Case: Cody v. Hillard

4:80-cv-04039 | U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota

Filed Date: March 7, 1980

Closed Date: 2002

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Case Summary

On March 7, 1980, inmates of the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls, South Dakota filed a class action in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the South Dakota Department of Corrections. The plaintiffs, represented by the National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union and by East River Legal Services, asked the court for class certification and declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging that their constitutional righ…

On March 7, 1980, inmates of the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls, South Dakota filed a class action in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the South Dakota Department of Corrections. The plaintiffs, represented by the National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union and by East River Legal Services, asked the court for class certification and declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging that their constitutional rights had been violated by the conditions of their confinement. Specifically, they complained of fire hazards, unsanitary food, work safety hazards, poor ventilation, inadequate plumbing, inadequate medical care, inadequate dental care, inadequate psychological care, overcrowding, lack of hot water, lack of heat in winter, inadequate law library, lack of recreation and exercise, and inadequate grievance procedures.

On May 31, 1984, the district court (Judge Donald J. Porter) granted declaratory and injunctive relief to the plaintiffs, ordering the defendants stop double-celling inmates and to file a plan to fix the other problems within 120 days. Cody v. Hilliard, 599 F.Supp. 1025 (D.S.D. 1984). The defendants appealed. On October 28, 1986, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (Judge Gerald W. Heaney) affirmed the district court's decision. Cody v. Hilliard, 799 F.2d 447 (8th Cir. 1986).

The defendants asked the Eighth Circuit for a rehearing en banc, and on October 28, 1986, the Eighth Circuit agreed to rehear the case. Cody v. Hilliard, 804 F.2d 440 (8th Cir. 1986). On October 6, 1987, the en banc Eighth Circuit (Judge Pasco Middleton Bowman II) reversed the district court's order forbidding double-celling, declaring that the practice was not unconstitutional, but affirmed all other orders of the district court. Cody v. Hilliard, 830 F.2d 912 (8th Cir. 1987). The plaintiffs appealed. On February 29, 1988, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal. Cody v. Hilliard, 485 U.S. 906 (1988).

On July 8, 1985, the district court (Judge Porter) issued a consent decree in the case, addressing issues such as prison environmental concerns, fire safety, medical care, psychological care, prisoners' access to courts, and food preparation and sanitation. In the years that followed, the defendants paid attorneys' fees to the plaintiffs on multiple occasions, never disputing the plaintiffs' entitlement to fees.

On April 16, 1996, the defendants asked the district court to terminate the consent decree, arguing that they were in substantial compliance. On March 13, 1997, the district court (Judge Richard H. Battey) dissolved the consent decree and vacated all supplemental orders. The plaintiffs appealed. On March 27, 1998, the Eighth Circuit (Judge John R. Gibson) reversed the decision to dissolve the decree and remanded the case back to the district court, holding that the dissolution of the decree was not supported by sufficient findings or an articulation of basis for the decision. Cody v. Hilliard, 139 F.3d 1197 (8th Cir. 1998).

On February 17, 2000, the district court (Judge Lawrence L. Piersol) approved a private settlement agreement between the parties and dismissed the case without prejudice. Cody v. Hilliard, 88 F.Supp.2d 1049 (D.S.D. 2000). According to Jude Piersol’s opinion, the settlement agreement contained more specific language and guidelines than the 1985 consent decree and established procedures for continued monitoring of prison conditions. The defendants agreed to monthly self-inspections for fire safety and yearly OSHA-type inspections of all shop areas. The settlement agreement provided more relief with regards to the tuberculosis isolation provision, quality control provision, and specific shop provisions.

The plaintiffs asked the district court to award them attorneys' fees. On November 15, 2000, the district court (Judge Piersol) awarded $106,877.74 in attorneys' fees to the plaintiffs. The defendants appealed. On September 11, 2002, the Eighth Circuit (Judge Gibson) affirmed the fee award. Cody v. Hilliard, 304 F.3d 767 (8th Cir. 2002). The case is now closed.

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People

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Judge(s)

Bartels, John Ries (New York)

Battey, Richard Howard (South Dakota)

Bowman, Pasco Middleton II (Missouri)

Gibson, John R. (Missouri)

Heaney, Gerald William (Minnesota)

Piersol, Lawrence L. (South Dakota)

Porter, Donald James (South Dakota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Alexander, Elizabeth R. (District of Columbia)

Clayton, Thomas W. (South Dakota)

Cummings, Douglas P. Jr. (South Dakota)

Judge(s)

Bartels, John Ries (New York)

Battey, Richard Howard (South Dakota)

Bowman, Pasco Middleton II (Missouri)

Gibson, John R. (Missouri)

Heaney, Gerald William (Minnesota)

Piersol, Lawrence L. (South Dakota)

Porter, Donald James (South Dakota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Alexander, Elizabeth R. (District of Columbia)

Clayton, Thomas W. (South Dakota)

Cummings, Douglas P. Jr. (South Dakota)

Froke, Bill (South Dakota)

Lee, Donna Hae Kyun (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Barnett, Mark W. (South Dakota)

Dale, Richard (South Dakota)

Geaghan, Frank (South Dakota)

Love, Todd Alan (South Dakota)

Mayer, Robert E. (South Dakota)

Meierhenry, Mark V. (South Dakota)

Moore, James Ellis (South Dakota)

Smith, Mark (South Dakota)

Tellinghuisen, Roger A (South Dakota)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:80-cv-04039

Docket (PACER)

Dec. 9, 2002

Dec. 9, 2002

Docket

4:80-cv-04039

Second Amended Complaint

June 1, 1982

June 1, 1982

Complaint

4:80-cv-04039

Memorandum Opinion

599 F.Supp. 1025

May 31, 1984

May 31, 1984

Order/Opinion

84-01697

USCA Opinion

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

1984 U.S.App.LEXIS 20148

July 26, 1984

July 26, 1984

Order/Opinion

4:80-cv-04039

Plaintiffs response to Defendants' Proposed Plan for Compliance

Jan. 24, 1985

Jan. 24, 1985

Pleading / Motion / Brief

4:80-cv-04039

Plaintiffs' Proposed Remedial Order

Jan. 24, 1985

Jan. 24, 1985

Pleading / Motion / Brief

4:80-cv-04039

Proposed Final Order

May 30, 1985

May 30, 1985

Order/Opinion

4:80-cv-04039

Final Order

July 8, 1985

July 8, 1985

Order/Opinion

85-05270

85-05302

Reported Opinion

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

799 F.2d 447

Sept. 2, 1986

Sept. 2, 1986

Order/Opinion

85-05270

85-05302

Order

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

804 F.2d 440

Oct. 28, 1986

Oct. 28, 1986

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
639

Miscellaneous Relief

Aug. 2, 2022

Aug. 2, 2022

PACER
5

COMPLAINT: 12 summons(es) issued delivered to U.S. Marshal, Sioux Falls (KMH) (Entered: 05/16/1991)

March 7, 1980

March 7, 1980

15

ORDER FOR JOINDER Filed on 3/9/81 (SKM) Modified on 07/02/2002 (Entered: 06/28/2002)

March 9, 1981

March 9, 1981

640

Letter Received

Aug. 2, 2022

Aug. 2, 2022

PACER
41

ORDER Filed on 6/5/81 (SKM) Modified on 07/02/2002 (Entered: 06/27/2002)

June 5, 1981

June 5, 1981

641

Order on Motion for Miscellaneous Relief

Aug. 8, 2022

Aug. 8, 2022

PACER
47

AMENDED COMPLAINT [5-1] by plaintiff (KMH) (Entered: 05/16/1991)

Oct. 2, 1981

Oct. 2, 1981

62

ANSWER by defendants to amended complaint [47-1] (KMH) (Entered: 05/16/1991)

Dec. 10, 1982

Dec. 10, 1982

Court Trial began (admin) (Entered: 03/05/1998)

June 7, 1983

June 7, 1983

Court trial ended (admin) (Entered: 03/05/1998)

Dec. 16, 1983

Dec. 16, 1983

235

JUDGMENT Filed on 7/18/85 (SKM) Modified on 05/02/2002 (Entered: 04/22/2002)

Oct. 1, 1989

Oct. 1, 1989

422

MOTION by plaintiff for order of expungement (KMH) (Entered: 05/16/1991)

Oct. 2, 1989

Oct. 2, 1989

428

RESPONSE by defendants to motion for order of expungement [422-1] (KMH) (Entered: 05/16/1991)

Nov. 8, 1989

Nov. 8, 1989

429

REPLY by plaintiff to response to motion for order of expungement [422-1] (KMH) (Entered: 05/16/1991)

Nov. 20, 1989

Nov. 20, 1989

4

DOCKET SHEET Case Filed on 3/7/80 (SLL) (Entered: 04/02/2002)

May 16, 1991

May 16, 1991

437

MEMORANDUM OPINION by Donald J. Porter (cc: all counsel) Enter Correct Copy in 1991 S.D. Order Book, page 135 (FE) Modified on 08/12/1991 (Entered: 08/12/1991)

Aug. 9, 1991

Aug. 9, 1991

438

ORDER by Donald J. Porter denying motion for order of expungement [422-1] (cc: all counsel) Enter Correct Copy in 1991 S.D. Order Book, page 136 (FE) Modified on 08/12/1991 (Entered: 08/12/1991)

Aug. 9, 1991

Aug. 9, 1991

439

LETTER from Elizabeth Alexander advising that the depositions of Marlene Boysen, Dr. Allan Bliss, Dr. James Oakland, and Herman Solem may be destroyed (CLM) Modified on 01/10/1992 (Entered: 01/10/1992)

Jan. 10, 1992

Jan. 10, 1992

440

LETTER from plaintiff re: destruction. Plaintiffs exhibits destroyed. (CLM) Modified on 01/15/1992 (Entered: 01/10/1992)

Jan. 10, 1992

Jan. 10, 1992

441

RECEIPT for returning depositions taken on behalf of the defendant (CLM) Modified on 01/24/1992 (Entered: 01/13/1992)

Jan. 13, 1992

Jan. 13, 1992

442

RETURN OF EXHIBITS RECEIPT from defendant (CLM) Modified on 01/24/1992 (Entered: 01/24/1992)

Jan. 13, 1992

Jan. 13, 1992

443

RECEIPT from plaintiff for returning depositions taken on behalf of the plaintiff (CLM) Modified on 01/15/1992 (Entered: 01/15/1992)

Jan. 14, 1992

Jan. 14, 1992

444

MOTION by plaintiffs for enforcement and further relief (CLM) Modified on 04/16/1992 (Entered: 04/02/1992)

April 2, 1992

April 2, 1992

446

BRIEFING SCHEDULE re: plaintiffs' motion for enforcement and further relief [444-1] (CLM) (Entered: 04/09/1992)

April 8, 1992

April 8, 1992

447

LETTER to counsel in regard to briefing schedule on plaintiffs' motion for enforcement and further relief. (CLM) (Entered: 04/10/1992)

April 10, 1992

April 10, 1992

448

REQUEST for admissions by plaintiffs (CLM) (Entered: 04/16/1992)

April 16, 1992

April 16, 1992

449

INTERROGATORIES by plaintiffs to defendants (CLM) (Entered: 04/16/1992)

April 16, 1992

April 16, 1992

449

REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS by plaintiffs to defendants (CLM) Modified on 04/16/1992 (Entered: 04/16/1992)

April 16, 1992

April 16, 1992

450

ORDER by Donald J. Porter that defendant shall file its response brief to plaintiff's motion for enforcement by 4/30/92 and that plaintiffs file their reply brief by 5/18/92 (cc: all counsel) (KMH) (Entered: 04/20/1992)

April 20, 1992

April 20, 1992

451

RESPONSE by defendants to plaintiffs' motion for enforcement and further relief [444-1] (CLM) (Entered: 05/01/1992)

May 1, 1992

May 1, 1992

452

SCHEDULING ORDER by Donald J. Porter; in court hearing on plaintiff's motion for enforcement and further relief set for 9:30 a.m. on 5/28/92 in Sioux Falls, SD; - (cc: all counsel) (FE) (Entered: 05/04/1992)

May 4, 1992

May 4, 1992

453

RESPONSE by defendants to plaintiffs' request for admissions [448-1] (KMH) (Entered: 05/12/1992)

May 12, 1992

May 12, 1992

454

ANSWERS by defendant to plaintiffs' interrogatory [449-1], and to plaintiff's request for production of documents [449-1] (KMH) (Entered: 05/12/1992)

May 12, 1992

May 12, 1992

455

REPLY by plaintiffs to defendants' response to plaintiffs' motion for enforcement and further relief [444-1] (KMH) (Entered: 05/18/1992)

May 18, 1992

May 18, 1992

456

EXHIBIT LIST (KMH) (Entered: 06/01/1992)

May 29, 1992

May 29, 1992

457

MINUTES RE: Enter HEARING on Plaintiffs' Motion for Enforcement and Further Relief before the Hon. Donald J. Porter, Senior Judge, presiding. Ruling reserved. (KMH) (Entered: 06/01/1992)

May 29, 1992

May 29, 1992

458

TRANSCRIPT of Hearing on Motion for Enforcement (in expando) (CLM) (Entered: 06/18/1992)

June 18, 1992

June 18, 1992

459

ORDER by Donald J. Porter directing counsel to file simultaneous briefs on or before 5:00 p.m. Monday, July 27, 1992 (cc: all counsel) (JMM) (Entered: 07/13/1992)

July 10, 1992

July 10, 1992

460

HEARING BRIEF by plaintiff in support of their motion for enforcement and further relief[444-1] (CLM) (Entered: 07/27/1992)

July 27, 1992

July 27, 1992

461

BRIEF by defendants regarding plaintiffs' motion for enforcement and further relief [444-1] (CLM) (Entered: 07/28/1992)

July 28, 1992

July 28, 1992

463

MOTION for extension of time to comply with Courts Order filed 11/25/92 by plaintiff (FE) (Entered: 12/15/1992)

Dec. 15, 1992

Dec. 15, 1992

464

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff in support of motion for extension of time to comply with Courts Order filed 11/25/92 [463-1] (FE) (Entered: 12/15/1992)

Dec. 15, 1992

Dec. 15, 1992

465

ORDER by Donald J. Porter granting plaintiff's motion for extension of time till 2/15/93 to comply with Courts Order filed 11/25/92 [463-1] (cc: all counsel) (FE) (Entered: 12/16/1992)

Dec. 16, 1992

Dec. 16, 1992

466

REPORT on law library conference by defendant (KMH) (Entered: 01/19/1993)

Jan. 15, 1993

Jan. 15, 1993

467

SUBSTITUTION OF ATTORNEY John E. Haak for Mark Smith for defendants (KMH) (Entered: 01/19/1993)

Jan. 15, 1993

Jan. 15, 1993

468

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by defendants (KMH) (Entered: 01/19/1993)

Jan. 15, 1993

Jan. 15, 1993

469

ORDER by Donald J. Porter that the parties shall file with the Clerk, on or before 3/1/93 a written system for replacing missing volumes at the law library in the South Dakota State Penitentiary at Sioux Falls, South Dakota (cc: all counsel) (CLM) (Entered: 01/27/1993)

Jan. 27, 1993

Jan. 27, 1993

470

Letter REQUEST (motion) for extension of time for filing the report of the physical plant panel by plaintiff (Fax copy received 2/16/93) (CLM) Modified on 02/24/1993 (Entered: 02/24/1993)

Feb. 24, 1993

Feb. 24, 1993

471

MOTION for Order regarding West Hall Show, Physical Plant Panel Report and Penitentiary Inspection by defendants (CLM) Modified on 02/24/1993 (Entered: 02/24/1993)

Feb. 24, 1993

Feb. 24, 1993

472

RESPONSE by defendants on procedure for replacing missing volumes pursuant to Court's Order filed 1/27/93 [469-1] (CLM) Modified on 02/24/1993 (Entered: 02/24/1993)

Feb. 24, 1993

Feb. 24, 1993

473

LETTER from defendants in regard to status of case (CLM) (Entered: 06/21/1993)

June 21, 1993

June 21, 1993

474

ORDER by Donald J. Porter Case reassigned to the Hon. Richard H. Battey, U.S. District Judge, District of South Dakota, Western Division. (cc: all counsel, Judge Battey) Mailing original file and docket sheet to clerk's office, Rapid City. (FE) (Entered: 09/10/1993)

Sept. 10, 1993

Sept. 10, 1993

475

STIPULATION extending deadline for installation to 2/1/94 (FE) (Entered: 09/28/1993)

Sept. 28, 1993

Sept. 28, 1993

476

ORDER by Richard H. Battey granting stipulation [475-1] (cc: all counsel) (FE) (Entered: 10/01/1993)

Sept. 30, 1993

Sept. 30, 1993

477

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE of Timothy J. Wilka for plaintiff William R. Cody (FE) (Entered: 11/09/1994)

Nov. 8, 1994

Nov. 8, 1994

478

MOTION to reopen the case , for hearing on the matter , and for attorney fees by plaintiff William R. Cody (FE) (Entered: 11/09/1994)

Nov. 8, 1994

Nov. 8, 1994

MAILING entire file to Clerk's Office, Rapid City, at the request of the Hon. Richard H. Battey, Chief Judge (FE) (Entered: 11/09/1994)

Nov. 9, 1994

Nov. 9, 1994

480

AFFIDAVIT of William R. Cody (FE) (Entered: 11/10/1994)

Nov. 9, 1994

Nov. 9, 1994

481

SUBPOENA for deposition for Owen Spurrell returned (FE) (Entered: 11/10/1994)

Nov. 9, 1994

Nov. 9, 1994

482

SUBPOENA for deposition for Robert M. Schuknecht returned (FE) (Entered: 11/10/1994)

Nov. 9, 1994

Nov. 9, 1994

483

SUBPOENA for deposition for Captain James Severson returned(FE) Modified on 11/10/1994 (Entered: 11/10/1994)

Nov. 9, 1994

Nov. 9, 1994

484

SUBPOENA for deposition for Corporal Craig Baumberger returned (FE) (Entered: 11/10/1994)

Nov. 9, 1994

Nov. 9, 1994

485

SUBPOENA for deposition for Corporal Thorson returned (FE) (Entered: 11/10/1994)

Nov. 9, 1994

Nov. 9, 1994

486

SUBPOENA for deposition for Officer Hosek returned (FE) (Entered: 11/10/1994)

Nov. 9, 1994

Nov. 9, 1994

487

SUBPOENA for deposition for Officer Waylen returned (FE) (Entered: 11/10/1994)

Nov. 9, 1994

Nov. 9, 1994

488

SUBPOENA for deposition for Sargeant Baker returned (FE) (Entered: 11/10/1994)

Nov. 9, 1994

Nov. 9, 1994

489

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by plaintiff William R. Cody (FE) (Entered: 11/10/1994)

Nov. 9, 1994

Nov. 9, 1994

490

MOTION for temporary restraining order , for hearing on application for restraining order , for review by court of evidence re: disciplinary proceedings , for costs by plff. and attorney fees by plaintiff William R. Cody (FE) (Entered: 11/10/1994)

Nov. 9, 1994

Nov. 9, 1994

491

ORDER by Richard H. Battey denying motion to reopen the case [478-1], denying motion for hearing on the matter [478-2], denying motion for attorney fees [478-3] denying motion for temporary restraining order [490-1], denying motion for hearing on application for restraining order [490-2], denying motion for review by court of evidence re: disciplinary proceedings [490-3], denying motion for costs by plff. and attorney fees [490-4] (cc:all counsel) 1994 SDOB page 472 (FE) (Entered: 11/16/1994)

Nov. 16, 1994

Nov. 16, 1994

492

MOTION for reconsideration of Order #491 by plaintiff William R. Cody (FE) (Entered: 11/21/1994)

Nov. 21, 1994

Nov. 21, 1994

493

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by plaintiff (FE) (Entered: 11/21/1994)

Nov. 21, 1994

Nov. 21, 1994

494

LETTER RESPONSE by defendant to motion for reconsideration of Order #491 [492-1] (FE) (Entered: 12/09/1994)

Dec. 9, 1994

Dec. 9, 1994

496

AMENDED MOTION to reopen the case by plaintiff William R. Cody (FE) Modified on 12/27/1994 (Entered: 12/27/1994)

Dec. 23, 1994

Dec. 23, 1994

497

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by William R. Cody (FE) (Entered: 12/27/1994)

Dec. 27, 1994

Dec. 27, 1994

498

MOTION to extend time to file response by defendant (FE) (Entered: 01/06/1995)

Jan. 6, 1995

Jan. 6, 1995

499

ORDER by Richard H. Battey granting motion to extend time to file response [498-1] (cc:all counsel) (FE) (Entered: 01/06/1995)

Jan. 6, 1995

Jan. 6, 1995

500

RESPONSE by defendant to motion to reopen the case [496-1] (FE) (Entered: 02/01/1995)

Jan. 30, 1995

Jan. 30, 1995

501

ORDER by Richard H. Battey denying motion to reopen the case [496-1] (cc:all counsel) (FE) (Entered: 02/28/1995)

Feb. 28, 1995

Feb. 28, 1995

SEE VOLUME 9 (FE) (Entered: 04/19/1996)

April 15, 1996

April 15, 1996

VOLUME 9 (FE) (Entered: 04/19/1996)

April 16, 1996

April 16, 1996

502

MOTION for order dissolving Consent Decree by defendants (FE) (Entered: 04/19/1996)

April 17, 1996

April 17, 1996

503

MEMORANDUM by defendant in support of motion for order dissolving Consent Decree [502-1] (FE) (Entered: 04/19/1996)

April 17, 1996

April 17, 1996

504

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by defendant (FE) (Entered: 04/19/1996)

April 17, 1996

April 17, 1996

505

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE (copy) of interrogatories etc. by plaintiff William R. Cody (FE) (Entered: 04/29/1996)

April 29, 1996

April 29, 1996

506

RESPONSE by plaintiff William R. Cody to motion for order dissolving Consent Decree [502-1] (FE) (Entered: 05/06/1996)

May 2, 1996

May 2, 1996

507

REPLY by defendant to response to motion for order dissolving Consent Decree [502-1] (FE) (Entered: 05/13/1996)

May 13, 1996

May 13, 1996

508

LETTER from E. Alexander, ACLU, requesting telephone participation in requested status conference. (FE) (Entered: 06/14/1996)

June 14, 1996

June 14, 1996

509

ORDER by Richard H. Battey denying letter request for hearing; that plaintiff file supplemental brief setting forth areas of non-compliance [508-1] (cc:all counsel) (FE) (Entered: 06/17/1996)

June 17, 1996

June 17, 1996

510

ORDER by Richard H. Battey that plaintiff shall file his supplemental briefing by 10/7/96 and defendants shall have ten days in which to respond to the supplemental briefing; further ordered that if plaintiff fails to file his supplemental briefing by 10/7/906, defendants' motion to dissolve the consent decree shall be granted (cc:all counsel) (CLM) (Entered: 09/20/1996)

Sept. 19, 1996

Sept. 19, 1996

511

MOTION for enlargement of time in which to file a supplemental brief by plaintiff William R. Cody (JLH) (Entered: 09/27/1996)

Sept. 27, 1996

Sept. 27, 1996

513

MOTION to extend time to respond to Court Order to Submit Brief by plaintiff William R. Cody (FE) (Entered: 10/08/1996)

Oct. 4, 1996

Oct. 4, 1996

514

ORDER by Richard H. Battey finding the motion to extend time to respond to Court Order to Submit Brief [513-1] moot. (cc:all counsel) (FE) (Entered: 10/15/1996)

Oct. 15, 1996

Oct. 15, 1996

515

MOTION (letter) for additional extension by plaintiff William R. Cody (FE) (Entered: 02/18/1997)

Feb. 14, 1997

Feb. 14, 1997

516

ORDER by Richard H. Battey denying motion for additional extension [515-1]; plaintiff shall file supplemental brief by 3/5/97 unless Court is notified of settlement by both parties (cc:all counsel) (FE) (Entered: 02/18/1997)

Feb. 14, 1997

Feb. 14, 1997

517

SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF as per Order #516 by plaintiff William R. Cody ion of Robert Powitz & Armond Start attached) (FE) (Entered: 03/05/1997)

March 5, 1997

March 5, 1997

518

ORDER by Richard H. Battey granting motion for order dissolving Consent Decree [502-1] and that Court shall terminate supervision of consent decree. (cc:all counsel) (FE) (Entered: 03/13/1997)

March 13, 1997

March 13, 1997

519

MOTION to extend time to respond to brief by defendant (FE) (Entered: 03/14/1997)

March 13, 1997

March 13, 1997

520

NOTICE OF APPEAL by plaintiff William R. Cody from [518-1] , Appeal fee paid - cc: all counsel, Ct Rptr (FE) (Entered: 04/09/1997)

April 9, 1997

April 9, 1997

521

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by plaintiff (FE) (Entered: 04/09/1997)

April 9, 1997

April 9, 1997

TRANSMITTING Notice of Appeal to 8th Circuit COA (FE) (Entered: 04/09/1997)

April 9, 1997

April 9, 1997

Case Details

State / Territory: South Dakota

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Post-PLRA Jail and Prison Private Settlement Agreements

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 7, 1980

Closing Date: 2002

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Prisoners housed within the general population of the South Dakota State Penitentiary at Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU National (all projects)

ACLU National Prison Project

Legal Services/Legal Aid

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

State of South Dakota (Sioux Falls), State

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Due Process

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Declaratory Judgment

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Private Settlement Agreement

Amount Defendant Pays: $106,877.74

Order Duration: 1985 - 2002

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Hire

Monitoring

Reporting

Issues

General:

Conditions of confinement

Fire safety

Food service / nutrition / hydration

Grievance Procedures

Law library access

Protective custody

Recreation / Exercise

Sanitation / living conditions

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Crowding:

Crowding / caseload

Pre-PLRA Population Cap

Discrimination-basis:

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

Medical/Mental Health:

Dental care

Medical care, general

Mental health care, general

Type of Facility:

Government-run