Case: Cason v. Seckinger

5:84-cv-00313 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

Filed Date: July 13, 1984

Closed Date: Feb. 25, 2002

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Case Summary

on July 13, 1984, inmates at the Middle Georgia Correctional Complex filed a class action lawsuit under 42 USC Sec. 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. A class was certified of all male and female inmates presently or in the future housed at the facility. The inmates, represented in part by Georgia Legal Services, sought injunctive relief to address an array of alleged unconstitutional conditions. Specifically, they cited sexual abuse and harassment of female in…

on July 13, 1984, inmates at the Middle Georgia Correctional Complex filed a class action lawsuit under 42 USC Sec. 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. A class was certified of all male and female inmates presently or in the future housed at the facility. The inmates, represented in part by Georgia Legal Services, sought injunctive relief to address an array of alleged unconstitutional conditions. Specifically, they cited sexual abuse and harassment of female inmates, inadequate classification systems, excessive force, violence and verbal abuse, stripping and restraints on mentally ill inmates, illegal stripping of inmates, inadequate staffing, poor structural and physical plant conditions, poor medical, dental and mental health service, deficient food service, inadequate access to the courts, unlawful visitation, mail and telephone practices, inadequate fire, occupational and health safety, insufficient vocational programs, lack of exercise and recreation, personal property regulations, racial and religious discrimination, inadequate disciplinary and grievance procedures, overcrowding, among other complaints. Several other cases were consolidated into this case, including Aziz et al v. Whitworth et al., No. 88-00291, and Spivey et al v. Dept. of Corrections, No. 91-00028. The case was resolved through a series of consent decrees designed to remedy the unconstitutional conditions. Fourteen consent decrees were entered beginning in 1990 and ending in 1996.

On November 12, 1998, prison officials filed a motion to vacate and terminate all remaining consent decrees given the enactment of the Prison Litigation Reform Act, which requires courts to terminate prospective relief upon defendants' motion under certain conditions. The district court (Judge Claude W. Hicks, Jr.) in 1999 partially granted the motion to terminate as it pertained to enforcement of the existing decree, and denied the inmates' motion to amend their compliant. On appeal, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (Judge Edward Earl Carnes) vacated the district court's ruling as to termination of the decree, and ordered an evidentiary hearing, remanding the case back to the district court to more fully determine the provisions of the decree that were to be terminated. Cason v. Seckinger, 231 F.3d 777 (11th Cir. 2000). Following motions, on February 25, 2002, the district court (Judge Hicks) entered a final judgment terminating the case. A subsequent motion for contempt was denied in 2003, and a later claim for relief by a pro se class member was also denied and appeal rejected in 2004 due to a lack of filing fee.

Summary Authors

Denise Lieberman (10/23/2005)

People

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Judge(s)

Barkett, Rosemary (Florida)

Carnes, Julie E. (Georgia)

Hicks, Claude W. Jr. (Georgia)

Pollak, Louis Heilprin (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Burnette, Lisa Boardman (Georgia)

Gross, Laurel S. (Georgia)

Hess, Melinda Anne (Georgia)

Miller, Martha A. (Georgia)

Morin, Angela M. (Georgia)

Sokol, Howard G. (Georgia)

Judge(s)

Barkett, Rosemary (Florida)

Carnes, Julie E. (Georgia)

Hicks, Claude W. Jr. (Georgia)

Pollak, Louis Heilprin (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Burnette, Lisa Boardman (Georgia)

Gross, Laurel S. (Georgia)

Hess, Melinda Anne (Georgia)

Miller, Martha A. (Georgia)

Morin, Angela M. (Georgia)

Sokol, Howard G. (Georgia)

Worthington, Karen Lisa (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Amideo, William F. (Georgia)

Baker, Thurbert E. (Georgia)

Basurto, Mark A. (Florida)

Chapman, Mirla Dianne (Georgia)

Childers, Neal B. (Georgia)

Cox-Brakefield, Cathy A. (Georgia)

Cullen, Robert W. (Georgia)

Dennis, Zane E. (Georgia)

Ferris-Smith, Stacey L. (Georgia)

Hewitts, William Davis (Georgia)

Hobbs, Michael E. (Georgia)

Jones, John Custer (Georgia)

Manrow, Melissa Faye (Georgia)

Marmins, David Joel (Georgia)

McCullers, Robert D. (Georgia)

Robinson, Daryl Alan (Georgia)

Sullivan, Samuel H. (Georgia)

Tinkler, William P. Jr. (Georgia)

Zhang, Yongman (Georgia)

Other Attorney(s)

Raubach, Robert J. (Georgia)

Spivey, Gerald Wendell (Georgia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

5:84-cv-00313

Docket (PACER)

Nov. 17, 2004

Nov. 17, 2004

Docket

99-11125

Reported Opinion

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

231 F.3d 777

Oct. 24, 2000

Oct. 24, 2000

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed. (hfn) (Entered: 02/02/1993)

July 13, 1984

July 13, 1984

2

MOTION by Buddy Cason, Vikki Contreras, Patricia Lequeux, Edward Moore, Richard Olson, Thomas Paschal, Carl Eugene Williams to Certify Class . (hfn) Modified on 10/16/1991 (Entered: 04/11/1991)

July 13, 1984

July 13, 1984

12

ORDER, to Consolidate Cases - CV-84-313-1 and CV-84-363-3 ( signed by Judge Wilbur D. Owens Jr. ) (hfn) (Entered: 04/11/1991)

Aug. 24, 1984

Aug. 24, 1984

ORDER, to Consolidate Cases CV-84-363-3-Mac (member case) with 84-313-1-Mac (lead case) ( signed by Judge Wilbur D. Owens Jr. ) (hfn) (Entered: 04/16/1992)

Aug. 24, 1984

Aug. 24, 1984

14

ORDER, to Consolidate Cases CV-84-298-1 and 84-313-1 ( signed by Judge Wilbur D. Owens Jr. ) (hfn) (Entered: 04/11/1991)

Sept. 5, 1984

Sept. 5, 1984

12

ORDER, to Consolidate Cases - CV-84-492-3 and 84-313-1 ( signed by Judge Wilbur D. Owens Jr. ) (hfn) (Entered: 04/11/1991)

Dec. 7, 1984

Dec. 7, 1984

37

ORDER, set Discovery completion deadline to 3/17/86 ( signed by Judge Wilbur D. Owens Jr. ) (hfn) (Entered: 04/11/1991)

April 11, 1985

April 11, 1985

43

ORDER granting [2-1] motion to Certify Class ( signed by Judge Wilbur D. Owens Jr. ) (hfn) (Entered: 04/11/1991)

May 23, 1985

May 23, 1985

64

ORDER, set Discovery completion deadline to 1/15/86 ( signed by Judge Wilbur D. Owens Jr. ) (hfn) (Entered: 04/11/1991)

Oct. 1, 1985

Oct. 1, 1985

75

ORDER, reset Discovery completion deadline to 3/17/86 ( signed by Judge Wilbur D. Owens Jr. ) (hfn) (Entered: 04/11/1991)

Jan. 15, 1986

Jan. 15, 1986

86

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Claude W. Hicks Jr. ( signed by Judge Wilbur D. Owens Jr. ) (hfn) (Entered: 04/11/1991)

Aug. 4, 1986

Aug. 4, 1986

87

MOTION by Jim Seckinger, Thomas C. Jones Jr., Elie Jones, Gary Black, Henry G. Andrews, David C. Evans, The Ga. Bd. of Offen to Dismiss for [87-1] motion (hfn) (Entered: 04/11/1991)

Aug. 6, 1986

Aug. 6, 1986

STIPULATION of dismissal as to C. A. No. 84-363-1-Mac. (hfn) (Entered: 03/31/1992)

Sept. 26, 1986

Sept. 26, 1986

107

ORDER, to Consolidate Cases CV-87-174-3 with CV-84-313-1 ( signed by Magistrate Claude W. Hicks Jr. ) (hfn) (Entered: 04/11/1991)

Oct. 19, 1987

Oct. 19, 1987

111

ORDER, to Consolidate Cases CV-87-73-1 with CV-84-313-1 ( signed by Magistrate Claude W. Hicks Jr. ) (hfn) (Entered: 04/11/1991)

Feb. 24, 1988

Feb. 24, 1988

119

ORDER, to Consolidate Cases - CV-88-287-2-Mac with 84-313-1-Mac ( signed by Magistrate Judge Claude W. Hicks Jr. ) (hfn) (Entered: 03/30/1992)

Dec. 5, 1988

Dec. 5, 1988

123

CONSENT to proceed before Magistrate Judge by Buddy Cason, Vikki Contreras, Patricia Lequeux, Edward Moore, Richard Olson, Thomas Paschal, Carl Eugene Williams, Danny Wilson (hfn) (Entered: 10/20/1994)

March 28, 1990

March 28, 1990

124

Consent to proceed filed by Jim Seckinger, Thomas C. Jones Jr., Elie Jones, Gary Black, Henry G. Andrews, David C. Evans, The Ga. Bd. of Offen, The GDOR ; FINAL CONSENT to proceed before Mag. Judge Claude W. Hicks Jr. ; submitted [450-1] motion for Preliminary Injunction, submitted [437-1] motion to Quash subpoena to Claud Fox for production of documents., submitted [431-1] motion for Protective Order, submitted [418-1] motion to Intervene, for Injunctive Relief, Protective Order and Rule Nisi by Albert Thomas, pro se, to case(s) 5:84- cv-00313, Albert G. Thomas in 5:84-cv-00313, submitted [402-1] motion for Expansion and Modification of Class Notice., submitted [391-1] motion for Preliminary Injunction, submitted [388-1] motion for Protective Order, submitted [333-1] motion for Protective Order, submitted [331-1] motion to Permit Deposition and other Discovery, submitted [309-1] motion for Preliminary Injunction Regarding Sexual Harassment Between Defts.' Staff or Contractors and Inmates., submitted [281-1] motion by Pltfs. To Extend Coverage of Cason Consent Decrees to Female Inmates Transferred to Metro Correctional Institution., submitted [256-1] motion to Compel Production of Documents., submitted [246-1] motion to Withdraw, submitted [234-1] motion To Expand and Certify Class., submitted [223-1] motion To Remove Jane Doe #59 from this Court's Order of March 10, 1992 or for alternative relief under paragraph 5 of that order., submitted [216-1] motion to Certify Class, submitted [155-1] motion for Attorney Fees, submitted [0- 1] motion for Attorney Fees, submitted [87-1] motion to Dismiss(hfn) Modified on 07/14/1999 (Entered: 10/20/1994)

March 28, 1990

March 28, 1990

127

CONSENT ORDER No. 1. ( signed by Mag. Judge Claude W. Hicks Jr. ) (hfn) (Entered: 05/04/1993)

May 10, 1990

May 10, 1990

128

CONSENT ORDER No.2 ( signed by Mag. Judge Claude W. Hicks Jr. ) (hfn) (Entered: 05/04/1993)

Aug. 29, 1990

Aug. 29, 1990

Entries Prior to This Date May be Found on Manual Case Docket (hfn) (Entered: 04/11/1991)

April 11, 1991

April 11, 1991

ORDER, to Consolidate Cases (Civ-90-393-3-Mac(WDO) with Civ-84- 3l3-l-Mac(WDO). ( signed by Magistrate Claude W. Hicks Jr. ) (hfn) Modified on 03/11/1992 (Entered: 05/13/1991)

April 25, 1991

April 25, 1991

OBJECTION by petitioner to R & R on Motion For Temporary Restraining Order (l4-l) Motion - C. A. No. 90-393-3-Mac - consolidated with C. A. No. 84-3l3-l-Mac. (hfn) Modified on 04/12/1996 (Entered: 05/16/1991)

May 9, 1991

May 9, 1991

ORDER, to Consolidate C. A. No. 84-313-1-Mac and 91-28-1-Mac Cases ( signed by Magistrate Claude W. Hicks Jr. ) (hfn) (Entered: 09/16/1991)

May 10, 1991

May 10, 1991

MOTION by Gerald Wendell Spivey in 5:91-cv-00028, Gerald Wendell Spivey in 5:84-cv-00313 For Consent Orders To Correct Deficiencies In Civil Suit. (hfn) (Entered: 12/30/1991)

Dec. 20, 1991

Dec. 20, 1991

ORDER denying [17-1] motion For Consent Orders To Correct Deficiencies In Civil Suit. in 5:91-cv-00028 ( signed by Magistrate Claude W. Hicks Jr. ) (hfn) Modified on 12/31/1991 (Entered: 12/31/1991)

Dec. 30, 1991

Dec. 30, 1991

MOTION by Gerald Wendell Spivey in 5:91-cv-00028 for Attorney Fees for [12-1] motion in 5:91-cv-00028, 5:84-cv-00313 (hfn) Modified on 01/15/1992 (Entered: 01/15/1992)

Jan. 15, 1992

Jan. 15, 1992

RESPONSE by Warden Vaughn in 5:91-cv-00028, Buddy Cason in 5:84- cv-00313 to [17-1] motion For Consent Orders To Correct Deficiencies In Civil Suit. in 5:91-cv-00028, 5:84-cv-00313 (hfn) (Entered: 01/29/1992)

Jan. 28, 1992

Jan. 28, 1992

RESPONSE by Warden Vaughn in 5:91-cv-00028, Buddy Cason in 5:84- cv-00313 to [17-1] motion For Consent Orders To Correct Deficiencies In Civil Suit. in 5:91-cv-00028, 5:84-cv-00313 (hfn) Modified on 04/12/1996 (Entered: 01/29/1992)

Jan. 28, 1992

Jan. 28, 1992

RESPONSE by Warden Vaughn in 5:91-cv-00028 to [19-1] motion for Attorney Fees in 5:91-cv-00028, ( 5:84-cv-00313 consolidated lead case.) (hfn) Modified on 03/13/1992 (Entered: 02/14/1992)

Feb. 14, 1992

Feb. 14, 1992

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS of Magistrate Judge Claude W. Hicks Jr. . Case no longer referred to Magistrate Judge Claude W. Hicks Jr. Objections to R and R due by 3/24/92 in 5:88-cv-00291, in 5:84-cv- 00313 (FE) Modified on 03/13/1992 (Entered: 02/25/1992)

Feb. 24, 1992

Feb. 24, 1992

134

NOTICE of filing of Jane Doe Affidavits by Buddy Cason in 5:84-cv- 00313, Vikki Contreras in 5:84-cv-00313, Patricia Lequeux in 5:84-cv- 00313, Edward Moore in 5:84-cv-00313, Richard Olson in 5:84-cv- 00313, Thomas Paschal in 5:84-cv-00313, Carl Eugene Williams in 5:84- cv-00313, Khalifah Abdul Aziz in 5:88-cv-00291, Gerald Wendell Spivey in 5:91-cv-00028 (cal) Modified on 03/13/1992 (Entered: 03/12/1992)

March 11, 1992

March 11, 1992

135

AFFIDAVIT of inmate Jane Doe I. Re: [135-1] notice - in 5:84-cv- 00313, 5:88-cv-00291, 5:91-cv-00028. (cal) Modified on 03/13/1992 (Entered: 03/12/1992)

March 11, 1992

March 11, 1992

136

AFFIDAVIT of Jane Doe II Re: [136-1] notice - in 5:84-cv-00313, 5:88- cv-00291, 5:91-cv-00028. (cal) Modified on 03/13/1992 (Entered: 03/12/1992)

March 11, 1992

March 11, 1992

137

AFFIDAVIT of Jane Doe III Re: [136-1] notice - in 5:84-cv-00313, 5:88- cv-00291, 5:91-cv-00028. (cal) Modified on 03/13/1992 (Entered: 03/12/1992)

March 11, 1992

March 11, 1992

138

AFFIDAVIT of Jane Doe IV Re: [136-1] notice - in 5:84-cv-00313, 5:88- cv-00291, 5:91-cv-00028. (cal) Modified on 03/13/1992 (Entered: 03/12/1992)

March 11, 1992

March 11, 1992

139

AFFIDAVIT of Jane Doe V Re: [136-1] notice - in 5:84-cv-00313, 5:88- cv-00291, 5:91-cv-00028. (cal) Modified on 03/13/1992 (Entered: 03/12/1992)

March 11, 1992

March 11, 1992

140

AFFIDAVIT of Jane Doe VI Re: [136-1] notice - in 5:84-cv-00313, 5:88- cv-00291, 5:91-cv-00028. (cal) Modified on 03/13/1992 (Entered: 03/12/1992)

March 11, 1992

March 11, 1992

141

ORDER Allowing Depositions to be taken of inmates (signed by Magistrate Judge Claude W. Hicks Jr. ) (cal) Modified on 03/13/1992 (Entered: 03/12/1992)

March 11, 1992

March 11, 1992

142

CONSENT PROTECTIVE ORDER (identity of women listed in exhibit "A" shall not be released by defendants or their counsel.) (signed by Magistrate Judge Claude W. Hicks Jr.) (cal) Modified on 10/04/1995 (Entered: 03/12/1992)

March 11, 1992

March 11, 1992

143

ORDER, Sealing Exhibit "A" to (142-1) Consent Protective Order entered on March 10, 1992. ( signed by Magistrate Judge Claude W. Hicks Jr.) (cal) Modified on 10/04/1995 (Entered: 03/12/1992)

March 11, 1992

March 11, 1992

144

NOTICE by Defts. to take depositions of Jane Doe's 1-9 on March 20, 1992. (hfn) Modified on 03/19/1992 (Entered: 03/18/1992)

March 18, 1992

March 18, 1992

145

Request for Production of Documents by Buddy Cason in 5:84-cv-00313, Vikki Contreras in 5:84-cv-00313, Patricia Lequeux in 5:84-cv-00313, Edward Moore in 5:84-cv-00313, Richard Olson in 5:84-cv-00313, Thomas Paschal in 5:84-cv-00313, Carl Eugene Williams in 5:84-cv- 00313 (hfn) Modified on 03/24/1992 (Entered: 03/24/1992)

March 23, 1992

March 23, 1992

146

NOTICE by Buddy Cason in 5:84-cv-00313, Vikki Contreras in 5:84-cv- 00313, Patricia Lequeux in 5:84-cv-00313, Edward Moore in 5:84-cv- 00313, Richard Olson in 5:84-cv-00313, Thomas Paschal in 5:84-cv- 00313, Carl Eugene Williams in 5:84-cv-00313 to take deposition of Larry Campbell on March 27, 1992. (mjw) Modified on 03/24/1992 (Entered: 03/24/1992)

March 24, 1992

March 24, 1992

Case file referred to Judge Wilbur D. Owens, Jr. (FE) (Entered: 03/24/1992)

March 24, 1992

March 24, 1992

JUDGMENT against Khalifah Abdul Aziz in 5:88-cv-00291 Civil Order File volume # 49 page # 5034 ( signed by Judge Wilbur D. Owens Jr. ) (FE) Modified on 03/27/1992 (Entered: 03/26/1992)

March 26, 1992

March 26, 1992

147

ORDER allowing amendments to Exhibit "A" to (142-1) Consent Protective Order entered on March 10, 1992 and requiring sealing of same ( signed by Magistrate Judge Claude W. Hicks Jr. ) (hfn) Modified on 10/04/1995 (Entered: 03/27/1992)

March 27, 1992

March 27, 1992

147

First Amendment, Second Amendment and Third Amendment to Exhibit "A" to (142-1) Consent Protective Order entered on March 10, 1992 and requiring sealing of same filed by plaintiff Buddy Cason in 5:84-cv- 00313, plaintiff Vikki Contreras in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Patricia Lequeux in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Edward Moore in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Richard Olson in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Thomas Paschal in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Carl Eugene Williams in 5:84-cv-00313 (hfn) Modified on 10/04/1995 (Entered: 04/09/1992)

March 27, 1992

March 27, 1992

148

NOTICE of Status of Jane Doe Affidavits by Buddy Cason in 5:84-cv- 00313, Vikki Contreras in 5:84-cv-00313, Patricia Lequeux in 5:84-cv- 00313, Edward Moore in 5:84-cv-00313, Richard Olson in 5:84-cv- 00313, Thomas Paschal in 5:84-cv-00313, Carl Eugene Williams in 5:84- cv-00313. (hfn) Modified on 05/28/1992 (Entered: 04/06/1992)

April 3, 1992

April 3, 1992

149

ORDER, allowing fourth amendment to Exhibit "A" to (142-1) Consent Protective Order entered on March 10, 1992 and requiring sealing of same (signed by Magistrate Judge W. Hicks Jr. ) (hfn) Modified on 10/04/1995 (Entered: 04/09/1992)

April 9, 1992

April 9, 1992

149

Fourth Amendment to Exhibit "A" to (142-1) Consent Protective Order entered March 10, 1992 filed by plaintiff Buddy Cason in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Vikki Contreras in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Patricia Lequeux in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Edward Moore in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Richard Olson in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Thomas Paschal in 5:84-cv- 00313, plaintiff Carl Eugene Williams in 5:84-cv-00313 (hfn) Modified on 10/04/1995 (Entered: 04/09/1992)

April 9, 1992

April 9, 1992

150

DEPOSITION of Lois Youngblood taken on March 11, 1992. (hfn) Modified on 05/28/1992 (Entered: 04/22/1992)

April 22, 1992

April 22, 1992

151

ORDER to Amend Exhibit "A" to [142-1] Consent Protective Order (identity of women listed in exhibit A shall not be released by defendants or their counsel.) ( signed by Magistrate Judge Claude W. Hicks Jr. ) (hfn) Modified on 10/04/1995 (Entered: 05/28/1992)

April 30, 1992

April 30, 1992

151

Fifth Amendment to Exhibit "A" To (142-1) Consent Protective Order entered on March 10, 1992. (hfn) Modified on 10/04/1995 (Entered: 05/28/1992)

April 30, 1992

April 30, 1992

152

NOTICE of appearance by Angela M. Morin, Atty. for pltfs., 141 Walton St., N.W., Atlanta, GA 30303. (hfn) Modified on 05/29/1992 (Entered: 05/28/1992)

May 26, 1992

May 26, 1992

153

ORDER, allowing Sixth Amendment To Exhibit "A" to (142-1) Consent Protective Order and Requiring Sealing of Same. ( signed by Magistrate Judge Claude W. Hicks Jr. ) (hfn) Modified on 10/04/1995 (Entered: 06/09/1992)

June 9, 1992

June 9, 1992

153

Sixth Amendment to Exhibit "A" to (142-1) Consent Protective Order filed by plaintiff Buddy Cason in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Vikki Contreras in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Patricia Lequeux in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Edward Moore in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Richard Olson in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Thomas Paschal in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Carl Eugene Williams in 5:84-cv-00313 (hfn) Modified on 10/04/1995 (Entered: 06/09/1992)

June 9, 1992

June 9, 1992

154

ORDER allowing Seventh Amendment To Exhibit "A" to (142-1) Consent Protective Order And Requiring Sealing of Same. ( signed by Magistrate Judge Claude W. Hicks Jr. ) (hfn) Modified on 10/04/1995 (Entered: 06/09/1992)

June 9, 1992

June 9, 1992

154

Seventh Amendment to Exhibit "A" to (142-1) Consent Protective Order and requiring sealing of same filed by plaintiff Buddy Cason in 5:84-cv- 00313, plaintiff Vikki Contreras in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Patricia Lequeux in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Edward Moore in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Richard Olson in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Thomas Paschal in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Carl Eugene Williams in 5:84-cv-00313 (hfn) Modified on 10/04/1995 (Entered: 06/09/1992)

June 9, 1992

June 9, 1992

155

MOTION by Buddy Cason in 5:84-cv-00313, Vikki Contreras in 5:84- cv-00313, Patricia Lequeux in 5:84-cv-00313, Edward Moore in 5:84-cv- 00313, Richard Olson in 5:84-cv-00313, Thomas Paschal in 5:84-cv- 00313, Carl Eugene Williams in 5:84-cv-00313 for Attorney Fees Response due by 7/22/92 Reply to Response due by 7/30/92 for [155-1] motion (hfn) (Entered: 07/07/1992)

July 7, 1992

July 7, 1992

156

MEMORANDUM by Buddy Cason in 5:84-cv-00313, Vikki Contreras in 5:84-cv-00313, Patricia Lequeux in 5:84-cv-00313, Edward Moore in 5:84-cv-00313, Richard Olson in 5:84-cv-00313, Thomas Paschal in 5:84-cv-00313, Carl Eugene Williams in 5:84-cv-00313 in support of [155-1] motion for Attorney Fees (hfn) (Entered: 07/07/1992)

July 7, 1992

July 7, 1992

157

NOTICE of by Buddy Cason in 5:84-cv-00313, Vikki Contreras in 5:84- cv-00313, Patricia Lequeux in 5:84-cv-00313, Edward Moore in 5:84-cv- 00313, Richard Olson in 5:84-cv-00313, Thomas Paschal in 5:84-cv- 00313, Carl Eugene Williams in 5:84-cv-00313 of Substitution of Public Officials Pursuant To Rule 25(d) of The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. (hfn) (Entered: 07/08/1992)

July 7, 1992

July 7, 1992

158

MOTION by Buddy Cason in 5:84-cv-00313, Vikki Contreras in 5:84- cv-00313, Patricia Lequeux in 5:84-cv-00313, Edward Moore in 5:84-cv- 00313, Richard Olson in 5:84-cv-00313, Thomas Paschal in 5:84-cv- 00313, Carl Eugene Williams in 5:84-cv-00313 to Amend Complaint. Response due by 7/22/92 Reply to Response due by 7/30/92 for [158-1] motion (hfn) (Entered: 07/08/1992)

July 7, 1992

July 7, 1992

159

Eighth AMENDMENT to [142-1] Consent Protective Order (identity of women listed in exhibit "A" shall not be released by defendants or their counsel.) filed by plaintiff all plaintiffs in 5:84-cv-00313 (hfn) (Entered: 10/04/1995)

July 9, 1992

July 9, 1992

159

ORDER allowing eighth amendment to exhibit "A" to (142-1) Consent Protective Order and requiring sealing of same. ( signed by Magistrate Judge Claude W. Hicks Jr. ) (hfn) Modified on 10/04/1995 (Entered: 07/09/1992)

July 9, 1992

July 9, 1992

160

RESPONSE by Jim Seckinger in 5:84-cv-00313, Thomas C. Jones Jr. in 5:84-cv-00313, Elie Jones in 5:84-cv-00313, Gary Black in 5:84-cv- 00313, Henry G. Andrews in 5:84-cv-00313, David C. Evans in 5:84-cv- 00313, The Ga. Bd. of Offen in 5:84-cv-00313 to [158-1] motion to Amend Complaint. (hfn) (Entered: 07/20/1992)

July 20, 1992

July 20, 1992

161

ORDER granting [158-1] motion to Amend Complaint. ( signed by Magistrate Judge Claude W. Hicks Jr. ) (hfn) (Entered: 07/21/1992)

July 21, 1992

July 21, 1992

162

TEMPORARY ORDER that defts. and their employees will follow the procedures as set out in the Wardens memo. of July 8, 1992 as Exhibit A hereto until further order of this Court. ( signed by Magistrate Judge Claude W. Hicks Jr. ) (hfn) (Entered: 07/21/1992)

July 21, 1992

July 21, 1992

163

AMENDED COMPLAINT. (hfn) (Entered: 07/29/1992)

July 21, 1992

July 21, 1992

164

INTERROGATORIES by defendants to plaintiffs on allegations of amended complaint. (hfn) Modified on 07/29/1992 (Entered: 07/28/1992)

July 28, 1992

July 28, 1992

165

Request for Production of Documents by Defts. To Pltfs. on allegations of Amended Complaint. (hfn) Modified on 07/29/1992 (Entered: 07/28/1992)

July 28, 1992

July 28, 1992

166

ANSWER by defendants to amended complaint. (hfn) Modified on 07/29/1992 (Entered: 07/29/1992)

July 29, 1992

July 29, 1992

167

Minute entry: Re: Status Conference held before Judge (CWH). Judge to visit Hardwick with a representative from each side on August 14, 1992 at 10:30 a.m. (hfn) (Entered: 08/06/1992)

Aug. 6, 1992

Aug. 6, 1992

168

RESPONSE by Jim Seckinger in 5:84-cv-00313, Thomas C. Jones Jr. in 5:84-cv-00313, Elie Jones in 5:84-cv-00313, Gary Black in 5:84-cv- 00313, Henry G. Andrews in 5:84-cv-00313, David C. Evans in 5:84-cv- 00313, The Ga. Bd. of Offen in 5:84-cv-00313 to Pltfs. First Notice To Produce. (hfn) (Entered: 08/19/1992)

Aug. 19, 1992

Aug. 19, 1992

169

RESPONSE by Jim Seckinger in 5:84-cv-00313, Thomas C. Jones Jr. in 5:84-cv-00313, Elie Jones in 5:84-cv-00313, Gary Black in 5:84-cv- 00313, Henry G. Andrews in 5:84-cv-00313, David C. Evans in 5:84-cv- 00313, The Ga. Bd. of Offen in 5:84-cv-00313 to Pltfs. Notice To Produce, No. 4. (hfn) (Entered: 08/19/1992)

Aug. 19, 1992

Aug. 19, 1992

170

Request for Production of Documents by Buddy Cason in 5:84-cv-00313, Vikki Contreras in 5:84-cv-00313, Patricia Lequeux in 5:84-cv-00313, Edward Moore in 5:84-cv-00313, Richard Olson in 5:84-cv-00313, Thomas Paschal in 5:84-cv-00313, Carl Eugene Williams in 5:84-cv- 00313 (hfn) (Entered: 08/26/1992)

Aug. 26, 1992

Aug. 26, 1992

171

ORDER, allowing ninth amendment to Exhibit "A" to (142-1) Consent Protective Order and requiring sealing of same. ( signed by Magistrate Judge Claude W. Hicks Jr. (hfn) Modified on 10/04/1995 (Entered: 09/04/1992)

Sept. 4, 1992

Sept. 4, 1992

171

Ninth Amendment to Exhibit "A" To (142-1) Consent Protective Order filed by plaintiff Buddy Cason in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Vikki Contreras in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Patricia Lequeux in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Edward Moore in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Richard Olson in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Thomas Paschal in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Carl Eugene Williams in 5:84-cv-00313 (hfn) Modified on 10/04/1995 (Entered: 09/04/1992)

Sept. 4, 1992

Sept. 4, 1992

172

Request for Production of Documents by Buddy Cason in 5:84-cv-00313, Vikki Contreras in 5:84-cv-00313, Patricia Lequeux in 5:84-cv-00313, Edward Moore in 5:84-cv-00313, Richard Olson in 5:84-cv-00313, Thomas Paschal in 5:84-cv-00313, Carl Eugene Williams in 5:84-cv- 00313 to Defts. (hfn) (Entered: 09/04/1992)

Sept. 4, 1992

Sept. 4, 1992

173

MOTION by Buddy Cason in 5:84-cv-00313, Vikki Contreras in 5:84- cv-00313, Patricia Lequeux in 5:84-cv-00313, Edward Moore in 5:84-cv- 00313, Richard Olson in 5:84-cv-00313, Thomas Paschal in 5:84-cv- 00313, Carl Eugene Williams in 5:84-cv-00313 to Extend Time to respond to Defts. First Interrogatories To Pltfs. On Allegations of Amended Complaint and Defts. Request For Production To Pltfs. On Allegations of Pltfs.' Amended Complaint. (hfn) (Entered: 09/08/1992)

Sept. 8, 1992

Sept. 8, 1992

174

MEMORANDUM by Buddy Cason in 5:84-cv-00313, Vikki Contreras in 5:84-cv-00313, Patricia Lequeux in 5:84-cv-00313, Edward Moore in 5:84-cv-00313, Richard Olson in 5:84-cv-00313, Thomas Paschal in 5:84-cv-00313, Carl Eugene Williams in 5:84-cv-00313 in support of [173-1] motion to Extend Time to respond to Defts. First Interrogatories To Pltfs. On Allegations of Amended Complaint and Defts. Request For Production To Pltfs. On Allegations of Pltfs.' Amended Complaint. (hfn) (Entered: 09/09/1992)

Sept. 8, 1992

Sept. 8, 1992

175

Minute entry: Re: Status Conference before Magistrate Judge (CWH). Attys. Cullen and Hewett presented list of triable issues. Judge will give his proposal to attorneys for consultation. Attorneys are to get back to Judge by September 18, 1992. (hfn) (Entered: 09/10/1992)

Sept. 10, 1992

Sept. 10, 1992

Deadline updated; set Notice of Compliance deadline to 9/18/92 (Attys. to get back to Judge - Re: Triable issued - schedule.) (hfn) (Entered: 09/10/1992)

Sept. 10, 1992

Sept. 10, 1992

176

ORDER granting [173-1] motion to Extend Time to respond to Defts. First Interrogatories To Pltfs. On Allegations of Amended Complaint and Defts. Request For Production To Pltfs. On Allegations of Pltfs.' Amended Complaint to and through September 29, 1992.. ( signed by Magistrate Judge Claude W. Hicks Jr. ) (hfn) (Entered: 09/15/1992)

Sept. 15, 1992

Sept. 15, 1992

178

MOTION by Buddy Cason in 5:84-cv-00313, Vikki Contreras in 5:84- cv-00313, Patricia Lequeux in 5:84-cv-00313, Edward Moore in 5:84-cv- 00313, Richard Olson in 5:84-cv-00313, Thomas Paschal in 5:84-cv- 00313, Carl Eugene Williams in 5:84-cv-00313 to Extend Time To Respond To Defts. First Interrogatories To Pltfs. and Allegations of Amended Complaint and Defts.' Request For Production To Pltfs. on Allegations of Pltfs.' Amended Complaint. (hfn) (Entered: 10/06/1992)

Sept. 28, 1992

Sept. 28, 1992

179

MEMORANDUM by Buddy Cason in 5:84-cv-00313, Vikki Contreras in 5:84-cv-00313, Patricia Lequeux in 5:84-cv-00313, Edward Moore in 5:84-cv-00313, Richard Olson in 5:84-cv-00313, Thomas Paschal in 5:84-cv-00313, Carl Eugene Williams in 5:84-cv-00313 in support of [178-1] motion to Extend Time To Respond To Defts. First Interrogatories To Pltfs. and Allegations of Amended Complaint and Defts.' Request For Production To Pltfs. on Allegations of Pltfs.' Amended Complaint. (hfn) (Entered: 10/06/1992)

Sept. 28, 1992

Sept. 28, 1992

177

RESPONSE by Jim Seckinger in 5:84-cv-00313, Thomas C. Jones Jr. in 5:84-cv-00313, Elie Jones in 5:84-cv-00313, Gary Black in 5:84-cv- 00313, Henry G. Andrews in 5:84-cv-00313, David C. Evans in 5:84-cv- 00313, The Ga. Bd. of Offen in 5:84-cv-00313 to [170-1] discovery requested - Request for Production of Documents (FE) (Entered: 10/01/1992)

Oct. 1, 1992

Oct. 1, 1992

181

Minute entry: Re: Status Conference held October 13, 1992 before Magistrate Judge Claude W. Hicks, Jr. (Mr. Cullen has submitted scheduling order. Mr. Hewitt and Mr. Cullen to meet with parole board. Confidentiality question needs to be addressed and resolved. Hearing date - Thursday - October 29, 1992.) (hfn) (Entered: 10/13/1992)

Oct. 13, 1992

Oct. 13, 1992

182

PROPOSED LIST of Triable Issues by Pltfs. (hfn) (Entered: 10/15/1992)

Oct. 15, 1992

Oct. 15, 1992

183

REVIEW of remaining issues and the order in which they should be addressed, by Defendants. (hfn) (Entered: 10/15/1992)

Oct. 15, 1992

Oct. 15, 1992

184

SCHEDULING ORDER (1) The issues of stripping and use of inappropriate restraints in mental health care shall be tried first. (2) On November 2, 1992, the parties shall present to the Court a (90) day focused discovery plan. (3) On February 1, 1993, the focused discovery will close. (4) On February 15, 1993, plaintiffs shall file a motion for preliminary injunction on these issues. (5) On February 25, 1993, defendants shall submit a response to plaintiffs' motion. (6) The parties shall exchange witness lists and exhibit lists at least (15) days prior to the hearing. (7) The hearing will commence on March 8, 1993 at 9:30 a.m. on the first day and thereafter at 9:00 a.m. ( signed by Magistrate Judge Claude W. Hicks Jr. ) (hfn) (Entered: 10/15/1992)

Oct. 15, 1992

Oct. 15, 1992

Deadline updated; set proposed scheduling/discovery order due date to 11/2/92 , and set Discovery completion deadline to 2/1/93 , and set Motion Filing deadline to 2/15/93 , and Response to Motion deadline 02/25/93 , and Motion Hearing set for March 8, 1993 at 9:30 a.m. and thereafter 9:00 a.m. The parties shall exchange witness lists and exhibit lists at least (15) days prior to the hearing. (hfn) (Entered: 10/16/1992)

Oct. 15, 1992

Oct. 15, 1992

185

Eleventh Amendment to [143-1] order Sealing Exhibit "A" to the Consent Protective Order filed by plaintiff Buddy Cason in 5:84-cv- 00313, plaintiff Vikki Contreras in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Patricia Lequeux in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Edward Moore in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Richard Olson in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Thomas Paschal in 5:84-cv-00313, plaintiff Carl Eugene Williams in 5:84-cv-00313. (hfn) (Entered: 10/21/1992)

Oct. 20, 1992

Oct. 20, 1992

186

MOTION by Buddy Cason in 5:84-cv-00313, Vikki Contreras in 5:84- cv-00313, Patricia Lequeux in 5:84-cv-00313, Edward Moore in 5:84-cv- 00313, Richard Olson in 5:84-cv-00313, Thomas Paschal in 5:84-cv- 00313, Carl Eugene Williams in 5:84-cv-00313 to Extend Time to respond to defts.' First Interrogatories to Pltfs. on allegations of amended complaint and Defts.' Request for production to Pltfs. on allegations of Pltfs.' amended complaint. (hfn) (Entered: 11/03/1992)

Nov. 2, 1992

Nov. 2, 1992

187

MOTION by Buddy Cason in 5:84-cv-00313, Vikki Contreras in 5:84- cv-00313, Patricia Lequeux in 5:84-cv-00313, Edward Moore in 5:84-cv- 00313, Richard Olson in 5:84-cv-00313, Thomas Paschal in 5:84-cv- 00313, Carl Eugene Williams in 5:84-cv-00313 to Extend Time to respond to (90) day discovery plan as set out in scheduling order. (hfn) (Entered: 11/03/1992)

Nov. 2, 1992

Nov. 2, 1992

188

MEMORANDUM by Buddy Cason in 5:84-cv-00313, Vikki Contreras in 5:84-cv-00313, Patricia Lequeux in 5:84-cv-00313, Edward Moore in 5:84-cv-00313, Richard Olson in 5:84-cv-00313, Thomas Paschal in 5:84-cv-00313, Carl Eugene Williams in 5:84-cv-00313 in support of [186-1] motion to Extend Time to respond to defts.' First Interrogatories to Pltfs. on allegations of amended complaint and Defts.' Request for production to Pltfs. on allegations of Pltfs.' amended complaint. (hfn) (Entered: 11/06/1992)

Nov. 2, 1992

Nov. 2, 1992

189

ORDER granting [187-1] motion to Extend Time to respond to (90) day discovery plan as set out in scheduling order. ( signed by Mag. Judge Claude W. Hicks Jr. ) (hfn) (Entered: 11/12/1992)

Nov. 10, 1992

Nov. 10, 1992

190

ORDER granting [186-1] motion to Extend Time to respond to defts.' First Interrogatories to Pltfs. on allegations of amended complaint and Defts.' Request for production to Pltfs. on allegations of Pltfs.' amended complaint. ( signed by Mag. Judge Claude W. Hicks Jr. ) (hfn) (Entered: 11/12/1992)

Nov. 10, 1992

Nov. 10, 1992

191

MOTION by Buddy Cason in 5:84-cv-00313, Vikki Contreras in 5:84- cv-00313, Patricia Lequeux in 5:84-cv-00313, Edward Moore in 5:84-cv- 00313, Richard Olson in 5:84-cv-00313, Thomas Paschal in 5:84-cv- 00313, Carl Eugene Williams in 5:84-cv-00313 to Extend Time to respond to First Interrogatories and Request For Production of Documents on Allegations of Pltfs.' Amended Complaint. (hfn) (Entered: 11/30/1992)

Nov. 30, 1992

Nov. 30, 1992

192

MEMORANDUM by Buddy Cason in 5:84-cv-00313, Vikki Contreras in 5:84-cv-00313, Patricia Lequeux in 5:84-cv-00313, Edward Moore in 5:84-cv-00313, Richard Olson in 5:84-cv-00313, Thomas Paschal in 5:84-cv-00313, Carl Eugene Williams in 5:84-cv-00313 in support of [191-1] motion to Extend Time to respond to First Interrogatories and Request For Production of Documents on Allegations of Pltfs.' Amended Complaint. (hfn) (Entered: 11/30/1992)

Nov. 30, 1992

Nov. 30, 1992

Case Details

State / Territory: Georgia

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 13, 1984

Closing Date: Feb. 25, 2002

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

all male and female inmates presently or in the future housed at the Middle Georgia Correctional Complex

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Georgia Department of Corrections, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Due Process

Due Process: Procedural Due Process

Due Process: Substantive Due Process

Equal Protection

Free Exercise Clause

Freedom of speech/association

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1990 - 1996

Issues

General:

Access to lawyers or judicial system

Assault/abuse by staff

Classification / placement

Counseling

Disciplinary procedures

Education

Fire safety

Food service / nutrition / hydration

Law library access

Loss or damage to property

Mail

Phone

Recreation / Exercise

Religious programs / policies

Restraints : physical

Sanitation / living conditions

Sex w/ staff; sexual harassment by staff

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Totality of conditions

Visiting

Crowding:

Crowding / caseload

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Race discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

Male

Medical/Mental Health:

Dental care

Medical care, general

Mental health care, general

Type of Facility:

Government-run