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Case: Inmates of Boys' Training School v. Lindgren

1:71-cv-04529 | U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island

Filed Date: Jan. 6, 1998

Closed Date: July 24, 2017

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

In 1971, a group of juvenile inmates filed suit in the United States District Court, in the District of Rhode Island pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 to challenge conditions of their confinement at the Rhode Island's Boys' Training School. The plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as class certification.In 1972, a temporary restraining order was entered by Judge Raymond Pettine and the matter was certified as a class action. On July 28, 1972, Judge Pettine issued an order f…

In 1971, a group of juvenile inmates filed suit in the United States District Court, in the District of Rhode Island pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 to challenge conditions of their confinement at the Rhode Island's Boys' Training School. The plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as class certification.

In 1972, a temporary restraining order was entered by Judge Raymond Pettine and the matter was certified as a class action. On July 28, 1972, Judge Pettine issued an order finding that various practices at the institution violated the juveniles' due process rights. The court ordered reforms in the following areas: solitary confinement, minimal conditions of confinement, rehabilitative treatment, vocational training, psychiatric counseling and drug rehabilitation. 346 F.Supp. 1354 (D.R.I. 1972).

In 1973, the parties entered into a consent decree to resolve the disputed issues of overcrowding, a deteriorated and inadequate physical plant, insufficient staffing, and inadequate academic, vocational and physical education programs. The plaintiffs were identified as the prevailing party and attorneys' fees were awarded pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1988. A Special Master was appointed by Judge Pettine to oversee compliance with the consent decree.

A modification order was entered on August 9, 1977 after the defendants failed to comply with the decree provisions. 76 F.R.D. 115 (D.R.I. 1977).

We do not have information on case proceedings for the period of 1978 to 1997.

In 2000, attorneys for the ACLU and its National Prison Project entered the case on behalf of the plaintiffs.

On June 22, 2000, the district court (Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux) issued an Order (by consent of the parties) that modified and superseded all Consent Orders and modifications that had been previously entered by the court. The order specified continued reforms in the areas of mail, basic entitlements, religious observance, prison transfers, disciplinary procedures, classification, education and exercise. The order also identified four specific requirements to be achieved by the defendants for full compliance: (1) completion of the construction of a new juvenile facility; (2) full accreditation of the Rhode Island Training School for Youth by the American Correctional Association; (3) development and full implementation of a revised Policy and Procedures Manual; and (4) full continuous implementation of the administrative grievance procedure. The court also ordered Michael Keating, Jr. to continue in his appointment as Special Master.

Monitoring continued. The defendants refused to pay the ACLU's request for attorneys' fees and the ALCU filed a motion to intervene and a moved for payment of its attorneys' fees. On December 6, 2006, Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux granted the ACLU plaintiffs' motion to intervene, as well as the motion for approval of the payment and disbursement of attorneys' fees and costs. On July 11, 2007, Judge Lagueux ordered the defendants to pay $34,582.50 to the ACLU in legal fees as a result of the ACLU's work to secure the previously unpaid legal fees, rather than advocacy on behalf of the plaintiffs.

In 2014, the parties jointly moved to modify the existing consent decree in this case. On June 18, 2014, Judge Lagueux held that the parties had met the legal standard for the modification of the consent decree. The parties sought to modify the provision of the decree that stated that the Training School would secure full accreditation by the American Correctional Association. The parties claim that in the years since the provision was enacted the best practices in juvenile justice have changed dramatically, and they proposed to adopt another set of standards based on the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) standards, which represented current best practices. The actual standards the parties proposed to adopt were referred to as "JDAI+ standards" because of additions and modifications to the original JDAI standards that were made to incorporate requirements of the consent decree.

Judge Lagueux also held that the parties' experts from the Center for Children's Law and Policy (CCLP) would determine whether or not the Training School was in substantial compliance with the JDAI+ standards. To do so CCLP would receive access to records from the Rhode Island Training School and the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families and be able to interview staff and youth at the facility.

On April 14, 2014, the Special Master had reported to the Court that three of the four elements of the consent decree had been substantially complied with. These elements were completion of construction of a new facility, development and full implementation of a revised Policies and Procedures Manual, and full continuous implementation of the administrative grievance procedure. The remaining element is the provision that had been modified under the June 18, 2014 order. The court held that once the defendants have reached substantial compliance with this new provision of the consent decree the mastership will be terminated and at that point the parties will jointly move to dismiss the case.

On June 16, 2016, the case was reassigned to Judge William E. Smith. A status conference was scheduled for May 22, 2017.

On June 30, 2017, the Special Master, Michael Lewis, filed a report recommending the Mastership be terminated because the defendants had successfully demonstrated compliance by: (1) building two new institutions; (2) achieving substantial compliance with the JDAI+ standards; (3) developing, implementing, and maintaining a Policies and Procedures Manual; (4) Implementing and maintaining a grievance procedure.

On July 19, 2017, the parties jointly filed to dismiss the case per their agreement after the Special Master found the defendants had complied with the consent decree. On July 24, 2017, Judge Smith dismissed the case with prejudice finding the parties had followed their agreement.

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (2/24/2007)

Anna Jones (4/3/2016)

Abigail DeHart (11/4/2016)

Taylor Brook (2/14/2018)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4674240/parties/inmates-of-the-ri-v-lindgren/


Judge(s)

Almond, Lincoln D. (Rhode Island)

Lagueux, Ronald Rene (Rhode Island)

Pettine, Raymond James (Rhode Island)

Smith, William E. (Rhode Island)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Barton, Robert L. (Rhode Island)

Coen, Cary J. (Rhode Island)

D'Addario, Richard P. (Rhode Island)

Davidson, Michael (New York)

Dineen, John William (Rhode Island)

Fathi, David Cyrus (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Almond, Lincoln D. (Rhode Island)

Lagueux, Ronald Rene (Rhode Island)

Pettine, Raymond James (Rhode Island)

Smith, William E. (Rhode Island)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Barton, Robert L. (Rhode Island)

Coen, Cary J. (Rhode Island)

D'Addario, Richard P. (Rhode Island)

Davidson, Michael (New York)

Dineen, John William (Rhode Island)

Fathi, David Cyrus (District of Columbia)

Fettig, Amy (District of Columbia)

Fisher, Barry A. (Rhode Island)

Hanson, Ellen C. (Missouri)

Jones, Mohamedu F. (District of Columbia)

King, Donald (Missouri)

Krause, Harold Jr. (Rhode Island)

Lee, Donna Hae Kyun (District of Columbia)

MacIver, Kenneth F. Jr. (Rhode Island)

McGinn, V. Paul (Rhode Island)

Musiker, Jean A (Massachusetts)

Vogel, Barry (Rhode Island)

Wagner, Ann (New York)

Wood, Jennifer Louise (Rhode Island)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Aucoin, Kevin J. (Rhode Island)

Avila, Forrest L. (Rhode Island)

Bohan, Thomas (Rhode Island)

Gallo, Bennett R. (Rhode Island)

Israel, Richard J. (Rhode Island)

Lombardi, Valentino D. (Rhode Island)

Partington, Rebecca Tedford (Rhode Island)

Ryan, Donald P. (Rhode Island)

Other Attorney(s)

Freel, Mark W (Rhode Island)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Lewis, Michael P. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:71-cv-04529

Docket [PACER]

July 24, 2017

July 24, 2017

Docket

1:71-cv-04529

Opinion

Inmates of Boys' Training School v. Affleck

July 28, 1972

July 28, 1972

Order/Opinion

1:71-cv-04529

Opinion

Inmates of Boys' Training School v. Southworth

Aug. 9, 1977

Aug. 9, 1977

Order/Opinion

1:71-cv-04529

Federal Court Order Concerning Terms and Conditions of Confinement for the Inmates of the RI Training School for Youth

Inmates of Boys' Training School v. Affleck

Jan. 15, 1979

Jan. 15, 1979

Order/Opinion
9

1:71-cv-04529

Order

Inmates of Boys' Training School v. Affleck

June 22, 2000

June 22, 2000

Order/Opinion
38

1:71-cv-04529

Decision and Order

Inmates of Boys' Training School v. Martinez

Dec. 5, 2006

Dec. 5, 2006

Order/Opinion
39

1:71-cv-04529

Order

Inmates of Boys' Training School v. Martinez

Jan. 10, 2007

Jan. 10, 2007

Order/Opinion
48

1:71-cv-04529

Memorandum and Order [motion by plaintiff granted]

Inmates of the RI v. Lindgren

July 11, 2007

July 11, 2007

Order/Opinion
49

1:71-cv-04529

Order [motion granted]

Inmates of the RI v. Lindgren

Sept. 11, 2007

Sept. 11, 2007

Order/Opinion
66

1:71-cv-04529

Motion to Amend

Inmates of the RI v. Lindgren

June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014

Pleading / Motion / Brief

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4674240/inmates-of-the-ri-v-lindgren/

Last updated Nov. 1, 2022, 3:04 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

Stipulation − requesting that the Master issue a report signed by Judge Ronald R. Lagueux (Gilfillan, B) (Additional attachment(s) added on 10/6/2015: # 1 D − G) (Barletta, Barbara). (Entered: 01/06/1998)

Dec. 31, 1997

Dec. 31, 1997

2

ORDER granting [1 − 1] stipulation ( signed by Judge Ronald R. Lagueux ) (Gilfillan, B) (Additional attachment(s) added on 10/6/2015: # 1 D − G) (Barletta, Barbara). (Entered: 01/06/1998)

Jan. 6, 1998

Jan. 6, 1998

3

ORDER − Title and role Mr. Lopes − Assistant to the Master and Mr. Keating's resignation accepted by Judge Lagueux signed by Judge Ronald R. Lagueux ) (Gilfillan, B) (Barletta, Barbara). (Entered: 07/14/1998)

July 14, 1998

July 14, 1998

Case closed − opened only for clerical purposes (Gilfillan, B) (Entered: 07/30/1998)

July 30, 1998

July 30, 1998

Case closed (Gilfillan, B) Modified on 07/30/1998 (Entered: 07/30/1998)

July 30, 1998

July 30, 1998

4

Report of Special Master (Barletta, B) (Barletta, Barbara). (Entered: 08/13/1998)

Aug. 13, 1998

Aug. 13, 1998

5

Stipulation − that the Order reflects the agreement of the parties (Gilfillan, B) (Barletta, Barbara). (Entered: 06/22/2000)

June 22, 2000

June 22, 2000

6

MOTION by Inmates of the RI for Donna Lee to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Gilfillan, B) (Barletta, Barbara). (Entered: 06/22/2000)

June 22, 2000

June 22, 2000

7

ENTRY of appearance for Inmates of the RI by John William Dineen (Gilfillan, B) (Barletta, Barbara). (Entered: 06/22/2000)

June 22, 2000

June 22, 2000

9

ORDER regarding conditions of confinement at the Traninig School( signed by Judge Ronald R. Lagueux ) (Gilfillan, B) (Barletta, Barbara). (Entered: 06/22/2000)

June 22, 2000

June 22, 2000

10

ORDER, Discipline Procedure RI Training School ( signed by Judge Ronald R. Lagueux ) (Gilfillan, B) (Barletta, Barbara). (Entered: 10/03/2000)

Oct. 3, 2000

Oct. 3, 2000

11

MOTION by Inmates of the RI for Mohamedu F. Jones to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Saucier, M) (Barletta, Barbara). (Entered: 12/22/2000)

Dec. 22, 2000

Dec. 22, 2000

12

ORDER granting [11 − 1] motion for Mohamedu F. Jones to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( signed by Judge Ronald R. Lagueux ) (Gilfillan, B) (Barletta, Barbara). (Entered: 01/10/2001)

Jan. 10, 2001

Jan. 10, 2001

Filing fee paid $50.00 for admission pro hac vice: Mohamedu F. Jones. (Saucier, M) (Entered: 02/16/2001)

Feb. 16, 2001

Feb. 16, 2001

13

ORDER − appointing Kevin bourque as an assistant master ( signed by Judge Ronald R. Lagueux ) (Gilfillan, B) (Barletta, Barbara). (Entered: 12/10/2001)

Dec. 10, 2001

Dec. 10, 2001

14

SPECIAL MASTER'S REPORT (Jackson, R) (Additional attachment(s) added on 10/6/2015: # 1 Part b) (Barletta, Barbara). (Entered: 08/01/2002)

Aug. 1, 2002

Aug. 1, 2002

15

JOINT MOTION AND MEMORANDUM by Inmates of the RI, Jay Lindgren to Amend [10 − 1] order Discipline Procedure RI Training School (Jackson, R) (Barletta, Barbara). (Entered: 11/20/2002)

Nov. 19, 2002

Nov. 19, 2002

16

ORDER granting [15 − 1] joint motion to Amend [10 − 1] order Discipline Procedure RI Training School and appointing Matthew Smith as Special Master; Mr. Keating resigned( signed by Judge Ronald R. Lagueux ) (Gilfillan, B) (Barletta, Barbara). (Entered: 11/22/2002)

Nov. 22, 2002

Nov. 22, 2002

17

MOTION by Inmates of the RI for David Fathi to Appear Pro Hac Vice. (Gilfillan, B) (Barletta, Barbara). (Entered: 03/24/2004)

March 23, 2004

March 23, 2004

18

MOTION and MEMO by Inmates of the RI for Mohamedu F. Jones to Withdraw as Attorney (Gilfillan, B) (Barletta, Barbara). (Entered: 03/24/2004)

March 24, 2004

March 24, 2004

Motion(s) referred to Judge Lagueux: [18 − 1] motion for Mohamedu F. Jones to Withdraw as Attorney, [17 − 1] motion for David Fathi to Appear Pro Hac Vice. (Gilfillan, B) (Entered: 04/07/2004)

April 7, 2004

April 7, 2004

19

ORDER granting [17 − 1] motion for David Fathi to Appear Pro Hac Vice. David Fathi added to the database. − forwarded to attorneys ( signed by Judge Ronald R. Lagueux ) (Gilfillan, B) (Barletta, Barbara). (Entered: 04/14/2004)

April 14, 2004

April 14, 2004

20

ORDER granting [18 − 1] motion for Mohamedu F. Jones to Withdraw as Attorney (Terminated attorney Mohamedu F. Jones for Inmates of the RI − forwarded to attorneys ( signed by Judge Ronald R. Lagueux ) (Gilfillan, B) (Barletta, Barbara). (Entered: 04/14/2004)

April 14, 2004

April 14, 2004

21

Report of the Special Master received 4/22/04 (Gilfillan, B) (Barletta, Barbara). (Entered: 04/22/2004)

April 22, 2004

April 22, 2004

Status conference set at 12:30 4/15/05 Before Judge Ronald R. Lagueux (Gilfillan, B) (Entered: 04/05/2005)

April 5, 2005

April 5, 2005

CASE Assigned to Judge Ronald R. Lagueux . Assigned to Magistrate Judge Lincoln D. Almond (Administrator, ) (Entered: 04/06/2005)

April 6, 2005

April 6, 2005

Case reopened (Gilfillan, B) (Entered: 04/19/2005)

April 19, 2005

April 19, 2005

Set Deadlines/Hearings: Status Conference set for 9/15/2005 12:30 PM before Ronald R Lagueux. (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 09/02/2005)

Sept. 2, 2005

Sept. 2, 2005

22

MOTION to Withdraw as Special Master with supporting memo by Matthew Lopes. Responses due by 1/19/2006 (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 01/05/2006)

Jan. 5, 2006

Jan. 5, 2006

23

ORDER granting 22 Motion to Withdraw . Signed by Judge Ronald R Lagueux on 2/1/06 (forwarded to attorneys) (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 02/01/2006)

Feb. 1, 2006

Feb. 1, 2006

24

MOTION to Approve the disbursement of attorneys feeswith supporting memo by Inmates of the RI Training School. Responses due by 3/13/2006 (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 23, 2006

Feb. 23, 2006

25

MOTION to Intervene with supporting memo by Inmates of the RI Training School. Responses due by 3/13/2006 (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 23, 2006

Feb. 23, 2006

26

MEMO IN SUPPORT by Inmates of the RI Training School in support of 25 MOTION to Intervene, 24 MOTION to Approve Consent Judgment. (Attachments: # 1 Stipulation of facts# 2Order)(Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 02/24/2006)

Feb. 23, 2006

Feb. 23, 2006

27

JOINT MOTION to Appoint Special Master with supporting memo. (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 03/02/2006)

March 1, 2006

March 1, 2006

28

MOTION for Extension of Time by Jay Lindgren. Responses due by 3/20/2006 (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 03/03/2006)

March 2, 2006

March 2, 2006

Motion Forwarded to Chambers 27 MOTION to Appoint Receiver FORWARDED to Chambers of Judge Lagueux. (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 03/02/2006)

March 2, 2006

March 2, 2006

29

ORDER granting 28 Motion for Extension of Time . Signed by Judge Ronald R Lagueux on 3/7/06 (forwarded to attorneys). (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 03/07/2006)

March 7, 2006

March 7, 2006

30

RESPONSE in Opposition re 24 MOTION to Approve disbursement of attorneys fees with supporting memo (attachments can not be scanned − over system capacity) filed by Jay Lindgren/State of RI. (Gilfillan, Barbara) Modified on 4/28/2006 (Gilfillan, Barbara). (Additional attachment(s) added on 10/6/2015: # 1 Attachment, # 2 Attachment) (Barletta, Barbara). (Entered: 04/05/2006)

April 4, 2006

April 4, 2006

31

ORDER granting 27 Motion to Appoint Special Master. Michael K Lewis appointed . Signed by Judge Ronald R Lagueux on 4/6/06 (forwarded to attorneys). (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 04/10/2006)

April 10, 2006

April 10, 2006

Set Deadlines/Hearings: re 25 MOTION to Intervene filed by Inmates of the RI Training School,, 24 MOTION to Approve the Disbursement of Attorneys Fees filed by Inmates of the RI Training School, Motion Hearing set for 4/26/2006 02:00 PM in Courtroom 4 before Ronald R Lagueux. (Gilfillan, Barbara) Modified on 4/28/2006 (Zinni, Concetta). (Entered: 04/10/2006)

April 10, 2006

April 10, 2006

32

MOTION for Extension of Time to file reply to response by Inmates of the RI Training School. (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 04/14/2006)

April 14, 2006

April 14, 2006

33

REPLY to Response to Motion re 30 Response in Opposition to Motion filed by Inmates of the RI Training School. (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 04/24/2006)

April 20, 2006

April 20, 2006

34

MOTION to Expedite considerationwith supporting memo by Jay Lindgren. Responses due by 5/11/2006 (Gilfillan, Barbara) Additional attachment(s) added on 4/24/2006 (Gilfillan, Barbara). (Entered: 04/24/2006)

April 24, 2006

April 24, 2006

35

MOTION for Extension of Time to file objection with supporting memo by Jay Lindgren. Responses due by 5/11/2006 (Attachments: # 1 objection to motion to intervene)(Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 04/24/2006)

April 24, 2006

April 24, 2006

36

ORDER granting 32 Motion for Extension of Time, granting 34 Motion to Expedite, granting 35 Motion for Extension of Time . Signed by Judge Ronald R Lagueux on 4/25/06 (forwarded to attorneys). (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 04/25/2006)

April 25, 2006

April 25, 2006

37

NOTICE of Appearance by Rebecca Tedford Partington on behalf of Inmates of the RI Training School (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 04/27/2006)

April 26, 2006

April 26, 2006

38

DECISION AND ORDER granting 24 Motion to Approve Consent Judgment, granting 25 Motion to Intervene . ACLU will provide an order for signature; So Ordered by Judge Ronald R Lagueux on 12/5/06. (Gilfillan, Barbara)

Dec. 6, 2006

Dec. 6, 2006

RECAP
39

ORDER re 38 Motion to Approve Consent Judgment . So Ordered by Judge Ronald R Lagueux on 1/10/07. (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 01/10/2007)

Jan. 10, 2007

Jan. 10, 2007

40

MOTION for Attorney Fees WITH SUPPORTING MEMO by Inmates of the RI Training School, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Rhode Island. Responses due by 2/9/2007 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B)(Freel, Mark) Modified on 1/24/2007 (Gilfillan, Barbara)contacted attorney regarding procedure for naming exhibits. (Entered: 01/23/2007)

Jan. 23, 2007

Jan. 23, 2007

Motion Forwarded to Chambers 40 MOTION for Attorney Fees FORWARDED to Chambers of Judge Lagueux. (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 02/13/2007)

Feb. 13, 2007

Feb. 13, 2007

Motion Forwarded to Chambers 40 MOTION for Attorney Fees FORWARDED to Chambers of Judge Lagueux. (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 02/15/2007)

Feb. 15, 2007

Feb. 15, 2007

41

MOTION for an Extension of Time to Respond to Motion for Attorney's Fees by Jay Lindgren. Responses due by 3/5/2007 (Partington, Rebecca) (Entered: 02/16/2007)

Feb. 16, 2007

Feb. 16, 2007

42

ORDER granting 41 Motion for Extension of Time to March 2, 2007 . So Ordered by Judge Ronald R Lagueux on 2/20/07. (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 02/20/2007)

Feb. 20, 2007

Feb. 20, 2007

43

RESPONSE in Opposition re 40 MOTION for Attorney FeesWITH SUPPORTING MEMO filed by Jay Lindgren. (Partington, Rebecca) (Entered: 03/02/2007)

March 2, 2007

March 2, 2007

44

REPLY to Response to Motion re 43 Response in Opposition to Motion for Attorneys' Fees filed by Inmates of the RI Training School, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Rhode Island. (Turcotte, Caroline) Modified on 3/14/2007 (Gilfillan, Barbara)signature on document and filer do not match − contacted attorney. (Entered: 03/14/2007)

March 14, 2007

March 14, 2007

45

REPLY to Response to Motion re 43 Response in Opposition to Motion for Attorneys' Fees filed by Inmates of the RI Training School, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Rhode Island. (Freel, Mark) Modified on 3/14/2007 (Gilfillan, Barbara)this document replaces #44. (Entered: 03/14/2007)

March 14, 2007

March 14, 2007

CORRECTIVE DOCKET ENTRY re: 44 Reply to Response to Motion, ERROR signature on document and filer do not match − contacted attorney (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 03/14/2007)

March 14, 2007

March 14, 2007

Set Hearings: re 40 MOTION for Attorney Fees filed by Inmates of the RI set for 4/19/2007 11:00 AM in Courtroom 4 before Judge Ronald R Lagueux. (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 03/22/2007)

March 22, 2007

March 22, 2007

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Ronald R Lagueux : Motion Hearing held on 4/19/2007 re 40 MOTION for Attorney Fees filed by ACLU Foundation, ACLU Foundation of Rhode Island; Mr. Freel for intervenor ACLU; Ms. Partington for Martinez; arguments heard; Exhibit A entered full (filed in chambers); post hearing brief (ACLU) due 5/4/07; response due 5/18/07. (Court Reporter Anne Clayton in Courtroom 4 at 11:08.) (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered:

April 19, 2007

April 19, 2007

47

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM by Jay Lindgren in opposition to 43 Response in Opposition to Motion. (Partington, Rebecca) (Entered: 05/18/2007)

May 18, 2007

May 18, 2007

Set: Status Conference set for 6/12/2007 12:30 PM in Senior Judge Lagueux Chambers − Room 225 before Judge Ronald R Lagueux. (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 05/22/2007)

May 22, 2007

May 22, 2007

RESET: Status Conference set for 6/20/2007 12:30 PM in Senior Judge Lagueux Chambers − Room 225 before Judge Ronald R Lagueux. (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 05/23/2007)

May 23, 2007

May 23, 2007

Minute Entry held before Judge Ronald R Lagueux : Status Conference held on 6/20/2007; Mr. Dineen/Fathi for plaintiff, Mr. Aucoin for defendant; Mr. Lewis Special Master; updated status given to Judge Lagueux. (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 06/21/2007)

June 20, 2007

June 20, 2007

48

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER - granting 40 Motion for Attorney Fees, filed by Inmates of the RI Training School, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Rhode Island. So Ordered by Judge Ronald R Lagueux on 7/11/07. (Gilfillan, Barbara)

July 11, 2007

July 11, 2007

RECAP
49

ORDER re 48 Memorandum and Order − defendants will disburse $34,582.50 to Edwards Angell Palmer &Dodge . So Ordered by Judge Ronald R Lagueux on 9/11/07. (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 09/11/2007)

Sept. 11, 2007

Sept. 11, 2007

50

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney with supporting memo by Inmates of the RI Training School.Responses due by 10/18/2007 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit pro hac vice motion)(Dineen, John) (Entered: 10/01/2007)

Oct. 1, 2007

Oct. 1, 2007

51

MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT by Inmates of the RI Training School in support of 50 MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney. (Dineen, John) (Entered: 10/01/2007)

Oct. 1, 2007

Oct. 1, 2007

52

CERTIFICATE of Counsel re 51 Memorandum in Support, 50 MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by John William Dineen on behalf of Inmates of the RI Training School (Dineen, John) (Entered: 10/01/2007)

Oct. 1, 2007

Oct. 1, 2007

Motion Forwarded to Chambers 50 MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney FORWARDED to Chambers of Judge Lagueux. (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 10/02/2007)

Oct. 2, 2007

Oct. 2, 2007

53

ORDER granting 50 Motion to Withdraw Attorney David C. Fathi terminated. So Ordered by Judge Ronald R Lagueux on 10/11/07. (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 10/12/2007)

Oct. 12, 2007

Oct. 12, 2007

54

MOTION for Amy Fettig to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Inmates of the RI Training School. (Dineen, John) (Entered: 12/03/2007)

Dec. 3, 2007

Dec. 3, 2007

Motion 54 MOTION for Amy Fettig to Appear Pro Hac Vice FORWARDED to Chambers of Judge Lagueux. (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 01/03/2008)

Jan. 3, 2008

Jan. 3, 2008

55

ORDER granting 54 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice of Amy Fettig. So Ordered by Judge Ronald R Lagueux on 1/3/08. (Gilfillan, Barbara) (Entered: 01/04/2008)

Jan. 4, 2008

Jan. 4, 2008

56

Joint MOTION to Amend/Correct Joint Motion and Memorandum of Points and Authorities to Modify Consent Decree filed by Inmates of the RI Training School. Responses due by 5/1/2014 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Declaration of Soler, # 2 Exhibit Declaration of DeFrances, # 3 Exhibit Notice to Class)(Fettig, Amy) (Entered: 04/14/2014)

April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014

57

Joint MOTION re 56 Joint MOTION to Amend/Correct Joint Motion and Memorandum of Points and Authorities to Modify Consent Decree Joint Motion for Status Conference filed by Inmates of the RI Training School. Responses due by 5/1/2014 (Fettig, Amy) (Entered: 04/14/2014)

April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014

58

Special Master's STATUS REPORT by Michael K Lewis. (Cavaco, Janice) (Entered: 04/15/2014)

April 15, 2014

April 15, 2014

59

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney filed by American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Rhode Island, Inmates of the RI Training School. Responses due by 5/2/2014 (Freel, Mark) (Entered: 04/15/2014)

April 15, 2014

April 15, 2014

TEXT ORDER granting 57 Motion requesting a status conference. So Ordered by Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux on 4/15/14. (Cavaco, Janice) (Entered: 04/15/2014)

April 15, 2014

April 15, 2014

NOTICE of Hearing: Status Conference set for 4/30/2014 03:00 PM in Senior Judge Lagueux Chambers − Room 225 before Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux. (Cavaco, Janice) (Entered: 04/15/2014)

April 15, 2014

April 15, 2014

60

ORDER granting 59 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Mark W. Freel terminated. So Ordered by Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux on 4/16/14. (Cavaco, Janice) (Entered: 04/16/2014)

April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014

61

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney filed by Jay Lindgren. Responses due by 5/15/2014 (Partington, Rebecca) (Entered: 04/28/2014)

April 28, 2014

April 28, 2014

62

ORDER APPROVING NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGE TO CONSENT DECREE: Objections to the approval of the Change to the Consent Decree must be mailed by 6/2/14; Hearing on the proposed Change to the Consent Decree to be held on 6/18/14 at 2:00 PM in Courtroom 4 before Senior U.S. District Judge Ronald R. Lagueux. So Ordered by Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux on 4/30/14. (Cavaco, Janice) (Entered: 04/30/2014)

April 30, 2014

April 30, 2014

63

ORDER granting 61 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Rebecca Tedford Partington terminated. So Ordered by Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux on 4/30/14. (Cavaco, Janice) (Entered: 04/30/2014)

April 30, 2014

April 30, 2014

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux: Status Conference held on 4/30/2014. All counsel present. Order presented to Court re Notice of Proposed change to Consent Decree. (Cavaco, Janice) (Entered: 04/30/2014)

April 30, 2014

April 30, 2014

64

ORDER entered regarding Notice of Changes to Consent Decree. So Ordered by Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux on 5/1/14. (Cavaco, Janice) (Entered: 05/01/2014)

May 1, 2014

May 1, 2014

65

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM by All Plaintiffs in support of 56 Joint MOTION to Amend/Correct Joint Motion and Memorandum of Points and Authorities to Modify Consent Decree . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A, Proposed Order)(Fettig, Amy) (Entered: 06/13/2014)

June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014

66

STIPULATION re 56 Joint MOTION to Amend/Correct Joint Motion and Memorandum of Points and Authorities to Modify Consent Decree by All Plaintiffs. (Fettig, Amy) (Entered: 06/13/2014)

June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014

68

STIPULATION AND ORDER regarding Access to and Confidentiality of Plaintiffs' Protected Information ENTERED. So Ordered by Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux on 6/18/14. (Cavaco, Janice) (Entered: 06/18/2014)

June 18, 2014

June 18, 2014

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Senior Judge Ronald R. Lagueux: Motion Hearing held on 6/18/2014 re 56 Joint MOTION to Amend/Correct Joint Motion and Memorandum of Points and Authorities to Modify Consent Decree filed by Inmates of the RI Training School. (Amy Fettig, Esq. and John Dineen, Esq. for plaintiffs, Kevin Aucoin, Esq., for defendants) Joseph Carden − Superintendant of the RI Training School present. Court enters the stipulation Re: Access to and confidentiality of Plaintiffs' protected information. Attorneys make profer to the Court in support of the modified consent decree. Court finds the parties have met the burdens to allow modification of consent decree and grants motion. Court enters the the proposed order modifying the consent decree. (Court Reporter Karen Wischnowsky in Courtroom 4 at 2:09 PM.) (Farrell Pletcher, Paula) (Entered: 06/18/2014)

June 18, 2014

June 18, 2014

Case Details

State / Territory: Rhode Island

Case Type(s):

Juvenile Institution

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 6, 1998

Closing Date: July 24, 2017

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All inmates detained at the Rhode Island's Boys' Training School.

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU National Prison Project

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: Yes

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Boys' Training School for Youth, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1972 - 2017

Content of Injunction:

Monitor/Master

Monitoring

Issues

General:

Classification / placement

Confinement/isolation

Disciplinary procedures

Education

Library (non-law) access

Recreation / Exercise

Religious programs / policies

Totality of conditions

Affected Gender:

Male

Type of Facility:

Government-run