Case: LaMarca v. Turner

9:82-cv-08196 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Filed Date: May 14, 1982

Closed Date: 2000

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Case Summary

On May 14, 1982, an inmate at the Glades Correctional Institution in Florida filed a pro se lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against representatives of the prison in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Nine other inmates of the prison were eventually added onto the lawsuit, which became a class action, and they were later represented by Florida Rural Legal Services. The inmates asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as damages, alleging that the…

On May 14, 1982, an inmate at the Glades Correctional Institution in Florida filed a pro se lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against representatives of the prison in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Nine other inmates of the prison were eventually added onto the lawsuit, which became a class action, and they were later represented by Florida Rural Legal Services. The inmates asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as damages, alleging that their constitutional rights had been violated by the conditions of their confinement, including failure to protect them from physical and sexual assault by fellow inmates, inadequate ventilation, poor lighting, inadequate exercise, only three showers per week, no canteen privileges, and only limited use of the law library.

On June 4, 1987, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Judge James Carriger Paine) granted declaratory, injunctive, and monetary relief to the plaintiffs. LaMarca v. Turner, 662 F.Supp. 647 (S.D.Fla. 1987). The defendants appealed. On October 18, 1988, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit dismissed the appeal without opinion. LaMarca v. Turner, 861 F.2d 724 (11th Cir. 1988). The district court issued further injunctive relief, and the defendants appealed.

On July 7, 1993, the Eleventh Circuit (Judge Gerald Bard Tjoflat) partially affirmed and partially vacated the district court's injunction, holding that the court had applied the wrong test in finding liability. The court held that the overall grant of injunctive relief was proper, but that portions of it unnecessarily interfered with the operation of the prison. LaMarca v. Turner, 995 F.2d 1526 (11th Cir. 1993). The parties continued to litigate regarding attorneys fees.

On June 6, 2000, the case was closed by the district court.

Summary Authors

Kristen Sagar (10/17/2006)

People

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Judge(s)

Nimkoff, Peter (Florida)

Paine, James Carriger (Florida)

Seltzer, Barry S. (Florida)

Tjoflat, Gerald Bard (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Amlong, William Robert (Florida)

Hanlon, Stephen F (District of Columbia)

Hartz, Steven E. (Florida)

Lipman, David Michael (Florida)

Tucker, James A. (Florida)

Weisberg, Robert E. (Florida)

Judge(s)

Nimkoff, Peter (Florida)

Paine, James Carriger (Florida)

Seltzer, Barry S. (Florida)

Tjoflat, Gerald Bard (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Amlong, William Robert (Florida)

Hanlon, Stephen F (District of Columbia)

Hartz, Steven E. (Florida)

Lipman, David Michael (Florida)

Tucker, James A. (Florida)

Weisberg, Robert E. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Butterworth, Robert A. (Florida)

Davis, Michael B. (Florida)

Johnson, Kelly Overstreet (Florida)

Meginniss, Walter M. (Florida)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

9:82-cv-08196

Docket

July 20, 2000

July 20, 2000

Docket

9:82-cv-08196

Court Docket

July 20, 2000

July 20, 2000

Docket

9:82-cv-08196

Third Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief and for Damages

Nov. 7, 1985

Nov. 7, 1985

Complaint

90-05909

Trial transcript

Dec. 13, 1985

Dec. 13, 1985

Transcript

9:82-cv-08196

Amended Response of Defendants, Including Objections, to Magistrate's Report and Recommendations

March 18, 1986

March 18, 1986

Pleading / Motion / Brief

9:82-cv-08196

Plaintiffs' Reply Memorandum to Defendants' Response and Objection to Magistrate's Report

June 2, 1986

June 2, 1986

Pleading / Motion / Brief
200

9:82-cv-08196

Order on Report and Recommendation of Magistrate

662 F.Supp. 647

June 4, 1987

June 4, 1987

Order/Opinion

87-05878

Reported Opinion

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

861 F.2d 724

Oct. 18, 1988

Oct. 18, 1988

Order/Opinion
292

9:82-cv-08196

Trial Transcript Volume 3

LaMarca v. Lambdin

Feb. 26, 1990

Feb. 26, 1990

Transcript
293

9:82-cv-08196

Trial Transcript Volume 4

LaMarca v. Lambdin

Feb. 26, 1990

Feb. 26, 1990

Transcript

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6349527/lamarca-v-turner/

Last updated June 5, 2022, 3:13 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

Case Reopened

March 8, 1994

March 8, 1994

PACER

Case Reopened

March 8, 1994

March 8, 1994

PACER

Terminated Case

March 16, 1995

March 16, 1995

PACER

Terminated Case

March 16, 1995

March 16, 1995

PACER

Appeal - Miscellaneous

Dec. 11, 1995

Dec. 11, 1995

PACER

Appeal - Miscellaneous

Dec. 11, 1995

Dec. 11, 1995

PACER

Appeal - Miscellaneous

Dec. 19, 1995

Dec. 19, 1995

PACER

Appeal - Miscellaneous

Dec. 19, 1995

Dec. 19, 1995

PACER

Acknowledgment of Receipt from USCA

Aug. 14, 1996

Aug. 14, 1996

PACER

Acknowledgment of Receipt from USCA

Aug. 14, 1996

Aug. 14, 1996

PACER
455

Order

Aug. 15, 1997

Aug. 15, 1997

PACER
455

Order

Aug. 15, 1997

Aug. 15, 1997

PACER
456

Motion for Bill of Costs

Sept. 8, 1997

Sept. 8, 1997

PACER
456

Motion for Bill of Costs

Sept. 8, 1997

Sept. 8, 1997

PACER
457

Notice (Other)

Sept. 8, 1997

Sept. 8, 1997

PACER
457

Notice (Other)

Sept. 8, 1997

Sept. 8, 1997

PACER
458

Memorandum in Support

Sept. 8, 1997

Sept. 8, 1997

PACER
458

Memorandum in Support

Sept. 8, 1997

Sept. 8, 1997

PACER
462

Notice (Other)

Sept. 12, 1997

Sept. 12, 1997

PACER
462

Notice (Other)

Sept. 12, 1997

Sept. 12, 1997

PACER
459

Notice of Attorney Appearance

Sept. 17, 1997

Sept. 17, 1997

PACER
459

Notice of Attorney Appearance

Sept. 17, 1997

Sept. 17, 1997

PACER
460

Motion for Extension of Time

Sept. 22, 1997

Sept. 22, 1997

PACER
460

Motion for Extension of Time

Sept. 22, 1997

Sept. 22, 1997

PACER
461

Order

Sept. 23, 1997

Sept. 23, 1997

PACER
461

Order

Sept. 23, 1997

Sept. 23, 1997

PACER
463

Motion for Extension of Time

Oct. 9, 1997

Oct. 9, 1997

PACER
463

Motion for Extension of Time

Oct. 9, 1997

Oct. 9, 1997

PACER
464

Response to Motion

Oct. 14, 1997

Oct. 14, 1997

PACER
464

Response to Motion

Oct. 14, 1997

Oct. 14, 1997

PACER
465

Order

Oct. 14, 1997

Oct. 14, 1997

PACER
465

Order

Oct. 14, 1997

Oct. 14, 1997

PACER
466

Motion for Extension of Time

Oct. 27, 1997

Oct. 27, 1997

PACER
466

Motion for Extension of Time

Oct. 27, 1997

Oct. 27, 1997

PACER
473

Order

Oct. 31, 1997

Oct. 31, 1997

PACER
473

Order

Oct. 31, 1997

Oct. 31, 1997

PACER
467

Reply to Response to Motion

Nov. 5, 1997

Nov. 5, 1997

PACER
467

Reply to Response to Motion

Nov. 5, 1997

Nov. 5, 1997

PACER
468

Motion for Hearing

Nov. 5, 1997

Nov. 5, 1997

PACER
468

Motion for Hearing

Nov. 5, 1997

Nov. 5, 1997

PACER
469

Response to Motion

Nov. 5, 1997

Nov. 5, 1997

PACER
469

Response to Motion

Nov. 5, 1997

Nov. 5, 1997

PACER
470

Appendix

Nov. 5, 1997

Nov. 5, 1997

PACER
470

Appendix

Nov. 5, 1997

Nov. 5, 1997

PACER
471

Appendix

Nov. 5, 1997

Nov. 5, 1997

PACER
471

Appendix

Nov. 5, 1997

Nov. 5, 1997

PACER
472

Appendix

Nov. 5, 1997

Nov. 5, 1997

PACER
472

Appendix

Nov. 5, 1997

Nov. 5, 1997

PACER
474

Reply to Response to Motion

Nov. 21, 1997

Nov. 21, 1997

PACER
474

Reply to Response to Motion

Nov. 21, 1997

Nov. 21, 1997

PACER
475

Order

Sept. 11, 1998

Sept. 11, 1998

PACER
475

Order

Sept. 11, 1998

Sept. 11, 1998

PACER

***Magistrate Judge Selection

Sept. 30, 1998

Sept. 30, 1998

PACER

***Magistrate Judge Selection

Sept. 30, 1998

Sept. 30, 1998

PACER
476

Order of Recusal

Sept. 30, 1998

Sept. 30, 1998

PACER
476

Order of Recusal

Sept. 30, 1998

Sept. 30, 1998

PACER
477

Order Setting Hearing on Motion

Nov. 13, 1998

Nov. 13, 1998

PACER
477

Order Setting Hearing on Motion

Nov. 13, 1998

Nov. 13, 1998

PACER
478

Exhibit List

Jan. 7, 1999

Jan. 7, 1999

PACER
478

Exhibit List

Jan. 7, 1999

Jan. 7, 1999

PACER
479

Minutes-Miscellaneous

Jan. 7, 1999

Jan. 7, 1999

PACER
479

Minutes-Miscellaneous

Jan. 7, 1999

Jan. 7, 1999

PACER
480

Transcript

Jan. 26, 1999

Jan. 26, 1999

PACER
480

Transcript

Jan. 26, 1999

Jan. 26, 1999

PACER
481

Memorandum

Feb. 8, 1999

Feb. 8, 1999

PACER
481

Memorandum

Feb. 8, 1999

Feb. 8, 1999

PACER
482

Settlement Agreement

Feb. 8, 1999

Feb. 8, 1999

PACER
482

Settlement Agreement

Feb. 8, 1999

Feb. 8, 1999

PACER
483

Supplement

Feb. 8, 1999

Feb. 8, 1999

PACER
483

Supplement

Feb. 8, 1999

Feb. 8, 1999

PACER
484

Notice (Other)

June 23, 1999

June 23, 1999

PACER
484

Notice (Other)

June 23, 1999

June 23, 1999

PACER
485

Notice (Other)

June 25, 1999

June 25, 1999

PACER
485

Notice (Other)

June 25, 1999

June 25, 1999

PACER
486

Order

July 13, 1999

July 13, 1999

PACER
486

Order

July 13, 1999

July 13, 1999

PACER
487

Notice (Other)

July 14, 1999

July 14, 1999

PACER
487

Notice (Other)

July 14, 1999

July 14, 1999

PACER
488

Motion for Extension of Time

July 29, 1999

July 29, 1999

PACER
488

Motion for Extension of Time

July 29, 1999

July 29, 1999

PACER
489

Order

Aug. 5, 1999

Aug. 5, 1999

PACER
489

Order

Aug. 5, 1999

Aug. 5, 1999

PACER
490

Mediation Report

Sept. 1, 1999

Sept. 1, 1999

PACER
490

Mediation Report

Sept. 1, 1999

Sept. 1, 1999

PACER
491

Motion for Extension of Time

Sept. 13, 1999

Sept. 13, 1999

PACER
491

Motion for Extension of Time

Sept. 13, 1999

Sept. 13, 1999

PACER
492

Notice of Settlement

Oct. 22, 1999

Oct. 22, 1999

PACER
492

Notice of Settlement

Oct. 22, 1999

Oct. 22, 1999

PACER
493

Stipulation of Dismissal

Nov. 5, 1999

Nov. 5, 1999

PACER
493

Stipulation of Dismissal

Nov. 5, 1999

Nov. 5, 1999

PACER
494

Order

Nov. 15, 1999

Nov. 15, 1999

PACER
494

Order

Nov. 15, 1999

Nov. 15, 1999

PACER
495

Motion for Miscellaneous Relief

Feb. 2, 2000

Feb. 2, 2000

PACER
495

Motion for Miscellaneous Relief

Feb. 2, 2000

Feb. 2, 2000

PACER
496

Remark

May 11, 2000

May 11, 2000

PACER
496

Remark

May 11, 2000

May 11, 2000

PACER
497

Report and Recommendations

May 11, 2000

May 11, 2000

PACER
497

Report and Recommendations

May 11, 2000

May 11, 2000

PACER

Terminated Case

June 6, 2000

June 6, 2000

PACER

Terminated Case

June 6, 2000

June 6, 2000

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 14, 1982

Closing Date: 2000

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

inmates at the Glades Correctional Institution in Florida

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: Yes

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Glades Correctional Institution (Belle Glades), State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Due Process

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Order Duration: 1987 - 0

Issues

General:

Access to lawyers or judicial system

Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students

Bathing and hygiene

Law library access

Personal injury

Recreation / Exercise

Sexual abuse by residents/inmates

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Type of Facility:

Government-run