Case: White v. Morris

1:88-cv-00470 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Filed Date: May 26, 1988

Closed Date: 1998

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Case Summary

On May 26, 1988, inmates at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio filed a class-action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Ohio Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. The plaintiffs alleged that their constitutional rights had been violated by the prison's policy of double celling inmates on a racially segregated basis. On June 11, 1992, the parties came to an agreement in the case, and they requested the court to e…

On May 26, 1988, inmates at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio filed a class-action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Ohio Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. The plaintiffs alleged that their constitutional rights had been violated by the prison's policy of double celling inmates on a racially segregated basis.

On June 11, 1992, the parties came to an agreement in the case, and they requested the court to enter it as a consent decree. On December 1, 1992, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (Judge S. Arthur Spiegel) approved a consent decree in the case, finding it to be fair, adequate, and reasonable to address the constitutional problems at issue. The decree remedied the racial segregation by providing for random cell assignment. White v. Morris, 811 F.Supp. 341 (S.D.Ohio 1992).

On April 11, 1993, the worst prison riot in Ohio history, and one of the worst in the nation's history, erupted at the Southern Ohio Correctional facility. Nine inmates and one corrections officer were murdered and many others injured during the eleven-day standoff. During the standoff negotiations, as well as after the riot, the prisoners repeatedly cited integrated celling as a factor contributing to the tense atmosphere at the prison. As part of their agreement to end the siege, the prisoners demanded that the consent decree in this case be reviewed. The siege finally ended on April 21, 1993. After the riot ended, the prison again assigned cells on the basis of race, arguing that it was necessary due to racial tension.

On May 24, 1993, the defendants asked the court to temporarily modify the consent decree. They asked the court to allowing the implementation of emergency procedures that would allow the prison to assign an inmate to a cell based on race if a written finding was made that the inmate harbored racial hostility that would not allow him to peacefully inhabit an integrated cell. The plaintiffs asked the court to deny the defendants' request for modification of the decree, arguing that the defendants had not followed proper procedures (spelled out in the consent decree) for altering the settlement, and that race-based cell assignment was unconstitutional.

On August 31, 1993, the district court (Judge Spiegel) granted the defendants' request to temporarily modify the decree, holding that the change was warranted in view of the intervening prison riot. The court ordered the defendants to reconstruct the destroyed prison records within six weeks, to file all written reports required by the consent decree within three months, and to fully reestablish implementation of the consent decree's random celling policy by January 1, 1994. The court further ordered the defendants to institute an intensive sensitivity training program for the correctional staff at the prison and to submit monthly reports to the court detailing the progress of this training. White v. Morris, 832 F.Supp. 1129 (S.D.Ohio 1993).

On June 22, 1994, the plaintiffs asked the court to award them attorneys' fees and expenses. On September 21, 1994, the district court (Judge Spiegel) granted the plaintiffs $21,690.00 in attorneys fees and $323.66 in expenses. White v. Morris, 863 F.Supp. 607 (S.D.Ohio 1994).

On October 23, 1996, the defendants asked the court to terminate the consent decree pursuant to the Prison Litigation Reform Act. On January 13, 1998, the district court (Judge Spiegel) granted the defendants' motion, terminated the consent decree, and closed the case.

Summary Authors

Kristen Sagar (8/19/2007)

People

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Judge(s)

Spiegel, S. Arthur (Ohio)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Laufman, Robert Franklin (Ohio)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Angell, Robert C. (Ohio)

Myers, Robert Warren (Ohio)

Zealey, Sharon J. (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Active

Judge(s)

Spiegel, S. Arthur (Ohio)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Laufman, Robert Franklin (Ohio)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Angell, Robert C. (Ohio)

Myers, Robert Warren (Ohio)

Zealey, Sharon J. (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Martin, William E. (Ohio)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:88-cv-00470

Docket (PACER)

Jan. 13, 1998

Jan. 13, 1998

Docket
281

1:88-cv-00470

Order Approving the Proposed Settlement

811 F.Supp. 341

Dec. 1, 1992

Dec. 1, 1992

Order/Opinion
317

1:88-cv-00470

Order Granting Modification of Consent Decree

832 F.Supp. 1129

Aug. 31, 1993

Aug. 31, 1993

Order/Opinion
350

1:88-cv-00470

Order Granting Plaintiffs' Motion for Attorney's Fees

863 F.Supp. 607

Sept. 21, 1994

Sept. 21, 1994

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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Last updated Aug. 12, 2022, 2:32 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
4

MOTION by plaintiff for appointment of counsel () (wy) (Entered: 06/11/1992)

May 16, 1988

May 16, 1988

PACER
3

COMPLAINT (Summons issued) (referred to Magistrate Robert A. Steinberg ) ( no. pgs: 6) (wy) (Entered: 06/29/1990)

May 26, 1988

May 26, 1988

PACER
1

MOTION by plaintiff to proceed in forma pauperis ( no pgs: 1) (wy) (Entered: 06/11/1992)

May 26, 1988

May 26, 1988

PACER
2

ORDER by Judge S. A. Spiegel granting motion to proceed in forma pauperis [1-1] (cc: all counsel) ( no pgs: 2) (wy) (Entered: 06/11/1992)

May 26, 1988

May 26, 1988

PACER
5

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Terry L Morris, defendant Ralph Keeton, defendant Arthur Jr Tate on ( no pgs: 6) (wy) (Entered: 06/11/1992)

June 23, 1988

June 23, 1988

PACER
6

MOTION by defendant to extend time to answer until 7/20/88 ( no pgs: ) (wy) (Entered: 06/11/1992)

June 30, 1988

June 30, 1988

PACER
7

RESPONSE by plaintiff to motion to extend time to answer until 7/20/88 [6-1] ( no pgs: 2) (wy) (Entered: 06/11/1992)

July 6, 1988

July 6, 1988

PACER
8

ORDER by Judge S. A. Spiegel granting motion to extend time to answer until 7/20/88 [6-1] (cc: all counsel) ( no pgs: 1) (wy) (Entered: 06/11/1992)

July 14, 1988

July 14, 1988

PACER
9

MOTION by defendants to dismiss case ( no pgs: 4) (wy) (Entered: 06/11/1992)

July 20, 1988

July 20, 1988

PACER
10

NOTICE to pro se pltf. ( no pgs: 1) (wy) (Entered: 06/11/1992)

July 22, 1988

July 22, 1988

PACER
11

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in opposition to [9-1]; and, motion for cross-Summ. J. ( no pgs: 4) (wy) (Entered: 10/10/1990)

Aug. 4, 1988

Aug. 4, 1988

PACER
12

MOTION by plaintiff to supplement complaint [3-1] ( no pgs: 2) (wy) (Entered: 10/10/1990)

Aug. 9, 1988

Aug. 9, 1988

PACER

RESPONSE by defendant to motion to dismiss [9-1] ( no pgs: 4) (wy)

Aug. 24, 1988

Aug. 24, 1988

PACER
13

RESPONSE by defendant to motion to supplement complaint [3-1] [12-1] ( no pgs: 3) (wy) (Entered: 06/11/1992)

Aug. 24, 1988

Aug. 24, 1988

PACER
14

RESPONSE by defendant to motion to dismiss [9-1] ( no pgs: 4) (wy) (Entered: 06/11/1992)

Aug. 24, 1988

Aug. 24, 1988

PACER
15

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION by Magistrate Robert A. Steinberg concerning motion to supplement complaint [3-1] [12-1] be denied; and, motion to dismiss [9-1] be denied; and, pltf's mot. for cross Summ. J. [11-1] be denied. NOTICE: Parties have 10 days to file objections. (cc: ptnr & all counsel) ( no pgs: 11) (wy) (Entered: 10/10/1990)

Dec. 6, 1989

Dec. 6, 1989

PACER
17

MOTION by defendant to extend time til 1/5/90 to file objections to R&R ( no pgs: 4) (wy) (Entered: 06/11/1992)

Dec. 20, 1989

Dec. 20, 1989

PACER
18

OBJECTIONS by defendant Terry L Morris to Report and Recommendation [15-1] ( no pgs: 6) (wy) (Entered: 10/10/1990)

Jan. 5, 1990

Jan. 5, 1990

PACER
19

CALENDAR ORDER by Mag. Judge Robert A. Steinberg (cc: all counsel) ( no pgs: 1) (wy) (Entered: 06/11/1992)

Jan. 8, 1990

Jan. 8, 1990

PACER
20

OBJECTIONS by plaintiff Michael T White to Report and Recommendation [15-1] ( no pgs: 4) (wy) (Entered: 10/10/1990)

Jan. 19, 1990

Jan. 19, 1990

PACER
21

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support of objection [20-1] ( no pgs: 2) (wy) (Entered: 06/11/1992)

May 23, 1990

May 23, 1990

PACER

NOTATION ORDER by Judge S. A. Spiegel granting joint motion for order approving issuance by CLerk of class action [199-1] (cc: all counsel) (wy)

Aug. 26, 1990

Aug. 26, 1990

PACER
22

ORDER by Magistrate Robert A. Steinberg Case referred to Judge S. A. Spiegel for further proceedings. (cc: all counsel) ( no pgs: 1) (wy) (Entered: 08/29/1990)

Aug. 29, 1990

Aug. 29, 1990

PACER
23

ORDER by Judge S. A. Spiegel granting report & recommendation; and, motion of deft to dismiss is DENIED. Furthermore, pltf's mot. for summ. J. & mot. for leave to file amended complaint are denied. RECOMMENDATION [15-1] (cc: all counsel) ( no pgs: 2) (wy) (Entered: 12/04/1990)

Dec. 4, 1990

Dec. 4, 1990

PACER
24

PRELIMINARY PRETRIAL ORDER by Judge S. A. Spiegel ; Preliminary pretrial conf was held on 8:30 11/27/90 ; discovery cutoff ddl set for 1/1/91; Clk's Office instructed not to accept any mots. after mot. filing ddl set for 2/1/91 ; final pretrial conf set for 3:00 3/28/91 ; bench trial set for 5/13/91 (one day). ( no pgs: 3) (cc: all counsel) (wy) (Entered: 12/04/1990)

Dec. 4, 1990

Dec. 4, 1990

PACER
25

REPLY by plaintiff Michael T White deft's notice to take deposition, etc. ( no pgs: 1) (wy) (Entered: 12/10/1990)

Dec. 6, 1990

Dec. 6, 1990

PACER
27

NOTICE by defendant of taking deposition of pltf Michael T. White on Dec 20, 1990 at 9:00 a.m. ( no pgs: 2) (wy) (Entered: 12/20/1990)

Dec. 14, 1990

Dec. 14, 1990

PACER
26

ANSWER by defendant ( no pgs: 4) (wy) (Entered: 12/19/1990)

Dec. 19, 1990

Dec. 19, 1990

PACER
28

NOTICE by plaintiff Michael T White of taking deposition of pltf's deposition on 12/6/90 at 9:00 a.m. ( no pgs: 3) (wy) (Entered: 12/20/1990)

Dec. 19, 1990

Dec. 19, 1990

PACER
29

MOTION by plaintiff Michael T White for leave to file combined with theory & facts of apartheid. ( no pgs: 2) (wy) (Entered: 12/20/1990)

Dec. 19, 1990

Dec. 19, 1990

PACER
30

MOTION by defendant Terry L Morris for order modifying Preliminary PT ORDER. ( no pgs: 4) (wy) (Entered: 01/31/1991)

Jan. 31, 1991

Jan. 31, 1991

PACER
31

ORDER by Judge S. A. Spiegel granting motion for order modifying Preliminary PT ORDER [30-1] ; Discovery ddl cont'd to 3/1/91 ; Mtn filing ddl cont'd to 3/22/91 (cc: all counsel) ( no pgs: 1) (wy) (Entered: 02/05/1991)

Feb. 5, 1991

Feb. 5, 1991

PACER
32

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in opposition to deft's mot. to modify PPTO [30-1] ( no pgs: 1) (wy) (Entered: 02/05/1991)

Feb. 5, 1991

Feb. 5, 1991

PACER
33

NOTICE by defendant of taking deposition of pltf, Michael White on 2/21/91 at 9:00 a.m. ( no pgs: 1) (wy) (Entered: 02/12/1991)

Feb. 11, 1991

Feb. 11, 1991

PACER
34

NOTICE of hearing by the Clerk ; Final pretrial conf in Rm 838 set for 3:00 3/28/91 ; Trial before J. Spiegel in Rm 842 : 9:30 a.m. on 5/13/91 (cc: all counsel) (wy) (Entered: 02/27/1991)

Feb. 27, 1991

Feb. 27, 1991

PACER
35

MOTION by defendant for summary judgment pursuant to R.56 of FRCP. ( no pgs: 13) (wy) (Entered: 03/25/1991)

March 22, 1991

March 22, 1991

PACER
36

ORDER by Judge S. A. Spiegel ; Final pretrial conf held 3:00 p.m. on 3/28/91 and the Court found that pltf is unable to adequately prosecute his claim without the aid of counsel. We hereby appoint Robert F. Laufman, Esq. as counsel for the pltf. We reopen discovery & grant ptf indefinite ext. of time to respond to defts' mot. for summ. J. [doc. 35]. Status conference scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on 4/30/91 for purpose of establishing a new scheduling order for this case. (cc: all counsel) ( no pgs: 1) (wy) Modified on 04/04/1991 (Entered: 04/01/1991)

April 1, 1991

April 1, 1991

PACER
37

FINAL PRE-TRIAL ORDER approved by Judge S. A. Spiegel : ( no pgs: 7) (wy) Modified on 04/04/1991 (Entered: 04/01/1991)

April 1, 1991

April 1, 1991

PACER

Preliminary PT ORDER TRANSCRIPT ORDER FORM necessary filed by pltf. (wy)

April 5, 1991

April 5, 1991

PACER
39

RESPONSE by plaintiff to cross motion for summary judgment pursuant to R.56 of FRCP. [35-1] ( no pgs: 4) (wy) (Entered: 04/08/1991)

April 5, 1991

April 5, 1991

PACER
40

NOTICE of hearing ; Status conference in Rm 838, at 11:00 a.m. on 4/30/91 (cc: all counsel) (wy) (Entered: 04/09/1991)

April 9, 1991

April 9, 1991

PACER
41

TRANSCRIPT of telephone conference in chambers on 3/28/91; filed by defendant (wy) (Entered: 04/11/1991)

April 11, 1991

April 11, 1991

PACER
42

ORDER by Judge S. A. Spiegel ; Pltf shall respond to deft's mot. for summ. J. by June 1, 1991; Discovery ddl completed by 9/1/91 ; Mtn filing ddl shall be 10/15/91 ; Final pretrial conf to be held 2:00 11/27/91 ; Trial before J. Spiegel for 9:30 12/16/91 (cc: all counsel) ( no pgs: 1) (wy) (Entered: 05/01/1991)

May 1, 1991

May 1, 1991

PACER
43

STIPULATION extending time to June 15 1991 for pltf to respond to deft's motion for summary judgment [35-1] ( no pgs: 2) (wy) (Entered: 05/31/1991)

May 30, 1991

May 30, 1991

PACER
44

MOTION by plaintiff to certify class action re allegations re assignment of cellmates on the basis of race. ( no pgs: 6) (wy) (Entered: 05/31/1991)

May 30, 1991

May 30, 1991

PACER
45

MOTION by plaintiff to amend and supplement complaint. ( no pgs: 5) (wy) (Entered: 05/31/1991)

May 30, 1991

May 30, 1991

PACER
46

Exhibit list by plaintiff ( no pgs: 2 + Exhibits 1 thru 12.) (wy) (Entered: 05/31/1991)

May 30, 1991

May 30, 1991

PACER
47

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in opposition to defts' motion for summary judgment [35-1] ( no pgs: 14) (ls) (Entered: 06/06/1991)

June 5, 1991

June 5, 1991

PACER

Deposition of John Ison (wy)

June 12, 1991

June 12, 1991

PACER
48

NOTICE by plaintiff of taking deposition of John Ison on 15 May 1991. ( no pgs: 1) (wy) (Entered: 06/12/1991)

June 12, 1991

June 12, 1991

PACER
49

NOTICE of filing of deposition of Ralph Keeton by plaintiff ( no pgs: 1) (ls) (Entered: 06/20/1991)

June 18, 1991

June 18, 1991

PACER

Deposition of Ralph Keeton taken by pltf 5/15/91. (ls)

June 18, 1991

June 18, 1991

PACER
50

STIPULATION allowing ext until 6/28/91 for defts to file memo in opp to pltf's mot for class cert (44) and memo in support of their mot for summ jgm (35) ( no pgs: 2) (ls) (Entered: 06/20/1991)

June 19, 1991

June 19, 1991

PACER
51

REPLY by defendant to response to motion for summary judgment pursuant to R.56 of FRCP. [35-1] ( no pgs: 7) (ls) (Entered: 07/01/1991)

June 28, 1991

June 28, 1991

PACER
52

MEMORANDUM by defendant in opposition to pltf's motion for class certification [44-1] ( no pgs: 12) (ls) (Entered: 07/01/1991)

June 28, 1991

June 28, 1991

PACER
53

REPLY Brief on Class Certification by plaintiff Michael T White ( no pgs: 4) (ks) (Entered: 07/08/1991)

July 5, 1991

July 5, 1991

PACER
54

ORDER by Judge S. A. Spiegel denying motion for summary judgment [35-1] (cc: all counsel) ( no pgs: 5) (wy) (Entered: 08/28/1991)

Aug. 28, 1991

Aug. 28, 1991

PACER
55

ORDER by Judge S. A. Spiegel granting motion to amend and supplement complaint. [45-1] granting motion to certify class action [44-1] (cc: all counsel) ( no pgs: 5) (wy) (Entered: 08/28/1991)

Aug. 28, 1991

Aug. 28, 1991

PACER
56

AMENDED COMPLAINT; filed by plaintiff ( no pgs: 5) (wy) (Entered: 09/04/1991)

Sept. 4, 1991

Sept. 4, 1991

PACER
57

ANSWER by defendants. ( no pgs: 4) (wy) (Entered: 09/26/1991)

Sept. 25, 1991

Sept. 25, 1991

PACER
58

STIPULATION that the defendants shall have until 10/17/91 to file a motion for summary judgment. ( no pgs: 1) (ss) (Entered: 10/16/1991)

Oct. 15, 1991

Oct. 15, 1991

PACER
59

MOTION by defendants for summary judgment ( no pgs: 37) (ph) (Entered: 10/18/1991)

Oct. 17, 1991

Oct. 17, 1991

PACER
60

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in opposition to [59-1] (ORAL ARGUMENT REQUESTED) (ph) (Entered: 11/05/1991)

Nov. 5, 1991

Nov. 5, 1991

PACER
61

REQUEST by plaintiff for Judicial notice of court record. ( no pgs: 1) (ph) (Entered: 11/12/1991)

Nov. 8, 1991

Nov. 8, 1991

PACER
62

CIVIL MINUTES: Hearing before Judge S. A. Spiegel on motion for summary judgment [59-1]; Arguments of counsel; motion taken under advisement. ( no pgs: 1) (ph) (Entered: 11/14/1991)

Nov. 13, 1991

Nov. 13, 1991

PACER
63

NOTICE of Final pretrial conf set for 2:00 11/27/91 ; Trial set for 9:30 12/16/91 (cc: all counsel) (ph) (Entered: 11/14/1991)

Nov. 13, 1991

Nov. 13, 1991

PACER
64

ORDER by Judge S. A. Spiegel denying motion for summary judgment [59-1] (cc: all counsel) ( no pgs: 6) (ph) (Entered: 11/25/1991)

Nov. 25, 1991

Nov. 25, 1991

PACER
65

NOTICE of hearing ; Status conference in Rm 838 set for: 8:30 12/17/91 (cc: all counsel) (wy) (Entered: 12/04/1991)

Dec. 2, 1991

Dec. 2, 1991

PACER
66

PRELIMINARY PRETRIAL ORDER by Judge S. A. Spiegel ; discovery cutoff ddl set for 2/1/92; Clk's Office instructed not to accept mots. filed after mtn filing ddl set for 3/1/92 ; final pretrial conf set for 4:00 6/19/92 ; Bench trial set for 8/17/92 (estimated 4-days). ( no pgs: 2) (cc: all counsel) (wy) (Entered: 12/23/1991)

Dec. 23, 1991

Dec. 23, 1991

PACER
67

NOTICE by plaintiff of taking deposition of Roger Crabtree on 10/10/91 ( no pgs: 1) (wy) (Entered: 02/28/1992)

Feb. 27, 1992

Feb. 27, 1992

PACER
68

NOTICE by plaintiff of taking deposition of Arthur Tate & Terry Morris on 1/9/92 ( no pgs: 1) (wy) (Entered: 02/28/1992)

Feb. 27, 1992

Feb. 27, 1992

PACER

Deposition of Roger Crabtree. (wy)

Feb. 27, 1992

Feb. 27, 1992

PACER

Deposition of Arthur Tate (wy)

Feb. 27, 1992

Feb. 27, 1992

PACER

Deposition of Terry Morris. (wy)

Feb. 27, 1992

Feb. 27, 1992

PACER
69

MOTION by plaintiff for summary judgment. ORAL ARGUMENT REQUESTED. ( no pgs: 34 + attachments.) (wy) (Entered: 02/28/1992)

Feb. 27, 1992

Feb. 27, 1992

PACER
70

STIPULATION for extension of time until 3/28/92 to respond re motion for summary judgment [69-1] ( no pgs: 1) (wy) (Entered: 03/18/1992)

March 17, 1992

March 17, 1992

PACER
71

NOTICE OF FILING AFFIDAVIT of William E. Feinberg; by plaintiff ( no pgs: 3) (wy) (Entered: 03/23/1992)

March 20, 1992

March 20, 1992

PACER
72

NOTICE of hearing ; Settlement conference in Rm 838 set for 9:00 4/9/92 (cc: all counsel) (wy) (Entered: 03/31/1992)

March 30, 1992

March 30, 1992

PACER
73

NOTICE of hearing setting motion for summary judgment [69-1] at 3:00 5/14/92 (cc: all counsel) (wy) (Entered: 04/23/1992)

April 23, 1992

April 23, 1992

PACER
74

NOTICE of hearing ; In-court hearing Rm 842 of Fairness Hearing on 3:00 7/23/92 (cc: all counsel) (wy) (Entered: 05/15/1992)

May 13, 1992

May 13, 1992

PACER
75

JOINT MOTION for order to approve CONSENT DECREE, settling a class action; that a fairness hearing be set & that the Court approve the decree after the hearing ( no pgs: 3 + exhibits) (wy) (Entered: 06/11/1992)

June 11, 1992

June 11, 1992

PACER
76

ORDER by Judge S. A. Spiegel granting motion for order to approve CONSENT DECREE, settling a class action; that a fairness hearing be set ; In-court hearing set for 3:00 7/23/92. Objections to proposed settlement must be filed by 7/17/92 (cc: all counsel) ( no pgs: 2) (wy) (Entered: 06/12/1992)

June 12, 1992

June 12, 1992

PACER
77

NOTICE OF PROPOSED CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT ; Settlement conference in Rm 842 set for 3:00 7/17/92 (cc: all counsel) (wy) (Entered: 06/16/1992)

June 16, 1992

June 16, 1992

PACER
78

SUBMISSION OF CONSENT DECREE for approval (inadvertently failed to attach to Decree filed 6/11/92 [75-1]) (wy) (Entered: 06/17/1992)

June 16, 1992

June 16, 1992

PACER
80

MEMORANDUM by Tyrone Burns in opposition to [78-1] ( no pgs: 6) (wy) Modified on 07/21/1992 (Entered: 07/02/1992)

June 30, 1992

June 30, 1992

PACER
79

LETTER to court dated June 28, 1992; from James Donnelly ( no pgs: 2) (wy) Modified on 07/21/1992 (Entered: 07/02/1992)

July 2, 1992

July 2, 1992

PACER
82

MOTION for joinder as third party class action pltfs by Maharathah KARMASU; and to submit attached oppositions to consent decree ( no pgs: 21) (wy) (Entered: 07/07/1992)

July 7, 1992

July 7, 1992

PACER
83

OBJECTION by Paul D. Riley #206-341 to be excluded from the Class action re [76-2] ( no pgs: 2) (wy) (Entered: 07/13/1992)

July 13, 1992

July 13, 1992

PACER
84

LETTER to court from William West. ( no pgs: 1) (dm) Modified on 07/21/1992 (Entered: 07/17/1992)

July 17, 1992

July 17, 1992

PACER
85

PETITION FOR WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS AD TESTIFICANDUM by Scott A. Comen. ( no pgs: 2) (wy) (Entered: 07/21/1992)

July 21, 1992

July 21, 1992

PACER
86

PETITION FOR WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS AD TESTIFICANDUM by Neal Jones. ( no pgs: 2) (wy) (Entered: 07/21/1992)

July 21, 1992

July 21, 1992

PACER
87

PETITION FOR WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS AD TESTIFICANDUM by John Coyne. ( no pgs: 2) (wy) (Entered: 07/21/1992)

July 21, 1992

July 21, 1992

PACER
88

PETITION FOR WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS AD TESTIFICANDUM by Johny K. Lattimer. ( no pgs: 2) (wy) (Entered: 07/21/1992)

July 21, 1992

July 21, 1992

PACER
89

NOTICE of OBJECTION by Daniel Lee Spitler, #A235-739 dated 22 June 1992 (postmarked 7 Jul 1992 from Ft. Myers, FL) ( no pgs: 5) (wy) (Entered: 07/21/1992)

July 21, 1992

July 21, 1992

PACER
90

ORDER by Judge S. A. Spiegel denying habeas corpus petition [88-1], denying habeas corpus petition [87-1], denying habeas corpus petition [86-1], denying habeas corpus petition [85-1] (cc: all counsel) ( no pgs: 2) (wy) (Entered: 07/22/1992)

July 22, 1992

July 22, 1992

PACER
91

Addendum/Supplement by defendants, plaintiffs re judgment [78-1] Appendix "A" to Proposed Consent Decree ( no pgs: 4) (dm) (Entered: 07/23/1992)

July 23, 1992

July 23, 1992

PACER
92

NOTICE by defendant of filing affidavits. ( no pgs: 8) (wy) (Entered: 07/23/1992)

July 23, 1992

July 23, 1992

PACER
93

CIVIL MINUTES: Proceeding before Judge S. A. Spiegel for Fairness Hearing - Statements of Court & counsel re: Settlement - Settlement Hearing cont'd until 10:00 a.m., 10/2/92 - Counsel to send supplemental notice that persons who have not filed objections have until 10 days before the next hearing to do so. Ct. Rptr: Mary Ann Ranz ( no pgs: 1) (wy) (Entered: 07/24/1992)

July 23, 1992

July 23, 1992

PACER
94

ORDER by Judge S. A. Spiegel ; Fairness hearing is cont'd to 10:00 10/2/92. Objections to proposed settlement which have not already been filed with the Court must be filed 10 days before the hearing (cc: all counsel) ( no pgs: 1) (wy) (Entered: 07/24/1992)

July 24, 1992

July 24, 1992

PACER
95

ORDER OF CORRECTION by Judge S. A. Spiegel to correct statements made in its order denying the four petitions for a writ of habeas corpus ad testificandum (docs. 89). (cc: all counsel) ( no pgs: 2) (wy) (Entered: 07/24/1992)

July 24, 1992

July 24, 1992

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Ohio

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 26, 1988

Closing Date: 1998

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

inmates at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Ohio Department of Corrections, State

Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (Lucasville), State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

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: 1992 - 1998

Issues

General:

Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students

Classification / placement

Racial segregation

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Type of Facility:

Government-run