Case: Joslyn v. Armstrong

3:01-cv-00198 | U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut

Filed Date: Feb. 7, 2001

Closed Date: 2001

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Case Summary

On February 7, 2001, prisoners at the Wallens Ridge State Prison in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, filed this lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Connecticut Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. The plaintiffs were Connecticut citizens, convicted and sentenced to the custody of the Connecticut Department of Corrections by Connecticut state courts. They were placed at Wallens Ridge State Prison (a supermax facility in Virginia) pursuant to an I…

On February 7, 2001, prisoners at the Wallens Ridge State Prison in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, filed this lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Connecticut Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. The plaintiffs were Connecticut citizens, convicted and sentenced to the custody of the Connecticut Department of Corrections by Connecticut state courts. They were placed at Wallens Ridge State Prison (a supermax facility in Virginia) pursuant to an Interstate Corrections Compact between the State of Connecticut and the Commonwealth of Virginia. The plaintiffs, represented by the ACLU National Prison Project and the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union, alleged that their constitutional rights had been violated by the defendant's use of excessive force against them, specifically through the use of five-point restraints and electric shock devices as summary punishment for trivial offenses.

On May 16, 2001, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut (Judge Christopher Droney) denied the plaintiffs' motion to transfer the case to the Western District of Virginia. Joslyn v. Armstrong, 2001 WL 1464780 (D.Conn. May 16, 2001). On September 27, 2001, the court (Judge Droney) adopted the parties' settlement agreement, and closed the case. The settlement is not part of the record, so we don't know the terms.

Summary Authors

Kristen Sagar (3/31/2006)

People


Judge(s)

Droney, Christopher Fitzgerald (Connecticut)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fathi, David Cyrus (District of Columbia)

Graham, Toya Alek (Connecticut)

Neigher, Alan (Connecticut)

Tegeler, Philip D. (Connecticut)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Strom, Steven R. (Connecticut)

Judge(s)

Droney, Christopher Fitzgerald (Connecticut)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fathi, David Cyrus (District of Columbia)

Graham, Toya Alek (Connecticut)

Neigher, Alan (Connecticut)

Tegeler, Philip D. (Connecticut)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Strom, Steven R. (Connecticut)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3:01-cv-00198

Docket (PACER)

Oct. 17, 2001

Oct. 17, 2001

Docket

3:01-cv-00198

ACLU Sues CT Corrections Chief over Abuse of Prisoners Housed at Notorious Virginia "Supermax"

Feb. 7, 2001

Feb. 7, 2001

Press Release
1

3:01-cv-00198

Class Action Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief

Feb. 7, 2001

Feb. 7, 2001

Complaint
39

3:01-cv-00198

Ruling on Motion to Transfer

2001 WL 1464780

May 16, 2001

May 16, 2001

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated June 4, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT (Bauer, J.) (Entered: 02/07/2001)

Feb. 7, 2001

Feb. 7, 2001

SUMMONS(ES) issued for John J. Armstrong (Bauer, J.) (Entered: 02/07/2001)

Feb. 7, 2001

Feb. 7, 2001

2

ORDER on Pretrial Deadlines handed to counsel Discovery cutoff 8/9/01 ; Dispositive Motions due 9/8/01 Amended Pleadings due 4/7/01 Motions to Dismiss due 5/7/01 (Bauer, J.) (Entered: 02/07/2001)

Feb. 7, 2001

Feb. 7, 2001

3

MOTION by Robert Joslyn for David C. Fathi to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Bauer, J.) (Entered: 02/07/2001)

Feb. 7, 2001

Feb. 7, 2001

4

MOTION by Robert Joslyn to Certify Class (Brief Due 2/28/01 ) (Bauer, J.) (Entered: 02/07/2001)

Feb. 7, 2001

Feb. 7, 2001

5

MEMORANDUM by Robert Joslyn in support of [4-1] motion to Certify Class (Bauer, J.) (Entered: 02/07/2001)

Feb. 7, 2001

Feb. 7, 2001

6

SUMMONS Returned Executed on 02/07/01 as to John J. Armstrong (Grady, B.) (Entered: 02/14/2001)

Feb. 14, 2001

Feb. 14, 2001

7

APPEARANCE of Attorney for John J. Armstrong -- Steven R. Strom (Grady, B.) (Entered: 03/09/2001)

Feb. 15, 2001

Feb. 15, 2001

8

MOTION by John J. Armstrong to Extend Time to 04/13/01 to respond to the Complaint and to the Motion for Class Certification (Grady, B.) (Entered: 02/20/2001)

Feb. 16, 2001

Feb. 16, 2001

ENDORSEMENT granting [8-1] motion to Extend Time to 04/13/01 to respond to the Complaint and to the Motion for Class Certification, Brief Deadline set for 4/13/01 [4-1] motion to Certify Class ( signed by Judge Christopher F. Droney ) (Grady, B.) (Entered: 03/01/2001)

Feb. 28, 2001

Feb. 28, 2001

9

AMENDED MOTION by John J. Armstrong to Extend Time referring to [8-1] motion to Extend Time to 04/13/01 to respond to the Complaint and to the Motion for Class Certification (Grady, B.) (Entered: 03/01/2001)

March 1, 2001

March 1, 2001

ENDORSEMENT granting [9-1] amended motion to Extend Time, Brief Deadline set for 4/13/01 [4-1] motion Certify Class ( signed by Judge Christopher F. Droney ) (Grady, B.) (Entered: 03/07/2001)

March 7, 2001

March 7, 2001

10

AMENDED COMPLAINT by Robert Joslyn adding Abdul Haqq amending [1-1] complaint (Bauer, J.) (Entered: 03/16/2001)

March 14, 2001

March 14, 2001

11

MOTION by John J. Armstrong for Scheduling Conference (Grady, B.) (Entered: 03/19/2001)

March 16, 2001

March 16, 2001

12

MOTION by John J. Armstrong to Transfer Case to Western District of Virginia (Brief Due 4/9/01 ) (Montgomery, C.) (Entered: 03/21/2001)

March 19, 2001

March 19, 2001

13

MEMORANDUM by John J. Armstrong in support of [12-1] motion to Transfer Case to Western District of Virginia (Montgomery, C.) (Entered: 03/21/2001)

March 19, 2001

March 19, 2001

14

MOTION by John J. Armstrong for Protective Order Regarding all discovery to wait until the Court has ruled on the Motion to Transfer (Brief Due 4/10/01 ) (Gothers, M.) (Entered: 03/21/2001)

March 20, 2001

March 20, 2001

15

AFFIDAVIT of Perry Zinn Rowthorn by John J. Armstrong Re [14-1] motion for Protective Order Regarding all discovery to wait until the Court has ruled on the Motion to Transfer (Gothers, M.) (Entered: 03/21/2001)

March 20, 2001

March 20, 2001

16

REPORT of Parties Planning Meeting by plaintiffs (Grady, B.) (Entered: 03/26/2001)

March 23, 2001

March 23, 2001

17

REPORT of Parties Planning Meeting by John J. Armstrong (Grady, B.) (Entered: 03/26/2001)

March 23, 2001

March 23, 2001

19

MEMORANDUM by Robert Joslyn, Abdul Haqq in opposition to [12-1] motion to Transfer Case to Western District of Virginia (Grady, B.) (Entered: 04/10/2001)

April 6, 2001

April 6, 2001

20

AFFIDAVIT of David C. Faith by Robert Joslyn, Abdul Haqq in opposition [12-1] motion to Transfer Case to Western District of Virginia (Grady, B.) (Entered: 04/10/2001)

April 6, 2001

April 6, 2001

21

AFFIDAVIT of Nancy B. Alisbert by Robert Joslyn, Abdul Haqq in opposition to [12-1] motion to Transfer Case to Western District of Virginia (Grady, B.) (Entered: 04/10/2001)

April 6, 2001

April 6, 2001

22

RESPONSE by Robert Joslyn, Abdul Haqq to [11-1] motion for Scheduling Conference (Grady, B.) (Entered: 04/10/2001)

April 6, 2001

April 6, 2001

24

MEMORANDUM by Robert Joslyn in opposition to [14-1] motion for Protective Order Regarding all discovery to wait until the Court has ruled on the Motion to Transfer (Grady, B.) (Entered: 04/16/2001)

April 9, 2001

April 9, 2001

25

AFFIDAVIT of David C. Fathi by Robert Joslyn, Abdul Haqq Re [14-1] motion for Protective Order Regarding all discovery to wait until the Court has ruled on the Motion to Transfer (Grady, B.) (Entered: 04/16/2001)

April 9, 2001

April 9, 2001

23

OBJECTIONS by Robert Joslyn, Abdul Haqq to [18-1] motion to Extend Time to respond to complaint and motion for class certification until 30 days after a ruling on the pending motion to transfer (Grady, B.) (Entered: 04/12/2001)

April 12, 2001

April 12, 2001

ENDORSEMENT granting [3-1] motion for David C. Fathi to Appear Pro Hac Vice ( signed by Judge Christopher F. Droney ) (Grady, B.) (Entered: 04/16/2001)

April 12, 2001

April 12, 2001

26

APPEARANCE of Attorney for Robert Joslyn, Abdul Haqq -- Alan Neigher (Grady, B.) (Entered: 04/17/2001)

April 16, 2001

April 16, 2001

Motion hearing re: [18-1] motion to Extend Time to respond to complaint and motion for class certification until 30 days after a ruling on the pending motion to transfer by John J. Armstrong set at 10:00 5/9/01, [14- 1] motion for Protective Order Regarding all discovery to wait until the Court has ruled on the Motion to Transfer by John J. Armstrong set at 10:00 5/9/01, [12-1] motion to Transfer Case to Western District of Virginia by John J. Armstrong set at 10:00 5/9/01, [11-1] motion for Scheduling Conference by John J. Armstrong set at 10:00 5/9/01, [4-1] motion to Certify Class by Robert Joslyn set at 10:00 5/9/01 ( CFD) (Johnson, D.) (Entered: 04/19/2001)

April 19, 2001

April 19, 2001

27

MOTION by John J. Armstrong to Extend Time to 05/04/01 to file a reply brief in support of the Motion to Transfer (Grady, B.) (Entered: 04/23/2001)

April 23, 2001

April 23, 2001

ENDORSEMENT granting [27-1] motion to Extend Time to 05/04/01 to file a reply brief in support of the Motion to Transfer, Brief Deadline set for 5/4/01 [12-1] motion to Transfer Case to Western District of Virginia ( signed by Judge Christopher F. Droney ) (Grady, B.) (Entered: 04/30/2001)

April 30, 2001

April 30, 2001

29

MOTION by John J. Armstrong to Quash deposition subpoenas (Brief Due 5/22/01 (Grady, B.) (Entered: 05/01/2001)

May 1, 2001

May 1, 2001

30

AFFIDAVIT of Raymond Rivera by John J. Armstrong, re [29-1] motion to Quash deposition subpoenas (Grady, B.) (Entered: 05/01/2001)

May 1, 2001

May 1, 2001

31

SUPPLEMENTAL AFFIDAVIT of David C. Fathi by Robert Joslyn, Abdul Haqq in support [24-1] opposition memorandum, re: [14-1] motion for Protective Order Regarding all discovery to wait until the Court has ruled on the Motion to Transfer (Grady, B.) (Entered: 05/03/2001)

May 3, 2001

May 3, 2001

32

SUPPLEMENT Exhibits by Robert Joslyn, Abdul Haqq to opposition to [14-1] motion for Protective Order Regarding all discovery to wait until the Court has ruled on the Motion to Transfer (Grady, B.) (Entered: 05/03/2001)

May 3, 2001

May 3, 2001

33

REPLY MEMORANDUM by John J. Armstrong in support of [12-1] motion to Transfer Case to Western District of Virginia (Grady, B.) (Entered: 05/07/2001)

May 4, 2001

May 4, 2001

34

AFFIDAVIT of Steven R. Strom by John J. Armstrong Re [12-1] motion to Transfer Case to Western District of Virginia (Grady, B.) (Entered: 05/07/2001)

May 4, 2001

May 4, 2001

35

MEMORANDUM by Robert Joslyn, Abdul Haqq in opposition to [29-1] motion to Quash deposition subpoenas (Grady, B.) (Entered: 05/08/2001)

May 7, 2001

May 7, 2001

36

AFFIDAVIT of David C. Fathi by Robert Joslyn, Abdul Haqq in support of [35-1] opposition memorandum, re: [29-1] motion to Quash deposition subpoenas (Grady, B.) (Entered: 05/08/2001)

May 7, 2001

May 7, 2001

37

Motion hearing held re: [11-1] motion for Scheduling Conference, [12-1] motion to Transfer Case to Western District of Virginia, [14-1] motion for Protective Order Regarding all discovery to wait until the Court has ruled on the Motion to Transfer, [18-1] motion to Extend Time to respond to complaint and motion for class certification until 30 days after a ruling on the pending motion to transfer, [29-1] motion to Quash deposition subpoenas (CFD) (Grady, B.) (Entered: 05/11/2001)

May 9, 2001

May 9, 2001

MINUTE Entry: [11-1] motion for Scheduling Conference, [12-1] motion to Transfer Case to Western District of Virginia, [14-1] motion for Protective Order Regarding all discovery to wait until the Court has ruled on the Motion to Transfer, [18-1] motion to Extend Time to respond to complaint and motion for class certification until 30 days after a ruling on the pending motion to transfer, [29-1] motion to Quash deposition subpoenas under advisement (CFD) (Grady, B.) (Entered: 05/11/2001)

May 9, 2001

May 9, 2001

38

APPEARANCE of Attorney for Robert Joslyn, Abdul Haqq -- David C. Fathi (Grady, B.) (Entered: 05/16/2001)

May 14, 2001

May 14, 2001

ENDORSEMENT denying [11-1] motion for Scheduling Conference ( signed by Judge Christopher F. Droney ) (Grady, B.) (Entered: 05/17/2001)

May 17, 2001

May 17, 2001

ENDORSEMENT denying [29-1] motion to Quash deposition subpoenas ( signed by Judge Christopher F. Droney ) (Grady, B.) (Entered: 05/17/2001)

May 17, 2001

May 17, 2001

ENDORSEMENT denying [14-1] motion for Protective Order Regarding all discovery to wait until the Court has ruled on the Motion to Transfer ( signed by Judge Christopher F. Droney ) (Grady, B.) (Entered: 05/17/2001)

May 17, 2001

May 17, 2001

ENDORSEMENT denying [18-1] motion to Extend Time to respond to complaint and motion for class certification until 30 days after a ruling on the pending motion to transfer ( signed by Judge Christopher F. Droney ) (Grady, B.) (Entered: 05/17/2001)

May 17, 2001

May 17, 2001

39

RULING denying [12-1] motion to Transfer Case to Western District of Virginia ( signed by Judge Christopher F. Droney ) 8 Page(s) (Grady, B.) (Entered: 05/17/2001)

May 17, 2001

May 17, 2001

40

REPORT of Parties Planning Meeting (Grady, B.) (Entered: 05/30/2001)

May 29, 2001

May 29, 2001

41

MOTION by John J. Armstrong for Leave to Depose persons confined (Grady, B.) (Entered: 05/30/2001)

May 29, 2001

May 29, 2001

Motion hearing re: [4-1] motion to Certify Class by Robert Joslyn set at 2:00 7/5/01 ( CFD) (Johnson, D.) (Entered: 05/31/2001)

May 31, 2001

May 31, 2001

42

MOTION by John J. Armstrong for Protective Order regarding confidentiality of VDOC DOP No. 432 and WRSP IOP No. 432 (Brief Due 7/2/01 ) (Grady, B.) (Entered: 06/12/2001)

June 11, 2001

June 11, 2001

43

MOTION by John J. Armstrong for in Camera Review (Brief Due 7/2/01 ) (Grady, B.) (Entered: 06/12/2001)

June 11, 2001

June 11, 2001

44

MEMORANDUM by John J. Armstrong in opposition to [4-1] motion to Certify Class (Grady, B.) (Entered: 06/18/2001)

June 14, 2001

June 14, 2001

45

MOTION by John J. Armstrong to Dismiss (Brief Due 7/5/01 ) (Grady, B.) (Entered: 06/18/2001)

June 14, 2001

June 14, 2001

46

MEMORANDUM by John J. Armstrong in support of [45-1] motion to Dismiss (Grady, B.) (Entered: 06/18/2001)

June 14, 2001

June 14, 2001

47

MOTION by Robert Joslyn, John J. Armstrong, Abdul Haqq for Protective Order to maintain confidentiality of VDOC DOP No. 432 and/or WRSP IOP No. 432 (Grady, B.) (Entered: 06/20/2001)

June 18, 2001

June 18, 2001

49

MOTION by Robert Joslyn to Extend Time by one week to respond to Motion to Dismiss (Montgomery, C.) (Entered: 06/29/2001)

June 29, 2001

June 29, 2001

50

REPLY MEMORANDUM by Robert Joslyn, Abdul Haqq in support of [4-1] motion to Certify Class (Grady, B.) (Entered: 07/03/2001)

July 2, 2001

July 2, 2001

51

AFFIDAVIT of David C. Fathi by Robert Joslyn, Abdul Haqq Re [4-1] motion to Certify Class (Grady, B.) (Entered: 07/03/2001)

July 2, 2001

July 2, 2001

53

SUPPLEMENTAL AFFIDAVIT of John Armstrong by John J. Armstrong in opposition [4-1] motion to Certify Class (Grady, B.) (Entered: 07/06/2001)

July 3, 2001

July 3, 2001

ENDORSEMENT granting [47-1] motion for Protective Order to maintain confidentiality of VDOC DOP No. 432 and/or WRSP IOP No. 432 ( signed by Judge Christopher F. Droney ) (Grady, B.) (Entered: 07/05/2001)

July 5, 2001

July 5, 2001

ENDORSEMENT granting [41-1] motion for Leave to Depose persons confined ( signed by Judge Christopher F. Droney ) (Grady, B.) (Entered: 07/05/2001)

July 5, 2001

July 5, 2001

ENDORSEMENT granting [48-1] motion for Leave to File oversized brief ( signed by Judge Christopher F. Droney ) (Grady, B.) (Entered: 07/05/2001)

July 5, 2001

July 5, 2001

ENDORSEMENT granting [43-1] motion for in Camera Review ( signed by Judge Christopher F. Droney ) (Grady, B.) (Entered: 07/05/2001)

July 5, 2001

July 5, 2001

52

In Camera Review of Virginia Department of Corrections DOP 432 effective 05/15/95 and 10/16/00 (FILED UNDER SEALED) by John J. Armstrong (Grady, B.) Modified on 07/05/2001 (Entered: 07/05/2001)

July 5, 2001

July 5, 2001

54

Motion hearing held re: [4-1] motion to Certify Class by Robert Joslyn ( CFD) (Grady, B.) (Entered: 07/06/2001)

July 5, 2001

July 5, 2001

MINUTE Entry: [4-1] motion to Certify Class under advisement ( CFD) (Grady, B.) (Entered: 07/06/2001)

July 5, 2001

July 5, 2001

ENDORSEMENT granting [42-1] motion for Protective Order regarding confidentiality of VDOC DOP No. 432 and WRSP IOP No. 432 ( signed by Judge Christopher F. Droney ) (Grady, B.) (Entered: 07/24/2001)

July 5, 2001

July 5, 2001

55

SCHEDULING ORDER setting Discovery cutoff 4/1/02; Dispositive Motions due 6/1/02; Filing of Joint Trial Memorandum by 8/1/02. Trial Ready Date Set for 9/1/02 ( Signed by Judge Christopher F. Droney) (Grady, B.) (Entered: 07/06/2001)

July 6, 2001

July 6, 2001

56

ORDER of referral to Mag. Judge William I. Garfinkel for settlement conference (signed by Judge Christopher F. Droney ) (Grady, B.) (Entered: 07/09/2001)

July 6, 2001

July 6, 2001

57

SUPPLEMENTAL Memorandum by Robert Joslyn, Abdul Haqq in support of [4-1] motion to Certify Class (Grady, B.) (Entered: 07/13/2001)

July 12, 2001

July 12, 2001

58

Second Supplemental Affidavit in opposition to class certification John J. Armstrong (Grady, B.) (Entered: 07/16/2001)

July 13, 2001

July 13, 2001

59

AFFIDAVIT of Donna Wnuk by John J. Armstrong Re [4-1] motion to Certify Class (Grady, B.) (Entered: 07/16/2001)

July 13, 2001

July 13, 2001

60

MEMORANDUM by Robert Joslyn, Abdul Haqq in opposition to [45-1] motion to Dismiss by John J. Armstrong (Bauer, J.) (Entered: 07/17/2001)

July 16, 2001

July 16, 2001

61

AFFIDAVIT of David C. Fathi by Robert Joslyn, Abdul Haqq Re [45-1] motion to Dismiss by John J. Armstrong (Bauer, J.) (Entered: 07/17/2001)

July 16, 2001

July 16, 2001

62

MOTION by John J. Armstrong for Protective Order staying all discovery during the pendency of settlement discussions (Grady, B.) (Entered: 07/19/2001)

July 18, 2001

July 18, 2001

63

AFFIDAVIT of aff. by John J. Armstrong Re [62-1] motion for Protective Order staying all discovery during the pendency of settlement discussions (Grady, B.) (Entered: 07/19/2001)

July 18, 2001

July 18, 2001

ENDORSEMENT denying [62-1] motion for Protective Order staying all discovery during the pendency of settlement discussions ( signed by Judge Christopher F. Droney ) (Grady, B.) (Entered: 07/23/2001)

July 23, 2001

July 23, 2001

64

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE by 8/15/01 Re: why case should not be dismiss ( signed by Judge Christopher F. Droney ) (Johnson, D.) (Entered: 07/25/2001)

July 25, 2001

July 25, 2001

65

SUPPLEMENTAL AFFIDAVIT of David C. Fathi by Robert Joslyn, Abdul Haqq Re [45-1] motion to Dismiss (Grady, B.) (Entered: 07/26/2001)

July 26, 2001

July 26, 2001

66

ANSWER and AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES to Complaint by John J. Armstrong (Grady, B.) (Entered: 08/01/2001)

Aug. 1, 2001

Aug. 1, 2001

67

Calendar and Order re: Status/Settlement Conference set for 8/23/01 at 2:30 ( signed by Mag. Judge William I. Garfinkel ) (Gutierrez, Y.) (Entered: 08/02/2001)

Aug. 2, 2001

Aug. 2, 2001

68

MOTION by Robert Joslyn, Abdul Haqq to Hold in abeyance defendant's Motion to Dismiss (Brief Due 8/23/01 (Grady, B.) (Entered: 08/02/2001)

Aug. 2, 2001

Aug. 2, 2001

69

MEMORANDUM by Robert Joslyn, Abdul Haqq in support of [68-1] motion to Hold in abeyance defendant's Motion to Dismiss (Grady, B.) (Entered: 08/02/2001)

Aug. 2, 2001

Aug. 2, 2001

71

AFFIDAVIT of David C. Fathi by Robert Joslyn, Abdul Haqq in support of [68-1] motion to Hold in abeyance defendant's Motion to Dismiss (Grady, B.) (Entered: 08/02/2001)

Aug. 2, 2001

Aug. 2, 2001

72

MOTION by Robert Joslyn, Abdul Haqq Publication (Brief Due 8/30/01 (Grady, B.) (Entered: 08/13/2001)

Aug. 9, 2001

Aug. 9, 2001

73

MEMORANDUM by Robert Joslyn, Abdul Haqq in support of [72-1] motion Publication (Grady, B.) (Entered: 08/13/2001)

Aug. 9, 2001

Aug. 9, 2001

74

AFFIDAVIT of David C. Fathi by Robert Joslyn, Abdul Haqq Re [72-1] motion Publication (Grady, B.) (Entered: 08/13/2001)

Aug. 9, 2001

Aug. 9, 2001

WRIT of Habeas Corpus Ad Testificandum issued for Abdul Haqq on 8/23/01 at 2:00 (Gutierrez, Y.) (Entered: 08/13/2001)

Aug. 13, 2001

Aug. 13, 2001

WRIT of Habeas Corpus Ad Testificandum issued for Robert Joslyn on 8/23/01 at 2:00 (Gutierrez, Y.) (Entered: 08/13/2001)

Aug. 13, 2001

Aug. 13, 2001

75

Response by Robert Joslyn, Abdul Haqq to [64-1] order to show cause (Grady, B.) (Entered: 08/16/2001)

Aug. 15, 2001

Aug. 15, 2001

76

AFFIDAVIT of David C. Fathi by Robert Joslyn, Abdul Haqq in support [75-1] response to [64-1] order to show cause (Grady, B.) (Entered: 08/16/2001)

Aug. 15, 2001

Aug. 15, 2001

77

Brief in response by John J. Armstrong to [64-1] order to show cause (Grady, B.) (Entered: 08/16/2001)

Aug. 15, 2001

Aug. 15, 2001

78

AFFIDAVIT of John J. Armstrong by John J. Armstrong in support of [77-1] response, re: [64-1] order to show cause (Grady, B.) (Entered: 08/16/2001)

Aug. 15, 2001

Aug. 15, 2001

79

AFFIDAVIT of Donna Wnuk by John J. Armstrong in support of [77-1] response, re: [64-1] order to show cause (Grady, B.) (Entered: 08/16/2001)

Aug. 15, 2001

Aug. 15, 2001

80

Settlement Conference held ( WIG) (Gutierrez, Y.) (Entered: 08/27/2001)

Aug. 23, 2001

Aug. 23, 2001

81

MOTION by John J. Armstrong to Quash deposition subpoenas (Brief Due 9/18/01 (Grady, B.) (Entered: 08/29/2001)

Aug. 28, 2001

Aug. 28, 2001

82

AFFIDAVIT of Steven R. Strom by John J. Armstrong Re [81-1] motion to Quash deposition subpoenas (Grady, B.) (Entered: 08/29/2001)

Aug. 28, 2001

Aug. 28, 2001

83

MEMORANDUM by Robert Joslyn, Abdul Haqq in opposition to [81-1] motion to Quash deposition subpoenas (Grady, B.) (Entered: 08/30/2001)

Aug. 29, 2001

Aug. 29, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: Connecticut

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Solitary confinement

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 7, 2001

Closing Date: 2001

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All Connecticut state prisoners who are now, or who will in the future be, confined at Wallens Ridge State Prison in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, or at Red Onion State Prison in Pound, Virginia

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Connecticut Department of Corrections (Big Stone Gap), State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

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:

Private Settlement Agreement

Order Duration: 2001 - 0

Issues

General:

Assault/abuse by staff

Disciplinary procedures

Personal injury

Restraints : physical

Solitary confinement/Supermax (conditions or process)

Affected Gender:

Male

Type of Facility:

Government-run