Case: Watson v. Ray

4:78-cv-00106 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa

Filed Date: April 17, 1978

Closed Date: Sept. 29, 1999

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Case Summary

Present and future general prison population inmates at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, Iowa, filed a class action lawsuit on April 17, 1978 under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, alleging that the totality of conditions of confinement violated the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments. The plaintiffs were represented by legal interns at the University of Iowa College of Law Legal Clinic. Americans United for Separation of Church and State r…

Present and future general prison population inmates at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, Iowa, filed a class action lawsuit on April 17, 1978 under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, alleging that the totality of conditions of confinement violated the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments. The plaintiffs were represented by legal interns at the University of Iowa College of Law Legal Clinic. Americans United for Separation of Church and State represented one of the plaintiff class representatives. After a three-week trial, the District Court (Judge William C. Stuart) found that a proposed settlement would rectify the unconstitutional conditions of confinement. Watson v. Ray, 90 F.R.D. 143 (S.D.Iowa 1981). The decree required annual monitoring of the Iowa State Penitentiary.

Upon the enactment of the Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PLRA), the defendants moved to terminate the consent decree on May 10, 1996. The District Court (Judge Charles R. Wolle) denied this motion on February 10, 1997. Watson v. Ray, No. 4-78-CV-80106, 1997 WL 675579 (S.D.Iowa Feb. 10, 1997). However, the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reversed his decision in light of Gavin v. Branstad, 122 F.3d 1081 (8th Cir. 1997). On remand, the District Court on August 10, 1998 terminated the decree, concluding that the PLRA was constitutional. On appeal and on September 29, 1999, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (Judge John F. Nangle, sitting by designation) affirmed the termination of the consent decree. Watson v. Ray, 192 F.3d 1153 (8th Cir. 1999). This decision terminated the case.

Summary Authors

David Terry (4/25/2006)

People


Judge(s)

Arnold, Morris Sheppard (Arkansas)

McMillian, Theodore (Missouri)

Nangle, John Francis (Missouri)

Stuart, William Corwin (Iowa)

Wolle, Charles Robert (Iowa)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

O'Connor, Timothy R. (Iowa)

Rosenberg, Paul H. (Iowa)

Sierra, Gretchen T. (Iowa)

Whiston, John B. (Iowa)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Allen, Gordon E. (Iowa)

Judge(s)

Arnold, Morris Sheppard (Arkansas)

McMillian, Theodore (Missouri)

Nangle, John Francis (Missouri)

Stuart, William Corwin (Iowa)

Wolle, Charles Robert (Iowa)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

O'Connor, Timothy R. (Iowa)

Rosenberg, Paul H. (Iowa)

Sierra, Gretchen T. (Iowa)

Whiston, John B. (Iowa)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Allen, Gordon E. (Iowa)

Black, John G. (Iowa)

Kelinson, Craig A. (Iowa)

Lindebak, Layne M. (Iowa)

McDonald, Bruce C. (Iowa)

Miller, Thomas J. (Iowa)

Williams, Lorna Lawhead (Iowa)

Other Attorney(s)

Garvey, Vincent M. (District of Columbia)

Hagen, Christopher D. (Iowa)

Herwig, Barbara L. (District of Columbia)

Hoyle, John C. (District of Columbia)

Hunger, Frank W. (District of Columbia)

Khan, Ayesha N. (District of Columbia)

Littlefield, Patricia Gail (District of Columbia)

Mears, Philip B. (Iowa)

Nickerson, Don Carlos (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

78-cv-80106

Docket (PACER)

Nov. 12, 1999

Nov. 12, 1999

Docket

4:78-cv-00106

Order

90 F.R.D. 143, 1981 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 11810

April 29, 1981

April 29, 1981

Order/Opinion
453

78-cv-80106

Order

1997 WL 675579

Feb. 10, 1997

Feb. 10, 1997

Order/Opinion
480

78-cv-80106

Order

Feb. 13, 1998

Feb. 13, 1998

Order/Opinion

98-03443

Reported Opinion

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

192 F.3d 1153, 1999 U.S.App.LEXIS 24614

Sept. 29, 1999

Sept. 29, 1999

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 22, 2022, 3:18 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

REMARK: per call from U of I Legal Clinic, Exhibits may be destroyed (don) (Entered: 11/12/1999)

Nov. 12, 1999

Nov. 12, 1999

REMARK: per call to AG's Office, deft exhibits may be destoryed. (don) (Entered: 11/12/1999)

Nov. 12, 1999

Nov. 12, 1999

494

MANDATE from Circuit Court of Appeals affirming the decision of the District Court [492-1] (cc: Counsel) (don) (Entered: 11/12/1999)

Nov. 12, 1999

Nov. 12, 1999

493

COPY of Appellate Court Order: Concent decree affirmed (don) (Entered: 09/29/1999)

Sept. 29, 1999

Sept. 29, 1999

NOTIFICATION by Circuit Court of Appellate Docket Number [492-1] 98-3443SIDM (don) (Entered: 10/16/1998)

Oct. 16, 1998

Oct. 16, 1998

RECEIVED [492-1] re appeal fee in amount of $ 105.00 ( Receipt # 53051) (pmb) (Entered: 09/09/1998)

Sept. 9, 1998

Sept. 9, 1998

492

NOTICE OF APPEAL by plaintiff Clinton Morse Watson from Dist. Court decision [490-2], [491-1] cc:counsel,USCA (pmb) (Entered: 09/09/1998)

Sept. 4, 1998

Sept. 4, 1998

REMARK - Order filed 8/7/98 (Filing #490) mailed to John Whiston, Layne Lindebak, Gordon Allen, and Chris Hagen (dr) (Entered: 08/10/1998)

Aug. 10, 1998

Aug. 10, 1998

490

ORDER by Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle granting motion to vacate judgment [488-1] hold moot and vacate order of 12/4/96 [445-2] dismissing case [0-0], [0-0], [0-0], [0-0] ; order is vacated along with today's termination of all prospective relief previously ordered (cc: all counsel) (dr) (Entered: 08/10/1998)

Aug. 10, 1998

Aug. 10, 1998

491

STATUS REPORT per Consent Order #78-106-1 Watson vs. Ray; re Iowa Department of Public Health's inspection of Iowa State Penitentiary on May 27, 28, 29, 1998 (cc: John Whiston, Layne Lindebak, Gordon Allen, Chris Hagen) (dr) (Entered: 08/10/1998)

Aug. 7, 1998

Aug. 7, 1998

489

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff Clinton Morse Watson in support [488-1] of motion to vacate judgment before Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle (dr) (Entered: 07/22/1998)

July 22, 1998

July 22, 1998

488

MOTION by plaintiff Clinton Morse Watson to vacate judgment before Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle (dr) (Entered: 07/22/1998)

July 22, 1998

July 22, 1998

486

STATUS REPORT per Consent Order #78-10601 Watson vs. Ray; re Iowa Department of Public Health's inspection of Iowa State Penitentiary on May 28-29, 1998 by W. F. (Bill) Permar, Designated Court Monitor (cc: Gordon Allen, Attorney General of Iowa; John Whiston, College of Law, Univ. of Iowa; Chris Hagen, U.S. Attorney; Layne Lindebak, Attorney General of Iowa; Vincent Garvey, U.S. Dept. of Justice) (dr) Modified on 06/04/1998 (Entered: 06/04/1998)

June 4, 1998

June 4, 1998

485

PROPOSED Order on Dfts' Motion to Terminate Relief submitted to Prison Litigation Reform Act submitted by plaintiff (dr) (Entered: 02/26/1998)

Feb. 26, 1998

Feb. 26, 1998

484

PROPOSED Alternative Order Under the PLRA submitted by plaintiff (dr) (Entered: 02/23/1998)

Feb. 23, 1998

Feb. 23, 1998

483

PROPOSED Order on Remand Under The PLRA submitted by defendants (dr) (Entered: 02/23/1998)

Feb. 20, 1998

Feb. 20, 1998

482

SUPPLEMENT by plaintiffs [399-1] to brief in opposition to dfts' motion to terminate relief pursuant to Prison Litigation Reform Act (dr) (Entered: 02/17/1998)

Feb. 17, 1998

Feb. 17, 1998

481

CLERK'S COURT MINUTES: courtroom clerk: Shirley Dooley, Deputy Clerk; court reporter: Terri Martin; re [474-1] hearing on remand from Court of Appeals (appeal order) ; all paties may provide to court proposed decision they are desiring from Court to enter by (Status report ddl) 2/23/98 [minutes file stamped 2/13/98; received in clerk's office for docketing 2/17/98] (dr) (Entered: 02/17/1998)

Feb. 13, 1998

Feb. 13, 1998

480

ORDER by Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle ; In-court hearing held 2/13/98 on dft's motion to terminate decree providing relief in this case; court granted parties opportunity by 2/23/98 to file proposed decision on issues presented by pending motions; court will then rule on pending motions after 2/23/98 (cc: all counsel) (dr) (Entered: 02/13/1998)

Feb. 13, 1998

Feb. 13, 1998

479

STATUS REPORT re Iowa Department of Public Health's inspection of Iowa State Penitentiary on June 25, 26, and 27, 1997 (dr) (Entered: 02/13/1998)

Feb. 13, 1998

Feb. 13, 1998

478

BRIEF FILED by defendant [477-2] regarding order (dr) (Entered: 02/13/1998)

Feb. 12, 1998

Feb. 12, 1998

REMARK - Filing #477 (Order of 2/4/98) mailed this date to John Whiston, Ayesha Khan, Layne Lindebak, Gordon Allen, Christopher Hagen, Vincent Garvey, Craig Kelinson (dr) (Entered: 02/05/1998)

Feb. 4, 1998

Feb. 4, 1998

477

ORDER by Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle ; In-court hearing with counsel scheduled on 2/13/98 @ 9:00 a.m. at U.S. Courthouse in Des Moines; as stated in order of 1/6/98 parties are granted to and including 2/12/98 @ 4:30 p.m. to file further briefs (cc: all counsel) (dr) (Entered: 02/05/1998)

Feb. 4, 1998

Feb. 4, 1998

476

CERTIFIED COPY of judgment from USCA remanding the matter back to District Court [Appeal [458-1], [Appeal [457-1] (cc: all counsel) (pmb) (Entered: 02/03/1998)

Feb. 3, 1998

Feb. 3, 1998

475

ORDER by Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle-The court directs counsel for defendants to inform the court immediately upon receiving word that the procedendo has issued to the clerk of this court. (See order for specifics) (cc: all counsel) (pmb) (Entered: 01/06/1998)

Jan. 6, 1998

Jan. 6, 1998

474

COPY of Appellate Court Order:Upon review, appellees' motion is to remand these appeals to the district court for reconsideration of the motion for termination is granted. (pmb) (Entered: 12/29/1997)

Dec. 29, 1997

Dec. 29, 1997

473

ORDER by Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle; By not later than noon on 9/23/97, counsel for the defendants may submit to the court in writing by facsimile transmission reasons why counsel for the movants should not be allowed to meet with his identified committee at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison on 9/24/97. Unless counsel for the defendants presents good cause, the court will allow counsel for the movants to meet with the committee on 9/24/97. (cc: all counsel) (dv) (Entered: 09/23/1997)

Sept. 22, 1997

Sept. 22, 1997

472

ORDER by Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle ; In-court hearing held 8/4/97 : If class cnsl wishes to arrange for special class meetings and ISP officials oppose those arrangements, then class cnsl shall make a specific request to the court for the special meeting. (cc: all counsel) (cl) (Entered: 08/05/1997)

Aug. 4, 1997

Aug. 4, 1997

471

CLERK'S COURT MINUTES: courtroom clerk: Shirley Dooley; court reporter: Ann Moyna;Hearing help through ICN. (pmb) (Entered: 08/04/1997)

Aug. 1, 1997

Aug. 1, 1997

470

STATUS REPORT RE: Director of Iowa Department Public Health's Inspection of Iowa State Pentitentiary June 12 & 13, 1997. (ld) (Entered: 07/08/1997)

July 7, 1997

July 7, 1997

469

ORDER by Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle -- defs' to make arrangements for all committee members to meet with class counsel without correctional officers being present at 9:00 a.m. on 8/1/97 to resolve this question: when and under what circumstances should committee members and counsel be able to meet to discuss legal maters pending in this case? A representative from the A.G.'s office shall be available in Fort Madison to respond to questions by counsel and the committee. The court will be available... ; In-court hearing 8/1/97 at 1:00 p.m. on that date via ICN video conference to hold an evidentiary hearing if the parties cannot resolve the problem without the court's assistance. (cc: all counsel) (ld) (Entered: 07/01/1997)

June 30, 1997

June 30, 1997

468

CLERK'S COURT MINUTES on phone hrg. on post-appeal injunctive relief held 6/30/97: courtroom clerk: Minnie Alexander; court reporter: None; (ld) (Entered: 07/01/1997)

June 30, 1997

June 30, 1997

467

AFFIDAVIT of James Helling (ld) (Entered: 06/19/1997)

June 18, 1997

June 18, 1997

466

MEMORANDUM by defendant in support [465-1] of motion response (dv) (Entered: 06/17/1997)

June 16, 1997

June 16, 1997

465

RESISTANCE by defendant to motion for post-appeal preliminary injunction before Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle [461-1] (dv) (Entered: 06/17/1997)

June 16, 1997

June 16, 1997

464

ORDER by Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle rescheduling hearing on motion for post-appeal preliminary injunction [461-1] 1:30 6/27/97 (cc: all counsel) (dv) (Entered: 06/02/1997)

June 2, 1997

June 2, 1997

463

ORDER by Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle setting hearing on motion for post-appeal preliminary injunction [461-1] by telephone conference call at 10:00 on 6/27/97 court to place call (cc: all counsel) (cl) (Entered: 06/02/1997)

May 30, 1997

May 30, 1997

462

MEMORANDUM (brief) in support [461-1] of motion for post-appeal preliminary injunction before Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle (pmb) (Entered: 05/28/1997)

May 28, 1997

May 28, 1997

461

MOTION by plaintiff Clinton Morse Watson, intervenor-plaintiff Steven R Wycoff, intervenor Earl Emery, intervenor John Kime, intervenor Charles N Chadwick, intervenor-plaintiff Ernest F Walters, intervenor- plaintiff Richard D Dodd, intervenor-plaintiff Glendale More Jr for post- appeal preliminary injunction before Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle (pmb) Modified on 04/08/1998 (Entered: 05/28/1997)

May 28, 1997

May 28, 1997

460

LETTER to court from W.L. Garrison, Corrections Consultant, dtd' 7/12/96. (ld) (Entered: 05/06/1997)

May 5, 1997

May 5, 1997

NOTIFICATION by Circuit Court of Appellate Docket Number [459-1] 97-2042SIDM (pmb) (Entered: 04/23/1997)

April 23, 1997

April 23, 1997

NOTIFICATION by Circuit Court of Appellate Docket Number [457-1] 97-1866SIDM (pmb) (Entered: 04/10/1997)

April 10, 1997

April 10, 1997

459

NOTICE OF APPEAL by intervenor-defendant USA from Dist. Court decision [453-1] cc: all counsel (pmb) (Entered: 04/10/1997)

April 9, 1997

April 9, 1997

RECEIVED [458-1] re appeal fee in amount of $ 105.00 ( Receipt # 49564) (ld) (Entered: 04/30/1997)

March 24, 1997

March 24, 1997

458

NOTICE OF CONDITIONAL CROSS APPEAL by defendant Robert Ray, defendant Paul Hedgepeth, defendant Jim Helling from Dist. Court decision [453-1] cc: all counsel (pmb) (Entered: 03/20/1997)

March 19, 1997

March 19, 1997

RECEIVED [457-1] re appeal fee in amount of $ 105.00 ( Receipt # 49520) (pmb) (Entered: 03/07/1997)

March 7, 1997

March 7, 1997

457

NOTICE OF APPEAL by plaintiff from Dist. Court decision [453-1] cc: all counsel (pmb) (Entered: 03/07/1997)

March 7, 1997

March 7, 1997

455

MOTION by plaintiff, intervenor-plaintiffs for "postponement of determination of pla. entitlement to atty. fees & expenses" before Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle (rh) (Entered: 02/24/1997)

Feb. 24, 1997

Feb. 24, 1997

454

AFFIDAVIT of Philip Mears (rh) (Entered: 02/24/1997)

Feb. 24, 1997

Feb. 24, 1997

453

ORDER by Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle denying motion to alter/and or amend [446-1] judgment [447-1] , and to terminate prospective relief [447-1] {see for many specifics} (cc: all counsel) (rh) (Entered: 02/10/1997)

Feb. 10, 1997

Feb. 10, 1997

452

CLERK'S COURT MINUTES: courtroom clerk: M. Alexander; court reporter: T. Martin; motion to alter/and or amend [446-1] judgment [447- 1] before Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle [447-1] ; hearing held 8:15 1/14/97 (cc: JS10) (rh) (Entered: 01/15/1997)

Jan. 15, 1997

Jan. 15, 1997

451

RESISTANCE by defendant to motion to alter/and or amend [446-1] judgment [447-1] before Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle [447-1] (rh) (Entered: 12/23/1996)

Dec. 23, 1996

Dec. 23, 1996

450

ORDER by Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle setting hearing on motion to alter/and or amend [446-1] judgment [447-1] by phone conf. 8:15 1/14/97; dft. shall file a response by 1/3/97 (cc: all counsel) (rh) (Entered: 12/23/1996)

Dec. 23, 1996

Dec. 23, 1996

449

ORDER by Magistrate Judge Celeste F. Bremer granting motion for disbursement of expenses in the amt. of $1,094.83 to MEARS LAW FIRM [448-1] (cc: all counsel, financial) (rh) (Entered: 12/20/1996)

Dec. 20, 1996

Dec. 20, 1996

448

MOTION by plaintiff, intervenor-plaintiff, intervenor for disbursement of expenses before Magistrate Judge Celeste F. Bremer (rh) (Entered: 12/18/1996)

Dec. 18, 1996

Dec. 18, 1996

447

MOTION by intervenor-plaintiffs to alter/and or amend [446-1] judgment [447-1] before Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle (rh) (Entered: 12/16/1996)

Dec. 16, 1996

Dec. 16, 1996

446

JUDGMENT: signed by L Hibbs re [445-2] order modifying the decree in the following : paragraph 27 shall provide that cellhouse 17 may be utilized to renovate...;Paragraph 23... max. security portion of ISP shall not exceed apox. 750 inmates; Paragraph 56.. the correctional officers, etc. shall increase in proportion to the population { SEE FOR MANY SPECIFICS} (cc: all counsel) OJ 252-68 (rh) (Entered: 12/05/1996)

Dec. 4, 1996

Dec. 4, 1996

445

FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW: by Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle re [357-1] motion for relief from final order {modification of consent decree} SEE FOR MANY MANY SPECIFICS terminating case (cc: all counsel) OJ 252-67 (rh) (Entered: 12/05/1996)

Dec. 4, 1996

Dec. 4, 1996

443

PROPOSED Order submitted by defendants (rh) (Entered: 11/27/1996)

Nov. 27, 1996

Nov. 27, 1996

442

NOTICE OF RECENT DECISION SUBMITTED by intervenor- defendant USA (rh) (Entered: 11/19/1996)

Nov. 18, 1996

Nov. 18, 1996

EXHIBITS (Large posterboard & chart) located in large posterboard exhibit unit of store room. [Far left corner of exhibit shelving] (ld) (Entered: 11/15/1996)

Nov. 15, 1996

Nov. 15, 1996

441

TRANSCRIPT VOL 2 - trial @ FT. MADISON 11/4/96 filed (rh) (Entered: 11/08/1996)

Nov. 8, 1996

Nov. 8, 1996

440

ORDER by Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle - dft. may present rebuttal testimony during the wk. of 11/12/96. All evidence submitted shall be by deposition tn. or testimony rec'd by phone conf. call; the matter will be deemed submitted UNLESS by 3:00 pm the ct. informs cnsl. of a hrng. {see for specifics} (cc: all counsel) (rh) (Entered: 11/05/1996)

Nov. 5, 1996

Nov. 5, 1996

EXHIBITS from phase 2 of trl. held 11/4/96 [439-1] located in expand folder w/file (rh) (Entered: 11/05/1996)

Nov. 5, 1996

Nov. 5, 1996

439

EXHIBIT LIST - from phase 2 of trial held 11/4/96 (rh) (Entered: 11/05/1996)

Nov. 5, 1996

Nov. 5, 1996

438

WITNESS list submitted from phase 2 of trial held 11/4/96 (rh) (Entered: 11/05/1996)

Nov. 5, 1996

Nov. 5, 1996

437

CLERK'S COURT MINUTES: minutes by Judge Wolle; court reporter: none; trbeg , trend Phase 2 of trial held in Ft. Madison (cc: JS10) (rh) (Entered: 11/05/1996)

Nov. 5, 1996

Nov. 5, 1996

------------------ VOLUME 6 --------------------------- {starting w/dkt. #437} (rh) (Entered: 11/05/1996)

Nov. 4, 1996

Nov. 4, 1996

436

ORDER by Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle ; In-court hearing held - continuation will be 11/4/96 @ ISP {see for specifics) (cc: all counsel) (rh) (Entered: 10/30/1996)

Oct. 30, 1996

Oct. 30, 1996

435

RESISTANCE by defendant to M/for judgment as a matter of law and brief (rh) (Entered: 10/25/1996)

Oct. 25, 1996

Oct. 25, 1996

434

ORDER by Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle ; Trial PHASE II 11/4/96 @ 9:00 -in Ft Madison the court will tour facilities prior to trial (cc: all counsel) (rh) (Entered: 10/24/1996)

Oct. 24, 1996

Oct. 24, 1996

433

BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF JUDGMENT FILED by intervenor-plaintiff, intervenor (rh) (Entered: 10/23/1996)

Oct. 23, 1996

Oct. 23, 1996

432

PARTIAL TRANSCRIPT filed - trial testimony on 10/15/96 {cover pg. only} (rh) (Entered: 10/21/1996)

Oct. 21, 1996

Oct. 21, 1996

EXHIBITS [430-1] located in brwn. expand folder w/file {for part 2 of trial} (rh) (Entered: 10/17/1996)

Oct. 17, 1996

Oct. 17, 1996

431

ORDER by Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle ; Brief ddl 10/22/96 @ 12:00pm for intv. (cc: all counsel) (rh) (Entered: 10/17/1996)

Oct. 16, 1996

Oct. 16, 1996

430

WITNESS & EXHIBIT LIST from trial held 10/15/96 (rh) (Entered: 10/17/1996)

Oct. 15, 1996

Oct. 15, 1996

429

CLERK'S COURT MINUTES: courtroom clerk: S. Dooley; court reporter: T. Martin; PART 1 ct. trbeg , trend (rh) (Entered: 10/17/1996)

Oct. 15, 1996

Oct. 15, 1996

428

ORDER by Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle granting motion for disbursement of costs and fees for expert before Judge Charles R. Wolle [427-1] denying motion to continue trial before Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle [416-1], denying motion to continue trial before Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle [305-1] (cc: all counsel) (rh) (Entered: 10/15/1996)

Oct. 15, 1996

Oct. 15, 1996

427

MOTION by intervenor-plaintiff for disbursement of costs and fees for expert before Judge Charles R. Wolle (rh) Modified on 10/15/1996 (Entered: 10/15/1996)

Oct. 15, 1996

Oct. 15, 1996

426

ORDER by Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle re [418-1] motion to compel , re [416-1] motion to continue -- At hrg. held 10/9/96 court discussed scheduling and concluded this case will be bifurcated. Trial of first phase of case will be held commencing at 9:00 a.m. 10/15/96 by IFON videoconference. The court will then recess and begin the plntfs' presentation of evidence at 9:00 a.m. on Wed. 10/23/96 at the court facility on the grounds of the IA State Penitentiary in Ft. Madison. ; In- court hearing [court trial];10/23/96 at 9am SEE ORDER FOR PARTICULARS ON MOTIONS LINKED TO THIS ORDER. (cc: all counsel) (ld) (Entered: 10/11/1996)

Oct. 9, 1996

Oct. 9, 1996

425

CLERK'S COURT MINUTES: courtroom clerk: Shirley Dooley; court reporter: Terri Martin; re [418-1] motion to compel answers to interrogatories , re [416-1] motion to continue trial ; In-court hearing held 10/9/96 (ld) (Entered: 10/11/1996)

Oct. 9, 1996

Oct. 9, 1996

423

ORDER by Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle finding the motion to compel answers to interrogatories [418-1] moot, denying motion to continue trial [416-1], finding the motion TO TERMINATE PROSPECTIVE RELIEF [385-1] moot as its under advisement, granting motion for trial setting [372-1], taking under advisement on 10/30/96 the motion for relief from final order [357-1] (cc: all counsel) (rh) (Entered: 10/08/1996)

Oct. 8, 1996

Oct. 8, 1996

422

CLERK'S COURT MINUTES: courtroom clerk: A. Beneke; court reporter: T. Martin; phone conf. held (cc: JS10) (rh) (Entered: 10/07/1996)

Oct. 7, 1996

Oct. 7, 1996

424

RESPONSE by defendant [418-1] re: motion to compel answers to interrogatories before Magistrate Judge Celeste F. Bremer, [416-1] re: motion to continue trial before Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle (rh) (Entered: 10/09/1996)

Oct. 4, 1996

Oct. 4, 1996

421

CLERK'S COURT MINUTES: courtroom clerk: W. Alexander; court reporter: none; ptch (cc: JS10) (rh) (Entered: 10/07/1996)

Oct. 4, 1996

Oct. 4, 1996

420

ORDER by Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle taking under advisement on 10/3/96 the motion to continue trial at the FPT Conf. [416-1] (cc: all counsel) (rh) (Entered: 10/02/1996)

Oct. 2, 1996

Oct. 2, 1996

419

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff, intervenor-plaintiff, intervenor, intervenor-plaintiff in support [418-1] of motion to compel answers to interrogatories before Magistrate Judge Celeste F. Bremer (rh) (Entered: 10/02/1996)

Oct. 2, 1996

Oct. 2, 1996

418

MOTION by plaintiff, intervenor-plaintiff, intervenor, intervenor- plaintiff to compel answers to interrogatories before Magistrate Judge Celeste F. Bremer (rh) (Entered: 10/02/1996)

Oct. 2, 1996

Oct. 2, 1996

417

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff, intervenor-plaintiff, intervenor, intervenor-plaintiff in support [416-1] of motion to continue trial before Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle (rh) (Entered: 10/02/1996)

Oct. 2, 1996

Oct. 2, 1996

416

MOTION by plaintiff, intervenor-plaintiff, intervenor, intervenor- plaintiff to continue trial before Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle (rh) (Entered: 10/02/1996)

Oct. 2, 1996

Oct. 2, 1996

415

ORDER by Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle ; Final pretrial cnf (MAG) resched. to CRW ; final pretrial conf 10/3/96 @ 3:00 pm (cc: all counsel) (rh) (Entered: 09/30/1996)

Sept. 27, 1996

Sept. 27, 1996

414

RESPONSIVE BRIEF by plaintiff, intervenor-plaintiff, intervenor re [411-1] motion brief (rh) (Entered: 09/20/1996)

Sept. 20, 1996

Sept. 20, 1996

413

MOTION by plaintiff, intervenor-plaintiff, intervenor to exceed page limitation and ORDER /s/JRR, Clk granting motion [413-1] (cc: all counsel) (rh) (Entered: 09/20/1996)

Sept. 20, 1996

Sept. 20, 1996

412

ORDER by Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle granting motion for leave to respond to dft. supplemental brief and US brief [405-1] (cc: all counsel) (rh) (Entered: 09/19/1996)

Sept. 19, 1996

Sept. 19, 1996

411

BRIEF FILED by intervenor-defendant USA re: CONSTITUTIONALITY OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE PRISON LITIGATION REFORM ACT (rh) (Entered: 09/09/1996)

Sept. 9, 1996

Sept. 9, 1996

410

ORDER by Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle granting motion to exceed page limitation by USA [408-1] (cc: all counsel) (rh) (Entered: 09/09/1996)

Sept. 9, 1996

Sept. 9, 1996

409

ORDER by Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle granting motion to intervene by USA [406-1] (cc: all counsel) (rh) (Entered: 09/09/1996)

Sept. 9, 1996

Sept. 9, 1996

408

MOTION by intervenor-defendant USA to exceed page limitation before Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle {per office} (rh) (Entered: 09/09/1996)

Sept. 6, 1996

Sept. 6, 1996

407

MEMORANDUM by intervenor-defendant USA in support [406-1] of motion to intervene before Chief Judge Charles R. Wolle before (rh) (Entered: 09/09/1996)

Sept. 6, 1996

Sept. 6, 1996

405

MOTION by plaintiff, intervenor-plaintiff, intervenor for leave to respond to dft. supplemental brief and US brief before Judge Charles R. Wolle (rh) Modified on 09/17/1996 (Entered: 09/03/1996)

Sept. 3, 1996

Sept. 3, 1996

Case Details

State / Territory: Iowa

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 17, 1978

Closing Date: Sept. 29, 1999

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Present and future general prison population inmates at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, Iowa

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Iowa State Penitentiary (Fort Madison), State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

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: 1981 - 1999

Issues

General:

Totality of conditions

Type of Facility:

Government-run