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

Docket (PACER)

Oct. 17, 2001 Docket

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

Feb. 7, 2001 Press Release
1

Class Action Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief

Feb. 7, 2001 Complaint
39

Ruling on Motion to Transfer

2001 WL 1464780

May 16, 2001 Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL

The Most Restrictive Alternative: The Origins, Functions, Control, and Ethical Implications of the Supermax Prison, 1976 - 2010

Keramet Reiter

This dissertation examines the birth of the supermax in Arizona and California, and the spread of the institutional innovation across the United States. The research presented here draws on three maj… Jan. 1, 2012

Supermax Administration and the Eighth Amendment: Deference, Discretion and Double Bunking

Keramet Reiter

This Article explores the constitutionality of supermax prisons, focusing on one of the earliest and largest supermaxes in the United States, California's Pelican Bay State Prison, and one of the fir… Jan. 1, 2015 https://scholarship.law.uci.edu/ucilr/vol5/iss1/5/

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

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

Feb. 7, 2001

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

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
3

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

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
5

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

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
7

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

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

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
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

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
10

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

March 14, 2001
11

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

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
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
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
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
16

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

March 23, 2001
17

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

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
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
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
22

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

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
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
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

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
26

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

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
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

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
29

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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
38

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

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

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

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

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
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
40

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

May 29, 2001
41

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

May 29, 2001

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
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
43

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

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
45

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

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
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
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
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
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
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

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

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

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

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

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
54

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

July 5, 2001

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

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
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
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
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
58

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

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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
66

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

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
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
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
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
72

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

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
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

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

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
75

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

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
77

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

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
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
80

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

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
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
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

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