Case: John Doe v. District of Columbia

1:79-cv-01726 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: July 3, 1979

Closed Date: 2002

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Case Summary

On July 3, 1979, inmates at the Lorton Maximum Security Facility in Lorton, Virginia, filed a class action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the District of Columbia in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging that their constitutional rights had been violated by exposure to the danger of violent assault and sexual abuse, understaffing, insufficient security procedures, inadequate classification pr…

On July 3, 1979, inmates at the Lorton Maximum Security Facility in Lorton, Virginia, filed a class action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the District of Columbia in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging that their constitutional rights had been violated by exposure to the danger of violent assault and sexual abuse, understaffing, insufficient security procedures, inadequate classification procedures, and poor physical facilities.

The case was submitted to a jury, who ruled in favor of the plaintiffs. The jury awarded to each member of the class one dollar for each day of their confinement between July 4, 1976 and June 20, 1980. The district court (Judge William B. Bryant) supplemented that award with an injunction designed to ameliorate the conditions of confinement at the facility. The defendants appealed.

On January 11, 1983, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (Judge June L. Green) reversed and remanded the case, holding that: 1) the district court had abused its discretion in issuing a protective order forbidding disclosure by the defense counsel to defendants of information of specified sorts obtained during discovery; 2) the trial judge erred by not giving the jury an instruction foreclosing an interpretation of plaintiffs' counsel's closing argument that might have implied that the District of Columbia was legally responsible for the consequences of unauthorized actions of individual prison guards; and 3) the trial court committed reversible error in granting jury permission to compensate the prisoners for the value of their violated constitutional rights. Doe v. District of Columbia, 697 F.2d 1115 (D.D.C. 1983). Separate statements by Judges McKinnon, Edwards and Robb relative to this decision were subsequently filed. Doe v. District of Columbia, 701 F.2d 948 D.D.C. 1983)

On August 13, 1986, the district court (Judge Green) issued an order setting population caps for the prisons in question in the case. The defendants asked the court to stay the order, and on May 20, 1987, the court temporarily stayed the order pending further investigation. Doe v. District of Columbia, Nos. 79-1726, 80-2136, 86-2128, 1987 WL 11422 (D.D.C. May 20, 1987). On June 30, 1987, the district court further stayed the order. Doe v. District of Columbia, Nos. 79-1726, 80-2136, 86-2128, 1987 WL 13350 (D.D.C. June 30, 1987).

At some point before 1989, the parties entered into a partial consent decree in the case. On July 26, 1996, the parties entered into another consent decree concerning medical and mental healthcare for the prisoners and the court approved it.

On May 6, 2002, the defendants informed the district court that the facility in question had been permanently closed and asked the court to dismiss the case. On May 7, 2002, the district court (Judge William B. Bryant) granted the motion and dismissed the case.

Summary Authors

Kristen Sagar (9/29/2006)

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People

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Judge(s)

Bryant, William Benson (District of Columbia)

Edwards, Harry Thomas (District of Columbia)

Green, June Lazenby (District of Columbia)

MacKinnon, George Edward (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Adams, Stuart H. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Bass, Ellen S (New Jersey)

Fisher, Joseph M. (District of Columbia)

Kindall, Clare E. (Connecticut)

Kolb, Charles E.M. (District of Columbia)

Labson, Michael S. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Bryant, William Benson (District of Columbia)

Edwards, Harry Thomas (District of Columbia)

Green, June Lazenby (District of Columbia)

MacKinnon, George Edward (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Adams, Stuart H. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Bass, Ellen S (New Jersey)

Fisher, Joseph M. (District of Columbia)

Kindall, Clare E. (Connecticut)

Kolb, Charles E.M. (District of Columbia)

Labson, Michael S. (District of Columbia)

Lasker, Eric G. (District of Columbia)

Nickles, Peter J. (District of Columbia)

Pemberton, Alan A. (District of Columbia)

Smith, Jonathan Mark (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Facciola, John M. (District of Columbia)

Love, Richard Stuart (District of Columbia)

Quander, Paul A. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Reischel, Charles L. (District of Columbia)

Rogers, Judith Ann Wilson (District of Columbia)

Schwab, Edward E. (District of Columbia)

Sutton, David P. (District of Columbia)

Utiger, Robert C. (District of Columbia)

Zielinski, Michael Edward (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Hacala, Martin G. (District of Columbia)

Lopes, Grace Michele (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:79-cv-01726

Docket (PACER)

Doe v. U.S.

June 26, 2003

June 26, 2003

Docket

80-02171

Separate Opinion

U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

701 F.2d 948

Jan. 28, 1983

Jan. 28, 1983

Order/Opinion

80-02171

Reported Opinion

U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

697 F.2d 1115

March 7, 1983

March 7, 1983

Order/Opinion

1:79-cv-01726

80-02136

Order

Aug. 13, 1986

Aug. 13, 1986

Order/Opinion

1:79-cv-01726

80-02136

86-02128

Order

1987 WL 11422

May 20, 1987

May 20, 1987

Order/Opinion

1:79-cv-01726

80-02136

86-02128

Order

1987 WL 13350

June 30, 1987

June 30, 1987

Order/Opinion
495

1:79-cv-01726

80-02136

86-02128

90-00727

92-01208

Consent Order

July 25, 1996

July 25, 1996

Order/Opinion
496

1:79-cv-01726

80-02136

86-02128

90-00727

92-01208

Consent Motion for the adoption of a Consent Order concerning systemwide medical and mental health care

July 26, 1996

July 26, 1996

Pleading / Motion / Brief
678

1:79-cv-01726

Consent Order

May 7, 2002

May 7, 2002

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

ALL PLEADINGS IN THIS CASE ARE BEING FILED AND DOCKETED IN CA 79-1726. ALL DOCKET ENTRIES PRIOR TO 11/18/89 WILL BE FOUND ON THE PAPER DOCKET. (ajr)

Nov. 18, 1989

Nov. 18, 1989

PACER
1

REPLY by plaintiffs in 1:86-cv-02128 to response to schedule a hearing (jda) (Entered: 11/21/1989)

Nov. 21, 1989

Nov. 21, 1989

PACER
2

MOTION by defendants in 1:80-cv-02136 to extend time to 12/5/89 to file a response to plaintiffs' motions for findings of contempt and to adopt the Special Officer's findings of fact and to modify the Consent Decree (jda) (Entered: 11/24/1989)

Nov. 22, 1989

Nov. 22, 1989

PACER
3

MOTION by defendants JAMES F. PALMER, MARION S. BARRY JR. in 1:86-cv-02128 for protective order (jda) (Entered: 11/28/1989)

Nov. 24, 1989

Nov. 24, 1989

PACER
4

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion to extend time to 12/5/89 to file a response to plaintiffs' motions for findings of contempt and to adopt the Special Officer's findings of fact and to modify the Consent Decree [372-1] by defendants in 1:80-cv-02136 (N) (jda) (Entered: 11/30/1989)

Nov. 28, 1989

Nov. 28, 1989

PACER
7

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : defendants' response to motion to shorten time to respond to plaintiffs' discovery requests due 11/27/89 in 1:86-cv-02128 ; (N) (jda) (Entered: 11/30/1989)

Nov. 28, 1989

Nov. 28, 1989

PACER
5

MOTION by Kathryn R. Monaco, Special Officer for compensation ; Affidavit (jda) (Entered: 11/30/1989)

Nov. 29, 1989

Nov. 29, 1989

PACER
6

RESPONSE by plaintiffs in 1:86-cv-02128 to motion for protective order [3-1] by MARION S. BARRY JR., JAMES F. PALMER in 1:86-cv-02128 (jda) (Entered: 11/30/1989)

Nov. 29, 1989

Nov. 29, 1989

PACER
8

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : dismissing, as moot, plaintiffs' motion to document production request; directing parties to appear in Courtroom 7 on 12/15/89 at 10:00 for hearing on plaintiffs' motion to review defendants' plan to address the Court's previous orders in this matter (N) (jda) (Entered: 12/01/1989)

Nov. 29, 1989

Nov. 29, 1989

PACER
9

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion for protective order [219-1] by MARION S. BARRY JR., JAMES F. PALMER in 1:86-cv-02128, 1:79-cv-01726; staying the depositions of William M. Plaut and Walter Ridley noticed for 11/30/89 and 12/1/89, until further order of this court; status hearing set for 3:00 12/4/89 in chambers (N) (jda) (Entered: 12/01/1989)

Nov. 30, 1989

Nov. 30, 1989

PACER

DEPOSIT by Corporation Counsel for defendant into the Registry of the Court $3609.75 pursuant to Court's Order of 11/7/89 in CA 80-2136 (jda) Modified on 12/04/1989

Dec. 1, 1989

Dec. 1, 1989

PACER
10

RESPONSE by defendants in 1:80-cv-02136 to plaintiffs' motions for finding of contempt and imposition of sanctions on environmental, medical and mental health issues, and to modify the consent decree's Officer Staffing Requirement (jda) (Entered: 12/06/1989)

Dec. 5, 1989

Dec. 5, 1989

PACER
11

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : directing Clerk of Court to pay to Kathryn R. Monaco the sum of $2,921.97 for services and expenses; payment to be made from $20,000.00 fund established by DC; directing DC to pay $2,921.97 to Clerk of Court by 12/21/89 to return balance to $20,000.00 in 1:79-cv-01726, in 1:80-cv-02136, in 1:81-cv-02072, in 1:86-cv-02128 (N) (cjp) (Entered: 12/15/1989)

Dec. 8, 1989

Dec. 8, 1989

PACER

REPLY by plaintiff TWELVE JOHN DOES and TWO JOHN DOES in 1:80-cv-02136to response to motion for finding of contempt and imposition of sanctions response [377-1] by defendant (mf)

Dec. 11, 1989

Dec. 11, 1989

PACER

MOTION HEARING before Judge June L. Green : reporter: Gloria Williams (cjp)

Dec. 12, 1989

Dec. 12, 1989

PACER

MOTION HEARING before Judge June L. Green : reporter: G Williams (jda)

Dec. 12, 1989

Dec. 12, 1989

PACER
12

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion of plaintiff for Court's adoption of Special Officer's Reports as the Court's Findings of Fact on Environmental Health, Sanitation, Medical Services and Mental Health Programs at Lorton (N) (jda) (Entered: 12/18/1989)

Dec. 12, 1989

Dec. 12, 1989

PACER
13

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting plaintiffs' motion to Modify Consent Decree's Officer Staffing Requirement; allowing 45 days from date of this Order for defendants and Special Officer to submit a new officer staffing plan to the Court (N) (jda) (Entered: 12/18/1989)

Dec. 12, 1989

Dec. 12, 1989

PACER
14

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : adopting the Special Officer's Reports as to the Court's Findings of Fact on Environmental Health and Sanitation, Medical Services and Mental Health Programs at Lorton; setting forth time tables, directing defendants to take certain actions regarding Environmental Health and Sanitation, Medical Services and Mental Health Programs at Lorton Central; directing that full expenses of all foregoing measures shall be borne by the District of Columbia; defendants shall pay plaintiffs' counsel reasonable attorney's fees and costs associated with this motion (N) (jda) (Entered: 12/18/1989)

Dec. 14, 1989

Dec. 14, 1989

PACER

MOTION HEARING before Judge June L. Green : Motion by plaintiff for hearing on "A Plan" for implementation of the Court's Order of 6/30/89 Order heard; Plaintiff shall submit agreed upon Plan by 12/19/89; defendant shal submit supplemental submission by 1/24/89 in CA 86-2128 reporter: G Williams (jda)

Dec. 15, 1989

Dec. 15, 1989

PACER
15

MOTION by Kathryn R. Monaco, Special Officer for compensation (jda) (Entered: 12/19/1989)

Dec. 18, 1989

Dec. 18, 1989

PACER
16

MOTION by Kathryn R. Monaco, Special Officer for an increase in fees (jda) (Entered: 12/19/1989)

Dec. 18, 1989

Dec. 18, 1989

PACER
17

MOTION by Kathryn R. Monaco; Special Officer to expend funds ; Attachment (jda) (Entered: 12/19/1989)

Dec. 18, 1989

Dec. 18, 1989

PACER
18

PROPOSED PLAN by plaintiffs in CA 86-2128 for implementation of the Court's 6/30/89 Order filed nunc pro tunc to 12/14/89; Declarations (5) (fiat) GREEN, J. (jda) (Entered: 12/21/1989)

Dec. 19, 1989

Dec. 19, 1989

PACER
19

ORDER by Judge June L. Green in CA 86-2128: directing the entry of Agreed Plan as partial satisfaction of the Court's requirement that defendants submit a plan to remedy the unconstitutional conditions found by the Court (N) (jda) Modified on 12/22/1989 (Entered: 12/22/1989)

Dec. 21, 1989

Dec. 21, 1989

PACER
20

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion to expend funds [17-1] by Special Officer (N) (jda) (Entered: 12/27/1989)

Dec. 21, 1989

Dec. 21, 1989

PACER
21

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : directing the Clerk to pay Kathryn R. Monaco the total sum of $2,622.50 for services and $1,097.50 for services of the investigative assistant [15-1] (N) (jda) (Entered: 12/27/1989)

Dec. 21, 1989

Dec. 21, 1989

PACER
22

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion for an increase in fees [16-1] of the Special Officer (N) (jda) (Entered: 12/27/1989)

Dec. 21, 1989

Dec. 21, 1989

PACER

DEPOSIT in CA 79-1726 by defendant DC into the Registry of the Court $2,921.97 pursuant to Court's Order of 12/8/89 (jda)

Dec. 29, 1989

Dec. 29, 1989

PACER
23

NOTICE OF FILING by defendants JAMES F. PALMER, MARION S. BARRY JR. in 1:86-cv-02128 of declaration of Renfield Carter (jda) (Entered: 01/03/1990)

Jan. 2, 1990

Jan. 2, 1990

PACER
24

NOTICE OF FILING by defendant DC in 1:79-cv-01726 of certification and Department of Corrections, Service Order; Attachment (jda) (Entered: 01/11/1990)

Jan. 10, 1990

Jan. 10, 1990

PACER
25

NOTICE OF FILING by defendant DC in 1:80-cv-02136 in response to Court's Order of 12/14/89; Attachment (jda) (Entered: 01/17/1990)

Jan. 16, 1990

Jan. 16, 1990

PACER
26

MOTION by Kathryn R. Monaco, Special Officer to purchase office equipment (jda) (Entered: 01/19/1990)

Jan. 18, 1990

Jan. 18, 1990

PACER
27

MOTION by Kathryn R. Monaco, Special Officer to expend funds (jda) (Entered: 01/19/1990)

Jan. 18, 1990

Jan. 18, 1990

PACER
29

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : directing the Special Officer to purchase certain equipment and present receipts to Clerk of Court for reimbursement or in the alternative, present this order to appropriate DC officials to purchase said equipment and present receipts to Special Officer who will submit said receipts to Clerk of Court [26-1] (N) (jda) (Entered: 01/26/1990)

Jan. 18, 1990

Jan. 18, 1990

PACER
30

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion of Special Officer to make one disbursement of $31,480.00 as soon as possible after date of this Order and equal disbursement of $29,500.00 on 4/1/90, 7/1/90 and 10/1/90 [27-1] (N) (jda) (Entered: 01/26/1990)

Jan. 18, 1990

Jan. 18, 1990

PACER

MOTION by plaintiff TWELVE JOHN DOES in 1:80-cv-02136 for attorney fee against defendants in 1:80-cv-02136 ; Affidavit (1); Exhibits (11) (ks)

Jan. 23, 1990

Jan. 23, 1990

PACER
28

MOTION by Kathryn R. Monaco, Special Officer for compensation ; Affidavit (jda) (Entered: 01/26/1990)

Jan. 24, 1990

Jan. 24, 1990

PACER
31

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : directing Clerk of Court to pay Kathryn R. Monaco the total sum of $4,333.20 for expenses of Special Officer; said payment shall be made from the $20,000.00 fund established by DC (N) (jda) (Entered: 01/29/1990)

Jan. 25, 1990

Jan. 25, 1990

PACER
32

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : directing defendants to pay plaintiffs attorneys' fees and costs in the amount of $34,810.77 in 1:80-cv-02136 [388-1] (N) (jda) (Entered: 01/29/1990)

Jan. 25, 1990

Jan. 25, 1990

PACER
33

NOTICE OF FILING by parties in 1:86-cv-02128 of supplemental agreed plan for implementation of the Court's 6/30/89 Order (jda) (Entered: 01/29/1990)

Jan. 26, 1990

Jan. 26, 1990

PACER
34

RESPONSE by defendant JAMES F. PALMER, defendant MARION S. BARRY JR. in 1:86-cv-02128 to specific provisions of plaintiffs' proposed plan for implementation of the Court's 6/30/89 Order; Attachment (jda) (Entered: 01/29/1990)

Jan. 26, 1990

Jan. 26, 1990

PACER
35

NOTICE OF FILING by defendant DC in 1:80-cv-02136 pursuant to Court's Order of 12/12/89; Attachment (jda) (Entered: 01/29/1990)

Jan. 26, 1990

Jan. 26, 1990

PACER
36

MOTION by defendants in 1:80-cv-02136 to extend time to 2/23/90 to respond to plaintiffs' motion for award of attorney's fees and costs (jda) (Entered: 02/06/1990)

Feb. 5, 1990

Feb. 5, 1990

PACER
38

MOTION by Kathryn R. Monaco, Special Officer for compensation ; Attachment (jda) (Entered: 02/07/1990)

Feb. 5, 1990

Feb. 5, 1990

PACER
37

NOTICE OF FILING by defendant DC in 1:80-cv-02136 of memoranda pursuant to Court's Order dated 12/14/89 (jda) (Entered: 02/07/1990)

Feb. 6, 1990

Feb. 6, 1990

PACER
39

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : that the Clerk of the Court pay Kathryn R. Monaco the total sum of $5,429.10, said total includes $4,274.60 for services and expenses of the Special Officer and $1,154.50 for the Services and expenses of the investigative assistant as stated in said motion; Said payment is to be made from the $20,000.00 fund established by the District of Columbia on or about 1/1/89 pursuant to an order by this Court (N) (jda) (Entered: 02/09/1990)

Feb. 7, 1990

Feb. 7, 1990

PACER
40

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion to extend time to 2/23/90 to respond to plaintiffs' motion for award of attorney's fees and costs [36-1] by defendants in 1:80-cv-02136 response to motion due 2/23/90 (N) (jda) (Entered: 02/09/1990)

Feb. 7, 1990

Feb. 7, 1990

PACER
41

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : in 1:86-cv-02128, supplementing Court's Order of 6/30/89 as follows: (1) defendants shall provide prisoners with 20 ft. candles of light in living areas, including prisoners in lower bunks of double bunks (2) By 4/1/90, defendants shall begin implementing a plan to assure that sleeping prisoners are protected from unnecessary risks of contracting airborne disease, etc., further ordered that if, within 90 days of entry of this Order, defendants fail to comply with the terms of the Court's Order of 12/21/89 as supplemented by this Order sanctions shall automatically be assessed against the defendants in the following amounts: $1,000 per violation per day for any unexcused violation of the provision concerning fire safety or personal safety, and $500.00 per violation per day for any unexcused violation of the provisions concerning environmental health of health care ; Attachment (N) (jda) (Entered: 02/10/1990)

Feb. 7, 1990

Feb. 7, 1990

PACER
42

REPLY by plaintiffs in 1:86-cv-02128 to response by defendants [34-1] to specific provisions of plaintiffs' proposed plan for implementation of the Court's 6/30/89 Order; Attachments (4) (jda) (Entered: 02/14/1990)

Feb. 13, 1990

Feb. 13, 1990

PACER
43

MOTION by defendant USA in 1:79-cv-01726 to modify Court Ordered population limit and for expedited response and hearing ; Attachment (jda) (Entered: 02/15/1990)

Feb. 15, 1990

Feb. 15, 1990

PACER
44

MOTION by defendant JAMES F. PALMER, defendant MARION S. BARRY JR. in 1:86-cv-02128 to amend Court Ordered population limit and for expedited response and hearing (jda) (Entered: 02/16/1990)

Feb. 15, 1990

Feb. 15, 1990

PACER
46

MOTION by Special Officer, Kathryn R. Monaco to transfer funds (jda) (Entered: 02/20/1990)

Feb. 16, 1990

Feb. 16, 1990

PACER
48

ORDER by Judge George H. Revercomb: directing plaintiffs to respond to defendant's motion for modification of Court Ordered Population Limit and to expedite response and hearing by 2/20/90; setting a hearing on this motion for 2/21/90 at 10:30 (N) (jda) Modified on 02/22/1990 (Entered: 02/22/1990)

Feb. 16, 1990

Feb. 16, 1990

PACER
45

RESPONSE by plaintiff in 1:86-cv-02128 to motion to modify Court Ordered population limit and for expedited response and hearing [43-1] by USA in 1:79-cv-01726; Attachments (5) (jda) (Entered: 02/20/1990)

Feb. 20, 1990

Feb. 20, 1990

PACER
47

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff JOHN DOE in 1:79-cv-01726 in opposition to motion to amend Court Ordered population limit and for expedited response and hearing [44-1] by MARION S. BARRY JR., JAMES F. PALMER; Attachments (2) (jda) (Entered: 02/20/1990)

Feb. 20, 1990

Feb. 20, 1990

PACER

MOTION HEARING before Judge June L. Green : Motions by defendants to modify court order population limits at DC Department of Corrections' Occoquan and Maximum Security Facilities heard and denied [43-1] [44-1] reporter: C Gansle (jda)

Feb. 21, 1990

Feb. 21, 1990

PACER
49

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : denying defendants' motions to modify court ordered population limits at the Department of Corrections' Occoquan and Maximum Security Facilities [43-1] [44-1] (N) (jda) (Entered: 02/23/1990)

Feb. 21, 1990

Feb. 21, 1990

PACER
50

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : that the Clerk transfer one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000.00) from the funds available when a treasury bill matures on 2/22/90 to the checking account of the Special Officer as trustee of the Lorton fund, it is further ordered that any remaining sum after the transfer be re-invested by the Clerk of the Court [46-1] (N) (jda) (Entered: 02/23/1990)

Feb. 21, 1990

Feb. 21, 1990

PACER
51

TRANSCRIPT (Excerpt) filed for dates of 2/21/90 reporter: C Gansle (jda) (Entered: 02/23/1990)

Feb. 22, 1990

Feb. 22, 1990

PACER
52

MOTION by parties in 1:80-cv-02136 for order (jda) (Entered: 02/23/1990)

Feb. 22, 1990

Feb. 22, 1990

PACER
53

REPLY by defendant JAMES F. PALMER, defendant MARION S. BARRY JR. in 1:86-cv-02128 to response to defendants' opposition to specific provisions of plaintiffs' proposed plan for implementation of the Court's 6/30/89 Order (jda) (Entered: 02/23/1990)

Feb. 22, 1990

Feb. 22, 1990

PACER
54

RESPONSE by plaintiffs in 1:86-cv-02128 to motion to modify Court-Ordered population limit and for expedited response and hearing; Attachments (5) (fiat) GREEN, J. (jda) (Entered: 02/27/1990)

Feb. 23, 1990

Feb. 23, 1990

PACER
55

ORDER by Judge June L. Green in CA 80-2136: vacating the Court's Order of 1/25/90, directing defendants to pay plaintiffs' attorneys' fees and costs in the sum of $30,000.00 (N) (jda) (Entered: 03/01/1990)

Feb. 26, 1990

Feb. 26, 1990

PACER
56

MOTION by Special Officer, Kathryn R. Monaco to transfer funds (jda) (Entered: 03/05/1990)

March 2, 1990

March 2, 1990

PACER
57

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion to transfer funds [56-1] in 1:79-cv-01726; directing Clerk to transfer Two Hundred Thousand dollars ($200,000.00) from funds when a C.D. matures on 4/16/90, to the checking account of Special Officer as trustee of Lorton fund; directing Clerk of Court to re-invest any remaining sum after the transfer (N) (ks) (Entered: 03/07/1990)

March 6, 1990

March 6, 1990

PACER
58

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : directing defendants to modify fire alarm and smoke detection system and to provide a schematic of each dormitory; directing defendants to increased the number of hours a psychiatrist provides service at the facility and to provide certain numbers of officers at Occuquan; denying remainder of specific provisions requested in plaintiffs' proposed plan filed 12/14/89 and 12/19/89; seting sanctions of $1,000.00 per violation per day for each unexcused violation of provisions re: fire safety or personal safety and $500.00 per violation per day for each unexcused violation of any other provision of these orders if defants fail to comply, within 60 days of this Order, with the terms of the 6/30/89 Order as supplemented (N) (ajr) (Entered: 03/12/1990)

March 8, 1990

March 8, 1990

PACER
59

MOTION by Special Officer Kathryn Monaco for compensation Affidavit (ajr) (Entered: 03/13/1990)

March 12, 1990

March 12, 1990

PACER
60

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion for compensation [59-1] in 1:79-cv-01726 directing the Clerk of Court to pay Special Officer the sum of $7,360.65 for services and expenses of Special Officer and services and expenses of investigative assistant; payment to be made from $20,000.00 fund established by D.C. (N) (ajr) (Entered: 03/19/1990)

March 14, 1990

March 14, 1990

PACER
61

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : vacating Court's Order of 3/14/90 directing payment of certain expenses; directing the Clerk of Court to pay Kathryn Monaco the sum of $7,360.65 for services and expenses, and directing the District of Columbia to pay the Clerk of Court $13,482.30 by 4/5/90 to reimburse the $20,000.00 fund (Perpetual Savings Acc't #50071687); directing the District of Columbia to pay $7,360.65 to the Clerk of Court by 4/5/90 to reimburse fund (Perpetual Savings Acc't #50072702) (N) (ajr) (Entered: 03/27/1990)

March 22, 1990

March 22, 1990

PACER
62

MOTION by Special Officer Kathryn Monaco to expend $20,000.00 of the Lorton Fund (ajr) (Entered: 03/30/1990)

March 29, 1990

March 29, 1990

PACER
63

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion to expend $20,000.00 of the Lorton Fund [62-1] in 1:79-cv-01726 to the Lorton Art Program, Inc.; directing Clerk of Court to transfer $20,000.00 from Lorton Fund, Perpetual Savings Bank account #50072602 to the checking account of Special Officer and the Special Officer shall make one disbursement of $20,000.00 as soon as possible after this order (N) (ajr) (Entered: 04/03/1990)

April 2, 1990

April 2, 1990

PACER
64

NOTICE OF FILING by defendant DC in 1:79-cv-01726 of documents pursuant to implementation of Order of 6/30/89. Attachment (ajr) (Entered: 04/04/1990)

April 3, 1990

April 3, 1990

PACER
65

MOTION by Special Officer Kathryn Monaco to vacate Order of 3/6/90, and for order directing transfer of funds (ajr) (Entered: 04/04/1990)

April 4, 1990

April 4, 1990

PACER
66

MOTION by Special Officer Kathryn Monaco for compensation Affidavit (ajr) (Entered: 04/04/1990)

April 4, 1990

April 4, 1990

PACER
67

MOTION by Special Master Kathryn Monaco to amend order [29-1] (ajr) (Entered: 04/04/1990)

April 4, 1990

April 4, 1990

PACER
68

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : modifying Court's Order of 3/6/90, to require Clerk of Court to transfer $200,000.00 from maturing certificates of deposit to checking account of Special Officer on or about 6/15/90 instead of 4/16/90; directing Clerk of Court to re-invest remaining sums from maurint certificates of deposit; directing Clerk of Court to transfer $30,000.00 from Perpetual Savings Bank account #50072602 to the checking account of Special Officer (N) (ajr) (Entered: 04/06/1990)

April 5, 1990

April 5, 1990

PACER
69

AMENDED ORDER by Judge June L. Green : directing the Special Officer to purchase office equipment and present receipts to Clerk of Court for reimbursement from $20,000.00 fund established to pay Special Officer's fees and expenses or the Special Officer should present this Order to the appropriate D.C. officials to purchase said equipment and present receipts to the Special Officer, who, after review, will submit them to the Clerk of Court for payment; directing D.C. to pay Clerk an amount equal to expenditures for said equipment in order to return balance in this fund to $20,000.00; this payment be D.C. shall be amde within 14 days of payment by the Clerk (N) (ajr) (Entered: 04/06/1990)

April 5, 1990

April 5, 1990

PACER
70

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : directing Clerk of Court to pay to Kathryn Monaco the sum of $9,733.10 for services and expenses as Special Officer; payment shall be made from $20,000.00 fund pursuant to Order of 9/1/89; directing D.C. to pay $9,733.10 to Clerk of Court to return balance of fund to $20,000.00 (N) (ajr) (Entered: 04/06/1990)

April 5, 1990

April 5, 1990

PACER
71

MOTION by Special Officer Kathryn Monaco for compensation Affidavit (ajr) (Entered: 04/20/1990)

April 20, 1990

April 20, 1990

PACER
72

MOTION by Special Officer Kathryn Monaco to expend $1500.00 of the Lorton Fund for supplies for the inmate council (ajr) (Entered: 04/20/1990)

April 20, 1990

April 20, 1990

PACER
73

MOTION by Special Officer Kathryn Monaco to expend $125,000.00 of the Lorton Fund as follows: $100,000.00 for a Bonding Initiative Program, $10,000.00 for inmate tutoring, $15,000.00 for an intake program Exhibits (3) (ajr) (Entered: 04/20/1990)

April 20, 1990

April 20, 1990

PACER
74

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion to expend $125,000.00 of the Lorton Fund as follows: $100,000.00 for a Bonding Initiative Program, $10,000.00 for inmate tutoring, $15,000.00 for an intake program [73-1] in 1:79-cv-01726; directing the Special Officer to make the disbursements as soon as possible after the date of this order (N) (ajr) (Entered: 04/25/1990)

April 24, 1990

April 24, 1990

PACER
75

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : dircting the Clerk of Court to pay Kathryn Monaco the sum of $2,935.34 for services and expenses of Special Officer; payment to be made from $20,000.00 fund; directing D.C. to pay $2,935.34 to the Clerk of Court by 4/30/90 to return balance on deposit in fund to $20,000.00 (N) (ajr) (Entered: 04/25/1990)

April 24, 1990

April 24, 1990

PACER
76

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion to expend $1500.00 of the Lorton Fund for supplies for the inmate council [72-1] in 1:79-cv-01726 (N) (ajr) (Entered: 04/25/1990)

April 24, 1990

April 24, 1990

PACER

DEPOSIT by defendant DC of $2,935.34 into the Registry of the Court pursuant to order of 4/24/90 (ajr)

May 9, 1990

May 9, 1990

PACER
77

MOTION by plaintiff JOHN DOE in 1:79-cv-01726 to amend order directing defendants to modify fire alarm and smoke detection system and to provide a schematic of each dormitory; directing defendants to increased the number of hours a psychiatrist provides service at the facility and to provide certain numbers of officers at Occuquan; denying remainder of specific provisions requested in plaintiffs' proposed plan filed 12/14/89 and 12/19/89; seting sanctions of $1,000.00 per violation per day for each unexcused violation of provisions re: fire safety or personal safety and $500.00 per violation per day for each unexcused violation of any other provision of these orders if defants fail to comply, within 60 days of this Order, with the terms of the 6/30/89 Order as supplemented [58-1], order [58-2] (ajr) (Entered: 05/14/1990)

May 11, 1990

May 11, 1990

PACER
78

MOTION by Special Officer Kathryn Monaco for transfer of $175,000.00 from the fund maintained by the Clerk of Court to the Speical Officer's checking account for the Lorton Fund (ajr) (Entered: 05/15/1990)

May 14, 1990

May 14, 1990

PACER
79

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion for transfer of $175,000.00 from the fund maintained by the Clerk of Court to the Speical Officer's checking account for the Lorton Fund [78-1] in 1:79-cv-01726 directing that the transfer of funds be made on or about 6/15/90 in 1:79-cv-01726, in 1:80-cv-02136, in 1:81-cv-02072, in 1:86-cv-02128 (N) (ajr) (Entered: 05/17/1990)

May 16, 1990

May 16, 1990

PACER
81

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : directing parties to confer to attempt to reach an agreement on attorneys' fees and costs issues, and status hearing set for 1:30 6/25/90 in 1:79-cv-01726, in 1:80-cv-02136, in 1:81-cv-02072, in 1:86-cv-02128 ; (N) (ajr) (Entered: 05/30/1990)

May 24, 1990

May 24, 1990

PACER
80

MOTION by defendant DC in 1:79-cv-01726 to modify the plan for implementation of 6/30/89 Order (ajr) (Entered: 05/30/1990)

May 25, 1990

May 25, 1990

PACER
82

MOTION by Special Officer Kathryn Monaco for compensation Affidavit (ajr) (Entered: 05/30/1990)

May 29, 1990

May 29, 1990

PACER
83

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : directing the Clerk of Court to pay to Kathryn R. Monaco the sum of $10,604.37 for services and expenses of Special Officer, payment to be made from the $20,000.00 funds extablished pursuant to Court's order of 9/1/89, and directing DC to pay to the Clerk of Court by 6/14/90 in 1:79-cv-01726, in 1:80-cv-02136, in 1:81-cv-02072, in 1:86-cv-02128 the sum of $10,604.37 to return the balance on deposit to this fund to $20,000.00; (N) (ajr) (Entered: 06/03/1990)

May 31, 1990

May 31, 1990

PACER
84

RESPONSE by plaintiff JOHN DOE in 1:79-cv-01726 motion to modify the plan for implementation of 6/30/89 Order [80-1] by DC (ajr) (Entered: 06/05/1990)

May 31, 1990

May 31, 1990

PACER
85

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion to modify the plan for implementation of 6/30/89 Order [80-1] by DC in 1:79-cv-01726 directing the Agreed Plan, Part A, Environmental Health, Section 1: Hygienic Facilities be modified to include the following ratio: one water closet per 8 prisoners with up to one half substitution with urinals; one lavatory (sink) per 8 prisoners and one showerr per 15 prisoners (N) (ajr) (Entered: 06/05/1990)

June 1, 1990

June 1, 1990

PACER
86

MOTION by Special Officer Kathryn Monaco to expend $35,000.00 of the Lorton Fund for a staff person to operate the Bonding Initiative Program, and to order the transfer of funds to the Special Officer's checking account Attachment (ajr) (Entered: 06/14/1990)

June 12, 1990

June 12, 1990

PACER
87

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion to expend $35,000.00 of the Lorton Fund for a staff person to operate the Bonding Initiative Program, and to order the transfer of funds to the Special Officer's checking account [86-1] in 1:79-cv-01726; directing the Clerk of Court to transfer $35,000.00 from the Registry of the Court to the Special Officer's checking account as soon as convenient. The special Officedr shall pay to the United Black Fund for the Bonding Initiative Program and shall pay all previously ordered amounts as soon as possible (N) (ajr) (Entered: 06/19/1990)

June 13, 1990

June 13, 1990

PACER

DEPOSIT by defendant DC into the Registry of the Court of $10,604.37 pursuant to order of 5/31/90 (ajr)

June 19, 1990

June 19, 1990

PACER
88

MOTION by Special Officer Kathryn Monaco for compensation Attachment (ajr) (Entered: 06/21/1990)

June 19, 1990

June 19, 1990

PACER
89

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : directing the Clerk to pay Kathryn R. Monaco the sum of $3,686.27 for services and expenses of the Special Officer, directing the District of Columbia to pay $3,686.27 to the Clerk of Court by 7/5/90 in order to return the balance on deposit to fund to $20,000.00 in 1:79-cv-01726, in 1:80-cv-02136, in 1:81-cv-02072, in 1:86-cv-02128 (N) (ajr) (Entered: 06/25/1990)

June 20, 1990

June 20, 1990

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 3, 1979

Closing Date: 2002

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

inmates at the Lorton Maximum Security Facility in Lorton, Virginia

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

District of Columbia (District of Columbia, District of Columbia), Regional

Occoquan I, II, III, Regional

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1996 - 2002

Issues

General:

Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students

Assault/abuse by staff

Classification / placement

Disciplinary procedures

Fire safety

Funding

Personal injury

Sanitation / living conditions

Sexual abuse by residents/inmates

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Totality of conditions

Crowding:

Crowding / caseload

Medical/Mental Health:

Medical care, general

Mental health care, general

Type of Facility:

Government-run