2002

PACER
81

TRANSCRIPT for dates 4/29/02 by Leo Mankiewicz. (rbe, ) (Entered: 08/28/2002)

Aug. 23, 2002

Aug. 23, 2002

PACER

Certificate of Record Mailed to USCA re appeal 60 : (rbe, )

Aug. 27, 2002

Aug. 27, 2002

PACER

Certificate of Record Mailed to USCA re appeal 60: (rbe, )

Aug. 27, 2002

Aug. 27, 2002

PACER

Received Document Stipulation and Proposed Order Regarding Compensation of the Independent Court Experts by Gilbert Aviles, Steven Bautista, Paul Decasas, Raymond Johns, Joseph Long, Clifford Myelle, Marciano Plata, Leslie Rhoades, pro se Elijah J. Sandoval, Otis Shaw, pro se Gary Alan Smith, Ray Stoderd. (vlh, ) (Entered: 09/06/2002)

Sept. 5, 2002

Sept. 5, 2002

PACER

Received Document Stipulation and Proposed Order Regarding Compensation of the Independent Court Experts by Gilbert Aviles, Steven Bautista, Paul Decasas, Raymond Johns, Joseph Long, Clifford Myelle, Marciano Plata, Leslie Rhoades, pro se Elijah J. Sandoval, Otis Shaw, pro se Gary Alan Smith, Ray Stoderd. (vlh, )

Sept. 5, 2002

Sept. 5, 2002

PACER
82

STIPULATION AND ORDER re compensation of the independent court experts. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 9/16/02. (rbe) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 09/19/2002)

Sept. 17, 2002

Sept. 17, 2002

PACER
83

JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT filed by Grey Davis, B. Timothy Gage, Robert Presley, Susann Steinberg. (rbe, ) (tnS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 10/02/2002)

Sept. 24, 2002

Sept. 24, 2002

PACER
84

TRANSCRIPT for dates 6/13/02 by Diane Skillman. (rbe, ) (Entered: 10/02/2002)

Sept. 24, 2002

Sept. 24, 2002

PACER

Received Order ; stipulation re posting and distribution of notice to plaintiff class by Marciano Plata. (rbe, )

Sept. 27, 2002

Sept. 27, 2002

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 5, 2001

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Plata: All California Department of Corrections prisoners. Coleman: All California Department of Corrections prisoners with serious mental disorders.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU Affiliates (any)

ACLU of Northern California

Prison Law Office

Rosen, Bien, Galvan & Grunfeld

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, State

State of California, State

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Jurisdiction-wide

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

U.S. Supreme Court merits opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

None yet

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 2010 - None

Content of Injunction:

Hire

Monitor/Master

Monitoring

Preliminary relief denied

Receivership

Recordkeeping

Reporting

Training

Issues

General:

Bathing and hygiene

Conditions of confinement

Sanitation / living conditions

Totality of conditions

Crowding:

Crowding / caseload

Post-PLRA Population Cap

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Affected Gender:

Female

Male

Disability:

disability, unspecified

Mental impairment

Medical/Mental Health:

Medical care, general

Medication, administration of

Mental health care, general

Mental health care, unspecified

Suicide prevention

Tuberculosis

COVID-19:

COVID testing ordered/modified

Mitigation Denied

Mitigation Granted

Mitigation Requested

Quarantine/isolation ordered

Release Denied

Release Requested

Social distancing ordered

Type of Facility:

Government-run