Case: Flemming v. Clarke

4:93-cv-03262 | U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska

Filed Date: Aug. 10, 1993

Closed Date: 1994

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Case Summary

On 08/10/1993, inmates at the Lincoln Correctional Center filed a Section 1983 class action suit, in the District of Nebraska, pro se, against officials of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. Plaintiffs complained of inadequate; kitchen and laundry facilities, medical staff, law library and legal services, and mental health facilities. Plaintiffs also complained of overcrowding and understaffing.

The District Court (Judge David L. Piester) granted plaintiffs' motions to proceed in forma pauperis and appointed private counsel to represent the plaintiffs.

In March 1994, the District Court (Judge Richard G. Kopf) dismissed the case. The case file contains only the docket and a copy of the complaint. It is unclear why the case was dismissed. There is no mention of a settlement agreement.

Summary Authors

Eoghan Keenan (6/10/2005)

People


Judge(s)

Kopf, Richard George (Nebraska)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

McCann, P. Shawn (Nebraska)

Judge(s)

Kopf, Richard George (Nebraska)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

McCann, P. Shawn (Nebraska)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:93-cv-03262

Docket (PACER)

July 2, 1996

July 2, 1996

Docket
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4:93-cv-03262

Complaint Under the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 1983

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

Complaint

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 8, 2022, 3:18 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT: (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

1

MOTION by plaintiff for appointment of counsel (ICMSUSER) Modified on 08/16/1993 (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

2

MOTION by plaintiff William Toney to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) Modified on 08/13/1993 (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

4

MOTION by plaintiff Calvin White to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) Modified on 08/13/1993 (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

5

MOTION by plaintiff Richard Hatterman to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) Modified on 08/13/1993 (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

6

MOTION by plaintiff Keith Jury to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

7

MOTION by plaintiff Michael Prim to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

8

MOTION by plaintiff Kelly Flemming to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

9

MOTION by plaintiff Chris Bazer to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

10

MOTION by plaintiff Edward Ellison to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

11

MOTION by plaintiff Paul D. Kavan to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

12

MOTION by plaintiff George L. Shepard to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

13

MOTION by plaintiff Luke J. Soule to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

14

MOTION by plaintiff Donald Earl Atkinson to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

15

MOTION by plaintiff Phillip Bowen to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

16

MOTION by plaintiff Terrance Johnson to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

17

MOTION by plaintiff Charles Campbell to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

18

MOTION by plaintiff Nate Jacobs to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

19

MOTION by plaintiff James Monie to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

20

MOTION by plaintiff Cornel Burnett to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

21

MOTION by plaintiff Eric McCain to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

23

MOTION by plaintiff John Horn to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

24

MOTION by plaintiff Cornell Kellogg to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

25

MOTION by plaintiff Larry Douglas to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

26

MOTION by plaintiff George Kohtz to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

27

MOTION by plaintiff David Ware to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

28

MOTION by plaintiff Jacquas L. Martin to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) Modified on 08/13/1993 (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

29

MOTION by plaintiff Dana Jones to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

30

MOTION by plaintiff Cedric Levi Hamilton to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

31

MOTION by plaintiff Mark Pearce to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

32

MOTION by plaintiff James Brandon to proceed in forma pauperis (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/13/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

33

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: by Magistrate David L. Piester prov granting Ps' motions to proceed in forma pauperis & dir clk to req stmt from inmate trust account officer - CCAP 8/13/93 (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/16/1993)

Aug. 10, 1993

Aug. 10, 1993

34

LETTER to inmate trust officer (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/16/1993)

Aug. 13, 1993

Aug. 13, 1993

35

MAIL Returned [33-1] addressed to plaintiff James Brandon (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/19/1993)

Aug. 17, 1993

Aug. 17, 1993

36

CERTIFICATE by plaintiff Kelly Flemming, plaintiff Robert Lee Lott, plaintiff James Brandon, plaintiff Mark Pearce, plaintiff Cedric Levi Hamilton, plaintiff John Horn, plaintiff Donald Earl Atkinson, plaintiff Michael Day, plaintiff Luke J. Soule, plaintiff George L. Shepard, plaintiff Eric McCain, plaintiff Cornel Burnett, plaintiff James Monie, plaintiff Nate Jacobs, plaintiff Charles Campbell, plaintiff Paul D. Kavan, plaintiff Terrance Johnson, plaintiff Phillip Bowen, plaintiff William Toney, plaintiff Edward Ellison, plaintiff Chris Bazer, plaintiff Dana Jones, plaintiff Jacquas L. Martin, plaintiff David Ware, plaintiff George Kohtz, plaintiff Larry Douglas, plaintiff Cornell Kellogg, plaintiff Michael Prim, plaintiff Keith Jury, plaintiff Richard Hatterman, plaintiff Calvin White and filing of financial stmt (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 08/31/1993)

Aug. 20, 1993

Aug. 20, 1993

37

PRISONER PAYMENT MEMORANDUM AND ORDER by Magistrate David L. Piester : prev ord prov grant plas Pearce, Hamilton, Horn, Burnett, Monie, Jacobs, Campbell, Johnson and White lv to procifp wthdrwn and these plas may procd ifp; following plas to pay partial fil fee by 12/22/93 as follows: Flemming $5.35; Lott $5.32; Brandon $3.48; Atkinson $4.47;Day $12.92; Soule $4.02; Shepard $3.05; McCain $3.68;Kavan $7.10; Bowen $10.95; Toney $3.96; Ellison $5.27; Bazer $4.74; Jones $3.92; Martin $4.96; Ware $2.63; Kohtz $2.97; Douglas $5.36;Kellog $2.38; Prim $4.39; Jury $2.07; Hatterman $5.46; and White $l.59 (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 09/22/1993)

Sept. 21, 1993

Sept. 21, 1993

38

MAIL Returned [37-1] addressed to plaintiff James Brandon (CCB) (Entered: 09/27/1993)

Sept. 21, 1993

Sept. 21, 1993

39

FILING FEE PAID: on 10/6/93 in the amount of $ 4.47, receipt # 9563, by Donald E. Atkinson (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 10/06/1993)

Oct. 6, 1993

Oct. 6, 1993

40

RECEIPT for plaintiff re: filing fee of $5.27 paid on 10/19/93 (ADB) (Entered: 10/22/1993)

Oct. 19, 1993

Oct. 19, 1993

41

MOTION by plaintiff Edward Ellison to proceed in forma pauperis and for copy of orig petn (DEEMED STRICKENED FROM THE FILE PURSUANT TO MEMO AND ORDER #51, FILED 12/3/93) (ICMSUSER) Modified on 12/06/1993 (Entered: 11/08/1993)

Nov. 5, 1993

Nov. 5, 1993

42

MEMORANDUM, OPINION, AND ORDER: by Magistrate David L. Piester granting motion for appointment of counsel [1-1] and appting Shawn P. McCann to rep plas ; ddl for amended complaint set for 12/14/93 ; all furth pldings to be made through counsl, etc - CCAP (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 11/16/1993)

Nov. 15, 1993

Nov. 15, 1993

FILE SENT to Omaha for Atty McCann (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 11/16/1993)

Nov. 16, 1993

Nov. 16, 1993

43

MAIL Returned [42-2] addressed to plaintiff James Brandon (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 11/22/1993)

Nov. 17, 1993

Nov. 17, 1993

FILE SENT to Clk's ofc in L, c/o Kathy Nelson per request (PLW) (Entered: 11/22/1993)

Nov. 22, 1993

Nov. 22, 1993

44

FILING FEE PAID: on 11/22/93 by Flemming in the amount of $ 5.35, receipt # 11102. (ICMSUSER) Modified on 12/06/1993 (Entered: 11/24/1993)

Nov. 22, 1993

Nov. 22, 1993

45

FILING FEE PAID: on 11/22/93 by Kavan in the amount of $ 7.10, receipt # 11100. (ICMSUSER) Modified on 12/06/1993 (Entered: 11/24/1993)

Nov. 22, 1993

Nov. 22, 1993

46

FILING FEE PAID: on 11/22/93 in the amount of $ 3.05, receipt # 11099, by pla Geo Shepard (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 11/26/1993)

Nov. 22, 1993

Nov. 22, 1993

47

FILING FEE PAID: on 11/22/93 in the amount of $ 4.02, receipt # 11101, by pla Luke Soule (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 11/26/1993)

Nov. 22, 1993

Nov. 22, 1993

48

MAIL Returned [42-2] addressed to plaintiff Nate Jacobs (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 11/26/1993)

Nov. 22, 1993

Nov. 22, 1993

49

FILING FEE PAID: on 11/29/93 in the amount of $ 2.63, receipt # 11121 by pla Dave Ware (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 12/01/1993)

Nov. 29, 1993

Nov. 29, 1993

50

FILING FEE PAID: on 12/1/93 in the amount of $ 5.32, receipt # 11125 by pla Robert Lott (ICMSUSER) Modified on 12/08/1993 (Entered: 12/02/1993)

Dec. 1, 1993

Dec. 1, 1993

51

MEMORANDUM, OPINION, AND ORDER: by Magistrate David L. Piester striking motion to proceed in forma pauperis and for copy of orig petn [41-1] - CCAP (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 12/06/1993)

Dec. 3, 1993

Dec. 3, 1993

52

FILING FEE PAID: on 12/8/93 in the amount of $ 10.95, receipt # 11153 by pla Phillip Bowen (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 12/09/1993)

Dec. 8, 1993

Dec. 8, 1993

53

MAIL Returned [51-1] addressed to plaintiff John Horn (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 12/09/1993)

Dec. 8, 1993

Dec. 8, 1993

54

MAIL Returned [51-1] addressed to plaintiff James Brandon (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 12/09/1993)

Dec. 8, 1993

Dec. 8, 1993

55

MOTION by plaintiffs to extend time to 1/31/94 to file amd cmp (CCB) (Entered: 12/13/1993)

Dec. 10, 1993

Dec. 10, 1993

56

MAIL Returned [51-1] addressed to plaintiff George Kohtz (CCB) (Entered: 12/14/1993)

Dec. 10, 1993

Dec. 10, 1993

58

FILING FEE PAID: on 12/13/93 in the amount of $ 2.07, receipt # 11161, by dft Keith Jury (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 12/14/1993)

Dec. 13, 1993

Dec. 13, 1993

59

FILING FEE PAID: on 12/13/93 in the amount of $ 3.68, receipt # 11162, for dft Eric McCain (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 12/14/1993)

Dec. 13, 1993

Dec. 13, 1993

60

MAIL Returned [51-1] addressed to plaintiff Nate Jacobs (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 12/14/1993)

Dec. 13, 1993

Dec. 13, 1993

57

ORDER by Magistrate David L. Piester granting motion to extend time to 1/31/94 to file amd cmp [55-1] ; ddl for amended complaint set for 1/31/94 - CCAP (CCB) (Entered: 12/14/1993)

Dec. 14, 1993

Dec. 14, 1993

61

MOTION by plaintiffs for leave to incur expenses (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 12/16/1993)

Dec. 14, 1993

Dec. 14, 1993

65

MAIL Returned [57-2] addressed to plaintiff James Brandon (CCB) (Entered: 12/21/1993)

Dec. 14, 1993

Dec. 14, 1993

62

MAIL Returned [42-2] addressed to plaintiff Cornel Burnett (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 12/16/1993)

Dec. 15, 1993

Dec. 15, 1993

63

MAIL Returned [51-1] addressed to plaintiff Cornel Burnett (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 12/16/1993)

Dec. 15, 1993

Dec. 15, 1993

66

FILING FEE PAID: on 12/21/93 in the amount of $ 3.96, receipt # 11174 by P Wm. Toney. (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 12/21/1993)

Dec. 21, 1993

Dec. 21, 1993

67

MAIL Returned [64-1] addressed to plaintiff James Brandon (CCB) (Entered: 12/22/1993)

Dec. 21, 1993

Dec. 21, 1993

68

MAIL Returned [57-2] addressed to plaintiff Nate Jacobs (CCB) (Entered: 12/22/1993)

Dec. 21, 1993

Dec. 21, 1993

69

MAIL Returned [64-1] addressed to plaintiff Nate Jacobs (CCB) (Entered: 12/22/1993)

Dec. 21, 1993

Dec. 21, 1993

70

MAIL Returned [64-1] addressed to plaintiff George Kohtz (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 12/28/1993)

Dec. 23, 1993

Dec. 23, 1993

71

MAIL Returned [64-1] addressed to plaintiff Cornel Burnett (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 12/28/1993)

Dec. 23, 1993

Dec. 23, 1993

72

MAIL Returned [64-1] addressed to plaintiff John Horn (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 12/28/1993)

Dec. 23, 1993

Dec. 23, 1993

73

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: by Judge Richard G. Kopf upon court's own motion, dismissing party Calvin White, party Richard Hatterman, party Michael Prim, party Cornell Kellogg, party Larry Douglas, party George Kohtz, party Jacquas L. Martin, party Dana Jones, party Chris Bazer, party Edward Ellison, party Terrance Johnson , dismissing party Charles Campbell, party Nate Jacobs, party James Monie, party Cornel Burnett, party Michael Day, party John Horn, party Cedric Levi Hamilton, party Mark Pearce, party James Brandon for failing to pay their filing fees - CCAP (CCB) (Entered: 01/10/1994)

Jan. 10, 1994

Jan. 10, 1994

74

MAIL Returned [73-3] addressed to plaintiff Cornel Burnett (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 01/18/1994)

Jan. 12, 1994

Jan. 12, 1994

75

MEMORANDUM, OPINION, AND ORDER: by Judge Richard G. Kopf pursuant to correspondence fm pla Monie, construed as objn to court's order of 1/7/94 #73, which clk shall file; plas Monie, Pearce, Hamilton, Horn, Burnett, Jacobs, Campbell, Johnson and White to be reinstated for the reason that these plas have previously been granted lv to procd ifp - CCAP (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 01/19/1994)

Jan. 18, 1994

Jan. 18, 1994

76

LETTER from plaintiff James Monie, construed as objn to court's ord of 1/7/94 dismissing Monie and others fm action for failure to pay part fil fees (ICMSUSER) Modified on 01/19/1994 (Entered: 01/19/1994)

Jan. 18, 1994

Jan. 18, 1994

81

MAIL Returned [75-2] addressed to plaintiff Nate Jacobs (CCB) (Entered: 01/26/1994)

Jan. 18, 1994

Jan. 18, 1994

77

MAIL Returned [73-3] addressed to plaintiff Nate Jacobs (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 01/25/1994)

Jan. 19, 1994

Jan. 19, 1994

79

MAIL Returned [75-2] addressed to plaintiff James Brandon (CCB) (Entered: 01/26/1994)

Jan. 21, 1994

Jan. 21, 1994

80

MAIL Returned [75-2] addressed to plaintiff Cornel Burnett (CCB) (Entered: 01/26/1994)

Jan. 24, 1994

Jan. 24, 1994

82

MOTION by plaintiffs to extend time to file amend compl (PLW) (Entered: 02/01/1994)

Jan. 31, 1994

Jan. 31, 1994

83

ORDER by Magistrate David L. Piester granting motion to extend time to file amend compl [82-1] ; ddl for amended complaint set for 2/28/94 - CCAP (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 02/03/1994)

Feb. 3, 1994

Feb. 3, 1994

84

MEMORANDUM, OPINION, AND ORDER: by Judge Richard G. Kopf for clk to ret to Dept of Corr ck of pla Prim in amt of $4.39 for part fil fee, as his clms were dism'd for failure to pay fil fee by 12/22/93 ddl - CCAP (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 02/24/1994)

Feb. 23, 1994

Feb. 23, 1994

REMARK: check in amt of $4.39 as part pymt of fil fee returned to Correctional Services, State of NE, to be credited to pla's Prim's acct (pla Prim is no longer a party in this action) (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 02/24/1994)

Feb. 24, 1994

Feb. 24, 1994

85

MEMORANDUM, OPINION, AND ORDER: by Judge Richard G. Kopf dismissing case - CCAP (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 03/24/1994)

March 24, 1994

March 24, 1994

86

JUDGMENT: by Judge Richard G. Kopf dismissing case - CCAP and appeal form sent to plas by certif mail, ret recpt req'd (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 03/24/1994)

March 24, 1994

March 24, 1994

87

NOTICE by plaintiff George L. Shepard of change of address (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 05/03/1994)

April 29, 1994

April 29, 1994

88

Letter NOTICE by plaintiff Donald Earl Atkinson and fil of exhibit (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 07/06/1994)

July 6, 1994

July 6, 1994

89

NOTICE by plaintiff Robert Lee Lott of change of address (ICMSUSER) (Entered: 07/02/1996)

July 2, 1996

July 2, 1996

Case Details

State / Territory: Nebraska

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 10, 1993

Closing Date: 1994

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

inmates at the Lincoln Correctional Center

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: Yes

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Lincoln Correctional Center, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Unknown

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Unknown

Issues

General:

Access to lawyers or judicial system

Food service / nutrition / hydration

Law library access

Library (non-law) access

Sanitation / living conditions

Visiting

Crowding:

Crowding / caseload

Type of Facility:

Government-run