Case: Shaw v. Allen

1:81-cv-01008 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

Filed Date: Feb. 6, 1981

Closed Date: April 15, 1997

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Case Summary

In 1981, inmates at McDowell County Jail in West Virginia filed a class action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia against McDowell County Commissioners and Sheriff claiming constitutional violations in the jail. Plaintiffs were represented by Appalachian Research and Defense Fund and private attorneys. A comprehensive order was entered on April 11, 1983 enjoining the defendants from operating the jail in a manner that …

In 1981, inmates at McDowell County Jail in West Virginia filed a class action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia against McDowell County Commissioners and Sheriff claiming constitutional violations in the jail. Plaintiffs were represented by Appalachian Research and Defense Fund and private attorneys. A comprehensive order was entered on April 11, 1983 enjoining the defendants from operating the jail in a manner that violated the Constitution and specifying actions to be taken to bring the jail into compliance. Plaintiffs initiated contempt proceedings several times throughout the 1980s. The district court responded by ordering inspections and appointing a monitor. The monitor reported that defendants were not complying with the order.

On December 26, 1990, the district court (Judge Elizabeth Hallahan) held that the consistent failure of defendants to improve jail conditions warranted the year-long appointment of a receiver to bring the prison into compliance. Shaw v. Allen, 771 F.Supp. 760 (S.D.W.Va. 1990). The court appointed Professor James McCoy of Marshall University as receiver and he was granted all the authority held by the County Commissioners and Sheriff in running the jail.

The PACER docket provides information on proceedings since 1993. On February 2, 1993, Judge Hallahan signed an order agreed to by the parties enjoining defendants from paying off correctional officers, reducing jail staff, closing the jail's third floor, or ceasing to house female inmates. The order also noted that defendants agreed that the County Commissioners would be responsible for the conditions of the jail and the sheriff would have no further responsibility. On October 21, 1993, Judge Hallahan appointed a monitor to make monthly inspections of the jail. On November 2, 1994, an order directed defendants to take specific actions including providing medical training for correctional officers, improving fire safety systems, and developing a medical plan. The order also directed defendants to post the order in the jail. Proceedings continued regarding the monitor's fees until he was released from his duties on April 15, 1997.

Summary Authors

Angela Heverling (4/24/2006)

People


Judge(s)

Hallanan, Elizabeth Virginia (West Virginia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Baker, Robert S. (West Virginia)

Googel, Norman (West Virginia)

Sitler, George (West Virginia)

Whitelaw, John S. (West Virginia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bell, Sidney H. (West Virginia)

Hall, Sarah N. (West Virginia)

Other Attorney(s)

Active

Active

Judge(s)

Hallanan, Elizabeth Virginia (West Virginia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Baker, Robert S. (West Virginia)

Googel, Norman (West Virginia)

Sitler, George (West Virginia)

Whitelaw, John S. (West Virginia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bell, Sidney H. (West Virginia)

Hall, Sarah N. (West Virginia)

Other Attorney(s)

Binder, Janice (West Virginia)

White, Franklin E. (New York)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Shaw v. Belcher

April 15, 1997 Docket

Order

771 F.Supp. 760, 1990 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 19021

Dec. 26, 1990 Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated May 13, 2022

ECF Number Description Date Link

Case closed (cel) (Entered: 01/26/1993)

Aug. 20, 1985
103

MOTION by Jimmy R. Shaw, Walter A. Foddrell, Steven E. Lambert Jr., Grover Shaw, Roger Baker for substitution of parties (cel) (Entered: 01/26/1993)

Jan. 25, 1993
104

ORDER scheduling a hearing on 01/28/93, 10:30 a.m., Beckley, to address pltfs' motion for substitution of parties & motion for TRO; directing defts to file a written memonradum addressing these motions by 01/28/93, 9:00 a.m. ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: attys) (cel) (Entered: 01/26/1993)

Jan. 25, 1993

This case was closed before being entered completely into the automated system. For previous entries, check the manual docket sheet. (cel)

Jan. 26, 1993
105

AGREED ORDER granting [103-1] motion for substitution of parties & a preliminary injunction; substituting Donald L. Hicks for R. J. Allen as Sheriff of McDowell Co., Michael Brooks for Barry D. Hale as Chief Field Deputy, & R. J. Allen to remain as a party defendant since he has been appointed as Asst. to Sheriff of McDowell Co.; defts. agree to be preliminarily enjoined: from paying off any correctional officer & jail staff; from reducing the salaries of any correctional officer & jail staff; from closing the jail's 3rd floor & from ceasing to house female inmates; defts. agree that McDowell Co. Commission & not Sheriff of McDowell Co. remain responsible for the administration & superintendence of the McDowel Co. Jail & shall be preliminarily enjoined from altering responsibility; pltfs. have not waived their right to file appl. for atty's fees. ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: attys) (pss)

Feb. 2, 1993
106

MOTION by Jimmy R. Shaw, Walter A. Foddrell, Steven E. Lambert Jr., Grover Shaw, Roger Baker to Hold Dfts. in Contempt of Court for blatantly violating prev. orders of this court (mjp)

March 10, 1993
107

REPLY by Robert Blair, Jennings B. Boyd, Ronald L. Taylor, McDowel Co. Comm., Eddie C. Beverly, Donald L. Hicks, Michael Brooks, R. J. Allen to [106-1] motion to Hold Dfts. in Contempt of Court by Roger Baker, Grover Shaw, Steven E. Lambert Jr., Walter A. Foddrell, Jimmy R. Shaw (mjp)

March 12, 1993
108

ORDER: matter before Court via pltfs.' mot. to hold dfts. in contempt; ORDERED counsel & individual dfts. shall meet w/in 14 days to attempt to resolve their disputes; further ORDERED counsel shall then file separate reports indicating results of their negotiations w/in 10 days from date of their meeting; if parties unable to resolve their disputes & request a hrg. thereon, they shall certify in their reports that they met in good faith, etc. ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: attys) (mjp)

April 5, 1993
109

STATUS REPORT by Jimmy R. Shaw, Walter A. Foddrell, Steven E. Lambert Jr., Grover Shaw, Roger Baker (pss) (Entered: 04/27/1993)

April 26, 1993
110

STATUS REPORT by McDowel Co. Comm. President Bobby Lewis, McDowell Co. Sheriff Donald L. Hicks (pss)

April 28, 1993
111

ORDER, set Evidentiary Hearing for 2:00 6/21/93 in Beckley ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: attys & Joseph McCoy) (pss) Modified on 05/14/1993

May 14, 1993
112

MOTION by Jimmy R. Shaw, Walter A. Foddrell, Steven E. Lambert Jr., Grover Shaw, Roger Baker for injunctive relief, restraining the defts. from retaliating against any inmate/employee for exercising their rights or attempting to comply with previous orders of this court (pss) Modified on 05/24/1993 (Entered: 05/24/1993)

May 21, 1993
113

PETITION/MOTION by Jimmy R. Shaw, Walter A. Foddrell, Steven E. Lambert, Jr., Grover Shaw, Roger Baker for writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum for Walter Church, Ralph Justus, Ralph Justice, Gerald Brown, Walter Lester & Samuel Mitchem to be made available for hrg. on 6/21/93 (pss) Modified on 05/25/1993 (Entered: 05/25/1993)

May 24, 1993
114

PETITION/MOTION by Jimmy R. Shaw, Walter A. Foddrell, Steven E. Lambert Jr., Grover Shaw, Roger Baker for writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum (pss) (Entered: 06/07/1993)

June 4, 1993
115

MOTION by Ralph Justus for Ex Parte Temporary Restraining Order prohibiting defts. from failing to enable pltf. (Ralph Justus) to undergo examination prior to 6/17/93 & from failing to transport pltf. (Ralph Justus) to his scheduled appt. w/ neurologist on 6/17/93 with Affidavit. (pss) (Entered: 06/14/1993)

June 11, 1993
116

MOTION by Ralph Justus for emergency contempt of this court's 4/11/83 order which requires that defts. provide to pltfs. access to all reasonable & necessary medical & health care services (pss) (Entered: 06/15/1993)

June 14, 1993
117

PETITION/MOTION by Jimmy R. Shaw, Walter A. Foddrell, Steven E. Lambert Jr., Grover Shaw, Roger Baker for amended writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum filed 5/24/93 (pss) (Entered: 06/15/1993)

June 14, 1993
118

PETITION/MOTION by Jimmy R. Shaw, Walter A. Foddrell, Steven E. Lambert Jr., Grover Shaw, Roger Baker, Ralph Justus for writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum for Ralph Justus to permit his preparation & testimony in the hrg. of pltfs' mot. for emergency contempt (pss) (Entered: 06/15/1993)

June 14, 1993
119

ADDENDUM to pltf's motion for emergency contempt. (pss) (Entered: 06/16/1993)

June 15, 1993
120

ORDER striking motion for an ex parte TRO from record; granting [118- 1] motion for writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum for Ralph Justus to permit his preparation & testimony in the hrg. of pltfs' mot. for emergency contempt; directing defts. to transport Ralph Justus to hrg. by 10:30 a.m. 6/16/93 to confer with counsel; Motion Hearing set for 11:00 6/16/93 for [116-1] motion for emergency contempt of this court's 4/11/83 order which requires that defts. provide to pltfs. access to all reasonable & necessary medical & health care services ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: mailed & faxed attys & to Mr. W. Joseph McCoy) (pss) (Entered: 06/16/1993)

June 15, 1993
121

ORDER granting [114-1] motion for writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum, granting [113-1] motion for writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum for Walter Church, Ralph Justus, Ralph Justice, Gerald Brown, Walter Lester & Samuel Mitchem to be made available for hrg. on 6/21/93; directing defts. to transport inmates of McDowell Co. Jail (Walter Church, Ralph Justus, Ralph Justice, Gerald Brown, Walter Lester & Samuel Mitchem) to hrg. by 1:30 p.m. to meet with counsel; directing Warden at Moundsville to transport Roger Bailey, John Martin, Clayton Safford & Jimmy Browning to hrg. by 1:30 p.m. to meet with counsel ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: mailed & faxed to attys, George Trent & W. Jospeh McCoy) (pss) (Entered: 06/16/1993)

June 15, 1993
123

ORDER ordering defts. to transport Ralph Justus for a neurological exam on 6/17/93, 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Rana ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: attys) (pss) (Entered: 06/18/1993)

June 16, 1993

Motion hearing held re: [116-1] motion for emergency contempt of this court's 4/11/83 order which requires that defts. provide to pltfs. access to all reasonable & necessary medical & health care services by Ralph Justus (pss) (Entered: 06/18/1993)

June 16, 1993

COURT PROCEEDING Motion for Contempt; JUDGE Hallanan; COURT REPORTER Lisa Stewart (mjp) Modified on 06/23/1993 (Entered: 06/23/1993)

June 21, 1993
124

Witness list by Jimmy R. Shaw, Walter A. Foddrell, Steven E. Lambert Jr., Grover Shaw, Roger Baker for hrg. held 6/21/93 on motion for contempt before Hon. Elizabeth V. Hallanan in Bkly. (mjp) (Entered: 06/23/1993)

June 22, 1993
125

Witness list by Robert Blair, Jennings B. Boyd, Ronald L. Taylor, McDowel Co. Comm., Eddie C. Beverly, Donald L. Hicks, Michael Brooks, R. J. Allen for hrg. held 6/21/93 on motion for contempt before Hon. Elizabeth V. Hallanan, in Bkly. (mjp) (Entered: 06/23/1993)

June 22, 1993
126

Exhibit list by Jimmy R. Shaw, Walter A. Foddrell, Steven E. Lambert Jr., Grover Shaw, Roger Baker with 14 exhibits attached which were admitted at hrg. on motion for contempt held 6/21/93 (mjp) (Entered: 06/23/1993)

June 22, 1993
127

ORDER: hrg. held 6/21/93 on pltfs.' mot. for contempt; court informed parties that it would take matter under advisement; Court appointed Mr. W. Joseph McCoy to conduct inspection of McDowell Co. Jail & submit written report w/in 15 days hereof; Mr. McCoy shall submit any reasonable bill for his professional services to be paid by dfts. ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: attys) (mjp) Modified on 06/23/1993

June 23, 1993
128

TRANSCRIPT filed for dates of 06/21/93 Re: hearing held before Judge Hallanan (Lisa Stewart) (cel) (Entered: 07/06/1993)

July 2, 1993
129

ORDER: on 7/13/93, Ct. rec'd report of special monitor, Mr. W. Joseph McCoy, regarding McDowell Co. Correctional Center which is ORDERED FILED & copies mailed to all counsel of record; counsel shall have 14 days from entry date to file any desired response to report; Ct. will then proceed to rule upon pltfs.' mot. for contempt ( copies to counsel & copy of Mr. McCoy's report to Hon. Booker T. Stephens ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: attys) (mjp)

July 16, 1993
131

RESPONSE of pltfs' to report of special monitor W. Joseph McCoy, dated 7/8/93 (pss) (Entered: 08/02/1993)

July 30, 1993
132

SUPPLEMENTAL RESPONSE of pltfs' to report of special monitor W. Joseph McCoy, dated 07/08/93 (cel) (Entered: 08/06/1993)

Aug. 5, 1993
133

PARTIAL TRANSCRIPT filed for dates of 6/21/93 Re: hrg. before Judge Hallanan (pss) (Entered: 08/11/1993)

Aug. 9, 1993
134

LETTER from W. Joseph McCoy to Judge Hallanan, dated 8/3/93, re: invoice requesting payment for services. (pss) (Entered: 08/11/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993
135

ORDER approving Mr. McCoy's bill; ordering defts. to pay Mr. McCoy in full ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: attys) (pss) (Entered: 08/11/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993
136

ORDER denying [112-1] motion for injunctive relief, restraining the defts. from retaliating against any inmate/employee for exercising their rights or attempting to comply with previous orders of this court; adopting W. Joseph McCoy's recommendations: the McDowell Co. Commission be continued as Responsible Agency; the commission assist the Sheriff in redefinig where primary resonsibility for the transportation & escort of inmates resides; the commission immediately take steps to insure that lower local telephone rates are provided to inmates; prosecutor & administrator confer w/ State Police/local law enforcement agencies so that in times of emergency, procedures re. command, use of force, weapons & chemical agents are mutually & already understood; McDowell Co. Correctional Officer Civil Service Commission continue its diligent efforts to quickly fill any vacancies presently existing or those arising in the future in its membership; Civil Service Commission expedite providing for correctional officer promotion exams.; appt. of monitor made in order to make monthly inspections; conditions to be immediately implemented & complied with in accordance of McCoy's report; appointing McCoy as monitor to make mo. inspections of jail; McCoy to submit fee requests to Court for approval which will be submitted to Commission for payment ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: attys) (pss) (Entered: 10/22/1993)

Oct. 21, 1993
137

LETTER from Mayor of Welch to Mr. Laidley Eli Mccoy, dated 09/20/93 , re: E.P.A. grant increase (cel)

Nov. 12, 1993
138

ORDER dismissing as moot [106-1] motion to Hold Dfts. in Contempt of Court ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: attys) (pss)

Nov. 16, 1993
139

ORDER ordering attys. to respond to letter dated 11/8/93 from Dana E. Schultz to Judge Hallanan within 10 days ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: attys with copy of attached letter ) (pss)

Nov. 16, 1993
140

LETTER from Elizabeth V. Hallanan to Boyce Griffith, dated 11/19/93, re: Fayette Co. & Cabell Co. Jails' lower rate telephone service. (pss)

Nov. 22, 1993
142

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Jimmy R. Shaw, Walter A. Foddrell, Steven E. Lambert Jr., Grover Shaw, Roger Baker for pltfs' request for production of docs. (pss)

Nov. 26, 1993
143

ORDER vacating order entered 11/16/93 due to most recent letter received from the Public Service Commission; directing the attention of the McDowell Co. Commission to letter's portion re. a waiver of PSC's rule upon request from the Commission; urging all parties to cooperate in reaching a prompt & efficient resolution; with attached letter dated 12/3/93. ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: attys) (pss) (Entered: 12/08/1993)

Dec. 7, 1993
144

ORDER directing dfts. to pay Mr. W. Joseph McCoy's request for pmt. for services rendered as monitor pur to Order entered 10/22/93 (copy of bill attached) in full ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: attys. & W. Joseph McCoy)(mjp) Modified on 12/29/1993

Dec. 29, 1993
145

ORDER: Ordered Defendants to pay Mr. W. Joseph McCoy in full for executing his duties under the 10/22/93 Order to make monthly inspections. Further Ordered Defendants to provide payment for expenses incurred for use of telephone services per attached bill. ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: attys & W. Joseph McCoy) (smp) Modified on 04/21/1994

April 20, 1994
146

ORDER following changes be implemented immediately (see Order for more detail); Orders County Commission & County Prosecutor to submit to Court a status report within 14 days & subsequent reports to be filed monthly; Court directs all parties to submit proposed Agreed Consolidated Final Order for possible approval within 14 days; Defendants have 10 days to make modifications or additions and final Order submitted to Court no later than 6/3/94. Consolidated Inspection Report of McDowell County Correctional Center for December 1993- February 1994 attached to Order. ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: Order w/attached Report to attys & Peggy Blevins, Order only to W. Joseph McCoy) (smp) (Entered: 05/05/1994)

May 4, 1994
147

STATUS REPORT by Clark Belcher, Robert Blair, Jennings B. Boyd, Ronald L. Taylor, McDowel Co. Comm., Eddie C. Beverly, Harold B. Wolfe, Donald L. Hicks, Michael Brooks & R. J. Allen (smp) Modified on 05/23/1994 (Entered: 05/23/1994)

May 20, 1994
148

ORDER approving Mr. McCoy's invoice for payment of expenses incurred through use of the telephone service available at his office at Marshall University; ordering defts. to make payment in full within 14 days of entry of this Order, further directing defts. to make payment according to instructions contained in Mr. McCoy's attached letter/invoice; monetary sanctions shall be imposed for failure to make full payment. ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: Order and copy of letter/invoice to attys) (smp) Modified on 07/22/1994

July 22, 1994
149

ORDER approving the invoice of W. Joseph McCoy for expenses incurred while acting as the Court's Monitor for the McDowell Co. Jail, and directing Defts. to provide pymt. in full within 14 days of the entry of this Order. Defts. are directed to make said pymt. in accordance with the instructions contained in Mr. McCoy's letter/invoice. ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: attys, with copy of Mr. McCoy's letter/invoice attached) (slr)

Oct. 27, 1994
150

LETTER/INVOICE of W. Joseph McCoy detailing expenses incurred as monitor for the McDowell Co. Jail (slr)

Oct. 27, 1994
151

ORDER directing the Defts. to take the following actions: (1) Provide medical certification and re-certification training for correctional officers; (2) develop a true written comprehensive medical services plan; (3) make necessary improvements related to fire safety, smoke detectors and emergency lighting; (4) formal communications shall be issued in directive form and the directives maintained in a comprehensive and contemporary manner; (5) post this Order in the McDowell Co. Jail prominently so that correctional staff and inmates may read its contents; (6) submit to the Court a status report on the progress made w/regard to the proposed Agreed Consolidated Final Order; Defts. shall submit this report w/i 14 days of entry of this Order. ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: attys, the McDowell Co. Comm, the McDowell Co. Jail Administrator, W. Joseph McCoy) (slr)

Nov. 2, 1994
152

ORDER: On 5/16/95, the Court received the report of its special monitor, regarding the McDowell Co. Correctional Center. It is hereby ORDERED that such report be filed and a copy mailed to all counsel of record. The Court hereby ORDERS that all parties and counsel are to appear before this Court on 7/13/95 at 1:30 p.m. for the purpose of a hearing. ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: attys & to Mr. Joseph W. McCoy) (received from Beckley on 6/20/95) (gbw) Modified on 06/20/1995

June 20, 1995
153

Consolidated Inspection Report of McDowell County Correctional Center, submitted by Mr. W. Joseph McCoy. (recieved from Beckley on 6/20/95) (gbw) Modified on 06/20/1995

June 20, 1995
154

ORDER rescheduling the Hearing in this matter, previously scheduled for 7/13/95, at 1:30 p.m., to be held at 10:30 a.m., 7/14/95 ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: attys) (slr)

July 10, 1995

Status Conference held ( Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ; Court Reporter: Lisa Stewart, 37 mins.) (rle)

July 14, 1995
155

ORDER: parties appeared for hearing on the status of McDowell County Commission/McDowell County Jail's compliance with the orders of this court. Counsel for defts advisedinstallation of a heating & cooling system for the jail was beginning today; Mr. Bell is to submit to the Court, through Mr. Mccoy, a report immediately upon initial payment to the contractor. Parties to submit to this court w/in 10 days a proposed Agreed Consolidated Final Order. ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: attys, W. Joseph McCoy, William Bowman) (rle)

July 14, 1995
156

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance for Jimmy R. Shaw, Walter A. Foddrell, Steven E. Lambert Jr., Grover Shaw, Roger Baker by George Sitler and Robert S. Baker (rle)

July 20, 1995
157

JOINT MOTION by Jimmy R. Shaw, Walter A. Foddrell, Steven E. Lambert Jr., Grover Shaw, Roger Baker, Robert Blair, Jennings B. Boyd, Ronald L. Taylor, McDowel Co. Comm., Eddie C. Beverly, Donald L. Hicks, Michael Brooks, R. J. Allen to Extend Time within which to submit the Agreed Consolidated Final Order (rle)

July 20, 1995
158

ORDER granting [157-1] joint motion to Extend Time within which to submit the Agreed Consolidated Final Order, reset deadline to 8/25/95 ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: attys) (rle)

July 20, 1995

NOTICE by US Postal Service of new box number for William Bowman, Jail Administrator: P. O. Box 306, Welch, WV 24801 (rle)

July 24, 1995
159

ORDER: approving Mr. McCoy's invoice and ordering defts to provide payment in full within 14 days of the entry of this order. Approving the invoice for telephone expenses incurred by Mr. McCoy and ordering defts to provide payment in the same manner described above and in accordance w/instructions contained in the invoice. ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: attys) (rle)

Aug. 11, 1995
160

ORDER directing Deft. to provide payment in full within 14 days of entry of this order to W. Joseph McCoy for services rendered and expenses incurred as a result of conducting Court ordered inspections at the McDowell County Correctional Center during period of 7/95 through 12/95. ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: attys) (cds)

Feb. 14, 1996
161

LETTER/INVOICE of W. Joseph McCoy, Court's Monitor of the McDowell County Jail, in the amount of $2,745.97 (cds)

Feb. 14, 1996
162

ORDER: approving Mr. Joseph McCoy's letter invoice for services rendered and directing defts to provide payment in full w/in 14 days of the entry of this order. ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: attys) (rle)

Feb. 20, 1996
163

ORDER approving invoice of Mr. McCoy and ordering Deft's to provide payment in full in 14 days of entry of this order. Deft's are further directed to make said payments in accordance w/the instructions contained in Mr. McCoy's letter/invoice, a copy of which is attached to the Order. Monetary sanctions shall be imposed for failure to make full payment. ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: w/Mr. McCoy's letter/invoice to attys and Mr. W. Joseph McCoy) (jwh)

July 24, 1996
164

LETTER from Sarah N. Hall to USDC Clerk, dated 7/30/96 , re: Removal as Pros. Attorney as Sid Bell is the current Prosecutor. (jwh)

July 31, 1996
165

ORDER approving invoice of Mr. W. Joseph McCoy and ordering Defts'. to make payment in full within 14 days of entry of this order. Defts. are further directed to make said payments in accordance w/instructions contained in Mr. McCoy's letter invoice (attached). ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: attys and Mr. W. Joseph McCoy w/attachment) (jwh)

Aug. 28, 1996
166

ORDER having been in receipt of letter from Deft. Hicks requesting McDowell County Jail be returned to the control of the Sheriff. Insofar as Deft. is represented by counsel this letter (considered to be a Motion) is not in proper form and should be submitted by his designated counsel w/accompanying supporting memorandum of law. The Court will not consider this request unless it is made in the appropriate manner. ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: attys and Joseph McCoy) (jwh) Modified on 10/24/1996

Oct. 23, 1996
167

INVOICE for services rendered and expenses incurred July 1996 through December 1996 totalling $3673.35. (rle)

April 3, 1997
168

ORDER upon submission of bill for services and pursuant to Order entered 11/22/93 the defts. are ordered to pay W. Joseph McCoy as monitor the amount on his bill, having been approved by the court, within 14 days of entry of this order. Monetary sanctions shall be imposed for failure to make full payment. ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: attys) (jwh) Modified on 04/07/1997

April 4, 1997
169

ORDER releasing W. Joseph McCoy from his duties as monitor effective 5/1/97 and further ordering that the County Commission of McDowell County continue as the agency having direct responsibility for the jail's operation and continued compliance with the Court's Orders. ( signed by Judge Elizabeth V. Hallanan ) (cc: attys) (jwh)

April 15, 1997

State / Territory: West Virginia

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Court-ordered receiverships

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 6, 1981

Closing Date: April 15, 1997

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Plaintiffs are inmates at McDowell County Jail in West Virginia.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

McDowell County (McDowell), County

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Due Process: Substantive Due Process

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Order Duration: 1983 - None

Content of Injunction:

Receivership

Issues

General:

Fire safety

Type of Facility:

Government-run