Case: Amos v. Hall

4:20-cv-00007 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi

Filed Date: Jan. 14, 2020

Case Ongoing

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

COVID-19 Summary: This is a preexisting putative class action case about conditions of confinement in the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, MS. On March 16, 2020, plaintiffs sought emergency relief--various precautions to slow the spread of the coronavirus, which was denied on April 24. On June 9, the plaintiffs filed a supplemental motion for TRO and preliminary injunction, alleging unconstitutional living conditions, which was denied on March 19, 2021. On November 12, the case was c…

COVID-19 Summary: This is a preexisting putative class action case about conditions of confinement in the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, MS. On March 16, 2020, plaintiffs sought emergency relief--various precautions to slow the spread of the coronavirus, which was denied on April 24. On June 9, the plaintiffs filed a supplemental motion for TRO and preliminary injunction, alleging unconstitutional living conditions, which was denied on March 19, 2021. On November 12, the case was consolidated with another case initiated by current and former residents of the same prison for prison conditions that they alleged violated their Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment rights.


On January 14, 2020, prisoners at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Mississippi, filed this putative class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. This suit seems to have had some connection to a public letter from entertainment mogul Jay-Z to Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant decrying the conditions at state correctional facilities. The plaintiffs sued the Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections and the Superintendent of the Mississippi Penitentiary under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Represented by private counsel--Quinn Emmanuel, in New York--and by local counsel, the plaintiffs sought injunctive and declaratory relief as well as compensatory and punitive damages. The plaintiffs claimed that defendants were aware of and deliberately indifferent to inhumane conditions in violation of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments. Specifically, the plaintiffs alleged that Parchman’s chronic understaffing and overcrowding, frequent outbreaks of violence, and physical neglect to the facilities violated the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

On January 23, 2020, the plaintiffs filed an emergency motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction. In the accompanying brief, the plaintiffs outlined how Parchman’s frequent outbreaks of violence culminated in eight deaths in the first month of 2020. The understaffing and overcrowding at Parchman led to severe failure to provide adequate living conditions, including exposure to raw sewage and extreme temperatures, denial of urgent medical care, and food and water unfit for human consumption. The plaintiffs requested an evidentiary hearing at Parchman and appointment of a special master or independent special monitor.

On January 28, plaintiffs filed a first amended complaint, which included a request for certification for a class composed of "all prisoners who are now, or will in the future be, subjected to the degrading policies and practices of MDOC and filthy, inhumane conditions endangering prisoner health and safety for the duration of their incarceration at Parchman."

On January 31, 2020, the court published an order denying the plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction as incomplete and inadequate. The court did, however, agree to allow limited discovery in support of that motion. On February 10, 2020, the court published an order specifically allowing an inspection of Parchman facilities and medical evaluations of the plaintiffs. These inspections and evaluations occurred between February 11 and February 14, 2020. On February 21, 2020 the court granted Plaintiffs 30 days to amend their preliminary injunction and Defendants 30 days to respond to this motion.

On March 16, 2020, the plaintiffs filed a renewed emergency motion for a temporary restraining order and mandatory preliminary injunction based on the spread of COVID-19. The plaintiffs requested mandatory testing for prisoners at Parchman and mandatory screening for high fevers. The plaintiffs also sought non-punitive quarantine for prisoners who tested positive, had contact with prisoners who tested positive, or who were symptomatic for coronavirus as well as a 14 day quarantine for all new prisoners at Parchman. The plaintiffs requested mandatory and immediate improvements to personal and institutional hygiene including increased sanitation and provision of hand sanitizer to prisoners. Measures demanded also included the limitation of contact visitation, waiver of medical co pays, identification of supply chain shortages, and weekly reporting to the court. These precautions were based on Parchman prisoners' inability to take personalized measures to protect themselves from the spread of COVID-19 and total reliance on the defendants for their personal safety in the face of this public health crisis.

In light of the special urgency of this motion, the court mandated that the defendants respond by March 19, 2020, and the plaintiffs reply by March 20, 2020.

On March 19, 2020, defendants filed their response, asserting that plaintiffs had no support for their assumption that plaintiffs' requested measures would be more effective than measures already taken by MDOC. Defendants also committed to implement procedures to better address the pandemic. In response, on March 20, 2020, plaintiffs modified the relief they sought to "ensure that these measures [were] effective and actually implemented."

On April 7, Judge Debra M. Brown issued an order directing the plaintiffs to file a supplemental brief by April 13, 2020, addressing the extent to which Parchman officials were not complying with the CDC's Interim Guidance issued on March 22, 2020.

On April 24, 2020, Judge Debra M. Brown denied plaintiffs' motion for a temporary restraining order, finding that plaintiffs had not shown a sufficient likelihood of success in proving deliberate indifference and evidence supporting the assertion that they would suffer irreparable injuries. Furthermore, Judge Brown asserted that plaintiffs' proposed motion would harm the public interest in that it would hinder the state's ability to implement prison policy.

The plaintiffs filed a supplemental motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction on June 9, naming four plaintiffs currently living in unconstitutional conditions at Parchman. The alleged conditions included deficient medical care, rat and cockroach infestation, and lack of repairs for air conditioning, toilets, and electrical wiring posing electrical hazards. The defendants opposed the motion on July 13, arguing that the plaintiffs have not met their burdens under the TRO and preliminary injunction standard, the Prison Litigation Reform Act, or the Eighth Amendment. They further argued that the requested relief have either already been remedied, or do not warrant remediation.

On November 12, the court consolidated this case with another case, Lang v. Taylor (4:20-cv-30) initiated by 227 current and former residents of the same prison, Parchman, for prison conditions that they alleged violated their Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment rights. They stated that the cases should be consolidated because both involved common questions of law and fact, similar plaintiffs and counsel, and similar procedural postures.

Discovery is ongoing, as plaintiffs await full disclosure of requested information by defendants. On December 1st, the court denied plaintiff's motion to compel due to the absence of a good faith conference but stipulated that if discovery disputes remain outstanding once the good faith conference requirement is satisfied, the plaintiffs may renew their motion to compel as to such disputes.

On March 19, 2021, the court denied plaintiff's motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction. The court based this denial on the fact that while conditions in the prison were clearly horrific in early 2020, the changes that the prison has made since then make the limited injunctive relief requested for these four inmates inappropriate in early 2021. However, the court did stipulate that the prison administrators are "encouraged, if not cautioned" to continue making such improvements to the conditions at Parchman to ensure that the Parchman of early 2020 never returns.

The case is ongoing.

Summary Authors

Dan Toubman (4/24/2020)

Averyn Lee (9/21/2020)

Chandler Hart-McGonigle (11/17/2020)

Tessa McEvoy (4/2/2021)

Related Cases

Lang v. Taylor, Northern District of Mississippi (2020)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/16692519/parties/brister-v-cain/


Judge(s)

Brown, Debra Marie (Mississippi)

Virden, Jane M. (Mississippi)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Blackmon, Lawrence S. (Mississippi)

Bufkin, Thomas Gerry (Mississippi)

Croft, Marcy Bryan (Mississippi)

Enger, Ericson (Mississippi)

Rice, Jessica L (Mississippi)

Thurman, Carson H. (Mississippi)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bailey, Cody C. (Mississippi)

Bentley, Michael J. (Mississippi)

Judge(s)

Brown, Debra Marie (Mississippi)

Virden, Jane M. (Mississippi)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Blackmon, Lawrence S. (Mississippi)

Bufkin, Thomas Gerry (Mississippi)

Croft, Marcy Bryan (Mississippi)

Enger, Ericson (Mississippi)

Rice, Jessica L (Mississippi)

Thurman, Carson H. (Mississippi)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bailey, Cody C. (Mississippi)

Bentley, Michael J. (Mississippi)

Bradley, Jacob A. (Mississippi)

Chase, Michael D (Mississippi)

Howell, Karen E. (Mississippi)

Jones, William Easom (Mississippi)

Kaufman, R. David (Mississippi)

Nobile, Krissy Casey (Mississippi)

Walker, Molly Mitchell (Mississippi)

Wheeler, John G (Mississippi)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Edwards, Frank (Louisiana)

LaMarre, Madeleine (Georgia)

Stern, Marc F. (Washington)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

March 1, 2021 Docket
1, 1-1

Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial

Jan. 14, 2020 Complaint
14

Memorandum of Law in Support of Plaintiffs' Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction

Jan. 24, 2020 Internal memorandum
13

Plaintiffs' Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction

Jan. 24, 2020 Pleading / Motion / Brief
17 & 18

Defendants' Response in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction

Jan. 27, 2020 Pleading / Motion / Brief
22

First Amended Class-Action Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial

Amos v. Taylor

Jan. 28, 2020 Complaint
31

Order

Jan. 31, 2020 Order/Opinion
49

Order

2020 WL 618829

Feb. 10, 2020 Order/Opinion
48

Order

2020 WL 618824

Feb. 10, 2020 Order/Opinion
60

Memorandum Brief in Support of Plaintiffs' Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Mandatory Preliminary Injunction as to COVID-19

March 16, 2020 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/16692519/brister-v-cain/

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

ECF Number Description Date Link

Notice of Assignment

Jan. 14, 2020 PACER
1

PRISONER COMPLAINT challenging conditions of confinement, Jury Demand, Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0537-1759850, filed by Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Daniel Guthrie, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Quenten Johnson, Willie Friend, Billy James, Jr, Michael Amos, Challis Lewis, Jonathan J. Ham, Terrance McKinney, Adrian Willard, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Tyree Ross, Curtis Wilson, Pitrell Brister, Carlos Varnando, Charles Gayles, H. D. Alexander Scott, Conti Tillis, Desmond Hardy, Demarcus Timmons, Lemartine Taylor, Derrick Rogers, Deangelo Taylor, Justin James, Derrick Pan, Antonio Davis. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet) (tab)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

View on PACER

Jan. 14, 2020 RECAP

NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT. Case assigned to Judge Debra M Brown and Magistrate Judge Jane M Virden. (tab)

Jan. 14, 2020 PACER
2

Summons Issued as to Pelicia E. Hall, Marshal Turner. E-mailed to attorney for service. (tab)

Jan. 15, 2020 PACER
3

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Lawrence S. Blackmon on behalf of Michael Amos Marshal Turner served on 1/15/2020. (Blackmon, Lawrence)

Jan. 15, 2020 PACER
4

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Lawrence S. Blackmon on behalf of Michael Amos Pelicia E. Hall served on 1/15/2020. (Blackmon, Lawrence)

Jan. 15, 2020 PACER
5

Summons Reissued as to Pelicia E. Hall, Marshal Turner. E-mailed to attorney for service. (tab)

Jan. 16, 2020 PACER
6

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Lawrence S. Blackmon on behalf of Michael Amos Pelicia E. Hall served on 1/16/2020. (Blackmon, Lawrence)

Jan. 21, 2020 RECAP
7

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Lawrence S. Blackmon on behalf of Michael Amos Marshal Turner served on 1/16/2020. (Blackmon, Lawrence)

Jan. 21, 2020 PACER
8

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Marcy Bryan Croft on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Croft, Marcy)

Jan. 21, 2020 PACER
9

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Carson H. Thurman on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Thurman, Carson)

Jan. 21, 2020 PACER
10

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney as to Lawrence S. Blackmon by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Quenten Johnson, Challis Lewis, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Croft, Marcy)

Jan. 23, 2020 RECAP
11

Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order, MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Quenten Johnson, Challis Lewis, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Redacted Affirmations of Parchmant Inmates, # 2 Exhibit B - Transcript of Evidentiary Hearing) (Croft, Marcy)

1 Exhibit A - Redacted Affirmations of Parchmant Inmates

View on PACER

2 Exhibit B - Transcript of Evidentiary Hearing

View on PACER

Jan. 23, 2020 PACER
12

ORDER denying 11 Motion for TRO; denying 11 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. Signed by District Judge Debra M. Brown on 1/24/2020. (jla)

Jan. 24, 2020 RECAP
13

Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order, MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Quenten Johnson, Challis Lewis, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Redacted Affirmations of Parchman Inmates, # 2 Exhibit B - Transcript of Evidentiary Hearing, # 3 Exhibit C - Declaration - Debra Graham) (Croft, Marcy) (Entered: 01/25/2020)

1 Exhibit A - Redacted Affirmations of Parchman Inmates

View on PACER

2 Exhibit B - Transcript of Evidentiary Hearing

View on PACER

3 Exhibit C - Declaration - Debra Graham

View on RECAP

Jan. 24, 2020 PACER
14

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT re 13 Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Quenten Johnson, Challis Lewis, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Croft, Marcy)

Jan. 25, 2020 RECAP
15

AMENDED / SUPPLEMENT TO DOCUMENT Amendment to 14 Memorandum in Support,, 13 Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order MOTION for Preliminary Injunction AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE. (Croft, Marcy)

Jan. 25, 2020 RECAP
16

MOTION FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Quenten Johnson, Challis Lewis, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Croft, Marcy)

Jan. 27, 2020 PACER
17

RESPONSE to Motion re 13 Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Marshal Turner. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Declarations of Mallett, Sprayberry, and Smith) (Jones, William)

1 Exhibit A - Declarations of Mallett, Sprayberry, and Smith

View on PACER

Jan. 27, 2020 PACER
18

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT re 17 Response to Motion, re 13 Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order, MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Pelicia E. Hall, Marshal Turner. (Jones, William) Modified on 1/28/2020 (jla).

Jan. 27, 2020 PACER

Notice of Correction

Jan. 28, 2020 PACER
19

AMENDED COMPLAINT First Amended Class-Action Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial against Marshal Turner, Tommy Taylor, Jury Demand, filed by Carlos Varnado, Brandon Robertson, Quenten Johnson, Willie Friend, Billy James, Jr, Michael Amos, Adrian Willard, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Curtis Wilson, Demarcus Timmons, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Daniel Guthrie, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Jonathan J. Ham, Terrance McKinney, Tyree Ross, Pitrell Brister, Charles Gayles, H. D. Alexander Scott, Desmond Hardy, Conti Tillis, Derrick Rogers, Lemartine Taylor, Justin James, Deangelo Taylor, Antonio Davis, Ivery Moore, Kevin Thomas, Caleb Buckner, William Green, Aric Johnson. (Croft, Marcy)

Jan. 28, 2020 PACER
20

REPLY to Response to Motion re 13 Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Caleb Buckner, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, William Green, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Aric Johnson, Quenten Johnson, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Ivery Moore, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Kevin Thomas, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Photos, # 2 Exhibit 2 - January 27, 2020 Email Exchange) (Croft, Marcy)

1 Exhibit 1 - Photos

View on PACER

2 Exhibit 2 - January 27, 2020 Email Exchange

View on PACER

Jan. 28, 2020 PACER

CLERK'S NOTICE OF CORRECTION re 19 Amended Complaint --- Per attorney's office, the wrong document is attached. Please re-file attaching the correct document. (edc)

Jan. 28, 2020 PACER
21

NOTICE of Conference: Telephonic Status Conference set for 1/29/2020 04:00 PM before District Judge Debra M. Brown. (rt)

Jan. 28, 2020 PACER
22

AMENDED COMPLAINT First Amended Class-Action Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial against Tommy Taylor, Marshal Turner, Jury Demand, filed by Carlos Varnado, Brandon Robertson, Quenten Johnson, Willie Friend, Billy James, Jr, Michael Amos, William Green, Adrian Willard, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Curtis Wilson, Demarcus Timmons, Caleb Buckner, Kevin Thomas, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Daniel Guthrie, Aric Johnson, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Jonathan J. Ham, Terrance McKinney, Tyree Ross, Pitrell Brister, Charles Gayles, H. D. Alexander Scott, Desmond Hardy, Conti Tillis, Ivery Moore, Derrick Rogers, Lemartine Taylor, Justin James, Deangelo Taylor, Antonio Davis. (Croft, Marcy)

Jan. 28, 2020 RECAP
23

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by R. David Kaufman on behalf of Tommy Taylor, Marshal Turner (Kaufman, R.)

Jan. 28, 2020 PACER
24

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by William Easom Jones, III on behalf of Tommy Taylor, Marshal Turner (Jones, William)

Jan. 28, 2020 PACER
25

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Karen E. Howell on behalf of Tommy Taylor, Marshal Turner (Howell, Karen)

Jan. 28, 2020 PACER
26

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Jacob A. Bradley on behalf of Tommy Taylor, Marshal Turner (Bradley, Jacob)

Jan. 28, 2020 PACER
27

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Cody C. Bailey on behalf of Tommy Taylor, Marshal Turner (Bailey, Cody)

Jan. 28, 2020 PACER
28

NOTICE of Withdrawal of Attorney by Carson H. Thurman on behalf of Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Caleb Buckner, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, William Green, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Aric Johnson, Quenten Johnson, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Ivery Moore, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Kevin Thomas, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson re 10 MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney (Thurman, Carson) Modified on 1/29/2020 (jla).

Jan. 28, 2020 PACER
29

MOTION to Appear Pro Hac Vice ; Attorney Alexander B. Spiro,(Paid $150 PHV fee; receipt number 0537-1766190) by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Caleb Buckner, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, William Green, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Aric Johnson, Quenten Johnson, Challis Lewis, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Ivery Moore, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Kevin Thomas, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing) (Thurman, Carson)

1 Exhibit Certificate of Good Standing

View on PACER

Jan. 29, 2020 PACER
30

Minute Entry for proceedings held before District Judge Debra M. Brown: Status Conference held on 1/29/2020. (Court Reporter Brenda Blackburn.) (rt)

Jan. 29, 2020 PACER
31

ORDER re 13 Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order MOTION for Preliminary Injunction. Signed by District Judge Debra M. Brown on 1/31/20. (bds)

Jan. 31, 2020 PACER
32

NOTICE of Hearing on Motion MOTION Hearing re Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel set for 2/3/2020 02:00 PM in Greenville Courtroom 1 before District Judge Debra M. Brown. (rt)

Jan. 31, 2020 PACER
33

MOTION to Compel Expedited Discovery by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Caleb Buckner, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, William Green, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Aric Johnson, Quenten Johnson, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Ivery Moore, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Kevin Thomas, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A: Declaration of Attorney Marcy B. Croft, # 2 Exhibit B: Email from M.Croft to T. Jones on January 29, 2020, # 3 Exhibit C: Declaration of Jeworski Mallet [Doc 17-1], # 4 Exhibit D: Declaration of John G. Sprayberry [Doc 17-1], # 5 Exhibit E: Declaration of Sean Smith [Doc 17-1], # 6 Exhibit F: Emails between M. Croft & T. Jones, # 7 Exhibit G: Declaration of Attorney Casey L. Smith re: repairs, # 8 Exhibit H: Declaration of Attorney Casey L. Austin re: hanging, # 9 Exhibit I: Spoliation Letter dated January 29, 2020, # 10 Exhibit J: Declaration of Eldon Vail, # 11 Exhibit K: Declaration of Craig Haney, # 12 Exhibit L: Declaration of Marc Stern, # 13 Exhibit M: Declaration of Madeleine LaMarre, # 14 Exhibit N: Declaration of Frank Edwards, # 15 Exhibit O: Declaration of Debra Graham, # 16 Exhibit P: Declaration of Terry Kupers) (Croft, Marcy)

1 Exhibit A: Declaration of Attorney Marcy B. Croft

View on PACER

2 Exhibit B: Email from M.Croft to T. Jones on January 29, 2020

View on PACER

3 Exhibit C: Declaration of Jeworski Mallet [Doc 17-1]

View on PACER

4 Exhibit D: Declaration of John G. Sprayberry [Doc 17-1]

View on PACER

5 Exhibit E: Declaration of Sean Smith [Doc 17-1]

View on PACER

6 Exhibit F: Emails between M. Croft & T. Jones

View on PACER

7 Exhibit G: Declaration of Attorney Casey L. Smith re: repairs

View on PACER

8 Exhibit H: Declaration of Attorney Casey L. Austin re: hanging

View on PACER

9 Exhibit I: Spoliation Letter dated January 29, 2020

View on PACER

10 Exhibit J: Declaration of Eldon Vail

View on PACER

11 Exhibit K: Declaration of Craig Haney

View on PACER

12 Exhibit L: Declaration of Marc Stern

View on PACER

13 Exhibit M: Declaration of Madeleine LaMarre

View on RECAP

14 Exhibit N: Declaration of Frank Edwards

View on PACER

15 Exhibit O: Declaration of Debra Graham

View on PACER

16 Exhibit P: Declaration of Terry Kupers

View on PACER

Feb. 1, 2020 PACER
34

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT re 33 MOTION to Compel Expedited Discovery filed by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Caleb Buckner, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, William Green, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Aric Johnson, Quenten Johnson, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Ivery Moore, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Kevin Thomas, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Croft, Marcy)

Feb. 1, 2020 PACER
35

RESPONSE in Opposition re 33 MOTION to Compel Expedited Discovery filed by Pelicia E. Hall, Tommy Taylor, Marshal Turner. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Declaration) (Jones, William)

1 Exhibit A - Declaration

View on PACER

Feb. 2, 2020 PACER
36

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT re 35 Response in Opposition to Motion re 33 MOTION to Compel Expedited Discovery filed by Pelicia E. Hall, Tommy Taylor, Marshal Turner. (Jones, William) Modified on 2/3/2020 (jla).

Feb. 2, 2020 PACER
37

MOTION to Compel by Pelicia E. Hall, Tommy Taylor, Marshal Turner. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Request for Unredacted Affirmations, # 2 Exhibit 2 - Plaintiffs' Submission to the Court) (Jones, William)

1 Exhibit 1 - Request for Unredacted Affirmations

View on PACER

2 Exhibit 2 - Plaintiffs' Submission to the Court

View on PACER

Feb. 2, 2020 PACER
38

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT re 37 MOTION to Compel filed by Pelicia E. Hall, Tommy Taylor, Marshal Turner. (Jones, William)

Feb. 2, 2020 PACER
39

REPLY to Response to Motion re 33 MOTION to Compel Expedited Discovery filed by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Caleb Buckner, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, William Green, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Aric Johnson, Quenten Johnson, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Ivery Moore, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Kevin Thomas, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A: Declaration of Eldon Vail February 2, 2020, # 2 Exhibit B: Declaration of Craig Haney February 2, 2020) (Croft, Marcy)

1 Exhibit A: Declaration of Eldon Vail February 2, 2020

View on PACER

2 Exhibit B: Declaration of Craig Haney February 2, 2020

View on PACER

Feb. 2, 2020 PACER
40

AMENDED NOTICE of Hearing on Motion 33 MOTION to Compel, 37 MOTION to Compel Expedited Discovery: Motion Hearing set for 2/3/2020 02:00 PM in Greenville Courtroom 1 before District Judge Debra M. Brown. (rt)

Feb. 3, 2020 PACER
41

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Krissy C. Nobile on behalf of Tommy Taylor, Marshal Turner (Nobile, Krissy)

Feb. 3, 2020 PACER
42

Minute Entry for proceedings held before District Judge Debra M. Brown: Motion Hearing held on 2/3/2020. (Court Reporter Brenda Blackburn.) (rt) Modified on 2/4/2020 as to hearing type (rt).

Feb. 3, 2020 PACER
43

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Thomas Gerry Bufkin on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Bufkin, Thomas)

Feb. 7, 2020 PACER
44

ORDER directing briefing. Signed by District Judge Debra M. Brown on 2/7/20. (bds)

Feb. 7, 2020 PACER
45

Supplement to Motion re 33 MOTION to Compel Expedited Discovery filed by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Caleb Buckner, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, William Green, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Aric Johnson, Quenten Johnson, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Ivery Moore, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Kevin Thomas, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1: Declaration of Eldon Vail February 8, 2020, # 2 Exhibit 2: Declaration of Craig Haney February 8, 2020, # 3 Exhibit 3: Declaration of Debra Graham February 8, 2020, # 4 Exhibit 4: Declaration of Frank Edwards February 8, 2020, # 5 Exhibit 5: Declaration of Marc Stern February 8, 2020, # 6 Exhibit 6: Declaration of Madeleine LaMarre February 8, 2020) (Thurman, Carson)

1 Exhibit 1: Declaration of Eldon Vail February 8, 2020

View on PACER

2 Exhibit 2: Declaration of Craig Haney February 8, 2020

View on PACER

3 Exhibit 3: Declaration of Debra Graham February 8, 2020

View on PACER

4 Exhibit 4: Declaration of Frank Edwards February 8, 2020

View on PACER

5 Exhibit 5: Declaration of Marc Stern February 8, 2020

View on PACER

6 Exhibit 6: Declaration of Madeleine LaMarre February 8, 2020

View on PACER

Feb. 8, 2020 PACER
46

Supplement to Motion re 33 MOTION to Compel Expedited Discovery - Supplemental Brief related to Discovery Issues and in support of Opposition filed by Pelicia E. Hall, Tommy Taylor, Marshal Turner. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Parties' Email Submissions to the Court, # 2 Exhibit B - Declaration of Jeworski Mallett) (Jones, William)

1 Exhibit A - Parties' Email Submissions to the Court

View on PACER

2 Exhibit B - Declaration of Jeworski Mallett

View on PACER

Feb. 8, 2020 PACER
47

ORDER granting 10 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Lawrence S. Blackmon terminated. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jane M. Virden on 2/10/20. (bfg)

Feb. 10, 2020 PACER
48

ORDER granting in part and denying in part 33 Motion to Compel; granting in part and denying in part 37 Motion to Compel. Signed by District Judge Debra M. Brown on 2/10/20. (bds)

Feb. 10, 2020 RECAP
49

ORDER regarding outstanding inspection issues. Signed by District Judge Debra M. Brown on 2/10/20. (bds)

Feb. 10, 2020 RECAP
50

Joint MOTION for Extension of Time of Defendants' Deadline to Respond to, and for Withdrawal of Demand for Jury Trial from, Plaintiffs' First Amended Class-Action Complaint [Doc. 22] by Pelicia E. Hall, Tommy Taylor, Marshal Turner. (Jones, William)

Feb. 11, 2020 PACER
51

ORDER granting 50 Joint Motion for Extension of Time to Respond and for Withdrawal of Demand for Jury Trial. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jane M. Virden on 2/13/20. (bfg)

Feb. 13, 2020 PACER
52

ORDER granting 29 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Alexander B. Spiro. Newly admitted counsel shall register electronically by accessing the Attorney Registration site at www.msnd.uscourts.gov/ecf within five (5) business days of the date of this order. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jane M. Virden on 2/18/20. (bfg) Modified on 4/23/2020 (jla).

Feb. 18, 2020 PACER
53

Joint MOTION for Scheduling Order by Pelicia E. Hall, Tommy Taylor, Marshal Turner. (Bailey, Cody)

Feb. 21, 2020 PACER
54

ORDER granting 16 Motion for Judicial Notice. Signed by District Judge Debra M. Brown on 2/24/20. (jla)

Feb. 24, 2020 RECAP
55

ORDER granting 53 Motion for Scheduling Order. Signed by District Judge Debra M. Brown on 2/24/20. (jla)

Feb. 24, 2020 RECAP
56

MOTION Judicial Notice re 16 MOTION FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Caleb Buckner, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, William Green, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Aric Johnson, Quenten Johnson, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Ivery Moore, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Kevin Thomas, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Alissa Zhu and Lici Beveridge, Inmates Killed during Mississippis Prison Violence: Who are they? CLARION LEDGER (January 3, 2020), # 2 Exhibit B - Jimmie E. Gates, Report: 1 Inmate Dead, Others Injured in Fight at the Mississippi State Penitentiary, CLARION LEDGER (January 1, 2020), # 3 Exhibit C - WTVA Staff, Sheriff: One Dead, Two Injured after Fight at Chickasaw Regional Correctional Facility, WTVA (January 2, 2020), # 4 Exhibit D - Alissa Zhu, Parchman Inmate Dies of Natural Causes at Hospital, Coroner Says, CLARION LEDGER (January 8, 2020), # 5 Exhibit E - Alissa Zhu, Parchman Death: Inmate Found Hanging in Cell, Coroner Says, CLARION LEDGER (January 19, 2020), # 6 Exhibit F - MISS. DEPT CORRS., Investigation Underway into 2 Deaths at Parchman, Press Release (January 21, 2020), # 7 Exhibit G - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Second Inmate Killed at Parchman Identified, Press Release (January 21, 2020), # 8 Exhibit H - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Found Dead Wednesday Morning at Parchman Identified, Press Release (January 22, 2020), # 9 Exhibit I - Alissa Zhu, Mississippi Inmate Dies at Marshall County Correctional Facility, CLARION LEDGER (January 26, 2020), # 10 Exhibit J - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Found Dead Sunday Morning in a Cell at Parchman, Press Release (January 26, 2020), # 11 Exhibit K - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., State Inmate Collapses and Dies at Kemper-Neshoba Regional Facility, Press Release (January 28, 2020), # 12 Exhibit L - Lici Beveridge, Mississippi Prison Crisis: 14th State Inmate Death, CLARION LEDGER (January 30, 2020), # 13 Exhibit M - Lici Beveridge, Mississippi Prison Crisis: 15th State Inmate Dies, Cause Under Investigation, CLARION LEDGER (February 2, 2020), # 14 Exhibit N - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate who Died this Afternoon in Prison Hospital Identified, Press Release (February 10, 2020), # 15 Exhibit O - Lici Beveridge, Mississippi Prison Crisis: 18th Inmate Dies, 2nd in 24 Hours. He was a Parchman Escapee, CLARION LEDGER (February 16, 2020), # 16 Exhibit P - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Serving 25 Years for Two Armed Robberies in Copiah County Dies, Press Release (February 15, 2020),, # 17 Exhibit Q - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Dies at Rankin County Prison, Press Release (February 16, 2020), # 18 Exhibit R - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Prisoner Serving 20 Years for Manslaughter Dies, Press Release (February 26, 2020), # 19 Exhibit S - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS, Two Inmates Die in Prison Hospital this Week, Press Release (February 28, 2020), # 20 Exhibit T - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Serving Six Years Dies at Local Hospital, Press Release (March 4, 2020), # 21 Exhibit U - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Serving Life for Murder Dies at Local Hospital, Press Release (March 2, 2020), # 22 Exhibit V - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Identify Released of Inmate who Died in Prison Hospital, Press Release (March 5, 2020), # 23 Exhibit W - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Who Died in Oxford Hospital Identified, Press Release (March 9, 2020)) (Croft, Marcy)

1 Exhibit A - Alissa Zhu and Lici Beveridge, Inmates Killed during Mississippis Pr

View on PACER

2 Exhibit B - Jimmie E. Gates, Report: 1 Inmate Dead, Others Injured in Fight at t

View on PACER

3 Exhibit C - WTVA Staff, Sheriff: One Dead, Two Injured after Fight at Chickasaw

View on PACER

4 Exhibit D - Alissa Zhu, Parchman Inmate Dies of Natural Causes at Hospital, Coro

View on PACER

5 Exhibit E - Alissa Zhu, Parchman Death: Inmate Found Hanging in Cell, Coroner Sa

View on PACER

6 Exhibit F - MISS. DEPT CORRS., Investigation Underway into 2 Deaths at Parchman,

View on PACER

7 Exhibit G - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Second Inmate Killed at Parchman Identified, P

View on PACER

8 Exhibit H - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Found Dead Wednesday Morning at Parchma

View on PACER

9 Exhibit I - Alissa Zhu, Mississippi Inmate Dies at Marshall County Correctional

View on PACER

10 Exhibit J - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Found Dead Sunday Morning in a Cell at

View on PACER

11 Exhibit K - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., State Inmate Collapses and Dies at Kemper-Nesh

View on PACER

12 Exhibit L - Lici Beveridge, Mississippi Prison Crisis: 14th State Inmate Death,

View on PACER

13 Exhibit M - Lici Beveridge, Mississippi Prison Crisis: 15th State Inmate Dies, C

View on PACER

14 Exhibit N - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate who Died this Afternoon in Prison Hospi

View on PACER

15 Exhibit O - Lici Beveridge, Mississippi Prison Crisis: 18th Inmate Dies, 2nd in

View on PACER

16 Exhibit P - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Serving 25 Years for Two Armed Robberie

View on PACER

17 Exhibit Q - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Dies at Rankin County Prison, Press Rel

View on PACER

18 Exhibit R - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Prisoner Serving 20 Years for Manslaughter Die

View on PACER

19 Exhibit S - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS, Two Inmates Die in Prison Hospital this Week, P

View on PACER

20 Exhibit T - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Serving Six Years Dies at Local Hospita

View on PACER

21 Exhibit U - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Serving Life for Murder Dies at Local H

View on PACER

22 Exhibit V - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Identify Released of Inmate who Died in Prison

View on PACER

23 Exhibit W - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Who Died in Oxford Hospital Identified,

View on PACER

March 9, 2020 PACER
57

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT re 56 MOTION Judicial Notice re 16 MOTION FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE filed by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Caleb Buckner, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, William Green, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Aric Johnson, Quenten Johnson, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Ivery Moore, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Kevin Thomas, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Croft, Marcy)

March 9, 2020 PACER
58

MOTION to Amend/Correct 56 MOTION Judicial Notice re 16 MOTION FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Caleb Buckner, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, William Green, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Aric Johnson, Quenten Johnson, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Ivery Moore, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Kevin Thomas, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-Plaintiffs' Amended Opposed Motion for Judicial Notice, # 2 Memorandum of Authorities in Support of Plaintiffs' Amended Opposed Motion for Judicial Notice) (Croft, Marcy)

1 Exhibit A-Plaintiffs' Amended Opposed Motion for Judicial Notice

View on PACER

2 Memorandum of Authorities in Support of Plaintiffs' Amended Opposed Motion

View on PACER

March 11, 2020 PACER
59

Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Mandatory Preliminary Injunction as to COVID-19 by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Caleb Buckner, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, William Green, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Aric Johnson, Quenten Johnson, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Ivery Moore, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Kevin Thomas, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-World Health Organization Director-Generals Brief on COVID-19 (Mar. 11, 2020), # 2 Exhibit B-Presidential Proclamation Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) dated 03/13/2020, # 3 Exhibit C-State of Mississippi, Office of Governor, Proclamation dated 03/14/2020, # 4 Exhibit D-Standing Order In Re: The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 3:20-MC-9, U.S. District Court for the N.D. of Miss. dated 3/16/2020, # 5 Exhibit E-WHO Statement, COVID-19 cases surpassing 100,000 (3/7/2020), # 6 Exhibit F-Affidavit of Marc Stern, MD MPH, # 7 Exhibit G-MDOC Press Release MDOC Takes Preventative Steps Against Coronavirus Exposure dated 3/12/2020, # 8 Exhibit H-Medical Records of Inmate Larry Maxwell (showing repeated visits to medical clinic without receiving treatment), # 9 Exhibit I-Bureau of Justice Statistics, US DOJ, Medical Problems of State and Federal Prisoners and Jail Inmates, 2011-12, NCJ 248491 (Rev. 10/4/2016), # 10 Exhibit J-Proposed Order) (Croft, Marcy)

1 Exhibit A-World Health Organization Director-Generals Brief on COVID-19 (Mar. 11

View on RECAP

2 Exhibit B-Presidential Proclamation Declaring a National Emergency Concerning th

View on RECAP

3 Exhibit C-State of Mississippi, Office of Governor, Proclamation dated 03/14/202

View on RECAP

4 Exhibit D-Standing Order In Re: The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), 3:20-MC-9, U.S

View on RECAP

5 Exhibit E-WHO Statement, COVID-19 cases surpassing 100,000 (3/7/2020)

View on RECAP

6 Exhibit F-Affidavit of Marc Stern, MD MPH

View on RECAP

7 Exhibit G-MDOC Press Release MDOC Takes Preventative Steps Against Coronavirus E

View on RECAP

8 Exhibit H-Medical Records of Inmate Larry Maxwell (showing repeated visits to me

View on RECAP

9 Exhibit I-Bureau of Justice Statistics, US DOJ, Medical Problems of State and Fe

View on RECAP

10 Exhibit J-Proposed Order

View on RECAP

March 16, 2020 RECAP
60

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT re 59 Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Mandatory Preliminary Injunction as to COVID-19 filed by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Caleb Buckner, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, William Green, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Aric Johnson, Quenten Johnson, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Ivery Moore, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Kevin Thomas, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Croft, Marcy)

March 16, 2020 PACER
61

ORDER directing briefing. Signed by District Judge Debra M. Brown on 3/17/20. (bds)

March 17, 2020 PACER
62

RESPONSE in Opposition re 59 Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Mandatory Preliminary Injunction as to COVID-19 filed by Tommy Taylor, Marshal Turner. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Declaration of Jeworski Mallett, # 2 Exhibit B - Declaration of Gloria Perry, M.D., # 3 Exhibit C - Declaration of Willie Knighten, # 4 Exhibit D - Social Media Posts, # 5 Exhibit E - MS Testing, Collection, Shipping Guidance) (Jones, William)

1 Exhibit A - Declaration of Jeworski Mallett

View on RECAP

2 Exhibit B - Declaration of Gloria Perry, M.D.

View on PACER

3 Exhibit C - Declaration of Willie Knighten

View on PACER

4 Exhibit D - Social Media Posts

View on RECAP

5 Exhibit E - MS Testing, Collection, Shipping Guidance

View on PACER

March 19, 2020 PACER
63

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT re 62 Response in Opposition to Motion re 59 Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Mandatory Preliminary Injunction as to COVID-19 filed by Tommy Taylor, Marshal Turner. (Jones, William) Modified on 3/20/2020 (jla).

March 19, 2020 RECAP
64

REPLY to Response to Motion re 59 Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Mandatory Preliminary Injunction as to COVID-19 filed by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Caleb Buckner, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, William Green, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Aric Johnson, Quenten Johnson, Challis Lewis, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Ivery Moore, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Kevin Thomas, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Croft, Marcy)

March 20, 2020 PACER
65

Second MOTION to Amend/Correct 58 MOTION to Amend/Correct 56 MOTION Judicial Notice re 16 MOTION FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE, 56 MOTION Judicial Notice re 16 MOTION FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE And to Set Briefing Schedule by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Caleb Buckner, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, William Green, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Aric Johnson, Quenten Johnson, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Ivery Moore, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Kevin Thomas, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-Plaintiffs' Amended Opposed Motion for Judicial Notice, Memorandum, & Exhibits) (Croft, Marcy)

1 Exhibit A-Plaintiffs' Amended Opposed Motion for Judicial Notice, Memorandu

View on PACER

March 23, 2020 PACER
66

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT re 65 Second MOTION to Amend/Correct 58 MOTION to Amend/Correct 56 MOTION Judicial Notice re 16 MOTION FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE, 56 MOTION Judicial Notice re 16 MOTION FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE And to Set Briefing Schedule filed by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Caleb Buckner, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, William Green, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Aric Johnson, Quenten Johnson, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Ivery Moore, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Kevin Thomas, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Croft, Marcy)

March 23, 2020 PACER
67

Joint MOTION for Entry of Revised Scheduling Order re 55 Order on Motion for Miscellaneous Relief by Tommy Taylor, Marshal Turner. (Jones, William)

March 24, 2020 PACER
68

Joint MOTION for Protective Order by Tommy Taylor, Marshal Turner. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A) (Jones, William)

1 Exhibit A

View on PACER

March 25, 2020 PACER
69

ORDER granting 67 Motion for revised briefing schedule. Signed by District Judge Debra M. Brown on 4/1/2020. (bds)

April 1, 2020 PACER
70

ORDER directing supplemental briefing. Signed by District Judge Debra M. Brown on 4/7/2020. (bds)

April 7, 2020 PACER
71

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Molly Mitchell Walker on behalf of Tommy Taylor, Marshal Turner (Walker, Molly)

April 9, 2020 PACER
72

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Molly Mitchell Walker on behalf of Tommy Taylor, Marshal Turner (Walker, Molly)

April 9, 2020 PACER
73

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Michael James Bentley on behalf of Tommy Taylor, Marshal Turner (Bentley, Michael)

April 9, 2020 PACER
74

Supplement to Motion re 59 Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Mandatory Preliminary Injunction as to COVID-19 filed by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Caleb Buckner, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, William Green, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Aric Johnson, Quenten Johnson, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Ivery Moore, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Kevin Thomas, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A: CDC Guidance-Correctional-Detention, # 2 Exhibit B: CDC Powerpoint Managing COVID 19 in Correctional-Detention, # 3 Exhibit C: Redacted Affirmations of Clients Incarcerated at Parchman, # 4 Exhibit D: Redacted Declarations of Clients Incarcerated at Parchman, # 5 Exhibit E: D.Sullivan Affidavit, # 6 Exhibit F: G. McMahon Affidavit, # 7 Exhibit G: Counsel Email Correspondence) (Croft, Marcy)

1 Exhibit A: CDC Guidance-Correctional-Detention

View on PACER

2 Exhibit B: CDC Powerpoint Managing COVID 19 in Correctional-Detention

View on PACER

3 Exhibit C: Redacted Affirmations of Clients Incarcerated at Parchman

View on PACER

4 Exhibit D: Redacted Declarations of Clients Incarcerated at Parchman

View on PACER

5 Exhibit E: D.Sullivan Affidavit

View on PACER

6 Exhibit F: G. McMahon Affidavit

View on PACER

7 Exhibit G: Counsel Email Correspondence

View on PACER

April 13, 2020 PACER
75

Supplement to Motion re 59 Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Mandatory Preliminary Injunction as to COVID-19 filed by Tommy Taylor, Marshal Turner. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit May Declaration, # 2 Exhibit Knighten Declaration, # 3 Exhibit Ramsue Declaration, # 4 Exhibit Perry Declaration, # 5 Exhibit Turner Declaration) (Bentley, Michael)

1 Exhibit May Declaration

View on PACER

2 Exhibit Knighten Declaration

View on PACER

3 Exhibit Ramsue Declaration

View on PACER

4 Exhibit Perry Declaration

View on PACER

5 Exhibit Turner Declaration

View on PACER

April 15, 2020 PACER
76

TEXT ONLY ORDER granting 68 motion for protective order. Because the Court concludes that the proposed protective order is necessary to protect the health and safety of inmates and corrections officers, the joint motion for protective order is granted. The proposed protective order will be entered separately. No further written order shall issue from this court. Signed by District Judge Debra M. Brown on 4/22/2020. (no document attached) (bds)

April 22, 2020 PACER
77

AGREED PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by District Judge Debra M. Brown on 4/22/2020. (tab)

April 22, 2020 PACER
78

AMENDED / SUPPLEMENT TO DOCUMENT Amendment to 62 Response in Opposition to Motion, 75 Supplement to Motion, DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, Notice of Supplemental Authority - Order, Valentine v. Collier, 20-20207 (5th Cir. Apr) (Jones, William)

1 Exhibit A, Notice of Supplemental Authority - Order, Valentine v. Collier, 20-20

View on PACER

April 23, 2020 PACER
79

ORDER denying 59 Motion for TRO. Signed by District Judge Debra M. Brown on 4/24/20. (bds)

April 24, 2020 RECAP
80

Joint MOTION Entry of Revised Scheduling Order re 69 Order on Motion for Miscellaneous Relief by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Caleb Buckner, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, William Green, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Aric Johnson, Quenten Johnson, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Ivery Moore, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Kevin Thomas, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Croft, Marcy)

April 24, 2020 PACER
81

ORDER granting 80 Motion for Entry of Revised Scheduling Order. Signed by District Judge Debra M. Brown on 4/27/2020. (jtm)

April 27, 2020 RECAP
82

ORDER granting 65 Motion to Amend/Correct. Signed by District Judge Debra M. Brown on 5/14/20. (jla)

May 14, 2020 PACER
83

MOTION Second Amended Opposed Motion for Judicial Notice re 56 MOTION Judicial Notice re 16 MOTION FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Caleb Buckner, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, William Green, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Aric Johnson, Quenten Johnson, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Ivery Moore, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Kevin Thomas, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Alissa Zhu and Lici Beveridge, Inmates Killed during Mississippis Prison Violence: Who are they? CLARION LEDGER (January 3, 2020), # 2 Exhibit B - Jimmie E. Gates, Report: 1 Inmate Dead, Others Injured in Fight at the Mississippi State Penitentiary, CLARION LEDGER (January 1, 2020), # 3 Exhibit C - WTVA Staff, Sheriff: One Dead, Two Injured after Fight at Chickasaw Regional Correctional Facility, WTVA (January 2, 2020), # 4 Exhibit D - Alissa Zhu, Parchman Inmate Dies of Natural Causes at Hospital, Coroner Says, CLARION LEDGER (January 8, 2020), # 5 Exhibit E - Alissa Zhu, Parchman Death: Inmate Found Hanging in Cell, Coroner Says, CLARION LEDGER (January 19, 2020), # 6 Exhibit F - MISS. DEPT CORRS., Investigation Underway into 2 Deaths at Parchman, Press Release (January 21, 2020), # 7 Exhibit G - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Second Inmate Killed at Parchman Identified, Press Release (January 21, 2020), # 8 Exhibit H - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Found Dead Wednesday Morning at Parchman Identified, Press Release (January 22, 2020), # 9 Exhibit I - Alissa Zhu, Mississippi Inmate Dies at Marshall County Correctional Facility, CLARION LEDGER (January 26, 2020), # 10 Exhibit J - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Found Dead Sunday Morning in a Cell at Parchman, Press Release (January 26, 2020), # 11 Exhibit K - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., State Inmate Collapses and Dies at Kemper-Neshoba Regional Facility, Press Release (January 28, 2020), # 12 Exhibit L - Lici Beveridge, Mississippi Prison Crisis: 15th State Inmate Death, CLARION LEDGER (January 30, 2020), # 13 Exhibit M - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate who Died this Afternoon in Prison Hospital Identified, Press Release (February 10, 2020), # 14 Exhibit O - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Serving 25 Years for Two Armed Robberies in Copiah County Dies, Press Release (February 15, 2020), # 15 Exhibit P - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Dies at Rankin County Prison, Press Release (February 16, 2020), # 16 Exhibit Q - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Prisoner Serving 20 Years for Manslaughter Dies, Press Release (February 26, 2020), # 17 Exhibit R - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS, Two Inmates Die in Prison Hospital this Week, Press Release (February 28, 2020), # 18 Exhibit S - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Serving Six Years Dies at Local Hospital, Press Release (March 3, 2020), # 19 Exhibit T - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Serving Life for Murder Dies at Local Hospital, Press Release (March 2, 2020), # 20 Exhibit U - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Identify Released of Inmate who Died in Prison Hospital, Press Release (March 5, 2020), # 21 Exhibit V - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Who Died in Oxford Hospital Identified, Press Release (March 9, 2020), # 22 Exhibit W - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Who Died at Rankin County Prison Monday Evening Identified, Press Release (March 10, 2020), # 23 Exhibit X - WJTV, MDOC Identifies 80-Year-Old Inmate Who Died at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility, WJTV (March 10, 2020), # 24 Exhibit Y - China Lee, 42-Year-Old Inmate Identified after Being Found Unresponsive at Parchman, WLBT (March 12, 2020, # 25 Exhibit Z - ShaCamree Gowdy, Inmate Serving 30 Years for Assault Dies in Parchman Hospital, WLBT (March 19, 2020), # 26 Exhibit AA - Sarah Fowler, MDOC: Inmate Dies at South Mississippi Correctional Institution, No Foul Play Suspected, Clarion Ledger (March 22, 2020)) (Croft, Marcy)

1 Exhibit A - Alissa Zhu and Lici Beveridge, Inmates Killed during Mississippis Pr

View on PACER

2 Exhibit B - Jimmie E. Gates, Report: 1 Inmate Dead, Others Injured in Fight at t

View on PACER

3 Exhibit C - WTVA Staff, Sheriff: One Dead, Two Injured after Fight at Chickasaw

View on PACER

4 Exhibit D - Alissa Zhu, Parchman Inmate Dies of Natural Causes at Hospital, Coro

View on PACER

5 Exhibit E - Alissa Zhu, Parchman Death: Inmate Found Hanging in Cell, Coroner Sa

View on PACER

6 Exhibit F - MISS. DEPT CORRS., Investigation Underway into 2 Deaths at Parchman,

View on PACER

7 Exhibit G - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Second Inmate Killed at Parchman Identified, P

View on PACER

8 Exhibit H - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Found Dead Wednesday Morning at Parchma

View on PACER

9 Exhibit I - Alissa Zhu, Mississippi Inmate Dies at Marshall County Correctional

View on PACER

10 Exhibit J - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Found Dead Sunday Morning in a Cell at

View on PACER

11 Exhibit K - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., State Inmate Collapses and Dies at Kemper-Nesh

View on PACER

12 Exhibit L - Lici Beveridge, Mississippi Prison Crisis: 15th State Inmate Death,

View on PACER

13 Exhibit M - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate who Died this Afternoon in Prison Hospi

View on PACER

14 Exhibit O - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Serving 25 Years for Two Armed Robberie

View on PACER

15 Exhibit P - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Dies at Rankin County Prison, Press Rel

View on PACER

16 Exhibit Q - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Prisoner Serving 20 Years for Manslaughter Die

View on PACER

17 Exhibit R - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS, Two Inmates Die in Prison Hospital this Week, P

View on PACER

18 Exhibit S - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Serving Six Years Dies at Local Hospita

View on PACER

19 Exhibit T - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Serving Life for Murder Dies at Local H

View on PACER

20 Exhibit U - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Identify Released of Inmate who Died in Prison

View on PACER

21 Exhibit V - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Who Died in Oxford Hospital Identified,

View on PACER

22 Exhibit W - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Who Died at Rankin County Prison Monday

View on PACER

23 Exhibit X - WJTV, MDOC Identifies 80-Year-Old Inmate Who Died at Central Mississ

View on PACER

24 Exhibit Y - China Lee, 42-Year-Old Inmate Identified after Being Found Unrespons

View on PACER

25 Exhibit Z - ShaCamree Gowdy, Inmate Serving 30 Years for Assault Dies in Parchma

View on PACER

26 Exhibit AA - Sarah Fowler, MDOC: Inmate Dies at South Mississippi Correctional I

View on PACER

May 14, 2020 PACER
84

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT re 83 MOTION Second Amended Opposed Motion for Judicial Notice re 56 MOTION Judicial Notice re 16 MOTION FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE filed by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Caleb Buckner, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, William Green, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Aric Johnson, Quenten Johnson, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Ivery Moore, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Kevin Thomas, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Croft, Marcy)

May 14, 2020 PACER
85

ORDER denying as moot 56 Motion for judicial notice ; denying as moot 58 Motion to Amend. Signed by District Judge Debra M. Brown on 5/15/2020. (tab)

May 15, 2020 PACER
86

MOTION re 16 MOTION FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE, 83 MOTION Second Amended Opposed Motion for Judicial Notice re 56 MOTION Judicial Notice re 16 MOTION FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE Opposed Motion for Judicial Notice of MDOC Deaths Between March 21,2020 and May 12, 2020 by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Caleb Buckner, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, William Green, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Aric Johnson, Quenten Johnson, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Ivery Moore, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Kevin Thomas, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Who Died Last Week Identified, Press Release (April 9, 2020), # 2 Exhibit B - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Dies After Fight with Cellmate, Press Release (April 2, 2020), # 3 Exhibit C - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Serving 15 Years at Rankin County prison dies, Press Release (April 6, 2020, # 4 Exhibit D - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Serving Life Dies in Greenville Hospital, Press Release (April 11, 2020), # 5 Exhibit E - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS, Inmate Dies Saturday in Prison Hospital, Press Release (April 18, 2020), # 6 Exhibit F - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Serving 15 Years Dies in Prison Hospital, Press Release (April 23, 2020), # 7 Exhibit G - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., State inmate dies in Jackson hospital, Press Release (April 30, 2020), # 8 Exhibit H - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., South Mississippi inmate dies while serving 60-year sentence, Press Release (May 2, 2020), # 9 Exhibit I - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., North Mississippi inmate serving two life sentences dies in hospital, Press Release (May 4, 2020), # 10 Exhibit J - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate serving life for murder dies in prison Press Release (May 11, 2020), # 11 Exhibit K - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate dies in prison hospital; no foul play suspected, Press Release (May 12, 2020)) (Croft, Marcy)

1 Exhibit A - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Who Died Last Week Identified, Press Re

View on PACER

2 Exhibit B - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Dies After Fight with Cellmate, Press R

View on PACER

3 Exhibit C - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Serving 15 Years at Rankin County priso

View on PACER

4 Exhibit D - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Serving Life Dies in Greenville Hospita

View on PACER

5 Exhibit E - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS, Inmate Dies Saturday in Prison Hospital, Press

View on PACER

6 Exhibit F - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate Serving 15 Years Dies in Prison Hospita

View on PACER

7 Exhibit G - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., State inmate dies in Jackson hospital, Press R

View on PACER

8 Exhibit H - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., South Mississippi inmate dies while serving 60

View on PACER

9 Exhibit I - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., North Mississippi inmate serving two life sent

View on PACER

10 Exhibit J - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate serving life for murder dies in prison

View on PACER

11 Exhibit K - MISS. DEPT OF CORRS., Inmate dies in prison hospital; no foul play s

View on PACER

May 15, 2020 PACER
87

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT re 86 MOTION re 16 MOTION FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE, 83 MOTION Second Amended Opposed Motion for Judicial Notice re 56 MOTION Judicial Notice re 16 MOTION FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE Opposed Motion Opposed Motion for Judicial Notice of MDOC Deaths Between March 21,2020 and May 12, 2020 filed by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Caleb Buckner, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, William Green, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Aric Johnson, Quenten Johnson, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Ivery Moore, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Kevin Thomas, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Croft, Marcy)

May 15, 2020 PACER
88

MOTION to Withdraw Notice of Withdrawal of Application for Admission PHV [Doc.29] by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Caleb Buckner, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, William Green, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Aric Johnson, Quenten Johnson, Challis Lewis, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Ivery Moore, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Kevin Thomas, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Thurman, Carson)

May 18, 2020 PACER
89

MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Caleb Buckner, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, William Green, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Aric Johnson, Quenten Johnson, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Ivery Moore, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Kevin Thomas, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Thurman, Carson)

May 19, 2020 PACER
90

MOTION Unopposed Motion for Entry of Revised Scheduling Order re 81 Order on Motion for Miscellaneous Relief by Tommy Taylor, Marshal Turner. (Jones, William)

May 19, 2020 PACER
91

ORDER granting 89 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages; granting 90 Motion for extension. Signed by District Judge Debra M. Brown on 5/22/20. (bds)

May 22, 2020 PACER
92

RESPONSE in Opposition re 83 MOTION Second Amended Opposed Motion for Judicial Notice re 56 MOTION Judicial Notice re 16 MOTION FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE filed by Tommy Taylor, Marshal Turner. (Jones, William)

May 28, 2020 PACER
93

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT re 92 Response in Opposition to Motion re 83 MOTION Second Amended Opposed Motion for Judicial Notice filed by Tommy Taylor, Marshal Turner. (Jones, William) Modified on 5/29/2020 (jla).

May 28, 2020 PACER
94

RESPONSE in Opposition re 86 MOTION re 16 MOTION FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE, 83 MOTION Second Amended Opposed Motion for Judicial Notice re 56 MOTION Judicial Notice re 16 MOTION FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE Opposed Motion filed by Tommy Taylor, Marshal Turner. (Jones, William)

May 28, 2020 PACER
95

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT re 94 Response in Opposition to Motion re 86 MOTION re 16 MOTION FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE filed by Tommy Taylor, Marshal Turner. (Jones, William) Modified on 5/29/2020 (jla).

May 28, 2020 PACER
96

REPLY to Response to Motion re 83 MOTION Second Amended Opposed Motion for Judicial Notice re 56 MOTION Judicial Notice re 16 MOTION FOR JUDICIAL NOTICE filed by Michael Amos, Pitrell Brister, Caleb Buckner, Antonio Davis, Willie Friend, Charles Gayles, William Green, Daniel Guthrie, Jonathan J. Ham, Desmond Hardy, Billy James, Jr, Justin James, Aric Johnson, Quenten Johnson, Deaunte Lewis, Larry Maxwell, Terrance McKinney, Ivery Moore, Derrick Pan, Kuriaki Riley, Brandon Robertson, Derrick Rogers, Tyree Ross, H. D. Alexander Scott, Deangelo Taylor, Lemartine Taylor, Kevin Thomas, Conti Tillis, Demarcus Timmons, Carlos Varnado, Phillip Decarlos Webster, Adrian Willard, Curtis Wilson. (Croft, Marcy)

June 2, 2020 PACER

State / Territory: Mississippi

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 14, 2020

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Prisoners at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Mississippi. The putative class is "all prisoners who are now, or will in the future be, subjected to the degrading policies and practices of MDOC and filthy, inhumane conditions endangering prisoner health and safety for the duration of their incarceration at Parchman."

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Pending

Defendants

Mississippi Department of Corrections, State

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

None

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief denied

Issues

General:

Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students

Bathing and hygiene

Conditions of confinement

Food service / nutrition / hydration

Sanitation / living conditions

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Totality of conditions

Crowding:

Crowding / caseload

Medical/Mental Health:

Medical care, general

Medical care, unspecified

Medication, administration of

Untreated pain

Vision care

COVID-19:

Mitigation Denied

Mitigation Requested

Type of Facility:

Government-run