Case: Bowring v. Colorado Department of Corrections

1:95-cv-01878 | U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Filed Date: July 27, 1995

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Case Summary

On July 27, 1995 Colorado inmates incarcerated at Bowie County Correctional Facility (BCCF) in Texas filed a class action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Plaintiffs were represented by the American Civil Liberties Union and private attorneys. Plaintiffs' complaint, filed in November of 1995, alleged an abusive, overcrowded, unsanitary, and unhealthful environment at BCCF. It alleged forced idleness, fire danger, deficient medica…

On July 27, 1995 Colorado inmates incarcerated at Bowie County Correctional Facility (BCCF) in Texas filed a class action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Plaintiffs were represented by the American Civil Liberties Union and private attorneys. Plaintiffs' complaint, filed in November of 1995, alleged an abusive, overcrowded, unsanitary, and unhealthful environment at BCCF. It alleged forced idleness, fire danger, deficient medical care, and lack of access to the courts due to an inadequate law library. In addition, plaintiffs claimed that BCCF violated the Establishment Clause by paying inmates to attend a Bible study class when there was little or no paid work available to other inmates and no other religious activities.

Defendants moved for transfer and change of venue. The district court (Judge John L. Kane, Jr.) denied these motions. Knapp v. Romer, 909 F.Supp. 810 (D. Colo. 1995).

A number of lawsuits were filed in the District of Colorado regarding conditions at BCCF. The cases were consolidated until September 30, 1997, when Judge Kane issued an order ending consolidation and certifying the case as a class action to be represented by counsel for one of the claims, Leggions, et al v. CO Dept. Corrections, et al. Litigation continued, with the court granting many plaintiffs' motions for exclusion from class representation and several motions for joinder. The PACER docket for this case ends on February 25, 1999 so no information regarding further proceedings is available.

Summary Authors

Angela Heverling (4/17/2006)

People


Judge(s)

Kane, John L. Jr. (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bell, Jane Anne (Colorado)

Black, Steven W. (Colorado)

Hartley, James Edward (Colorado)

Morbach, Nicole R. (Colorado)

Silverstein, Mark (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Belsches, Grace A. (Colorado)

Brougham, David R. (Colorado)

Lizza, John August (Colorado)

Schaffer, Tony L. (Texas)

Judge(s)

Kane, John L. Jr. (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bell, Jane Anne (Colorado)

Black, Steven W. (Colorado)

Hartley, James Edward (Colorado)

Morbach, Nicole R. (Colorado)

Silverstein, Mark (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Belsches, Grace A. (Colorado)

Brougham, David R. (Colorado)

Lizza, John August (Colorado)

Schaffer, Tony L. (Texas)

Other Attorney(s)

Miller, David H. (Colorado)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

Sept. 30, 1997 Docket

Docket (PACER)

Knapp v. Romer

Sept. 16, 1998 Docket

Docket (PACER)

Leggions v. CO Dept. of Corrections

Feb. 25, 1999 Docket
54

First Amended Complaint

Knapp v. Romer

Nov. 17, 1995 Complaint
66

Memorandum Opinion and Order

Knapp v. Romer

909 F.Supp. 810, 1995 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 19103

Dec. 22, 1995 Order/Opinion

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Docket

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

MOTION by plaintiff K. Jeffery Knapp to proceed in forma pauperis (former empl) (Entered: 08/29/1995)

Aug. 29, 1995
2

ORDER by Judge John L. Kane granting Plfs' motion to proceed in forma pauperis [1-1]; consolidating lead case 1:95-cv-1878 with member case 1:95-cv-2225. Clerk to open file & court to determine if complaint is frivolous or malicious. (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 8/30/95 (former empl) (Entered: 08/30/1995)

Aug. 29, 1995
3

COMPLAINT (Summons(es) issued) (former empl) (Entered: 08/30/1995)

Aug. 29, 1995
4

LETTER to court from plaintiff K. Jeffery Knapp in 1:95-cv-02225 (former empl) (Entered: 08/30/1995)

Aug. 29, 1995

MOTION by Movant Reginald Kinney in 1:95-cv-01878 for permissive joinder of parties Plf Pursuant to Rule 20 in this case. (former empl) (Entered: 08/31/1995)

Aug. 31, 1995

MOTION by Movant Glen Williams Jr. in 1:95-cv-01878 for permissive joinder of parties Plf Pursuant to Rule 20 in this civil action. (former empl) (Entered: 09/06/1995)

Sept. 1, 1995

MOTION by Christopher Rimpson in 1:95-cv-01878 for permissive joinder of parties Plf Pursuant to Rule 20, and Supplemental Complaint. (former empl) (Entered: 09/11/1995)

Sept. 8, 1995

MOTION by defendant CO Dept Corrections in 1:95-cv-01878 to vacate order of 8/17/95. (former empl) (Entered: 09/27/1995)

Sept. 26, 1995

RETURN OF SERVICE of Summons and other documents upon defendant CO Dept Corrections in 1:95-cv-01878 on 8/17/95 by hand delivery to Coleen Stevenson, Program Assistant to Brad Rockwell for Deft. (former empl) (Entered: 09/28/1995)

Sept. 27, 1995

RETURN OF SERVICE by defendant CO Dept Corrections in 1:95-cv- 01878 of Order by hand delivery to Coleen Stevenson, Program Assistant to Brad Rockwell for Deft. (former empl) (Entered: 09/28/1995)

Sept. 27, 1995

MOTION by plaintiff John B. Bowring in 1:95-cv-01919 for ruling on pending motions. (former empl) (Entered: 10/05/1995)

Oct. 4, 1995

JOINDER of Persons (Defts) by plaintiff John B. Bowring in 1:95-cv- 01919 requesting that a new deft be named: Dominion Brokerage, Leasing and Management. (former empl) (Entered: 10/11/1995)

Oct. 10, 1995

MOTION by plaintiff John B. Bowring in 1:95-cv-01919 to amend Complaint. (former empl) (Entered: 10/11/1995)

Oct. 11, 1995

MOTION by Movant Michael Smith in 1:95-cv-01878 for permissive joinder of parties Plf Pursuant to Rule 20; & Supplemental Complaint. (former empl) (Entered: 10/12/1995)

Oct. 12, 1995

MOTION by plaintiff John B. Bowring in 1:95-cv-01919 for preliminary injunction (former empl) (Entered: 10/16/1995)

Oct. 16, 1995

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge John L. Kane denying motion for preliminary injunction [35-1] in 1:95-cv-01878, 1:95-cv-01919 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 10/18/95 (former empl) (Entered: 10/18/1995)

Oct. 17, 1995

MOTION by plaintiff John B. Bowring in 1:95-cv-01919 for Permissive joinder (former empl) (Entered: 10/23/1995)

Oct. 20, 1995

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge John L. Kane granting motion to extend time to file first amended complaint [40-1] to 11/17/95 and 12/5/95 to answer (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 10/30/95 (former empl) (Entered: 10/30/1995)

Oct. 27, 1995

MOTION by defendant CO Dept Corrections in 1:95-cv-01878, defendant Bowie Cty Corr Fac in 1:95-cv-01878, to transfer case to USDC E Dist TX , and to change venue (former empl) Modified on 01/09/1997 (Entered: 11/14/1995)

Nov. 13, 1995

Attachements (APPENDIX) filed by defendant CO Dept Corrections in 1:95-cv-01878, defendant Bowie Cty Corr Fac in 1:95-cv-01878 motion to transfer case to USDC E Dist TX [51-1], motion to change venue [51- 2] (former empl) (Entered: 11/14/1995)

Nov. 13, 1995

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge John L. Kane regarding [51-1] motion to transfer case to USDC E Dist TX, regarding [51-2] motion to change venue; pla to file response brief by 11/24/95 and dfts to reply by 11/27/95 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 11/14/95 (former empl) (Entered: 11/14/1995)

Nov. 14, 1995

First AMENDED COMPLAINT [3-1] in 1:95-cv-01878 by plaintiffs K. Jeffery Knapp in 1:95-cv-02225, Baldwin, Burke, Leggions, Montague, Shaffer, Torres, Valdez and Westley (former empl) (Entered: 11/20/1995)

Nov. 17, 1995

RESPONSE in opposition to motion to transfer case to USDC E Dist TX [51-1], motion to change venue [51-2] (former empl) (Entered: 11/27/1995)

Nov. 24, 1995

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge John L. Kane granting motion for extension of time to reply to pltf's resp to motion to chg venue to 11/28/95 [55-1] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 11/28/95 (former empl) (Entered: 11/28/1995)

Nov. 27, 1995

REPLY Brief by defendant CO Dept Corrections in 1:95-cv-01878, defendant Bowie Cty Corr Fac in 1:95-cv-01878 re motion to transfer case to USDC E Dist TX [51-1], motion to change venue [51-2] (former empl) (Entered: 11/29/1995)

Nov. 28, 1995

Application (MOTION) by plaintiff Delbert G. Leggions in 1:95-cv- 01878 for preliminary injunction (former empl) (Entered: 12/04/1995)

Dec. 1, 1995

MOTION by defendant CO Dept Corrections in 1:95-cv-01878, defendant Bowie Cty Corr Fac in 1:95-cv-01878 for order for appointment of magistrate to conduct mandatory settlement conference (former empl) (Entered: 12/05/1995)

Dec. 4, 1995

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge John L. Kane regarding [59-1] motion for preliminary injunction; dft response due 12/28/95 ; status conf set for 9:00 12/29/95 to determine scheduling of testimony and exchange of rpts and exhibits; cnsl to prepare exhibit and witness lists (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 12/5/95 (former empl) (Entered: 12/05/1995)

Dec. 4, 1995

ANSWER by defendant CO Dept Corrections in 1:95-cv-01878, defendant Bowie Cty Corr Fac in 1:95-cv-01878 to first amd complaint [54-1] (former empl) (Entered: 12/06/1995)

Dec. 5, 1995

SPECIAL ORDER OF REFERENCE by Judge John L. Kane to Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter for settlement (cc: to counsel) (former empl) Modified on 01/09/1997 (Entered: 03/12/1996)

Dec. 5, 1995

Notice of Setting (SCHEDULING ORDER) Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter ; Court to telphone counsel for settlement conference 8:45 12/13/95 cnsl to assure perosn w/calendar authority are avilable (cc: all counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 12/07/1995)

Dec. 6, 1995

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter ; settlement conf set for 1:15 12/27/95 in 1:95-cv-01878 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 12/14/95 (former empl) Modified on 01/09/1997 (Entered: 12/14/1995)

Dec. 13, 1995

MEMORANDUM, OPINION, AND ORDER: by Judge John L. Kane denying motion to transfer case to USDC E Dist TX [51-1], denying motion to change venue [51-2] (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 12/28/95 (former empl) (Entered: 12/28/1995)

Dec. 22, 1995

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge John L. Kane setting hearing on motion for preliminary injunction [59-1] 9:00 2/26/96 ; status conf reset for 9:00 1/23/96 dfts to file response to motion for preliminary injunction by 1/22/96 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 12/28/95 (former empl) (Entered: 12/28/1995)

Dec. 27, 1995

MOTION by defendant CO Dept Corrections in 1:95-cv-01878, defendant Bowie Cty Corr Fac in 1:95-cv-01878 to extend time in which to respond to order to show cause (former empl) Modified on 01/09/1997 (Entered: 01/08/1996)

Jan. 5, 1996

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge John L. Kane denying motion to extend time in which to respond to order to show cause [69-1] due to no cert compliance with LR, regarding [67-1] order to show cause order (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 1/8/96 (former empl) (Entered: 01/08/1996)

Jan. 8, 1996

MOTION by defendant CO Dept Corrections in 1:95-cv-01878, defendant Bowie Cty Corr Fac in 1:95-cv-01878 to extend time in which to respond to order to show cause (former empl) (Entered: 01/11/1996)

Jan. 10, 1996

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge John L. Kane granting motion to extend time in which to respond to order to show cause [71-1] in 1:95-cv-01878, granting motion to extend time in which to respond to order to show cause [0-1] in 1:95-cv-01896, et al to 2/5/96 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 1/16/96 (former empl) Modified on 01/09/1997 (Entered: 01/16/1996)

Jan. 11, 1996

MOTION by defendant in 1:95-cv-01878 to extension re: response to plas application for preliminary injunction (former empl) (Entered: 01/22/1996)

Jan. 19, 1996

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge John L. Kane granting motion to extension re: response to plas application for preliminary injunction [73-1] in 1:95- cv-01878 to 2/5/96 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 1/22/96 (former empl) Modified on 01/10/1997 (Entered: 01/22/1996)

Jan. 22, 1996

Final REPORT by defendant CO Dept Corrections in f Bowwie County Corrections Center conducted on 11/28/95 and 11/29/95 1:95-cv-01878, defendant Bowie Cty Corr Fac in 1:95-cv-01878 (rpt is in black 3 ringed binder) (former empl) Modified on 01/10/1997 (Entered: 01/23/1996)

Jan. 23, 1996

COURTROOM MINUTES by Judge John L. Kane ; status conf and scheduling for preliminary injunction held 1/23/96 , and all previous dateline dates for briefs are vacated and cnsl to file joint status rpt ; status report ddl set for 2/23/96 in 1:95-cv-01878, et al ; entry date : 1/23/96 Court Reporter: Kathy Terasaki (former empl) Modified on 01/10/1997 (Entered: 01/23/1996)

Jan. 23, 1996

COMPLAINT (former empl) (Entered: 02/14/1996)

Feb. 14, 1996

MOTION by plaintiff Troy Lamont Fields in 1:95-cv-02013 to amend petition for writ of habeas corpus (lam) Modified on 01/10/1997 (Entered: 02/27/1996)

Feb. 22, 1996

Joint STATUS REPORT by defendant CO Dept Corrections in 1:95-cv- 01878, defendant Bowie Cty Corr Fac in 1:95-cv-01878 (former empl) Modified on 01/10/1997 (Entered: 02/26/1996)

Feb. 23, 1996

STATUS REPORT by plaintiffs in 1:95-cv-01878, et al (former empl) Modified on 01/10/1997 (Entered: 02/26/1996)

Feb. 23, 1996

MOTION by plaintiffs Delbert G. Leggions in 1:95-cv-01878, et al for order appointing expert witness to investigate and testify at trial on issue of constitutionality of conditions of confinement of plas (former empl) Modified on 01/10/1997 (Entered: 02/26/1996)

Feb. 23, 1996

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge John L. Kane setting hearing on motion for order appointing expert witness to investigate and testify at trial on issue of constitutionality of conditions of confinement of plas [80-1] in 1:95- cv-01878, et al date : 2/28/96 (gms) Modified on 01/10/1997 (Entered: 02/28/1996)

Feb. 27, 1996

NOTICE by plaintiff Edgar Mendez in 1:95-cv-02893 of plaintiff change of address (former empl) (Entered: 03/08/1996)

March 8, 1996

MOTION by plaintiffs in 1:95-cv-01878, et al to amend cmp (former empl) Modified on 01/10/1997 (Entered: 03/22/1996)

March 21, 1996

RESPONSE by CO Dept Corrections in 1:95-cv-01878, et al re: motion for order appointing expert witness to investigate and testify at trial on issue of constitutionality of conditions of confinement of plas [80-1] in 1:95-cv-01878, et al (former empl) Modified on 01/10/1997 (Entered: 03/22/1996)

March 21, 1996

SUPPLEMENT by plaintiffs in 1:95-cv-01878, et al re: motion for order appointing expert witness to investigate and testify at trial on issue of constitutionality of conditions of confinement of plas [80-1] in 1:95-cv- 01878 (former empl) Modified on 01/10/1997 (Entered: 03/22/1996)

March 21, 1996

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge John L. Kane granting motion to amend cmp [87-1] in 1:95-cv-01878, et al (cc: all counsel) entry date : 3/25/96 (former empl) Modified on 01/10/1997 (Entered: 03/25/1996)

March 22, 1996

COURTROOM MINUTES by Judge John L. Kane hearing re: motion for order appointing expert witness to investigate and testify at trial on issue of constitutionality of conditions of confinement of plas [80-1]; plf counsel and their experts may examine facilities where CO DOC has inmates; in event of interference, state may receive injunction prohibiting it from kaking pymts to those instittuions; CO shall not pay for inspections; Bowie County not dismissed at this time, but is severed from the rest of these proceedings; plf may file mtn re: Bowie County liability; Bowie County not to be included in inspections; matter set for review in 60 days; Mr. Miller to remain as counsel ; entry date : 4/1/96 Court Reporter: Carol Romero ECR (former empl) Modified on 01/10/1997 (Entered: 04/01/1996)

March 29, 1996

LETTER to court from plaintiff Mark Sublette in 1:95-cv-02187 re: cy of transcripts (former empl) (Entered: 04/01/1996)

March 29, 1996

LETTER to court from plaintiff Frank Allen Hurst in 1:95-cv-02274, and re: plaintiff K. Jeffery Knapp in 1:95-cv-03028 1:95-cv-2225 re: status of action (former empl) (Entered: 04/01/1996)

March 29, 1996

ORDER by Judge John L. Kane states that if CO Dept Corr fails to permit appropriate video taping and photography, court will not permit State to offer any evidence on same topics as contemplated by plas expert witness nor will the Dept Corr be permitted to cross examine that expert; court will approve a protective order that video and photographs be used only for this case and returned to Dept Corr following use in this case (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 5/14/96 (former empl) (Entered: 05/14/1996)

May 13, 1996

Application (MOTION) by plaintiffs in 1:95-cv-02225 for preliminary injunction re: manually dispose raw sewage from KCCC , and request for forthwith hearing (former empl) (Entered: 05/22/1996)

May 21, 1996

MOTION by plaintiff in 1:95-cv-02225 to amend complaint no later than 7/1/96 (former empl) (Entered: 05/22/1996)

May 21, 1996

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge John L. Kane granting motion to amend complaint no later than 7/1/96 [103-1] in 1:95-cv-01878, 1:95-cv-02225, setting hearing on motion for forthwith hearing [102-2] in 1:95-cv-01878, 1:95-cv-02225 9:00 6/7/96 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 5/29/96 (former empl) (Entered: 05/29/1996)

May 23, 1996

Stipulation and ORDER by Judge John L. Kane withdrawing motion for preliminary injunction re: manually dispose raw sewage from KCCC [102-1] in 1:95-cv-01878, et al, withdrawing motion for forthwith hearing [102-2] in 1:95-cv-01878, et al. (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 6/10/96 (former empl) (Entered: 06/10/1996)

June 7, 1996

LETTER to Mr. Black from Clerk of Court in 1:95-cv-01878 re: ltrs rec's from Mr. Adams and Mr. Preuss (former empl) (Entered: 07/11/1996)

July 8, 1996

NOTICE by plaintiff Mark Sublette in 1:95-cv-02187 of change of address (former empl) (Entered: 08/23/1996)

Aug. 23, 1996

STATUS REPORT by plaintiff in 1:95-cv-01878, et al (former empl) (Entered: 10/16/1996)

Oct. 15, 1996

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge John L. Kane ; rule 16 conference set for 8:30 12/20/96 in 1:95-cv-01878, et al parties to submit stip sched disc order by 12/13/96 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 10/18/96 (former empl) Modified on 10/18/1996 (Entered: 10/18/1996)

Oct. 17, 1996

LETTER to court from plaintiff Delbert G. Leggions in 1:95-cv-01878 re: status of action (former empl) (Entered: 12/09/1996)

Dec. 6, 1996

COURTROOM MINUTES by Judge John L. Kane ; rule 16 conf held on 12/20/96 cnsl may submit proto on personnel files; cnsl have 30 days to file amndd cmp, mtns due w/in 20 days after that w/incorporated authorities or w/br; brs may be filed on all mtns, opp pty has 20 days from date of filing to respond and movant 10 days after to rply ; entry date : 12/26/96 (former empl) (Entered: 12/26/1996)

Dec. 20, 1996

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings of Scheduling Conference 12/20/96 before Judge John L. Kane, Jr. ( 1-21 pages) Prepared By: FedRpting Service, Inc. (former empl) (Entered: 12/30/1996)

Dec. 20, 1996

Position on pending individual monetary pro se filings (STATEMENT) by defendants in 1:95-cv-01878, et al re: minutes [123-2] (former empl) (Entered: 01/22/1997)

Jan. 17, 1997

Second AMENDED COMPLAINT (former empl) (Entered: 01/24/1997)

Jan. 21, 1997

WAIVER OF SERVICE of Summons and Complaint upon defendant Karnes County, Texas in 1:95-cv-01878 , et al on 2/21/97 signed by Tony Schaffer, Esq. (former empl) (Entered: 02/27/1997)

Feb. 26, 1997

WAIVER OF SERVICE of Summons and Complaint upon defendant BRG Holding, Inc. in 1:95-cv-01878, et al on 2/21/97 signed by Tony Schaffer, Esq. (former empl) (Entered: 02/28/1997)

Feb. 26, 1997

WAIVER OF SERVICE of Summons and Complaint upon defendant Rod Ellis in 1:95-cv-01878 on 2/21/97 signed by Tony Schaffer, Esq. (former empl) (Entered: 02/28/1997)

Feb. 26, 1997

STATUS REPORT by plaintiffs in 1:95-cv-01878, et al re: Bowie Cty jail Fee application (former empl) (Entered: 03/03/1997)

Feb. 28, 1997

MOTION by defendants in 1:95-cv-01878, et al to extend time to respond to second amd cmp to 4/30/97 (former empl) (Entered: 03/18/1997)

March 17, 1997

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge John L. Kane granting motion to extend time to respond to second amd cmp to 4/30/97 [133-1] in 1:95-cv-01878, 1:95-cv-01896, 1:95-cv-01897, 1:95-cv-01898, 1:95-cv-01899, 1:95-cv- 01900, 1:95-cv-01901, 1:95-cv-01902, 1:95-cv-01903, 1:95-cv-01904, 1:95-cv-01905, 1:95-cv-01906, 1:95-cv-01907, 1:95-cv-01908, 1:95-cv- 01909, 1:95-cv-01910, 1:95-cv-01911, 1:95-cv-01912, 1:95-cv-01913, 1:95-cv-01914, 1:95-cv-01915, 1:95-cv-01916, 1:95-cv-01917, 1:95-cv- 01918, 1:95-cv-01919, 1:95-cv-01920, 1:95-cv-01921, 1:95-cv-01963, 1:95-cv-01964, 1:95-cv-02012, 1:95-cv-02013, 1:95-cv-02016, 1:95-cv- 02017, 1:95-cv-02024, 1:95-cv-02046, 1:95-cv-02047, 1:95-cv-02060, 1:95-cv-02131, 1:95-cv-02132, 1:95-cv-02133, 1:95-cv-02158, 1:95-cv- 02159, 1:95-cv-02160, 1:95-cv-02174, 1:95-cv-02175, 1:95-cv-02176, 1:95-cv-02177, 1:95-cv-02186, 1:95-cv-02187, 1:95-cv-02188, 1:95-cv- 02189, 1:95-cv-02206, 1:95-cv-02207, 1:95-cv-02208, 1:95-cv-02224, 1:95-cv-02225, 1:95-cv-02226, 1:95-cv-02235, 1:95-cv-02243, 1:95-cv- 02244, 1:95-cv-02245, 1:95-cv-02246, 1:95-cv-02274, 1:95-cv-02280, 1:95-cv-02281, 1:95-cv-02285, 1:95-cv-02286, 1:95-cv-02287, 1:95-cv- 02291, 1:95-cv-02292, 1:95-cv-02293, 1:95-cv-02295, 1:95-cv-02296, 1:95-cv-02297, 1:95-cv-02366, 1:95-cv-02408, 1:95-cv-02409, 1:95-cv- 02411, 1:95-cv-02412, 1:95-cv-02435, 1:95-cv-02436, 1:95-cv-02437, 1:95-cv-02475, 1:95-cv-02487, 1:95-cv-02488, 1:95-cv-02489, 1:95-cv- 02490, 1:95-cv-02491, 1:95-cv-02492, 1:95-cv-02493, 1:95-cv-02494, 1:95-cv-02495, 1:95-cv-02496, 1:95-cv-02497, 1:95-cv-02498, 1:95-cv- 02499, 1:95-cv-02500, 1:95-cv-02501, 1:95-cv-02516, 1:95-cv-02517, 1:95-cv-02534, 1:95-cv-02535, 1:95-cv-02536, 1:95-cv-02537, 1:95-cv- 02584, 1:95-cv-02590, 1:95-cv-02642, 1:95-cv-02692, 1:95-cv-02704, 1:95-cv-02705, 1:95-cv-02748, 1:95-cv-02764, 1:95-cv-02765, 1:95-cv- 02766, 1:95-cv-02771, 1:95-cv-02772, 1:95-cv-02789, 1:95-cv-02809, 1:95-cv-02815, 1:95-cv-02858, 1:95-cv-02859, 1:95-cv-02864, 1:95-cv- 02865, 1:95-cv-02893, 1:95-cv-02972, 1:95-cv-03027, 1:95-cv-03028, 1:95-cv-03092, 1:95-cv-03093, 1:95-cv-03118, 1:95-cv-03119, 1:95-cv- 03238, 1:95-cv-03239, 1:96-cv-00005, 1:96-cv-00034, 1:96-cv-00110, 1:96-cv-00111, 1:96-cv-00112, 1:96-cv-00156, 1:96-cv-00184, 1:96-cv- 00185, 1:96-cv-00186, 1:96-cv-00247, 1:96-cv-00248, 1:96-cv-00294, 1:96-cv-00355, 1:96-cv-00356, 1:96-cv-00463, 1:96-cv-00659, 1:96-cv- 00660, 1:96-cv-01140, 1:96-cv-01141, 1:96-cv-01142, 1:96-cv-02059 (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 3/20/97 (gms) (Entered: 03/20/1997)

March 19, 1997

NOTICE by plaintiff David J. Crosby in 1:95-cv-02245 of his change of address (gms) (Entered: 03/25/1997)

March 24, 1997

NOTICE by plaintiff Aaron Palmer in 1:95-cv-02409 of change of address (former empl) (Entered: 04/22/1997)

April 18, 1997

AMENDED COMPLAINT [2-1] in 1:95-cv-02859 by plaintiff David J. Crosby in 1:95-cv-02859 (former empl) (Entered: 04/25/1997)

April 24, 1997

First AMENDED COMPLAINT by plaintiff Anthony Ray Holloway in 1:95-cv-01912 (former empl) (Entered: 04/28/1997)

April 25, 1997

Additional Request (MOTION) by defendants in 1:95-cv-01878, et al to extend time to respond to second amd cmp to 5/16/97 (former empl) (Entered: 04/30/1997)

April 29, 1997
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Request (MOTION) by plaintiff Ruben Valadez in 1:95-cv-01896 and all other cases to dismiss or withdraw from class action , and to amend cmp , and for order to proceed seperate from class action (former empl) (Entered: 05/01/1997)

April 29, 1997

ORDER stlmt referred to Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter ; by Judge John L. Kane (cc: to counsel) (former empl) (Entered: 05/01/1997)

April 30, 1997

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge John L. Kane granting motion to extend time to respond to second amd cmp to 5/16/97 [144-1] in 1:95-cv-01878, et al (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 5/1/97 (former empl) (Entered: 05/01/1997)

April 30, 1997

ANSWER by defendant Karnes County, Texas in 1:95-cv-01878, et al re: second amd complaint [126-1] in 1:95-cv-01878, et al (former empl) (Entered: 05/27/1997)

May 15, 1997

ANSWER by defendant Roy S. Romer in 1:95-cv-01878, et al and Aristedes Zavaras in 1:95-cv-01878, et al (former empl) (Entered: 05/28/1997)

May 16, 1997

LETTER from court to cnsl advising of LR 83.5 (sent local rules and application) (former empl) (Entered: 05/30/1997)

May 30, 1997

Request (MOTION) by plaintiffs in 1:95-cv-01878, et al for status conf (former empl) (Entered: 06/17/1997)

June 16, 1997

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge John L. Kane granting motion for status conf [151-1] in 1:95-cv-01878, et al ; status conf set for 9:30 6/27/97 in 1:95-cv-01878, et al (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 6/17/97 (former empl) (Entered: 06/17/1997)

June 17, 1997

MOTION by plaintiffs in 1:95-cv-01878, et al for expediated trial of issues re: adequacy of med care (former empl) (Entered: 06/18/1997)

June 17, 1997

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge John L. Kane setting hearing on motion for expediated trial of issues re: adequacy of med care [153-1] in 1:95-cv- 01878, et al for 6/27/97 at 9:30 am at status conf (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 6/19/97 (former empl) (Entered: 06/19/1997)

June 18, 1997

COURTROOM MINUTES by Judge John L. Kane ; status conf held 6/27/97 ; cnsl referred to mag for stlmt, ct to schedule fairness hrg for stlmt issues, if not settled trial will be in Feb on adequacy of med care, entry date : 6/30/97 Court Reporter: Claar (former empl) (Entered: 06/30/1997)

June 27, 1997

ANSWER by defendant BRG Holding, Inc. in 1:95-cv-01878, 1:95-cv- 02174, 1:95-cv-02175, 1:95-cv-02176, 1:95-cv-02177, 1:95-cv-02186, 1:95-cv-02187, 1:95-cv-02188, 1:95-cv-02189, 1:95-cv-02206, 1:95-cv- 02207, 1:95-cv-02208, 1:95-cv-02224, 1:95-cv-02225, 1:95-cv-02226, 1:95-cv-02235, 1:95-cv-02243, 1:95-cv-02244, 1:95-cv-02245, 1:95-cv- 02246, 1:95-cv-02274, 1:95-cv-02280 to second amd complaint [126-1] in 1:95-cv-01878 (former empl) (Entered: 07/08/1997)

July 1, 1997

ANSWER by defendant Rod Ellis in 1:95-cv-01878, 1:95-cv-02012, 1:95-cv-02013, 1:95-cv-02016, 1:95-cv-02017, 1:95-cv-02024, 1:95-cv- 02046, 1:95-cv-02047, 1:95-cv-02060, 1:95-cv-02131, 1:95-cv-02132, 1:95-cv-02133, 1:95-cv-02158, 1:95-cv-02159, 1:95-cv-02160, 1:95-cv- 02174, 1:95-cv-02175, 1:95-cv-02176, 1:95-cv-02177, 1:95-cv-02186, 1:95-cv-02187, 1:95-cv-02188, 1:95-cv-02189, 1:95-cv-02206, 1:95-cv- 02207, 1:95-cv-02208, 1:95-cv-02224, 1:95-cv-02225, 1:95-cv-02226 to second amd complaint [126-1] in 1:95-cv-01878 (former empl) (Entered: 07/08/1997)

July 1, 1997

TRANSCRIPT of proceedings of 6/27/97 at 9:30 am before Judge Kane ( 1-28 pages) Prepared By: Claar (former empl) (Entered: 07/08/1997)

July 1, 1997

MINUTE ORDER : by Magistrate Judge O. E. Schlatter ; settlement conf set for 3:00 7/16/97 in 1:95-cv-01878, et al (cc: all counsel) ; entry date : 7/8/97 (former empl) (Entered: 07/08/1997)

July 2, 1997

LETTER from court to cnsl Tony L. Schaffer re: admission to bar (former empl) (Entered: 07/17/1997)

July 10, 1997

LETTER to court from plaintiff John B. Bowring in 1:95-cv-01919 re: status and change of address (docket sheet sent) (former empl) (Entered: 07/17/1997)

July 15, 1997

MOTION by Theodore Benglen in 1:96-cv-02059 for appointment of counsel (former empl) (Entered: 07/28/1997)

July 24, 1997

MINUTE ORDER : by Judge John L. Kane denying motion for appointment of counsel [164-1] in 1:95-cv-01878, et al date : 7/28/97 (former empl) (Entered: 07/28/1997)

July 25, 1997

State / Territory: Colorado

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 27, 1995

Case Ongoing: Perhaps, but long-dormant

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

inmates incarcerated at Bowie County Correctional Facility

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU Affiliates (any)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Colorado Department of Corrections, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Due Process

Establishment Clause

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Unknown

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Unknown

Issues

General:

Access to lawyers or judicial system

Assault/abuse by staff

Fire safety

Law library access

Religious programs / policies

Sanitation / living conditions

Totality of conditions

Crowding:

Crowding / caseload

Type of Facility:

Government-run