Case: Williams v. Price

2:95-cv-00338 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: March 7, 1995

Closed Date: 1999

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Case Summary

On 03/07/1995, death row inmates of the State Correctional Institution at Greene filed a Section 1983 suit in the Western District of Pennsylvania, pro se, against officials of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Plaintiffs claimed that strip searches prior to non contact visits with attorneys were unreasonable under the Fourth Amendment; that they were deprived of equal protection in being denied contact legal visits; and that the lack of confidential meeting rooms for legal visits de…

On 03/07/1995, death row inmates of the State Correctional Institution at Greene filed a Section 1983 suit in the Western District of Pennsylvania, pro se, against officials of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Plaintiffs claimed that strip searches prior to non contact visits with attorneys were unreasonable under the Fourth Amendment; that they were deprived of equal protection in being denied contact legal visits; and that the lack of confidential meeting rooms for legal visits deprived them of their right to privacy. The matter was referred to Magistrate Judge Ila Jeanne Sensenich for pretrial proceedings who appointed Jere Krakoff as plaintiffs' counsel. Defendants moved for summary judgment in July 1997.

In October 1997, Judge Sensenich filed a report and recommendation that defendants' motion for summary judgment should be granted with respect to the strip search and contact legal visits issues, but denied as to plaintiffs' right to privacy claim. In November, the District Court (Judge Alan N. Bloch) adopted Magistrate Judge Sensenich's report and recommendation. Williams v. Price, 25 F. Supp. 2d 605 (W.D. Pa. 1997). Plaintiffs then moved for summary judgment on the right to privacy issue.

In March 1998, Judge Bloch entered an order granting plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment and entered relief requiring defendants to provide plaintiffs with a place where they could have private conversations with counsel. Immediately subsequently, defendants filed a motion to alter or amend the judgment asserting that the injunction, which had been entered, had not complied with the requirements of the Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1996. Judge Bloch vacated his March 1998 order and again referred the case to Magistrate Judge Sensenich for further proceedings in accordance with the PLRA.

Judge Sensenich granted again plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment holding that defendants had violated plaintiffs' First Amendment right to confidential oral communications with their attorneys. This time, however, the plaintiffs did not request injunctive relief, instead seeking only a declaratory judgment, which was granted. Williams v. Price, 25 F. Supp. 2d 623 (W.D. Pa. 1998).

Litigation regarding attorneys' fees continued until September 1999, when the case was closed.

Summary Authors

Eoghan Keenan (6/10/2005)

People


Judge(s)

Bloch, Alan Neil (Pennsylvania)

Sensenich, Ila Jeanne (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Krakoff, Jere (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

McClelland, Donna J. (Pennsylvania)

Mericli, Kemal Alexander (Pennsylvania)

Judge(s)

Bloch, Alan Neil (Pennsylvania)

Sensenich, Ila Jeanne (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Krakoff, Jere (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

McClelland, Donna J. (Pennsylvania)

Mericli, Kemal Alexander (Pennsylvania)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:95-cv-00338

Docket (PACER)

Sept. 10, 1999

Sept. 10, 1999

Docket
118

2:95-cv-00338

Memorandum Order

25 F.Supp.2d 605

Nov. 26, 1997

Nov. 26, 1997

Order/Opinion
143

2:95-cv-00338

Opinion

25 F.Supp.2d 623

Oct. 19, 1998

Oct. 19, 1998

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 12, 2022, 3:13 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT Filing Fee $ 120.00 Receipt # 146633 (emc) (Entered: 03/07/1995)

March 7, 1995

March 7, 1995

CASE REFERRED to Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich (emc) (Entered: 03/07/1995)

March 7, 1995

March 7, 1995

2

MOTION by CRAIG WILLIAMS, TERRENCE WILLIAMS, HAROLD WILSON, MUMIA ABU JAMAL, ROBERT WHARTON, RONALD GIBSON, DONALD TEDFORD, LEROY THOMAS, ROBERT ATKINS, JAMES DENNIS for Appointment of Counsel . (emc) (Entered: 03/07/1995)

March 7, 1995

March 7, 1995

SUMMONS(ES) issued for SUPERINTENDENT JAMES S. PRICE, UNIT MANAGER KEN MILLER, LIBRARIAN SUE TURNER (jhi) (Entered: 03/13/1995)

March 13, 1995

March 13, 1995

3

MOTION by CRAIG WILLIAMS for Temporary Restraining Order , / for Preliminary Injunction with Brief in Support. (emc) (Entered: 03/14/1995)

March 14, 1995

March 14, 1995

4

ORDER, Directing U.S. Marshal to serve process, Motion for appointment of counsel is denied w/ out prejudice. ( by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 3/13/95 ) CM all parties of record. (jhi) Modified on 06/19/1996 (Entered: 03/14/1995)

March 14, 1995

March 14, 1995

SUMMONS(ES) issued for SUPERINTENDENT JAMES S. PRICE, UNIT MANAGER KEN MILLER, LIBRARIAN SUE TURNER (jhi) (Entered: 03/17/1995)

March 17, 1995

March 17, 1995

5

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to SUPERINTENDENT JAMES S. PRICE 3/17/95 Answer due on 4/6/95 for SUPERINTENDENT JAMES S. PRICE (emc) (Entered: 03/21/1995)

March 21, 1995

March 21, 1995

6

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to LIBRARIAN SUE TURNER 3/17/95 Answer due on 4/6/95 for LIBRARIAN SUE TURNER (emc) (Entered: 03/21/1995)

March 21, 1995

March 21, 1995

7

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to UNIT MANAGER KEN MILLER 3/17/95 Answer due on 4/6/95 for UNIT MANAGER KEN MILLER (emc) (Entered: 03/21/1995)

March 21, 1995

March 21, 1995

ORDER upon motion [3-1] directing that plaintiff is to provide copies of the motion for service on the defendants. The Marshal is to make service with the complaint (signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 3/16/95) CM all parties of record. (jhi) (Entered: 03/23/1995)

March 23, 1995

March 23, 1995

8

ORDER, that the orders of 3/13/95 and 3/16/95 are rescinded insofar as they directed the Marshal to make service and directed plaintiffs to provide the Marshal with documents for service. Parties have 10 days to file Appeal to District Judge. ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 3/23/95 ) CM all parties of record. (jhi) (Entered: 03/23/1995)

March 23, 1995

March 23, 1995

9

NOTICE OF APPEAL by CRAIG WILLIAMS of Magistrate Decision [0-0] order dated 3/16/95 to District Judge. (jsp) (Entered: 03/29/1995)

March 29, 1995

March 29, 1995

10

ORDER denying [9-1] Magistrate appeal ( signed by Judge Alan N. Bloch on 4/19/95 ) CM all parties of record. (emc) (Entered: 04/19/1995)

April 19, 1995

April 19, 1995

11

MOTION by SUPERINTENDENT JAMES S. PRICE, UNIT MANAGER KEN MILLER, LIBRARIAN SUE TURNER to Extend Time to file an Answer with Proposed Order. (emc) (Entered: 04/27/1995)

April 27, 1995

April 27, 1995

ORDER upon motion granting [11-1] motion to Extend Time to file an Answer, Reset Answer deadline to 6/26/95 for LIBRARIAN SUE TURNER, for UNIT MANAGER KEN MILLER, for SUPERINTENDENT JAMES S. PRICE ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 5/5/95 ) CM all parties of record. (emc) (Entered: 05/09/1995)

May 9, 1995

May 9, 1995

12

MOTION by CRAIG WILLIAMS to Expedite and Discontinue Inordinate Delay with Proposed Order. (jsp) (Entered: 05/23/1995)

May 23, 1995

May 23, 1995

ORDER upon motion denying [12-1] motion to Expedite and Discontinue Inordinate Delay as stated more fully in said order. ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 5/30/95 ) CM all parties of record. (emc) (Entered: 06/01/1995)

June 1, 1995

June 1, 1995

13

ORDER that Jere Krakoff, Esquire is requested to represent plaintiffs in this action and to notify this court by 8/1/95 whether he is willing to undertake the representation requested herein, Parties have 10 days to file Appeal to District Judge. ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 6/1/95 CM all parties of record. (emc) (Entered: 06/01/1995)

June 1, 1995

June 1, 1995

14

MOTION by MUMIA ABU JAMAL to Amend [1-1] complaint . (jsp) (Entered: 06/06/1995)

June 6, 1995

June 6, 1995

15

NOTICE OF APPEAL by MUMIA ABU JAMAL of Magistrate Decision [13-1] order dated 6/1/95 to District Judge. (jsp) (Entered: 06/07/1995)

June 7, 1995

June 7, 1995

16

MOTION by CRAIG WILLIAMS, TERRENCE WILLIAMS, HAROLD WILSON, MUMIA ABU JAMAL, ROBERT WHARTON, RONALD GIBSON, DONALD TEDFORD, LEROY THOMAS, ROBERT ATKINS, JAMES DENNIS to Amend [1-1] complaint . (jsp) (Entered: 06/13/1995)

June 13, 1995

June 13, 1995

17

MOTION by ROBERT ATKINS for Temporary Restraining Order , / for Preliminary Injunction . (jsp) (Entered: 06/14/1995)

June 14, 1995

June 14, 1995

18

ORDER denying [15-1] Magistrate appeal. The Order entered by Magistrate Judge Sensenich, dated June 1, 1995, is AFFIRMED. ( signed by Judge Alan N. Bloch on 6/13/95 ) CM all parties of record. (emc) (Entered: 06/14/1995)

June 14, 1995

June 14, 1995

ORDER upon motion denying without prejudice [14-1] motion to Amend [1-1] complaint for Plaintiff's failure to proved the court with a copy of the proposed amendment. ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 6/13/95 ) CM all parties of record. (emc) (Entered: 06/15/1995)

June 15, 1995

June 15, 1995

PROPOSED Amended Complaint received from plaintiffs. (jsp) (Entered: 06/16/1995)

June 16, 1995

June 16, 1995

19

MOTION by MUMIA ABU JAMAL, ROBERT ATKINS to Amend [1- 1] complaint #2 following denial without prejudice (jg) (Entered: 06/20/1995)

June 20, 1995

June 20, 1995

ORDER upon motion granting [16-1] motion to Amend [1-1] complaint ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 6/23/95 ) CM all parties of record. (emc) (Entered: 06/26/1995)

June 26, 1995

June 26, 1995

20

MOTION by MUMIA ABU JAMAL for Temporary Restraining Order , / for Preliminary Injunction . (jsp) (Entered: 06/28/1995)

June 28, 1995

June 28, 1995

UNSWORN DECLARATION by MUMIA ABU JAMAL Re: [20-1] motion for Temporary Restraining Order by MUMIA ABU JAMAL, [20- 2] motion for Preliminary Injunction by MUMIA ABU JAMAL (jsp) (Entered: 06/28/1995)

June 28, 1995

June 28, 1995

21

ANSWER to Complaint by SUPERINTENDENT JAMES S. PRICE, UNIT MANAGER KEN MILLER, LIBRARIAN SUE TURNER (Attorney Donna J. McClelland) (emc) (Entered: 06/28/1995)

June 28, 1995

June 28, 1995

22

RESPONSE by SUPERINTENDENT JAMES S. PRICE, UNIT MANAGER KEN MILLER, LIBRARIAN SUE TURNER to [20-1] motion for Temporary Restraining Order by MUMIA ABU JAMAL, [20- 2] motion for Preliminary Injunction by MUMIA ABU JAMAL (emc) (Entered: 06/29/1995)

June 29, 1995

June 29, 1995

BRIEF by MUMIA ABU JAMAL in support of [23-1] motion to Expedite Discovery by MUMIA ABU JAMAL (With Document #23) (jsp) (Entered: 07/05/1995)

July 5, 1995

July 5, 1995

24

REPLY BRIEF by MUMIA ABU JAMAL to Defendants' Response to Motion for TRO/Preliminary Injunction. (jsp) (Entered: 07/05/1995)

July 5, 1995

July 5, 1995

25

MOTION by MUMIA ABU JAMAL to Require Prompt Answer to Amended Complaint , / to Strike [21-1] answer by LIBRARIAN SUE TURNER, UNIT MANAGER KEN MILLER, SUPERINTENDENT JAMES S. PRICE . (jsp) (Entered: 07/05/1995)

July 5, 1995

July 5, 1995

26

FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT by CRAIG WILLIAMS, TERRENCE WILLIAMS, HAROLD WILSON, MUMIA ABU JAMAL, ROBERT WHARTON, RONALD GIBSON, DONALD TEDFORD, LEROY THOMAS, ROBERT ATKINS, JAMES DENNIS (Answer due 7/20/95 for LIBRARIAN SUE TURNER, for UNIT MANAGER KEN MILLER, for SUPERINTENDENT JAMES S. PRICE amending [1-1] complaint (emc) Modified on 07/06/1995 (Entered: 07/06/1995)

July 6, 1995

July 6, 1995

27

MOTION by ROBERT ATKINS for Temporary Restraining Order , / for Preliminary Injunction . (jsp) (Entered: 07/10/1995)

July 10, 1995

July 10, 1995

BRIEF by ROBERT ATKINS in support of [27-1] motion for Temporary Restraining Order by ROBERT ATKINS, [27-2] motion for Preliminary Injunction by ROBERT ATKINS (with Document #27) (jsp) (Entered: 07/10/1995)

July 10, 1995

July 10, 1995

ORDER upon motion denying [23-1] motion to Expedite Discovery ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 7/10/95 ) CM all parties of record. (rvb) (Entered: 07/10/1995)

July 10, 1995

July 10, 1995

ORDER upon motion denying [25-1] motion to Require Prompt Answer to Amended Complaint, denying [25-2] motion to Strike [21-1] answer by LIBRARIAN SUE TURNER, UNIT MANAGER KEN MILLER, SUPERINTENDENT JAMES S. PRICE ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 7/10/95 ) CM all parties of record. (rvb) (Entered: 07/10/1995)

July 10, 1995

July 10, 1995

28

RESPONSE by CRAIG WILLIAMS to [21-1] answer by SUE TURNER, KENNETH T. MILLER, JAMES JAMES S. PRICE (jsp) (Entered: 07/11/1995)

July 11, 1995

July 11, 1995

29

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION of Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich signed on 7/12/95 Recommending that [17-1] motion for Temporary Restraining Order be denied, [17-2] motion for Preliminary Injunction be denied ; The parties have 10 days from the date of service to file objections to this Report and Recommendation. (femp) (Entered: 07/12/1995)

July 12, 1995

July 12, 1995

30

ORDER, Response to Motion set to 8/1/95 for [27-1] motion for Temporary Restraining Order, set to 8/1/95 for [27-2] motion for Preliminary Injunction ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 7/12/95 ) CM all parties of record. (femp) (Entered: 07/12/1995)

July 12, 1995

July 12, 1995

31

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION of Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich signed on 7/12/95 Recommending that [20-1] motion for Temporary Restraining Order be dismissed as duplicative , and [20-2] motion for Preliminary Injunction be dismissed as duplicative; The parties have 10 days from the date of service to file objections to this Report and Recommendation. (femp) Modified on 06/19/1996 (Entered: 07/12/1995)

July 12, 1995

July 12, 1995

32

ANSWER to Amended Complaint by JAMES JAMES S. PRICE, SUE TURNER, KENNETH MILLER (Attorney ) (femp) (Entered: 07/13/1995)

July 13, 1995

July 13, 1995

33

AMENDED ORDER, Response to Motion set to 8/15/95 for [27-1] motion for Temporary Restraining Order, set to 8/15/95 for [27-2] motion for Preliminary Injunction , Parties have 10 days file Appeal to District Judge. ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 7/18/95 ) CM all parties of record. (emc) (Entered: 07/18/1995)

July 18, 1995

July 18, 1995

34

ORDER that Plaintiff shall serve a copy of his Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and/or Preliminary Injunction on Deputy Attorney General Donna J. McClelland and she shall acknowledge receipt of the motion, Parties have 10 days to file Appeal to District Judge. ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 7/18/95 ) CM all parties of record. (emc) Modified on 07/18/1995 (Entered: 07/18/1995)

July 18, 1995

July 18, 1995

35

MOTION by CRAIG WILLIAMS to Delete Jury Trial Demand and Damages for Compensation . (jsp) (Entered: 07/25/1995)

July 25, 1995

July 25, 1995

36

RESPONSE by CRAIG WILLIAMS to [32-1] answer by KENNETH MILLER, SUE TURNER, JAMES JAMES S. PRICE (jsp) (Entered: 07/25/1995)

July 25, 1995

July 25, 1995

37

ORDER that Jere Krakoff is requested to represent plaintiffs and to notify this court by 8/28/95 whether he is willing to undertake this representation requested herein, Parties have 10 days to file Appeal to District Judge. ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 7/27/95 ) CM all parties of record. (emc) (Entered: 07/27/1995)

July 27, 1995

July 27, 1995

ORDER upon motion granting [35-1] motion to Delete Jury Trial Demand and Damages for Compensation ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 8/3/95 ) CM all parties of record. (emc) (Entered: 08/04/1995)

Aug. 4, 1995

Aug. 4, 1995

38

MOTION by JAMES JAMES S. PRICE, SUE TURNER, KENNETH MILLER to Extend Time with Proposed Order. (emc) (Entered: 08/16/1995)

Aug. 16, 1995

Aug. 16, 1995

ORDER upon motion granting [38-1] motion to Extend Time, Response to Motion set to 9/1/95 for [27-1] motion for Temporary Restraining Order, set to 9/1/95 for [27-2] motion for Preliminary Injunction, set to 9/1/95 for [20-1] motion for Temporary Restraining Order, set to 9/1/95 for [20-2] motion for Preliminary Injunction, set to 9/1/95 for [19-1] motion to Amend [1-1] complaint #2 following denial without prejudice, set to 9/1/95 for [17-1] motion for Temporary Restraining Order, set to 9/1/95 for [17-2] motion for Preliminary Injunction, set to 9/1/95 for [3- 1] motion for Temporary Restraining Order, set to 9/1/95 for [3-2] motion for Preliminary Injunction ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 8/17/95 ) CM all parties of record. (emc) (Entered: 08/21/1995)

Aug. 21, 1995

Aug. 21, 1995

39

MOTION by HAROLD C. WILSON for Temporary Restraining Order , or in the Internative a Preliminary Injunction (jg) (Entered: 08/23/1995)

Aug. 23, 1995

Aug. 23, 1995

40

MOTION by JAMES JAMES S. PRICE, SUE TURNER, KENNETH MILLER to Extend Time to Respond to the Motion for TRO and/or Preliminary Injunction filed 7/21/95 with Proposed Order. (emc) (Entered: 09/07/1995)

Sept. 7, 1995

Sept. 7, 1995

41

RESPONSE by JAMES JAMES S. PRICE, SUE TURNER, KENNETH MILLER to [27-1] motion for Temporary Restraining Order by ROBERT ATKINS, [27-2] motion for Preliminary Injunction by ROBERT ATKINS (emc) (Entered: 09/07/1995)

Sept. 7, 1995

Sept. 7, 1995

w/Document #39 ORDER, Response to Motion set to 9/22/95 for [39-1] motion for Temporary Restraining Order, set to 9/22/95 for [39-2] motion Preliminary Injunction ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 9/6/95 ) CM all parties of record. (emc) (Entered: 09/07/1995)

Sept. 7, 1995

Sept. 7, 1995

42

MEMORANDUM ORDER dismissing [20-1] motion for Temporary Restraining Order as duplicative; dismissing [20-2] motion for Preliminary Injunction as duplicative; adopting [31-1] report and recommendations ( signed by Judge Alan N. Bloch on 9/7/95 ) CM all parties of record. (emc) Modified on 09/08/1995 (Entered: 09/08/1995)

Sept. 8, 1995

Sept. 8, 1995

43

MEMORANDUM ORDER denying [27-1] motion for Temporary Restraining Order, denying [27-2] motion for Preliminary Injunction, adopting [29-1] report and recommendations ( signed by Judge Alan N. Bloch on 9/7/95 ) CM all parties of record. (emc) Modified on 09/08/1995 (Entered: 09/08/1995)

Sept. 8, 1995

Sept. 8, 1995

44

RESPONSE by CRAIG WILLIAMS in opposition to [40-1] motion to Extend Time to Respond to the Motion for TRO and/or Preliminary Injunction filed 7/21/95 by KENNETH MILLER, SUE TURNER, JAMES JAMES S. PRICE (jsp) (Entered: 09/12/1995)

Sept. 12, 1995

Sept. 12, 1995

45

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance for CRAIG WILLIAMS, TERRENCE WILLIAMS, HAROLD C. WILSON, MUMIA A. JAMAL, RONALD F. GIBSON, DONALD TEDFORD, LEROY THOMAS, ROBERT ATKINS, JAMES DENNIS, ROBERT P. DEHART by Jere Krakoff (emc) (Entered: 09/15/1995)

Sept. 15, 1995

Sept. 15, 1995

46

RESPONSE by MUMIA A. JAMAL to [41-1] motion response by KENNETH MILLER, SUE TURNER, JAMES JAMES S. PRICE (jsp) (Entered: 09/15/1995)

Sept. 15, 1995

Sept. 15, 1995

47

ORDER, Set Status Conference for 2:30 10/3/95 ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 9/18/95 ) CM all parties of record. (emc) (Entered: 09/19/1995)

Sept. 19, 1995

Sept. 19, 1995

48

MOTION by JAMES JAMES S. PRICE, SUE TURNER, KENNETH MILLER to Consolidate Cases with Proposed Order. (emc) (Entered: 09/22/1995)

Sept. 22, 1995

Sept. 22, 1995

49

Status Conference held 10/3/95 before Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich [ Reporter: none ] (emc) (Entered: 10/04/1995)

Oct. 4, 1995

Oct. 4, 1995

ORDER upon motion granting [40-1] motion to Extend Time to Respond to the Motion for TRO and/or Preliminary Injunction filed 7/21/95. Response is due on or before 9/30/95 ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 10/3/95 ) CM all parties of record. (emc) (Entered: 10/04/1995)

Oct. 4, 1995

Oct. 4, 1995

ORDER upon motion granting [2-1] motion for Appointment of Counsel ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 10/19/95 ) CM all parties of record. (emc) (Entered: 10/20/1995)

Oct. 20, 1995

Oct. 20, 1995

50

MOTION by ALL PLAINTIFFS to Extend Time with Proposed Order. (emc) (Entered: 10/25/1995)

Oct. 25, 1995

Oct. 25, 1995

ORDER upon motion granting [50-1] motion to Extend Time, Reset Amended Complaint deadline to 11/6/95 ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 10/26/95 ) CM all parties of record. (emc) (Entered: 10/27/1995)

Oct. 27, 1995

Oct. 27, 1995

51

SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT by CRAIG WILLIAMS, TERRENCE WILLIAMS, HAROLD C. WILSON, MUMIA A. JAMAL, ROBERT WHARTON, RONALD F. GIBSON, LEROY THOMAS, ROBERT ATKINS, JAMES DENNIS, ROBERT P. DEHART (Answer due 12/8/95 for JAMES PRICE ) amending [26-1] amended complaint by JAMES DENNIS, ROBERT ATKINS, LEROY THOMAS, DONALD TEDFORD, RONALD F. GIBSON, ROBERT WHARTON, MUMIA A. JAMAL, HAROLD C. WILSON, TERRENCE WILLIAMS, CRAIG WILLIAMS against MARTIN HORN (crw) Modified on 11/24/1995 (Entered: 11/24/1995)

Nov. 24, 1995

Nov. 24, 1995

52

ORDER denying [48-1] motion to Consolidate Cases ( signed by Judge Alan N. Bloch on 11/27/95 ) CM all parties of record. (emc) (Entered: 11/28/1995)

Nov. 28, 1995

Nov. 28, 1995

53

MOTION by ALL PLAINTIFFS for Class Certification with Proposed Order. (emc) (Entered: 02/22/1996)

Feb. 22, 1996

Feb. 22, 1996

54

BRIEF by ALL PLAINTIFFS in support of [53-1] motion for Class Certification by ALL PLAINTIFFS (emc) (Entered: 02/22/1996)

Feb. 22, 1996

Feb. 22, 1996

55

ORDER, Set Status Conference for 2:00 4/8/96 ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 3/1/96 ) CM all parties of record. (emc) (Entered: 03/01/1996)

March 1, 1996

March 1, 1996

56

ANSWER to Complaint by JAMES L. PRICE, MARTIN HORN (emc) (Entered: 03/05/1996)

March 5, 1996

March 5, 1996

57

Status Conference held 4/8/96 before Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich [ Reporter: none ] (emc) (Entered: 04/09/1996)

April 9, 1996

April 9, 1996

Deadline updated; Response to Motion set to 4/19/96 for [53-1] motion for Class Certification (emc) (Entered: 04/09/1996)

April 9, 1996

April 9, 1996

58

CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER setting Discovery cutoff on 8/9/96 ; Pretrial Statements for Plaintiffs due 8/30/96 ; Pretrial Statements for Defendants due 9/20/96 ; Pretrial Stipulation due 2/28/97 ; Pretrial Conference set for 1:30 3/31/97 ; Summary Judgment Motion Filing deadline due 12/2/96 ; Response to motions due 1/21/97 ; Replies to Response to Motions due 1/21/96; Oral Argument set for 1/30/97 at 2:30; Hearing set for 10:00 3/10/97 ; Expert Witness qualifications due 10/25/96 ; ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 4/8/96 ) CM all parties of record. (emc) (Entered: 04/09/1996)

April 9, 1996

April 9, 1996

59

JOINT MOTION by JAMES L. PRICE, SUE TURNER, KENNETH MILLER, ALL PLAINTIFFS to Extend Time for defts to file response in opposition to request for class certification with Proposed Order. (crw) (Entered: 04/18/1996)

April 18, 1996

April 18, 1996

ORDER upon motion granting [59-1] joint motion to Extend Time for defts to file response in opposition to request for class certification, Response to Motion set to 4/29/96 for [53-1] motion for Class Certification ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 4/23/96 ) CM all parties of record. (emc) (Entered: 04/23/1996)

April 23, 1996

April 23, 1996

60

BRIEF by JAMES L. PRICE, MARTIN HORN in opposition to [53-1] motion for Class Certification by ALL PLAINTIFFS (emc) (Entered: 04/24/1996)

April 24, 1996

April 24, 1996

61

SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF by JAMES L. PRICE, MARTIN HORN in opposition to [53-1] motion for Class Certification by ALL PLAINTIFFS (emc) (Entered: 07/10/1996)

July 10, 1996

July 10, 1996

62

MOTION by JAMES L. PRICE, SUE TURNER, KENNETH MILLER, MARTIN HORN for Judgment on the Pleadings with Proposed Order. (crw) (Entered: 07/16/1996)

July 16, 1996

July 16, 1996

63

BRIEF by JAMES L. PRICE, SUE TURNER, KENNETH MILLER, MARTIN HORN in support of [62-1] motion for Judgment on the Pleadings by MARTIN HORN, KENNETH MILLER, SUE TURNER, JAMES L. PRICE (crw) (Entered: 07/16/1996)

July 16, 1996

July 16, 1996

64

ORDER, Response to Motion set to 7/26/96 for [62-1] motion for Judgment on the Pleadings , Motion Hearing set for 2:00 8/1/96 for [62- 1] motion for Judgment on the Pleadings, set for 2:00 8/1/96 for [53-1] motion for Class Certification ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 7/18/96 ) CM all parties of record. (emc) (Entered: 07/22/1996)

July 19, 1996

July 19, 1996

66

BRIEF by JAMES L. PRICE, MARTIN HORN in support of [65-1] Amended Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings by MARTIN HORN, JAMES L. PRICE (emc) (Entered: 07/23/1996)

July 23, 1996

July 23, 1996

67

ORDER, Response to Motion set to 8/14/96 for [65-1] motion for Judgment on the Pleadings , Motion Hearing set for 2:00 8/23/96 for [65- 1] motion for Judgment on the Pleadings, set for 2:00 8/23/96 for [62-1] motion for Judgment on the Pleadings, set for 2:00 8/23/96 for [53-1] motion for Class Certification ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 7/29/96 ) CM all parties of record. (emc) (Entered: 07/30/1996)

July 30, 1996

July 30, 1996

68

SUPPLEMENT by JAMES L. PRICE, SUE TURNER, KENNETH MILLER, MARTIN HORN to [66-1] support brief by MARTIN HORN, JAMES L. PRICE (crw) (Entered: 08/07/1996)

Aug. 7, 1996

Aug. 7, 1996

69

MOTION by ALL PLAINTIFFS for extension of the deadline for the completion of discovery with Proposed Order. (crw) (Entered: 08/07/1996)

Aug. 7, 1996

Aug. 7, 1996

ORDER upon motion granting [69-1] motion for extension of the deadline for the completion of discovery to a date to be determined on 8/23/96. ( signed by Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich on 8/8/96 ) CM all parties of record. (emc) (Entered: 08/12/1996)

Aug. 12, 1996

Aug. 12, 1996

70

BRIEF by ALL PLAINTIFFS in opposition to [65-1] motion for Judgment on the Pleadings by MARTIN HORN, JAMES L. PRICE (emc) (Entered: 08/14/1996)

Aug. 14, 1996

Aug. 14, 1996

71

Status Conference held 8/23/96 before Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich [ Reporter: none ] (emc) (Entered: 08/26/1996)

Aug. 26, 1996

Aug. 26, 1996

Deadline updated; Set Amended Pleadings deadline to 9/13/96 , Reset Discovery deadline to 10/25/96 , Reset Answer deadline to 9/20/96 for MARTIN HORN, for KENNETH MILLER, for SUE TURNER, for JAMES L. PRICE Briefs to be filed w/Motions to Dismiss and Responses due 9/30/96; Oral Arguments on any Motion to Dismiss to be heard on 10/4/96 at 3:00 p.m. (emc) (Entered: 08/26/1996)

Aug. 26, 1996

Aug. 26, 1996

72

THIRD AMENDED COMPLAINT by ALL PLAINTIFFS (Answer due 9/27/96 for MARTIN HORN, for KENNETH MILLER, for SUE TURNER, for JAMES L. PRICE ) amending [51-1] amended complaint by ROBERT P. DEHART, JAMES DENNIS, ROBERT ATKINS, LEROY THOMAS, RONALD GIBSON, ROBERT WHARTON, MUMIA A. JAMAL, HAROLD C. WILSON, TERRENCE WILLIAMS, CRAIG WILLIAMS (emc) (Entered: 09/13/1996)

Sept. 13, 1996

Sept. 13, 1996

73

REVISED BRIEF by ALL PLAINTIFFS in support of Motion for Class Certification (emc) (Entered: 09/13/1996)

Sept. 13, 1996

Sept. 13, 1996

74

MOTION by JAMES L. PRICE, MARTIN HORN to Dismiss with Proposed Order. (emc) (Entered: 09/20/1996)

Sept. 20, 1996

Sept. 20, 1996

75

BRIEF by JAMES L. PRICE, MARTIN HORN in support of [74-1] motion to Dismiss by MARTIN HORN, JAMES L. PRICE (emc) (Entered: 09/20/1996)

Sept. 20, 1996

Sept. 20, 1996

76

Hearing on Motion held 10/8/96 re: [74-1] motion to Dismiss by MARTIN HORN, JAMES L. PRICE [ Reporter: Colvin Vogel] (emc) (Entered: 10/09/1996)

Oct. 9, 1996

Oct. 9, 1996

77

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION of Mag. Judge Ila J. Sensenich signed on 10/8/96 Recommending that [74-1] motion to Dismiss be denied, [53-1] motion for Class Certification be granted ; The parties have 10 days from the date of service to file objections to this Report and Recommendation. (emc) (Entered: 10/09/1996)

Oct. 9, 1996

Oct. 9, 1996

78

FOURTH AMENDED COMPLAINT by ALL PLAINTIFFS (Answer due 10/25/96 for MARTIN HORN, for JAMES L. PRICE ) amending [72-1] third amended complaint by ALL PLAINTIFFS (emc) (Entered: 10/11/1996)

Oct. 11, 1996

Oct. 11, 1996

Case Details

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 7, 1995

Closing Date: 1999

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Death row inmates bringing claim that circumstances of their confinement denied them their constitutional rights

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: Yes

Class Action Sought: Unknown

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

State Correctional Institution (Greene), State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Unreasonable search and seizure

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Order Duration: 1997 - None

Issues

General:

Access to lawyers or judicial system

Classification / placement

Conditions of confinement

Confinement/isolation

Recreation / Exercise

Religious programs / policies

Visiting

Type of Facility:

Government-run