Case: Davis v. Baldwin

3:16-cv-00600 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Filed Date: June 2, 2016

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

On June 2, 2016, a group of prisoners of the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) filed this class-action lawsuit against the IDOC in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201. Represented by the Uptown People's Law Center and private counsel, the plaintiffs alleged that the IDOC housed them in “extreme isolation,” which the plaintiffs defined as segregation from the mainstream prisoner population…

On June 2, 2016, a group of prisoners of the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) filed this class-action lawsuit against the IDOC in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201. Represented by the Uptown People's Law Center and private counsel, the plaintiffs alleged that the IDOC housed them in “extreme isolation,” which the plaintiffs defined as segregation from the mainstream prisoner population. During isolation, they claimed that they were involuntarily confined to their cells for upwards of 22 to 24 hours a day. This, they alleged, violated the Eighth Amendment and the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as class-action certification.

On August 22, 2016, the IDOC moved to dismiss this case for failure to state a claim and lack of jurisdiction. The court (Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams) denied the motion on March 10, 2017. The court explained that the plaintiffs had alleged they were deprived of human contact, food, and sanitary living conditions, and that the defendant was aware of the conditions because the plaintiffs had filed grievances. In addition, the court found that the plaintiffs adequately pled that they had not been allowed to challenge the defendant's decision to isolate them. 2017 WL 951406. The parties then engaged in discovery.

The case was re-assigned to Magistrate Judge Mark A. Beatty on January 8, 2019.

The plaintiffs filed for class certification on September 6, 2019 and the oral argument occurred on July 16, 2020. Accordingly, on June 14, 2021, the court granted the motion for class certification, defining the class as: “All prisoners who are now or will be incarcerated in adult correctional facilities by the Illinois Department of Corrections and thus who are at risk of being subjected to extreme isolation or who are currently subjected to extreme isolation.”

Magistrate Judge Beatty detailed factual findings on the extreme isolation individuals in segregation experienced, overbroad administrative detention placement, dangerous conditions, and physical and verbal abuse by officers. The court then addressed the defendants’ claims that Rasho v. Walker, another class action in the Central District of Illinois, would subsume the claims here. The court found that the two classes were substantially different because Rasho concerned inadequate mental health treatment. Additionally, the plaintiffs satisfied the class action numerosity, commonality, typicality, and adequacy of representation requirements. Specifically, common questions existed with respect to their conditions of confinement claim, whether segregation in the IDOC gives rise to a protected liberty interest, the procedural protections afforded to individuals sent to both disciplinary and administrative detention.

The case is ongoing.

Summary Authors

Gloria Han (1/22/2017)

Elizabeth Heise (10/25/2018)

Alex Moody (4/10/2020)

Lily Sawyer-Kaplan (8/31/2021)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4264887/parties/davis-v-baldwin/


Judge(s)

Beatty, Mark A. (Illinois)

Williams, Stephen C. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Anderson, Kimball Richard (Illinois)

Corbett, Ross J. (Illinois)

Cornwell, Joanna Frances (Illinois)

DalSanto, Matthew R. (Illinois)

Gebhardt, Shawn J. (Illinois)

Lawson, Cara (Illinois)

Mazur, Elizabeth N (Illinois)

Mills, Alan S. (Illinois)

Judge(s)

Beatty, Mark A. (Illinois)

Williams, Stephen C. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Anderson, Kimball Richard (Illinois)

Corbett, Ross J. (Illinois)

Cornwell, Joanna Frances (Illinois)

DalSanto, Matthew R. (Illinois)

Gebhardt, Shawn J. (Illinois)

Lawson, Cara (Illinois)

Mazur, Elizabeth N (Illinois)

Mills, Alan S. (Illinois)

Ramirez, Alyssa Elena (Illinois)

Schult, Nicole (Illinois)

Smith, Reid (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bautista, Laura K. (Illinois)

Caplan, Gary Steven (Illinois)

Cook, Lisa A. (Illinois)

Fanning, Robert L. (Illinois)

Jennings, Melissa A. (Illinois)

Patel, Ayesha (Illinois)

Poe, Adam J. (Illinois)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Donelson, Charles (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Aug. 30, 2021 Docket
1

Class Action Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Davis et al v. Baldwin

Jan. 22, 2017 Complaint
71

Memorandum and Order

2017 WL 951406

March 10, 2017 Order/Opinion
173

Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification

Sept. 6, 2019 Pleading / Motion / Brief
230

Memorandum and Order

2021 WL 2414640

June 14, 2021 Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL

Davis v. Jeffreys

Uptown People's Law Center

In June 2016, UPLC brought a case against the Illinois Department of Corrections on behalf of six prisoners who were facing or had faced, extreme isolation in Illinois prisons. These individuals had … June 14, 2021 https://www.uplcchicago.org/what-we-do/prison/davis.html

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4264887/davis-v-baldwin/

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
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COMPLAINT against John Baldwin ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0754-2954086.), filed by Percell Dansberry, Jerome Jones, Henry Davis, Aaron Fillmore, Douglas Coleman, Deshawn Gardner. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons)(Anderson, Kimball) (Entered: 06/02/2016)

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2 Summons

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June 2, 2016 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Kimball R. Anderson on behalf of Douglas Coleman, Percell Dansberry, Henry Davis, Aaron Fillmore, Deshawn Gardner, Jerome Jones (Anderson, Kimball) (Entered: 06/02/2016)

June 2, 2016 PACER
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Notice of Judge Assignment. Chief Judge Michael J. Reagan assigned. All future documents must bear case number 16-600-MJR. If the parties consent to Magistrate Judge assignment, the consent form with instruction is attached for your convenience. (slh) (Entered: 06/03/2016)

June 3, 2016 PACER
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ORDER REFERRING CASE TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE. Plaintiffs are prisoners in the custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections. Represented by counsel, they bring this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983, on behalf of themselves and other similarly situated inmates, and have prepaid the $400 filing fee. Each of the named Plaintiffs is or has been incarcerated at Lawrence or Menard Correctional Center under conditions they describe as "extreme isolation." They allege that the conditions of their confinement in administrative segregation violate their Eighth Amendment rights, and that they have suffered a deprivation of a liberty interest without due process, in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment. They seek class action certification, and declaratory and injunctive relief. Under 28 U.S.C. ยง 1915A, the Court is required to conduct a prompt threshold review of the complaint. Accepting Plaintiffs' allegations as true, the Court finds that Plaintiffs have articulated a colorable federal cause of action against Defendant for violations of their constitutional rights. Accordingly, pursuant to Local Rule 72.1(a)(2), this action is REFERRED to United States Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams for further pre-trial proceedings. Further, this entire matter shall be REFERRED to United States Magistrate Judge Williams for disposition, pursuant to Local Rule 72.2(b)(2) and 28 U.S.C. ยง 636(c), if all parties consent to such a referral. Counsel for Plaintiffs may initiate service without further delay. Defendant is ORDERED to timely file an appropriate responsive pleading to the complaint and shall not waive filing a reply pursuant to 42 U.S.C. ยง 1997e(g). Signed by Chief Judge Michael J. Reagan on 6/7/2016. (tjk)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 06/07/2016)

June 7, 2016 PACER
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CONSENT/NON-CONSENT TO U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE - sealed pending receipt from all parties. (Anderson, Kimball) Unsealed on 7/12/2016 (slh). (Entered: 06/07/2016)

June 7, 2016 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Alan S. Mills on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Mills, Alan) (Entered: 06/07/2016)

June 7, 2016 PACER
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Summons Issued as to John Baldwin. (slh) (Entered: 06/16/2016)

June 16, 2016 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Robert L. Fanning on behalf of John Baldwin (Fanning, Robert) (Entered: 06/29/2016)

June 29, 2016 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Laura K. Bautista on behalf of John Baldwin (Bautista, Laura) (Entered: 06/29/2016)

June 29, 2016 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Adam J. Poe on behalf of John Baldwin (Poe, Adam) (Entered: 06/29/2016)

June 29, 2016 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Ayesha Patel on behalf of John Baldwin (Patel, Ayesha) (Entered: 06/29/2016)

June 29, 2016 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Attorney Joanna Frances Cornwell $200 fee paid,receipt number 0754-2977668 by on behalf of Douglas Coleman, Percell Dansberry, Henry Davis, Aaron Fillmore, Deshawn Gardner, Jerome Jones. (Cornwell, Joanna) (Entered: 06/30/2016)

June 30, 2016 PACER
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ORDER granting 12 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Attorney Joanna F. Cornwell on behalf of Plaintiffs. (slh)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 07/01/2016)

July 1, 2016 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by John Baldwin. (Fanning, Robert) (Entered: 07/08/2016)

July 8, 2016 PACER
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ORDER granting 14 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Answer due August 8, 2016. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams on 7/11/2016. (anj)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 07/11/2016)

July 11, 2016 PACER
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FINAL CONSENT TO U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE (Fanning, Robert) Modified on 7/12/2016 (slh). (Entered: 07/11/2016)

July 11, 2016 PACER
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NOTICE OF REFERRAL: Upon consent of parties case transferred to Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams for final disposition. (slh) (Entered: 07/12/2016)

July 12, 2016 PACER
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NOTICE of Hearing: Status Conference set for 8/5/2016 at 3:00 PM via Telephone Conference before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams. Instructions for placing the conference call are as follows: Call toll free 888-684-8852; when prompted enter Access Code 6049846; and when prompted enter Security Code 9467. (amv)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 07/13/2016)

July 13, 2016 PACER

Reset Hearings: Due to the unavailability of the Court, the Status Conference is RESET for 8/5/2016 at 2:30 PM via Telephone Conference before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams. Instructions for placing the conference call are as follows: Call toll free 888-684-8852; when prompted enter Access Code 6049846; and when prompted enter Security Code 9467. (amv)

Aug. 2, 2016 PACER

Set/Reset Hearings

Aug. 2, 2016 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Admission by Attorney Alyssa E. Ramirez $200 fee paid,receipt number 0754-3003855 by on behalf of All Plaintiffs. (Ramirez, Alyssa) (Entered: 08/03/2016)

Aug. 3, 2016 PACER
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ORDER Granting 19 MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice Admission by Attorney Alyssa E. Ramirez. (mar)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 08/04/2016)

Aug. 4, 2016 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams: Status Conference held on 8/5/2016. Joanna Cornwell, Alan Mills, and Alyssa Ramirez for Plaintiffs. Laura Bautista for Defendant. Defendant shall have and additional 14 days, until 8/22/16, to file an answer or responsive pleading. Scheduling Conference set for 9/1/2016 at 2:30 PM via Telephone Conference before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams. Parties to provide a proposed class action scheduling order. Instructions for placing the conference call are as follows: Call toll free 888-684-8852; when prompted enter Access Code 6049846; and when prompted enter Security Code 9467. (Court Reporter n/a.) (amv)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 08/08/2016)

Aug. 5, 2016 PACER
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MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim and, MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction, or in the alternative, to Sever the Complaint by John Baldwin. Responses due by 9/26/2016 (Poe, Adam) (Entered: 08/22/2016)

Aug. 22, 2016 RECAP
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MEMORANDUM in Support re 22 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim and MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction, or in the alternative, to Sever the Complaint filed by John Baldwin. (Poe, Adam) (Entered: 08/22/2016)

Aug. 22, 2016 RECAP
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STRICKEN-MOTION Plaintiffs' Proposed Report of the Parties and Proposed Scheduling and Discovery Order (Class Action) by All Plaintiffs. (Anderson, Kimball) Modified on 9/1/2016 (jlrr). (Entered: 08/31/2016)

Aug. 31, 2016 PACER
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NOTICE STRIKING ELECTRONICALLY FILED DOCUMENTS striking 24 Motion for Miscellaneous Relief filed by Henry Davis, Jerome Jones, Deshawn Gardner, Douglas Coleman, Aaron Fillmore, Percell Dansberry. This document is a proposed Scheduling and Discovery Order. Proposed documents are not to be efiled. Efiler is instructed to email this document to Judge Williams' proposed email inbox for review and approval.(jlrr)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 09/01/2016)

Sept. 1, 2016 PACER
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SUPPLEMENT by Douglas Coleman, Percell Dansberry, Henry Davis, Aaron Fillmore, Deshawn Gardner, Jerome Jones. Supplement to 1 Complaint, (Exhibits A - G). (Ramirez, Alyssa) (Entered: 09/01/2016)

Sept. 1, 2016 RECAP
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams: Status Conference held on 9/2/2016. Joanna Cornwell, Alan Mills, Alyssa Ramirez and Kimball Anderson for Plaintiffs. Adam Poe and Laura Bautista for Defendant. Court modifies defendant's proposed scheduling order. Status Conference set for 11/18/2016 at 10:45 AM via Telephone Conference before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams. Instructions for placing the conference call are as follows: Call toll free 888-684-8852; when prompted enter Access Code 6049846; and when prompted enter Security Code 9467. (Court Reporter n/a.) (amv)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 09/02/2016)

Sept. 2, 2016 PACER
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SCHEDULING ORDER: Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams on 9/7/16. (Attachments: # 1 Joint Report of the Parties)(amv) (Entered: 09/08/2016)

1 Joint Report of the Parties

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Sept. 7, 2016 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 22 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim and MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction, or in the alternative, to Sever the Complaint (Unopposed) by Douglas Coleman, Percell Dansberry, Henry Davis, Aaron Fillmore, Deshawn Gardner, Jerome Jones. (Ramirez, Alyssa) (Entered: 09/26/2016)

Sept. 26, 2016 PACER
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ORDER granting 29 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re 22 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim and MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction, or in the alternative, to Sever the Complaint. Responses due by 10/4/2016. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams on 10/3/2016. (anj)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 10/03/2016)

Oct. 3, 2016 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 22 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim and MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction, or in the alternative, to Sever the Complaint filed by Douglas Coleman, Percell Dansberry, Henry Davis, Aaron Fillmore, Deshawn Gardner, Jerome Jones. (Anderson, Kimball) (Entered: 10/03/2016)

Oct. 3, 2016 RECAP
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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply by John Baldwin. (Poe, Adam) (Entered: 10/20/2016)

Oct. 20, 2016 PACER
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ORDER granting 32 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re 22 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim and MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction, or in the alternative, to Sever the Complaint. Replies due by 10/24/2016.. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams on 10/21/2016. (anj)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 10/21/2016)

Oct. 21, 2016 PACER
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Second MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply by John Baldwin. (Poe, Adam) (Entered: 10/24/2016)

Oct. 24, 2016 PACER
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ORDER granting 34 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re 22 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim and MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction, or in the alternative, to Sever the Complaint. Replies due by 10/27/2016.. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams on 10/25/2016. (anj)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 10/25/2016)

Oct. 25, 2016 PACER
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REPLY to Response to Motion re 22 MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim and MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction, or in the alternative, to Sever the Complaint filed by John Baldwin. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit)(Poe, Adam) (Entered: 10/27/2016)

1 Exhibit

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Oct. 27, 2016 PACER
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Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to File ESI Protocol by Douglas Coleman, Percell Dansberry, Henry Davis, Aaron Fillmore, Deshawn Gardner, Jerome Jones. (Cornwell, Joanna) (Entered: 11/01/2016)

Nov. 1, 2016 PACER
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NOTICE OF ERRORS AND/OR DEFICIENCIES re 37 Motion for Extension of Time. See attached document for specifics. (kdb) (Entered: 11/02/2016)

Nov. 2, 2016 PACER
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ORDER granting 37 Motion for Extension of Time. ESI protocol to be submitted by November 11, 2016. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams on 11/2/2016. (anj)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 11/02/2016)

Nov. 2, 2016 PACER
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Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to File ESI Protocol by Douglas Coleman, Percell Dansberry, Henry Davis, Aaron Fillmore, Deshawn Gardner, Jerome Jones. (Cornwell, Joanna) (Entered: 11/11/2016)

Nov. 11, 2016 PACER
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ORDER granting 40 Motion for Extension of Time. ESI protocol should be submitted to the Court by 11/18/2016. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams on 11/14/2016. (anj)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 11/14/2016)

Nov. 14, 2016 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams: Status Conference held on 11/18/2016. Joanna Cornwell, Alan Mills, Alyssa Ramirez and Kimball Anderson for Plaintiffs. Adam Poe for Defendants. Parties SHALL meet and confer regarding ESI protocol no later than 12/16/16. The meet and confer shall include representative litigation counsel along with ESI experts designated to address search issues for CMS and, if necessary, IDOC. Designated ESI expert from Plaintiff's counsel's firm (which may also be litigation counsel possessing such expertise) shall also participate. The parties shall submit the ESI protocol no later than 1/6/17. Parties shall also submit proposed protective order and HIPAA order no later than 11/29/16. Status Conference set for 2/10/2017 at 11:00 AM via Telephone Conference before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams. Instructions for placing the conference call are as follows: Call toll free 888-684-8852; when prompted enter Access Code 6049846; and when prompted enter Security Code 9467. (Court Reporter n/a.) (amv)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 11/21/2016)

Nov. 18, 2016 PACER
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HIPAA Qualified Protective ORDER. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams on 11/29/2016. (anj) Modified on 12/2/2016 (kek). (Entered: 12/01/2016)

Dec. 1, 2016 PACER
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NOTICE OF MODIFICATION OF DOCKET TEXT re 43 Order. Judge's signature date modified in the docket text to 11/29/2016. This notice is for information only. (kek)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 12/02/2016)

Dec. 2, 2016 PACER
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AGREED CONFIDENTIALITY ORDER with modifications to paragraphs 7, 9(b), and 10. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams on 12/5/2016. (anj) (Entered: 12/05/2016)

Dec. 5, 2016 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to Comply with Order regarding ESI Conference by John Baldwin. (Poe, Adam) (Entered: 12/16/2016)

Dec. 16, 2016 PACER
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ORDER granting 46 Motion for Extension of Time. The parties have until December 20, 2016 in which to meet and confer regarding the ESI protocol. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams on 12/19/2016. (anj)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 12/19/2016)

Dec. 19, 2016 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery Responses by John Baldwin. (Poe, Adam) (Entered: 12/23/2016)

Dec. 23, 2016 PACER
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ORDER granting 48 Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery. Discovery responses due January 6, 2017. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams on 12/27/2016. (anj)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 12/27/2016)

Dec. 27, 2016 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 48 MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery Responses filed by Douglas Coleman, Percell Dansberry, Henry Davis, Aaron Fillmore, Deshawn Gardner, Jerome Jones. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Anderson, Kimball) (Entered: 12/27/2016)

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Dec. 27, 2016 PACER
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MOTION to Enter Plaintiffs' Proposed Discovery Plan for Electronically Stored Information by Douglas Coleman, Percell Dansberry, Henry Davis, Aaron Fillmore, Deshawn Gardner, Jerome Jones. (Anderson, Kimball) (Entered: 01/06/2017)

Jan. 6, 2017 RECAP
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Second MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by John Baldwin. (Poe, Adam) (Entered: 01/06/2017)

Jan. 6, 2017 PACER
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MOTION for Extension of Time to File in Compliance with the Court's 11/21/16 Order concerning Proposed ESI Protocol by John Baldwin. (Poe, Adam) (Entered: 01/06/2017)

Jan. 6, 2017 PACER
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ORDER granting 52 Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery. Discovery responses due January 13, 2017. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams on 1/9/2017. (anj)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 01/09/2017)

Jan. 9, 2017 PACER
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MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Attorney Reid Smith $200 fee paid,receipt number 0754-3129465 by on behalf of Douglas Coleman, Percell Dansberry, Henry Davis, Aaron Fillmore, Deshawn Gardner, Jerome Jones. (Smith, Reid) (Entered: 01/09/2017)

Jan. 9, 2017 PACER
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ORDER granting 55 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice filed by Attorney Reid Smith. (kek)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 01/10/2017)

Jan. 10, 2017 PACER
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Third MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by John Baldwin. (Poe, Adam) (Entered: 01/13/2017)

Jan. 13, 2017 PACER
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NOTICE of Hearing on Motion 51 MOTION to Enter Plaintiffs' Proposed Discovery Plan for Electronically Stored Information, 53 MOTION for Extension of Time to File in Compliance with the Court's 11/21/16 Order concerning Proposed ESI Protocol, 57 Third MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery : Motion Hearing set for 1/24/2017 at 01:30 PM in Telephone Conference before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams. Instructions for placing the conference call are as follows: Call toll free 888-684-8852; when prompted, enter Access Code 6049846; and when prompted again enter Security Code 9467.(anj)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 01/17/2017)

Jan. 17, 2017 PACER
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RESPONSE in Opposition re 51 MOTION to Enter Plaintiffs' Proposed Discovery Plan for Electronically Stored Information filed by John Baldwin. (Poe, Adam) (Entered: 01/20/2017)

Jan. 20, 2017 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Gary S. Caplan on behalf of All Defendants (Caplan, Gary) (Entered: 01/23/2017)

Jan. 23, 2017 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams: Motion Hearing held on 1/24/2017 re 51 MOTION to Enter Plaintiffs' Proposed Discovery Plan for Electronically Stored Information filed by Henry Davis, Jerome Jones, Deshawn Gardner, Douglas Coleman, Aaron Fillmore, Percell Dansberry, 57 Third MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery filed by John Baldwin, 53 MOTION for Extension of Time to File in Compliance with the Court's 11/21/16 Order concerning Proposed ESI Protocol filed by John Baldwin. Alan Mills, Alyssa Ramirez, Joanna Frances Cornwell and Kimball Anderson for Plaintiffs. Adam Poe, Laura Bautista and Gary Caplan for Defendant. This matter is set for discovery dispute conference on 2/10/17 at 10:45 am. (Court Reporter Laura Esposito.) (amv)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. Modified on 1/26/2017 (kek). (Entered: 01/24/2017)

Jan. 24, 2017 PACER
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NOTICE of Hearing: Discovery Dispute Conference set for 2/10/2017 at 10:45 AM via Telephone Conference before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams. Instructions for placing the conference call are as follows: Call toll free 888-684-8852; when prompted enter Access Code 6049846; and when prompted enter Security Code 9467. (amv) THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. Modified on 1/26/2017 (kek). (Entered: 01/24/2017)

Jan. 24, 2017 PACER
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ORDER regarding January 24, 2017 hearing, finding as moot 51 Motion to enter Plaintiff's proposed ESI Order; finding as moot 53 Motion for Extension of Time to File; finding as moot 57 Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams on 1/25/2017. (anj) (Entered: 01/25/2017)

Jan. 25, 2017 RECAP
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NOTICE OF ERRORS re 61 Minute Entry re Motion Hearing and 62 Notice of Hearing - The docket text of said entries incorrectly lists the year in the date of hearing. The Discovery Dispute Conference is set for 2/10/2017 at 10:45 AM via Telephone Conference before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams. Modifications have been made to entries 61 and 62 accordingly. (kek)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 01/26/2017)

Jan. 26, 2017 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams: Discovery Dispute Conference held on 2/10/2017. Joanna Cornwell, Alan Mills, Alyssa Ramirez, Kimball Anderson for Plaintiffs. Laura Bautista, Adam Poe, and Gary Caplan for Defendants. Parties continue to meet and confer regarding multiple disputed issues. Parties are making progress on esi protocol. Parties continue to confer regarding sources of information, custodians, and search terms. Defendant's are continuing to produce responsive documents. Plaintiffs are concerned about production of Veran Institute Report documents. Parties have agreed on an extension until next week for Defendants' response to Rule 33 interrogatories. Discovery Dispute Conference set for 3/1/2017 at 3:00 PM in Telephone Conference before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams. Instructions for placing the conference call are as follows: Call toll free 888-684-8852; when prompted enter Access Code 6049846; and when prompted enter Security Code 9467. (Court Reporter Barb Kniepmann.) (amv)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 02/13/2017)

Feb. 10, 2017 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams: Discovery Dispute Conference held on 3/1/2017. Parties discuss discovery still in dispute. Parties are finalizing ESI protocol but have remaining disputes regarding custodians and responses to written discovery. Discovery Dispute Conference reset for 3/9/2017 at 02:30 PM in Telephone Conference before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams. Call-in information remains the same. (Court Reporter Molly Clayton.) (anj)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 03/01/2017)

March 1, 2017 PACER
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STRICKEN BY ORDER OF COURT Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams: Pretrial Conference held on 3/1/2017. Alexa Newton for Plaintiff; Jeremy Tyrrell for IDOC Defendants; Tim Dugan for Wexford Defendants. The Court states on the record which Defendants remain in case. Status Conference set for 3/16/2017 at 10:15 AM via Telephone Conference before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams to discuss setting a settlement conference. Instructions for placing the conference call are as follows: Call toll free 888-684-8852; when prompted enter Access Code 6049846; and when prompted enter Security Code 9467. (Court Reporter Molly Clayton.) (amv)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 03/01/2017)

March 1, 2017 PACER
68

NOTICE STRIKING ELECTRONICALLY FILED DOCUMENTS striking Minute Entry 67 Pretrial Conference as entry docketed in incorrect case. (amv)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 03/01/2017)

March 1, 2017 PACER
69

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams: Discovery Dispute Conference held on 3/9/2017. Alan Mills, Alyssa Ramirez, Joanna Cornwell and Kimball Anderson for Plaintiffs; Adam Poe, Laura Bautista and Gary Caplan for Defendants. Parties dispute as to whether documents should be redacted for safety and security concerns or produced in their entirety pursuant to a protective order. Defendant to submit a six page, single spaced brief as well as a sampling of documents for in-camera review by March 30, 2017. Plaintiffs have until April 6, 2017 to submit a responsive brief. Next discovery dispute conference set for April 13, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. (Court Reporter Barb Kniepmann.) (amv) THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 03/10/2017)

March 9, 2017 PACER
70

NOTICE of Hearing: Discovery Dispute Conference set for 4/13/2017 at 2:30 PM via Telephone Conference before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams. Instructions for placing the conference call are as follows: Call toll free 888-684-8852; when prompted enter Access Code 6049846; and when prompted enter Security Code 9467. (amv) THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 03/10/2017)

March 10, 2017 PACER
71

ORDER denying 22 Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim, Lack of Jurisdiction. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams on 3/10/2017. (anj) (Entered: 03/10/2017)

March 10, 2017 RECAP
72

NOTICE of Appearance by Melissa A. Jennings on behalf of John Baldwin (Jennings, Melissa) (Entered: 03/22/2017)

March 22, 2017 PACER
73

NOTICE of Appearance by Lisa A. Cook on behalf of John Baldwin (Cook, Lisa) (Entered: 03/22/2017)

March 22, 2017 PACER
74

MOTION to Substitute Attorney by John Baldwin. (Cook, Lisa) (Entered: 03/22/2017)

March 22, 2017 PACER
75

ORDER granting 74 Motion to Substitute Attorney. Attorney Adam J. Poe terminated. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams on 3/23/2017. (anj)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 03/23/2017)

March 23, 2017 PACER
76

ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by John Baldwin.(Cook, Lisa) (Entered: 03/24/2017)

March 24, 2017 RECAP

Reset Hearings: Discovery Dispute Conference RESET for 4/19/2017 at 1:30 PM via Telephone Conference before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams. Instructions for placing the conference call are as follows: Call toll free 888-684-8852; when prompted enter Access Code 6049846; and when prompted enter Security Code 9467. (amv)

April 12, 2017 PACER

Set/Reset Hearings

April 12, 2017 PACER
79

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams: Discovery Dispute Conference held on 4/19/2017. Alan Mills, Alyssa Ramirez, Joanna Cornwell, Reid Smith and Kimball Anderson for Plaintiffs. Lisa Cook, Melissa Jennings, Laura Bautista and Gary Caplan for Defendants. (Court Reporter Barb Kniepmann.) (amv)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 04/21/2017)

April 19, 2017 PACER
77

STRICKEN BY ORDER OF COURT Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams: Status Conference held on 4/20/2017. Lucas Pendry for Plaintiff. Jason Winslow and Jeff Glass for Defendant. Status Conference set for 5/4/2017 at 8:45 AM via Telephone Conference before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams. Instructions for placing the conference call are as follows: Call toll free 888-684-8852; when prompted enter Access Code 6049846; and when prompted enter Security Code 9467. (Court Reporter n/a.) (amv)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 04/21/2017)

April 20, 2017 PACER
78

NOTICE STRIKING ELECTRONICALLY FILED DOCUMENTS striking 77 Minutes of Status Conference. Entry docketed in incorrect case. (amv)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 04/21/2017)

April 21, 2017 PACER
80

ORDER regarding 4/19/2017 discovery dispute conference. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams on 4/21/2017. (anj) (Entered: 04/21/2017)

April 21, 2017 PACER
81

NOTICE of Hearing: Discovery Dispute Conference set for 5/9/2017 at 9:00 AM in Telephone Conference before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams. Instructions for placing the conference call are as follows: Call toll free 888-684-8852; when prompted enter Access Code 6049846; and when prompted enter Security Code 9467. (amv) THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 04/21/2017)

April 21, 2017 PACER
82

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams: Discovery Dispute Conference held on 5/9/2017. Alan Mills, Alyssa Ramirez, Joanna Cornwell, Reid Smith and Kimball Anderson for Plaintiffs. Laura Bautista, Gary Caplan, Lisa Cook and Melissa Jennings for Defendants. Discovery Dispute Conference set for 6/21/2017 at 2:30 PM via Telephone Conference before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams. Instructions for placing the conference call are as follows: Call toll free 888-684-8852; when prompted enter Access Code 6049846; and when prompted enter Security Code 9467. (Court Reporter Laura Esposito.) (amv)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 05/10/2017)

May 9, 2017 PACER
83

ORDER regarding 5/9/2017 discovery dispute conference. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams on 5/10/2017. (anj) (Entered: 05/10/2017)

May 10, 2017 PACER
84

AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams on 5/12/2017. (anj) (Entered: 05/12/2017)

May 12, 2017 PACER
85

NOTICE of Appearance by Shawn J. Gebhardt on behalf of Douglas Coleman, Percell Dansberry, Henry Davis, Aaron Fillmore, Deshawn Gardner, Jerome Jones (Gebhardt, Shawn) (Entered: 05/15/2017)

May 15, 2017 PACER
86

ORDER ADOPTING parties' ESI Plan with modification to paragraph B.1.a.(2). The Court will not file exhibits identifying custodians and search terms in the public record but the exhibits are to be maintained by the parties. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams on 5/17/2017. (anj) (Entered: 05/17/2017)

May 17, 2017 RECAP
87

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams: Discovery Dispute Conference held on 6/21/2017. Alan Mills, Alyssa Ramirez and Sean Shawn Gebhardt for Plaintiffs. Laura Bautista, Lisa Cook and Melissa Jennings for Defendants. Discovery Dispute Conference set for 7/14/2017 at 10:30 AM via Telephone Conference before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams. Instructions for placing the conference call are as follows: Call toll free 888-684-8852; when prompted enter Access Code 6049846; and when prompted enter Security Code 9467. (Court Reporter Molly Clayton.) (drb)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 06/21/2017)

June 21, 2017 PACER

Set Hearings: Discovery Dispute Conference set for 7/14/2017 at 10:30 AM via Telephone Conference before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams. (kek)

June 22, 2017 PACER

Set/Reset Hearings

June 22, 2017 PACER
88

ORDER regarding 6/21/2017 discovery dispute conference. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams on 6/23/2017. (anj) (Entered: 06/23/2017)

June 23, 2017 PACER
89

Transcript of DISCOVERY DISPUTE CONFERENCE held on 5/09/2017, before Judge Stephen C. Williams. Court Reporter/Transcriber Laura A. Esposito, Telephone number (618) 482-9481. NOTICE: Attorneys and unrepresented parties have 7 calendar days to file a Notice of Intent to Request Redaction of this transcript and 21 calendar days to file a Redaction Request. If redactions are not requested, the transcript will be made remotely available to the public without redaction after 90 calendar days. See the full Transcript Policy on the website at http://www.ilsd.uscourts.gov/forms/TransPolicy.pdf Transcript may be viewed at the public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 7/26/2017. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 8/7/2017. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 10/3/2017. (lae) (Entered: 07/05/2017)

July 5, 2017 PACER
90

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams: Discovery Dispute Conference held on 7/14/2017. Alyssa Ramirez, Reid Smith, Shawn Gebhardt for Plaintiffs. Melissa Jennings, Laura Bautista and Gary Caplan for Defendants. Discovery Dispute Conference set for 8/15/2017 at 3:00 PM via Telephone Conference before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams. (Court Reporter Laura Esposito.) (amv)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 07/14/2017)

July 14, 2017 PACER
91

ORDER regarding 7/14/2017 discovery dispute conference. As stated in the record, the Court finds that the process the Defendant is using for identifying non-email ESI is reasonable, and being conducted in good faith. The Court notes that the deadline for ESI discovery is August 9, 2017. The next status conference is set for August 15, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. The parties are welcome to provide the Court with a joint submission on any discovery issues for that hearing by close of business on August 14, 2017. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams on 7/14/2017. (anj)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 07/14/2017)

July 14, 2017 PACER
92

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams: Discovery Dispute Conference held on 8/15/2017. Alyssa Ramirez, Reid Smith and Shawn Gebhardt appear for Plaintiffs. Gary Caplan, Lisa Cook, Laura Bautista and Melissa Jennings appear for Defendants. The Parties are to meet and confer regarding streamlining the ESI search parameters based on the results of Defendant's test searches. Meet and confer to take place by September 5, 2017. Defense is directed to make timely notification to Plaintiffs if subsequent test searches require additional meet and confer regarding modification of the search terms. ESI searches and production due by November 7, 2017. Next Discovery Dispute Conference set for 9/14/2017 at 11:00 AM via Telephone Conference before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams. Instructions for placing the conference call are as follows: Call toll free 888-684-8852; when prompted enter Access Code 6049846; and when prompted enter Security Code 9467. (Court Reporter Laura Esposito.) (amv)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 08/15/2017)

Aug. 15, 2017 PACER
93

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams: Discovery Dispute Conference held on 9/14/2017. Alyssa Ramirez and Reid Smith for Plaintiffs. Lisa Cook, Laura Bautista and Melissa Jennings for Defendants. Defendants to provide updated ESI search information to Plaintiffs by October 3, 2017. Parties to then meet and confer to further refine searches by October 11, 2017. Discovery Dispute Conference set for 10/18/2017 at 10:00 AM via Telephone Conference before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams. Instructions for placing the conference call are as follows: Call toll free 888-684-8852; when prompted enter Access Code 6049846; and when prompted enter Security Code 9467. (Court Reporter Laura Esposito.) (amv)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 09/14/2017)

Sept. 14, 2017 PACER
94

NOTICE of Hearing: Discovery Dispute Conference reset for 10/30/2017 at 02:00 PM in Telephone Conference before Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams. Call-in information remains the same. (anj)THIS TEXT ENTRY IS AN ORDER OF THE COURT. NO FURTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE MAILED. (Entered: 10/16/2017)

Oct. 16, 2017 PACER

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Solitary confinement

Key Dates

Filing Date: June 2, 2016

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

“All prisoners who are now or will be incarcerated in adult correctional facilities by the Illinois Department of Corrections and thus who are at risk of being subjected to extreme isolation or who are currently subjected to extreme isolation.”

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Uptown People's Law Center

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Illinois Department of Corrections (Springfield, Sangamon), State

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Due Process

Special Case Type(s):

Criminal

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Conditions of confinement

Disciplinary procedures

Disciplinary segregation

Solitary confinement/Supermax (conditions or process)

Torture

Totality of conditions

Type of Facility:

Government-run