Case: Shoatz v. Wetzel

2:13-cv-00657 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: May 8, 2013

Closed Date: 2016

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

On May 8, 2013, a prisoner in Pennsylvania's state prisons filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiff sued the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections as well as the superintendents of SCI-Greene and SCI-Mahanoy under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiff asked the court for both injunctive relief and damages, alleging that the defendants violated the plaintiff's Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment …

On May 8, 2013, a prisoner in Pennsylvania's state prisons filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiff sued the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections as well as the superintendents of SCI-Greene and SCI-Mahanoy under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Represented by private counsel, the plaintiff asked the court for both injunctive relief and damages, alleging that the defendants violated the plaintiff's Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment rights by keeping him in solitary confinement for 22 consecutive years.

The parties initiated discovery. On July 3, 2013, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss. After numerous extensions for replies, the parties set a date for mediation on October 30, 2013. The mediation was unsuccessful.

On January 27, 2014, Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy denied defendants' motion to dismiss. Judge Eddy held that the plaintiff's complaint alleged sufficiently plausible facts on both his Eighth Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment claims. Specifically, the plaintiff plausibly asserted that the conditions of his confinement caused severe physical and mental distress and that the defendants not only knew about his suffering, but were deliberately indifferent to it. His Fourteenth Amendment claim was not barred by claim preclusion from prior litigation challenging his solitary confinement because of new circumstances and the extended duration of the confinement. Further, the administration violated his procedural due process rights by failing to give him adequate information for why he was being kept in solitary confinement. 2014 WL 294988 (W.D. Pa. Jan. 27, 2014).

The parties continued discovery for the next ten months. On November 21, 2014, the plaintiff filed an amended complaint.

On July 15, 2015, the plaintiff filed a motion for summary judgment. On August 6, 2015, the defendants filed their own motion for summary judgment. After numerous extensions for responses to the summary judgment motions, Judge Eddy issued her opinion on February 12, 2016, denying both motions. She held that there were material issues of fact on both the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment claims to warrant a jury trial. 2016 WL 595337 (Feb. 12, 2016).

On May 10, 2015, the parties engaged in successful mediation and reached a settlement-in-principle.The Department of Corrections agreed to not place the plaintiff back in solitary confinement due to his prior disciplinary record or activities, to provide a single cell (and not have to share it for the rest of his life), to provide him with full mental health evaluation, and pay a monetary settlement. On July 25, 2016, Judge Eddy approved the stipulation of voluntary dismissal and the case was dismissed with prejudice. (https://abolitionistlawcenter.org/2016/07/11/media-release-settlement-reached-in-shoatz-v-wetzel/)

During the period of mediation, the Department of Justice announced that it was closing an investigation against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections for its use of solitary confinement. The PDOC stipulated that it would ensure that prisoners are not sent to solitary confinement, expand mental health classification processes and streamline mental health care delivery, provide more mental health training to staff, and offer more out-of-cell activities for prisoners in solitary confinement. The DOJ letter also indicated that PDOC would commit to ensuring that all inmates with a serious mental health condition either present or in the past would be diverted to treatment units, reduce use of restraints, improve mental health staffing and recordkeeping, expand commitment units, better identify prisoners with intellectual disabilities, and improve quality assurance processes. (DOJ letter)

No further activity has appeared on the docket. Presumably the case is closed.

Summary Authors

Craig Streit (9/25/2016)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4374225/parties/shoatz-v-wetzel/


Judge(s)

Eddy, Cynthia Reed (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Burt, Stefanie Lepore (Pennsylvania)

Engel, Harold (Maryland)

Etter, Richard L (Pennsylvania)

Grote, Bret D. (Pennsylvania)

Gupta, Vanita (District of Columbia)

Hickton, David J. (Pennsylvania)

McDaniel, Dustin (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bradley, Scott A. (Pennsylvania)

Friedline, Mary Lynch (Pennsylvania)

Judge(s)

Eddy, Cynthia Reed (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Burt, Stefanie Lepore (Pennsylvania)

Engel, Harold (Maryland)

Etter, Richard L (Pennsylvania)

Grote, Bret D. (Pennsylvania)

Gupta, Vanita (District of Columbia)

Hickton, David J. (Pennsylvania)

McDaniel, Dustin (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bradley, Scott A. (Pennsylvania)

Friedline, Mary Lynch (Pennsylvania)

Warshafsky, Yana L. (Pennsylvania)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Kovalik, Daniel (Pennsylvania)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Shoatz v. Wetzl

July 25, 2016 Docket
1

Complaint

Shoatz v. Wetzl

May 8, 2013 Complaint
29

Memorandum Opinion and Order

2014 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 9386

Jan. 27, 2014 Order/Opinion
50

First Amended Complaint

Nov. 21, 2014 Complaint
87

Memorandum Opinion and Order

2016 WL 595337, 2016 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 17515

Feb. 12, 2016 Order/Opinion

Justice Department Closes Investigation After Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Takes Significant Steps to Reform its Use of Solitary Confinement

CRIPA investigation of Cresson and Penn. DOC

No Court

April 14, 2016 Press Release

Closing Letter Re: Investigation of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections' Use of Solitary Confinement on Prisoners with Serious Mental Illness and/or Intellectual Disabilities

CRIPA investigation of Cresson and Penn. DOC

No Court

April 14, 2016 Correspondence

Resources

Title Description External URL

Shoatz v. Wetzel

Abolitionist Law Center

Russell Maroon Shoatz is 70-years-old and was locked in solitary confinement at various state prisons for 22 consecutive years, and nearly 30 years non-consecutively. Shoatz is a father, grandfather,… Feb. 12, 2016 https://abolitionistlawcenter.org/our-work/completed-cases/shoatz-v-wetzel/

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4374225/shoatz-v-wetzel/

Last updated May 12, 2022

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against LOUIS S. FOLINO, JOHN KERESTES, JOHN E. WETZEL (Filing fee, including Administrative fee, $400, receipt number 0315-2780406), filed by RUSSELL SHOATZ. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons for John E. Wetzel, # 3 Summons for Louis S. Folino, # 4 Summons for John Kerestes) (ksa) (Entered: 05/08/2013)

May 8, 2013 RECAP
1

COMPLAINT against LOUIS S. FOLINO, JOHN KERESTES, JOHN E. WETZEL (Filing fee, including Administrative fee, $400, receipt number 0315−2780406), filed by RUSSELL SHOATZ. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons for John E. Wetzel, # 3 Summons for Louis S. Folino, # 4 Summons for John Kerestes) (ksa) (Entered: 05/08/2013)

May 8, 2013
2

NOTICE of Appearance by Stefanie A. Lepore on behalf of RUSSELL SHOATZ. (Lepore, Stefanie) (Entered: 05/09/2013)

May 9, 2013 PACER

Summons Issued as to *LOUIS S. FOLINO, JOHN KERESTES, JOHN E. WETZEL* (ksa) (Entered: 05/08/2013)

May 8, 2013
2

NOTICE of Appearance by Stefanie A. Lepore on behalf of RUSSELL SHOATZ. (Lepore, Stefanie) (Entered: 05/09/2013)

May 9, 2013
3

Notice of Appearance

May 9, 2013 PACER
3

NOTICE of Appearance by Dustin McDaniel on behalf of RUSSELL SHOATZ. (McDaniel, Dustin) (Entered: 05/09/2013)

May 9, 2013
4

Notice of Appearance

May 30, 2013 PACER
4

NOTICE of Appearance by Scott A. Bradley on behalf of LOUIS S. FOLINO, JOHN KERESTES, JOHN E. WETZEL. (Bradley, Scott) (Entered: 05/30/2013)

May 30, 2013
5

Waiver of Service Executed

June 3, 2013 PACER
5

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by RUSSELL SHOATZ. JOHN E. WETZEL waiver sent on 5/8/2013, answer due 7/8/2013. (Lepore, Stefanie) (Entered: 06/03/2013)

June 3, 2013
6

Waiver of Service Executed

June 3, 2013 PACER
7

Waiver of Service Executed

June 3, 2013 PACER
6

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by RUSSELL SHOATZ. LOUIS S. FOLINO waiver sent on 5/8/2013, answer due 7/8/2013. (Lepore, Stefanie) (Entered: 06/03/2013)

June 3, 2013
8

Order

June 4, 2013 RECAP
7

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by RUSSELL SHOATZ. JOHN KERESTES waiver sent on 5/8/2013, answer due 7/8/2013. (Lepore, Stefanie) (Entered: 06/03/2013)

June 3, 2013
8

ORDER : Rule 26 Meeting to be conducted on or before 6/21/2013. Willingness to proceed before Magistrate Judge due by 6/21/2013. A Case Management Conference has been scheduled for 7/9/2013 at 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 6/4/2013. (jlh ) (Entered: 06/04/2013)

June 4, 2013
9

Consent to Trial/Jurisdiction by US Magistrate Judge OR District Judge Option

June 18, 2013 PACER
9

CONSENT to Trial/Jurisdiction by US Magistrate Judge by LOUIS S. FOLINO, JOHN KERESTES, JOHN E. WETZEL. (Bradley, Scott) (Entered: 06/18/2013)

June 18, 2013
10

Consent to Trial/Jurisdiction by US Magistrate Judge OR District Judge Option

June 18, 2013 PACER
11

Proposed Discovery Plan

June 21, 2013 PACER
10

CONSENT to Trial/Jurisdiction by US Magistrate Judge by RUSSELL SHOATZ. (Lepore, Stefanie) (Entered: 06/18/2013)

June 18, 2013
11

PROPOSED DISCOVERY PLAN pursuant to Rule 26(f) by RUSSELL SHOATZ. (Lepore, Stefanie) (Entered: 06/21/2013)

June 21, 2013
12

Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim

July 3, 2013 PACER
12

MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM by LOUIS S. FOLINO, JOHN KERESTES, JOHN E. WETZEL. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Bradley, Scott) (Entered: 07/03/2013)

July 3, 2013
13

Brief in Support of Motion

July 3, 2013 RECAP
14

Notice of Appearance

July 8, 2013 PACER
13

BRIEF in Support re 12 Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim filed by LOUIS S. FOLINO, JOHN KERESTES, JOHN E. WETZEL. (Bradley, Scott) (Entered: 07/03/2013)

July 3, 2013
14

NOTICE of Appearance by Daniel M. Kovalik on behalf of RUSSELL SHOATZ. (Kovalik, Daniel) (Entered: 07/08/2013)

July 8, 2013
15

Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply

July 9, 2013 PACER
16

Case Management Conference

July 9, 2013 PACER

ORDER : The 7/9/2013 Case Management Conference has been continued until 8/13/2013 at 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 7/9/2013. Text−only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text−only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (jlh ) (Entered: 07/09/2013)

July 9, 2013
17

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply

July 9, 2013 PACER
15

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 13 Brief in Support of Motion, 12 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM by RUSSELL SHOATZ. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Kovalik, Daniel) (Entered: 07/09/2013)

July 9, 2013
18

Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice

July 31, 2013 PACER
16

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy: Case Management Conference held on 7/9/2013. Conference continued until August 13, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. (Court Reporter: none) (bsc) (Entered: 07/09/2013)

July 9, 2013
17

ORDER granting 15 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response to 12 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM. Plaintiff shall file his Response in opposition on or before 9/3/2013. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 07/09/2013. (bsc) (Entered: 07/09/2013)

July 9, 2013
19

Errata

July 31, 2013 PACER
18

MOTION for attorney Harold J. Engel to Appear Pro Hac Vice, (Filing fee $40, Receipt # 0315−2873472) by RUSSELL SHOATZ. (Engel, Harold) (Entered: 07/31/2013)

July 31, 2013
20

Proposed Case Management Order

Aug. 20, 2013 PACER
21

Case Management Order

Aug. 21, 2013 PACER
19

Errata re 18 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice by RUSSELL SHOATZ. Reason for Correction: Failed to attach additional documents. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Proposed Order) (Engel, Harold) (Entered: 07/31/2013)

July 31, 2013
22

Status Report

Sept. 4, 2013 PACER

ORDER granting 18 Motion for Harold J. Engel to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 08/01/2013. Text−only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text−only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (Eddy, Cynthia) (Entered: 08/01/2013)

Aug. 1, 2013

Text Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy: Case Management Conference held on 8/13/2013. The parties are to file a revised proposed Case Management Order on or before August 16, 2013. (Court Reporter: none) Text−only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text−only entry constitutes a Minute of the Court or Notice on the matter. (bsc) (Entered: 08/13/2013)

Aug. 13, 2013
23

Brief in Opposition to Motion

Sept. 17, 2013 RECAP

Set Response: Plaintiff's Response to Motion to Dismiss 12 shall be filed on or before 9/30/2013. Defendants may file a Reply to the Response on or before October 21, 2013. (bsc) (Entered: 08/13/2013)

Aug. 13, 2013
24

Reply to Response to Motion

Oct. 21, 2013 PACER
20

Joint Proposed Case Management Order by RUSSELL SHOATZ. (Kovalik, Daniel) Modified on 8/21/2013 to add additional docket text. (ksa) (Entered: 08/20/2013)

Aug. 20, 2013
25

Motion to Amend/Correct

Nov. 4, 2013 PACER
21

CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER: Amended Pleadings due by 10/17/2013. Joinder of Parties due by 10/17/2013. Discovery due by 12/13/2013. Plaintiffs Expert Reports due by 1/13/2014. Defendants Expert Reports due by 2/13/2014. Expert Depositions to be completed by 3/13/2014. Summary Judgment due by 4/13/2014. Response to Summary Judgment due by 5/13/2014. Post−discovery/ Settlement Conference scheduled for 1/6/2014 at 10:00 AM in Room 10160 before Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 8/21/13. (jlh) (Entered: 08/21/2013)

Aug. 21, 2013
26

Proposed Case Management Order

Nov. 8, 2013 PACER
22

STATUS REPORT by LOUIS S. FOLINO, JOHN KERESTES, JOHN E. WETZEL. (Bradley, Scott) (Entered: 09/04/2013)

Sept. 4, 2013
27

Case Management Order

Nov. 12, 2013 PACER

Set/Reset Hearings: A mediation conference is scheduled in this case for October 30, 2013 at 10:00 AM, in Courtroom 9A. Prior to the mediation, Plaintiff's counsel is to advise the court whether Plaintiff intends to appear at the mediation via video conferencing so necessary arrangements can be made. (kcc) (Entered: 09/06/2013)

Sept. 6, 2013
28

Notice of Appearance

Dec. 18, 2013 PACER
23

BRIEF in Opposition re 12 Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim filed by RUSSELL SHOATZ. (Lepore, Stefanie) (Entered: 09/17/2013)

Sept. 17, 2013
29

MEMORANDUM OPINION and ORDER denying 12 Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 1/27/2014. (bsc)

Jan. 27, 2014 RECAP
24

REPLY re 23 Brief in Opposition to Motion filed by LOUIS S. FOLINO, JOHN KERESTES, JOHN E. WETZEL. (Bradley, Scott) Modified on 10/22/2013 to edit docket text. (ksa) (Entered: 10/21/2013)

Oct. 21, 2013
30

Motion for Extension of Time to File Answer

Feb. 10, 2014 PACER
31

Answer to Complaint

Feb. 20, 2014 PACER
25

Unopposed MOTION to Amend/Correct 21 Scheduling Order and Extend Time to Complete Discovery by RUSSELL SHOATZ. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Proposed Order) (Lepore, Stefanie) Modified on 11/5/2013 to add document linkage and ERROR: MULTIPLE RELIEF DOCUMENT FILED AS ONE RELIEF; RE−FILED BY COURT. (ksa) (Entered: 11/04/2013)

Nov. 4, 2013
32

Status Report

Feb. 24, 2014 PACER

TEXT NOTICE. Counsel are advised that the Court has scheduled a telephone status conference in this case for Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 11:30 am. Plaintiff's counsel shall initiate the call and have Defendant's counsel on the line before calling into chambers − 412−208−7490. Text−only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text−only entry constitutes the Court's order or notice on the matter. (bsc) Modified on 11/5/2013 to add text−only info. (ksa) (Entered: 11/04/2013)

Nov. 4, 2013
33

Motion to Amend/Correct

March 13, 2014 PACER

MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by RUSSELL SHOATZ. (Filed with document 25 ) (ksa) (Entered: 11/05/2013)

Nov. 4, 2013

ORDER granting 25 Motion to Amend/Correct Scheduling Order. The parties are further ORDERED to file a Proposed Joint Amended Case Management Order on or before 10:00 AM on 11/12/2013. The telephone status conference scheduled for 11/12/2013 will take place as previously ordered. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 11/5/2013. Text−only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text−only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (Eddy, Cynthia) (Entered: 11/05/2013)

Nov. 5, 2013
34

Order on Motion to Amend/Correct

March 15, 2014 PACER

CLERK'S OFFICE QUALITY CONTROL MESSAGE re 25 Motion to Amend/Correct. ERROR: Document incorrectly linked. CORRECTION: Linked to appropriate document. This message is for informational purposes only. CLERK'S OFFICE QUALITY CONTROL MESSAGE. ERROR: MULTIPLE Relief Motion Filed as One Relief. CORRECTION: Attorney Lepore advised in future that Motions of this nature are to be filed using the Motion Event and clicking on all the reliefs sought in said motion. Clerk of Court added/docketed Motion to Extend Time to Complete Discovery. This message is for informational purposes only. (ksa) (Entered: 11/05/2013)

Nov. 5, 2013
35

Motion to Amend/Correct

May 12, 2014 PACER
26

JOINT Amended Proposed Case Management Order by RUSSELL SHOATZ. (Etter, Richard) Modified on 11/13/2013 to add additional docket text. (ksa) (Entered: 11/08/2013)

Nov. 8, 2013
36

Case Management Order

May 12, 2014 PACER
37

Motion to Amend/Correct

July 1, 2014 PACER
27

AMENDED CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER: Amended Pleadings due by 1/15/2014. Fact Discovery due by 3/13/2014. Expert Discovery to be completed by 6/13/2014. Plaintiff's Expert Reports due by 4/14/2014. Defendants' Expert Reports due by 5/14/2014. Summary Judgment due by 7/14/2014. Response to Summary Judgment due by 8/13/2014. Post−discovery status/settlement Conference set for 4/8/2014 10:00 AM in Courtroom 10A before Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 11/12/13. (bsc) (Entered: 11/12/2013)

Nov. 12, 2013

TEXT Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy: Telephone Status Conference held on 11/12/2013. An Amended Case Management Order will be entered. Discovery is NOT stayed during the pendency of the Motion to Dismiss. (Court Reporter: none) Text−only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text−only entry constitutes a Minute of the Court or Notice on the matter. (bsc) (Entered: 11/12/2013)

Nov. 12, 2013
38

Order on Motion to Amend/Correct

July 2, 2014 PACER
28

NOTICE of Appearance by Bret Grote on behalf of RUSSELL SHOATZ. (Grote, Bret) (Entered: 12/18/2013)

Dec. 18, 2013
39

Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery

July 31, 2014 PACER
40

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery

Aug. 1, 2014 PACER
29

MEMORANDUM OPINION and ORDER denying 12 Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 1/27/2014. (bsc) (Entered: 01/27/2014)

Jan. 27, 2014
41

Notice of Appearance

Oct. 2, 2014 PACER
30

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, filed by RUSSELL SHOATZ by LOUIS S. FOLINO, JOHN KERESTES, JOHN E. WETZEL. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Bradley, Scott) (Entered: 02/10/2014)

Feb. 10, 2014

TEXT ORDER granting 30 Defendants' Motion for Extension of Time to Answer Complaint. Defendants' Answer shall be filed on or before February 20, 2014. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 2/10/2014. Text−only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text−only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (bsc) (Entered: 02/10/2014)

Feb. 10, 2014
42

Motion for Protective Order

Oct. 15, 2014 PACER
43

Motion to Amend/Correct

Oct. 16, 2014 PACER
31

ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by LOUIS S. FOLINO, JOHN KERESTES, JOHN E. WETZEL. (Bradley, Scott) (Entered: 02/20/2014)

Feb. 20, 2014

TEXT ORDER. Counsel are reminded of the deadlines established in the Amended Case Management Order 27 : Fact Discovery due by 3/13/2014. Expert Discovery to be completed by 6/13/2014. Plaintiff's Expert Reports due by 4/14/2014. Defendants' Expert Reports due by 5/14/2014. Summary Judgment due by 7/14/2014. Response to Summary Judgment due by 8/13/2014. Post−discovery status/settlement Conference set for 4/8/2014 10:00 AM in Courtroom 10A before Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 2/21/2014. Text−only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text−only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (bsc) (Entered: 02/21/2014)

Feb. 21, 2014
45

Brief in Support of Motion

Oct. 16, 2014 PACER
32

STATUS REPORT by LOUIS S. FOLINO, JOHN KERESTES, JOHN E. WETZEL. (Bradley, Scott) (Entered: 02/24/2014)

Feb. 24, 2014
44

Order on Motion to Amend/Correct

Oct. 17, 2014 PACER
33

MOTION to Amend/Correct 27 Case Management Order, by RUSSELL SHOATZ. (Attachments: # 1 Scheduling Motion Certificate, # 2 Proposed Order #1, # 3 Proposed Order #2) (Burt, Stefanie) (Entered: 03/13/2014)

March 13, 2014
46

Reply Brief

Oct. 20, 2014 PACER

MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by RUSSELL SHOATZ. (Filed with document 33 ) (ksa) (Entered: 03/14/2014)

March 13, 2014
47

Notice of Appearance

Oct. 21, 2014 PACER

CLERK'S OFFICE QUALITY CONTROL MESSAGE re 33 Motion to Amend/Correct. ERROR: MULTIPLE Relief Motion Filed as One Relief. CORRECTION: Attorney Burt advised in future that Motions of this nature are to be filed using the Motion Event and clicking on all the reliefs sought in said motion. Clerk of Court added/docketed Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery. This message is for informational purposes only. (ksa) (Entered: 03/14/2014)

March 14, 2014
48

Reply to Response to Motion

Oct. 21, 2014 PACER
34

JOINT AMENDED CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER granting 33 Motion to Amend/Correct & Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery. Discovery due by 5/12/2014. Plaintiff's Expert Reports due by 6/12/2014, Defendants' Expert Reports due by 6/26/2014, Expert Depositions to be completed by 7/3/2014. Summary Judgment due by 8/29/2014, Response to Summary Judgment due by 9/26/2014. Status Conference set for 5/16/2014 10:00 AM in Courtroom 10A before Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy. Signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Reed Eddy on 3/15/2014. (bsc) (Entered: 03/15/2014)

March 15, 2014
49

Order on Motion for Protective Order

Oct. 21, 2014 PACER
35

MOTION to Amend/Correct 34 Scheduling Order , MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by RUSSELL SHOATZ. (Attachments: # 1 PROPOSED JOINT AMENDED CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER, # 2 Proposed Order) (Burt, Stefanie) Modified on 5/13/2014 document linkage corrected. Document linked to document 34 . (ksa) (Entered: 05/12/2014)

May 12, 2014
50

Amended Complaint

Nov. 21, 2014 RECAP

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Solitary confinement

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 8, 2013

Closing Date: 2016

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A Pennsylvania state prisoner who alleges that his 22 years in solitary confinement violated his 8th and 14th Amendment rights.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (Mechanicsburg, Cumberland), State

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (Frackville, Schuylkill), State

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (Waynesburg, Greene), State

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Non-settlement Outcome

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Voluntary Dismissal

Issues

General:

Administrative segregation

Conditions of confinement

Disciplinary segregation

Solitary confinement/Supermax (conditions or process)

Medical/Mental Health:

Mental health care, general

Untreated pain

Type of Facility:

Government-run