Case: U.S. ex. Rel. Paraprofessional Law Clinic v. Kane

2:78-cv-00538 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: Feb. 17, 1978

Closed Date: 2002

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Case Summary

On 02/17/1978, the Para-Professional Law Clinic, made up of inmates of the State Correctional Institution at Graterford, filed a Section 1983 suit in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, pro se, against the Secretary of Corrections for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and prison officials. Plaintiffs alleged that defendants' plan to close the PPLC would violate inmates constitutional right of access to the courts. At some point the Institutional Law Project agreed to represent plaintiffs.Fol…

On 02/17/1978, the Para-Professional Law Clinic, made up of inmates of the State Correctional Institution at Graterford, filed a Section 1983 suit in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, pro se, against the Secretary of Corrections for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and prison officials. Plaintiffs alleged that defendants' plan to close the PPLC would violate inmates constitutional right of access to the courts. At some point the Institutional Law Project agreed to represent plaintiffs.

Following several hearings, Judge Joseph S. Lord, III, issued a permanent injunction in favor of plaintiffs. Judge Lord held that although the current prison library was adequate, it was insufficient to preserve the fundamental right of access to the courts on the part of those prisoners in administrative or disciplinary custody or who were functionally illiterate. Judge Lord found that the PPLC was the only current means of access to the courts for those inmates and therefore it could not be closed. United States ex rel. Para-Professional Law Clinic v. Kane, 656 F. Supp. 1099 (E.D. Pa. 1987).

In February 2001, defendants moved to terminate the 1987 injunction under the Prison Litigation Reform Act. Following an evidentiary hearing, the District Court (Judge Berle M. Schiller) granted defendants' motion, but cautioned that should defendants close the PPLC they would likely be hauled back into court because of the inadequacy of their law library and legal services. United States ex rel. Para-Professional Law Clinic v. Beard, 2002 WL 1160757 (E.D. Pa. May 30, 2002). Plaintiffs appealed, but the Court of Appeals affirmed on July 24, 2003. United States ex rel. Para-Professional Law Clinic v. Beard, 334 F.3d 301 (3d Cir. 2003). According to the docket available on PACER, the case was closed in June 2002.

Summary Authors

Rebekah Henn Sullivan (7/28/2005)

Related Cases

Wade v. Kane, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1978)

People

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Judge(s)

Barry, Maryanne Trump (New Jersey)

Lord, Joseph Simon III (Pennsylvania)

Schiller, Berle M. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Duncan, Charles Lang Jr. (Pennsylvania)

Krakoff, Jere (Pennsylvania)

Love, Angus R. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Shellenberger, John O.J. (Pennsylvania)

Vickers, Maria Parisi (Pennsylvania)

Judge(s)

Barry, Maryanne Trump (New Jersey)

Lord, Joseph Simon III (Pennsylvania)

Schiller, Berle M. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Duncan, Charles Lang Jr. (Pennsylvania)

Krakoff, Jere (Pennsylvania)

Love, Angus R. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Shellenberger, John O.J. (Pennsylvania)

Vickers, Maria Parisi (Pennsylvania)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:78-cv-00538

Docket (PACER)

Paraprofessional Law Clinic v. Beard

Oct. 10, 2003

Oct. 10, 2003

Docket

2:78-cv-00538

Reported Opinion

656 F.Supp. 1099

March 25, 1987

March 25, 1987

Order/Opinion

87-01193

Table

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

835 F.2d 285

Nov. 4, 1987

Nov. 4, 1987

Order/Opinion

87-01347

Memorandum Decision

Zimmerman v. Paraprofessional Law Clinic v. Kane

Supreme Court of the United States

485 U.S. 993, 108 S.Ct. 1302, 99 L.Ed.2d 511

April 4, 1988

April 4, 1988

Order/Opinion

2:78-cv-00538

Memorandum and Order

1988 WL 52099, 1988 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 4493

May 19, 1988

May 19, 1988

Order/Opinion
154

2:78-cv-00538

Memorandum and Order

U.S. ex. Rel. Paraprofessional Law Clinic v. Beard

2002 WL 1160757, 2002 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 9663

May 30, 2002

May 30, 2002

Order/Opinion

02-02788

Opinion of the Court

Paraprofessional Law Clinic v. Beard

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

334 F.3d 301

July 1, 2003

July 1, 2003

Order/Opinion

02-02818

Table

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

80 Fed.Appx. 287

July 29, 2003

July 29, 2003

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/11368930/the-para-professiona-v-beard/

Last updated Aug. 1, 2022, 3:05 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
165

Remark

April 6, 2022

April 6, 2022

PACER
94

ORDER THAT THE ABOVE CAPTIONED CASE IS REASSIGNED FROM THE CALENDAR OF THE LATE HONORABLE JOSEPH S. LORD, III TO THE CALENDAR OF THE HONORABLE BERLE M. SCHILLER, FILED. 3/7/01 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 6, 2001

March 6, 2001

165

Remark

April 6, 2022

April 6, 2022

PACER
165

Remark

April 6, 2022

April 6, 2022

PACER
95

ORDER THAT THE MOTION OF THE PARA-PROFESSIONAL LAW CLINIC FOR ENLARGMENT OF TIME TO FILE RESPONSE IS GRANTED. THE PARA-PROFESSIONAL LAW CLINIC SHALL FILE ITS RESPONSE TO THE MOTION TO TERMINATE PROSPECTIVE RELIEF ON OR BEFORE 4/2/01, FILED. ( SIGNED BY JUDGE BERLE M. SCHILLER ) 3/12/01 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 9, 2001

March 9, 2001

96

Plff's Response to mtoion to terminate prospective relief, Memorandum in support, Certificate of Service. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 22, 2001

March 22, 2001

97

Plff's Response to mtoion to erminate prospective relief, Memorandum in support , Certificate of Service. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 23, 2001

March 23, 2001

98

Plff's Supplement to response to terminate prospective relief, Certificate of Service. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

April 2, 2001

April 2, 2001

99

MOTION FOR THE ASSISTANCE OF PRO SE PARALEGALS OF RECORD AHMAD ABDUL JABBAR AL SAMAD, HUGH WILLIMAS AND ZEBBIE CLIFTON, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

April 4, 2001

April 4, 2001

100

Defts' reply Memorandum in support of motion to terminate prospective relief , Certificate of Service. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

April 11, 2001

April 11, 2001

101

Appearance by ANGUS LOVE, ESQ. on behalf of plffs, Certificate of Service. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

April 20, 2001

April 20, 2001

102

Plff's rebuttal to reply to memorandum of law in support of motion to terminate prospective relief, Certificate of Service. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

April 24, 2001

April 24, 2001

103

ORDER THAT THE MOTION FOR ASSISTANCE OF PRO SE PARALEGALS OF RECORD IS GRANTED THAT THE NAMED- PARALEGALS WILL REPRESENT MATTER AT THE SCHEDULE EVIDENTIARY HEARING ON DEFTS MOTION FOR TERMINATIN OF PROSPECTIVE RELIEF. ( SIGNED BY JUDGE BERLE M. SCHILLER ) 5/9/01 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

May 8, 2001

May 8, 2001

104

ORDER THAT THE WARDEN OF SCI GRATERFORD PRODUCE THE BODIES OF ZEBBIE CLIFTON, BEBLY WELLS, AND PRO SE PARALEGAL OF RECORD AHMAD ABDUL AL-SMAD FOR AN EVIDENTIARY HEARING TO BE HLED BY VIDEO CONFERNECE ON 11/16/01, ETC. ( SIGNED BY JUDGE BERLE M. SCHILLER ) 10/5/01 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

Oct. 4, 2001

Oct. 4, 2001

105

AMENDED ORDER THAT THE WARDEN OF SCI GRATERFORD PRODUCE THE BODIES OF ZEBBIE CLIFTON, BEBLY WELLS, AND PRO SE PARALEGAL RECORD AHMAD ABDUL AL-SMAD FOR AN EVIDENTIARY HEARING TO BE HELD BY VIDEO CONFERENCE ON 11/16/01 AT 2:00, ETC. ( SIGNED BY JUDGE BERLE M. SCHILLER ) 10/10/01 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

Oct. 9, 2001

Oct. 9, 2001

106

Menute sheet dated 11/16/01 re: Status conference; Clifton Wells and Al- Samad appear video conference; parties address court; discovery schedule set. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

Nov. 19, 2001

Nov. 19, 2001

108

Transcript dated 11/16/01 re: hearing. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

Nov. 27, 2001

Nov. 27, 2001

107

SCHEDULING ORDER THAT COUNSEL FOR BOTH PARTIES ARE STRONGLY ENCORAGED TO RESOLVE DISCOVERY DISPUTES BY THEMESLEVES, ETC. PLFFS EXPERTS' INENTITIES AND THEIR REPORTS SHALL BE DISCLOSED BY 2/25/02; DEFT'S EXPERTS' IDENTITIES AND THEIR REPORTS SHALL BE DISCLOSED BY 3/11/02. FACT DISCOVERY SHALL BE COMPLETED NO LATER THAN 3/11/02. ANY MOTIONS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT SHALL BE FILED BY 3/18/02, ETC. A FINAL HEARING ON DEFTS' MOTION TO TERMINATE PROSPECTIVE RELIEF WILL BE HALD ON 3/28/02 AT 9:30 IF AGREEABLE TO BOTH PARTIES, COUNSEL FOR PLFF SHALL TELEPHONE CHAMBERS TO SCHEDULE A SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE WITH A MAGISTRATE JUDGE, ETC. THE CLERK OF COURT SHALL PROVIDE A TRANSCRIPT OF THE 11/16/01 HEARING AT NO CHARGE TO PLFFS CLIFTON AND WELLS AND TO DEFTS. ( SIGNED BY JUDGE BERLE M. SCHILLER ) 12/3/01 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

Nov. 30, 2001

Nov. 30, 2001

109

DEFENDANTS'S MOTION FOR LEAVE TO TAKE INMATE'S DEPOSITONS , MEMORANDUM, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

Dec. 28, 2001

Dec. 28, 2001

110

ORDER THAT DEFTS' MOTION FOR LEAVE TO TAKE INMATES' DEPOSITONS IS GRANTED. ( SIGNED BY JUDGE BERLE M. SCHILLER ) 2/8/02 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

Feb. 7, 2002

Feb. 7, 2002

111

PLFF'S MOTION TO EXTEND TIME , CERTIFICATE OF CONCURRENCE , CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

Feb. 25, 2002

Feb. 25, 2002

112

ORDER THAT PLFF'S MOTION FOR AN EXTENSION OF TIME IS DENIED. ( SIGNED BY JUDGE BERLE M. SCHILLER ) 2/26/02 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

Feb. 25, 2002

Feb. 25, 2002

113

MOTION BY PLAINTIFF THE PARA-PROFESSIONA TO EXTEND DEADLINE TO PRODUCE EXPERT REPORTS , CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 1, 2002

March 1, 2002

114

MOTION BY DEFENDANTS FOR SANCTIONS OR TO TO COMPEL ANSWERS TO INTERROGATORIES , MEMORANDUM, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 6, 2002

March 6, 2002

115

ORDER THAT PLFF'S MOTON TO TAKE INMATE DEPOSITONS IS GRANTED. PLFFS MAY TAKE THE DEPOSITIONS OF THE FOLLOWING INMATES AT THE SCI GRATERFORD. ( SIGNED BY JUDGE BERLE M. SCHILLER ) 3/11/02 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 8, 2002

March 8, 2002

116

ORDER THAT PLFFS' MOTION TO EXTEND DEADLINE TO PRODUCE EXPERT REPORTS IS GRANTED. PLFFS SHALL PRODUCE EXPERT REPORTS TO DEFTS BY 3/8/02. DEFTS' MOTION EITHER FOR SANCTIONS OR TO COMPEL ANSWERS TO INTERROGATORIES IS GRANTED IN PART AND DENIED IN PART. PLFFS SHALL SERVE FULL AND COMPLETE ANDWERS AND OBJECTIONS IF ANY, TO DFTS' SECOND SET OF INTERROGATORIES BY 3/15/02. ( SIGNED BY JUDGE BERLE M. SCHILLER ) 3/11/02 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 8, 2002

March 8, 2002

125

MOTION BY PLAINTIFF THE PARA-PROFESSIONA FOR LEAVE TO TAKE INMATE DEPOSITIONS. (mc) Modified on 03/26/2002 (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 8, 2002

March 8, 2002

117

Objections by PLAINTIFFS to Deft's motion either for sanctions or to compel answers to interrogatories, certificate of service. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 11, 2002

March 11, 2002

118

MOTION BY PLAINTIFF ZEBBIE CLIFTON FOR LEAVE OF COURT OF TRANSCRIPTS OF THE 3/7/02 ORAL DEPOSITIONS OF THE PARA PROFESSIONAL LAW CLINIC PLFFS. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 12, 2002

March 12, 2002

119

MOTION BY PLAINTIFF ZEBBIE CLIFTON TO COMPEL PRODUCTION OF HIS THIRD SET OF INTERROGATORIES , CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 12, 2002

March 12, 2002

120

ORDER THAT PLFF'S MOTION FOR LEAVE OF COURT OF THE TRANSCRIPTS OF MARCH 7, 2002, ORAL DEPOSITONS OF THE PARA PROVESSIONAL LAW CLINIC IS GRANTED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERD THAT THE DEFTS FORTHWITH, PROVIDE PLFF WITH COMPLETE SET OF COPIES OF THE DEPOSITONS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED MARCH 28, 2002 HEARING . ( SIGNED BY JUDGE BERLE M. SCHILLER ) 3/15/02 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 14, 2002

March 14, 2002

121

ORDER THAT PARAGRAPH 2 OF THIS COURT'S MARCH 8, 2002 ORDER IS MODIFIED AS FOLLOWS. DEFTS' MOTION EITHER FOR SANCTIONS OR TO COMPEL ANSWERS TO INTERROGATORIES IS GRANTED IN PART AS TO ALL PLFFS EXCEPT FOR PLFF. ALL PLFFS EXCEPT FOR ZEBBIE CLIFTON SHALL SERVE FULL AND COMPLETE ANSWERS AND OBJECTION IF ANY TO DEFTS' SECOND SET OF INTERROGATORIES BY 3/15/02. ( SIGNED BY JUDGE BERLE M. SCHILLER ) 3/15/02 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 14, 2002

March 14, 2002

122

ORDER THAT THE CLERK OF COURT SHALL OPEN AND MAINTAIN A DOCKET REPORT ON CHASER FOR THE ABOVE CAPTIONED CASE, ETC. THE CAPTION SHALL BE AMENDED TO REFLECT THE FACT THAT THE DEFTS ARE: JEFFREY A. BEARD, SECRETARY OF CORRECTIONS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA; DONALD T. VAUGHN, SUPERINTENDENT OF THE STATE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION AT GRATERFORD; AND MANUEL A. ARROYO, DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT FOR CENTRALIZED SERVICES AT SCI GRATERFORD. THE CAPTION SHALL BE AMENDED TO REFLECT THE FACT THAT THE PLFFS ARE THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF THE PARA-PROFESSIONAL LAW CLINIC AT SCI GRATEFORD, ETC. THE DOCKET SHALL REFLECT THAT FACT THAT PARA-PROFESSIONAL LAW CLINIC AND ALL INDIVIUDAL PLFFS EXCEPT WELLS AND CLIFTON ARE REPRESENTED BY ANGUS LOVE, ESQ., THE DOCKET SHALL REFLECT THE FACT THAT PLFFS WELLS AND CLIFTON ARE PROCEEDING PRO SE. THE DOCKET SHALL REFLECT THE FACT THAT ALL DEFTS ARE REPRESENTED BY JOHN O.J. SHELLENBERGER, ESQ. ( SIGNED BY JUDGE BERLE M. SCHILLER ) 3/15/02 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 14, 2002

March 14, 2002

123

Response by DEFENDANTS Plff's Zebbie Clifton's MOTION FOR LEAVE OF COURT OF TRANSCRIPTS OF THE 3/7/02 ORAL DEPOSITIONS, Certificate of Service. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 15, 2002

March 15, 2002

124

Response by DEFENDANTS Plff's Zebbie Clifton's MOTION TO COMPEL PRODUCTION OF HIS THIRD SET OF INTERROGATORIES , Certificate of Service. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 15, 2002

March 15, 2002

126

MOTION BY DEFENDANTS IN LIMINE , MEMORANDUM, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 18, 2002

March 18, 2002

127

MOTION BY DEFENDANTS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT , MEMORANDUM, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 18, 2002

March 18, 2002

128

MOTION BY PLAINTIFFS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT , MEMORANDUM, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 18, 2002

March 18, 2002

129

ORDER THAT THIS COURT'S ORDER OF MARCH 14, 2002 ORDER GRANTING PLFF'S MOITON FOR LEAVE OF COURT OF TRANSCRIPTS OF THE MARCH 7, 2002 DEPOSITONS IS VACATED. PLFF MOITON FOR LEAVE OF COURT OF TRANSCRIPTS OF THE MARCH 7, 2002 DEPOSITIONS IS DENIED. ( SIGNED BY JUDGE BERLE M. SCHILLER ) 3/19/02 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 18, 2002

March 18, 2002

130

MOTION BY PLAINTIFF ZEBBIE CLIFTON FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT , MEMORANDUM, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 19, 2002

March 19, 2002

131

ORDER THAT PLFF ZEBBIE CLIFTON'S MOTION TO COMPEL PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS TO HIS THIRD SET OF INTERROGATORIES IS GRANTED IN PART AND DENIED IN PART. DEFTS SHALL SERVE FULL AND COMPLETE ANSWERS AND OBJECTIONS IF ANY, TO PLFF ZEBBIE CLIFTON'S THIRD SET OF INTERROGATOIRES BY 3/25/02. DEFTS NEED NOT RESPOND TO QUESTION NO. 7 OF PLFF CLIFTON'S FIRST SET OF INTERROGATORIES REGARDING THE NAMES OF INMATES WHO HAVE SOUGHT ASSISTANCE FROM THE STAFF PARALEGAL. ( SIGNED BY JUDGE BERLE M. SCHILLER ) 3/20/02 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED. (mc) (Entered: 03/21/2002)

March 19, 2002

March 19, 2002

132

ORDER THAT THE WARDEN OF SCI GRATERFORD IS DIRECTED TO MAKE ZEBBIE CLIFTON AND BEBLEY WELLS AVAILABLE BY TELEPHONE ON 3/21/02 AT 10:30 FOR A CONFERENCE WITH THE COURT ( SIGNED BY JUDGE BERLE M. SCHILLER ) 3/22/02 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED. (lvj) (Entered: 03/22/2002)

March 21, 2002

March 21, 2002

133

Minute entry dated 3/21/02 phone conference re: Zebbie Clifton and Bebley Wells proceed via telephone from SCI Graterford. Parties address issues to be heard at hearing scheduled for March 28, 2002. (lvj) (Entered: 03/22/2002)

March 21, 2002

March 21, 2002

134

PLAINTIFF ZEBBIE CLIFTON's traverse to defts' response to plff Zebbie Clifton's Motion to compel production of documents to his third set of interrogatories, Certificate of Service. (lvj) (Entered: 03/22/2002)

March 21, 2002

March 21, 2002

135

MOTION BY PLAINTIFF H. WILLIAMS, PLAINTIFF R. WILLIAMS, PLAINTIFF ZEBBIE CLIFTON FOR ISSUANCE OF SUBPOENA AD TESTIFICANDUM FOR INMATE WITNESSES , CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE. (lvj) (Entered: 03/22/2002)

March 21, 2002

March 21, 2002

136

Petition of PLAINTIFF H. WILLIAMS, PLAINTIFF R. WILLIAMS, PLAINTIFF ZEBBIE CLIFTON for writ of habeas corpus cum causa , Certificate of Service. (lvj) (Entered: 03/22/2002)

March 21, 2002

March 21, 2002

137

Response by DEFENDANT JEFFREY A. BEARD, DEFENDANT DONALD T. VAUGHN, DEFENDANT MANUEL A. ARROYO to Zebbie Clifton's MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT , Certificate of Service. (lvj) (Entered: 03/25/2002)

March 22, 2002

March 22, 2002

138

ORDER THAT THE WARDEN OF SCI GRATERFORD PRODUCE THE BODY OF ZEBBIE CLIFTON, BEBLY WELLS, AND PRO SE PARALEGAL OF RECORD AHMAD ABDUL AL-SMAD AND HUGH WILLIAMS FOR A FINAL HEARING TO BE HELD BY VIDEO CONFERENCE ON 3/28/02 AT 9:00, ETC. ( SIGNED BY JUDGE BERLE M. SCHILLER ) 3/25/02 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED. (lvj) (Entered: 03/25/2002)

March 22, 2002

March 22, 2002

139

MOTION BY PLAINTIFF ZEBBIE CLIFTON, PLAINTIFF R. WILLIAMS, PLAINTIFF H. WILLIAMS IN OPPOSITION TO DEFTS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT , CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE. (kw) (Entered: 03/26/2002)

March 25, 2002

March 25, 2002

140

ORDER THAT THE WARDEN OF SCI GRATERFORD PRODUCE THE BODIES OF KEVIN MINES, JOSE FIGUEROA, ANGEL ORTIZ, DANIEL COOK AND M. TWIGGS FOR A FINAL HEARING TO BE HELD BY VIDEO CONFERENCE ON 3/28/02 AT 9:00 TO APPEAR IN COURTROOM 5-D, ETC. ( SIGNED BY JUDGE BERLE M. SCHILLER ) 3/27/02 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED (lvj) Modified on 03/28/2002 (Entered: 03/27/2002)

March 26, 2002

March 26, 2002

141

Minute entry dated 3/28/02 hearing re: Clifton, Wells and Al-Samad appear video conference parties address court re: motion to termiate prospective relief; witnesses called and sworn; parties rest: case c.a.v. (lvj) (Entered: 04/01/2002)

March 29, 2002

March 29, 2002

142

SCHEDULING ORDER THAT ALL POST-HEARING MOTIONS SHALL BE FILED BY 4/30/02 ; ALL RESPONSES TO POST- HEARING MOTIONS SHALL BE FILED BY 5/10/02. ( SIGNED BY JUDGE BERLE M. SCHILLER ) 4/1/02 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED. (lvj) (Entered: 04/01/2002)

March 29, 2002

March 29, 2002

143

Transcript for hearing dated 3/28/02 at 9:00 (lvj) (Entered: 04/03/2002)

April 3, 2002

April 3, 2002

144

DEFENDANT JEFFREY A. BEARD, DEFENDANT DONALD T. VAUGHN, DEFENDANT MANUEL A. ARROYO objections to plffs' exhibits and offer of defts' exhibit 29 , Certificate of Service. (lvj) (Entered: 05/01/2002)

April 30, 2002

April 30, 2002

145

Proposed Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law by DEFENDANT JEFFREY A. BEARD, DEFENDANT DONALD T. VAUGHN, DEFENDANT MANUEL A. ARROYO Certificate of Service. (lvj) (Entered: 05/01/2002)

April 30, 2002

April 30, 2002

146

PLAINTIFF ZEBBIE CLIFTON post-hearing brief, Certificate of Service. (lvj) (Entered: 05/01/2002)

April 30, 2002

April 30, 2002

147

Proposed Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law by PLAINTIFF THE PARA-PROFESSIONA, PLAINTIFF H. WILLIAMS, PLAINTIFF W. DOBSON, PLAINTIFF D. GREENE, PLAINTIFF M. TWIGGS, PLAINTIFF C. DIGGS, PLAINTIFF R. WILLIAMS, PLAINTIFF C. BOYD, PLAINTIFF C. JOHNSON, PLAINTIFF W. FINNIGAN, PLAINTIFF A. PHILIPS, PLAINTIFF K. MINES, PLAINTIFF J. PACE, PLAINTIFF R. WALKER, PLAINTIFF A. ORTIZ, PLAINTIFF C. BASSETT, PLAINTIFF J. ANDERSON, PLAINTIFF T. HENDERSON, PLAINTIFF W. DURHAM, PLAINTIFF T. MOTT, PLAINTIFF J. FIGUEROA, PLAINTIFF ZEBBIE CLIFTON, PLAINTIFF BEBLEY WELLS Certificate of Service. (lvj) (Entered: 05/01/2002)

April 30, 2002

April 30, 2002

148

Entry of Appearance of JERE KRAKOFF for PLAINTIFF THE PARA- PROFESSIONA, PLAINTIFF H. WILLIAMS, PLAINTIFF W. DOBSON, PLAINTIFF D. GREENE, PLAINTIFF M. TWIGGS, PLAINTIFF C. DIGGS, PLAINTIFF R. WILLIAMS, PLAINTIFF C. BOYD, PLAINTIFF C. JOHNSON, PLAINTIFF W. FINNIGAN, PLAINTIFF A. PHILIPS, PLAINTIFF K. MINES, PLAINTIFF J. PACE, PLAINTIFF R. WALKER, PLAINTIFF A. ORTIZ, PLAINTIFF C. BASSETT, PLAINTIFF J. ANDERSON, PLAINTIFF T. HENDERSON, PLAINTIFF W. DURHAM, PLAINTIFF T. MOTT, PLAINTIFF J. FIGUEROA, PLAINTIFF ZEBBIE CLIFTON, PLAINTIFF BEBLEY WELLS , Certificate of Service. (lvj) (Entered: 05/02/2002)

April 30, 2002

April 30, 2002

149

Response by DEFENDANT JEFFREY A. BEARD, DEFENDANT DONALD T. VAUGHN, DEFENDANT MANUEL A. ARROYO to Plffs' Proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law , Certificate of Service. (lvj) (Entered: 05/10/2002)

May 9, 2002

May 9, 2002

150

Response by PLAINTIFF THE PARA-PROFESSIONA to defts' objections to plffs' exhibits, Certificate of Service. (gn) (Entered: 05/13/2002)

May 10, 2002

May 10, 2002

151

Traverse by PLAINTIFF ZEBBIE CLIFTON to defendants' PROPOSED FINDING OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW, Certificate of Service. (afm) (Entered: 05/13/2002)

May 10, 2002

May 10, 2002

152

Response by PLAINTIFF ZEBBIE CLIFTON in Opposition to DEFENDANTS' Objections to PLAINTIFFS' Exhibits, Certificate of Service. (fdc) (Entered: 05/14/2002)

May 13, 2002

May 13, 2002

153

PLAINTIFF ZEBBIE CLIFTON traverse to defts' proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law, Certificate of Service. (lvj) (Entered: 05/16/2002)

May 15, 2002

May 15, 2002

154

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER THAT DEFTS' MOTION TO TERMINATE PROSPECTIVE RELIEF IS GRANTED. THE PERMANENT INJUNCTIVE RELIEF ENTERED ON 3/25/87 SHALL TERMINATE IMMEDIATELY. DEFTS' MOTION IN LIMINE IS DENIED AS MOOT. THE PARTIES MOTIONS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT ARE DENIED AS MOOT. ( SIGNED BY JUDGE BERLE M. SCHILLER ) 5/31/02 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED. (lvj) (Entered: 05/31/2002)

May 30, 2002

May 30, 2002

Case closed (kv) (Entered: 06/19/2002)

June 19, 2002

June 19, 2002

155

Notice of appeal, certificate of service . Fee Status: ifp . Copies to: JUDGE BERLE M. SCHILLER , Clerk USCA, Appeals Clerk, and JOHN O.J. SHELLENBERGER III (lvj) (Entered: 06/25/2002)

June 24, 2002

June 24, 2002

156

Copy of Clerk's notice to USCA re: [155-1] appeal . (lvj) (Entered: 06/25/2002)

June 24, 2002

June 24, 2002

157

Notice of appeal by PLAINTIFF ZEBBIE CLIFTON . Fee Status: ifp . Copies to: JUDGE BERLE M. SCHILLER , Clerk USCA, Appeals Clerk, and JERE KRAKOFF, JOHN O.J. SHELLENBERGER III (lvj) (Entered: 06/28/2002)

June 26, 2002

June 26, 2002

158

Copy of Clerk's notice to USCA re: [157-1] appeal . (lvj) (Entered: 06/28/2002)

June 26, 2002

June 26, 2002

159

MOTION BY PLAINTIFF ZEBBIE CLIFTON TO FILE NOTICE OF APPEAL TO CONTINUE IN FORMA PAUPERIS STATUS , DECLARATION, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE. (lvj) (Entered: 06/28/2002)

June 26, 2002

June 26, 2002

Notice of Docketing ROA from USCA Re: [157-1] appeal USCA NUMBER: 02-2818 . 6/28/02 (lvj) (Entered: 07/01/2002)

June 28, 2002

June 28, 2002

Notice of Docketing ROA from USCA Re: [155-1] appeal USCA NUMBER: 02-2788 . 6/24/02 (lvj) (Entered: 07/01/2002)

June 28, 2002

June 28, 2002

USCA appeal fees received $ 105.00 (lvj) (Entered: 07/09/2002)

July 8, 2002

July 8, 2002

160

ORDER THAT PLFF ZEBBIE CLIFTON'S MOTION TO FILE NOTICE OF APPEAL TO CONTINUE IN FORMA PAUPERIS STATUS IS GRANTED, ETC. ( SIGNED BY JUDGE BERLE M. SCHILLER ) 7/12/02 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED. (lvj) (Entered: 07/12/2002)

July 11, 2002

July 11, 2002

161

Certified copy of order from USCA. Re: Appellant is required to pay the full $105.00 fee in installments regardless of the outcome of the appeal. (fdc) (Entered: 07/25/2002)

July 24, 2002

July 24, 2002

162

Notice of change of address by BEBLEY WELLS (lvj) (Entered: 08/06/2002)

Aug. 5, 2002

Aug. 5, 2002

USCA appeal fees received $ 11.09. (cdd) (Entered: 08/21/2002)

Aug. 20, 2002

Aug. 20, 2002

USCA appeal fees received $10.08. (fb) Modified on 12/03/2002 (Entered: 12/03/2002)

Nov. 28, 2002

Nov. 28, 2002

Filing Fee Paid; filing fee $ 10.58 receipt # 886387 (lvj) (Entered: 04/14/2003)

April 11, 2003

April 11, 2003

Filing fee: $ 10.58, receipt number 895564 (lvj, ) (Entered: 07/24/2003)

July 23, 2003

July 23, 2003

163

Certified Copy of Order from USCA that the district court's order of May 29, 2002 be and hereby is affirmed. No costs. All of the above in accordance with the opinion of this court. (lvj, ) (Entered: 07/25/2003)

July 24, 2003

July 24, 2003

Filing fee: $ 11.09, receipt number 2010 (lvj, ) (Entered: 08/19/2003)

Aug. 18, 2003

Aug. 18, 2003

164

Certified Copy of Order from USCA dated 7/29/03 that the judgment of the District Court entered 5/31/02, be and the same is hereby affirmed. All of the above in accordance with the opinion of this Court. Cleared APPEAL flag. (md, ) (Entered: 08/21/2003)

Aug. 20, 2003

Aug. 20, 2003

Filing fee: $ 10.58, receipt number 2967 (lvj, ) (Entered: 09/15/2003)

Sept. 11, 2003

Sept. 11, 2003

Filing fee: $ 10.00, receipt number 3797 (gs) (Entered: 09/25/2003)

Sept. 24, 2003

Sept. 24, 2003

Filing fee: $ 11.00, receipt number 4353 (gs ) (Entered: 10/14/2003)

Oct. 10, 2003

Oct. 10, 2003

Case Details

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 17, 1978

Closing Date: 2002

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Prisoners raising issues of right of access to the courts

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Unknown

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

State Correctional Institute at Graterford, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Due Process: Procedural Due Process

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Order Duration: 1987 - 2001

Issues

General:

Access to lawyers or judicial system

Law library access

Type of Facility:

Government-run