Case: Arney v. Bennett

3:77-cv-03045 | U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas

Filed Date: Feb. 23, 1977

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Case Summary

On February 23, 1977, inmates of state prisons in Lansing and Hutchinson, Kansas filed a class action lawsuit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the State of Kansas in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. The plaintiffs, represented by the Washburn University School of Law Legal Clinic and Legal Services for Prisoners, alleged that prison overcrowding violated their constitutional rights. The prisoners claimed that double-celling, outdoor dormitories, the conditions …

On February 23, 1977, inmates of state prisons in Lansing and Hutchinson, Kansas filed a class action lawsuit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the State of Kansas in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. The plaintiffs, represented by the Washburn University School of Law Legal Clinic and Legal Services for Prisoners, alleged that prison overcrowding violated their constitutional rights. The prisoners claimed that double-celling, outdoor dormitories, the conditions of protective custody, the conditions of administrative segregation, and inadequate mental health care, endangered their health, safety, and welfare.

On May 15, 1980, the parties entered a consent decree, under which the State agreed to ask the American Correctional Association to accredit the Kansas State Penitentiary (later renamed the Lansing Correctional Facility) and to house inmates in individual cells or closely-supervised shared rooms. Once the Penitentiary was accredited, the plaintiffs would dismiss their complaint.

On January 26, 1988, the plaintiffs asked the United States District Court for the District of Kansas (Judge Richard D. Rogers) to modify and enforce the consent decree. On February 15, 1989, the court ordered the State to develop short- and long-term plans to address the prison's weakness in respect to mentally ill inmates, protective custody, and administrative segregation. On April 13, 1989, the court also compelled the State to strategically address overcrowding. One element of the State's long-term plan was the construction of the El Dorado Correctional Facility. On May 17, 1991, the court approved double-celling and population increases for some Kansas prisons, but not for others. Arney v. Finney, 766 F. Supp. 934 (D. Kan. 1991).

Once the El Dorado Correctional Facility was constructed, Kansas began relocating inmates from overcrowded facilities. The State limited the quantity of personal property including legal work that each prisoner could move. Because the court believed that the plaintiffs' claim was weak, the court refused to issue a temporary restraining order enjoining the prison to transfer all legal materials. Porter v. Finney, No. 77-3045-R, 1991 WL 284141 (D. Kan. Dec. 9, 1991).

On June 28, 1994, the court interpreted the State's long-term plan for improving administrative segregation to require that the State determine prison privileges for each segregated inmate individually. Porter v. Finney, 857 F. Supp. 65 (D. Kan. 1994). On December 19, 1995, the court tentatively approved the State's request to resume double-celling in accordance with standards promulgated by the American Correctional Association. Porter v. Graves, No. 77-3045-RDR, 1995 WL 775301 (D. Kan. Dec. 19, 1995). The court reasoned that consent decrees and court orders should be interpreted in the spirit they were intended, and that the intent was to force Kansas prisons to meet national standards for prison quality.

The court also ruled on a number of petitions addressed to intervener status and pleadings entered by unnamed plaintiffs. Porter v. Finney, No. 77-3045-R, 1991 WL 126724 (D. Kan. June 28, 1991), Arney v. Finney, 967 F.2d 418 (10th Cir. 1992), Porter v. Finney, No. 77-3045-R, 1991 WL 264514 (D. Kan. Nov. 4, 1991). We have no additional information on this case.

Summary Authors

Elizabeth Chilcoat (6/2/2006)

People

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Judge(s)

Brorby, Wade (Wyoming)

Moore, Alfred (District of Columbia)

Rogers, Richard Dean (Kansas)

Tacha, Deanell Reece (Kansas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Corrin, Dwight A. (Kansas)

Kaye, Michael (Kansas)

Kessler, Stephen W. (Kansas)

Moots, Lisa Nathanson (Kansas)

Nathanson, Lisa (Kansas)

Rich, William J. (Kansas)

Judge(s)

Brorby, Wade (Wyoming)

Moore, Alfred (District of Columbia)

Rogers, Richard Dean (Kansas)

Tacha, Deanell Reece (Kansas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Corrin, Dwight A. (Kansas)

Kaye, Michael (Kansas)

Kessler, Stephen W. (Kansas)

Moots, Lisa Nathanson (Kansas)

Nathanson, Lisa (Kansas)

Rich, William J. (Kansas)

Theis, Roger M. (Kansas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bonebrake, Carol R. (Kansas)

Case, Kevin D. (Kansas)

Knoll, John J. (Kansas)

Logback, Lawrence J. (Kansas)

Maddan, Timothy G. (Kansas)

Madden, Timothy G. (Kansas)

Simmons, Charles E. (Kansas)

Stephen, Robert T. (Kansas)

Stratton, Wayne T. (Kansas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

Arney v. Hayden

April 6, 2005 Docket
350

Memorandum and Order

Arney v. Finney

766 F.Supp. 934, 1991 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 7924

May 17, 1991 Order/Opinion
360

Memorandum and Order

Porter v. Finney

1991 WL 126724, 1991 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 9119

June 28, 1991 Order/Opinion
402

Memorandum and Order

Porter v. Finney

1991 WL 264514, 1991 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 17736

Nov. 4, 1991 Order/Opinion
411

Memorandum and Order

Porter v. Finney

1991 WL 284141, 1991 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 19008

Dec. 9, 1991 Order/Opinion

Reported Opinion

Arney v. Finney

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

967 F.2d 418, 1992 U.S.App.LEXIS 13906

June 18, 1992 Order/Opinion
505

Memorandum and Order

Porter v. Finney

857 F.Supp. 65, 1994 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 8973

June 28, 1994 Order/Opinion
582

Memorandum and order

Porter v. Graves

1995 WL 775301, 1995 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 19662

Dec. 19, 1995 Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5208347/porter-v-graves/

Last updated May 19, 2022, 11:43 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
319

MOTION by defendant to enlarge operating capacities established by the order entered 4/13/89 (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 04/04/1991)

March 18, 1991
694

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER ENTERED: Movants' motions to enforce consent decree, treated as motions to intervene, are denied. Signed by Senior District Judge Sam A. Crow on 11/05/15. Mailed to pro se movants by regular mail. (smnd)

Nov. 5, 2015 RECAP
713

Order

1 Exhibits

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Nov. 27, 2019 PACER
320

MEMORANDUM in support by defendant re: motion to enlarge operating capacities established by the order entered 4/13/89 [319-1] (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 04/04/1991)

March 18, 1991
714

Order

1 Exhibits

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Dec. 4, 2019 PACER
325

MOTION by plaintiff to terminate case (DO) (Entered: 04/04/1991)

March 28, 1991
322

MOTION by plaintiff to withdraw as litigating plaintiff and class representative. (DO) (Entered: 04/04/1991)

March 29, 1991
715

Order

1 Exhibits

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Dec. 5, 2019 PACER
716

Order

1 Exhibits

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Dec. 10, 2019 PACER
323

MOTION by plaintiff for temporary restraining order , and order to show cause for a preliminary injunction (DO) (Entered: 04/04/1991)

March 29, 1991
324

NOTICE of address to court conditions of confinement by plaintiff (DO) (Entered: 04/04/1991)

March 29, 1991
717

Order

1 Exhibits

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Dec. 11, 2019 PACER
327

NOTICE by plaintiff of termination of attorneys (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 04/10/1991)

April 8, 1991
718

ORDER ENTERED: The court denies the motions and amended motion for new counsel. Doc. Nos. 713 , 714 , 715 , 716 and 717 . Signed by U.S. District Senior Judge Sam A. Crow on 12/13/19. Mailed to pro se party Artis Swafford, Reginald D. Stewart, D'Andre Williams and Daniel P. Parker by regular mail. (smnd)

Dec. 13, 2019 RECAP
719

Reconsideration

Jan. 6, 2020 PACER
328

MOTION by plaintiff to substitute parties--as defts Joan Finney, Steven Davies, Ray Roberts; as pltfs Leslie Kimball, Rickey Ray Redford, Robert DeMass, Richard Snell, Thomas Porter, Dennis House, Robert Smith, Lyle C. Sanders, Donald E. Alexander, Anthony R. Palocioz, Joseph F. Edwards (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 04/10/1991)

April 8, 1991
329

MOTION by plaintiff to substitute parties--as pltfs Lyle C. Sanders, Donald E. Alexander, Anthony R. Palocioz, Joseph F. Edwards (ICMSUSER) Modified on 04/11/1991 (Entered: 04/10/1991)

April 8, 1991
720

Reconsideration

Jan. 6, 2020 PACER
330

MINUTE SHEET: Topeka, KS - re defts' motion to enlarge operating capacities established by 4/13/89 order [319-1]; re pltfs' motion for substitution of parties [328-1]; re pltfs' motion for substitution of parties [329-1] (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 04/11/1991)

April 8, 1991
721

Reconsideration

Jan. 7, 2020 PACER
722

Reconsideration

Jan. 8, 2020 PACER
331

ORDER ENTERED: by Senior Judge Richard D. Rogers re: defts' motion to enlarge operating capacities established by the order entered 4/13/89 [319-1]. This order is considered tentative for purpose of providing notice to class of inmates represented; parties directed to post notice of this tentative order for 14 days. Objections will be considered if filed in writing w/clerk of court by 4/23/91. Final order will issue after that date. (cc: all counsel) (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 04/11/1991)

April 8, 1991
332

ORDER ENTERED: by Senior Judge Richard D. Rogers granting motion to substitute parties [329-1]; substituting party Mike Hayden and adding Joan (nmi) Finney, Steven J Davies, Raymond (nmi) Roberts as defts, & Leslie Kimball, Rickey Ray Redford, Robert (nmi) DeMass, Richard (nmi) Snell, Thomas H Porter, Dennis (nmi) House, Robert Francis Smith Jr., Lyle C Sanders, Donald E Alexander, Anthony R Palocioz, Joseph F Edwards as pltfs; granting motion to substitute parties [328-1] (cc: all counsel) (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 04/11/1991)

April 8, 1991
723

ORDER ENTERED: The motions and amended motion for reconsideration have failed to demonstrate that the court's order denying appointment of new counsel was made in clear error or otherwise justifies reconsideration. The motions (Doc. Nos. 719 , 720 , 721 and 722 ) shall be denied. Signed by U.S. District Senior Judge Sam A. Crow on 01/21/20. Mailed to pro se party Artis Swafford, Daniel P. Parker and Reginald D. Stewart by regular mail. (smnd)

Jan. 21, 2020 RECAP
333

MOTION by Wayne T Stratton to withdraw as attorney for defts (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 04/11/1991)

April 9, 1991
724

Notice of Appeal - Final Judgment

Feb. 3, 2020 PACER
334

ORDER ENTERED: by Senior Judge Richard D. Rogers granting Wayne T Stratton's motion to withdraw as attorney for defts [333-1] (cc: all counsel) (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 04/11/1991)

April 11, 1991
725

Appeal In Forma Pauperis Prisoner Case

Feb. 3, 2020 PACER
335

OBJECTIONS by plaintiffs re: 4/8/91 order [331-1] (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 04/17/1991)

April 17, 1991
726

Preliminary Record on Appeal Sent

1 Preliminary Packet

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Feb. 3, 2020 PACER
336

NOTICE setting hearing on tentative order [331-1] at 9:30 a.m. on 5/7/91 (cc: all counsel) (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 04/23/1991)

April 23, 1991
727

Withdrawal and Entry of Appearance of Substituted Counsel

Feb. 4, 2020 PACER
337

ORDER ENTERED: by Senior Judge Richard D. Rogers. Clerk to issue writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum for Jouett Edgar Arney to appear before Judge Rogers 5/7/91 at 1:30 p.m. (cc: all counsel) (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 04/23/1991)

April 23, 1991
728

Appeal Number Information

Feb. 5, 2020 PACER

WRIT of habeas corpus ad testificandum issued by Clerk. Jouett Edgar Arney to appear before Judge Rogers on 5/7/91 at 1:30 p.m. (cc: Warden, KSP; Dept of Corrections) (ICMSUSER) Modified on 04/26/1991 (Entered: 04/23/1991)

April 23, 1991
729

Order on Motion for Leave to Appeal In Forma Pauperis (Prisoner Case)

Feb. 28, 2020 PACER
339

MOTION by plaintiff Jouett Edgar Arney to intervene (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 04/24/1991)

April 23, 1991
730

Mandate

1 Transmittal Letter

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May 5, 2020 PACER
338

NOTICE setting hearing on tentative order [331-1] at 1:30 p.m. on 5/7/91 (cc: all counsel) (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 04/24/1991)

April 24, 1991

Text not available. (Entered: 05/08/1991)

May 7, 1991
340

MINUTE SHEET: Topeka, KS - taking under advisement the tentative order [331-1]; taking under advisement pltf's motion to withdraw as litigating plaintiff and class representative [322-1]. Court to issue order. (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 05/08/1991)

May 7, 1991
341

MOTION by Daniel Joseph Kirwan to intervene , and for investigation & foreclosure (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 05/08/1991)

May 8, 1991
342

RESPONSE by defendants to pltfs' hearing memorandum (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 05/10/1991)

May 10, 1991
343

REQUEST by plaintiffs for order to cease & desist (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 05/13/1991)

May 13, 1991
344

NOTICE by plaintiff to certify the questions to US Supreme Court (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 05/15/1991)

May 15, 1991
345

ADDITIONAL AUTHORITIES by plaintiff in support of res judicata (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 05/15/1991)

May 15, 1991
346

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff of attorneys' violations of Kansas Supreme Court disciplinary rules relating to attorneys (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 05/15/1991)

May 15, 1991
347

MOTION by plaintiff for temporary restraining order , and/or for preliminary injunction (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 05/15/1991)

May 15, 1991
348

BRIEF in support by plaintiff re: motion for temporary restraining order [347-1], re: motion for preliminary injunction [347-2] (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 05/15/1991)

May 15, 1991
349

MOTION by plaintiff for hearing (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 05/15/1991)

May 15, 1991
350

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: by Senior Judge Richard D. Rogers granting in part & denying in part as stated in this order, the motion to enlarge operating capacities established by the order entered 4/13/89 [319-1]; denying motion for temporary restraining order [323-1]; denying motion order to show cause for a preliminary injunction [323-2]; denying motion for temporary restraining order [347-1]; denying motion for preliminary injunction [347-2]; denying motion hearing [349-1]; denying motion to terminate case [325-1]; denying notice [327-1]; denying motion to intervene [339-1]; denying motion to intervene [341-1]; denying motion for investigation & foreclosure [341-2]; denying notice [344-1]; granting Arney's motion to withdraw as litigating plaintiff and class representative [322-1]; finding the motion for order to cease & desist [343-1] moot. terminating party Jouett Edgar Arney 16 pages (cc: all counsel) (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 05/17/1991)

May 17, 1991
351

MOTION by Lisa (nmi) Nathanson to withdraw as attorney for plaintiffs (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 05/20/1991)

May 17, 1991
352

ORDER ENTERED: by Senior Judge Richard D. Rogers granting motion to withdraw as attorney for plaintiffs [351-1] attorney Lisa Nathanson for pltfs Joseph F Edwards, Anthony R Palocioz, Donald E Alexander, Lyle C Sanders, Robert Francis Smith Jr., Dennis (nmi) House, Thomas H Porter, Richard (nmi) Snell, Robert (nmi) DeMass, Rickey Ray Redford, Leslie Keith Kimball (cc: all counsel) (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 05/21/1991)

May 21, 1991
353

MOTION by Randall William Murphy for designation as class representative (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 05/24/1991)

May 24, 1991
354

MOTION by defendants to clarify court's order of 5/17/91 (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 05/30/1991)

May 30, 1991
355

ORDER ENTERED: by Senior Judge Richard D. Rogers granting defts' motion to clarify court's order of 5/17/91 [354-1]; clarified as stated in this order (cc: all counsel) (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 06/10/1991)

June 10, 1991
356

APPLICATION & PETITION by plaintiff Jouett Edgar Arney for order of doctrine of res judicata, to terminate court appointment of attys, to substitute class members (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 06/10/1991)

June 10, 1991
357

QUESTIONS FOR THE COURT TO DECIDE filed by plaintiff Jouett Edgar Arney re: application & petition for order of doctrine of res judicata, to terminate court appointment of attys, to substitute class members [356-1] (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 06/10/1991)

June 10, 1991
361

NOTICE OF APPEAL by plaintiff Jouett Edgar Arney from Dist. Court decision re: 5/17/91 memorandum & order [350-2]. (Pleadings #356 & #357 treated as a notice of appeal per 6/28/91 memorandum & order) (cc: Mr. Arney; all counsel; 10CCA) (ICMSUSER) Modified on 07/01/1991 (Entered: 07/01/1991)

June 10, 1991
358

MOTION by Randall William Murphy & plaintiff Jouett Edgar Arney for permission to file out of time notice of appeal (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 06/20/1991)

June 20, 1991
359

NOTICE OF APPEAL by plaintiff Jouett Edgar Arney from Dist. Court decision re: 6/10/91 order [355-1] (cc: Jouett E Arney; all counsel; 10CCA) (ICMSUSER) Modified on 06/28/1991 (Entered: 06/28/1991)

June 24, 1991

APPEAL FEE STATUS: $105.00 appeal filing fee pending before this court (re: appeal #359) (ICMSUSER) Modified on 07/01/1991 (Entered: 07/01/1991)

June 24, 1991
360

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: by Senior Judge Richard D. Rogers treating pleadings [356-1] & [357-1] as a notice of appeal; granting motion for permission to file out of time notice of appeal [358-1]. Denying request of movants to certify that the order of the court on any issue other than intervention is proper for interlocutory appeal. 3 pages (cc: Jouett E Arney; Randall William Murphy; all counsel) (ICMSUSER) Modified on 07/01/1991 (Entered: 06/28/1991)

June 28, 1991

APPEAL FEE STATUS: $105.00 appeal filing fee pending before this court (re: appeal #361) (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 07/01/1991)

June 28, 1991
362

NOTICE OF APPEAL by plaintiff Jouett Edgar Arney from Dist. Court decision re: 5/17/91 memorandum & order [350-2]. (See pldg. #360) (cc: Mr. Arney; all counsel; 10CCA) (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 07/01/1991)

June 28, 1991

APPEAL FEE STATUS: $105.00 appeal filing fee pending before this court (re: appeal #362) (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 07/01/1991)

June 28, 1991
363

STATUS REPORT by defendants (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 07/02/1991)

July 2, 1991
364

ORDER ENTERED: by Senior Judge Richard D. Rogers re appeals [362-1], [359-1], [361-1]; appellants to either pay filing fee or complete financial affidavits & return to court for consideration of in forma pauperis status (cc: Mr. Arney; Mr. Murphy; all counsel; USCA) (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 07/03/1991)

July 3, 1991
365

NOTICE by defendants of exceeding operating capacity (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 07/11/1991)

July 10, 1991
366

MOTION by plaintiffs to substitute parties--Gary Stotts for deft Steven J Davies; withdraw pltf Richard Snell; allow Randall Murphy to intervene as a named class representative (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 07/11/1991)

July 10, 1991
367

ORDER ENTERED: by Senior Judge Richard D. Rogers granting pltfs' motion to substitute parties--Gary Stotts for deft Steven J Davies; withdraw pltf Richard Snell; allow Randall Murphy intervene as a named class representative [366-1]; substituting party Steven J Davies and adding Gary Stotts & Randall William Murphy; finding the motion for designation class representative [353-1] moot. terminating party Richard (nmi) Snell (cc: all counsel) (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 07/11/1991)

July 11, 1991
368

APPLICATION & petition by pltfs Jouett Edgar Arney & Randall William Murphy for order of contempt of court (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 07/12/1991)

July 11, 1991
369

MEMORANDUM of law & evidence in support by Jouett Edgar Arney, Randall William Murphy re: motion for order of contempt of court [368- 1] (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 07/12/1991)

July 11, 1991
370

RESPONSE (financial affidavit) by plaintiff Jouett Edgar Arney re: 7/3/91 order [364-1] (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 07/15/1991)

July 15, 1991
372

MOTION by movant Robert A Bookless for contempt charges (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 07/16/1991)

July 15, 1991
373

AFFIDAVIT of Robert A. Bookless in support of motion for contempt charges [372-1] (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 07/16/1991)

July 15, 1991
374

RESPONSE (financial affidavit) by plaintiff Randall William Murphy re: order [364-1] (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 07/16/1991)

July 16, 1991
375

RECEIPT FROM USCA of preliminary record on appeal re: appeal [361- 1] & appeal [362-1]. (Per phone conversation with USCA, appeals #361 & #362 treated as one appeal.) (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 07/25/1991)

July 22, 1991
376

ORDER ENTERED: by Senior Judge Richard D. Rogers re order [364- 1], re appeal [362-1]; granting Mr. Murphy in forma pauperis status to proceed with the appeal (cc: Mr. Murphy; all counsel; USCA) (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 07/23/1991)

July 23, 1991
377

RECEIPT FROM USCA of preliminary record on appeal re: appeal [359- 1] (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 07/25/1991)

July 24, 1991
378

APPEAL DOCKETED in 10th Circuit on 7/19/91 (re: appeals #361 & #362) and assigned Dkt No. 91-3235. (Per phone conversation with USCA, appeals #361 & #362 treated as one appeal.) (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 07/25/1991)

July 24, 1991
379

APPEAL DOCKETED in 10th Circuit on 7/22/91 re: appeal #359 and assigned Dkt No. 91-3237 (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 07/25/1991)

July 24, 1991
380

MOTION by pltfs Jouett Edgar Arney, Randall William Murphy for hearing on pltf's application & petition for order of contempt of court, referred to Senior Judge Richard D. Rogers (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/01/1991)

Aug. 1, 1991
381

RECEIPT FROM USCA for Record on Appeal, Volumes 1-12 (10, 11 & 12 are original records) re: appeals [362-1], [359-1] & [361-1] (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/01/1991)

Aug. 1, 1991
382

SUPPLEMENTAL AFFIDAVIT of Robert A Bookless re: motion for contempt charges [372-1] (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/09/1991)

Aug. 9, 1991
383

ORDER ENTERED: by Senior Judge Richard D. Rogers denying motion for hearing on pltf's application & petition for order of contempt of court [380-1]; denying motion for contempt charges [372-1]; denying motion for order of contempt of court [368-1] (cc: Mr. Arney; Mr. Murphy; Mr. Bookless; all counsel) (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/21/1991)

Aug. 21, 1991
384

MOTION by plaintiff Jouett Edgar Arney for order to show cause, referred to Senior Judge Richard D. Rogers. [STRICKEN FROM RECORD PER 11/4/91 MEMO & ORDER #402] (ICMSUSER) Modified on 11/05/1991 (Entered: 09/10/1991)

Sept. 10, 1991
385

AFFIDAVIT of Jouett E Arney re: motion for order to show cause, referred to Senior Judge Richard D. Rogers [384-1]. [STRICKEN FROM RECORD PER 11/4/91 MEMO & ORDER #402] (ICMSUSER) Modified on 11/05/1991 (Entered: 09/10/1991)

Sept. 10, 1991
386

PETITION by plaintiff Jouett Edgar Arney for order of payment of witness fees, referred to Senior Judge Richard D. Rogers (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 09/10/1991)

Sept. 10, 1991
387

NOTICE OF APPEAL by pltfs Jouett Edgar Arney & Randall William Murphy from Dist. Court decision re: 8/21/91 order [383-1] (cc: Mr. Arney; Mr. Murphy; all counsel; 10CCA) (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 09/10/1991)

Sept. 10, 1991

APPEAL FEE STATUS: in forma pauperis status previously granted to Mr. Arney & Mr. Murphy (see doc. 371 & 376) (ICMSUSER) Modified on 09/11/1991 (Entered: 09/11/1991)

Sept. 10, 1991
388

LETTER to court from Timothy G Madden re: appeals #359, #361, #362; requesting supplement to record on appeal for USCA No. 91-3235 & 91- 3237 (ICMSUSER) Modified on 09/13/1991 (Entered: 09/13/1991)

Sept. 11, 1991

Preliminary record on appeal (re: appeal #387 filed 9/10/91) sent to USCA (cc: Mr. Arney; Mr. Murphy; all counsel) (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 09/13/1991)

Sept. 13, 1991

Supplemental Vol. I sent to USCA per Mr. Madden's request, consisting of pldgs. #6,#69,#351,#388 (re: appeals #359, #361 & #362) (USCA #91-3235 & 91-3237) cc: Mr. Arney; Mr. Murphy; all counsel (ICMSUSER) Modified on 09/17/1991 (Entered: 09/16/1991)

Sept. 16, 1991
389

RECEIPT FROM USCA of preliminary record on appeal re: appeal [387- 1] (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 09/26/1991)

Sept. 26, 1991
390

APPEAL DOCKETED in 10th Circuit on 9/23/91 re: appeal [#387] and assigned Dkt No. 91-3295 (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 09/26/1991)

Sept. 26, 1991

RECORD ON APPEAL transmitted to 10th Circuit; Supplemental Vol. Two (see appeal no. 91-3235 & 91-3237 for Vol. One & Supplemental Vol. One); appeal [387-1] (cc: Mr. Arney; Mr. Murphy; all counsel w/summary of record) (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 09/26/1991)

Sept. 26, 1991
391

NOTICE by defendants of operating capacity adjustment (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 09/27/1991)

Sept. 26, 1991
392

AFFIDAVIT of Joseph Kirwan (DO) (Entered: 10/03/1991)

Oct. 3, 1991
393

RECEIPT FROM USCA of record re: appeal [387-1] (DO) (Entered: 10/07/1991)

Oct. 7, 1991

State / Territory: Kansas

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 23, 1977

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Inmates of state prisons in Lansing and Hutchinson, Kansas.

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

State of Kansas, 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: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1980 - 0

Issues

General:

Administrative segregation

Protective custody

Type of Facility:

Government-run