Case: Prison Legal News v. Wickersham

2:15-cv-12350 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Filed Date: June 30, 2015

Closed Date: 2017

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Case Summary

On June 30, 2015, Prison Legal News (PLN) filed this lawsuit in Eastern District of Michigan (Detroit), under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, against Macomb County. PLN, represented by private counsel, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as compensatory and punitive damages. PLN claimed that an October 2013 policy at the Macomb County Jail unlawfully prohibited its publication from reaching inmates at the jail, in violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments.On June 30, 2015, P…

On June 30, 2015, Prison Legal News (PLN) filed this lawsuit in Eastern District of Michigan (Detroit), under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, against Macomb County. PLN, represented by private counsel, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as compensatory and punitive damages. PLN claimed that an October 2013 policy at the Macomb County Jail unlawfully prohibited its publication from reaching inmates at the jail, in violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments.

On June 30, 2015, PLN also filed a motion for preliminary injunction seeking to stop Macomb County from improperly censoring publications and correspondence mailed to prisoners at Macomb County Jail by PLN and other senders pursuant to a postcard only policy.

On September 30, 2015, the Court (Judge Avern Cohn) denied the motion without prejudice for reasons stated in court on the record at a hearing on September 30, 2015 for which transcripts have not been obtained. The Court ordered the claim for injunctive relief is to be tried by the Court and money damages to be tried by a jury, with the claim for injunctive relief tried first. On June 17, 2016, Judge Cohn ordered a stipulated injunction. The court ordered the defendants to deliver all publications to prisoners directly from any publisher, and clarified that defendants may censor a publication only if it is determined to be detrimental to the security, good order, or discipline of the institution or if it might facilitate criminal activity, and not solely because its content is religious, philosophical, political, social or sexual, or because its content is unpopular or repugnant. The court additionally ordered defendants to deliver all mail to prisoners, including publications from the plaintiffs. The defendant was also required to establish an appeals process for any undelivered material, and to state the reason for any censorship. The court gave the defendant 30 days to comply and to notify its employees of the new policy, and 60 days to notify the plaintiff in writing of the compliance. The court retained jurisdiction for enforcement purposes.

On January 11, 2017, the plaintiff moved for summary judgment. The court denied this motion on June 13, 2017. The court dismissed the case on October 10, 2017, and retained jurisdiction to enforce the terms of the Stipulated Injunction of June 17, 2016. The case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Lakshmi Gopal (10/31/2015)

Elizabeth Heise (10/31/2018)

People

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Judge(s)

Cohn, Avern Levin (Michigan)

Hluchaniuk, Michael J. (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Galloway, Angela (Washington)

Johnson, Bruce E.H. (Washington)

Lamoste, Elizabeth (Michigan)

Manville, Daniel E. (Michigan)

Neelakanta, Sabarish (Florida)

Stewart, James Edward Sr. (Louisiana)

Weber, Lance Theodore (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Schapka, John A. (Michigan)

Judge(s)

Cohn, Avern Levin (Michigan)

Hluchaniuk, Michael J. (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Galloway, Angela (Washington)

Johnson, Bruce E.H. (Washington)

Lamoste, Elizabeth (Michigan)

Manville, Daniel E. (Michigan)

Neelakanta, Sabarish (Florida)

Stewart, James Edward Sr. (Louisiana)

Weber, Lance Theodore (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Schapka, John A. (Michigan)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:15-cv-12350

Docket [PACER]

Oct. 10, 2017

Oct. 10, 2017

Docket
2

2:15-cv-12350

Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Injunction

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

Pleading / Motion / Brief
48

2:15-cv-12350

Order Bifurcating Claims and Setting Date for Final Pretrial Conference

May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016

Order/Opinion
49

2:15-cv-12350

Stipulated Injunction

June 17, 2016

June 17, 2016

Order/Opinion
72

2:15-cv-12350

Agreed Order of Dismissal

Oct. 10, 2017

Oct. 10, 2017

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6108767/prison-legal-news-v-wickersham/

Last updated Aug. 2, 2022, 3:20 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT and Jury Trial Demand filed by Prison Legal News against DOES 1−10, inclusive, Macomb County, Michelle Sanborn, Anthony M. Wickersham with Jury Demand. Plaintiff requests summons issued. Receipt No: 0645−5228082 − Fee: $ 400. County of 1st Plaintiff: Out of State − County Where Action Arose: Macomb County − County of 1st Defendant: Macomb County. [Previously dismissed case: No] [Possible companion case(s): 13−13672 Judge Matthew F. Leitman ] (Stewart, James) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

2

MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Brief in Support by Prison Legal News. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits) (Stewart, James) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

3

EXHIBIT A−Declaration of Paul Wright re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Brief in Support by Prison Legal News (Stewart, James) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

4

EXHIBIT A−1 May 2015 Issue re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Brief in Support by Prison Legal News (Stewart, James) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

5

EXHIBIT A−2 Habeas Citebook re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Brief in Support by Prison Legal News (Stewart, James) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

6

EXHIBIT A−3 2014 Fundraiser re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Brief in Support by Prison Legal News (Stewart, James) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

7

EXHIBIT A−4 RTS Sample PLN re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Brief in Support by Prison Legal News (Stewart, James) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

8

EXHIBIT A−5 Info Pack re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Brief in Support by Prison Legal News (Stewart, James) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

9

EXHIBIT A−6 Columbia re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Brief in Support by Prison Legal News (Stewart, James) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

10

EXHIBIT A−7 Ventura re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Brief in Support by Prison Legal News (Stewart, James) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

11

EXHIBIT A−8 Inmate Guide & Duties re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Brief in Support by Prison Legal News (Stewart, James) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

12

EXHIBIT A−9 Urban Institute re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Brief in Support by Prison Legal News (Stewart, James) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

14

EXHIBIT A−11 ICE Operations Manual re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Brief in Support by Prison Legal News (Stewart, James) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

15

EXHIBIT B−Declaration of John Clark re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Brief in Support by Prison Legal News (Stewart, James) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

16

EXHIBIT B−1 Resume of John Clark re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Brief in Support by Prison Legal News (Stewart, James) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

17

EXHIBIT B−2 Inmate Guide & Duties re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Brief in Support by Prison Legal News (Stewart, James) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

18

EXHIBIT C−PLN v. San Diego re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Brief in Support by Prison Legal News (Stewart, James) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

19

EXHIBIT D−PLN v.Lewis County re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Brief in Support by Prison Legal News (Stewart, James) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

20

EXHIBIT E−PLN v. Ventura re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Brief in Support by Prison Legal News (Stewart, James) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

21

EXHIBIT F−PLN v. Spokane County re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Brief in Support by Prison Legal News (Stewart, James) (Entered: 06/30/2015)

June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015

22

SUMMONS Issued for *Macomb County* (LHos) (Entered: 07/01/2015)

July 1, 2015

July 1, 2015

23

SUMMONS Issued for *Michelle Sanborn* (LHos) (Entered: 07/01/2015)

July 1, 2015

July 1, 2015

24

SUMMONS Issued for *Anthony M. Wickersham* (LHos) (Entered: 07/01/2015)

July 1, 2015

July 1, 2015

A United States Magistrate Judge of this Court is available to conduct all proceedings in this civil action in accordance with 28 U.S.C. 636c and FRCP 73. The Notice, Consent, and Reference of a Civil Action to a Magistrate Judge form is available for download at http://www.mied.uscourts.gov (LHos) (Entered: 07/01/2015)

July 1, 2015

July 1, 2015

25

NOTICE of Appearance by Sabarish Neelakanta on behalf of Prison Legal News. (Neelakanta, Sabarish) (Entered: 07/01/2015)

July 1, 2015

July 1, 2015

26

NOTICE of Appearance by Lance T. Weber on behalf of Prison Legal News. (Weber, Lance) (Entered: 07/01/2015)

July 1, 2015

July 1, 2015

27

STATEMENT of DISCLOSURE of CORPORATE AFFILIATIONS and FINANCIAL INTEREST by Prison Legal News (Stewart, James) (Entered: 07/02/2015)

July 2, 2015

July 2, 2015

28

NOTICE of Appearance by James E. Stewart on behalf of Prison Legal News. (Stewart, James) (Entered: 07/02/2015)

July 2, 2015

July 2, 2015

29

NOTICE of Appearance by Elizabeth Lamoste on behalf of Prison Legal News. (Lamoste, Elizabeth) (Entered: 07/02/2015)

July 2, 2015

July 2, 2015

30

CERTIFICATE of Service/Summons Returned Executed. Michelle Sanborn served on 7/2/2015, answer due 7/23/2015. (Lamoste, Elizabeth) (Entered: 07/02/2015)

July 2, 2015

July 2, 2015

31

CERTIFICATE of Service/Summons Returned Executed. Anthony M. Wickersham served on 7/2/2015, answer due 7/23/2015. (Lamoste, Elizabeth) (Entered: 07/02/2015)

July 2, 2015

July 2, 2015

32

CERTIFICATE of Service/Summons Returned Executed. Macomb County served on 7/2/2015, answer due 7/23/2015. (Lamoste, Elizabeth) (Entered: 07/02/2015)

July 2, 2015

July 2, 2015

33

CERTIFICATE of Service/Summons Returned Executed.. (Lamoste, Elizabeth) (Entered: 07/02/2015)

July 2, 2015

July 2, 2015

34

EXHIBIT B−Amended Declaration of John Clark re 15 Exhibit, 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Brief in Support by Prison Legal News (Lamoste, Elizabeth) (Entered: 07/06/2015)

July 6, 2015

July 6, 2015

36

RESPONSE to 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Brief in Support filed by Macomb County, Michelle Sanborn, Anthony M. Wickersham. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit Inmate Mail Duties, October 25, 2013, # 3 Exhibit Inmate Mail Duties, July 8, 2015) (Schapka, John) (Entered: 07/21/2015)

July 21, 2015

July 21, 2015

37

ANSWER to Complaint with Affirmative Defenses by Macomb County. (Schapka, John) (Entered: 07/21/2015)

July 21, 2015

July 21, 2015

38

NOTICE TO APPEAR: Status Conference set for 8/27/2015 10:00 AM before District Judge Avern Cohn (MVer) (Entered: 07/23/2015)

July 23, 2015

July 23, 2015

39

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: Daniel E. Manville appearing on behalf of Prison Legal News (Manville, Daniel) (Entered: 07/24/2015)

July 24, 2015

July 24, 2015

40

REPLY to Response re 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Brief in Support and Certificate of Service filed by Prison Legal News. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit 1−Prison Legal News v. County of San Diego, et al., # 3 Exhibit 2−Prison Legal News v. County of Ventura) (Lamoste, Elizabeth) (Entered: 08/07/2015)

Aug. 7, 2015

Aug. 7, 2015

41

RESPONSE to 35 MOTION to Dismiss In Lieu of Responsive Pleadings and Certificate of Service filed by Prison Legal News. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit 1−Johnson v. Wickersham et al. Order Adopting Report and Recommendation, # 3 Exhibit 2−Johnson v. Wickersham et al. Defendants Motion to Dismiss, # 4 Exhibit 3−Johnson v. Wickersham et al. Report and Recommendation) (Lamoste, Elizabeth) (Entered: 08/11/2015)

Aug. 11, 2015

Aug. 11, 2015

42

NOTICE OF HEARING on 35 MOTION to Dismiss In Lieu of Responsive Pleadings , 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Brief in Support . Motion Hearing set for 9/30/2015 02:00 PM before District Judge Avern Cohn (SCha) (Entered: 08/27/2015)

Aug. 27, 2015

Aug. 27, 2015

TEXT−ONLY ORDER TIME CHANGE ONLY re 42 Notice of Hearing on Motion,. HEARING WILL BE HELD ON THE SAME DATE BUT AT 10:00 A.M. Signed by District Judge Avern Cohn. (SCha) (Entered: 09/18/2015)

Sept. 18, 2015

Sept. 18, 2015

Minute Entry for proceedings before District Judge Avern Cohn: Motion Hearing held on 9/30/2015 re 35 MOTION to Dismiss In Lieu of Responsive Pleadings filed by Michelle Sanborn, Anthony M. Wickersham, 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Brief in Support filed by Prison Legal News (Court Reporter Sheri Ward) (SCha) (Entered: 09/30/2015)

Sept. 30, 2015

Sept. 30, 2015

43

ORDER DENYING WITHOUT PREJUDICE PLAINTIFFS MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION (Doc. 2) AND DEFENDANTS MOTION TO DISMISS (Doc. 35). Signed by District Judge Avern Cohn. (SCha) (Entered: 09/30/2015)

Sept. 30, 2015

Sept. 30, 2015

44

NOTICE TO APPEAR: Status Conference set for 1/7/2015 11:00 AM before District Judge Avern Cohn (MVer) (Entered: 12/17/2015)

Dec. 17, 2015

Dec. 17, 2015

45

NOTICE by Prison Legal News Plaintiff's Outline of Issues for January 7, 2016 Status Conference (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit A − Proposed Mail Policy, # 3 Exhibit B − Proposed Draft Consent Judgment) (Stewart, James) (Entered: 01/04/2016)

Jan. 4, 2016

Jan. 4, 2016

Minute Entry for proceedings before District Judge Avern Cohn: Status Conference held on 1/7/2016 (MVer) (Entered: 01/07/2016)

Jan. 7, 2016

Jan. 7, 2016

46

NOTICE TO APPEAR: Status Conference set for 3/10/2016 10:00 AM before District Judge Avern Cohn (MVer) (Entered: 02/19/2016)

Feb. 19, 2016

Feb. 19, 2016

47

NOTICE TO APPEAR: Status Conference is RESCHEDULED for 4/5/2016 11:00 AM before District Judge Avern Cohn (MVer) (Entered: 03/03/2016)

March 3, 2016

March 3, 2016

TEXT−ONLY NOTICE: Hearing on 3/10/2016 is Cancelled re 46 Notice to Appear (MVer) (Entered: 03/03/2016)

March 3, 2016

March 3, 2016

48

ORDER Bifurcating Claims and Setting Date for Final Pretrial Conference to 6/27/2016 at 10:00 a.m. Signed by District Judge Avern Cohn. (MVer) (Entered: 05/11/2016)

May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016

49

STIPULATED INJUNCTION Signed by District Judge Avern Cohn. (MVer) (Entered: 06/17/2016)

June 17, 2016

June 17, 2016

TEXT−ONLY ORDER re 48 Order. TIME CHANGE ONLY. FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT 11:00 A.M. (PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED FOR 10:00) ON JUNE 27, 2016. Signed by District Judge Avern Cohn. (MVer) (Entered: 06/24/2016)

June 24, 2016

June 24, 2016

Minute Entry for proceedings before District Judge Avern Cohn: Status Conference held on 6/27/2016 (MVer) (Entered: 06/27/2016)

June 27, 2016

June 27, 2016

50

SCHEDULING ORDER: Discovery due by 10/27/2016 Dispositive Motion Cut−off set for 11/28/2016 Final Pretrial Conference set for 2/28/2017 02:00 PM before District Judge Avern Cohn Signed by District Judge Avern Cohn. (Refer to image for additional dates) (MVer) (Entered: 06/27/2016)

June 27, 2016

June 27, 2016

51

ORDER EXTENDING TIME TO FILE DISPOSITIVE MOTIONS TO DECEMBER 28, 2016 Signed by District Judge Avern Cohn. (MVer) (Entered: 11/30/2016)

Nov. 30, 2016

Nov. 30, 2016

52

STIPULATED ORDER EXTENDING DISPOSITIVE MOTION CUT OFF TO JANUARY 11, 2017. Signed by District Judge Avern Cohn. (MVer) (Entered: 12/15/2016)

Dec. 15, 2016

Dec. 15, 2016

53

MOTION for Withdrawal of Attorney Lance Weber by Prison Legal News. (Weber, Lance) (Entered: 12/28/2016)

Dec. 28, 2016

Dec. 28, 2016

54

ORDER granting 53 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney.. Signed by District Judge Avern Cohn. (MVer) (Entered: 01/06/2017)

Jan. 6, 2017

Jan. 6, 2017

55

MOTION for Summary Judgment by Prison Legal News. (Neelakanta, Sabarish) (Entered: 01/11/2017)

Jan. 11, 2017

Jan. 11, 2017

56

INDEX of Exhibits re 55 MOTION for Summary Judgment by Prison Legal News (Neelakanta, Sabarish) (Entered: 01/11/2017)

Jan. 11, 2017

Jan. 11, 2017

57

STATEMENT of Material Facts by Prison Legal News (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Wickersham Dep, # 2 Exhibit Sanborn Dep, # 3 Exhibit Wickersham Irogs, # 4 Exhibit Zimmy Dep, # 5 Exhibit Darga Dep, # 6 Exhibit August 2013 Post, # 7 Exhibit Neelakanta Decl.) (Neelakanta, Sabarish) (Entered: 01/11/2017)

Jan. 11, 2017

Jan. 11, 2017

58

Notice of E−mail Delivery Failure as to attorney Elizabeth Lamoste. Bounced NEF for 57 Statement, 56 Exhibit Index, 53 MOTION for Withdrawal of Attorney Lance Weber, 52 Order, 54 Order on Motion to Withdraw as Attorney, 55 MOTION for Summary Judgment , 51 Order. (SSch) (Entered: 01/30/2017)

Jan. 30, 2017

Jan. 30, 2017

59

RESPONSE to 55 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Macomb County, Michelle Sanborn, Anthony M. Wickersham. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit 1 − Michelle Sanborn Deposition Transcript, # 3 Exhibit 2 − Death Investigation, # 4 Exhibit 3 − Autopsy/Toxicology Report, # 5 Exhibit 4 − GIU Report, # 6 Exhibit 5 − Anthony Wickersham Deposition Transcript) (Schapka, John) (Entered: 02/08/2017)

Feb. 8, 2017

Feb. 8, 2017

60

NOTICE OF HEARING on 55 MOTION for Summary Judgment . Motion Hearing set for 3/29/2017 02:00 PM before District Judge Avern Cohn (MVer) (Entered: 02/14/2017)

Feb. 14, 2017

Feb. 14, 2017

TEXT−ONLY NOTICE: Hearing on 2/28/2017 is Cancelled re 50 Final Pretrial Conference, (MVer) (Entered: 02/16/2017)

Feb. 16, 2017

Feb. 16, 2017

61

REPLY to Response re 55 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Prison Legal News. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit Unreported cases, # 3 Exhibit PLN First Set of RFPDs) (Neelakanta, Sabarish) (Entered: 02/22/2017)

Feb. 22, 2017

Feb. 22, 2017

62

NOTICE OF HEARING on 55 MOTION for Summary Judgment . Motion Hearing IS RESCHEDULED for 5/10/2017 02:00 PM before District Judge Avern Cohn (MVer) (Entered: 03/22/2017)

March 22, 2017

March 22, 2017

TEXT−ONLY NOTICE: Hearing on 5/10/2017 is Cancelled re 62 Notice of Hearing on Motion (MVer) (Entered: 05/04/2017)

May 4, 2017

May 4, 2017

63

NOTICE OF HEARING on 55 MOTION for Summary Judgment . Motion Hearing RESCHEDULED for 6/7/2017 02:00 PM before District Judge Avern Cohn (MVer) (Entered: 05/04/2017)

May 4, 2017

May 4, 2017

64

RESPONSE to 55 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Macomb County, Michelle Sanborn, Anthony M. Wickersham. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit Defendants Response to Admissions Request, # 3 Exhibit Macomb County Inmate Guide) (Schapka, John) Modified on 5/21/2017 (LHos).[DOCUMENT ENTITLED STATEMENT OF MATERIAL FACTS IN SUPPORT OF OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT] (Entered: 05/19/2017)

May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017

Minute Entry for proceedings before District Judge Avern Cohn: Motion Hearing held on 6/7/2017 re 55 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Prison Legal News Disposition: Motion taken under advisement (Court Reporter: Sheri Ward) (MVer) (Entered: 06/07/2017)

June 7, 2017

June 7, 2017

65

NOTICE TO APPEAR: Bench Trial set for 8/2/2017 10:00 AM before District Judge Avern Cohn (MVer) (Entered: 06/07/2017)

June 7, 2017

June 7, 2017

67

NOTICE TO APPEAR: Status Conference set for 7/17/2017 10:00 AM before District Judge Avern Cohn (MVer) (Entered: 06/13/2017)

June 13, 2017

June 13, 2017

68

TRIAL BRIEF on Damages by Prison Legal News (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Summary of Censored Mail Items, # 2 Exhibit Total Censored Items) (Neelakanta, Sabarish) (Entered: 07/14/2017)

July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017

69

PETITION for Attorney Fees by Prison Legal News. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Decl. of James Stewart, # 2 Exhibit Decl. of Sabarish Neelakanta, # 3 Exhibit Decl. of Bruce E.H. Johnson, # 4 Exhibit Decl. of Daniel Manville) (Neelakanta, Sabarish) (Entered: 07/14/2017)

July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017

Minute Entry for proceedings before District Judge Avern Cohn: Status Conference held on 7/17/2017 (MVer) (Entered: 07/17/2017)

July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017

TEXT−ONLY NOTICE: Bench Trial on 8/2/2017 is Cancelled re 65 Notice to Appear (MVer) (Entered: 07/27/2017)

July 27, 2017

July 27, 2017

70

NOTICE TO APPEAR: Status Conference set for 9/5/2017 10:00 AM before District Judge Avern Cohn (MVer) (Entered: 07/27/2017)

July 27, 2017

July 27, 2017

Minute Entry for proceedings before District Judge Avern Cohn: Telephonic Status Conference held on 9/5/2017 (MVer) (Entered: 09/05/2017)

Sept. 5, 2017

Sept. 5, 2017

71

NOTICE TO APPEAR: Status Conference set for 10/5/2017 10:00 AM before District Judge Avern Cohn (MVer) (Entered: 09/05/2017)

Sept. 5, 2017

Sept. 5, 2017

72

STIPULATED ORDER DISMISSING CASE Signed by District Judge Avern Cohn. (Attachments: # 1 Attachment − Stipulated Injunction) (MVer) (Entered: 10/10/2017)

Oct. 10, 2017

Oct. 10, 2017

66

ORDER denying 55 Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by District Judge Avern Cohn. (MVer)

June 13, 2017

June 13, 2017

RECAP

Case Details

State / Territory: Michigan

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Prison Legal News

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 30, 2015

Closing Date: 2017

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Prison Legal News, a nonprofit corporation focused on public education, prisoner education, advocacy, and outreach in support of the rights of prisoners and in furtherance of basic human rights.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Legal Services/Legal Aid

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Macomb County (Macomb), County

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Equal Protection

Freedom of speech/association

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 2016 - None

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Preliminary relief denied

Issues

General:

Mail

Type of Facility:

Government-run