Case: Women Prisoners of DC Department of Corrections v. District of Columbia

1:93-cv-02052 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Oct. 1, 1993

Closed Date: 2004

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Case Summary

On October 1, 1993, a group of female prisoners of the District of Columbia 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 damages, alleging that their constitutional rights had been violated by sexual abuse from prison staff, who they claimed had used physical force and threats of physical forc…

On October 1, 1993, a group of female prisoners of the District of Columbia 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 damages, alleging that their constitutional rights had been violated by sexual abuse from prison staff, who they claimed had used physical force and threats of physical force to make them engage in sexual activity. They also alleged that the male prison staff invaded their privacy by entering their living areas without announcing their presence (which was against the defendants' internal policy), sexually harassed them, raped them, and created a "hostile, sexualized environment" that subjected to mental anguish and exacerbated the negative effects of the abuse that most of these women had suffered in their personal lives before they got to jail. They alleged that the Department of Corrections failed to properly investigate and handle reports of this nature, making them liable for the abuse that occurred. In addition, they complained of deprivation of obstetrical and gynecological care, basic sanitation needs, basic shelter needs, fire hazards, poor nutrition, lack of educational programs and work opportunities, lack of religious programs, lack of recreation, and lack of clean clothing.

On December 1, 1993, the District Court (Judge June L. Green) certified the case as a class action, and the plaintiffs were allowed to proceed with their identities being kept a secret in order to protect them from retaliation in the prisons. The Court held a bench trial in mid-June 1994, and on December 13, 1994, the Court granted declaratory and injunctive relief to the plaintiffs, holding that the plaintiffs' rights had been violated by sexual harassment, inadequate living conditions, poor medical care, and a lack of educational, recreational, and religious opportunities (compared to those offered to men). The Court gave the defendants six months to bring their prison up to a constitutional standard in these areas. Women Prisoners of the District of Columbia Department of Corrections v. DC, 877 F.Supp. 634 (D.D.C. 1994).

Shortly after this order was entered, the defendants announced a cost-saving plan premised on the closure of the Modular Facility at Lorton, Virginia, and the double-celling of the CTF, a facility that houses male and female prisoners. On January 26, 1995, the plaintiffs asked the Court to enjoin the defendants from implementing this plan until they had demonstrated that it would not threaten the safety and well-being of the women prisoners at the CTF, impede the implementation of the Court's previous order, or result in a violation of any consent decree. The parties agreed to have the Court's Special Officer evaluate the double-celling plan. When the Special Officer evaluated the defendants' plan, she found it unacceptable, concluding that the CTF could not safely accommodate double-celling and that it had substantial deficiencies in the conditions of confinement.

On March 15, 1995, the Court ordered the defendants to institute mandatory training on sexual harassment for all staff members who worked with female prisoners, and five months later, the Court further ordered the prison to hire a health educator with appropriate training in obstetrics and gynecology in a half-time position to provide clinical and health services to the female prisoners, as well as a nurse practitioner, a physician's assistant, or a nurse midwife. The Court ordered the prison not to use any restraints on a woman in labor, during delivery, or in recover after a delivery, and the Court ordered them not to use restraints on a woman in her third trimester unless she has demonstrated a history of assaultive behavior or escape. Women Prisoners of the District of Columbia Department of Corrections v. DC, 899 F.Supp. 659 (D.D.C. 1995). The defendants appealed this order.

On August 30, 1996, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (Judge Buckley) partially vacated the District Court's order and remanded the case. The DC Circuit held that the availability of fewer programs to female inmates than male inmates did not violate equal protection, that the order setting the population cap was too broad, that the correctional officials could be ordered to comply with the inmate grievance procedures, and that officials could be ordered not to retaliate against inmates who complained of sexual harassment. Women Prisoners of the District of Columbia Department of Corrections v. DC, 93 F.3d 910 (D.C.Cir. 1996).

On June 22, 1998, the plaintiffs asked the District Court to hold the defendants in contempt for disobey the Court's orders, alleging that the defendants had not implemented the required remedies in the areas of sexual misconduct, environmental and fire safety, and programming. Seven days later, the parties met to discuss and resolve the plaintiffs' concerns. On October 1, 1998, the parties jointly submitted a status report regarding these negotiations. The report informed the court that they had made "considerable progress" resolving their disagreements, and that they intended to continue their discussion.

The Pacer docket has a five-year gap at this point, but it picks back up on July 19, 2004, when the parties entered into a consent motion to dismiss the case with prejudice, which was granted by the District Court (Judge Emmet G. Sullivan) on September 9, 2004.

Summary Authors

Kristen Sagar (4/7/2009)

People


Judge(s)

Buckley, James Lane (District of Columbia)

Green, June Lazenby (District of Columbia)

Rogers, Judith Ann Wilson (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Abbate, Julie K. (District of Columbia)

Brake, Deborah (District of Columbia)

Brown, Caroline M. (District of Columbia)

Eve, Leccia Roberta (District of Columbia)

Kim, Reenah L. (District of Columbia)

Smith, Brenda Verndenia (District of Columbia)

Stevenson, Lisa J. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Buckley, James Lane (District of Columbia)

Green, June Lazenby (District of Columbia)

Rogers, Judith Ann Wilson (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Abbate, Julie K. (District of Columbia)

Brake, Deborah (District of Columbia)

Brown, Caroline M. (District of Columbia)

Eve, Leccia Roberta (District of Columbia)

Kim, Reenah L. (District of Columbia)

Smith, Brenda Verndenia (District of Columbia)

Stevenson, Lisa J. (District of Columbia)

Thomas, Tracy A. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Amato, Maria-Claudia T. (District of Columbia)

Baldwin-White, Brenda (District of Columbia)

Clark, Karla (District of Columbia)

Earle, William J. (District of Columbia)

Ferrante, Teresa A. (District of Columbia)

Ferren, John M. (District of Columbia)

Hopson, Mark Daniel (District of Columbia)

Jackson, Gregory (District of Columbia)

Lopes, Grace Michele (District of Columbia)

Love, Richard Stuart (District of Columbia)

Nickles, Peter J. (District of Columbia)

Payton, John A. (District of Columbia)

Pinkston, Garland Jr. (District of Columbia)

Prager, Lutz Alexander (District of Columbia)

Ray, John Lamar (District of Columbia)

Reischel, Charles L. (District of Columbia)

Ruiz, Vanessa (District of Columbia)

Schwab, Edward E. (District of Columbia)

Seitz, Virginia A. (District of Columbia)

Spagnoletti, Robert J. (District of Columbia)

Valentine, George C. (District of Columbia)

Wheeler, Edwin H. (California)

Zielinski, Michael Edward (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Claiborne, William Charles III (District of Columbia)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Thaxton-Fox, Gloria D. (Virginia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

Women Prisoners/ DC v. DC

Oct. 1, 1998 Docket

Docket (PACER)

Women Prisoners/ DC v. DC

Sept. 9, 2004 Docket

Profile of the Female Offender Population

Women Prisoners/ DC v. DC

No Court

Jan. 7, 1993 Pleading / Motion / Brief
4

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Women Prisoners/ DC v. DC

Oct. 1, 1993 Complaint
14

Answer of Defendants District of Columbia, Sharon Pratt Kelly, Dept. of Corrections, Walter Ridley, William Plaut, Gwen Washington, John S. Henderson, Douglas Stempson, William Hall and D.C. General Hospital Commission to Plaintiffs' Complaint

Women Prisoners/ DC v. DC

Nov. 9, 1993 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Plaintiffs' Proposed Order for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Women Prisoners/ DC v. DC

Jan. 1, 1994 Pleading / Motion / Brief
115

Plaintiffs' Pretrial Statement

Women Prisoners/ DC v. DC

May 17, 1994 Pleading / Motion / Brief
116

Defendants' Pretrial Statement

Women Prisoners/ DC v. DC

May 17, 1994 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Plaintiffs' Proposed Findings of Fact

Women Prisoners/ DC v. DC

June 8, 1994 Pleading / Motion / Brief
148

Defendants' Trial Brief

Women Prisoners/ DC v. DC

July 5, 1994 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Resources

Title Description External URL

Beyond Parity and Equal Protection: Women Prisoner's Right Litigation in the 1990s

Julie Cho

This paper examines the changing landscape of the women prisoners' rights movement, from mid-1970s to present--describing its shift from predominantly equal protection and Title IX claims to sexual m… May 1, 2000 None

The Caged Canary

Elizabeth Alexander

The United States has experienced an explosion in the number of people in prison, an explosion that cannot be attributed to changes in the crime rate, but rather reflects changes in public policy, pa… Dec. 1, 2008 http://scholarship.law.wm.edu/...

Docket

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

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

MOTION filed by plaintiffs for leave of Court to file a complaint with pseudonyms , and for a protective order to seal the record in which plaintiffs' actual names appear (bm) (Entered: 10/12/1993)

Oct. 1, 1993
2

ORDER by Chief Judge John G. Penn : granting motion for leave of Court to file a complaint with pseudonyms [1−1] by plaintiffs, and that plaintiffs shall proceed anonymously as "Jane Does I−XIII", absent further order of the Court; granting motion for a protective order to seal the record in which plaintiffs' actual names appear [1−2] by plaintiffs, plaintiffs shall file their true names under seal, when the complaint is filed; defendants shall not disclose plaintiffs' names or any other means of identification to any non−party; setting forth further instructions to defendants; that any documents produced in this case and answers to interrogatories or other discovery referring to plaintiffs, their names, or other means of identification shall be confidential and shall only be disclosed to those persons referred to in the first paragraph of this Order who have signed this Order, absent further order of the court. (N) (bm) (Entered: 10/12/1993)

Oct. 1, 1993
3

NOTICE OF FILING by plaintiffs of true names of plaintiff Jane Does I−XIII. (FILED UNDER SEAL) (bm) (Entered: 10/12/1993)

Oct. 1, 1993
4

COMPLAINT filed (bm) (Entered: 10/12/1993)

Oct. 1, 1993

SUMMONS (12) issued for defendants DC, SHARON PRATT KELLY, COR−DC, WALTER B. RIDLEY, WILLIAM M. PLAUT, GWEN H. WASHINGTON, JOHN S. HENDERSON, DOUGLAS STEMPSON, WILLIAM HALL, ELIZA TAYLOR, DC GENERAL HOSP COMM (bm) (Entered: 10/12/1993)

Oct. 1, 1993
5

MOTION filed by plaintiffs to certify class action (bm) (Entered: 10/12/1993)

Oct. 1, 1993
7

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT executed upon defendant DC c/o Sharon Pratt Kelly, Mayor, defendant SHARON PRATT KELLY, defendant COR−DC, defendant GWEN H. WASHINGTON, defendant JOHN S. HENDERSON, defendant ELIZA TAYLOR, defendant DC GENERAL HOSP COMM on 10/5/93 (lpp) (Entered: 10/13/1993)

Oct. 5, 1993
9

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT executed upon defendant WALTER B. RIDLEY on 10/7/93 (lpp) (Entered: 10/13/1993)

Oct. 7, 1993
6

MOTION filed by plaintiffs to set pretrial and trial schedule (bm) (Entered: 10/12/1993)

Oct. 8, 1993
8

RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT executed upon defendant DC c/o Richard S. Love, defendant WILLIAM M. PLAUT, defendant DOUGLAS STEMPSON, defendant WILLIAM HALL on 10/4/93 (lpp) (Entered: 10/13/1993)

Oct. 12, 1993
10

REQUEST by plaintiff(s) to defendants for production of documents and for permission to enter upon land. (bjl) (Entered: 10/20/1993)

Oct. 19, 1993
11

INTERROGATORIES (first set) filed by plaintiff(s) to defendants. (bjl) (Entered: 10/20/1993)

Oct. 19, 1993
13

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion to extend time to 11/1/93 within which to respond to plaintiff's complaint. [12−1] by defendants answer due 11/1/93, but not beyond (N) (lpp) (Entered: 10/27/1993)

Oct. 26, 1993
14

ANSWER for defendant DC, defendant SHARON PRATT KELLY, defendant COR−DC, defendant WALTER B. RIDLEY, defendant WILLIAM M. PLAUT, defendant GWEN H. WASHINGTON, defendant JOHN S. HENDERSON, defendant DOUGLAS STEMPSON, defendant WILLIAM HALL, defendant DC GENERAL HOSP COMM, Pursuant to order dated 11/10/93, this answer is deemed filed as of 11/1/93, Nunc Pro Tunc (lpp) (Entered: 11/10/1993)

Nov. 9, 1993

CALENDARED (lpp) (Entered: 11/10/1993)

Nov. 9, 1993
15

MOTION filed by defendant to extend time within which to respond to plaintiffs' complaint filled nunc pro tunc to 11/1/93 (lpp) Modified on 11/10/1993 (Entered: 11/10/1993)

Nov. 9, 1993
16

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion to extend time within which to respond to plaintiffs' complaint filled nunc pro tunc to 11/1/93 [15−1] by WILLIAM M. PLAUT, WALTER B. RIDLEY, COR−DC, SHARON PRATT KELLY, DC (N) (lpp) (Entered: 11/10/1993)

Nov. 10, 1993
17

MOTION filed by plaintiff(s) WOMEN PRISONERS/DC to show cause , to direct defendants to file an answer , and to set pretrial and trial schedule , Attachment: (1) (lpp) (Entered: 11/12/1993)

Nov. 10, 1993
18

MOTION filed by plaintiff(s), defendant for entry of consent order (adc) (Entered: 11/18/1993)

Nov. 17, 1993

STATUS HEARING before Judge June L. Green : site visit/status hearing/ set for 10:00 12/3/93 ; Reporter: John Finnegan (dmb) Modified on 12/15/1993 (Entered: 11/30/1993)

Nov. 30, 1993
19

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion to certify class action [5−1] by plaintiff(s) (N) (bjl) (Entered: 12/03/1993)

Dec. 1, 1993
20

MOTION filed by plaintiff(s), defendant for entry of consent order for discover, pretrial and trial on 6/13/94 (lpp) (Entered: 12/14/1993)

Dec. 13, 1993
21

STIPULATED ORDER by Judge June L. Green : setting forth a pretrial and trial schedule; scheduling a pretrial on or about 5/16/94;trial set for 6/14/94; (N) (bjl) (Entered: 12/15/1993)

Dec. 15, 1993
22

NOTICE OF FILING by defendants; copies of signed Court Orders prepared pursuant to the Court's Confidentiality Order 10/1/93. (bm) (Entered: 12/17/1993)

Dec. 16, 1993
23

ANSWER by defendant COR−DC to Plaintiffs' First Set of interrogatories (lpp) (Entered: 12/20/1993)

Dec. 17, 1993
24

RESPONSE by defendant to plaintiffs' first request for production of documents (lpp) (Entered: 12/20/1993)

Dec. 17, 1993
25

INTERROGATORIES and REQUEST for production of documents filed by defendants to plaintiff(s) (bjl) Modified on 01/04/1994 (Entered: 01/04/1994)

Jan. 3, 1994
27

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION of Jane Doe I by defendant DC . (lpp) (Entered: 01/14/1994)

Jan. 13, 1994
28

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION of Jane Doe II by defendant DC . (lpp) (Entered: 01/14/1994)

Jan. 13, 1994
29

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION of Jane Doe III by defendant DC . (lpp) (Entered: 01/14/1994)

Jan. 13, 1994
30

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION of Jane Doe IV by defendant DC . (lpp) (Entered: 01/14/1994)

Jan. 13, 1994
31

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION of Jane Doe V by defendant DC . (lpp) (Entered: 01/14/1994)

Jan. 13, 1994
32

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION of Jane Doe VI by defendant DC . (lpp) (Entered: 01/14/1994)

Jan. 13, 1994
33

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION of Jane Doe VII by defendant DC . (lpp) (Entered: 01/14/1994)

Jan. 13, 1994
34

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION of Jane Doe VIII by defendant DC . (lpp) (Entered: 01/14/1994)

Jan. 13, 1994
35

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION of Jane Doe IX by defendant DC . (lpp) (Entered: 01/14/1994)

Jan. 13, 1994
36

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION of Jane Doe X by defendant DC . (lpp) (Entered: 01/14/1994)

Jan. 13, 1994
37

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION of Jane Doe XI by defendant DC . (lpp) (Entered: 01/14/1994)

Jan. 13, 1994
38

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION of Jane Doe XII by defendant DC . (lpp) (Entered: 01/14/1994)

Jan. 13, 1994
39

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION of Jane Doe XIII by defendant DC . (lpp) (Entered: 01/14/1994)

Jan. 13, 1994
40

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION of Mance Langham, Pearl Jackson, Majeid Ali and Yvette Jackson by plaintiff(s). (bjl) (Entered: 01/24/1994)

Jan. 14, 1994
41

RULE 26(b)(4) STATEMENT filed by plaintiffs (ab) (Entered: 02/02/1994)

Feb. 1, 1994
42

NOTICE OF FILING by defendant DC of Confidential Orders filed under seal in room 1800 (lpp) (Entered: 02/09/1994)

Feb. 8, 1994
43

NOTICE OF FILING by defendant DC of information to the Court, Filed Under Seal in room 1800 (lpp) (Entered: 02/10/1994)

Feb. 9, 1994
44

MOTION filed by plaintiff(s) to amend (lpp) (Entered: 02/10/1994)

Feb. 9, 1994
45

ANSWER by plaintiff(s) to first set of interrogatories by Defendants (lpp) (Entered: 02/10/1994)

Feb. 9, 1994
46

RESPONSE by plaintiff(s) to defendants first request for production of documents (lpp) (Entered: 02/10/1994)

Feb. 9, 1994
47

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting plaintiffs' motion for amendment of Protective Order of 10/1/93; directing that plaintiffs who are not named class representatives shall proceed anonymously as "Jane Does A−Z", and plaintiffs shall file their true names under seal with the Court and with counsel for defendants. (N) [44−1] by plaintiff(s)ssssssssssssssss (N) (bjl) (Entered: 02/14/1994)

Feb. 10, 1994
49

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion to withdraw three class representatives under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 (d) [48−1] by plaintiff(s) (N) (lpp) (Entered: 02/22/1994)

Feb. 16, 1994
50

NOTICE OF FILING by defendants of signed and executed Confidentiality Orders as required by the Court's Order of 10/1/93; Attachment (1) (ab) (Entered: 02/28/1994)

Feb. 25, 1994
51

RULE 26(b)(4) STATEMENT filed by defendant DC (lpp) (Entered: 03/02/1994)

Feb. 28, 1994
52

RULE 26(b)(4) STATEMENT filed by defendant DC (lpp) (Entered: 03/02/1994)

Feb. 28, 1994
53

SECOND RESPONSE by defendant DC to request for production of documents (lpp) (Entered: 03/02/1994)

Feb. 28, 1994
54

RULE 26(b)(4) STATEMENT filed by defendant DC (lpp) (Entered: 03/02/1994)

Feb. 28, 1994
55

MOTION filed by plaintiff(s), defendant for entry of consent order (lpp) (Entered: 03/03/1994)

March 1, 1994
56

SUPPLEMENTAL ANSWER by plaintiffs to defendants' first set interrogatories (lpp) (Entered: 03/03/1994)

March 1, 1994
57

MOTION filed by defendant to extend time to 3/1/94, nunc pro tunc to name a fire safety expert witness (lpp) (Entered: 03/04/1994)

March 3, 1994
58

STIPULATED ORDER by Judge June L. Green: regarding expert witnesses (N) (lpp) (Entered: 03/07/1994)

March 4, 1994
59

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion to extend time to 3/1/94, nunc pro tunc to name a fire safety expert witness [57−1] by defendants expert witness due by 3/14/94 ; (N) (lpp) (Entered: 03/08/1994)

March 4, 1994
60

MOTION filed by defendant for a status conference to resove outstanding issues , Exhibits (5) (lpp) (Entered: 03/14/1994)

March 10, 1994
61

SUPPLEMENTAL MOTION filed by plaintiff(s) requesting a status conference to resolve outstanting issues Exhibits (F and G) (lpp) (Entered: 03/15/1994)

March 14, 1994

Text not available. (Entered: 03/15/1994)

March 15, 1994
62

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion for a status conference to resove outstanding issues [60−1] by WILLIAM M. PLAUT, WALTER B. RIDLEY, COR−DC, SHARON PRATT KELLY, DC status hearing set for 10:00 3/17/94 ; (N) (bjl) (Entered: 03/15/1994)

March 15, 1994
70

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION of Howard Ray; Christine Welch, Minor, CTF; James Derr; Yvette Jackson; Gwynne McCathorine; Eliza Taylor; Vernon Hawkins; James Riddick; Charles Hall; Vince Gibbbons; L.C. Jones; David Roach; William Hall; and person to be named by plaintiffs (lpp) (Entered: 03/18/1994)

March 15, 1994
64

NOTICE OF FILING by defendants of Confidentiality Order, filed underseal in room 1800 (lpp) (Entered: 03/17/1994)

March 16, 1994
65

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION of Reesa Motley McMurtry, Peter Genco, Justin Taylor, T.A. Ryan, John H. Clark by defendant,. (lpp) (Entered: 03/17/1994)

March 16, 1994
67

MOTION filed by plaintiffs to compel witness testimony , Exhibits (3) (lpp) (Entered: 03/17/1994)

March 16, 1994
68

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : denying motion to compel witness testimony [67−1] by plaintiffs (N) (lpp) (Entered: 03/17/1994)

March 16, 1994
69

RESPONSE by defendant in opposition to motion fo requesting a status conference to resolve outstanding issues [66−1] by plaintiffs, Exhibits (6) (lpp) (Entered: 03/17/1994)

March 16, 1994

STATUS HEARING before Judge June L. Green : Reporter: Carrie Gansle (bjl) (Entered: 03/17/1994)

March 17, 1994
63

ORDER by Judge June L. Green setting forth a schedule and instructions to the parties. : (N) (bjl) (Entered: 03/17/1994)

March 17, 1994
71

MOTION filed by plaintiff(s) for Julie Abbate to appear pro hac vice Address: Covington and Burling, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., P.O. Box 7566, Washington, D.C. 20044−7566 (lpp) (Entered: 03/18/1994)

March 17, 1994
72

MOTION filed by plaintiff(s) for Leecia Roberta Eve to appear pro hac vice Address: Covington &Burling, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., P.O. Box 7566, Washington, D.C. 20044−7566 (lpp) (Entered: 03/18/1994)

March 17, 1994

Text not available. (Entered: 03/23/1994)

March 22, 1994
78

MOTION filed by defendant DC for reconsideration of this Court's order dated 3/17/94 , Exhibit: (5) (lpp) (Entered: 04/12/1994)

March 22, 1994
73

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion for Leecia Roberta Eve to appear pro hac vice [72−1] by plaintiffs (N) (bjl) (Entered: 03/24/1994)

March 23, 1994
74

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion for Julie Abbate to appear pro hac vice [71−1] by plaintiffs. (N) (bjl) (Entered: 03/24/1994)

March 23, 1994
75

THIRD RESPONSE by defendant to request for production of documents (lpp) (Entered: 03/28/1994)

March 25, 1994
76

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION of James Derr by plaintiff(s). (lpp) (Entered: 03/30/1994)

March 29, 1994
77

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendants by Teresa Anne Ferrante (lpp) (Entered: 04/01/1994)

March 31, 1994
79

RESPONSE by plaintiff(s) in opposition to motion for reconsideration of this Court's order dated 3/17/94 [78−1] by DC . (lpp) (Entered: 04/12/1994)

April 5, 1994
80

SUPPLEMENTAL RULE 26(b)(4) STATEMENT filed by plaintiff(s) WOMEN PRISONERS/DC (pob) (Entered: 04/13/1994)

April 11, 1994
81

SUPPLEMENTAL RULE 26(b)(4) STATEMENT filed by plaintiff WOMEN PRISONERS/DC (pob) (Entered: 04/13/1994)

April 11, 1994
83

MOTION filed by plaintiff(s) for entry of consent order (lpp) (Entered: 04/13/1994)

April 11, 1994
82

AMENDMENT TO STIPULATED ORDER by Judge June L. Green regarding expert witness. : (N) (bjl) (Entered: 04/13/1994)

April 13, 1994
85

SUPPLEMENTAL STATEMENT TO RULE 26(b)(4) STATEMENT filed by plaintiffs (lpp) (Entered: 04/14/1994)

April 13, 1994
86

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM to [85−1] by plaintiff(s) (lpp) (Entered: 04/18/1994)

April 15, 1994
87

MOTION filed by plaintiff(s) to amend order [63−1] , Exhibit (3) (lpp) (Entered: 04/20/1994)

April 19, 1994
88

RULE 26(b)(4) STATEMENT filed by defendant DC; attachment. (bjl) (Entered: 04/20/1994)

April 19, 1994
89

SUPPLEMENTAL RULE 26(b)(4)(A)(i) STATEMENT filed by defendant; attachment. (bjl) (Entered: 04/22/1994)

April 21, 1994
90

APPLICATION by plaintiffs for award of costs consistent with the Court's Order of 3/17/94 ; attachment A. (bm) (Entered: 04/25/1994)

April 22, 1994
91

RESPONSE by defendants in opposition to motion to amend pretrial schedule [63−1] [87−1] by plaintiffs. (bm) (Entered: 04/26/1994)

April 25, 1994
92

SUPPLEMENTAL RULE 26(b)(4) STATEMENT filed by defendants (bm) (Entered: 04/26/1994)

April 25, 1994
93

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : allowing plaintiffs to depose two more fact witnesses and also may have an extra day to do so;pretrial conference set for 4:00 5/18/94; directing that pretrial papers be delivered to chambers on 5/17/94. (N) (bjl) (Entered: 04/29/1994)

April 26, 1994
94

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : pretrial conference set for 4:00 5/18/94; directing that parties shall submit pretrial statements to Chambers by 3:00 P.M. on 5/17/94. ; (N) (bjl) (Entered: 04/29/1994)

April 28, 1994
95

NOTICE OF FILING by plaintiff(s): Declaration (1) filed under seal in room 1800 (lpp) (Entered: 04/29/1994)

April 28, 1994
96

MOTION filed by plaintiff(s) for order of contempt against defendants, for or to remedy , for sanctions for dendants's unethical and improper communications with plaintiff class members and potential witness , and for restraining order requiring defendants to cease retaliation against Jane Doe A (lpp) (Entered: 04/29/1994)

April 28, 1994
97

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION of Michelle Elzie, Administrator of Occoquan and Vera Brummel by plaintiffs. (bjl) (Entered: 05/02/1994)

April 29, 1994
98

MOTION filed by plaintiff(s) for contempt and to compel production of documents , Exhibits (4) (lpp) (Entered: 05/03/1994)

May 2, 1994
99

MOTION filed by plaintiff(s) for order of contempt against defendants , Exhibits (2) (lpp) (Entered: 05/03/1994)

May 2, 1994

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 1, 1993

Closing Date: 2004

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

female prisoners of the District of Columbia

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

District of Columbia Department of Corrections (District of Columbia, District of Columbia), Federal

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Due Process

Equal Protection

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

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1994 - 2004

Issues

General:

Assault/abuse by staff

Bathing and hygiene

Classification / placement

Education

Fire safety

Food service / nutrition / hydration

Grievance Procedures

Law library access

Personal injury

Recreation / Exercise

Rehabilitation

Religious programs / policies

Restraints : physical

Sanitation / living conditions

Sex w/ staff; sexual harassment by staff

Special education

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Totality of conditions

Crowding:

Crowding / caseload

Pre-PLRA Population Cap

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

Medical/Mental Health:

Medical care, general

Mental health care, general

Type of Facility:

Government-run