Case: Williams v. Federal Bureau of Prisons

1:20-cv-00890 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: April 2, 2020

Closed Date: April 28, 2020

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Case Summary

COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action filed by two inmates on behalf of all those housed in the Hope Village halfway house in D.C., seeking release and appropriate hygiene and social-distancing measures in light of COVID-19. The case was voluntarily dismissed on April 28, after the defendants significantly reduced the population of the halfway house. On April 2, 2020, two inmates filed this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of D.C. on behalf of all inmates housed in the Hope…

COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action filed by two inmates on behalf of all those housed in the Hope Village halfway house in D.C., seeking release and appropriate hygiene and social-distancing measures in light of COVID-19. The case was voluntarily dismissed on April 28, after the defendants significantly reduced the population of the halfway house.


On April 2, 2020, two inmates filed this action in the U.S. District Court for the District of D.C. on behalf of all inmates housed in the Hope Village halfway house. Represented by the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs and private counsel, the plaintiffs sued the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the D.C. Department of Corrections, and Hope Village under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2201-02, and the federal habeas statute, 28 U.S.C. § 2241, alleging violations of the Eighth Amendment and negligence. Specifically, they alleged that the defendants had failed to provide adequate protections and conditions that adhered to CDC guidelines, which left the plaintiffs unprotected from COVID-19. The case was initially assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, but was randomly reassigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras.

The plaintiffs filed a motion for temporary restraining order that same day, requesting that the court require the defendants to address the inadequate conditions at Hope Village by: (1) releasing enough residents so that remaining residents could be housed safely, per CDC guidelines; (2) taking appropriate sanitary measures, including reducing the number of residents sharing bedrooms and bathrooms and hygiene products; (3) refraining from admitting new residents, (4) providing an on-site medical team; (5) screen staff and persons with COVID-19 symptoms; (6) implementing isolations and quarantines where necessary.

On April 3, the plaintiffs filed a motion to certify class and appoint class counsel, proposing a class of all persons detained or who would be detained at Hope Village.

The defendants filed briefs in opposition to the motion for temporary restraining order on April 6, arguing that the plaintiffs were unlikely to succeed on the merits.

On April 7, Judge Contreras denied the motion for temporary restraining order, but requested the defendants to provide daily updates, under seal, regarding the overall population, the number of individuals tested, and the number of confirmed positive and negative results. The order also required Hope Village to submit a roster with information for each resident, including medical history, their sentence, and eligibility for home confinement.

On April 28, the plaintiffs filed a notice of dismissal, alerting the court that the declaratory and injunctive relief they sought was moot, due to mitigation efforts made by Hope Village. They stated that now only three federal prisoners remained at Hope Village, the total population had been reduced to less than 15 people, and that the facility would be closing soon.

Summary Authors

Caitlin Kierum (6/3/2020)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17037639/parties/williams-v-federal-bureau-of-prisons/


Judge(s)

Contreras, Rudolph (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Disney, Pamela (District of Columbia)

Gunston, Emily A. (District of Columbia)

LaForge, Clayton D. (District of Columbia)

Metz, Kevin H. (District of Columbia)

Michelman, Scott (District of Columbia)

Niles, Lyndsay Ayanna (District of Columbia)

Perloff, Michael Krevans (District of Columbia)

Saindon, Andrew J. (District of Columbia)

Smith, Jonathan Mark (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Contreras, Rudolph (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Disney, Pamela (District of Columbia)

Gunston, Emily A. (District of Columbia)

LaForge, Clayton D. (District of Columbia)

Metz, Kevin H. (District of Columbia)

Michelman, Scott (District of Columbia)

Niles, Lyndsay Ayanna (District of Columbia)

Perloff, Michael Krevans (District of Columbia)

Saindon, Andrew J. (District of Columbia)

Smith, Jonathan Mark (District of Columbia)

Spitzer, Arthur (District of Columbia)

Walker, Johnny Hillary III (District of Columbia)

Wisniewski, Drew R. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Amarillas, Fernando (District of Columbia)

Bluming, Micah Ian (District of Columbia)

Henry, Jeanett P. (Maryland)

Ittig, Kristen Elizabeth (District of Columbia)

Jackson, Toni Michelle (District of Columbia)

Racine, Karl A. (District of Columbia)

Samuels, Michael E. (District of Columbia)

Shea, Timothy J (District of Columbia)

Vanhorn, Daniel F. (District of Columbia)

Van Horn, Daniel F (District of Columbia)

Yukins, Christopher R. (District of Columbia)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Giftos, Jonathan MD (New York)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:20-cv-00890

Docket [PACER]

April 28, 2020

April 28, 2020

Docket
5 (& 5-1 to 5-4)

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

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
1

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Class Action Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief and Class Petition for Writs of Habeas Corpus

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

Complaint
3

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Plaintiffs' Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
25

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Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification and Appointment of Class Counsel

April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
28-2 (Part 2/2)

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Part 2/2 of Exhibit 2 of District Defendants' Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order (Part 3/3)

April 6, 2020

April 6, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
28 (& 28-1)

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District Defendants' Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and Exhibit A (Part 1/3)

April 6, 2020

April 6, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
28-2 (Part 1/2)

1:20-cv-00890

Part 1/2 of Exhibit 2 of District Defendants' Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order (Part 2/3)

April 6, 2020

April 6, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
29 (& 29-1 to 29-5)

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Memorandum of Points and Authorities by the Bureau of Prisons and its Director in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order

April 6, 2020

April 6, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief
30 (& 30-1 to 30-3)

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Defendant Hope Village, Inc.'s Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Application for a Temporary Restraining Order

April 6, 2020

April 6, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17037639/williams-v-federal-bureau-of-prisons/

Last updated Aug. 5, 2022, 3:03 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

Case Assigned/Reassigned

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

PACER
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COMPLAINT against QUINCY BOOTH, MICHAEL CARVAJAL, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS, HOPE VILLAGE, INC. ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number ADCDC-6983173) filed by THURMAN WILLIAMS, RONALD IAN BOATRIGHT. (Attachments: # 1 Summons to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, # 2 Summons to Michael Carvajal, # 3 Summons to the District of Columbia, # 4 Summons to Quincy Booth, # 5 Summons to Hope Village. Inc., # 6 Summons to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, # 7 Summons for U.S. Attorney General, # 8 Civil Cover Sheet)(Metz, Kevin) (Entered: 04/02/2020)

1 Summons to the Federal Bureau of Prisons

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2 Summons to Michael Carvajal

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3 Summons to the District of Columbia

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4 Summons to Quincy Booth

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5 Summons to Hope Village. Inc.

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6 Summons to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia

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7 Summons for U.S. Attorney General

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8 Civil Cover Sheet

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April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

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NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by RONALD IAN BOATRIGHT, THURMAN WILLIAMS. Case related to Case No. 1:20-cv-849. (Metz, Kevin) (Entered: 04/02/2020)

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

PACER
3

MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order by RONALD IAN BOATRIGHT, THURMAN WILLIAMS (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Counsel Pursuant to LCvR 65.1(a), # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Metz, Kevin) (Entered: 04/02/2020)

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

PACER
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WITHDRAWN PURSUANT TO NOTICE FILED ON 4/16/2020.....MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by RONALD IAN BOATRIGHT, THURMAN WILLIAMS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Metz, Kevin); Modified on 4/17/2020 (ztth). (Entered: 04/02/2020)

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

PACER
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MEMORANDUM re 3 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed by THURMAN WILLIAMS, RONALD IAN BOATRIGHT, 4 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by THURMAN WILLIAMS, RONALD IAN BOATRIGHT by RONALD IAN BOATRIGHT, THURMAN WILLIAMS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Declaration of Dr. Jonathan Giftos, # 2 Exhibit 2 - Declaration of Mr. Thurman Williams, # 3 Exhibit 3 - Declaration of Mr. Ronald Ian Boatright, # 4 Exhibit 4 - Declaration of Mr. Anthony Antonio Pleasant)(Metz, Kevin) (Entered: 04/02/2020)

1 Exhibit 1 - Declaration of Dr. Jonathan Giftos

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2 Exhibit 2 - Declaration of Mr. Thurman Williams

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3 Exhibit 3 - Declaration of Mr. Ronald Ian Boatright

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4 Exhibit 4 - Declaration of Mr. Anthony Antonio Pleasant

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April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

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Emergency MOTION to Shorten Defendants Time in which to Respond to Plaintiffs Temporary Restraining Order Motion by RONALD IAN BOATRIGHT, THURMAN WILLIAMS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Metz, Kevin) Modified event on 4/3/2020 (znmw). (Entered: 04/02/2020)

1 Text of Proposed Order

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April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

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MOTION For Hearing (Request for A TRO Hearing on or before the Morning of Monday, April 6, 2020) by RONALD IAN BOATRIGHT, THURMAN WILLIAMS re 3 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order (Metz, Kevin) Modified on 4/2/2020 to correct event (zsb). (Entered: 04/02/2020)

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Clayton D. LaForge on behalf of RONALD IAN BOATRIGHT, THURMAN WILLIAMS (LaForge, Clayton) (Entered: 04/02/2020)

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

PACER

Case Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. (zsb)

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

PACER
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NOTICE of Corrected Complaint by RONALD IAN BOATRIGHT, THURMAN WILLIAMS re 1 Complaint,, (Metz, Kevin) (Entered: 04/02/2020)

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

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SUMMONS (7) Issued Electronically as to QUINCY BOOTH, MICHAEL CARVAJAL, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS, HOPE VILLAGE, INC., U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney General, and District of Columbia Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 04/02/2020)

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

PACER
11

ERRATA of Corrected Motion for Temporary Restraining Order by RONALD IAN BOATRIGHT, THURMAN WILLIAMS re 3 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order (Attachments: # 1 Corrected Certificate of Counsel Pursuant to LCvR 65.1(a), # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Metz, Kevin) Modified event on 4/3/2020 (ztd). (Entered: 04/02/2020)

1 Corrected Certificate of Counsel Pursuant to LCvR 65.1(a)

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2 Text of Proposed Order

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April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

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ERRATA of Corrected Motion for Preliminary Injunction by RONALD IAN BOATRIGHT, THURMAN WILLIAMS re 4 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Metz, Kevin) Modified event on 4/3/2020 (ztd). (Entered: 04/02/2020)

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

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ERRATA to Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Motion for Preliminary Injunction by RONALD IAN BOATRIGHT, THURMAN WILLIAMS re 5 Memorandum,, (Metz, Kevin); Modified text on 4/3/2020 (ztth). (Entered: 04/02/2020)

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

RECAP
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ERRATA to Corrected Emergency Motion to Shorten Defendants' Time in which to Respond to Plaintiffs' Temporary Restraining Order Motion by RONALD IAN BOATRIGHT, THURMAN WILLIAMS re 6 Emergency MOTION to Shorten Defendants Time in which to Respond to Plaintiffs Temporary Restraining Order Motion (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Metz, Kevin); Modified text on 4/3/2020 (ztth). (Entered: 04/02/2020)

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

PACER
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ERRATA to Corrected Request for A TRO Hearing on or before the Morning of Monday, April 6, 2020 by RONALD IAN BOATRIGHT, THURMAN WILLIAMS re 7 MOTION for Hearing (Metz, Kevin) Modified on 4/3/2020 (ztth). (Entered: 04/02/2020)

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Johnny Hillary Walker, III on behalf of MICHAEL CARVAJAL, FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS (Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 04/02/2020)

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

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NOTICE of Appearance by Arthur B. Spitzer on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Spitzer, Arthur) (Entered: 04/02/2020)

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

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NOTICE of Appearance by Scott Michelman on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Michelman, Scott) (Entered: 04/02/2020)

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

PACER
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Case randomly reassigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly is no longer assigned to the case as deemed not related. (ztnr) (Entered: 04/03/2020)

April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion to Expedite

April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines

April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion for Hearing

April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice

April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

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Set/Reset Hearings

April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Kristen Elizabeth Ittig on behalf of HOPE VILLAGE, INC. (Ittig, Kristen) (Entered: 04/03/2020)

April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 6 Plaintiffs' emergency motion to shorten Defendants' time in which to respond to Plaintiffs' application for a temporary restraining order. It is hereby ORDERED that Defendants shall file their response to Plaintiffs' motion by 5:00 PM on Monday, April 6. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on April 3, 2020. (lcrc3)

April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

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NOTICE of Appearance by Christopher R. Yukins on behalf of HOPE VILLAGE, INC. (Yukins, Christopher) (Entered: 04/03/2020)

April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Responses due by 4/6/2020 (tj)

April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Jeanett P. Henry on behalf of HOPE VILLAGE, INC. (Henry, Jeanett) (Entered: 04/03/2020)

April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of 7 Plaintiffs' motion for a hearing, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall appear before the Court by telephone for a hearing on April 7, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. Specific call-in instructions will follow via e-mail. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on April 3, 2020. (lcrc3)

April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Drew R. Wisniewski, Filing fee $ 100, receipt number ADCDC-6987422. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by RONALD IAN BOATRIGHT, THURMAN WILLIAMS (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(LaForge, Clayton) (Entered: 04/03/2020)

April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER denying 23 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice: The Court notes that Drew R. Wisniewski is admitted to the District of Columbia Bar and maintains an office within the District of Columbia. Pursuant to Local Civil Rule 83.2(c)(2) ("Practice by Non-Members of the Bar of this Court"), "[a]n attorney who engages in the practice of law from an office located in the District of Columbia must be a member of... the Bar of this Court to file papers in this Court." Pursuant to Local Civil Rule 83.8(a), attorneys who are active members in good standing of the District of Columbia Bar may petition the Clerk for admission to the bar of this court. Mr. Wisniewski may submit his application to the Clerk in advance of the Court's scheduled hearing, and, if he seeks to speak at the hearing, he may make a request then and state that the application is pending, but he has not yet been sworn in. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on April 3, 2020. (lcrc3)

April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Andrew J. Saindon on behalf of QUINCY BOOTH, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Saindon, Andrew) (Entered: 04/03/2020)

April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

PACER
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MOTION to Certify Class and Appointment of Class Counsel by RONALD IAN BOATRIGHT, THURMAN WILLIAMS (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Kevin Metz, # 2 Declaration of Emily Gunston, # 3 Declaration of Scott Michelman, # 4 Text of Proposed Order)(Metz, Kevin). Added MOTION to Appoint Lead Counsel on 4/6/2020 (ztth). Modified on 4/6/2020 (znmw). (Entered: 04/03/2020)

April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

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NOTICE of Appearance by Lyndsay Ayanna Niles on behalf of RONALD IAN BOATRIGHT, THURMAN WILLIAMS (Niles, Lyndsay) (Entered: 04/03/2020)

April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

PACER

Set/Reset Hearings: Status Conference set for 4/7/2020 at 12:00 PM before Judge Rudolph Contreras. (tj)

April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Micah Ian Bluming on behalf of QUINCY BOOTH, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Bluming, Micah) (Entered: 04/05/2020)

April 5, 2020

April 5, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File

April 6, 2020

April 6, 2020

PACER
28

Memorandum in opposition to re 3 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed by QUINCY BOOTH, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Bluming, Micah) (Entered: 04/06/2020)

April 6, 2020

April 6, 2020

PACER
29

Memorandum in opposition to re 3 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed by MICHAEL CARVAJAL, FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Jon Gustin, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3, # 5 Exhibit 4)(Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 04/06/2020)

April 6, 2020

April 6, 2020

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Memorandum in opposition to re 3 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed by HOPE VILLAGE, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Ittig, Kristen) (Entered: 04/06/2020)

1 Exhibit A

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3 Exhibit C

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April 6, 2020

April 6, 2020

PACER
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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Opposition by HOPE VILLAGE, INC. (Ittig, Kristen) (Entered: 04/06/2020)

April 6, 2020

April 6, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 31 Defendant's request for an extension of time. It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant Hope Village is granted an extension of time to 5:10 PM Eastern Time to file its response. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on April 6, 2020. (lcrc3)

April 6, 2020

April 6, 2020

PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Pamela A. Disney on behalf of QUINCY BOOTH, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Disney, Pamela) (Entered: 04/06/2020)

April 6, 2020

April 6, 2020

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Notice of QC

April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020

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~Util - Set/Reset Hearings

April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020

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Order on Motion for Leave to File

April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020

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Motion Hearing

April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020

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NOTICE OF ERROR re 32 Notice of Appearance; emailed to pdisney@outtengolden.com, cc'd 28 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Please update your address in PACER. (ztth, )

April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020

PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Michael Krevans Perloff on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Perloff, Michael) (Entered: 04/07/2020)

April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 34 Plaintiffs' motion for leave to file reply and supplemental affidavit. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on April 7, 2020. (lcrc3)

April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020

PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Reply and Supplemental Affidavit by RONALD IAN BOATRIGHT, THURMAN WILLIAMS (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proposed Reply, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 1 to Proposed Reply, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 2 to Proposed Reply, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit 3 to Proposed Reply, # 5 Exhibit Exhibit 4 to Proposed Reply, # 6 Exhibit Exhibit 5 to Proposed Reply)(Metz, Kevin) (Entered: 04/07/2020)

April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Rudolph Contreras: Motion Hearing held on 4/7/2020 re 3 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed by THURMAN WILLIAMS, RONALD IAN BOATRIGHT. Oral argument heard, and motion is DENIED for reasons stated on the record. Next Status Conference set for 4/14/2020 at 11:00 AM before Judge Rudolph Contreras. Order to follow. (Court Reporter: Sara Wick.) (tj)

April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020

PACER
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ORDER denying 3 Plaintiffs' Motion for TRO. See document for details. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on April 7, 2020. (lcrc3) (Entered: 04/07/2020)

April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020

PACER
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REPLY to opposition to motion re 3 MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed by RONALD IAN BOATRIGHT, THURMAN WILLIAMS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5) (ztth) (Entered: 04/07/2020)

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April 7, 2020

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SEALED DOCUMENT filed by MICHAEL CARVAJAL, FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS(This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 04/07/2020)

April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020

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SEALED DOCUMENT filed by HOPE VILLAGE, INC.(This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(Henry, Jeanett) (Entered: 04/08/2020)

April 8, 2020

April 8, 2020

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SEALED DOCUMENT filed by MICHAEL CARVAJAL, FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS(This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 04/08/2020)

April 8, 2020

April 8, 2020

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.Order

April 9, 2020

April 9, 2020

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Order

April 9, 2020

April 9, 2020

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Set/Reset Deadlines

April 9, 2020

April 9, 2020

PACER
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SEALED DOCUMENT filed by MICHAEL CARVAJAL, FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS(This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 04/09/2020)

April 9, 2020

April 9, 2020

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SEALED DOCUMENT filed by HOPE VILLAGE, INC.(This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(Henry, Jeanett) (Entered: 04/09/2020)

April 9, 2020

April 9, 2020

PACER

MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant Hope Village shall respond to 42 Plaintiffs' motion to compel by 5:00 PM on Monday, April 13, 2020. In the interim, it is FURTHER ORDERED that any individuals who seek to inspect the Hope Village facility shall inquire about (1) the process to obtain COVID-19 tests for themselves and (2) how to expeditiously avail themselves of any available resources for such testing. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on April 9, 2020. (lcrc3)

April 9, 2020

April 9, 2020

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WITHDRAWN AS PER HEARING HELD ON 4/17/2020.........Emergency MOTION to Compel Entry and Examination by RONALD IAN BOATRIGHT, THURMAN WILLIAMS (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Metz, Kevin). Added MOTION on 4/10/2020 (ztth). (Entered: 04/09/2020)

April 9, 2020

April 9, 2020

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Responses due by 4/13/2020. (tj)

April 9, 2020

April 9, 2020

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Set/Reset Deadlines

April 10, 2020

April 10, 2020

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Order on Motion for Extension of Time to

April 10, 2020

April 10, 2020

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Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to File Supplemental Briefing by RONALD IAN BOATRIGHT, THURMAN WILLIAMS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Metz, Kevin) (Entered: 04/10/2020)

April 10, 2020

April 10, 2020

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MINUTE ORDER granting 43 the parties' joint motion for extension of time to file supplemental briefing. It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall submit any supplemental briefing on Plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction by 11:00 AM on Monday, April 13, 2020. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on April 10, 2020. (lcrc3)

April 10, 2020

April 10, 2020

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SEALED DOCUMENT filed by HOPE VILLAGE, INC.(This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(Henry, Jeanett) (Entered: 04/10/2020)

April 10, 2020

April 10, 2020

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SEALED DOCUMENT filed by MICHAEL CARVAJAL, FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS(This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 04/10/2020)

April 10, 2020

April 10, 2020

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SEALED DOCUMENT filed by HOPE VILLAGE, INC.(This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(Henry, Jeanett) (Entered: 04/11/2020)

April 11, 2020

April 11, 2020

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SEALED DOCUMENT filed by MICHAEL CARVAJAL, FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS(This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 04/11/2020)

April 11, 2020

April 11, 2020

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SEALED DOCUMENT filed by MICHAEL CARVAJAL, FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS(This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 04/12/2020)

April 12, 2020

April 12, 2020

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Order on Motion for Extension of Time to

April 13, 2020

April 13, 2020

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Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings

April 13, 2020

April 13, 2020

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MINUTE ORDER granting 49 Plaintiffs' uncontested motion for extension of time and to reschedule. It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall submit any supplemental briefing on Plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction by 11:00 AM on April 16, 2020. It is FURTHER ORDERED that the telephone hearing on Plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction currently scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM is VACATED and RESCHEDULED for Friday, April 17, 2020 at 11:30 AM. Specific call-in instructions will follow via e-mail. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on April 13, 2020. (lcrc3)

April 13, 2020

April 13, 2020

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49

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Supplemental Briefing and to Reschedule Hearing on Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction by RONALD IAN BOATRIGHT, THURMAN WILLIAMS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Metz, Kevin). Added MOTION to Continue on 4/13/2020 (ztth). (Entered: 04/13/2020)

1 Text of Proposed Order

View on PACER

April 13, 2020

April 13, 2020

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Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Motion for Preliminary Injuction due by 4/16/2020 at 11:00 AM. Telephone Conference reset for 4/17/2020 at 11:30 AM before Judge Rudolph Contreras. (zcal)

April 13, 2020

April 13, 2020

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50

SEALED DOCUMENT filed by HOPE VILLAGE, INC.(This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(Henry, Jeanett) (Entered: 04/13/2020)

April 13, 2020

April 13, 2020

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51

Joint MOTION for Protective Order by MICHAEL CARVAJAL, FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 04/13/2020)

April 13, 2020

April 13, 2020

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TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS before Judge Rudolph Contreras, held on 04/07/2020. Page Numbers: 1-46. Date of Issuance: 04/13/2020. Court Reporter: Sara Wick, telephone number 202-354-3284. Transcripts may be ordered by submitting the Transcript Order FormFor the first 90 days after this filing date, the transcript may be viewed at the courthouse at a public terminal or purchased from the court reporter referenced above. Afte r 90 days, the transcript may be accessed via PACER. Other transcript formats, (multi-page, condensed, CD or ASCII) may be purchased from the court reporter.NOTICE RE REDACTION OF TRANSCRIPTS: The parties have twenty-one days to file with the court and the court reporter any request to redact personal identifiers from this transcript. If no such requests are filed, the transcript will be made available to the public via PACER without redaction after 90 days. The policy, which includes the five personal identifiers specifically covered, is located on our website at www.dcd.uscourts.gov. Redaction Request due 5/4/2020. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 5/14/2020. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 7/12/2020.(Wick, Sara) (Entered: 04/13/2020)

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April 13, 2020

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53

PROTECTIVE ORDER: See document for details. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on April 13, 2020. (lcrc3) (Entered: 04/13/2020)

April 13, 2020

April 13, 2020

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54

SEALED DOCUMENT filed by MICHAEL CARVAJAL, FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS(This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 04/13/2020)

April 13, 2020

April 13, 2020

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RESPONSE re 42 Emergency MOTION to Compel Entry and Examination Defendant Hope Village, Inc.'s Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Discovery filed by HOPE VILLAGE, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Ittig, Kristen) (Entered: 04/13/2020)

April 13, 2020

April 13, 2020

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SEALED DOCUMENT filed by HOPE VILLAGE, INC.(This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Henry, Jeanett) (Entered: 04/13/2020)

April 13, 2020

April 13, 2020

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REPLY to opposition to motion re 42 Emergency MOTION to Compel Entry and Examination filed by RONALD IAN BOATRIGHT, THURMAN WILLIAMS. (Metz, Kevin) (Entered: 04/14/2020)

April 14, 2020

April 14, 2020

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SEALED DOCUMENT filed by HOPE VILLAGE, INC.(This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(Henry, Jeanett) (Entered: 04/14/2020)

April 14, 2020

April 14, 2020

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SEALED DOCUMENT filed by MICHAEL CARVAJAL, FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS(This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 04/14/2020)

April 14, 2020

April 14, 2020

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Order on Motion for Extension of Time to

April 15, 2020

April 15, 2020

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Set/Reset Deadlines

April 15, 2020

April 15, 2020

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MINUTE ORDER granting 60 Defendants' consent motion for extension of time. It is hereby ORDERED that Defendants the District and Hope Village shall respond to Plaintiffs' Complaint by May 8, 2020, and Defendant the BOP shall respond to Plaintiffs' complaint by June 2, 2020. It is FURTHER ORDERED that Defendants' obligation to respond to 25 Plaintiffs' motion to certify class is STAYED pending further order of the Court. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on April 15, 2020. (lcrc3)

April 15, 2020

April 15, 2020

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Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to Plaintiffs' Complaint and to Stay Response to Plaintiffs' Motion to Certify Class by QUINCY BOOTH, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Bluming, Micah). Added MOTION to Stay on 4/15/2020 (ztth). (Entered: 04/15/2020)

April 15, 2020

April 15, 2020

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SEALED DOCUMENT filed by HOPE VILLAGE, INC.(This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(Henry, Jeanett) (Entered: 04/15/2020)

April 15, 2020

April 15, 2020

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Set/Reset Deadlines: District of Columbia and Hope Village to respond to plaintiff's complaint by 5/8/2020; BOP shall respond to plaintiff's complaint by 6/2/2020. (tj)

April 15, 2020

April 15, 2020

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SEALED DOCUMENT filed by MICHAEL CARVAJAL, FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS(This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(Walker, Johnny) (Entered: 04/15/2020)

April 15, 2020

April 15, 2020

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SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM to re 4 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (REDACTED) filed by RONALD IAN BOATRIGHT, THURMAN WILLIAMS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2 (REDACTED), # 3 Exhibit 3 (REDACTED))(Metz, Kevin) (Entered: 04/16/2020)

April 16, 2020

April 16, 2020

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Case Details

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 2, 2020

Closing Date: April 28, 2020

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Inmates in a D.C. halfway house

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Washington Lawyers' Committee

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Mooted before ruling

Defendants

Federal Bureau of Prisons, Federal

D.C. Department of Corrections, State

Hope Village Halfway House, Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

State law

Habeas Corpus, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2241-2253; 2254; 2255

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

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Special Case Type(s):

Habeas

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Non-settlement Outcome

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Issues

General:

Bathing and hygiene

Conditions of confinement

Sanitation / living conditions

Totality of conditions

Crowding:

Crowding / caseload

COVID-19:

COVID reporting ordered

Mitigation Requested

Release Denied

Release-process created/modified

Release Requested