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Case: Twelve John Does v. District of Columbia

1:80-cv-02136 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Aug. 20, 1980

Closed Date: 2002

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Case Summary

On August 20, 1980, twelve inmates at the Central Facility of the District of Columbia Reformatory located in Lorton, Virginia, filed a class action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the District of Columbia Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as money damages, alleging that their constitutional rights had been violated by a failure to protect inmates from actual an…

On August 20, 1980, twelve inmates at the Central Facility of the District of Columbia Reformatory located in Lorton, Virginia, filed a class action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the District of Columbia Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as money damages, alleging that their constitutional rights had been violated by a failure to protect inmates from actual and threatened physical violence inflicted on them by other inmates. They also claimed that the living conditions at the prison were unconstitutional, asserting that the prison had inadequacies in the areas of rehabilitative facilities, recreational facilities, classification procedures, overcrowding, lack of supervision, poor sanitation, wretched food, lack of a furlough program, lack of a work release program, drugs, and intoxication. They also claimed that inmates had unrestricted access to dangerous weapons.

About a year later, the parties entered into a consent decree, and on March 3, 1982, the District Court (Judge June Lazenby Green) ordered the defendants to notify all potential class members of the settlement terms. The consent decree, which was finalized and approved by the Court on April 28, 1982, provided for expansion of the jail to alleviate crowding, limits on double-celling of inmates, walk-through metal detectors to enhance security, hand frisking, an intercom system, perimeter surveillance, better lighting, increased staffing, improved classification procedures, improved sanitation (including plumbing, water, heating, ventilation, electricity, waste management, insect and rodent control, and clean mattresses), improved healthcare services, noise control, fire safety, safer food quality and preparation, improved programming and work options, a library, a school, record keeping, mental healthcare, and limits on the inmate population.

Later in the year, the plaintiffs asked the Court to find the defendants in non-compliance with the terms of the consent decree, and on December 20, 1982, the District Court (Judge Green) held that the defendants were still non-compliant in sever areas, including failure to install the metal detectors, reach sufficient staffing levels, re-work their classification procedures, expand the dormitory space, renovate dormitories, properly staff medical personnel, and provide rehabilitation and education to prisoners. The Court ordered that the defendants would be assessed $100 for each day of non-compliance with the provisions of the decree unless they fixed all these problems by a specified period of time for each problem.

On January 1, 1983, the parties entered into an amended consent decree in which the plaintiffs gave the defendants several more months in which to come into compliance with the terms of the decree, and the defendants agreed to pay a penalty of $250 per day for each day that they were late in complying with the terms of the decree.

The plaintiffs asked the Court to re-assess the maximum population levels for the facility, and on August 13, 1986, the Court (Judge Green) capped the prison dorm population at 1290 inmates. On May 20, 1987, Judge Green appointed John D. Fauntleroy to be the Special Master in this case and report to the District Court. Twelve John Does v. District of Columbia, No. 90-2136, 1987 WL 11422 (D.D.C. May 20, 1987).

On July 31, 1987, the District Court (Judge Green) held that the prison was so overcrowded that it was inappropriate for housing any additional prisoners, and therefore enjoined U.S. Attorney General Edwin A. Meese, III from sending any newly sentenced prisoners to the facility until the inmate population was back within the previously designated limits. The Court also imposed monetary sanctions against the defendants and held them in contempt. Twelve John Does v. District of Columbia, 668 F.Supp. 20 (D.D.C. 1987). The defendants appealed, and on March 11, 1988, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (Judge Douglas Howard Ginsburg) reversed the injunction and remanded the case for reconsideration. The D.C. Circuit reasoned that since the District Court had previously dismissed the Attorney General from the lawsuit, they could not now reinstate him as a defendant in order to enjoin his behavior in this manner. Twelve John Does v. District of Columbia, 841 F.2d 1133 (D.C.Cir. 1988).

On remand, the defendants argued to the District Court that it was impossible for them to comply with the population cap and asked the Court to modify the decree. On August 1, 1988, the Court (Judge Green) ordered the defendants not to house any more prisoners at the prison and to reduce the inmate population by 150 persons each month until they were back in compliance with the population limits. Twelve John Does v. District of Columbia, No. 80-2136, 1988 WL 83163 (D.D.C. Aug. 1, 1988). The defendants appealed, and on August 26, 1988, the DC Circuit affirmed the District Court's decision. Twelve John Does v. District of Columbia, 855 F.2d 874 (D.C.Cir. 1988). On November 18, 1988, the DC Circuit (Judge Abner Joseph Mikva) further held that the population increase in the prison had been foreseeable, and that the defendants had failed to show any good faith effort to comply with the consent decree. Twelve John Does v. District of Columbia, 861 F.2d 295 (D.C.Cir. 1988).

One year later, the plaintiffs asked the District Court to modify the consent decree and require the defendants to hire more staff than the original consent decree had required, arguing that it was necessary due to the fact that the failure of the dormitory intercom system and the addition of a new dormitory was a material change of circumstances and made extra staffing necessary. On November 7, 1989, the District Court (Judge Green) granted the motion and ordered the defendants to hire the appropriate number of staff.

On December 17, 1990, the District Court approved a modification to the consent decree that had been agreed upon by both sides to the lawsuit. The modification, which was designed to address the impact of the new Modular 200 Unit being constructed at the prison, set out the plans for the physical characteristics and size of the new building, the population limit, the manner in which the facility would be used, the correct number of staff members that needed to be hired, food service plans, medical service plans, mental health service plans, recreation plans for inmates, religious services, law library access, telephone use, and shower use.

Two years later, the parties entered into another consent decree, which the District Court adopted on June 10, 1992. Under this decree, the defendants agreed to pay monetary sanctions if they failed to maintain six full-time physicians, four full-time psychologists, two full-time master's degree social workers, and one full-time physiatrist to evaluate the care of handicapped inmates. The defendants also agreed to provide special diets according inmate medical needs, a working ambulance, a computerized pharmacy system, EMT training for ambulance staff, and sick call at control cells. Six members of the plaintiff class disagreed with this settlement because they felt that the defendants should have to pay contempt sanctions for their violations of the decree. Those six inmates asked the District Court to certify them as a sub-class but granted them a protective order to prevent retaliation against them. They filed an appeal. On July 1, 1997, the D.C. Circuit affirmed the District Court's decision not to certify them as a sub-class but repealed the protective order, finding that there was no showing that these inmates were in danger of retaliation. Twelve John Does v. District of Columbia, 117 F.3d 571 (D.C.Cir. 1997).

On July 26, 1996, the District Court ordered the defendants to hire a system-wide medical coordinator that had to be approved by the Court. On February 26, 1997, the Court adopted a consent order concerning environmental health and sanitation conditions, requiring the defendants to adopt new inspection and abatement procedures. The Court noted that all other parts of the original consent decree were still in effect and that it was not appropriate to terminate prospective relief at that time.

In November, 2001, the Central Facility was permanently closed, and all of the inmates were moved to other facilities under the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Due to this closure, the District Court issued a consent order on May 7, 2002, vacating the orders that had been issued and dismissing the case.

Summary Authors

Kristen Sagar (9/27/2007)

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People

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Judge(s)

Bryant, William Benson (District of Columbia)

Ginsburg, Douglas Howard (District of Columbia)

Green, June Lazenby (District of Columbia)

Mikva, Abner Joseph (District of Columbia)

Rosenn, Max (Pennsylvania)

Sentelle, David Bryan (District of Columbia)

Starr, Kenneth Winston (District of Columbia)

Wald, Patricia McGowan (District of Columbia)

Williams, Stephen Fain (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bernstein, Michael S. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Bryant, William Benson (District of Columbia)

Ginsburg, Douglas Howard (District of Columbia)

Green, June Lazenby (District of Columbia)

Mikva, Abner Joseph (District of Columbia)

Rosenn, Max (Pennsylvania)

Sentelle, David Bryan (District of Columbia)

Starr, Kenneth Winston (District of Columbia)

Wald, Patricia McGowan (District of Columbia)

Williams, Stephen Fain (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bernstein, Michael S. (District of Columbia)

Brown, Catherine W. (District of Columbia)

Cleveland, Gaines H. (District of Columbia)

Elmendorf, Clare M. (District of Columbia)

Kindall, Clare E. (Connecticut)

Kramer, Jane M. (District of Columbia)

Lederer, Brian J.H. (District of Columbia)

More, John H. (District of Columbia)

Morten, Kemi (District of Columbia)

Muoio, Ralph M. (District of Columbia)

Pemberton, Alan A. (District of Columbia)

Reed, Kemi Marlene Morten (Florida)

Russo, David L. (District of Columbia)

Seymour, John F. (District of Columbia)

Toupin, James A. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Allen, Edward (District of Columbia)

Bass, Ellen S (New Jersey)

Bates, John D. (District of Columbia)

Birch, John Oliver (District of Columbia)

Cooke, Frederick D. Jr. (District of Columbia)

DiGenova, Joseph E. (District of Columbia)

Facciola, John M. (District of Columbia)

Hacala, Martin G. (District of Columbia)

Kelly, Bradley Lynn (Maryland)

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

Labson, Michael S. (District of Columbia)

Lamberth, Royce C. (District of Columbia)

Lerner, Jacques Phillip (District of Columbia)

Lopes, Grace Michele (District of Columbia)

Love, Richard Stuart (District of Columbia)

Nickles, Peter J. (District of Columbia)

Prager, Lutz Alexander (District of Columbia)

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

Reid, Herbert O. Sr. (District of Columbia)

Reischel, Charles L. (District of Columbia)

Robinson, Jo Anne (District of Columbia)

Rogers, Judith Ann Wilson (District of Columbia)

Schwab, Edward E. (District of Columbia)

Suda, John H. (District of Columbia)

Sutton, David P. (District of Columbia)

Utiger, Robert C. (District of Columbia)

Wilson, Mary L. (District of Columbia)

Zielinski, Michael Edward (District of Columbia)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Lasker, Eric G. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:80-cv-02136

Docket (PACER)

June 26, 2003

June 26, 2003

Docket

1:80-cv-02136

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief and for Damages

Aug. 1, 1980

Aug. 1, 1980

Complaint

1:80-cv-02136

Proposed Order

Jan. 1, 1982

Jan. 1, 1982

Order/Opinion

1:80-cv-02136

Joint Motion for Approval and Entry of Consent Decree

March 3, 1982

March 3, 1982

Pleading / Motion / Brief

1:80-cv-02136

Order

March 3, 1982

March 3, 1982

Order/Opinion

1:80-cv-02136

Notification to Class Members of Proposed Settlement Agreement

March 3, 1982

March 3, 1982

Pleading / Motion / Brief

1:80-cv-02136

Notification to Class Members of Proposed Settlement Agreement

March 5, 1982

March 5, 1982

Pleading / Motion / Brief

1:80-cv-02136

Amendments to Order for Class Notification of Proposed Settlement Agreement

March 5, 1982

March 5, 1982

Order/Opinion

1:80-cv-02136

Final Settlement Agreement and Consent Decree

April 28, 1982

April 28, 1982

Settlement Agreement

1:80-cv-02136

Memorandum Order and Judgment

April 28, 1982

April 28, 1982

Order/Opinion

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

REPLY by plaintiffs in 1:86-cv-02128 to response to schedule a hearing (jda)

Nov. 21, 1989

Nov. 21, 1989

PACER
372

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

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

Nov. 24, 1989

Nov. 24, 1989

PACER
373

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
374

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
375

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

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)

Nov. 29, 1989

Nov. 29, 1989

PACER

MOTION by Kathryn R. Monaco, Special Officer for compensation ; Affidavit (jda)

Nov. 29, 1989

Nov. 29, 1989

PACER
376

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
377

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
379

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
378

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) (Entered: 12/14/1989)

Dec. 11, 1989

Dec. 11, 1989

PACER
380

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
381

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

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
382

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

Clearinghouse

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

MOTION by Kathryn R. Monaco, Special Officer for compensation (jda)

Dec. 18, 1989

Dec. 18, 1989

PACER

MOTION by Kathryn R. Monaco, Special Officer for an increase in fees (jda)

Dec. 18, 1989

Dec. 18, 1989

PACER

MOTION by Kathryn R. Monaco; Special Officer to expend funds ; Attachment (jda)

Dec. 18, 1989

Dec. 18, 1989

PACER
383

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
384

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
385

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
386

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

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

Jan. 2, 1990

Jan. 2, 1990

PACER

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

Jan. 10, 1990

Jan. 10, 1990

PACER
387

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
389

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
390

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 Kathryn R. Monaco, Special Officer to purchase office equipment (jda)

Jan. 18, 1990

Jan. 18, 1990

PACER

MOTION by Kathryn R. Monaco, Special Officer to expend funds (jda)

Jan. 18, 1990

Jan. 18, 1990

PACER
388

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) (Entered: 01/25/1990)

Jan. 23, 1990

Jan. 23, 1990

PACER

MOTION by Kathryn R. Monaco, Special Officer for compensation ; Affidavit (jda)

Jan. 24, 1990

Jan. 24, 1990

PACER
391

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
392

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
393

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

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)

Jan. 26, 1990

Jan. 26, 1990

PACER

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)

Jan. 26, 1990

Jan. 26, 1990

PACER

DEPOSIT by DC into the Registry of the Court $13,500 pursuant to joint stipulation filed 1/16/90 (jda)

Feb. 2, 1990

Feb. 2, 1990

PACER
394

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

MOTION by Kathryn R. Monaco, Special Officer for compensation ; Attachment (jda)

Feb. 5, 1990

Feb. 5, 1990

PACER
395

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
396

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
397

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
398

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

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)

Feb. 13, 1990

Feb. 13, 1990

PACER

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)

Feb. 15, 1990

Feb. 15, 1990

PACER

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

Feb. 15, 1990

Feb. 15, 1990

PACER
399

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

MOTION by Special Officer, Kathryn R. Monaco to transfer funds (jda)

Feb. 16, 1990

Feb. 16, 1990

PACER

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)

Feb. 20, 1990

Feb. 20, 1990

PACER

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)

Feb. 20, 1990

Feb. 20, 1990

PACER
400

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
401

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

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
402

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

Feb. 22, 1990

Feb. 22, 1990

PACER

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

Feb. 22, 1990

Feb. 22, 1990

PACER

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)

Feb. 22, 1990

Feb. 22, 1990

PACER

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)

Feb. 23, 1990

Feb. 23, 1990

PACER
403

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

MOTION by Special Officer, Kathryn R. Monaco to transfer funds (jda)

March 2, 1990

March 2, 1990

PACER
404

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
405

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
406

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
407

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

MOTION by Special Officer Kathryn Monaco to expend $20,000.00 of the Lorton Fund (ajr)

March 29, 1990

March 29, 1990

PACER
408

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

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

April 3, 1990

April 3, 1990

PACER

MOTION by Special Officer Kathryn Monaco for compensation Affidavit (ajr)

April 4, 1990

April 4, 1990

PACER

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

April 4, 1990

April 4, 1990

PACER

MOTION by Special Master Kathryn Monaco to amend order [29-1] (ajr)

April 4, 1990

April 4, 1990

PACER

DEPOSIT by plaintiff into the Registry the sum of $13,482.30 pursuant to Order of 3/27/90 (ks)

April 4, 1990

April 4, 1990

PACER
409

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
410

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
411

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

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)

April 20, 1990

April 20, 1990

PACER

MOTION by Special Officer Kathryn Monaco to expend $1500.00 of the Lorton Fund for supplies for the inmate council (ajr)

April 20, 1990

April 20, 1990

PACER

MOTION by Special Officer Kathryn Monaco for compensation Affidavit (ajr)

April 20, 1990

April 20, 1990

PACER
412

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
413

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
414

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

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)

May 11, 1990

May 11, 1990

PACER

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)

May 14, 1990

May 14, 1990

PACER
415

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
416

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

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

May 25, 1990

May 25, 1990

PACER

MOTION by Special Officer Kathryn Monaco for compensation Affidavit (ajr)

May 29, 1990

May 29, 1990

PACER
417

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

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)

May 31, 1990

May 31, 1990

PACER
418

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

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)

June 12, 1990

June 12, 1990

PACER
419

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

MOTION by Special Officer Kathryn Monaco for compensation Attachment (ajr)

June 19, 1990

June 19, 1990

PACER
420

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

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 20, 1980

Closing Date: 2002

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

inmates at the Central Facility of the District of Columbia Reformatory located in Lorton, Virginia

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: Yes

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

District of Columbia Department of Corrections (Lorton), Federal

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

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: 1982 - 2002

Issues

General:

Access to lawyers or judicial system

Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students

Assault/abuse by staff

Bathing and hygiene

Classification / placement

Education

Fire safety

Food service / nutrition / hydration

Law library access

Library (non-law) access

Phone

Recreation / Exercise

Rehabilitation

Religious programs / policies

Sanitation / living conditions

Special education

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Totality of conditions

Crowding:

Crowding / caseload

Pre-PLRA Population Cap

Affected Gender:

Male

Medical/Mental Health:

Medical care, general

Mental health care, general

Type of Facility:

Government-run