Case: Connecticut v. Northern Correctional Institution

3:03-cv-01352 | U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut

Filed Date: Aug. 6, 2003

Closed Date: 2008

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

On August 6, 2003, the State of Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (OPA) filed a § 1983 lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Connecticut against the Connecticut Department of Corrections and two prisons it operated. Represented by a coalition of attorneys from the local ACLU, ACLU's National Prison Project, local legal aid organizations, the plaintiffs alleged that prisoners and detainees with mental illness who were confined at CDC's Northern Correctio…

On August 6, 2003, the State of Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (OPA) filed a § 1983 lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Connecticut against the Connecticut Department of Corrections and two prisons it operated. Represented by a coalition of attorneys from the local ACLU, ACLU's National Prison Project, local legal aid organizations, the plaintiffs alleged that prisoners and detainees with mental illness who were confined at CDC's Northern Correctional Institution and Garner Correctional Institution were subjected to unconstitutional conditions of confinement in violation of the Eighth Amendment. According to the complaint, the facilities housed both prisoners and pretrial detainees and subjected individuals with mental illness to conditions that exacerbated their mental illnesses. The plaintiffs detailed the isolation and lack of access to exercise or light, as well as prevalence of use-of-force and restraints. The plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief to bar defendants from subjecting prisoners with mental illness to these unconstitutional conditions.

Soon after the filing of the lawsuit, the parties entered into settlement negotiations and participated in many court ordered settlement conferences. The parties reached a tentative settlement agreement in March 2004. Approval of the proposed agreement was debated by the Connecticut Legislature and a public hearing was held by the joint Judicial Committee of the Connecticut State Senate and House. The settlement was ratified and the parties filed a joint motion to dismiss and approve the settlement with the District Court on September 22, 2005. The District Court (Judge Robert N. Chatigny) entered an order of dismissal and approved and adopted the terms of the Settlement Agreement on September 26, 2005. The District Court retained jurisdiction to enforce compliance with the Settlement Agreement for three years.

The Agreement provided that services for seriously mentally ill prisoners would be consolidated at the Garner Correctional Institution in Newtown, Connecticut, which would be designed as the mental health institution for the CDC. In order to initially determine which prisoners would be transferred to Garner, an evaluation of the entire prison population at Northern would be conducted by the UConn Health Center Psychiatric staff. The Agreement also called for increased staffing and changes to mental health evaluation and services. All prisoners and detainees held in the most restrictive form of confinement at NCI were assessed by psychiatric experts to determine whether their placement was appropriate. Individuals with serious mental illness or who were at risk of developing serious mental illness were transferred to a facility with intensive psychiatric services. The parties each designated a mental health consultant and a confinement consultant to monitor and evaluate compliance.

The parties subsequently submitted the issue to the court whether the four monitoring consultants would be granted access to prisoners' mental health records. On March 30, 2007, the court granted in part and denied in part the plaintiffs' request. The issue was that while the plaintiffs required access to prisoners' medical records in order to monitor compliance, the defendants were concerned that disclosure without prisoners' consent would violate their constitutional rights. The court applied a balancing test and concluded that the state's interest in disclosure outweighed the burden on the constitutional right, especially because OPA was a state agency designed to protect civil rights. The court denied the motion in part as to certain protected materials, but otherwise granted it and allowed access to the records for the express purpose of monitoring compliance.

On August 5, 2008, the plaintiffs filed a motion for contempt for the defendants' failure to pay expert consultants' reimbursements. The plaintiffs subsequently withdrew the motion by the end of the month after the parties resolved the issue out of court. The defendants made payments to the plaintiff's consultants until December 2008. The court's jurisdiction over the settlement has ended and the case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (1/31/2007)

Chelsea Rinnig (1/16/2020)

People

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Judge(s)

Chatigny, Robert N. (Connecticut)

Martinez, Donna F. (Connecticut)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Alisberg, Nancy B. (Connecticut)

Annon, Paulette G. (Connecticut)

Balaban, Eric G. (District of Columbia)

Boggs, Erin (Connecticut)

Fathi, David Cyrus (District of Columbia)

Lamoreaux, Annette M. (Connecticut)

McGuire, David J. (Connecticut)

Redman, Renee Colette (Connecticut)

Judge(s)

Chatigny, Robert N. (Connecticut)

Martinez, Donna F. (Connecticut)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Alisberg, Nancy B. (Connecticut)

Annon, Paulette G. (Connecticut)

Balaban, Eric G. (District of Columbia)

Boggs, Erin (Connecticut)

Fathi, David Cyrus (District of Columbia)

Lamoreaux, Annette M. (Connecticut)

McGuire, David J. (Connecticut)

Redman, Renee Colette (Connecticut)

Solnit, Benjamin A. (Connecticut)

Tegeler, Philip D. (Connecticut)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Lynch, Ann E. (Connecticut)

O'Neill, Terrance M. (Connecticut)

Querijero, Carolyn (Connecticut)

Strom, Steven R. (Connecticut)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:03-cv-01352

Docket (PACER)

Conn. Office of Protection and Advocacy v. Choinski

Oct. 3, 2008

Oct. 3, 2008

Docket
1

3:03-cv-01352

Complaint

Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy v. Choinski

Aug. 6, 2003

Aug. 6, 2003

Complaint

3:03-cv-01352

Settlement Agreement

Conn. Office of Protection and Advocacy v. Choinski

March 8, 2004

March 8, 2004

Settlement Agreement

Judicial Committee Hearing Transcript for 04/13/2004

Conn. Office of Protection and Advocacy v. Choinski

No Court

April 13, 2004

April 13, 2004

Transcript

Resolution Approving the Settlement Agreement in State of Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities v. Choinski, et al.

Conn. Office of Protection and Advocacy v. Choinski

No Court

April 21, 2004

April 21, 2004

Statute/Ordinance/Regulation
75

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Order of Dismissal

Conn. Office of Protection and Advocacy v. Choinski

Sept. 26, 2005

Sept. 26, 2005

Settlement Agreement
109

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Order

Conn. Office of Protection and Advocacy v. Choinski

Nov. 8, 2006

Nov. 8, 2006

Order/Opinion
110

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Order

Conn. Office of Protection and Advocacy v. Choinski

Jan. 8, 2007

Jan. 8, 2007

Order/Opinion
115

3:03-cv-01352

Ruling on Plaintiffs' Motion

Conn. Office of Protection and Advocacy v. Choinski

March 30, 2007

March 30, 2007

Order/Opinion
133

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Motion for Contempt

Conn. Office of Protection and Advocacy v. Choinski

Aug. 5, 2008

Aug. 5, 2008

Pleading / Motion / Brief

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/11896701/connecticut-v-northern-corr-inst/

Last updated Aug. 4, 2022, 3:15 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT Filing Fee $ 150.00 Receipt # H010084 (Ferguson, L.) (Entered: 08/07/2003)

Aug. 6, 2003

Aug. 6, 2003

PACER

Summons Issued

Aug. 6, 2003

Aug. 6, 2003

PACER

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Northern Corr Inst, Garner Corr Inst, Dept of Corrections (Ferguson, L.)

Aug. 6, 2003

Aug. 6, 2003

PACER
2

ORDER on Pretrial Deadlines handed to counsel Discovery cutoff 2/5/04 ; Amended Pleadings due 10/6/03 Motions to Dismiss due 11/6/03 (Ferguson, L.) (Entered: 08/07/2003)

Aug. 6, 2003

Aug. 6, 2003

PACER
3

MOTION by State of Connecticut, James McGaughey for David C. Fathi to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Ferguson, L.) (Entered: 08/07/2003)

Aug. 6, 2003

Aug. 6, 2003

PACER

ENDORSEMENT [3-1] motion for David C. Fathi to Appear Pro Hac Vice ordered accordingly David C. Fathi ( signed by Clerk ) (Ferguson, L.)

Aug. 7, 2003

Aug. 7, 2003

PACER

Order

Aug. 7, 2003

Aug. 7, 2003

PACER
4

APPEARANCE of Attorney for State of Connecticut, James McGaughey -- David C. Fathi (Blue,A.) (Entered: 08/18/2003)

Aug. 18, 2003

Aug. 18, 2003

PACER
5

APPEARANCE of Attorney for Northern Corr Inst, Garner Corr Inst, Dept of Corrections -- Terrance M. O'Neill, Ann E. Lynch, Steven R. Strom (Blue,A.) (Entered: 09/04/2003)

Sept. 4, 2003

Sept. 4, 2003

PACER
6

ORDER of referral to Mag. Judge Donna F. Martinez for settlement conference (signed by Chief Judge Robert N. Chatigny ) (Blue,A.) (Entered: 09/17/2003)

Sept. 17, 2003

Sept. 17, 2003

PACER
7

ORDER TO SUBMIT JOINT MEDIATION REPORT ( signed by Mag. Judge Donna F. Martinez ) (Blue,A.) (Entered: 09/18/2003)

Sept. 17, 2003

Sept. 17, 2003

PACER
8

MOTION by State of Connecticut, James McGaughey, Northern Corr Inst, Garner Corr Inst, Dept of Corrections to Extend Time for 30 days to file 26(f) report (Blue,A.) (Entered: 10/02/2003)

Oct. 2, 2003

Oct. 2, 2003

PACER

ENDORSEMENT granting [8-1] motion to Extend Time for 30 days to file 26(f) report ( signed by Chief Judge Robert N. Chatigny ) (Blue,A.)

Oct. 3, 2003

Oct. 3, 2003

PACER

Order

Oct. 3, 2003

Oct. 3, 2003

PACER

Deadline updated; 26(f) Report of Conference Due 11/3/03 - see endorsement to [doc. 8] (Kunofsky, L.)

Oct. 9, 2003

Oct. 9, 2003

PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings

Oct. 9, 2003

Oct. 9, 2003

PACER
9

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Donna F. Martinez : Telephonic Status Conference held on 10/20/2003. (Wood, R.) (Entered: 10/21/2003)

Oct. 20, 2003

Oct. 20, 2003

RECAP
10

CALENDAR AND SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE ORDER . Signed by Judge Donna F. Martinez on 10/22/03. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 10/23/2003)

Oct. 22, 2003

Oct. 22, 2003

RECAP

Set Deadlines/Hearings

Oct. 22, 2003

Oct. 22, 2003

PACER

Settlement Conference set for 12/3/2003 10:00 AM in Chambers Room 262 before Donna F. Martinez. (Kunofsky, L.)

Oct. 22, 2003

Oct. 22, 2003

PACER
11

MOTION for Extension of Time of 30 days to file 26(f) report & 60 days to file amended complaint by State of Connecticut, Dept of Corrections, Garner Corr Inst, James McGaughey, Northern Corr Inst. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 11/10/2003)

Nov. 7, 2003

Nov. 7, 2003

PACER
12

ENDORSEMENT ORDER granting 11 Motion for Extension of Time Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 11/13/03. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 11/14/2003)

Nov. 13, 2003

Nov. 13, 2003

PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings

Nov. 13, 2003

Nov. 13, 2003

PACER

Set Deadlines: Amended Pleadings due by 2/14/2004. Rule 26 Meeting Report due by 12/15/2003. Any motion to dismiss by defendants no later than 3/1/04. (Blue, A.)

Nov. 13, 2003

Nov. 13, 2003

PACER
13

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Donna F. Martinez : Settlement Conference held on 12/3/2003. Case did not settle. (Wood, R.) (Entered: 12/04/2003)

Dec. 3, 2003

Dec. 3, 2003

RECAP
14

MOTION for Extension of Time of 30 days to file 26(f) report by State of Connecticut, James McGaughey. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 12/16/2003)

Dec. 15, 2003

Dec. 15, 2003

PACER
15

ENDORSEMENT ORDER granting 14 Motion for Extension of Time to file 26(f) report, counsel are reminded that motions for extensions must be filed 5 days prior to dealine in question, Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 12/16/03. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 12/19/2003)

Dec. 18, 2003

Dec. 18, 2003

PACER
16

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Donna F. Martinez : Telephonic Settlement Conference held on 12/22/2003. (Wood, R.) (Entered: 12/23/2003)

Dec. 22, 2003

Dec. 22, 2003

RECAP
17

MOTION for Extension of Time for 30 days to file 26(f) report by State of Connecticut, Dept of Corrections, Garner Corr Inst, James McGaughey, Northern Corr Inst. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 01/06/2004)

Jan. 6, 2004

Jan. 6, 2004

PACER
18

ENDORSEMENT ORDER granting 17 Motion for Extension of Time for 30 dyas to file 26(f) report, Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 1/7/04. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 01/08/2004)

Jan. 7, 2004

Jan. 7, 2004

PACER
19

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Donna F. Martinez : Telephonnic Settlement Conference held on 1/13/2004. (Wood, R.) (Entered: 01/13/2004)

Jan. 13, 2004

Jan. 13, 2004

PACER
20

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Donna F. Martinez,U.S.M.J. : Settlement Conference held on 1/27/2004. (Wood, R.) (Entered: 01/28/2004)

Jan. 27, 2004

Jan. 27, 2004

PACER
21

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Donna F. Martinez : Telephonic Settlement Conference held on 2/9/2004. (Wood, R.) Modified on 4/15/2004 (Wood, R.). (Entered: 02/10/2004)

Feb. 9, 2004

Feb. 9, 2004

PACER

Docket Annotation

Feb. 9, 2004

Feb. 9, 2004

PACER
22

JOINT MOTION for Extension of Time by 30 days to file 26(f) Report by State of Connecticut, Dept of Corrections, Garner Corr Inst, James McGaughey, Northern Corr Inst. (Montgomery, A.) (Entered: 02/10/2004)

Feb. 9, 2004

Feb. 9, 2004

PACER

Docket Correction to show correct date re 21 Settlement Conference. (Wood, R.)

Feb. 9, 2004

Feb. 9, 2004

PACER
23

ENDORSEMENT ORDER granting 22 Motion for Extension of Time for 30 days to file 26(f) report, Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 2/11/04. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 02/12/2004)

Feb. 11, 2004

Feb. 11, 2004

PACER
31

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Donna F. Martinez : Telephonic Settlement Conference held on 2/23/2004. (Wood, R.) (Entered: 04/15/2004)

Feb. 23, 2004

Feb. 23, 2004

PACER
24

MOTION for Extension of Time of 30 days to file a 26(f) report & to amend complaint by State of Connecticut, Dept of Corrections, Garner Corr Inst, James McGaughey, Northern Corr Inst. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 03/10/2004)

March 10, 2004

March 10, 2004

PACER
25

NOTICE of Appearance by Erin Boggs on behalf of State of Connecticut, James McGaughey (Blue, A.) (Entered: 03/10/2004)

March 10, 2004

March 10, 2004

PACER
26

ENDORSEMENT ORDER granting 24 Motion for Extension of Time for 30 days to file 26(f) report and to amend complaint, Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 3/11/04. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 03/15/2004)

March 11, 2004

March 11, 2004

PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings

March 11, 2004

March 11, 2004

PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings: Amended Pleadings due by 4/13/2004. Rule 26 Meeting Report due by 4/15/2004. (Blue, A.)

March 11, 2004

March 11, 2004

PACER
27

MOTION for Philip D. Tegeler to Withdraw as Attorney by State of Connecticut, James McGaughey. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 03/30/2004)

March 26, 2004

March 26, 2004

PACER
28

ENDORSEMENT ORDER granting 27 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Philip D. Tegeler terminated, Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 3/31/04. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 04/02/2004)

April 2, 2004

April 2, 2004

PACER
32

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Donna F. Martinez : Telephonic Settlement Conference held on 4/5/2004. (Wood, R.) (Entered: 04/15/2004)

April 5, 2004

April 5, 2004

PACER
29

MOTION for Extension of Time to file 26(f) report, to amend complaint & to move to dismiss complaint by State of Connecticut, Dept of Corrections, Garner Corr Inst, James McGaughey, Northern Corr Inst. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 04/07/2004)

April 7, 2004

April 7, 2004

PACER
30

ENDORSEMENT ORDER granting 29 Motion for Extension of Time, Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 4/8/04. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 04/08/2004)

April 8, 2004

April 8, 2004

PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings

April 8, 2004

April 8, 2004

PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings: Amended Pleadings due by 5/13/2004. Rule 26 Meeting Report due by 5/15/2004. (Blue, A.)

April 8, 2004

April 8, 2004

PACER
33

NOTICE of Appearance by Annette M. Lamoreaux on behalf of State of Connecticut, James McGaughey (Blue, A.) (Entered: 05/12/2004)

May 10, 2004

May 10, 2004

PACER
34

JOINT MOTION for Enlargement of Time to Extend Deadlines by State of Connecticut, Dept of Corrections, Garner Corr Inst, James McGaughey, Northern Corr Inst. (Glynn, T.) (Entered: 05/14/2004)

May 13, 2004

May 13, 2004

PACER
35

ENDORSEMENT ORDER granting 34 Motion for Extension of Time to extend deadlines, Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 5/17/04. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 05/18/2004)

May 17, 2004

May 17, 2004

PACER
36

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Robert N. Chatigny : Telephone Status Conference held on 5/26/2004. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 05/27/2004)

May 26, 2004

May 26, 2004

PACER
37

MOTION for an Order Allowing access to prisoner health records by State of Connecticut, James McGaughey. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 06/09/2004)

June 9, 2004

June 9, 2004

RECAP
38

Memorandum in Support re 37 MOTION for an Order Allowing access to prisoner health records filed by State of Connecticut, James McGaughey. (Attachments: # 1 # 2 # 3 # 4 # 5 # 6 Continuance of main document)(Blue, A.) (Entered: 06/09/2004)

1

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2

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3

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4

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5

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6 Continuance of main document

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7 Continuance of main document

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June 9, 2004

June 9, 2004

RECAP
39

Memorandum in Opposition re 37 MOTION for Order Allowing access to prisoner health records filed by Dept of Corrections, Garner Corr Inst, Northern Corr Inst. (Attachments: # 1 Notice of manual Filing)(Blue, A.) (Entered: 07/01/2004)

1 Notice of manual Filing

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2 Notice of manual Filing

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June 30, 2004

June 30, 2004

RECAP
40

MOTION for Extension of Time to 7/30/04 to File Reply Brief as to 37 MOTION for and Order Allowing access to prisoner health records Order by State of Connecticut, James McGaughey. (Ferguson, L.) (Entered: 07/13/2004)

July 9, 2004

July 9, 2004

PACER
41

ENDORSEMENT ORDER granting 40 Motion for Extension of Time to File Reply re 37 MOTION for Order Allowing access to prisoner health records Responses due by 7/30/2004, Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 7/15/04. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 07/15/2004)

July 15, 2004

July 15, 2004

PACER
42

REPLY to Response to 37 MOTION for Allowing access to prisoner health records Order filed by State of Connecticut, James McGaughey. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibits)(Blue, A.) (Entered: 07/27/2004)

1 Exhibits

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2 Exhibits

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July 27, 2004

July 27, 2004

RECAP
43

AFFIDAVIT re 42 Reply to Response to Motion Signed By Terry A. Kupers filed by James McGaughey. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 08/04/2004)

July 30, 2004

July 30, 2004

RECAP
44

E-FILED CALENDAR. Judge Martinez shall conduct a telephonic status conference in this matter on Monday, October 25 at 2:30 p.m. Attorney Terry O'Neill shall initiate the call. (Constantine, A.) (Entered: 10/15/2004)

Oct. 15, 2004

Oct. 15, 2004

PACER
45

The court held a telephonic conference on 10/25/04 to discuss effectuation of settlement. The court shall hold another such conference on 11/8/04 at noon. At that conference, counsel shall be prepared to discuss outstanding issues regarding settlement. In particular, counsel for the defendants shall be prepared to report the progress of the state defendants on naming their mental health consultant. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Donna F. Martinez on 10/25/04. (Martinez, Donna) (Entered: 10/25/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004

Oct. 25, 2004

PACER
46

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Donna F. Martinez : Telephonic Settlement Conference held on 10/25/2004. (Wood, R.) (Entered: 10/25/2004)

Oct. 25, 2004

Oct. 25, 2004

PACER
47

MOTION for Erin M. Boggs to Withdraw as Attorney by State of Connecticut, James McGaughey. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 10/27/2004)

Oct. 27, 2004

Oct. 27, 2004

PACER
48

ENDORSEMENT ORDER granting 47 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Erin Boggs terminated, Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 10/28/04. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 11/01/2004)

Nov. 1, 2004

Nov. 1, 2004

PACER
51

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Donna F. Martinez : Telephonic Settlement Conference held on 11/8/2004. (Wood, R.) (Entered: 12/22/2004)

Nov. 8, 2004

Nov. 8, 2004

PACER
50

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Donna F. Martinez : Telephonic Settlement Conference held on 11/15/2004. (Wood, R.) (Entered: 12/22/2004)

Nov. 15, 2004

Nov. 15, 2004

PACER
49

NOTICE OF E-FILED CALENDAR: THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE COUNSEL/THE PARTIES WILL RECEIVE. A Telephonic Status Conference is scheduled for January 11, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. before Judge Donna F. Martinez. Atty. T. O'Neill will initiate the conference call to chambers. (Wood, R.) (Entered: 12/15/2004)

Dec. 15, 2004

Dec. 15, 2004

PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings

Dec. 15, 2004

Dec. 15, 2004

PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings: Telephonic Status Conference set for 1/11/2005 02:00 PM in Chambers Room 262 before Judge Donna F. Martinez. (Wood, R.)

Dec. 15, 2004

Dec. 15, 2004

PACER
56

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Donna F. Martinez : Telephonic Settlement Conference held on 1/11/2005. (Wood, R.) (Entered: 02/11/2005)

Jan. 11, 2005

Jan. 11, 2005

PACER
52

Telephone conference held regarding settlement. Another telephone conference regarding settlement shall be held on February 9, 2005 at 1:00 pm. Signed by Judge Donna F. Martinez on 2/7/05. (Martinez, Donna) (Entered: 02/07/2005)

Feb. 7, 2005

Feb. 7, 2005

PACER
53

THIS ELECTRONIC ORDER IS THE ONLY NOTICE THE COURT WILL ISSUE. The court will hold a telephonic status conference regarding settlement on March 10, 2005 at 10 am. Signed by Judge Donna F. Martinez on 2/9/05. (Martinez, Donna) (Entered: 02/09/2005)

Feb. 9, 2005

Feb. 9, 2005

PACER
54

MOTION for Order to Request Ruling on Motion document #37 by State of Connecticut, James McGaughey. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 02/10/2005)

Feb. 10, 2005

Feb. 10, 2005

RECAP
55

NOTICE OF E-FILED ORDER: THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE THE COURT WILL ISSUE. If the parties are unable to resolve issues regarding expert reports, counsel and the parties' experts, Drs. Fulweiler and Newkirk, shall attend a meeting in the east jury room on March 21, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. Signed by Judge Donna F. Martinez on 2/11/05. (Constantine, A.) (Entered: 02/11/2005)

Feb. 11, 2005

Feb. 11, 2005

PACER
57

RESPONSE re 54 MOTION for Request for Ruling on Motion document #37 Order filed by Northern Corr Inst, Garner Corr Inst, Dept of Corrections. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 02/22/2005)

Feb. 22, 2005

Feb. 22, 2005

RECAP
58

MOTION to Intervene by Charles Rodriquez Batts.Responses due by 3/16/2005 (Blue, A.) (Entered: 02/24/2005)

Feb. 23, 2005

Feb. 23, 2005

RECAP
59

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Donna F. Martinez : Telephonic Settlement Conference held on 3/10/2005. Parties have agreed to final version of audit instruments. Settlement agreement to be filed. (Martinez, Donna) (Entered: 03/10/2005)

March 10, 2005

March 10, 2005

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Robert N. Chatigny : Telephone Conference held on 5/9/2005. (Court Reporter D. Warner.) (Kunofsky, L.)

May 9, 2005

May 9, 2005

PACER

Status Conference

May 9, 2005

May 9, 2005

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Robert N. Chatigny : Telephone Conference held on 5/16/2005. (Court Reporter D. Warner.) (Kunofsky, L.)

May 16, 2005

May 16, 2005

PACER

Pretrial Conference

May 16, 2005

May 16, 2005

PACER
60

TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings held on 4/28/05 before Judge Robert N. Chatigny. Court Reporter: Darlene A. Warner. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 06/06/2005)

June 6, 2005

June 6, 2005

PACER
61

TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings held on 5/16/05 before Judge Robert N. Chatigny. Court Reporter: Darlene A. Warner. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 06/06/2005)

June 6, 2005

June 6, 2005

PACER
62

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Robert N. Chatigny : Telephone Status Conference held on 6/28/2005. (Court Reporter Darlene Warner.) (Walker, J.) (Entered: 06/28/2005)

June 28, 2005

June 28, 2005

PACER
63

NOTICE OF E-FILED CALENDAR: THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE COUNSEL/THE PARTIES WILL RECEIVE. A Telephonic Status Conference is scheduled for July 13, 2005 at 10:15 a.m. before Judge Donna F. Martinez. Atty. Steve Strom will initiate the conference call to chambers at (860)240-3605 with counsel for all the parties on the line. (Wood, R.) (Entered: 07/08/2005)

July 8, 2005

July 8, 2005

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Donna F. Martinez : Telephonic Settlement Conference held on 7/13/2005. (Wood, R.)

July 13, 2005

July 13, 2005

PACER

Settlement Conference

July 13, 2005

July 13, 2005

PACER
64

NOTICE OF E-FILED ORDER: THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE THE COURT WILL ISSUE. The case is scheduled for a settlement conference on August 9, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at her chambers at 450 Main Street, Room 262, Hartford, Connecticut. COUNSEL ARE DIRECTED TO THE ATTACHED ORDER FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS. Signed by Judge Donna F. Martinez on 7/14/05. (Wood, R.) (Entered: 07/14/2005)

July 14, 2005

July 14, 2005

RECAP

Set Deadlines/Hearings

July 14, 2005

July 14, 2005

PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings: Settlement Conference set for 8/9/2005 at 1:00 PM in Chambers Room 262, 450 Main St., Hartford, CT before Judge Donna F. Martinez. (Wood, R.)

July 14, 2005

July 14, 2005

PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Donna F. Martinez : Settlement Conference held on 8/9/2005. (Wood, R.)

Aug. 9, 2005

Aug. 9, 2005

PACER

Settlement Conference

Aug. 9, 2005

Aug. 9, 2005

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65

TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings held on 6/28/05 before Judge Robert N. Chatigny. Court Reporter: Darlene A. Warner. (Blue, A.) (Entered: 08/11/2005)

Aug. 11, 2005

Aug. 11, 2005

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NOTICE OF E-FILED CALENDAR: THIS IS THE ONLY NOTICE COUNSEL/THE PARTIES WILL RECEIVE. A Telephonic Settlement Conference is scheduled for August 17, 2005 at 3:30 p.m. before Judge Donna F. Martinez. Atty. Terrance O'Neill will initiate the conference call to chambers at (860) 240-3605 with all counsel on the line. (Wood, R.) (Entered: 08/15/2005)

Aug. 15, 2005

Aug. 15, 2005

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ORDER regarding settlement. The court shall hold a telephonic settlement conference on 8/19/05 at 1:30 pm. Signed by Judge Donna F. Martinez on 8/17/05. (Martinez, Donna) (Entered: 08/17/2005)

Aug. 17, 2005

Aug. 17, 2005

PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings

Aug. 17, 2005

Aug. 17, 2005

PACER
68

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Donna F. Martinez : Telephonic Settlement Conference held on 8/17/2005. (Martinez, Donna) (Entered: 08/17/2005)

Aug. 17, 2005

Aug. 17, 2005

PACER

Set Deadlines/Hearings: Telephonic Settlement Conference set for 8/19/2005 01:30 PM in Chambers, 450 Main St., Hartford, CT before Judge Donna F. Martinez. (Blue, A.)

Aug. 17, 2005

Aug. 17, 2005

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Case Details

State / Territory: Connecticut

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Solitary confinement

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 6, 2003

Closing Date: 2008

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities bringing claims related to the conditions of confinement of prisoners with mental illness

Plaintiff Type(s):

State Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU National Prison Project

ACLU Affiliates (any)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Northern Correctional Institution, State

Garner Correctional Institution, State

Connecticut Department of Corrections, State

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

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: 2005 - 2008

Content of Injunction:

Auditing

Monitoring

Training

Issues

General:

Classification / placement

Restraints : physical

Solitary confinement/Supermax (conditions or process)

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Suicide prevention

Totality of conditions

Affected Gender:

Male

Disability:

Mental impairment

Medical/Mental Health:

Mental health care, general

Type of Facility:

Government-run