Case: Inmates of D.C. Jail v. Jackson

1:75-cv-01668 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Oct. 7, 1975

Closed Date: 2003

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Case Summary

On October 7, 1975, post-trial detainees at the District of Columbia jail brought a class action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. §1983 in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that various conditions at the jail were unconstitutional. The plaintiff class was represented by the National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union. On May 24, 1976, the District Court (Judge William Benson Bryant) granted the plaintiffs' motion for partial summary judgment by hold…

On October 7, 1975, post-trial detainees at the District of Columbia jail brought a class action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. §1983 in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that various conditions at the jail were unconstitutional. The plaintiff class was represented by the National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union. On May 24, 1976, the District Court (Judge William Benson Bryant) granted the plaintiffs' motion for partial summary judgment by holding that the conditions and practices at the jail constituted cruel and unusual punishment. Inmates, D.C. Jail v. Jackson, 416 F.Supp. 119 (D.D.C. 1976). The jail was found to be overcrowded, without proper care for inmates with psychiatric problems, lacking in recreation opportunities, having overly restrictive visitation rights along with generally unsafe and unsanitary conditions. Judge Bryant also ordered the defendant jail officials to initiate action to correct these violations. Judge Bryant extended many of the District Court's findings from Campbell v. McGruder (JC-DC-001) which involved unconstitutional jail conditions for pre-trial detainees. The cases were, in fact, consolidated for some time, and therefore many of the relevant documents appear in both case files.

Judge Bryant issued subsequent orders in July and August 1985, and the parties reached a stipulated agreement on August 22, 1985 to reduce the jail population. On March 11, 1987, Judge Bryant held the jail officials in civil contempt for violating provisions in those orders regarding Halfway House capacity, inmate classification and reductions in minimum sentences. Inmates of D.C. Jail v. Jackson, No. 1462-71, 1987 WL 8724 (D.D.C. Mar. 11, 1987). Judge Bryant imposed fines on the jail officials and ordered them to file bi-weekly compliance reports with the Court.

The District continued to find a pattern of constitutional violations and repeatedly issued orders to bring conditions at the D.C. jail into compliance. The D.C. jail was so recalcitrant in complying with the court-ordered reforms that Judge Bryant was prompted to state that the jail's lack of compliance bordered on bad faith. Transcript, Nov. 1, 1994 Hearing, Inmates of the D.C. Jail v. Jackson (No. 75-1668).

The docket for the case is available on PACER for all entries in the case after May 12, 1989. The docket mentions a Special Master, Grace Lopes, who was assigned to monitor the implementation of the District Court's orders. On November 6, 1997, Karen Schneider replaced Grace Lopes as the Special Master assigned to the case.

After passage of the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA), Judge Bryant awarded attorneys' fees at market rates to attorneys monitoring compliance with the District Court's orders, finding the PLRA inapplicable. The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (Judge David Bryan Sentelle) reversed by holding that the PLRA's cap on attorney fee awards is applicable to all work performed after its effective date. Inmates of D.C. Jail v. Jackson, 158 F.3d 1357 (D.C. Cir. 1998). Judge Patricia McGowan Wald dissented by arguing that the PLRA's limitations on attorneys' fees was being applied retroactively because the case began before passage of the PLRA. On June 24, 1999, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari. Inmates of D.C. Jail v. Edwards, 527 U.S. 1035 (1999).

On June 13, 2002, Judge Bryant stayed the population limitation imposed by court order. The case was dismissed on March 21, 2003, although some litigation continued after that date regarding attorneys' fees.

Summary Authors

Tom Madison (4/2/2006)

Related Cases

Campbell v. McGruder, District of Columbia (1971)

People


Judge(s)

Bryant, William Benson (District of Columbia)

Sentelle, David Bryan (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bronstein, Alvin J. (District of Columbia)

Crisman, Nancy C. (District of Columbia)

Diaz, Teresa (District of Columbia)

Hickey, J. Patrick (District of Columbia)

Hilleboe, Douglas (District of Columbia)

Jackson, Kimberly A. (Other)

Koren, Edward I. (District of Columbia)

Krakoff, Jere (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Bryant, William Benson (District of Columbia)

Sentelle, David Bryan (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bronstein, Alvin J. (District of Columbia)

Crisman, Nancy C. (District of Columbia)

Diaz, Teresa (District of Columbia)

Hickey, J. Patrick (District of Columbia)

Hilleboe, Douglas (District of Columbia)

Jackson, Kimberly A. (Other)

Koren, Edward I. (District of Columbia)

Krakoff, Jere (District of Columbia)

McClymont, Mary E. (District of Columbia)

More, John H. (District of Columbia)

Ney, Steven (Maryland)

Nickles, Peter J. (District of Columbia)

Pemberton, Alan A. (District of Columbia)

Smith, Jonathan Mark (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Ferren, John M. (District of Columbia)

Flyer, David A. (District of Columbia)

Love, Richard Stuart (District of Columbia)

Nedrich, Thomas R. (District of Columbia)

Payton, John A. (District of Columbia)

Prager, Lutz Alexander (District of Columbia)

Reischel, Charles L. (District of Columbia)

Utiger, Robert C. (District of Columbia)

Zielinski, Michael Edward (District of Columbia)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Lopes, Grace Michele (District of Columbia)

Schneider, Karen M. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

Inmates D.C. Jail v. Jackson

March 9, 2004 Docket

Amended Complaint

Inmates D.C. Jail v. Jackson

Dec. 16, 1975 Complaint

Order

Inmates D.C. Jail v. Jackson

Dec. 18, 1975 Order/Opinion

Memorandum and Order

Inmates D.C. Jail v. Jackson

May 24, 1976 Order/Opinion

Memorandum and Order

Inmates D.C. Jail v. Jackson

416 F.Supp. 119

May 24, 1976 Order/Opinion

Consent Order

Inmates D.C. Jail v. Jackson

Feb. 3, 1984 Order/Opinion

Memorandum and Order

Inmates D.C. Jail v. Jackson

July 15, 1985 Order/Opinion

Stipulation of the Parties to Reduce the Population at the D.C. Jail

Inmates D.C. Jail v. Jackson

Aug. 22, 1985 Order/Opinion

Memorandum in Support of Joint Motion to Amend the Stipulation and Order of August 22, 1985

Inmates D.C. Jail v. Jackson

Aug. 22, 1985 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Order

Inmates D.C. Jail v. Jackson

1987 WL 8724

March 11, 1987 Order/Opinion

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Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

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ALL DOCKET ENTRIES PRIOR TO 5/12/89 WILL BE FOUND ON THE PAPER DOCKET (cjp) (Entered: 05/12/1989)

May 12, 1989

MOTION HEARING before Judge William B. Bryant : motion of defendants to modify Court order setting population limits at DC Jail heard, argument and taken under advisement (cjp) (Entered: 03/01/1990)

Feb. 28, 1990
2

ANSWER by defendant DELBERT C. JACKSON to interrogatories (cjp) (Entered: 04/12/1990)

April 11, 1990
3

RESPONSE by defendant DELBERT C. JACKSON to request for production of documents; attachments (cjp) (Entered: 04/12/1990)

April 11, 1990
4

ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant : granting plaintiffs' oral motion for expedited discovery (N) (cjp) (Entered: 08/16/1990)

Aug. 16, 1990
5

ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant : granting motion of plaintiff's for inspection (N) (cjp) (Entered: 08/16/1990)

Aug. 16, 1990
6

NOTICE OF FILING by plaintiff INMATES DC JAIL of address change RE: Edward I. Koren, National Prison Project, 1875 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 410, Washington, DC 20009 (202) 331-0500 (cjp) (Entered: 09/14/1990)

Sept. 13, 1990
7

ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant : directing defendants to submit certain report to the Court by 10/12/90 ; setting hearing for 10:00 10/17/90; directing defendants to produce certain documents by 10/12/90 (N) (cjp) (Entered: 10/01/1990)

Sept. 26, 1990
8

MOTION by plaintiff INMATES DC JAIL for order regarding medical services ; exhibits (5) (cjp) (Entered: 10/18/1990)

Oct. 16, 1990
9

STATUS REPORT (copy) by plaintiff INMATES DC JAIL (cjp) Modified on 10/31/1990 (Entered: 10/31/1990)

Oct. 30, 1990
10

MOTION by plaintiff INMATES DC JAIL to consolidate cases with 1462-71 (cjp) (Entered: 11/05/1990)

Nov. 1, 1990
11

CONSENT ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant : Ordered that DC shall pay the National Prison Project the sum of Thirty one Thousand eight hundred dollars ($31,800.00); and that payment shall be in full settlement of any claims by plaintiffs for attorneys' fees or costs, exclusive of expert fees, that may be asserted in this matter for the time period from 11/6/86 through 9/13/91 (N) (ks) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Oct. 10, 1991
12

INTERROGATORIES and request to produce documents filed by plaintiffs INMATES DC JAIL to defendant DELBERT C. JACKSON regarding defendants' compliance with stipulation of 8/22/85 (ajr) (Entered: 05/11/1992)

May 8, 1992
13

MOTION filed by plaintiff(s) INMATES DC JAIL to compel defendant's response to discovery ; Exhibits (6) (ks) (Entered: 07/21/1992)

July 20, 1992
14

RESPONSE by defendant DELBERT C. JACKSON in opposition to motion to compel defendant's response to discovery [13-1] by INMATES DC JAIL (ajr) (Entered: 08/06/1992)

Aug. 5, 1992
15

REPLY by plaintiffs INMATES DC JAIL to response to motion to compel defendant's response to discovery [13-1] by INMATES DC JAIL. Exhibits (3) (ajr) (Entered: 08/07/1992)

Aug. 6, 1992
16

MOTION filed by defendant DELBERT C. JACKSON to extend time to 4/1/93 to respond to plaintiffs' motion for an order to show cause why defendants should not be held in contempt of court (filed in CA 71-1462) (ajr) (Entered: 02/26/1993)

Feb. 25, 1993

STATUS HEARING before Judge William B. Bryant : Reporter: C. Gansle (lin) (Entered: 03/02/1993)

March 2, 1993
17

ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant : that defendants shall file their response to plaintiffs' motion for order to show cause and Report to the Court due 4/1/93; Original filed in CA 71-1462 (N) (ks) (Entered: 03/08/1993)

March 5, 1993

MOTION HEARING before Judge William B. Bryant begun and continued to 4/8/93 at 10:00 a.m. Reporter: W. McAllister (lin) (Entered: 04/06/1993)

April 6, 1993

MOTION HEARING before Judge William B. Bryant; motion of plaintiffs for appointment of Special Master heard and granted; parties to submit proposed orders by 4/13/93 at 3:00 Reporter: W. McAllister (lin) (Entered: 04/08/1993)

April 8, 1993

STATUS HEARING before Judge William B. Bryant : Reporter: C. Gansle (lin) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

April 13, 1993
18

CONSENT AGREEMENT by defendant DELBERT C. JACKSON, plaintiff INMATES DC JAIL; parties agree to extend the timeframe for negotiations regarding the enhanced reporting format until 7/27/93 to enable counsel an opportunity to review the reports, or by 7/27/93 parties to submit proposed reporting forms to the Court, APPROVED (fiat) JUDGE WILLIAM B. BRYANT (N) (ks) (Entered: 05/19/1993)

May 14, 1993
19

STIPULATEDCONSENT AGREEMENT by Judge William B. Bryant : (original filed in CA 71-1462) (N) (ks) (Entered: 08/05/1993)

Aug. 5, 1993
20

MOTION filed by defendant DELBERT C. JACKSON for adoption of consent Order regarding attorneys' fees (ks) (Entered: 08/17/1993)

Aug. 16, 1993
21

ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant : that the DC shall pay DC Prisoners' Legal Services Project, inc. the sum of seventy five thousand ($75,000.00) in full settlement of fees and costs incurred through 4/30/93, asscoiated with bringing the contempt motion filed on or about 2/17/93 and with monitoring compliance with the Court's Orders entered in this civil action (N) (ks) (Entered: 08/30/1993)

Aug. 27, 1993
22

MOTION filed by Special Master for compensation , Exhibit (6) (lpp) (Entered: 10/13/1993)

Oct. 12, 1993
23

ORDER by Judge June L. Green: The Clerk of the Court shall pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $16,943.16 for her services and expenses and Dr. Downer's services and expenses; this payment shall be drawn from the $20,000.00 fund account; the District of Columbia shall pay $16,943.16 to the Clerk of the Court in order to replenish the $20,000.00 fund account by 10/22/93; the Clerk of the Court shall pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $35,767.75 for the services and expenses of Ms. Lee Ware Coykendall, Mr. Timothy Roche, Dr. Robert L. Cohen and Dr. Richard Belitshy; this payment shall be drawn from the Crestar Savings Account established by previous orders of this Court; the District of Columbia shall pay $35,767.75 to the Clerk of the Court in order to replenish the Crestar Savings Account by the 10/22/93 (N) (lpp) (Entered: 10/25/1993)

Oct. 25, 1993
24

MOTION filed Special Master Grace M. Lopes for Compensation , Exhibits (2) (lpp) Modified on 11/10/1993 (Entered: 11/09/1993)

Nov. 8, 1993
25

ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant : granting motion for compensation [24-1]; directing Clerk of Court to pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $18,687.90 from the $20,000.00 fund account, established by previous orders, for services and expenses; directing D.C. to pay $18,687.90 to Clerk of Court by 11/19/93; directing Clerk of Court to pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $13,502.97 from the Crestar Savings Account, established by previous orders, for services and expenses of Ms. Coykendall and Mr. Roche; directing D.C. to pay $13,502.97 to Clerk of Court by 11/19/93 (N) (ab) (Entered: 11/10/1993)

Nov. 9, 1993
27

ORDER granting motion of plaintiff for interim relief by Judge William B. Bryant : (N) (lin) (Entered: 11/19/1993)

Nov. 9, 1993
26

ORDER granting motion of Special Officer for extension of time to file report to 12/23/93 by Judge William B. Bryant : (N) (lin) (Entered: 11/19/1993)

Nov. 17, 1993
28

MOTION filed by defendant DELBERT C. JACKSON to amend order [27-1] (lin) (Entered: 11/19/1993)

Nov. 18, 1993

HEARING before Judge William B. Bryant; parties to report to Court within 24 hours re: completion of discovery : Reporter: V. Marshall (lin) (Entered: 11/19/1993)

Nov. 18, 1993
29

MOTION filed by defendant DELBERT C. JACKSON to extend time to 12/3/93 for the defendant to transfer the three remaining inmates identified by Dr. Edwards as in need of hospital care. (bm) (Entered: 11/24/1993)

Nov. 23, 1993
30

NOTICE OF APPEAL by defendant DELBERT C. JACKSON from order [25-1] , entered on: 11/10/93; Government-No Fee; Copies mailed to Edward I. Koren, Alvin J. Bronstein and Charles Reischel (ks) (Entered: 12/15/1993)

Dec. 9, 1993

TRANSMITTED PRELIMINARY RECORD on appeal [30-1] by DELBERT C. JACKSON to U.S. Court of Appeals (ks) (Entered: 12/15/1993)

Dec. 15, 1993
31

MOTION filed by Special Officer for compensation (pm) (Entered: 12/17/1993)

Dec. 15, 1993
32

ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant : granting motion by Special Officer for compensation [31-1], directing that the Clerk of Court pay Grace Lopen $15,491.21 for services and expenses and DC shall pay $15,491.21 to Clerk of Court to replensih the fund account. The Clerk of Court shall pay Grace Lopez $12,941.00 for services and expensed of Ms. Coykendal, Ms Schneider, Dr. Cohen, Dr. Downer and Mr. Roche and DC shall pay $12,941.00 to the Clerk of Court to replenish the Crestar Savings Account by 12/31/93. (N) (pm) (Entered: 12/17/1993)

Dec. 15, 1993
33

CONSENT by defendant, plaintiff(s) to file redacted copies of certain documents filed as part of 217th Bi-weekly report to court; APPROVED (lin) (Entered: 12/20/1993)

Dec. 16, 1993
34

ORDER CLARIFYING COUNSEL AND MEDICAL OFFICER ACCESS TO MEDICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH RECORDS by Judge William B. Bryant : (N) (lin) (Entered: 12/21/1993)

Dec. 17, 1993
35

MOTION filed by defendant DELBERT C. JACKSON to extend time for a period of 21 days within which the defendants must implement paragraphs 12 and 14 of the Court Order of 11/9/93. (bm) (Entered: 12/22/1993)

Dec. 21, 1993

USCA # 93-7239 assigned for appeal [30-1] by DELBERT C. JACKSON (ks) (Entered: 12/30/1993)

Dec. 28, 1993
36

RESPONSE by plaintiff(s) in opposition to motion of defendants for protective order. (lin) (Entered: 01/05/1994)

Jan. 5, 1994
37

ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant : granting motion to extend time for a period of 21 days within which the defendants must implement paragraphs 12 and 14 of the Court Order of 11/9/93. [35-1] by DELBERT C. JACKSON (N) (lin) (Entered: 01/05/1994)

Jan. 5, 1994
38

ORDER (copy) by Judge William B. Bryant, and June J. Green : that the Clerk of Court pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $14,618.30 for her services and expenses and Dr. Robert L. Cohen's services and expenses; that DC shall pay $14,618.30 to the Clerk of Court in order to replenish the $20,000.00 fund account by 1/25/94; that the Clerk of Court pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $10,820.50 for the services and expenses of Ms. Schneider and Mr. Roche; and that DC shall pay $10,820.50 to the Clerk of the Court in order to replenish the Crestar Savings Account by 1/25/94 (N) (Original filed in CA 71-1462) (ks) (Entered: 01/11/1994)

Jan. 11, 1994
39

CONSENT AGREEMENT by defendant, plaintiff(s) to extend time frame for negotiations regarding enhanced reporting format to 4/15/94 (lin) (Entered: 01/14/1994)

Jan. 14, 1994
40

MOTION filed by plaintiffs INMATES DC JAIL for Tara M. Flynn to appear pro hac vice ; affidavit of Tara M. Flynn (bm) (Entered: 01/21/1994)

Jan. 19, 1994
41

MOTION filed by plaintiffs INMATES DC JAIL for Teresa L. Diaz to appear pro hac vice ; affidavit of Teresa L. Diaz. (bm) (Entered: 01/21/1994)

Jan. 19, 1994
42

ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant : granting motion for Tara M. Flynn to appear pro hac vice [40-1] by INMATES DC JAIL (N) (lin) (Entered: 01/26/1994)

Jan. 25, 1994
43

ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant : granting motion for Teresa L. Diaz to appear pro hac vice [41-1] by INMATES DC JAIL (N) (lin) (Entered: 01/26/1994)

Jan. 25, 1994
44

ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant : granting the Special Officer's motion to extend time to 2/3/94 to file their report on medical care; and to 2/28/94 to file their report on mental health care (N) (ks) (Entered: 02/03/1994)

Feb. 2, 1994
45

ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant : granting motion to extend time to 1/31/94 in which the defendants must transfer the two inmates identified on 1/14/94, to be in need of hospitalization pursuant to paragraph 4 of this Court's 11/9/93 Order (N) (ks) (Entered: 02/03/1994)

Feb. 2, 1994

ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant; Approving consent agreement by all parties to file redacted copies (fiat) (N) (ks) (Entered: 02/03/1994)

Feb. 2, 1994
46

MOTION filed by Special Officer Grace M. Lopes for compensation ; Exhibits (3) (ks) (Entered: 02/16/1994)

Feb. 15, 1994
47

ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant, and June L. Green : granting motion for compensation [46-1] (see Order for details) (Original filed in CA 71-1462) (N) (ks) Modified on 02/22/1994 (Entered: 02/22/1994)

Feb. 16, 1994
48

CONSENT ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant : motion hearing set for 10:00 3/16/94 ; (N) (lin) (Entered: 03/01/1994)

March 1, 1994
49

ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant : granting motion to extend time to 3/4/94 for defendants to implement paragraphs 12 and 14 of the Court Order of 11/9/93. [35-1] by DELBERT C. JACKSON (N) (ks) (Entered: 03/04/1994)

March 2, 1994
50

TRANSCRIPT filed for date of 3/2/93. Reporter: Carrie L. Gansle (Filed only in 71-1462) (bm) (Entered: 03/09/1994)

March 8, 1994
53

COPY OF ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant and Judge June L. Green : granting the motion for Compensation by the Special Officer; Ordered that the Clerk of Court pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $17,747.00 for her services and expenses, and that the Clerk of Court pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $16,320.44 for the services and expenses of Mr. Roche, Ms. Schneider, and Dr. Robert L. Cohen (N) (Original filed in CA 71-1462) (ks) (Entered: 03/21/1994)

March 15, 1994

STATUS HEARING before Judge William B. Bryant; order to be presented : Reporter: G. Williams (lin) (Entered: 03/16/1994)

March 16, 1994
51

CONSENT ORDER re: implementation of remedial plan by Judge William B. Bryant : (N) (lin) (Entered: 03/16/1994)

March 16, 1994
52

MOTION filed by plaintiff INMATES DC JAIL to withdraw Edward I. Koren as attorney for INMATES DC JAIL (ks) (Entered: 03/18/1994)

March 17, 1994
54

MOTION filed by plaintiff INMATES DC JAIL to withdraw Edward I. Koren as attorney for INMATES DC JAIL (ks) (Entered: 04/01/1994)

March 31, 1994
55

ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant : granting motion to withdraw Edward I. Koren as attorney for INMATES DC JAIL [54-1] by INMATES DC JAIL attorney Edward I. Koren for INMATES DC JAIL (N) (lin) (Entered: 04/06/1994)

April 5, 1994
56

ORDER (Copy) by Judge William B. Bryant, and Judge June L. Green : granting motion for compensation [22-1]; that the Clerk of the Court pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $18,840.33 for her services and expenses, and that the District of Columbia shall pay $18,840.33 to the Clerk of the Court in order to replenish the $20,000.00 fund account by 4/26/94; and that the Clerk of the Court pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $17,090.91 for the services and expenses of Mr. Roche, Ms. Schneider, and Mr. James Henderson, and that the District of Columbia shall pay $17,090.91 to the Clerk of the Court in order to replenish the Crestar Savings Account by 4/26/94 (Original filed in CA 71-1462) (N) (ks) (Entered: 04/13/1994)

April 12, 1994

Text not available. (Entered: 04/21/1994)

April 21, 1994
57

ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant : granting motion to enlarge time to 5/2/94 in which the defendants must hire a tuberculosis coordinator (N) (ks) (Entered: 05/12/1994)

May 9, 1994
58

MOTION filed by defendant DELBERT C. JACKSON for adoption of consent Order regarding attorneys' fees (ks) (Entered: 05/17/1994)

May 16, 1994
59

ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant : granting motion for adoption of consent Order regarding attorneys' fees [58-1] by DELBERT C. JACKSON (N) (lin) (Entered: 05/18/1994)

May 17, 1994
60

ORDER (Copy) by Judge William B. Bryant, and Judge June L. Green : that the Clerk of the Court pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $16,357.43 for her services and expenses; that the Clerk of the Court pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $19,760.28 for the services and expenses of Mr. Roche, Ms. Schneider, and Dr. Robert L. Cohen (Original filed in CA 71-1462) (N) (ks) (Entered: 05/20/1994)

May 19, 1994
62

ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant and Judge June L. Green : that the Clerk of the Court pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $18,407.63 for her services and expenses as well as Dr. Downer's services and expenses; and that the Clerk of Court pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $27,315.26 for the services and expenses of Mr. Roche, Ms. Schneider, Dr. Belitsky, and Dr. Cohen (Original filed in CA 71-1462) (N) (ks) (Entered: 07/15/1994)

July 6, 1994
61

ORDER (copy) by Judge William B. Bryant: granting motion of the Special Officer for extending the time to 8/31/94 to file a remedial plan (N) (Original filed in 71-1462) (bm) (Entered: 07/08/1994)

July 7, 1994
63

ORDER (copy) by Judge William B. Bryant and Judge June L. Green : that the Clerk of the Court pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $19,511.02 for her services and expenses as well as Ms. Schneider's services and expenses; and that the Clerk of the Court pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $21,880.43 for the services and expenses of Mr. Roche, Mr. Hayes and Mr. Henderson (Original filed in CA 79-1726) (N) (ks) (Entered: 08/19/1994)

Aug. 9, 1994
64

MOTION filed by Special Master Grace M. Lopes for compensation, Exhibits (5) (lpp) (Entered: 09/07/1994)

Aug. 9, 1994
66

COPY OF ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant and Judge June L. Green : granting motion for compensation, [64-1]; that the Clerk of the Court pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $17,030.13 for the services and expenses of Mr. Roche, Ms. Schneider, and Mr. Hayes; and that the Clerk of the Court pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $29,844.38 for the services and expenses of Ms. Lopes and Dr. Robert l. Cohen (Original filed in CA 79-1726) (N) (ks) (Entered: 10/24/1994)

Sept. 13, 1994
65

MOTION filed by Special Master Grace M. Lopes for compensation , Exhibit (7) (lpp) (Entered: 10/19/1994)

Oct. 18, 1994
67

COPY OF ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant and Judge June L. Green : granting motion for compensation [65-1]; that the Clerk of the Court pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $19,265.15 for her services and expenses; and that the Clerk of the Court pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $32,408.21 for the services and expenses of Mr. Roche, Ms. Schneider, Mr. Hayes, Dr. Belitsky, Mr. Balsamo and Mr. Henderson (Original filed in CA 71-1462) (N) (ks) (Entered: 10/24/1994)

Oct. 20, 1994

STATUS HEARING before Judge William B. Bryant : Reporter: Carrie Gansle (mon) (Entered: 11/01/1994)

Nov. 1, 1994
68

MOTION filed by Grace M. Lopes, Special Master, for Compensation , Affidavit (1), Exhibit (6) (lpp) (Entered: 11/15/1994)

Nov. 14, 1994
69

COPY OF ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant and Judge June L. Green : granting motion by Special Master Grace M. Lopes for compensation; that the Clerk of the Court pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $10,725.23 for her services and expenses as well as the services and expenses of Mr. Hayes and Mr. Henderson; and that the Clerk of the Court pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $13,508.01 for the services and expenses of Mr. Roche and Ms. Schneider (Original filed in CA 79-1726) (N) (ks) (Entered: 11/17/1994)

Nov. 16, 1994
70

MOTION filed by the Special Officer Grace M. Lopes for compensation ; Exhibits (ks) (Entered: 12/14/1994)

Dec. 12, 1994
71

ORDER (Copy) by Judge William B. Bryant and Judge June L. Green : granting motion for compensation [70-1]; that the Clerk of the Court pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $19,671.13 for her services and expenses as well as for the services and expenses of Mr. Roche, Mr. Henderson and Mr. Balsamo; and that the District of Columbia shall pay $19,671.13 to the Clerk of the Court in order to replenish the $20,000.00 fund account by 12/27/94; that the Clerk of the Court pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $21,711.86 for the services and expenses of Ms. Schneider, Mr. Hayes and the law firm of Zuckerman, Spaeder, Goldstein, Taylor and Kolker and that the District of Columbia shall pay $21,711.86 to the Clerk of the Court in order to replenish the Crestar Savings account by 12/27/94 (Original filed in CA 71-1462) (N) (ks) (Entered: 12/14/1994)

Dec. 13, 1994
72

NOTICE OF FILING by Special Master Grace Lopes; environmental health and safety survey. (Original filed in 71-1462.) (bm) (Entered: 12/20/1994)

Dec. 16, 1994
73

ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant: granting the Special Officer's motion for leave to file expert reports under seal; directing the Clerk of Court shall take all steps necessary to ensure that the 1994 reports prepared by James D. Henderson that are related to correctional officer staffing and security at the D.C. Jail are filed under seal. (N) (bm) (Entered: 12/22/1994)

Dec. 21, 1994
74

MOTION filed Special Master Grace M. Lopes for Compensation, Exhibit (5) (lpp) (Entered: 01/19/1995)

Jan. 17, 1995
75

ORDER (copy) by Judge William B. Bryant and Judge June L. Green : granting motion for Compensation [74-1]; that the Clerk of the Court pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $18,936.67 for her services and expenses as well as the services and expenses of Mr. Roche and Ms. Schneider; and that the Clerk of the Court pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $4,427.91 for the services and expenses of Mr. Hayes and Dr. Shansky (See Order for details) (original filed in CA 71-1462) (N) (ks) (Entered: 01/27/1995)

Jan. 19, 1995
76

ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant : that the defendants shall implement the Special Officer's Initial Remedial Plan. (N) (dot) (Entered: 01/27/1995)

Jan. 27, 1995
77

MOTION filed by defendant DELBERT C. JACKSON for adoption of consent order regarding attorneys' fees (ks) (Entered: 02/13/1995)

Feb. 10, 1995
78

MOTION filed Grace M. Lopes, Special Master for compensation , Exhibits: (6) (lpp) (Entered: 02/15/1995)

Feb. 14, 1995
81

ORDER (Copy) by Judge William B. Bryant and Judge June L. Green : granting motion for compensation [78-1]; that the Clerk of the Court pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $17,590.90 for her services and expenses as well as the services and expenses of Mr. Lindsay Hayes, and that the Clerk of the Court pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $27,768.40 for the services and expenses of Mr. Roche, Ms. Schneider, Mr. Henderson, and the law firm of Zuckerman, Spaeder, Goldstein, Taylor and Kolker (Original Order filed in CA 79-1726) (N) (ks) (Entered: 03/13/1995)

Feb. 14, 1995
79

ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant : that the District of Columbia shall pay D.C. Prisoners' Legal Services Project, Inc. within sixty (60) days of the date of this Order the sum of sixty three thousand ($63,000.00) in full settlement of fees and costs incurred from April 16, 1994 through December 31, 1994, associated with monitoring compliance with the Court's orders entered in the above-referenced civil action. (N) (dot) (Entered: 02/16/1995)

Feb. 16, 1995
82

CERTIFIED COPY of order filed in USCA dated 2/13/95, on appeal [30- 1] , dismissing appeal . USCA # 93-7239 (cjp) (Entered: 04/24/1995)

Feb. 22, 1995
80

NOTICE OF APPEAL by defendant DELBERT C. JACKSON from order [76-1] , entered on: 1/27/95; Government-no fee; Copies mailed to Jonathan M. Smith, J. Patrick Hickey and Grace Lopes (ks) (Entered: 03/03/1995)

Feb. 27, 1995

TRANSMITTED PRELIMINARY RECORD on appeal [80-1] by DELBERT C. JACKSON to U.S. Court of Appeals (ks) (Entered: 03/03/1995)

March 3, 1995

USCA # 95-7048 assigned for appeal [80-1] by DELBERT C. JACKSON (ks) (Entered: 03/08/1995)

March 7, 1995
84

MOTION filed by the Special Master Grace Lopes for order for compensation ; Exhibits (4) (ks) (Entered: 06/23/1995)

June 14, 1995
86

ORDER (copy) by Judge William B. Bryant and Judge June L. Green : granting motion for order for compensation [84-1]; that the Clerk of the Court pay Grace M. Lopes the sum of $54,738.97 which represents compensation for the services and expenses of Special Officer Lopes, Mr. Roche, Ms. Schneider, and Dr. Shansky (N) (ks) (Entered: 07/14/1995)

June 14, 1995
83

MOTION filed by defendant DELBERT C. JACKSON for adoption of consent Order regarding attorneys' fees (ks) (Entered: 06/21/1995)

June 20, 1995
85

ORDER by Judge William B. Bryant : that the District of Columbia shall pay D.C. Prisoners' Legal Services Project, Inc. the sum of THIRTY ONE THOUSAND ($31,000.00) in full settlement of fees and costs incurred from January 1, 1995 through April 30, 1995, associated with monitoring compliance with the Court's orders entered in the above referenced civil action. This amount shall bear interest at the rate established by 28 USC 1961 from the forty-fifth (45th) day following the entry of this Order; said amount to be paid no later than October 31, 1995. (N) (dot) (Entered: 06/27/1995)

June 27, 1995

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Court-ordered receiverships

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 7, 1975

Closing Date: 2003

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All convicted persons confined in the District of Columbia Jail

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU National (all projects)

ACLU National Prison Project

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

D.C. Jail, Regional

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Due Process

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1976 - 2003

Content of Injunction:

Receivership

Issues

General:

Administrative segregation

Classification / placement

Counseling

Recreation / Exercise

Sanitation / living conditions

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Totality of conditions

Visiting

Crowding:

Crowding / caseload

Type of Facility:

Government-run