Case: Williams & U.S. v. Lynn

3:92-cv-00001 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana

Filed Date: Jan. 2, 1992

Closed Date: 1999

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

On August 8, 1989, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) initiated an investigation into the conditions of confinement at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana pursuant to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 1997. On May 13, 1991, the DOJ issued a findings letter to the Governor of Louisiana, detailing the following allegedly unconstitutional conditions at the prison: failure to provide adequate medical and mental health care, failure to provi…

On August 8, 1989, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) initiated an investigation into the conditions of confinement at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana pursuant to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 1997. On May 13, 1991, the DOJ issued a findings letter to the Governor of Louisiana, detailing the following allegedly unconstitutional conditions at the prison: failure to provide adequate medical and mental health care, failure to provide a safe environment, segregation of inmates by race in cell assignments, and arbitrary and excessive use of extended lockdown.

On January 2, 1992, inmates at the prison filed a class action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Louisiana Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. The plaintiffs alleged that their constitutional rights had been violated by the conditions of their confinement. On July 22, 1994, the U.S. Department of Justice asked the court to allow them to intervene under CRIPA. On September 8, 1994, the district court (Judge Frank J. Polozola) granted the DOJ's request to intervene as a plaintiff in the lawsuit.

On September 24, 1998, the district court (Judge Polozola) approved a settlement agreement between the parties. We do not have a copy of the settlement agreement so do not have details on its precise terms. On March 26, 1999, pursuant to a joint motion by all parties, the district court closed the case.

Summary Authors

Kristen Sagar (9/10/2006)

People


Judge(s)

Polozola, Frank Joseph (Louisiana)

Riedlinger, Stephen C. (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Nordyke, Keith B (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Curry, Richard A. (Louisiana)

Gascon, Houston Charles III (Louisiana)

Guste, William J. Jr. (Louisiana)

Hymel, L. J. Jr. (Louisiana)

Kline, William Lester (Louisiana)

Lamonica, P. Raymond (Louisiana)

Reiger, Shannan Sweeney (Louisiana)

Judge(s)

Polozola, Frank Joseph (Louisiana)

Riedlinger, Stephen C. (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Nordyke, Keith B (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Curry, Richard A. (Louisiana)

Gascon, Houston Charles III (Louisiana)

Guste, William J. Jr. (Louisiana)

Hymel, L. J. Jr. (Louisiana)

Kline, William Lester (Louisiana)

Lamonica, P. Raymond (Louisiana)

Reiger, Shannan Sweeney (Louisiana)

Rieger, Shannon Sweeny (Louisiana)

Suplee, Victoria Fontana (Louisiana)

Other Attorney(s)

Bowman, Robert C. (District of Columbia)

Dunne, John R. (District of Columbia)

Jackson, Brian Anthony (Louisiana)

Maddox, William G. (District of Columbia)

Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)

Peabody, Arthur E. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Reno, Janet (District of Columbia)

Schoen, Benjamin P. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

Sept. 28, 2001 Docket

Findings Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of Louisiana State Penitenciary at Angola

No Court

May 13, 1991 Findings Letter/Report
93

Motion to Invervene

July 22, 1994 Pleading / Motion / Brief
94

Memorandum in Support of United States' Motion to Invervene as Plaintiff

July 22, 1994 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Docket

Last updated May 13, 2022

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT Filing Fee $ 120.00 Receipt # 45648 (ph) (Entered: 04/16/1992)

Jan. 2, 1992

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Bruce N. Lynn, John P. Whitley . Service deadline set for 1/16/92 . Consent Notices Mailed. (ph) (Entered: 04/16/1992)

Jan. 2, 1992
2

SUMMONS Returned Executed as to Bruce N. Lynn 1/8/92 Answer due on 1/28/92 for Bruce N. Lynn (ph) (Entered: 04/16/1992)

Jan. 8, 1992
3

SUMMONS Returned Executed as to John P. Whitley 1/10/92 Answer due on 1/30/92 for John P. Whitley (ph) (Entered: 04/16/1992)

Jan. 16, 1992
4

MOTION by Bruce N. Lynn, John P. Whitley to Extend Time to answer (ph) (Entered: 04/16/1992)

Jan. 21, 1992
5

CONSENT To extension of time to plead by plaintiffs (ph) Modified on 06/12/1992 (Entered: 04/16/1992)

Jan. 21, 1992
6

ORDER, setting Status Conference for 1:30 4/9/92 , stat setting Status Report deadline to 4/1/92 ( signed by Judge Frank J. Polozola ), issued notices. (ph) (Entered: 04/16/1992)

Jan. 22, 1992
7

ORDER granting [4-1] motion to Extend Time to answer ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (ph) (Entered: 04/16/1992)

Jan. 22, 1992
10

MEMORANDUM by All Plaintiffs in support of [10-1] motion for Hearing under ULR 2.14 by plaintiffssssssssss (ph) (Entered: 10/09/1992)

Jan. 24, 1992
8

MOTION by Hayes Williams, Thad Tatum, Raul Ramos, Leslie Sheridan, Albert Landry, Robert Mccuin, Terrence Butler, Mark Hall, Thomas Lawdins, Charles Hamilton, Leonard Griffin to Certify Class ( Motion Hearing set for 10:00 5/1/92 ) (ph) (Entered: 04/21/1992)

Jan. 24, 1992
9

MEMORANDUM by Hayes Williams, Thad Tatum, Raul Ramos, Leslie Sheridan, Albert Landry, Robert Mccuin, Terrence Butler, Mark Hall, Thomas Lawdins, Charles Hamilton, Leonard Griffin in support of [8-1] motion to Certify Class by plaintiffs (ph) (Entered: 04/21/1992)

Jan. 24, 1992
10

MOTION by Hayes Williams, Thad Tatum, Raul Ramos, Leslie Sheridan, Albert Landry, Robert Mccuin, Terrence Butler, Mark Hall, Thomas Lawdins, Charles Hamilton, Leonard Griffin for Hearing under ULR 2.14 (ph) Modified on 10/09/1992 (Entered: 04/21/1992)

Jan. 24, 1992
11

ORDER denying [10-1] motion for Hearing under ULR 2.14. Because of a pending jury trial which is scheduled to last seven months, the court cannot schedule the hearing on May 1, 1992. The court will place the motion on the regular docket. The parties are encouraged to stipulate as much as possible to the facts necessary for the court to rule on the motion. ( signed by Judge Frank J. Polozola ), issued notices. (ph) (Entered: 04/21/1992)

Feb. 3, 1992
13

MOTION by Bruce N. Lynn, John P. Whitley enroll counsel and designate trial attorney (ph) (Entered: 04/21/1992)

Feb. 7, 1992
14

MOTION by Bruce N. Lynn, John P. Whitley to Extend Time (ph) (Entered: 04/21/1992)

Feb. 7, 1992
15

ORDER granting [13-1] motion enroll counsel and designate trial attorney enrolling additional attorney Victoria Fontana Suplee, Richard A. Curry, Shannan C. Rieger, Houston Charles Gascon III ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (ph) (Entered: 04/21/1992)

Feb. 7, 1992
16

ORDER granting [14-1] motion to Extend Time, resetting Answer deadline to 2/27/92 for John P. Whitley, for Bruce N. Lynn ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (ph) (Entered: 04/21/1992)

Feb. 7, 1992
17

ORDER, resetting Status Conference for 11:00 2/19/92 ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (ph) (Entered: 04/21/1992)

Feb. 12, 1992
18

ORDER, Vacating [17-1] order resetting Status Conference for 11:00 2/19/92 ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (ph) (Entered: 04/21/1992)

Feb. 13, 1992

Status Conference held (ph) (Entered: 04/21/1992)

Feb. 14, 1992
19

ORDER status conference was held on 2/10/92 by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (ph) (Entered: 04/21/1992)

Feb. 14, 1992
21

MOTION by John P. Whitley, Richard L. Stalder to Dismiss ( Motion Hearing set for 10:00 6/5/92 ) (ph) (Entered: 04/21/1992)

Feb. 17, 1992
20

ANSWER to Complaint by Bruce N. Lynn, John P. Whitley, Richard L. Stalder (ph) Modified on 04/21/1992 (Entered: 04/21/1992)

March 17, 1992
22

MEMORANDUM by John P. Whitley, Richard L. Stalder in support of [21-1] motion to Dismiss by Richard L. Stalder, John P. Whitley (ph) (Entered: 04/21/1992)

March 17, 1992
23

ORDER, plaintiffs motion t dismiss be set for oral argument before Judge Polozola on 6/5/92 at 10:00 am ( signed by Judge Frank J. Polozola ), issued notices. (ph) (Entered: 04/21/1992)

March 25, 1992
24

MEMORANDUM by Hayes Williams, Thad Tatum, Raul Ramos, Leslie Sheridan, Albert Landry, Robert Mccuin, Terrence Butler, Mark Hall, Thomas Lawdins, Charles Hamilton, Leonard Griffin in opposition to [21-1] motion to Dismiss by Richard L. Stalder, John P. Whitley (ph) (Entered: 04/21/1992)

March 26, 1992
25

MOTION by Hayes Williams, Thad Tatum, Raul Ramos, Leslie Sheridan, Albert Landry, Robert Mccuin, Terrence Butler, Mark Hall, Thomas Lawdins, Charles Hamilton, Leonard Griffin to Continue status conference (ph) (Entered: 04/21/1992)

March 30, 1992
26

MEMORANDUM by Hayes Williams, Thad Tatum, Raul Ramos, Leslie Sheridan, Albert Landry, Robert Mccuin, Terrence Butler, Mark Hall, Thomas Lawdins, Charles Hamilton, Leonard Griffin in support of [25-1] motion to Continue status conference by plaintiffs (ph) (Entered: 04/21/1992)

March 30, 1992
27

ORDER, Motion Hearing set for 10:00 5/12/92 for [21-1] motion to Dismiss. Motion set for oral argument. ( signed by Judge Frank J. Polozola ), issued notices. (ph) (Entered: 04/30/1992)

March 31, 1992
28

MOTION by John P. Whitley, Richard L. Stalder to withdraw records (ph) (Entered: 04/21/1992)

April 1, 1992
29

STATUS REPORT by Hayes Williams, Thad Tatum, Raul Ramos, Leslie Sheridan, Albert Landry, Robert Mccuin, Terrence Butler, Mark Hall, Thomas Lawdins, Charles Hamilton, Leonard Griffin (ph) (Entered: 04/21/1992)

April 1, 1992
30

ORDER, resetting Status Conference for 9:30 4/27/92 ( signed by Judge Frank J. Polozola ), issued notices. (ph) Modified on 04/21/1992 (Entered: 04/21/1992)

April 2, 1992
31

ORDER granting [28-1] motion to withdraw records ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (ph) (Entered: 04/21/1992)

April 2, 1992
32

MOTION by Hayes Williams, Thad Tatum, Raul Ramos, Leslie Sheridan, Albert Landry, Robert Mccuin, Terrence Butler, Mark Hall, Thomas Lawdins, Charles Hamilton, Leonard Griffin to Continue status conference (second request) (ph) (Entered: 04/21/1992)

April 2, 1992
33

MEMORANDUM by Hayes Williams, Thad Tatum, Raul Ramos, Leslie Sheridan, Albert Landry, Robert Mccuin, Terrence Butler, Mark Hall, Thomas Lawdins, Charles Hamilton, Leonard Griffin in support of [32-1] motion to Continue status conference (second request) by plaintiffs (ph) (Entered: 04/21/1992)

April 2, 1992
34

ORDER granting [32-1] motion to Continue status conference resetting Status Conference for 04/27/92, 9:30 AM ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (ph) Modified on 04/21/1992 (Entered: 04/21/1992)

April 6, 1992
35

REPLY MEMORANDUM by John P. Whitley, Richard L. Stalder in support of [21-1] motion to Dismiss by Richard L. Stalder, John P. Whitley (ph) (Entered: 04/21/1992)

April 13, 1992
36

Minute entry: status conference was held this date. Those present signed the attached attendance roster. ( signed by Judge Frank J. Polozola ) ,issued notices (ph) Modified on 05/18/1992 (Entered: 05/07/1992)

April 27, 1992
38

MOTION by All Plaintiffs for Appointment of Expert (ph) (Entered: 06/26/1992)

June 26, 1992
40

Minute entry: A status conference was held this date to discuss the medical services at LSU. Parties are satisfied with the medical services now being provided to the inmate at LSP by the DOC and Louisiana National Guard. ( signed by Judge Frank J. Polozola ) ,issued notices (ph) (Entered: 06/30/1992)

June 29, 1992
41

PHYSICIAN Report/LSP (ph) (Entered: 06/30/1992)

June 29, 1992
42

LETTER/Nordyke to FJP...re: me of 6/29/92 and satisfaction of medical care (ph) (Entered: 07/07/1992)

July 6, 1992
43

LETTER/Nordyke to FJP...re: medical services (ph) (Entered: 07/08/1992)

July 6, 1992
44

ORDER denying [8-1] motion to Certify Class, without prejudice, reserving to the pltfs the right to reurge the motion at a later date, if necessary. The Court also reserves the right to incorporate any judgment rendered herein which affects the entire prison population at Angola int o the order issued in 71-98. ( signed by Judge Frank J. Polozola ), issued notices. (pah) (Entered: 09/08/1992)

Sept. 4, 1992
45

SUPPLEMENTAL Physician Report as of 1/4/93/LSP (ph) (Entered: 01/22/1993)

Jan. 21, 1993
47

NOTICE of Change of Law Firm Name (ph) (Entered: 02/22/1993)

Feb. 8, 1993
46

NOTICE of Hearing: set Status Conference for 9:30 3/4/93 , issued notices. (pah) (Entered: 02/19/1993)

Feb. 19, 1993
48

MOTION by All Plaintiffs to Certify Class ( Motion Hearing set for 9:00 5/7/93 ) (pah) (Entered: 03/05/1993)

March 4, 1993
49

MEMORANDUM by All Plaintiffs in support of [48-1] motion to Certify Class by All Plaintiffs (pah) (Entered: 03/05/1993)

March 4, 1993
50

MOTION by All Plaintiffs for Hearing under ULR2.14 (pah) (Entered: 03/05/1993)

March 4, 1993
51

MEMORANDUM by All Plaintiffs in support of [50-1] motion for Hearing under ULR2.14 by All Plaintiffs (pah) (Entered: 03/05/1993)

March 4, 1993

Status Conference held (pah) (Entered: 03/12/1993)

March 4, 1993
52

ORDER, The deft shall have 15 days to advise the court whether they oppose pltfs motion for class certification. Response to Motion reset to 3/23/93 for [48-1] motion to Certify Class ( signed by Judge Frank J. Polozola ), issued notices. (ph) (Entered: 03/08/1993)

March 8, 1993
53

NOTICE by Richard L. Stalder, John P. Whitley to take deposition of Thad Tatum, Thomas Lawdins, Charles Hamilton (pah) (Entered: 03/12/1993)

March 11, 1993
55

MEMORANDUM by Richard L. Stalder, John P. Whitley in opposition to [48-1] motion to Certify Class by All Plaintiffs (pah) (Entered: 03/29/1993)

March 23, 1993
56

ORDER,ORAL ARGUMENT Motion Hearing set for 9:30 5/7/93 for [48-1] motion to Certify Class ( signed by Judge Frank J. Polozola ), issued notices. (pah) (Entered: 03/29/1993)

March 24, 1993
57

LETTER TO FJP/Curry..InRe..Case citings omitted in motion to certify class (pah) (Entered: 03/29/1993)

March 25, 1993
58

MOTION by All Plaintiffs for Leave to File reply brief (pah) (Entered: 04/06/1993)

April 2, 1993
59

MEMORANDUM by All Plaintiffs in support of [58-1] motion for Leave to File reply brief by All Plaintiffs (pah) (Entered: 04/06/1993)

April 2, 1993
60

ORDER granting [58-1] motion for Leave to File reply brief ( signed by Judge Frank J. Polozola ), issued notices. (pah) (Entered: 04/06/1993)

April 5, 1993
61

REPLY by All Plaintiffs to response in opposition by dfts to [48-1] motion to Certify Class by All Plaintiffs (pah) (Entered: 04/06/1993)

April 6, 1993
62

Minute entry: granting [48-1] motion to Certify Class,...Dept of Corr shall file a report with the court listing the trial attys for the state in various cases listed by the court... set Notice of Compliance deadline to 8/27/93 for the trial atty for the state in 71-98 and K. Nordyke to notify the court whether or not there is a need to issue an order which would make the current consent decrees retroactive...pltfs' motion for reduction of capacity of E. Carroll Parish Jai1 and to Remove DOC inmates is DENIED AS MOOT ( signed by Judge Frank J. Polozola ) ,issued notices (bm) (Entered: 05/17/1993)

May 17, 1993
63

MOTION by Richard L. Stalder, John P. Whitley, Bruce N. Lynn to Submit Documents for IN CAMERA INSPECTION (bm) (Entered: 05/19/1993)

May 19, 1993
64

ORDER [63-1] motion to Submit Documents for IN CAMERA INSPECTION referred to Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ( signed by Judge Frank J. Polozola ), issued notices. (bm) (Entered: 05/25/1993)

May 25, 1993
65

MEMORANDUM by All Plaintiffs in opposition to [63-1] motion to Submit Documents for IN CAMERA INSPECTION by Bruce N. Lynn, John P. Whitley, Richard L. Stalder (bm) (Entered: 05/28/1993)

May 28, 1993
67

MEMORANDUM by All Plaintiffs in support of [66-1] motion to Compel by All Plaintiffs (bm) (Entered: 06/08/1993)

June 7, 1993
68

ORDER granting [63-1] motion to Submit Documents for IN CAMERA INSPECTION, set Notice of Compliance deadline to 6/22/93 for clerk to release exhibits A,B,C,E,F,G. & H to counsel for the ptlfs and shall return exhibit D by mail to counsel for the defts, unless an appeal from this ruling is taken, in which case the records shall remain filed with the clerk under seal unitl the appeal is decided ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (bm) (Entered: 06/09/1993)

June 8, 1993
69

MOTION by All Plaintiffs to Dismiss Motion to Compel Disco very of Dr. Nitzken (bm) (Entered: 06/28/1993)

June 28, 1993
70

MEMORANDUM by All Plaintiffs in support of [69-1] motion to Dismiss Motion to Compel Disco very by All Plaintiffs (bm) (Entered: 06/28/1993)

June 28, 1993
71

ORDER [66-1] MOTION TO COMPEL REFERRED TO MAG JUDGE Stephen C. Riedlinger ( signed by Judge Frank J. Polozola ), issued notices. (bm) (Entered: 06/29/1993)

June 29, 1993
72

ORDER denying as moot [66-1] motion to Compel ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (bm) (Entered: 06/30/1993)

June 30, 1993
73

MOTION by All Plaintiffs to Review Medical Records (bm) (Entered: 08/20/1993)

Aug. 20, 1993
74

MEMORANDUM by All Plaintiffs in support of [73-1] motion to Review Medical Records by All Plaintiffs (bm) (Entered: 08/20/1993)

Aug. 20, 1993
75

RESPONSE by Richard L. Stalder, John P. Whitley, Bruce N. Lynn in opposition to the entry of an order in the form submitted by the pltfs with their [73-1] motion to Review Medical Records by All Plaintiffs (bm) Modified on 08/24/1993 (Entered: 08/24/1993)

Aug. 23, 1993
76

ORDER granting pltf's [73-1] motion to Review Medical Records, and for Protective Order in that the pleadings and other papers filed in this case containing any reference to an identifiable member of the pltf class or any other inmate shall be filed UNDER SEAL as an exhibit to the pleading or doc. Any request to the defts for prod of inmate medical or mental health records shall be treated as the equivalent of a supboena, and this order shall constitute a determination that the info sought is relevant in this case and shall be produced pursuant to this PROTECTIVE ORDER ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (bm) (Entered: 08/26/1993)

Aug. 26, 1993
77

REQUEST for Production of Documents and Interrogatories by All Plaintiffs (bm) (Entered: 09/20/1993)

Sept. 16, 1993

Status Conference held on 10/27/93 (bm) (Entered: 10/29/1993)

Oct. 29, 1993
79

SCHEDULING ORDER...pltfs shall produce to the defts copies of their trial expert witness reports by 1/4/94 and defts shall produce same to pltfs by 3/31/94; setting Status conference by 3:00 1/21/94 ; All Discovery including fact disc and depos of expert witnesses cutoff 5/31/94 ; Pretrial Conference for 9:00 8/11/94 ; Pretrial Order deadline 8/8/94 ; a form for the pretrial order sahll be provided to counsel at least 30 days prior to the pretrial conference ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (bm) (Entered: 10/29/1993)

Oct. 29, 1993
80

ORDER, Consolidating Cases 92-1, 92-452, 92-453, and 92-461 , and Referring these Cases to Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ( signed by Judge Frank J. Polozola ), issued notices. (bm) (Entered: 01/11/1994)

Jan. 11, 1994

Consolidated Member Case . Lead Case Number: 92-452 (bm) (Entered: 01/11/1994)

Jan. 11, 1994

THIS CASE WAS CONSOLIDATED WITH 92-452, 92-453 and 92-461 which were consolidated previously making 92-452 the Lead Case - 92- 452 will remain as Lead Case and all pleadings will be docketed in 92- 452 (bm) (Entered: 01/11/1994)

Jan. 11, 1994

Status Conference held 1/21/94 (rgm) (Entered: 01/27/1994)

Jan. 21, 1994
81

ORDER set Status Conference for 3:00 4/22/94 ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (rgm) (Entered: 01/27/1994)

Jan. 26, 1994
82

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS of Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger Re: defts' mot to dismiss the equitable claims of pltfs R. Revere, D. Wolfe and C. Taylor be denied as moot, and that further proceedings regarding these pltfs' damage claims be stayed pending a determination of the defts' liablility... [21-1] motion to Dismiss; Objections to R and R due by 3/28/94 (rgm) (Entered: 03/09/1994)

March 9, 1994
90

OBJECTION by Richard L. Stalder, John P. Whitley, Bruce N. Lynn to [82-1] report and recommendations (bm) (Entered: 04/20/1994)

March 24, 1994
83

MOTION by All Plaintiffs Requesting Entry of an Order to Obtain Documents (bm) (Entered: 03/29/1994)

March 28, 1994
84

MEMORANDUM by All Plaintiffs in support of [83-1] motion to Obtain Documents by All Plaintiffs (bm) (Entered: 03/29/1994)

March 29, 1994
85

ORDER granting [83-1] motion to Obtain Documents...defts to provide the docs requested in interrogatory number 7 and req for prod number 1 ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (bm) (Entered: 04/05/1994)

April 5, 1994
86

NOTICE of Conference:... set Status Conference for 10:00 4/12/94 before SCR , issued notices. (bm) (Entered: 04/07/1994)

April 6, 1994
88

SCHEDULING ORDER setting dealine for pltfs to produce to the defts Dr Start's supplemental expert reprot by 5/10/94 and defts to produce same to deft by 6/30/94...Expert Discovery cutoff 7/29/94 ; ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (bm) (Entered: 04/18/1994)

April 15, 1994
89

LETTER from June Delinger to SCR...Re: Dr Start will be available to revisit Angola on 5/13-14/94 and his supplemental report can be ready not later than 5/27/94 (bm) (Entered: 04/18/1994)

April 15, 1994
87

ORDER following status conf...pltfs to find earlist date their expert can review the medical records and provide a supplemental report at which time the court will then determine whether there is sufficient time remaining before the 9/12/94 hearing to allow the defts to delay prod of their expert report...whether further disc from the pltfs' expert will be allowed, in the form of an expert report or depo, will be addressed in the context of the court's ruling on the pltfs' disc motiion ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (bm) (Entered: 04/18/1994)

April 18, 1994
91

ORDER,...court advised by counsel by phone that a further status conf was not necessary at this time... terminated deadline cancelling status conference set for 4/22/94 ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (bm) (Entered: 04/28/1994)

April 28, 1994

Status Conference held (qca) (Entered: 07/08/1994)

June 13, 1994

Status Conference held (qca) (Entered: 07/08/1994)

June 13, 1994
92

ORDER, reset Scheduling Order Deadlines: Dfts expert report shall be provided by 7/11/94 and shall be delivered to counsel for the pltfs as soon as it is available and wherever counsel may be located. Expert discvorey, including the depos of expert witnesses, may be conduted after the pretrial conf. Dfts expert report may be supplemented within 10 days of taking Dr. Start's deposition.. Any defense witness previously identified as a fact witness but who may be called as an expert witness must submit an expert report no later than 10 days after taking Dr. Start's deposition, but in any event no later than 9/1/94. ( signed by Mag. Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger ), issued notices. (qca) (Entered: 07/08/1994)

July 7, 1994
93

MOTION to Intervene by USA (rgm) (Entered: 07/22/1994)

July 22, 1994
94

MEMORANDUM by USA in support of [93-1] motion to Intervene by USA (rgm) (Entered: 07/22/1994)

July 22, 1994

Status Conference held (bm) (Entered: 07/26/1994)

July 22, 1994
95

MOTION by All Plaintiffs For Entry of Order (rgm) (Entered: 07/26/1994)

July 25, 1994

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 2, 1992

Closing Date: 1999

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Louisiana (Angola), State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 1997 et seq.

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: 1998 - None

Issues

General:

Administrative segregation

Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students

Racial segregation

Medical/Mental Health:

Medical care, general

Mental health care, general

Type of Facility:

Government-run