Case: Prison Legal News (PLN) v. Lewis County

3:14-cv-05304 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Filed Date: April 11, 2014

Closed Date: Nov. 5, 2014

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Case Summary

On April 11, 2014, Prison Legal News (PLN), a non-profit publication of the Human Rights Defense Center, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington under 42 U.S.C. §1983 against Lewis County. The complaint alleged that Lewis County's mail policy, which restricted incoming and outgoing correspondence at the county jail to postcards only, violated PLN's First Amendment rights. Additionally, PLN alleged that the jail's failure to provide notice to the sender …

On April 11, 2014, Prison Legal News (PLN), a non-profit publication of the Human Rights Defense Center, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington under 42 U.S.C. §1983 against Lewis County. The complaint alleged that Lewis County's mail policy, which restricted incoming and outgoing correspondence at the county jail to postcards only, violated PLN's First Amendment rights. Additionally, PLN alleged that the jail's failure to provide notice to the sender when mail was censored or rejected violated the Fourteenth Amendment due process rights of senders and prisoners. The plaintiffs asked the Court to order the county to cease practicing the postcard-only rule and to require that the jail provide prisoners notice of and opportunity to appeal decisions to reject personal mail.

On September 10, 2014, the District Court (Magistrate Judge J. Richard Creatura) issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting the jail from restricting mail to postcards only. The court ordered the jail to provide notices of rejection to prisoners and non-prisoner correspondents. It also ordered that all appeals be directed at an official other than the official who originally ordered the rejection of mail.

Just a few weeks later, the parties motioned for the court to convert the preliminary injunction to a permanent injunction with some modifications. On October 28, 2014, the District Court (Magistrate Judge Creatura) granted the parties stipulated motion. The permanent injunction requires the court to (1) permanently enjoin defendants from restricting mail to postcards only; (2) permanently enjoin defendants from rejecting mail to or from prisoners without providing notice to the prisoner; (3) permanently enjoin defendants from rejecting mail from non-prisoner correspondents without providing notice to the non-prisoner correspondent; and (4) permanently enjoin defendants to give notice to the non-prisoner correspondent addressee of rejected outgoing mail whenever Constitutionally required. The court retained jurisdiction to enforce the injunction for an unspecified amount of time.

On November 5, 2014, accepted the parties proposed order, the District Court (Magistrate Judge Creatura) dismissed with prejudice plaintiff’s claim for damages, attorneys’ fees, and costs. The case is closed.

Summary Authors

Alison Rogers (9/24/2014)

Jake Parker (5/17/2018)

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Judge(s)

Creatura, John Richard (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Chamberlain, Katherine (Washington)

Weber, Lance Theodore (Florida)

Wing, Jesse (Washington)

Wright, Paul (Washington)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Rowland, Milton George (Washington)

Judge(s)

Creatura, John Richard (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Chamberlain, Katherine (Washington)

Weber, Lance Theodore (Florida)

Wing, Jesse (Washington)

Wright, Paul (Washington)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Rowland, Milton George (Washington)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:14-cv-05304

Docket [PACER]

Prison Legal News v. Lewis County

Nov. 5, 2014

Nov. 5, 2014

Docket
1

3:14-cv-05304

Complaint

Prison Legal News v. Lewis County

April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014

Complaint
76

3:14-cv-05304

Order

Prison Legal News v. Lewis County

Sept. 10, 2014

Sept. 10, 2014

Order/Opinion

Press Release: Federal Court Orders Lewis County Jail to Stop Widespread Censorship

[Prison Legal News v. Lewis County]

Sept. 11, 2014

Sept. 11, 2014

Press Release
78

3:14-cv-05304

Order Granting Permanent Injunction

Prison Legal News v. Lewis County

Oct. 28, 2014

Oct. 28, 2014

Order/Opinion
80

3:14-cv-05304

Stipulation and Order Dismissing Plaintiff's Damages Claim

Prison Legal News v. Lewis County

Nov. 5, 2014

Nov. 5, 2014

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5249880/prison-legal-news-v-lewis-county/

Last updated Aug. 7, 2022, 3:23 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against defendant(s) All Defendants, filed by Prison Legal News. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A Lewis County Jail Policy (POL 05.07.050), # 2 Exhibit B Website Inmate Mail Rules, # 3 Civil Cover Sheet, # 4 Summons 1-Lewis County, # 5 Summons 2-Lewis County Sheriff's Office, # 6 Summons 3-Mansfield, Steve - Sheriff, # 7 Summons 4-Hanson, Kevin - Jail Administrator, # 8 Summons 5-Pea, Jim - Administrative Lieutenant)(Wing, Jesse) (Receipt #0981-3569762) Modified on 4/11/2014: corrected description of attachments and added receipt number as filing fee was not waived, cnsl paid. (CMG). (Entered: 04/11/2014)

April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014

PACER

Judge J Richard Creatura added. (CMG)

April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014

PACER

NOTICE to Filer - Attorney Case Opening Instructions Need to be Reviewed: Due to the number of errors made during the case opening process it is imperative that the filer please review the case opening instructions found on the court's website at wawd.uscourts.gov under the Attorneys tab/Civil Case Opening/Attorney's Guide to Opening a Civil Case prior to opening the next case. Call the Attorney Case Opening Helpdesk at 206-370-8787 with any additional questions you might have. Thank you. (CMG)

April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014

PACER
2

Summons Issued electronically as to defendant Lewis County. (CMG) (Entered: 04/11/2014)

April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014

PACER
3

Summons Issued electronically as to defendant Lewis County Sheriff's Office. (CMG) (Entered: 04/11/2014)

April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014

PACER
4

Summons Issued electronically as to defendant Steve Mansfield. (CMG) (Entered: 04/11/2014)

April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014

PACER
5

Summons Issued electronically as to defendant Jim Pea. (CMG) (Entered: 04/11/2014)

April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014

PACER
6

Summons Issued electronically as to defendant Kevin Hanson. (CMG) (Entered: 04/11/2014)

April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014

PACER
7

NOTICE OF INITIAL ASSIGNMENT TO A US MAGISTRATE JUDGE AND CONSENT OR DECLINE FORM. If consent or decline, return the executed form by 6/10/2014. Please Note: Forms must not be electronically filed with the Court. (KAM) (Entered: 04/11/2014)

April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014

PACER
8

MINUTE ORDER REGARDING DISCOVERY AND DEPOSITIONS by Judge J Richard Creatura. (KAM) (Entered: 04/11/2014)

April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014

PACER
9

MINUTE ORDER REGARDING INITIAL DISCLOSURES, JOINT STATUS REPORT AND EARLY SETTLEMENT. Joint Status Report due by 7/10/2014. FRCP 26f Conference Deadline is 6/26/2014. Initial Disclosure Deadline is 7/3/2014 by Judge J Richard Creatura. (KAM) (Entered: 04/11/2014)

April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014

PACER

Joint Status Report NOTED on motion calendar; Noting Date 7/10/2014. (KAM)

April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014

PACER
10

MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Plaintiff Prison Legal News. Oral Argument Requested. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) Noting Date 5/16/2014, (Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 04/21/2014)

April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014

PACER
11

DECLARATION of Katherine C. Chamberlain filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News re 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1-11, # 2 Exhibit 12-17)(Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 04/21/2014)

April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014

PACER
12

DECLARATION of Paul Wright filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News re 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-CC, # 2 Exhibit DD-VV)(Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 04/21/2014)

April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014

PACER
13

MINUTE ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Benjamin H Settle for all further proceedings by William M. McCool. (Cc to BHS) (KAM) (Entered: 04/22/2014)

April 22, 2014

April 22, 2014

PACER
14

NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Milton G Rowland on behalf of Defendants Kevin Hanson, Lewis County, Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Steve Mansfield, Jim Pea. (Rowland, Milton) (Entered: 05/13/2014)

May 13, 2014

May 13, 2014

PACER

NOTICE Pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P 7.1 - Plaintiff, Prison Legal News, must file a Corporate Disclosure Statement by 5/21/2014. (GMR)

May 14, 2014

May 14, 2014

PACER
15

CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT Filed pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P 7.1. Filed by Prison Legal News. (Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 05/14/2014)

May 14, 2014

May 14, 2014

PACER
16

AFFIDAVIT of Service of Summons and Complaint on Auditor's Office as Designee for Defendant Lewis County on 4/22/2014, filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 05/14/2014)

May 14, 2014

May 14, 2014

PACER
17

AFFIDAVIT of Service of Summons and Complaint on Defendant Lewis County Sheriff's Office on 4/22/2014, filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 05/14/2014)

May 14, 2014

May 14, 2014

PACER
18

AFFIDAVIT of Service of Summons and Complaint on Defendant Steve Mansfield on 4/22/2014, filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 05/14/2014)

May 14, 2014

May 14, 2014

PACER
19

AFFIDAVIT of Service of Summons and Complaint on Defendant Kevin Hanson - Jail Administrator on 4/22/2014, filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 05/14/2014)

May 14, 2014

May 14, 2014

PACER
20

AFFIDAVIT of Service of Summons and Complaint on Defendant Jim Pea - Administrative Lieutenant on 4/22/2014, filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 05/14/2014)

May 14, 2014

May 14, 2014

PACER
21

NOTICE that the following is RE-NOTED: 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction . Filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News. Noting Date 5/23/2014, (Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 05/14/2014)

May 14, 2014

May 14, 2014

PACER
22

RESPONSE, by Defendants Kevin Hanson, Lewis County, Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Steve Mansfield, Jim Pea, to 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction . (Rowland, Milton) (Entered: 05/16/2014)

May 16, 2014

May 16, 2014

PACER
23

DECLARATION of Jim Pea filed by Defendants Kevin Hanson, Lewis County, Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Steve Mansfield, Jim Pea re 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Rowland, Milton) (Entered: 05/16/2014)

May 16, 2014

May 16, 2014

PACER
24

DECLARATION of Kari Lupo filed by Defendants Kevin Hanson, Lewis County, Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Steve Mansfield, Jim Pea re 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit)(Rowland, Milton) (Entered: 05/16/2014)

May 16, 2014

May 16, 2014

PACER
25

DECLARATION of Kevin Hanson filed by Defendants Kevin Hanson, Lewis County, Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Steve Mansfield, Jim Pea re 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit)(Rowland, Milton) (Entered: 05/16/2014)

May 16, 2014

May 16, 2014

PACER
26

NOTICE that the following is RE-NOTED: 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction . Filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News. Noting Date 5/30/2014, (Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 05/21/2014)

May 21, 2014

May 21, 2014

PACER
27

Stipulated MOTION & [Proposed] Order for Approval to File Over-Length Reply Brief by Plaintiff Prison Legal News. Noting Date 5/27/2014, (Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 05/27/2014)

May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014

PACER
28

DECLARATION of Jesse Wing filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News re 27 Stipulated MOTION & [Proposed] Order for Approval to File Over-Length Reply Brief (Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 05/27/2014)

May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014

PACER
29

ORDER granting 27 Stipulated Motion to file overlength brief by Judge Benjamin H. Settle.(TG) (Entered: 05/28/2014)

May 28, 2014

May 28, 2014

RECAP
30

Second DECLARATION of Paul Wright filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News re 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 FAQ Prison Legal News, # 2 Exhibit 2 E-Mail with Subject on Question re Receipt of Material from PLN, # 3 Exhibit 3 PLN Article of Mar-5, 2012, # 4 Exhibit 4 Excerpts of PLN's Amicus Brief, # 5 Exhibit 5 PLN's Webpage for Download to Amicus Brief, # 6 Exhibit 6 Postcard from Prisoner Robert Mead (Columbia County Jail), # 7 Exhibit 7 Postcard from Prisoner Cedric Burton (Spokane County Jail), # 8 Exhibit 8 Postcard from Prisoner Samuel Bertolet (Spokane County Jail), # 9 Exhibit 9 Postcard from Prisoner Kevin Nichols (Spokane County Jail), # 10 Exhibit 10 Postcard from Prisoner Daren Suiter (Spokane County Jail), # 11 Exhibit 11 Letter & Refusal Form from Prisoner Caleb Nichols (S.C.J.), # 12 Exhibit 12 Consent Decree (adv. Spokane Cty.; CV-11-029-RHW, Dkt. 109), # 13 Exhibit 13 Consent Decree (adv. Chelan Cty.; CV-11-337-EFS, Dkt. 52), # 14 Exhibit 14 Prisoner Correspondence Received May 15, 2014, # 15 Exhibit 15 Prisoner Correspondence Received May 4, 2014, # 16 Exhibit 16 Prisoner Correspondence Received May 12, 2014, # 17 Exhibit 17 PLN Demographic Survey, # 18 Exhibit 18 PLN Reader Survey, # 19 Exhibit 19 PLN Letter to Lewis County Jail re PRA)(Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 05/30/2014)

May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014

PACER
31

DECLARATION of Charlotte Holmes filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News re 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A Return Envelope)(Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 05/30/2014)

May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014

PACER
32

DECLARATION of Judy Williamson filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News re 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A Resident Appeal Report, # 2 Exhibit B Resident Greivance Report, # 3 Exhibit C Letter re Incoming-Outgoing Policy, dated Dec-11, 2013, # 4 Exhibit D Blank Postcard, # 5 Exhibit E Notice that All Visitors Must Have a Homewav Account for Any Visiting, beginning Jun-18, 2012)(Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 05/30/2014)

May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014

PACER
33

DECLARATION of Lucy Lennox filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News re 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A 2013 Associated Press Article, # 2 Exhibit B Return Envelope from Lewis County Jail)(Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 05/30/2014)

May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014

PACER
34

DECLARATION of Jesse Wing filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News re 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 Juliebrie Magness Declaration, # 2 Exhibit 2 Julie Davis Declaration, # 3 Exhibit 3 Chris Teuscher Declaration, # 4 Exhibit 4 Settlement Agreement and Consent Decree (3:10-cv-00355 Dkt 133-1), # 5 Exhibit 5 Settlement and Release Agreement (1:10-cv-01840 Dkt. 49-1), # 6 Exhibit 6 Order Granting Final Approval of Settlement of Class Action, # 7 Exhibit 7 Visitation Information - Lewis County, # 8 Exhibit 8 Inmate Phone System - Lewis County, # 9 Exhibit 9 Inmate Claims Lack of Access to Legal Resources, # 10 Exhibit 10 Order Granting Preliminary Injunction (PLN v. County of Ventura))(Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 05/30/2014)

May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014

PACER
35

REPLY, filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News, TO RESPONSE to 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 05/30/2014)

May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014

PACER
36

DECLARATION of Forrest Amos filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News re 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 06/02/2014)

June 2, 2014

June 2, 2014

PACER
37

DECLARATION of Chad Holmes filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News re 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 06/02/2014)

June 2, 2014

June 2, 2014

PACER
38

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Plaintiff Prison Legal News re 36 Declaration, 37 Declaration . (Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 06/02/2014)

June 2, 2014

June 2, 2014

PACER

NOTICE TO FILER REGARDING LACK OF PROPER SIGNATURE: the 32 Declaration of Judy Williamson, filed on 5/30/2014, lacks a valid signature. Pursuant to Section III(L) of the Electronic Filing Procedures actual signatures are required for all individuals who are not the filing attorney. To correct the omission, please promptly file only the correctly formatted signature page as an attachment, using the event "Praecipe to Attach Document" under "Other Documents". Please do not re-file the entire document. If you require assistance, please feel free to call the Helpdesk at 206-370-8440. Thank you. (GMR)

June 2, 2014

June 2, 2014

PACER
39

PRAECIPE to attach document re 32 Declaration, by Plaintiff Prison Legal News. (Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 06/02/2014)

June 2, 2014

June 2, 2014

PACER
40

NOTICE of Amended Declaration of Forrest Amos re 36 Declaration ; filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A Notice of Restricted Mail)(Chamberlain, Katherine) (Entered: 06/03/2014)

June 3, 2014

June 3, 2014

PACER
41

DECLARATION of Harvey C. Maddox filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News re 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A Grievance Report # 107045, # 2 Exhibit B Grievance Report # 107240, # 3 Exhibit C Grievance Report # 107499)(Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 06/05/2014)

June 5, 2014

June 5, 2014

PACER
42

Supplemental DECLARATION of Jesse Wing filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News re 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A Grievance Communications)(Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 06/06/2014)

June 6, 2014

June 6, 2014

PACER
43

NOTICE of Intent to File Surreply re 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction ; filed by Defendants Kevin Hanson, Lewis County, Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Steve Mansfield, Jim Pea. (Rowland, Milton) (Entered: 06/06/2014)

June 6, 2014

June 6, 2014

PACER
44

ANSWER to 1 Complaint,, by Kevin Hanson, Lewis County, Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Steve Mansfield, Jim Pea. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Portions of Mail Policy, # 2 Exhibit Amended Portion of Mail Policy, # 3 Exhibit Notice of Withheld Material)(Rowland, Milton) (Entered: 06/11/2014)

June 11, 2014

June 11, 2014

PACER
45

Supplemental DECLARATION of Kevin Hanson filed by Defendants Kevin Hanson, Lewis County, Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Steve Mansfield, Jim Pea re 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Incidents Reports, # 2 Exhibit Policy Related to Inmate Mail, # 3 Exhibit Flyer, # 4 Exhibit Signed Form)(Rowland, Milton) (Entered: 06/11/2014)

June 11, 2014

June 11, 2014

PACER
46

Stipulated MOTION for Leave to Respond to Def. Hanson's Supplemental (Surreply) Declaration (Dkt. 45) by Plaintiff Prison Legal News. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) Noting Date 6/13/2014, (Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 06/13/2014)

June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014

PACER
47

DECLARATION of Jesse Wing filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News re 46 Stipulated MOTION for Leave to Respond to Def. Hanson's Supplemental (Surreply) Declaration (Dkt. 45) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 USPS Postage Rates)(Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 06/13/2014)

June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014

PACER
48

ORDER by Judge Benjamin H. Settle granting 46 Stipulated Motion to respond to surreply.(TG) (Entered: 06/17/2014)

June 17, 2014

June 17, 2014

PACER
49

JOINT STATUS REPORT signed by all parties estimated Trial Days: 7. Filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News.(Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 06/24/2014)

June 24, 2014

June 24, 2014

PACER
50

MINUTE ORDER ON CONSENT to proceed before a Magistrate Judge, as directed by Judge Benjamin H. Settle: Case reassigned to Judge J. Richard Creatura for all further proceedings; Judge Benjamin H. Settle no longer assigned to case.(MGC) (Entered: 06/25/2014)

June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014

PACER
51

ORDER SCHEDULING ORAL ARGUMENTS AND RENOTING Plaintiff's 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction: the motion is re-noted to and oral arguments are set for Friday, July 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM in D Courtroom; by Judge J Richard Creatura. (GMR) (Entered: 07/01/2014)

July 1, 2014

July 1, 2014

PACER
52

SUPPLEMENT Citation of Additional Legal Authorities by Defendants Kevin Hanson, Lewis County, Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Steve Mansfield, Jim Pea. (Rowland, Milton) (Entered: 07/10/2014)

July 10, 2014

July 10, 2014

PACER
53

MINUTE ENTRY for proceedings held before Judge J Richard Creatura- Dep Clerk: S Huntington; Pla Counsel: Jesse Wing, Katherine Chamberlain; Def Counsel: Milton Rowland; Time of Hearing: 11:00 AM; Courtroom: D; Session #: TAC140711;Oral Argument on Motion for Preliminary Injunction 10 held on 7/11/2014. The Court has taken this under advisement, written order will follow. (SH) (Entered: 07/11/2014)

July 11, 2014

July 11, 2014

PACER
54

DECLARATION of Carrie Breen filed by Defendants Kevin Hanson, Lewis County, Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Steve Mansfield, Jim Pea re 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Nelson, John Rowland, Milton) Modified filer name on 7/18/2014 (KAM). (Entered: 07/18/2014)

July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014

PACER
55

DECLARATION of David Hartz filed by Defendants Kevin Hanson, Lewis County, Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Steve Mansfield, Jim Pea re 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Rowland, Milton) (Entered: 07/18/2014)

July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014

PACER
56

MOTION for Leave to File Supplemental Briefing by Plaintiff Prison Legal News. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) Noting Date 7/22/2014, (Chamberlain, Katherine) (Entered: 07/22/2014)

July 22, 2014

July 22, 2014

PACER
57

DECLARATION of Katherine Chamberlain filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News re 56 MOTION for Leave to File Supplemental Briefing (Chamberlain, Katherine) (Entered: 07/22/2014)

July 22, 2014

July 22, 2014

PACER
58

ORDER granting 56 Motion for Leave to File Supplemental Briefing by Judge J Richard Creatura. It is ORDERED that Plaintiff must file its supplemental brief on or before Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Defendants must file any response by Friday, August 1, 2014. Briefs shall not exceed five (5) pages, exclusive of evidence referenced therein.(SH) (Entered: 07/25/2014)

July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014

PACER
59

DECLARATION of Lucy Lennox filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News re 56 MOTION for Leave to File Supplemental Briefing, 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7)(Chamberlain, Katherine) (Entered: 07/29/2014)

July 29, 2014

July 29, 2014

PACER
60

DECLARATION of Sam Rutherford filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News re 56 MOTION for Leave to File Supplemental Briefing, 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2)(Chamberlain, Katherine) (Entered: 07/29/2014)

July 29, 2014

July 29, 2014

PACER
61

DECLARATION of Katherine Chamberlain filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News re 56 MOTION for Leave to File Supplemental Briefing, 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8, # 9 Exhibit 9, # 10 Exhibit 10, # 11 Exhibit 11, # 12 Exhibit 12, # 13 Exhibit 13, # 14 Exhibit 14, # 15 Exhibit 15, # 16 Exhibit 16, # 17 Exhibit 17, # 18 Exhibit 18, # 19 Exhibit 19, # 20 Exhibit 20, # 21 Exhibit 21, # 22 Exhibit 22, # 23 Exhibit 23, # 24 Exhibit 24, # 25 Exhibit 25, # 26 Exhibit 26, # 27 Exhibit 27, # 28 Exhibit 28, # 29 Exhibit 29, # 30 Exhibit 30, # 31 Exhibit 31, # 32 Exhibit 32, # 33 Exhibit 33, # 34 Exhibit 34, # 35 Exhibit 35, # 36 Exhibit 36, # 37 Exhibit 37)(Chamberlain, Katherine) (Entered: 07/29/2014)

July 29, 2014

July 29, 2014

PACER
62

MEMORANDUM filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News re 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction Supplemental Brief (Chamberlain, Katherine) (Entered: 07/29/2014)

July 29, 2014

July 29, 2014

PACER
63

NOTICE of Agreement of Counsel Regarding Briefing Deadlines ; filed by Defendants Kevin Hanson, Lewis County, Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Steve Mansfield, Jim Pea. (Rowland, Milton) (Entered: 08/01/2014)

Aug. 1, 2014

Aug. 1, 2014

PACER
64

DECLARATION of Milton Rowland re 63 Notice-Other by Defendants Kevin Hanson, Lewis County, Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Steve Mansfield, Jim Pea. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Email String)(Rowland, Milton) (Entered: 08/01/2014)

Aug. 1, 2014

Aug. 1, 2014

PACER
65

RESPONSIVE BRIEF to Supplemental Briefing re 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Defendants Kevin Hanson, Lewis County, Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Steve Mansfield, Jim Pea.. (Rowland, Milton) (Entered: 08/04/2014)

Aug. 4, 2014

Aug. 4, 2014

PACER
66

DECLARATION of Carrie Breen filed by Defendants Kevin Hanson, Lewis County, Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Steve Mansfield, Jim Pea re 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Rowland, Milton) (Entered: 08/04/2014)

Aug. 4, 2014

Aug. 4, 2014

PACER
67

Supplemental DECLARATION of Kevin Hanson filed by Defendants Kevin Hanson, Lewis County, Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Steve Mansfield, Jim Pea re 10 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Rowland, Milton) (Entered: 08/04/2014)

Aug. 4, 2014

Aug. 4, 2014

PACER
68

NOTICE Of Intent to File Motion to Strike re 66 Declaration, 65 Brief - Responsive ; filed by Plaintiff Prison Legal News. (Chamberlain, Katherine) (Entered: 08/06/2014)

Aug. 6, 2014

Aug. 6, 2014

PACER
69

MOTION Strike Material in Supplemental Response re 66 Declaration, 65 Brief - Responsive by Plaintiff Prison Legal News. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) Noting Date 8/6/2014, (Chamberlain, Katherine) (Entered: 08/06/2014)

Aug. 6, 2014

Aug. 6, 2014

PACER
70

RESPONSE, by Defendants Kevin Hanson, Lewis County, Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Steve Mansfield, Jim Pea, to 69 MOTION Strike Material in Supplemental Response re 66 Declaration, 65 Brief - Responsive . (Rowland, Milton) (Entered: 08/07/2014)

Aug. 7, 2014

Aug. 7, 2014

PACER
71

Supplemental DECLARATION of Kevin Hanson filed by Defendants Kevin Hanson, Lewis County, Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Steve Mansfield, Jim Pea re 69 MOTION Strike Material in Supplemental Response re 66 Declaration, 65 Brief - Responsive (Rowland, Milton) (Entered: 08/07/2014)

Aug. 7, 2014

Aug. 7, 2014

PACER
72

DECLARATION of Milton G. Rowland filed by Defendants Kevin Hanson, Lewis County, Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Steve Mansfield, Jim Pea re 69 MOTION Strike Material in Supplemental Response re 66 Declaration, 65 Brief - Responsive (Rowland, Milton) (Entered: 08/07/2014)

Aug. 7, 2014

Aug. 7, 2014

PACER
73

DECLARATION of Carrie Breen (Corrected) filed by Defendants Kevin Hanson, Lewis County, Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Steve Mansfield, Jim Pea re 69 MOTION Strike Material in Supplemental Response re 66 Declaration, 65 Brief - Responsive (Rowland, Milton) (Entered: 08/07/2014)

Aug. 7, 2014

Aug. 7, 2014

PACER
74

NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Lance Weber on behalf of Plaintiff Prison Legal News. (Weber, Lance) (Entered: 08/18/2014)

Aug. 18, 2014

Aug. 18, 2014

PACER
75

Letter from Judge Creatura re: Summer Extern (SH) (Entered: 08/22/2014)

Aug. 22, 2014

Aug. 22, 2014

PACER
76

ORDER granting 10 Motion for Preliminary Injunction by Judge J Richard Creatura.(SH) (Entered: 09/10/2014)

Sept. 10, 2014

Sept. 10, 2014

RECAP
77

Stipulated MOTION for Entry of Permanent Injunction by Plaintiff Prison Legal News. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) Noting Date 10/15/2014, (Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 10/15/2014)

Oct. 15, 2014

Oct. 15, 2014

PACER
78

ORDER granting 77 Stipulated Motion and GRANTING Permanent Injunction by Judge J Richard Creatura.(SH) (Entered: 10/28/2014)

Oct. 28, 2014

Oct. 28, 2014

PACER
79

STIPULATION AND PROPOSED ORDER Dismissing Plaintiff's Damages Claim by parties (Wing, Jesse) (Entered: 11/03/2014)

Nov. 3, 2014

Nov. 3, 2014

PACER
80

SIGNED Stipulation and Order Dismissing Plaintiff's Damages Claim 79 by Judge J Richard Creatura. (SH) (Entered: 11/05/2014)

Nov. 5, 2014

Nov. 5, 2014

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Washington

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Prison Legal News

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 11, 2014

Closing Date: Nov. 5, 2014

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Prison Legal News, a current events journal for prisoners.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Lewis County (Chehalis, Lewis), County

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Freedom of speech/association

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Recordkeeping

Reporting

Required disclosure

Issues

General:

Mail

Type of Facility:

Government-run