Case: Miller v. Massachusetts Department of Corrections

1:84-cv-01062 | U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Filed Date: April 9, 1984

Closed Date: 1991

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Case Summary

On April 9, 1984, a prisoner in Bridgewater, Massachusetts filed a pro se lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. §1983 against the Massachusetts Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The plaintiff asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as damages, alleging that his constitutional rights had been violated by the conditions of his confinement, lack of mail privileges and insufficient rehabilitation.Our information on this case is limited…

On April 9, 1984, a prisoner in Bridgewater, Massachusetts filed a pro se lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. §1983 against the Massachusetts Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The plaintiff asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as damages, alleging that his constitutional rights had been violated by the conditions of his confinement, lack of mail privileges and insufficient rehabilitation.

Our information on this case is limited to the PACER docket. According to the docket, on December 10, 1985, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts (Judge Robert E. Keeton) awarded injunctive relief to the plaintiff on one of his causes of action. Later, on June 11, 1991, the court ordered the defendants to pay the plaintiff $500.00 in attorneys' fees and closed the case. On July 7, 1991, the plaintiff appealed the dismissal of the case. On August 5, 1993, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of the case.

Summary Authors

Kristen Sagar (2/13/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Keeton, Robert Ernest (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Mullen, Timothy A. (Massachusetts)

Judge(s)

Keeton, Robert Ernest (Massachusetts)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Mullen, Timothy A. (Massachusetts)

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Document

1:84-cv-01062

Docket (PACER)

Aug. 6, 1993

Aug. 6, 1993

Docket

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Docket

Last updated Aug. 6, 2022, 3:05 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
161

Motion by Sherman Miller for hearing relative to D's mtn to continue scheduled trial date (fmr) (Entered: 01/04/1991)

Jan. 2, 1991

Jan. 2, 1991

162

Motion by Sherman Miller for leave to file supplemental complaint (fmr) (Entered: 01/04/1991)

Jan. 3, 1991

Jan. 3, 1991

163

Judge Robert E. Keeton . Clerk's Notes: Hearing (rptr - Willette): Re: Ds' Motion for Continuance (Docket No. 157) Parties stipulate to a continuance and court ORDERS Trial set for april 25, 1991 at 9:30 a.m. Motion for Leave to File Supplemental Complaint (filed in court) Court DENIES Motio for Leave to File Supp. Complaint but will place proposed Supp. Complaint on the record. To the extent that new facts alleged re: existing count regarding treatment plan, the Supp. complaint is not necessary. To the extent that Supp. Complaint alleges any new OA's, it is too late in litigation to allow further amendment. P will be allowed to offer proof re: facts alleged in Supp. Complaint insofar as they relate to existing claims. P voluntarily dismisses Count 2 (opening of mail) and Count 3 (possession of banking docs) and Cout ALLOWS such dismissal. Court ALLOWS oral depos to be taken of Dr. Mark Sokol and Michael Stevens. D cl to contact P re: scheduling forthwith. court ALLOWS depos to be tape recorded; P to provide tapes, D to provide tape recorder. No transcript is necessary. Court allows P to propound written ints to Joseph Ponte and Ollie Langloss. All discovery must be completed before D files any Motion to Dismiss or Motion for Summary Judgment., (fmr) (Entered: 01/08/1991)

Jan. 3, 1991

Jan. 3, 1991

164

Motion by Sherman Miller for reconsideration and/or mtn to consider relevant portions of P's supplemental complaint as amended complaint (fmr) (Entered: 01/14/1991)

Jan. 10, 1991

Jan. 10, 1991

165

Memorandum by Sherman Miller in support of [164-1] motion for reconsideration and/or mtn to consider relevant portions of P's supplemental complaint as amended complaint (fmr) (Entered: 01/14/1991)

Jan. 10, 1991

Jan. 10, 1991

166

Motion by Sherman Miller for court order authorizing P to take deposition testimony by tape recorder and topurcahse tape recorder (fmr) (Entered: 01/23/1991)

Jan. 22, 1991

Jan. 22, 1991

167

Affidavit by Sherman Miller Re: [166-1] motion for court order authorizing P to take deposition testimony by tape recorder and topurcahse tape recorder (fmr) (Entered: 01/23/1991)

Jan. 22, 1991

Jan. 22, 1991

168

Memorandum by Michael V. Fair, Charles Caughan, James J. Callahan, Richard Boucher in opposition to [164-1] motion for reconsideration and/or mtn to consider relevant portions of P's supplemental complaint as amended complaint (fmr) (Entered: 01/29/1991)

Jan. 28, 1991

Jan. 28, 1991

169

Memorandum by Corrections, Dept. o, Michael V. Fair, Charles Caughan, James J. Callahan, Richard Boucher in opposition to [166-1] motion for court order authorizing P to take deposition testimony by tape recorder and topurcahse tape recorder (fmr) (Entered: 02/05/1991)

Feb. 4, 1991

Feb. 4, 1991

170

Notice by Sherman Miller to take deposition of Michael Stevens (fmr) (Entered: 02/13/1991)

Feb. 8, 1991

Feb. 8, 1991

171

Notice by Sherman Miller to take deposition of Mark Sokol (fmr) (Entered: 02/13/1991)

Feb. 8, 1991

Feb. 8, 1991

172

Notice by Sherman Miller to take deposition of Mark Sokol Ph.D. (fmr) (Entered: 02/19/1991)

Feb. 14, 1991

Feb. 14, 1991

173

Notice by Sherman Miller to take deposition of Michael Stevens (fmr) (Entered: 02/19/1991)

Feb. 14, 1991

Feb. 14, 1991

174

Letter from Joanne Cull to Mr. Miller re: enclosed jis two subpoenas for the deposition you intend to take along with a Marshal's Form.....(see letter for more details) (fmr) (Entered: 03/04/1991)

Feb. 28, 1991

Feb. 28, 1991

175

Return of depo subpoena on Mark Sokol service executed 2/19/91 (fmr) (Entered: 03/07/1991)

March 6, 1991

March 6, 1991

176

Return of depo subpoena on Michael Stevens service executed 2/19/91 (fmr) (Entered: 03/07/1991)

March 6, 1991

March 6, 1991

177

Judge Robert E. Keeton . Memorandum and Order - P's mtn for Reconsideration is DENIED. P's mtn to purchase tape recorder is DENIED, ENTERED, cc/cl. (fmr) (Entered: 04/01/1991)

March 28, 1991

March 28, 1991

178

Motion by Sherman Miller to shorten time for Deft Joseph Ponte to resopnd to pltf's interrogatories , filed, c/s. (ktb) (Entered: 04/12/1991)

April 8, 1991

April 8, 1991

179

Letter to Trina Pilcher, Deputy Clerk from Sherman Miller, Pro Se re- submitting documents received by the Court on 4/2/91 and returned to him as they did not conform with Local Rule 37, filed, c/s. (ktb) (Entered: 04/12/1991)

April 8, 1991

April 8, 1991

180

Motion by Sherman Miller to compel discovery and judgment of contempt , filed, c/s. (ktb) (Entered: 04/12/1991)

April 8, 1991

April 8, 1991

181

Affidavit by Sherman Miller Re: [180-1] motion to compel discovery and judgment of contempt, filed, c/s. (ktb) (Entered: 04/12/1991)

April 8, 1991

April 8, 1991

182

Memorandum by Sherman Miller in support of [180-1] motion to compel discovery and judgment of contempt, filed, c/s. (ktb) (Entered: 04/12/1991)

April 8, 1991

April 8, 1991

183

Motion by Sherman Miller to amend complaint by substituting parties and joining additional parties , filed, c/s. (ktb) (Entered: 04/12/1991)

April 9, 1991

April 9, 1991

184

Motion by Corrections, Dept. of Michael V. Fair, Charles Caughan, James J. Callahan, Richard Boucher to dismiss and/or for summary judgment , filed, c/s. (ktb) (Entered: 04/12/1991)

April 12, 1991

April 12, 1991

185

Memorandum by Sherman Miller in support of [184-1] motion to dismiss and/or for summary judgment, w/attached exhibits, filed, c/s. (ktb) (Entered: 04/12/1991)

April 12, 1991

April 12, 1991

186

Judge Robert E. Keeton . (rptr-Willette) Clerk's Notes: Civil Non Jury Trial Day 1- Collquy re mtns currently pending. Ct stated preference for proceeding with trial and addressing issues if necessary as they arise at trail. Collquy re pre-trial discovery matters raised by P Miller after asking stated preference for proceedings w/trial giving P an opp'y to subpoena Michael Stevens with a subpoena duces tecum to appear rail. Ct deffered addressing issue of what Stevens most produce until Stevens or his attny has opp'y to respond. Collquy re: P's proposed witnesses. P not prep'd to list witnesses. Collquy re affect of Pearson decision by J Mazzone, aff'd by 1st Circuit on P remaining two counts. Arg by Mullen. collqu re issue of P;s standing to sue based on denial of access of cts of other persons. Arg by Miller on applicability of 1st Circuit. Bruder decision to his case. Miller submitted proposed witness list and made opening statement describing evidence he proposed to offer on two remaining counts in amended compliant. Opening by Mullen. Collquy re: declaratory relief on Count One and damages based on hiring cl. Ct directed Miller to submit evidence on damages by affdvt for COunt One and to submit brief on treatment claim in Count 6 on 4/30/91. D responses in affdvt and any bref due on 5/114/91. Info request for cross-x., ct will take u/a on 5/14/91. Ct deferred ruling on necessity of recieving evidence on Cunt 6 until it determines whether P's proffer is sufficient to state claim in light of Browder, filed (fmr) (Entered: 04/24/1991)

April 16, 1991

April 16, 1991

197

Motion by Sherman Miller to strike [184-1] motion to dismiss and/or for summary judgment (fmr) (Entered: 06/18/1991)

April 16, 1991

April 16, 1991

198

Witness list by Sherman Miller (fmr) (Entered: 06/18/1991)

April 16, 1991

April 16, 1991

187

Motion by Sherman Miller to extend time to file a memo of law to 5/10/91 (fmr) (Entered: 05/02/1991)

April 29, 1991

April 29, 1991

Judge Robert E. Keeton . Endorsed Order granting [187-1] motion to extend time to file a memo of law to 5/10/91 (fmr) (Entered: 05/02/1991)

April 29, 1991

April 29, 1991

188

P's memo of law, filed (fmr) (Entered: 05/13/1991)

May 13, 1991

May 13, 1991

189

Memo of law in support of First Cuase of action, filed (fmr) (Entered: 05/13/1991)

May 13, 1991

May 13, 1991

190

Affidavit fo Sherman Miller (fmr) (Entered: 05/13/1991)

May 13, 1991

May 13, 1991

191

Affidavit of John H, Cunha, Jr., filed (fmr) (Entered: 05/13/1991)

May 13, 1991

May 13, 1991

199

Affidavit by Sherman Miller (fmr) (Entered: 06/18/1991)

May 13, 1991

May 13, 1991

192

Supplement to P's trial brief and affdvt, filed (fmr) (Entered: 05/20/1991)

May 16, 1991

May 16, 1991

193

Affidavit of John H. Cunha, Jr. (fmr) (Entered: 05/20/1991)

May 16, 1991

May 16, 1991

194

Memorandum by Sherman Miller in support of first cause of action, filed (fmr) (Entered: 05/20/1991)

May 16, 1991

May 16, 1991

195

Judge Robert E. Keeton . Memorandum and Order - It is ORDERED: On the forgoing findings and conclusions, judgment will be entered fr D on P's sixth cause of action; declaratory releif in accordance with these findings and conclusions will be granted to P on his first cause of action; D will be ordered to pay P $500.00 as reimbursement for P's attny fees in enforcing this ct's order of 12/10/85; and all other claims are dismissed as directed inrevious orders of this ct in this case. P's mtn to amend complaint, mtn to shorten time to respond to interrogatories and mtn to compel disocvery are all dismissed at moot. Final Judgmet shall be entered forthwith in a separate document, ENTERED, cc/cl (fmr) (Entered: 06/12/1991)

June 11, 1991

June 11, 1991

196

Judge Robert E. Keeton . Judgment for Sherman Miller against Corrections, Dept. o, Michael V. Fair, Charles Caughan, James J. Callahan, Richard Boucher It is ORDERED D shall pay P $500.00 as reimbursement for attny fees incurred by P in seeking to enforce this ct's Order of 12/10/85. Judgmetn for D's against P on P's sixth cause of action. The second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Seventh Causes of action, To the extent that the First Cuase of Action requests releif beyond the declaratory releif and reimbursement set out above, it is DISMISSED. Exercising the discretion provided for in Fed. R. Civ. P 54(d) and in light of this ct's determination that no party properly may be designated the prevailing party for the case as a whole, the ct will not award costs to any party. D shall pay interest on the amount awarded in paragraph (1) at the post-judgment interest rate of 6.09% per annum from the date of judgment until paid, ENTERED, cc/cl (fmr) (Entered: 06/12/1991)

June 11, 1991

June 11, 1991

Case closed (fmr) (Entered: 06/26/1991)

June 11, 1991

June 11, 1991

200

Motion by Sherman Miller for reconsideration of [196-1] judgment order, [195-1] memorandum order (fmr) (Entered: 06/25/1991)

June 24, 1991

June 24, 1991

201

Motion by Sherman Miller for reconsideration of [196-1] judgment order, [195-1] memorandum order to Judge Robert E. Keeton (fmr) (Entered: 07/02/1991)

July 2, 1991

July 2, 1991

202

Affidavit by Sherman Miller Re: [201-1] motion for reconsideration of [196-1] judgment order, [195-1] memorandum order (fmr) (Entered: 07/02/1991)

July 2, 1991

July 2, 1991

203

Motion by Corrections, Dept. o, Michael V. Fair, Charles Caughan, James J. Callahan, Richard Boucher to extend time to respond to P's mtn for partial reconsideration and clarification to Judge Robert E. Keeton (fmr) (Entered: 07/09/1991)

July 5, 1991

July 5, 1991

204

Notice of appeal by Sherman Miller Fee Status: (fmr) (Entered: 07/10/1991)

July 9, 1991

July 9, 1991

Judge Robert E. Keeton . Endorsed Order granting [203-1] motion to extend time to respond to P's mtn for partial reconsideration and clarification (fmr) (Entered: 07/15/1991)

July 11, 1991

July 11, 1991

205

Letter to the clerk from Sherman Miller re: money for the appeal will be at the court within 40 day period. .... (See letter for more details), filed. (fmr) (Entered: 07/16/1991)

July 16, 1991

July 16, 1991

206

Memorandum by Michael V. Fair, Charles Caughan, James J. Callahan, Richard Boucher in opposition to [201-1] motion for reconsideration of [196-1] judgment order, [195-1] memorandum order (fmr) (Entered: 07/18/1991)

July 16, 1991

July 16, 1991

USCA appeal fees received $ 105, receipt #10874 (fmr) (Entered: 07/30/1991)

July 19, 1991

July 19, 1991

Certified copy of docket and record on appeal forwarded to U.S. Court of Appeals: [204-1] appeal (fmr) (Entered: 07/23/1991)

July 23, 1991

July 23, 1991

207

Motion by Sherman Miller for leave to file nunc pro tunc memo of reasons to Judge Robert E. Keeton (fmr) (Entered: 07/24/1991)

July 24, 1991

July 24, 1991

208

Motion by Sherman Miller for leave to file reply brief opposing D's opposition to P's mtn for partial reconsideration and clairification of the ct's 6/11/91 memo and order to Judge Robert E. Keeton (fmr) (Entered: 07/24/1991)

July 24, 1991

July 24, 1991

209

Memorandum by Sherman Miller in support of [207-1] motion for leave to file nunc pro tunc memo of reasons (fmr) (Entered: 07/24/1991)

July 24, 1991

July 24, 1991

210

Affidavit by Sherman Miller Re: [209-1] support memorandum, [208-1] motion for leave to file reply brief opposing D's opposition to P's mtn for partial reconsideration and clairification of the ct's 6/11/91 memo and order, [207-1] motion for leave to file nunc pro tunc memo of reasons (fmr) (Entered: 07/24/1991)

July 24, 1991

July 24, 1991

211

Affidavit of Gerard Ready, filed (fmr) (Entered: 07/24/1991)

July 24, 1991

July 24, 1991

Notice of Docketing ROA from USCA Re: [204-1] appeal USCA NUMBER: 91-1706 (fmr) (Entered: 07/26/1991)

July 25, 1991

July 25, 1991

212

Letter to the clerk from P re: enclosed is copies of a letter and a check in the amount of $105.00... (See letter for more details), filed (fmr) (Entered: 08/06/1991)

Aug. 5, 1991

Aug. 5, 1991

213

Mandate of USCA Re: [204-1] appeal ISSUED. Appeal Dismissed (fmr) (Entered: 08/23/1991)

Aug. 22, 1991

Aug. 22, 1991

214

Judge Robert E. Keeton . Memorandum -... A separate order ruling on pending mtns will be entered forthwith... (See Memo for more detials), ENTERED, cc/cl. (fmr) (Entered: 08/26/1991)

Aug. 26, 1991

Aug. 26, 1991

215

Judge Robert E. Keeton . Order denying [201-1] motion for reconsideration of [196-1] judgment order, [195-1] memorandum order, denying [200-1] motion for reconsideration of [196-1] judgment order, [195-1] memorandum order (fmr) (Entered: 08/26/1991)

Aug. 26, 1991

Aug. 26, 1991

216

Ex- parte Motion by Sherman Miller to extend time for filing of appeal to Judge Robert E. Keeton (fmr) (Entered: 09/23/1991)

Sept. 23, 1991

Sept. 23, 1991

217

Motion by Sherman Miller for further review, to supplement pleadings and/or to reopen the case. to Judge Robert E. Keeton (fmr) (Entered: 09/23/1991)

Sept. 23, 1991

Sept. 23, 1991

218

Motion by Sherman Miller for leave to file to amend P's pleadings to conform to facts set forth in P's 9/13/91 supplemental affdvt to Judge Robert E. Keeton (fmr) (Entered: 09/23/1991)

Sept. 23, 1991

Sept. 23, 1991

219

supplemental Affidavit by Sherman Miller (fmr) (Entered: 09/23/1991)

Sept. 23, 1991

Sept. 23, 1991

220

Memorandum by Sherman Miller in support of [218-1] motion for leave to file to amend P's pleadings to conform to facts set forth in P's 9/13/91 supplemental affdvt, [217-1] motion for further review, to supplement pleadings and/or to reopen the case. (fmr) (Entered: 09/23/1991)

Sept. 23, 1991

Sept. 23, 1991

221

Notice of appeal by Sherman Miller Appeal record due on 10/30/91 (fmr) (Entered: 10/01/1991)

Sept. 30, 1991

Sept. 30, 1991

Terminated document(s) mooting [216-1] motion to extend time for filing of appeal, mooting [208-1] motion for leave to file reply brief opposing D's opposition to P's mtn for partial reconsideration and clairification of the ct's 6/11/91 memo and order, mooting [207-1] motion for leave to file nunc pro tunc memo of reasons Requested by JMCull. (lt) (Entered: 10/11/1991)

Oct. 11, 1991

Oct. 11, 1991

Certified copy of docket and record on appeal forwarded to U.S. Court of Appeals: [221-1] appeal (fmr) (Entered: 10/30/1991)

Oct. 28, 1991

Oct. 28, 1991

Notice of Docketing ROA from USCA Re: [221-1] appeal USCA NUMBER: 91-2054 (fmr) (Entered: 10/30/1991)

Oct. 30, 1991

Oct. 30, 1991

222

Judge Robert E. Keeton . Memorandum ISSUED re: A separate Final Order denying P's Motion for Further Review, to supplement pleadings, and/or to Reopen the Case, denying P's Motion for Leave to Amend P's Pleadings to Conform to Facts Set Forth in P's 9/13/91 Supplementary Affidavit, and granting P's Ex Parte Motion for extension of Time for Filing Notice of Appeal will be entered forthwith. See Gem Industries, Inc. v. Design Contempo, Inc., 940 F. 2d 716 (1st Cir. 1991) (post judgment orders "must comport with the separate document requirement of Fed. R. Civ. P. 58") (fmr) (Entered: 11/05/1991)

Nov. 4, 1991

Nov. 4, 1991

223

Judge Robert E. Keeton . Final Order: For the reasons stated in the separate Memorandum of this date, it is ORDERED: (1) P's Motion for Further Review, to Supplement Pleadings, and/or to Reopen the Case (Docket No. 217) is DENIED. (2) P's Motion for Leave to Amend P's Pleadings to Conform to Facts Set Forth in P's 9/13/91 Supplemental Affidavit (Docket No. 218) is DENIED. (3) P's Ex Parte Motion for Extension of Time for Filing Notice of Appeal (Docket 216) is granted, and P is hereby granted an extension of time to file his notice of appeal to 11/14/91 (fmr) (Entered: 11/05/1991)

Nov. 4, 1991

Nov. 4, 1991

Transmitted supplemental record on appeal: [221-1] Documents 222 and 223. (fmr) (Entered: 11/06/1991)

Nov. 6, 1991

Nov. 6, 1991

224

Notice of appeal by Sherman Miller of the 8/26/91 Order, 6/11/91 Memo & Order, and 11/4/91 Final Order. Appeal record due on 12/8/91 (fmr) (Entered: 11/08/1991)

Nov. 8, 1991

Nov. 8, 1991

225

Letter to the Clerk dated 11/12/91 enclosing a copy of a letter to court reporter Tim Willette re: copy of transcript. FILED (fmr) (Entered: 11/15/1991)

Nov. 14, 1991

Nov. 14, 1991

Certified copy of docket and record on appeal forwarded to U.S. Court of Appeals: [224-1] appeal (fmr) (Entered: 11/21/1991)

Nov. 14, 1991

Nov. 14, 1991

Notice of Docketing ROA from USCA Re: [224-1] appeal USCA NUMBER: 91-2183 (fmr) (Entered: 11/21/1991)

Nov. 14, 1991

Nov. 14, 1991

226

Judge Robert E. Keeton . Procedural Order Re: Request for transcripts at government expense. "...In oreder to aid the court in making that determination, plaintiff is directed to file a written submission with the Clerk of this court, on or before 1/28/92, stating what issues he intends to raise on appeal and why the requested transcripts are relevant to such issues." (fmr) (Entered: 01/07/1992)

Jan. 2, 1992

Jan. 2, 1992

Transmitted supplemental record on appeal: Document 219; [224-1] appeal, [221-1] appeal (fmr) (Entered: 01/14/1992)

Jan. 6, 1992

Jan. 6, 1992

Transmitted supplemental record on appeal: [224-1] appeal, [221-1] appeal (fmr) (Entered: 01/14/1992)

Jan. 9, 1992

Jan. 9, 1992

228

Mandate of USCA Re: granting [6-1] motion to dismiss (fmr) (Entered: 02/04/1992)

Jan. 24, 1992

Jan. 24, 1992

231

Letter to the clerk from Sherman Miller enclosing a check for appeal filing fee (fmr) (Entered: 02/13/1992)

Jan. 27, 1992

Jan. 27, 1992

USCA appeal fees received $ 105, receipt #14948. (fmr) (Entered: 02/25/1992)

Jan. 27, 1992

Jan. 27, 1992

227

Motion by Sherman Miller to extend time upto 2/7/92 to file a written submission re: issues to be raised on appeal FILED c/s (fmr) (Entered: 02/03/1992)

Jan. 28, 1992

Jan. 28, 1992

Judge Robert E. Keeton . Endorsed Order granting [227-1] motion to extend time upto 2/7/92 to file a written submission re: issues to be raised on appeal (fmr) (Entered: 02/07/1992)

Jan. 28, 1992

Jan. 28, 1992

229

Motion by Sherman Miller to extend time to 2/11/92 to file a written submission (fmr) (Entered: 02/06/1992)

Feb. 5, 1992

Feb. 5, 1992

Judge Robert E. Keeton . Endorsed Order granting [229-1] motion to extend time to 2/11/92 to file a written submission (fmr) (Entered: 02/06/1992)

Feb. 5, 1992

Feb. 5, 1992

230

Memorandum by Sherman Miller in support of motion for transcript at Gov't expense FILED (fmr) (Entered: 02/11/1992)

Feb. 10, 1992

Feb. 10, 1992

234

Judge Robert E. Keeton . Memorandum ISSUED, a separate Final Order will be entered forthwith. (fmr) (Entered: 02/19/1992)

Feb. 13, 1992

Feb. 13, 1992

235

Judge Robert E. Keeton . Separate Order (1) This court certifies that plaintiff raises substantial and non-frivolous issues on appeal that relate to matters contained in the trial transcript of 4/16/91. (2) Plaintiff shall be provided with the transcript of his 4/16/91 trial at government expense. (3) Any and all further requests for relief from this court are DENIED. (fmr) (Entered: 02/19/1992)

Feb. 13, 1992

Feb. 13, 1992

232

Transcript FILED. Conference before Judge Keeton held 1/3/92 (Reporter- Willette) (fmr) (Entered: 02/19/1992)

Feb. 14, 1992

Feb. 14, 1992

233

Transcript FILED. Non Jury Trial Proceedings held before Judge Keeton on 4/16/91. (Reporter Willette) (fmr) (Entered: 02/19/1992)

Feb. 14, 1992

Feb. 14, 1992

Transmitted supplemental record on appeal: Documents 232 through 233, [221-1] appeal (fmr) (Entered: 02/25/1992)

Feb. 21, 1992

Feb. 21, 1992

Transmitted supplemental record on appeal: Document 234, [224-1] appeal, [221-1] appeal (fmr) (Entered: 03/19/1992)

March 16, 1992

March 16, 1992

Terminated document(s) [217-1] motion for further review, to supplement pleadings and/or to reopen the case. Requested by jmc.As having been decided 11/4/91 (fmr) (Entered: 06/01/1992)

June 1, 1992

June 1, 1992

Terminated document(s) [218-1] motion for leave to file to amend P's pleadings to conform to facts set forth in P's 9/13/91 supplemental affdvt Requested by jmc. As having been decided 11/4/91. (fmr) (Entered: 06/01/1992)

June 1, 1992

June 1, 1992

Transmitted supplemental record on appeal: [224-1] appeal document 197 (eaf) (Entered: 03/29/1993)

March 25, 1993

March 25, 1993

236

Mandate of USCA Re: [224-1] appeal affirming orders of the district court (eaf) (Entered: 08/06/1993)

Aug. 5, 1993

Aug. 5, 1993

236

Mandate of USCA Re: [221-1] appeal affirming orders of the district court (eaf) (Entered: 08/06/1993)

Aug. 5, 1993

Aug. 5, 1993

(eaf) (Entered: 08/06/1993)

Aug. 6, 1993

Aug. 6, 1993

Case Details

State / Territory: Massachusetts

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 9, 1984

Closing Date: 1991

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

a prisoner in Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: Yes

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Massachusetts Department of Corrections, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Freedom of speech/association

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Order Duration: 1985 - 1991

Issues

General:

Mail

Rehabilitation

Type of Facility:

Government-run