Case: United States v. State of Arizona

2:97-cv-00476 | U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

Filed Date: March 10, 1997

Closed Date: Dec. 17, 1999

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

This case was brought by the United States pursuant to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA). On February 8, 1995, the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, served the Governor of Arizona with a notice letter regarding their intent to investigate allegations of sexual abuse and violations of privacy rights of female inmates in the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADOC). The Department of Justice sent its finding to Arizona governor J. Fife Symington on August 8, …

This case was brought by the United States pursuant to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA). On February 8, 1995, the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, served the Governor of Arizona with a notice letter regarding their intent to investigate allegations of sexual abuse and violations of privacy rights of female inmates in the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADOC).

The Department of Justice sent its finding to Arizona governor J. Fife Symington on August 8, 1996. The investigation found significant evidence of physical sexual misconduct and constitutionally unacceptable invasions of privacy. This included sexual relations between inmates and employees, sexual assaults, and frequent, prolonged viewing during dressing and showering of inmates.

In response to these findings the DOJ offered a series of recommendations which included: better screening of employees; improved training; investigation of any allegations of sexual misconduct or unlawful invasion of privacy; stronger sanctions including criminal prosecution for employee offenses; use of an independent outside agency to investigate allegations; as well as a number of proactive steps to address sexual misconduct and unlawful invasions of privacy. The findings letter also recommended the creation of a Women's Facilities Administrator to serve as a liaison between the women's facilities and ADOC's Director and Deputy Director. In conclusion, the findings letter provided a warning that should the ADOC not address these problems the Attorney General could institute a lawsuit to correct the deficiencies.

On March 10, 1997, the United States filed a complaint against the State of Arizona and Gov. Symington in the District of Arizona (Judge Roslyn Silver). The complaint alleged that the Defendants were violating the constitutional rights of female inmates to be free from sexual misconduct and unlawful invasions of privacy. The complaint sought to enjoin the Defendants from ""continuing the acts, practices and omissions"" of allowing sexual misconduct and unlawful invasion of the privacy of female inmates.

On October 2, 1998, Defendants moved for summary judgment. Prior to any ruling by the Court, the parties reached a settlement, which was filed on March 11, 1999. As part of the settlement, defendants did not admit any constitutional violations, but agreed to adopt policy and procedures from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, improve screening and training of employees, promote inmate awareness and comfort in reporting abuse, and thoroughly investigate allegations of abuse. The settlement required ""substantial compliance"" by the ADOC, to be determined by a jointly agreed monitor. The monitor would conduct three quarterly onsite tours following the filing of the settlement agreement. Provided the monitor found ""substantial compliance"" by the ADOC after the third tour, the lawsuit would be permanently dismissed.

On December 13, 1999, the parties jointly filed a stipulation to dismiss which Judge Silver granted in a December 17, 1999 order.

Summary Authors

Eoghan Keenan (4/16/2005)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attrorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/30320118/parties/united-states-v-arizona-state-of/


Judge(s)

Silver [Moore-Silver], Roslyn O. (Arizona)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bartels, Robert (Arizona)

Jackson, Shelley (District of Columbia)

Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)

Lopez, Christy (District of Columbia)

Masling, Mark S. (District of Columbia)

Nelson, Mellie H. (District of Columbia)

Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)

Pinzler, Isabelle Katz (District of Columbia)

Reno, Janet (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Silver [Moore-Silver], Roslyn O. (Arizona)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bartels, Robert (Arizona)

Jackson, Shelley (District of Columbia)

Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)

Lopez, Christy (District of Columbia)

Masling, Mark S. (District of Columbia)

Nelson, Mellie H. (District of Columbia)

Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)

Pinzler, Isabelle Katz (District of Columbia)

Reno, Janet (District of Columbia)

Rivera, Jose de Jesus (Arizona)

Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Garcia-Riley, Jeanne (Arizona)

Morrow, James Russel (Arizona)

Napolitano, Janet (Arizona)

Stein, Lee David (Arizona)

Wilder, William Charles (Arizona)

Woods, Grant (Arizona)

Other Attorney(s)

Blumberg, Bruce E. (Arizona)

Sandweiss, David L. (Arizona)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Stewart, David J. (Georgia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:97-cv-00476

Docket (PACER)

USA v. Arizona

Oct. 15, 2001

Oct. 15, 2001

Docket

2:97-cv-00476

Findings Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of Arizona Women's Prisons

U.S. v. Arizona

No Court

Aug. 8, 1996

Aug. 8, 1996

Findings Letter/Report
1

2:97-cv-00476

Complaint

U.S.v. State of Arizona

March 10, 1997

March 10, 1997

Complaint
170

2:97-cv-00476

United States' Memorandum in Opposition to Defendants' Summary Judgment Motion Preliminary Statement

U.S.v. State of Arizona

Nov. 25, 1998

Nov. 25, 1998

Pleading / Motion / Brief

2:97-cv-00476

Settlement Agreement

U.S. v. Arizona

March 11, 1999

March 11, 1999

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/30320118/united-states-v-arizona-state-of/

Last updated Aug. 12, 2022, 11:30 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT FILED (MAP) (Entered: 03/12/1997)

March 10, 1997

March 10, 1997

Clearinghouse
2

RETURN OF SERVICE EXECUTED of s/c upon dft Jeff Hood on 3/11/97 (former emp) (Entered: 03/13/1997)

March 12, 1997

March 12, 1997

PACER
3

RETURN OF SERVICE EXECUTED of s/c upon dft Dale Copeland on 3/10/97 (former emp) (Entered: 03/13/1997)

March 12, 1997

March 12, 1997

PACER
4

RETURN OF SERVICE EXECUTED of s/c upon dft Arizona, State of on 3/10/97 (former emp) (Entered: 03/13/1997)

March 12, 1997

March 12, 1997

PACER
5

RETURN OF SERVICE EXECUTED of s/c upon dft Terry L Stewart on 3/10/97 (former emp) (Entered: 03/13/1997)

March 12, 1997

March 12, 1997

PACER
6

RETURN OF SERVICE EXECUTED of s/c upon dft J Fife Symington III on 3/10/97 (former emp) (Entered: 03/14/1997)

March 12, 1997

March 12, 1997

PACER
7

RETURN OF SERVICE EXECUTED of s/c upon dft John Hallahan on 3/10/97 (former emp) (Entered: 03/20/1997)

March 19, 1997

March 19, 1997

PACER
9

MOTION to stay discovery by dfts [9-1] (former emp) (Entered: 04/02/1997)

March 31, 1997

March 31, 1997

PACER
10

MOTION for more definite statement by dfts [10-1] (former emp) (Entered: 04/02/1997)

March 31, 1997

March 31, 1997

PACER
11

MOTION to dismiss by (all) dfts [11-1] (former emp) (Entered: 04/02/1997)

March 31, 1997

March 31, 1997

PACER
12

NOTICE OF HEARING by dft setting motion to dismiss by (all) dfts [11-1] at 1:30 12/8/97 (former emp) (Entered: 04/02/1997)

March 31, 1997

March 31, 1997

PACER
8

ORDER by Judge Roslyn O. Silver ; status hearing set for 9:00 4/21/97, before Judge Roslyn O. Silver (cc: all counsel) (LAD) (Entered: 04/01/1997)

April 1, 1997

April 1, 1997

PACER
13

MINUTE ORDER IT IS ORDERED setting motion for more definite statement by dfts [10-1] at 11:00 on 5/21/97 before Judge Roslyn O. Silver in Courtroom 5, 6th Floor. (cc: JS; all counsel) [13-2] (PHR) (Entered: 04/02/1997)

April 2, 1997

April 2, 1997

PACER
14

MINUTE ORDER; IT IS ORDERED setting motion to stay discovery by dfts [9-1] at 11:00 on 5/12/97 before Judge Roslyn O. Silver in Courtroom #5, 6th Floor (cc: JS; all counsel) [14-2] (PHR) (Entered: 04/02/1997)

April 2, 1997

April 2, 1997

PACER
15

AMENDED MINUTE ORDER IT IS ORDERED setting motion for more definite statement by dfts [10-1], and setting motion to stay discovery by dfts [9-1] at 11:00 on 5/12/97 before Judge Roslyn O. Silver, Courtroom #5, 6th floor. (cc: all counsel/JS) [15-2] (former emp) (Entered: 04/04/1997)

April 4, 1997

April 4, 1997

PACER
16

Memo of Law in opposition (RESPONSE) by pla USA to motion to stay discovery by dfts [9-1] (former emp) (Entered: 04/10/1997)

April 10, 1997

April 10, 1997

PACER
17

Memo of Law in opposition (RESPONSE) by pla USA to motion for more definite statement by dfts [10-1] (former emp) (Entered: 04/10/1997)

April 10, 1997

April 10, 1997

PACER
18

Memo of Law in opposition (RESPONSE) by pla USA to motion to dismiss by (all) dfts [11-1] (former emp) (Entered: 04/10/1997)

April 10, 1997

April 10, 1997

PACER
19

Unopposed MOTION to reschedule oral argument on mtn to dismiss by pla USA [19-1] (former emp) (Entered: 04/17/1997)

April 16, 1997

April 16, 1997

PACER
20

ORDER by Judge Roslyn O. Silver granting motion to reschedule oral argument on mtn to dismiss by pla USA [19-1]; re-setting motion to dismiss by (all) dfts [11-1] at 9:00 7/18/97 (cc: all counsel) (MAP) (Entered: 04/18/1997)

April 18, 1997

April 18, 1997

PACER
21

MINUTE ENTRY Judge Inits: ROS Crt Rptr: Gary Moll Appearances: Robert Bartels for Plas; Jeanne Garcia-Riley, James Morrow, Darrin Delunge for Dfts. Status hearing held. Pla exhibits 1 and 2 marked and admitted. Robert Bartels sworn and examined. The Court finds no reason at this time to recuse itself. Cnsl may file a motion to recuse within 10 days of today. Cnsl to confer to resolve the issue of the records. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, upon request of counsel, resetting motion to dismiss by (all) dfts [11-1] from 7/18/97 to 7/11/97 at 9:00 am. [cc: JS [21-2] (former emp) (Entered: 04/21/1997)

April 21, 1997

April 21, 1997

PACER
22

REPLY by dft to response to motion to dismiss by (all) dfts [11-1] (former emp) (Entered: 04/22/1997)

April 21, 1997

April 21, 1997

PACER
23

REPLY by dft to response to motion to stay discovery by dfts [9-1] (former emp) (Entered: 04/22/1997)

April 21, 1997

April 21, 1997

PACER
24

REPLY by dft to response to motion for more definite statement by dfts [10-1] (former emp) (Entered: 04/22/1997)

April 21, 1997

April 21, 1997

PACER
25

EXHIBIT LIST submitted by pla (former emp) (Entered: 04/24/1997)

April 21, 1997

April 21, 1997

PACER
26

EXHIBIT LIST submitted by dft (former emp) (Entered: 04/24/1997)

April 21, 1997

April 21, 1997

PACER
27

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for pla USA by Robert Donald Bartels (former emp) (Entered: 04/30/1997)

April 28, 1997

April 28, 1997

PACER
28

NOTICE concerning recusal by dft (former emp) (Entered: 05/07/1997)

May 2, 1997

May 2, 1997

PACER
29

MINUTE ENTRY Judge Inits: ROS Crt Rptr: Gary Moll Appearances: Shelley Jackson, Robert Bartels, Mark Masling, Lee Stein for Pla; Jeanne Garcia-Riley, Darrin DeLange, James Morrow for Dfts. Motion hearing held. IT IS ORDERED denying motion to stay discovery by dfts [9-1], denying motion for more definite statement by dfts [10-1]. Counsel are advised to bring discovery disputes to the attention of the Court. Counsel are to file mtns in limine prior to the final pretrial conference and a brief memorandum of law. All issues will be resolved at the final pretrial conference. The Court has submitted the recusal matter to another judge for determination. [cc: JS [29-1] (former emp) (Entered: 05/12/1997)

May 12, 1997

May 12, 1997

PACER
30

ORDER by Judge Roslyn O. Silver denying motion for more definite statement by dfts [10-1], denying motion to stay discovery by dfts [9-1] (cc: all counsel) (MAP) (Entered: 05/13/1997)

May 13, 1997

May 13, 1997

PACER
31

ORDER by Judge Roslyn O. Silver re: notice [28-1], ORD matter referred by lot to Judge SMM for the purpose of determing whether recusal is appropriate; in conjunction with this evaluation a copy of the transcript of the hrg of 4/21/97 will be provided to Judge McNamee (cc: all counsel/SMM) (former emp) (Entered: 05/19/1997)

May 16, 1997

May 16, 1997

PACER
32

MOTION for reconsideration of Court's Order of 5/12/97 by dfts (all) [32-1] (MAP) (Entered: 06/02/1997)

May 30, 1997

May 30, 1997

PACER
33

NOTICE to the court re discovery issue in dispute to be discussed at 6/4/97 telephnc conf by dft (former emp) (Entered: 06/04/1997)

June 3, 1997

June 3, 1997

PACER
34

MINUTE ENTRY Judge Inits: ROS Crt Rptr: Gary Moll Appearances telephonic: Mark Masling for Pla; James Morrow, Darrin Delange for Dfts. Discovery dispute hearing held. IT IS ORDERED counsel are to meet and confer to draft an order to the Court, for signature, regarding the discovery disputes resolved today. [cc: JS [34-2] (former emp) (Entered: 06/04/1997)

June 4, 1997

June 4, 1997

PACER
35

MEMORANDUM by USA re inmates' right to speak privately w/US Reps & US' right not to provide dfts w/advance notice of particular inmates to be interviewed (former emp) (Entered: 06/10/1997)

June 6, 1997

June 6, 1997

PACER
36

ORDER by Judge Roslyn O. Silver denying motion for reconsideration of Court's Order of 5/12/97 by dfts (all) [32-1] (cc: all counsel) (former emp) (Entered: 06/11/1997)

June 11, 1997

June 11, 1997

PACER
37

STATEMENT on proposed R.16 scheduling order by USA (former emp) (Entered: 06/18/1997)

June 17, 1997

June 17, 1997

PACER
38

NOTICE of service of initial disclosure statement pursuant to FRCivP 26(a) by Arizona, State of, J Fife Symington III (former emp) (Entered: 06/20/1997)

June 19, 1997

June 19, 1997

PACER
39

NOTICE by pla USA of additional authority (former emp) (Entered: 06/20/1997)

June 19, 1997

June 19, 1997

PACER
40

MINUTE ORDER Upon request of parties, IT IS ORDERED setting a telephonic dispute re: Rule 16 Order at 1:30 p.m. on 6/24/97 before the Honorable Roslyn O. Silver.(cc: all counsel/JS) [40-1] re: order [40-1] (former emp) (Entered: 06/23/1997)

June 23, 1997

June 23, 1997

PACER
41

NOTICE by dft of lodging proposed order re inmate interviews & depositions (former emp) (Entered: 06/24/1997)

June 23, 1997

June 23, 1997

PACER
42

NOTICE of initial disclosures pursuant to FRCivP 26(a) by USA (former emp) (Entered: 06/24/1997)

June 23, 1997

June 23, 1997

PACER
43

MINUTE ENTRY Judge Inits: ROS Crt Rptr: Gary Moll Appearances telephonic: Mark Masling for Pla; Jeanne Garcia-Riley, James Morrow, Darrin Delange for the Dfts. Hearing on discovery dispute held. IS ORDERED parties are to resubmit the Rule 16 Order and the Case Management Plan by 7/3/97. Parties are to draft an order for the Court's signature re: the resolution of the discovery disputes The Rule 16 hearing is set on July 11, 1997 at 9:00 a.m. [cc: JS [43-2] (former emp) (Entered: 06/24/1997)

June 24, 1997

June 24, 1997

PACER
44

MEMORANDUM & Three Expert Declarations Concerning Safety During Private Inmate Interviews by USA (former emp) (Entered: 06/25/1997)

June 24, 1997

June 24, 1997

PACER
45

ORDER by Judge Roslyn O. Silver ; prel scheduling conf set for 9:00 7/11/97 (cc: all counsel) (former emp) (Entered: 06/25/1997)

June 25, 1997

June 25, 1997

PACER
46

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings by Court Reporter: Gary Moll for the following date(s): 6/24/97 (former emp) (Entered: 06/27/1997)

June 26, 1997

June 26, 1997

PACER
47

NOTICE by dft of service of response to request for prod of docs (former emp) (Entered: 07/01/1997)

June 30, 1997

June 30, 1997

PACER
48

Proposed Case Mgmt Plan: 42c due 7/1/98; Discovery cutoff 4/30/98; Motion filing ddl is 7/1/98 (former emp) (Entered: 07/04/1997)

July 3, 1997

July 3, 1997

PACER
50

STATEMENT RE TWO DISCOVERY DISPUTES TO BE ARGUED ON 7/11/97 by pla, all dfts (LAD) (Entered: 07/14/1997)

July 9, 1997

July 9, 1997

PACER
49

MINUTE ENTRY Judge Inits: ROS Crt Rptr: GARY MOLL Hearing held denying motion to dismiss by (all) dfts [11-1]. Deft may have until 7/23/97 to file their Answer to the complaint. Discovery issues argued and rulings made as stated on the record. Scheduling conference held. The Court will enter its scheduling order. 49 (MI) (Entered: 07/11/1997)

July 11, 1997

July 11, 1997

PACER
51

ORDER by Judge Roslyn O. Silver denying motion to dismiss by (all) dfts [11-1]; vacating the hearing set for 9:00 am on Fri, 7/11/97 to hear oral argument on dft's motion to dismiss (cc: all counsel) (LAD) (Entered: 07/15/1997)

July 15, 1997

July 15, 1997

PACER
52

ORDER by Judge Stephen M. McNamee recusing himself from cnsideration of whether Judge Silver should recuse herself; this matter has been reassigned by random lot to Judge Broomfield for consideration of the recusal issue (cc: all counsel/ROS/RCB) re: order [52-1] (LAD) (Entered: 07/16/1997)

July 16, 1997

July 16, 1997

PACER
53

TRANSCRIPT of Rule 16 scheduling conference by Court Reporter: Gary Moll for the following date(s): 7/11/97 (CMM) (Entered: 07/17/1997)

July 16, 1997

July 16, 1997

PACER
54

MINUTE ORDER: status hearing re Joint Pretrial Schedule filed 7/3/97 set for 2:00pm, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1997 before Judge Broomfield, Courtroom #3, Seventh Floor (cc: all counsel) [54-2] (former emp) (Entered: 07/17/1997)

July 17, 1997

July 17, 1997

PACER
55

MINUTE ORDER: status hearing 9/15/97 set in error and is VACATED; in court hearing re Recusal issue of Judge Silver set for 4:30pm, TUESDAY, JULY 29, 1997 before Judge Broomfield, Courtroom #3, Seventh Floor (cc: all counsel/SMM/ROS) [55-4] (former emp) (Entered: 07/18/1997)

July 18, 1997

July 18, 1997

PACER
56

ANSWER by (all) dfts (former emp) (Entered: 07/25/1997)

July 23, 1997

July 23, 1997

PACER
59

NOTICE by pla of service of 1st set of interrogs (former emp) (Entered: 07/30/1997)

July 28, 1997

July 28, 1997

PACER
60

Parties' STATEMENTS re discovery dispute to be argued 7/30/97 by pla (former emp) (Entered: 07/30/1997)

July 28, 1997

July 28, 1997

PACER
57

ORDER by Judge Roslyn O. Silver denying motion for reconsideration of Court's Order of 5/12/97 by dfts (all) [32-1] (cc: all counsel) (LAD) (Entered: 07/29/1997)

July 29, 1997

July 29, 1997

PACER
58

MINUTE ENTRY: Judge Inits: RCB: Crt Rptr: R.Huckaby-Cotton ECR: in court hearing held. cnsl to submit to RCB w/i 5 days documents in which they agree w/a letter to that agreement; if there is no agreement on the documents to be submitted, cnsl will be given an additional 5 days to submit the additional documents. [cc: SMM/ROS] [58-2] (former emp) (Entered: 07/29/1997)

July 29, 1997

July 29, 1997

PACER
61

MINUTE ENTRY Judge Inits: ROS Crt Rptr: Gary Moll Appearances: Robert Bartels, Shelley Jackson (telephonic) for Pla; Darrin DeLange, James Morrow for Dfts. Discovery dispute hearing held. IT IS ORDERED parties are to file a brief not more than 5 pages in length. The Court will determine if further hearing is needed. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED denying the confidential informer privilege and request protective order. [cc: JS [61-1] re: minute entry [61-1] (former emp) (Entered: 08/01/1997)

July 30, 1997

July 30, 1997

PACER
62

NOTICE by dft of service of discovery (former emp) (Entered: 08/02/1997)

July 31, 1997

July 31, 1997

PACER
63

ORDER by Judge Roslyn O. Silver that pla's supplemental brief shall be filed no later than Mon, 8/11/97; that dft's supplemental brief shall be filed no later than Thurs, 8/21/97; hearing to resolve discovery dispute set for 1:30 8/25/97 (cc: all counsel) (LAD) (Entered: 08/04/1997)

Aug. 4, 1997

Aug. 4, 1997

PACER
64

NOTICE by dft of submitting documents to Judge Broomfield to assist in determining recusal issue (former emp) (Entered: 08/07/1997)

Aug. 5, 1997

Aug. 5, 1997

PACER
65

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings held by Court Reporter: Gary Moll for the following date(s): 4/21/97 (former emp) (Entered: 08/08/1997)

Aug. 7, 1997

Aug. 7, 1997

PACER
66

SUPPLEMENTAL Brief re appropriate options to address the impact of ARS Sec 13-1419(B) on discovery by pla USA (former emp) (Entered: 08/12/1997)

Aug. 11, 1997

Aug. 11, 1997

PACER
67

SUPPLEMENTAL legal memo to notice concerning recusal by dft (former emp) (Entered: 08/13/1997)

Aug. 12, 1997

Aug. 12, 1997

PACER
68

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings by Court Reporter: Gary Moll for the following date(s): 4/21/97 (former emp) (Entered: 08/14/1997)

Aug. 13, 1997

Aug. 13, 1997

PACER
69

ORDER by Judge Robert C. Broomfield denying notice (motion) for recusal (cc: all counsel/ROS) (LAD) (Entered: 08/19/1997)

Aug. 19, 1997

Aug. 19, 1997

PACER
70

RESPONSE by Arizona, State of, J Fife Symington III to pla's supplemental brief [66-1] (former emp) (Entered: 08/22/1997)

Aug. 21, 1997

Aug. 21, 1997

PACER
71

MINUTE ENTRY Judge Inits: ROS Crt Rptr: Gary Moll Appearances: Robert Bartels for Pla; Jeanne Garcia-Riley Darrin DeLange, James Morrow for Dfts. Discovery dispute hearing held re: inmate interview/work product privilege for Pla's attorney's and expert's mental impressions. IT IS ORDERED taking this matter under advisement. [cc: JS [71-2] (former emp) (Entered: 08/26/1997)

Aug. 25, 1997

Aug. 25, 1997

PACER
73

TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings by Court Reporter: Gary Moll for the following date(s): 7/30/97 (former emp) (Entered: 08/29/1997)

Aug. 27, 1997

Aug. 27, 1997

PACER
74

TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings by Court Reporter: Gary Moll for the following date(s): 8/25/97 (former emp) (Entered: 08/29/1997)

Aug. 27, 1997

Aug. 27, 1997

PACER
72

MOTION for reconsideration by dft [72-1] (former emp) (Entered: 08/29/1997)

Aug. 28, 1997

Aug. 28, 1997

PACER
75

NOTICE by all dfts of service of discovery responses (LAD) (Entered: 09/05/1997)

Sept. 4, 1997

Sept. 4, 1997

PACER
76

RESPONSE by pla to motion for reconsideration by dft [72-1] (former emp) (Entered: 09/10/1997)

Sept. 8, 1997

Sept. 8, 1997

PACER
77

ORDER by Judge Robert C. Broomfield denying motion for reconsideration by dft [72-1] (cc: all counsel) (former emp) (Entered: 09/10/1997)

Sept. 10, 1997

Sept. 10, 1997

PACER
78

PROTECTIVE ORDER by Judge Roslyn O. Silver : re: minute entry [71-2], granting pla's request for a protective order (cc: all counsel) (former emp) (Entered: 09/16/1997)

Sept. 16, 1997

Sept. 16, 1997

PACER
79

NOTICE by dft of service of discovery (former emp) (Entered: 10/01/1997)

Sept. 29, 1997

Sept. 29, 1997

PACER
80

MINUTE ENTRY Judge Inits: ROS Crt Rptr: Gary Moll Appearances: Lee Stein, Mark Masling, Kristy Lopez, Robert Bartels for Pla; Darrin Delange, James Morrow, Jeanne Garcia-Riley for Dfts. Discovery dispute re: confidentiality of depos hearing held and resolved as stated in Court this date. Counsel is to prepare and Order for the Courts signature regarding what persons are allowed access to the depositions. [cc: JS [80-1] re: minute entry [80-1] (former emp) (Entered: 10/06/1997)

Oct. 6, 1997

Oct. 6, 1997

PACER
81

SEALED Document: ME of 10/10/97 (former emp) (Entered: 10/15/1997)

Oct. 10, 1997

Oct. 10, 1997

PACER
82

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings by Court Reporter: Gary Moll for the following date(s): 10/6/97 (former emp) (Entered: 10/15/1997)

Oct. 10, 1997

Oct. 10, 1997

PACER
83

ORDER by Judge Roslyn O. Silver re: minute entry [80-1], only atys for ptys, their paralegals & legal assistants & crt reporters may attend inmate depos; all inmate depos shall be sealed... (cc: all counsel) (former emp) (Entered: 10/15/1997)

Oct. 15, 1997

Oct. 15, 1997

PACER
85

SEALED Document (former emp) (Entered: 11/14/1997)

Nov. 4, 1997

Nov. 4, 1997

PACER
86

SEALED Document (former emp) (Entered: 12/02/1997)

Dec. 1, 1997

Dec. 1, 1997

PACER
87

NOTICE by dft of service of discovery (former emp) (Entered: 12/12/1997)

Dec. 11, 1997

Dec. 11, 1997

PACER
88

MOTION for contempt by Christina Acker [88-1] (former emp) (Entered: 12/15/1997)

Dec. 15, 1997

Dec. 15, 1997

PACER
89

SCHEDULING ORDER by Judge Roslyn O. Silver ; discovery due 8/1/98 ; dispositive motions due 9/1/98 ; pretrial order due 9/1/98 (cc: all counsel) (former emp) (Entered: 12/15/1997)

Dec. 15, 1997

Dec. 15, 1997

PACER
90

STIPULATION concerning confidentiality of ADOC records (former emp) (Entered: 12/19/1997)

Dec. 18, 1997

Dec. 18, 1997

PACER
91

SUPPLEMENTARY exhibits to previously filed motion for contempt by Christina Acker (Note: Christina Acker not a party to the case) (former emp) (Entered: 12/23/1997)

Dec. 22, 1997

Dec. 22, 1997

PACER
92

ORDER by Judge Roslyn O. Silver granting stipulation; that dfts provide pla with copies of complete employee files, complete inmate master files & DO 608....; that pla disclose these documents only to their experts retained to testify at trial & return the documents to dfts at the close of this action (cc: all counsel) re: order [92-1] (LAD) (Entered: 12/29/1997)

Dec. 29, 1997

Dec. 29, 1997

PACER
93

NOTICE by all dfts of lodging amended order re inmate depositions (LAD) (Entered: 12/31/1997)

Dec. 29, 1997

Dec. 29, 1997

PACER
94

NOTICE by all dfts of service of discovery (LAD) (Entered: 01/02/1998)

Dec. 30, 1997

Dec. 30, 1997

PACER
96

NOTICE of supplemental disclosure pursuant to FRCivP 26(a) by dft (former emp) Modified on 01/22/1998 (Entered: 01/07/1998)

Jan. 6, 1998

Jan. 6, 1998

PACER
97

MINUTE ENTRY Judge Inits: ROS Crt Rptr: Gary Moll Telephonic Appearances: Mark Massling, Jeanne Garcia-Riley, Larry DeRespino. Status hearing held. Ptys advise the Court of the stipulation regarding the depositions. IT IS ORDERED the stipulation is granted. A formal order is signed in Court this date. [cc: JS [97-1] re: minute entry [97-1] (former emp) (Entered: 01/14/1998)

Jan. 13, 1998

Jan. 13, 1998

PACER
99

SEALED Document (former emp) (Entered: 01/16/1998)

Jan. 15, 1998

Jan. 15, 1998

PACER
100

MOTION for contempt (of court) by Barbara Ruth Cram [100-1], for sanctions (agnst Dep Warden Judy Frigo) [100-2] (former emp) (Entered: 01/16/1998)

Jan. 15, 1998

Jan. 15, 1998

PACER
101

NOTICE by dft of lodging 4th amended order regarding inmate depositions (former emp) (Entered: 02/10/1998)

Feb. 6, 1998

Feb. 6, 1998

PACER
103

NOTICE by dft of service of discovery (former emp) (Entered: 02/20/1998)

Feb. 19, 1998

Feb. 19, 1998

PACER
104

MOTION for request to be allowed materials to communicate with the court by Barbara Ruth Cram [104-1] (former emp) (Entered: 02/27/1998)

Feb. 26, 1998

Feb. 26, 1998

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Arizona

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 10, 1997

Closing Date: Dec. 17, 1999

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

The Department of Justice

Plaintiff Type(s):

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Arizona DOC (Phoenix), State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 1997 et seq.

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

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: 1999 - None

Issues

General:

Administrative segregation

Assault/abuse by staff

Counseling

Disciplinary procedures

Disciplinary segregation

Sanitation / living conditions

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Totality of conditions

Crowding:

Crowding / caseload

Affected Gender:

Female

Type of Facility:

Government-run