Case: Wright v. Corrections Corporation of America

1:00-cv-00293 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Feb. 16, 2000

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

On February 16, 2000, private attorneys, a public defender, and counsel from the D.C. Prisoners' Legal Services Project filed this § 1983 class action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of incarcerated persons, their family members, legal counsel, and other recipients of telephone calls from prisoners housed in prison facilities operated by the defendant private corporation, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA -- the largest operator of private prison faciliti…

On February 16, 2000, private attorneys, a public defender, and counsel from the D.C. Prisoners' Legal Services Project filed this § 1983 class action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of incarcerated persons, their family members, legal counsel, and other recipients of telephone calls from prisoners housed in prison facilities operated by the defendant private corporation, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA -- the largest operator of private prison facilities). The ACLU and the Washington Lawyers Committee represented the plaintiffs. The case was assigned to District Judge Gladys Kessler. The affected facilities were in numerous locations around the U.S., including in the District of Columbia. Other named defendants were companies providing telephone services to these facilities.

The telephone service companies had entered into "exclusive dealing contracts" with the prison corporation. In return for granting this exclusivity, CCA received a commission for each call made. Under the contracts, only one company per prison provided telephone service for its prisoners, and the only service provided was to allow collect outgoing calls. Alleging that the collect calls resulted in the highest charges and that the represented class members were unable to choose any different, less-expensive service, the plaintiffs alleged they were entitled to damages and injunctive relief under the First and Fourteenth Amendments, the Sherman Antitrust Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1, the Communications Act, 47 U.S.C. § 151, and District of Columbia law.

On August 22, 2001, Judge Kessler granted the defendants' motion to dismiss the complaint, relying upon the doctrine of primary jurisdiction, and directed the parties to file pleadings raising the case's issues with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Later, the judge stayed the dismissal, pending the outcome of the FCC proceedings which ensued.

On October 8, 2003, the case returned to Judge Kessler, although the FCC proceedings had not concluded. On that day, she issued her memorandum opinion granting a defendant telephone company's motion to dismiss the complaint for lack of personal jurisdiction over the company, which had no presence in the District of Columbia nor substantial business or other ties to it. On July 7, 2004, another telephone company defendant was dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction. The docket notes a termination date for the case of January 31, 2005 without further explanation.

The FCC proceedings, docketed as 96-128 and 12-375, continued and on August 19, 2013, the FCC issued an order requiring interstate inmate calling service rates to be capped. See PC-DC-0027 and PC-DC-0028, in this collection.

On October 27, 2014, plaintiffs moved to reopen the case and Judge Kessler granted the motion on April 30, 2015. On May 15, 2015, plaintiffs moved to amend the initial complaint, as it was limited to those CCA facilities to which Securus provided ICS. The new complaint expanded the scope to all correctional facilities in the country served by Securus. In an opinion granting the motion issued January 21, 2016, Judge Kessler held that, while the new complaint greatly increased the proposed class size, a mere increase in class size is neither complex nor inherently prejudicial, and that the amendment would neither cause undue delay nor is prejudicial. 2016 WL 264907, at *3. The court again stayed the case as of January 21, because the stay was lifted temporarily for the purpose of amending the complaint.

On Sept. 14, 2017, the case was reassigned to Judge Timothy J. Kelly.

The case remains stayed as of April 2021.

Summary Authors

Mike Fagan (4/10/2008)

David Cho (11/24/2014)

Soojin Cha (6/12/2016)

Virginia Weeks (12/6/2017)

Rachel Harrington (4/15/2021)

Related Cases

Judd v. AT&T, Washington state trial court (2000)

In re Rates for Interstate Inmate Calling Services / Wright Petition II, No Court (2012)

State of Oklahoma v. FCC, No Court (2016)

In the Matter of Rates for Interstate Inmate Calling Services / Wright Petition I, No Court (2003)

Securus Technologies v. FCC, U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (2016)

People

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Judge(s)

Kessler, Gladys (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Braun, Robert A. (District of Columbia)

Brown, Benjamin D. (District of Columbia)

Fornaci, Phillip Jerome (District of Columbia)

Golden, Deborah Maxine (District of Columbia)

Handley, Matthew K. (District of Columbia)

Seliger, Stephen G (Illinois)

Sennett, Marie-Ann (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Baratz, Michael Jeremy (District of Columbia)

Bernard, Catherine A. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Kessler, Gladys (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Braun, Robert A. (District of Columbia)

Brown, Benjamin D. (District of Columbia)

Fornaci, Phillip Jerome (District of Columbia)

Golden, Deborah Maxine (District of Columbia)

Handley, Matthew K. (District of Columbia)

Seliger, Stephen G (Illinois)

Sennett, Marie-Ann (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Baratz, Michael Jeremy (District of Columbia)

Bernard, Catherine A. (District of Columbia)

Burack, Michael Leonard (District of Columbia)

Charnes, Adam Howard (North Carolina)

Cosson, David (District of Columbia)

Epstein, Anthony Charles (District of Columbia)

Frankel, Jonathon W. (District of Columbia)

Geenen, Michael J. (California)

Geise, Elizabeth Runyan (District of Columbia)

Hopson, Mark Daniel (District of Columbia)

Hughes, Kristen Grim (Virginia)

Joyce, Stephanie A. (District of Columbia)

Littell, Susan A. (District of Columbia)

Muench, John E. (Illinois)

Orcutt, Anne Marie (Arizona)

Palmer, Debra Ann (District of Columbia)

Ridley, Eileen Regina (California)

Roman, Steven John (District of Columbia)

Royal, Vaughn W. (District of Columbia)

Steinmetz, Kyle J. (Illinois)

Struck, Daniel Patrick (Arizona)

Trenga, Anthony John (District of Columbia)

Varon, Jay Norman (District of Columbia)

Volpe, Frank R. (New York)

Woodall, Kevin Francis (California)

Other Attorney(s)

Alexander, Elizabeth R. (District of Columbia)

Boggs, Roderic Van Oesen (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:00-cv-00293

Docket [PACER]

Sept. 4, 2019

Sept. 4, 2019

Docket
95

1:00-cv-00293

Order

Aug. 22, 2001

Aug. 22, 2001

Order/Opinion
127

1:00-cv-00293

Memorandum Opinion

Oct. 8, 2003

Oct. 8, 2003

Order/Opinion

96-128

Comments of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

In re: Implementation of Pay Telephone Reclassification and Compensation Provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996

District of Columbia state trial court

March 10, 2004

March 10, 2004

Pleading / Motion / Brief
177

1:00-cv-00293

Order

April 30, 2015

April 30, 2015

Order/Opinion
189

1:00-cv-00293

Order

2016 WL 264907

Jan. 21, 2016

Jan. 21, 2016

Order/Opinion
191

1:00-cv-00293

Amended Complaint

Jan. 21, 2016

Jan. 21, 2016

Complaint

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4215051/wright-v-corrections-corp/

Last updated July 21, 2022, 3:05 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed by plaintiffs; jury demand (jeb) (Entered: 02/17/2000)

Feb. 16, 2000

Feb. 16, 2000

PACER

Summons Issued

Feb. 16, 2000

Feb. 16, 2000

PACER

SUMMONS (6) issued for defendant CORRECTIONS CORP, defendant AT&T, defendant EVERCOM INC, defendant MICROWAVE defendant PIONEER TELEPHONE, defendant GLOBAL TELECOMMUNIC (jeb)

Feb. 16, 2000

Feb. 16, 2000

PACER
2

MOTION filed by defendant GLOBAL TELECOMMUNIC to dismiss complaint [1-1] for lack of personal jurisdiction ; declaration of Teresa Ridgeway (ab) (Entered: 03/21/2000)

March 20, 2000

March 20, 2000

PACER
3

LCvR 26.1 Certificate of disclosure of corporate affiliations and financial interests by defendant GLOBAL TELECOMMUNIC (tth) (Entered: 03/21/2000)

March 20, 2000

March 20, 2000

PACER
4

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant GLOBAL TELECOMMUNIC by Jonathan J. Frankel and Michael Leonard Burack (ab) (Entered: 03/21/2000)

March 20, 2000

March 20, 2000

PACER
5

WAIVER OF SERVICE returned executed by defendant GLOBAL TELECOMMUNIC . Date waiver signed: 3/20/00 (tth) (Entered: 04/03/2000)

March 31, 2000

March 31, 2000

PACER
6

WAIVER OF SERVICE returned executed by defendant CORRECTIONS CORP . Date waiver signed: 3/23/00 (tth) (Entered: 04/03/2000)

March 31, 2000

March 31, 2000

PACER
7

WAIVER OF SERVICE returned executed by defendant EVERCOM INC . Date waiver signed: 3/20/00 (tth) (Entered: 04/03/2000)

March 31, 2000

March 31, 2000

PACER
8

MOTION filed by plaintiffs for discovery, and revised briefing schedule in response to defendant Global's Motion to Dismiss ; Exhibits (4) (tth) (Entered: 04/03/2000)

March 31, 2000

March 31, 2000

PACER
9

WAIVER OF SERVICE returned executed by defendant MICROWAVE COMMUNICAT . Date waiver signed: 3/17/00 (tth) (Entered: 04/06/2000)

March 31, 2000

March 31, 2000

PACER
10

RESPONSE by defendant GLOBAL TELECOMMUNIC in opposition to motion for discovery [8-1] and a revised briefing schedule in response to defendant Global's motion to dismiss [8-2] by plaintiffs (jf) (Entered: 04/18/2000)

April 14, 2000

April 14, 2000

PACER
11

MOTION filed by defendant AT&T to extend time to 5/17/00 to answer complaint [1-1] (tth) (Entered: 04/21/2000)

April 20, 2000

April 20, 2000

PACER
12

REPLY by plaintiffs' to response to motion for discovery [8-1] and motion revised briefing schedule in response to defendant Global's Motion to Dismiss [8-2]; exhibits (3) (jf) (Entered: 04/24/2000)

April 21, 2000

April 21, 2000

PACER
13

ERRATA by plaintiffs' to reply to defendant Global Tel opposition to plaintiffs' motion for discovery (jf) (Entered: 04/26/2000)

April 25, 2000

April 25, 2000

PACER
14

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion to extend time to 5/17/00 to answer complaint [1-1] [11-1] by AT&T ; Answer extended to 5/17/00 for AT&T (N) (jeb) (Entered: 04/27/2000)

April 27, 2000

April 27, 2000

PACER
15

WAIVER OF SERVICE returned executed by defendant AT&T . Date waiver signed: 4/26/00 (bjsp) (Entered: 05/02/2000)

May 1, 2000

May 1, 2000

PACER
16

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : plaintiffs to file their opposition to defendant Global Tel*Links' motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction due 6/16/00 ;, and juridictional discovery closes <date not set> 30 days following the date of this order; (N) (jeb) Modified on 05/05/2000 (Entered: 05/05/2000)

May 4, 2000

May 4, 2000

PACER
17

MOTION (CONSENT) filed by plaintiffs to extend time to file Motion for Class Certification (tth) (Entered: 05/09/2000)

May 8, 2000

May 8, 2000

PACER
18

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion to extend time to file Motion for Class Certification [17-1] by plaintiffs; directing the parties to inform the Court of the date set for the filing of the motion for class certification. (N) (jeb) (Entered: 05/11/2000)

May 11, 2000

May 11, 2000

PACER
19

MOTION filed by defendant EVERCOM INC to dismiss complaint [1-1], and alternatively, to sever, and to transfer claims ; Exhibits (4) (tth) (Entered: 05/17/2000)

May 16, 2000

May 16, 2000

PACER
20

JOINT MOTION by plaintiffs and defendant to enlarge briefing scheduled on Global Tel*Link's Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction (tth) (Entered: 05/17/2000)

May 16, 2000

May 16, 2000

PACER
21

LCvR 26.1 Certificate of disclosure of corporate affiliations and financial interests by defendant CORRECTIONS CORP (jf) (Entered: 05/18/2000)

May 17, 2000

May 17, 2000

PACER

Motion for Miscellaneous Relief

May 17, 2000

May 17, 2000

PACER
22

MOTION filed by defendant CORRECTIONS CORP to dismiss plaintiffs' constitutional claims [1-1] ; exhibits (2) (jf) (Entered: 05/18/2000)

May 17, 2000

May 17, 2000

PACER
23

LCvR 26.1 Certificate of disclosure of corporate affiliations and financial interests by defendant PIONEER TELEPHONE (jf) (Entered: 05/18/2000)

May 17, 2000

May 17, 2000

PACER
24

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant PIONEER TELEPHONE by Vaughn Washington Royal (jf) (Entered: 05/18/2000)

May 17, 2000

May 17, 2000

PACER
25

MOTION filed by defendant AT&T to dismiss complaint [1-1] ; exhibits (29) (jf) (Entered: 05/18/2000)

May 17, 2000

May 17, 2000

PACER
26

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant MICROWAVE COMMUNICAT by Anthony Charles Epstein, Adam M. Charnes (tth) (Entered: 05/18/2000)

May 17, 2000

May 17, 2000

PACER
27

RULE 26(a)(1) DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by defendant MICROWAVE COMMUNICAT (tth) (Entered: 05/18/2000)

May 17, 2000

May 17, 2000

PACER
28

MOTION filed by defendant MICROWAVE COMMUNICAT to dismiss complaint [1-1] ; Exhibits (4) (tth) (Entered: 05/18/2000)

May 17, 2000

May 17, 2000

PACER

MOTION filed by defendant PIONEER TELEPHONE to dismiss complaint [1-1] ; declarations (2); exhibit (1) (bjsp)

May 17, 2000

May 17, 2000

PACER
34

MOTION filed by defendant PIONEER TELEPHONE to dismiss complaint [1-1] ; Exhibit (1); Attachments (2) (tth) (Entered: 05/22/2000)

May 17, 2000

May 17, 2000

PACER
29

ORDER by Judge June L. Green: granting joint motion to enlarge briefing schedule on Global Tel*Link's Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction [20-1] by defendant; plaintiff's response to defendant Global Tel*Link's Motion to Dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction due by 6/30/00; defendant Global Tel*Link's reply to response due 7/17/00, unless service is by mail then reply due 7/20/00 ; (N) (jeb) (Entered: 05/18/2000)

May 18, 2000

May 18, 2000

PACER
30

STIPULATED ORDER by Judge June L. Green : dismissing as to defendant EVERCOM INC and adding Evercom Systems, Inc. as party defendant pursuant to FRCP21. (N) (jeb) (Entered: 05/18/2000)

May 18, 2000

May 18, 2000

PACER
31

LCvR 26.1 Certificate of disclosure of corporate affiliations and financial interests by defendant AT&T; Exhibit (1) (tth) (Entered: 05/19/2000)

May 18, 2000

May 18, 2000

PACER
32

MOTION filed by defendant AT&T for leave to file Corrected Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of AT&T's Motion to Dismiss Instanter ; EXHIBIT (CORRECTED MEMORANDUM) (tth) (Entered: 05/19/2000)

May 18, 2000

May 18, 2000

PACER
33

MOTION (CONSENT) filed by plaintiff to extend time to file plaintiffs' Memoranda of Points and Authorities in Opposition to Motions to Dismiss by Defendants Evercom Systems AT&T, Corrections Corporation of America, MCI WORLDCOM, and Pioneer Telephone Cooperative (tth) (Entered: 05/22/2000)

May 19, 2000

May 19, 2000

PACER
35

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion for leave to file Corrected Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of AT&T's Motion to Dismiss Instanter [32-1] by AT&T (N) (jeb) (Entered: 05/25/2000)

May 25, 2000

May 25, 2000

PACER
36

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion to extend time to file plaintiffs' Memoranda of Points and Authorities in Opposition to Motions to Dismiss by Defendants Evercom Systems AT&T, Corrections Corporation of America, MCI WORLDCOM, and Pioneer Telephone Cooperative [33-1] by plaintiffssssssssssssssssssssssss (N) (jeb) (Entered: 05/25/2000)

May 25, 2000

May 25, 2000

PACER
59

MEMORANDUM (CORRECTED) by defendant AT&T in support of motion to dismiss complaint [1-1] [25-1] by AT&T (ab) (Entered: 10/31/2000)

May 25, 2000

May 25, 2000

PACER
37

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in opposition to motion to dismiss complaint [1-1] for lack of personal jurisdiction [2-1] by GLOBAL TELECOMMUNIC; Exhibits (16) (tth) (Entered: 07/03/2000)

June 30, 2000

June 30, 2000

PACER
38

ERRATA by defendant GLOBAL TELECOMMUNIC submitting the Original Affidavit of Marie-Ann Sennett in Support of Memorandum in Opposition to Defendant Global Tel*Link Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction; Exhibit (1) (tth) (Entered: 07/05/2000)

July 3, 2000

July 3, 2000

PACER
39

ERRATA by plaintiffs submitting supplemental material to the Memorandum in Opposition of Plaintiffs to Defendant Global Tel*Link Motion ti Dismiss for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction: (1) Exhibit Q, excerpts from the Ridgeway deposition; and (2) Exhibit F, the original Stipulation Between Global Tel*Link and Plaintiffs. Also submitted are pages correcting typographical or formatting errors in the Motion; Attachment (1). (tth) (Entered: 07/10/2000)

July 6, 2000

July 6, 2000

PACER
40

MEET AND CONFER STATEMENT/REPORT PURSUANT TO L.R. 16 filed by plaintiffs. (tth) (Entered: 07/10/2000)

July 7, 2000

July 7, 2000

PACER
41

MOTION (CONSENT) filed by plaintiff to extend time to file Meet and Confer Statement to 7/7/00. (tth) (Entered: 07/10/2000)

July 7, 2000

July 7, 2000

PACER
42

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : Case assigned to the Complex track (track three)., plaintiff's response to motions to dismiss by defendants due 8/15/00 ; defendant's replies due 10/2/00 ; plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction due 8/15/00 ; response to motion due 10/2/00 ; reply to motion due 10/30/00 ; setting forth instructions to counsel. (N) (ks) (Entered: 07/12/2000)

July 12, 2000

July 12, 2000

PACER
43

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion to extend time to file Meet and Confer Statement to 7/7/00. [41-1] by plaintiffs; and that this Order be granted nunc pro tunc to 7/3/00 (N) (ks) (Entered: 07/12/2000)

July 12, 2000

July 12, 2000

PACER
44

REPLY by defendant GLOBAL TELECOMMUNIC to memorandum to plaintiffs' opposition to dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction [2-1]; exhibits (8) (td) (Entered: 07/24/2000)

July 20, 2000

July 20, 2000

PACER
45

JOINT MOTION by plaintiffs, defendants to extend time for the briefing schedule for defendants' motions to dismiss and plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction (dam) (Entered: 08/08/2000)

Aug. 4, 2000

Aug. 4, 2000

PACER
46

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting joint motion to extend time for the briefing schedule for defendants' motions to dismiss and plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction [45-1] by defendants; plaintiff's response to motions to dismiss due by 9/15/00 ; defendant's replies due by 11/2/00 ; plaintiffs are to file a motion for preliminary injunction by 9/15/00 ; defendant's response due by 11/2/00 ; plaintiff's reply due by 11/30/00 (N) (ks) (Entered: 08/09/2000)

Aug. 9, 2000

Aug. 9, 2000

PACER
47

PROTECTIVE ORDER (STIPULATED) by Judge June L. Green ; setting forth procedures for handling confidential material; allowing designated material to be filed under seal. (N) (ks) (Entered: 09/07/2000)

Sept. 7, 2000

Sept. 7, 2000

PACER
48

MOTION filed by plaintiff to extend time to file motion for preliminary injunction (clv) (Entered: 09/18/2000)

Sept. 15, 2000

Sept. 15, 2000

PACER
49

MOTION filed by plaintiff for leave to file memorandum in opposition to dismiss ; EXHIBIT (memorandum in opposition to motion to dismiss) (clv) (Entered: 09/18/2000)

Sept. 15, 2000

Sept. 15, 2000

PACER
50

RESPONSE by plaintiff to motion to dismiss complaint [1-1] [34-1] by PIONEER TELEPHONE; attachments (5) (clv) (Entered: 09/18/2000)

Sept. 15, 2000

Sept. 15, 2000

PACER
51

NOTICE OF FILING by plaintiffs' regarding plaintiffs memorandum in opposition to motion to dismiss.; attachments (1) (ATTACHMENT FILED UNDER SEAL IN ROOM 1800) (dam) (Entered: 09/20/2000)

Sept. 18, 2000

Sept. 18, 2000

PACER
52

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion for leave to file memorandum in opposition to dismiss [49-1] by plaintiffs (N) (ks) (Entered: 09/21/2000)

Sept. 21, 2000

Sept. 21, 2000

PACER
53

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion to extend time to file motion for preliminary injunction [48-1] by plaintiffs; plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction due by 11/1/00 ; defendant's response to motion due by 12/15/00 ; plaintiff's reply to motion due by 1/15/01. (N) (ks) (Entered: 09/21/2000)

Sept. 21, 2000

Sept. 21, 2000

PACER
54

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in opposition to motion to dismiss complaint [1-1] [28-1] by MICROWAVE COMMUNICAT, motion to dismiss complaint [1-1] [34-1] by PIONEER TELEPHONE, motion to dismiss [1-1] [22-1] by CORRECTIONS CORP, motion to dismiss complaint [1-1] [19-1] by EVERCOM INC, motion to transfer claims [19-3] by EVERCOM INC; Exhibits (7). (ks) (Entered: 09/21/2000)

Sept. 21, 2000

Sept. 21, 2000

PACER
55

NOTICE OF FILING RE: page 64 of plaintiff's memorandum in opposition to motions to dismiss and/or to transfer by plaintiff; attachment (tb) (Entered: 09/25/2000)

Sept. 21, 2000

Sept. 21, 2000

PACER
56

ERRATA RE: page 62 of plaintiffs' memorandum in opposition to motion to dismiss was erroneously omitted by plaintiffs; attachment (tb) (Entered: 10/07/2000)

Oct. 4, 2000

Oct. 4, 2000

PACER
57

JOINT MOTION by plaintiff, defendant to extend time of the briefing schedule for defendants' motions to dismiss and plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction (jf) (Entered: 10/31/2000)

Oct. 27, 2000

Oct. 27, 2000

PACER
58

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting joint motion to extend time of the briefing schedule for defendants' motions to dismiss and plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction [57-1] by defendants, plaintiff; defendant's reply to motions to dismiss due by 11/17/00 ; plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction due by 11/17/00 ; response to motion due by 1/19/01 ; reply to motions due by 2/23/01 (N) (ks) (Entered: 10/31/2000)

Oct. 31, 2000

Oct. 31, 2000

PACER
60

MOTION filed by defendant AT&T for a separate and prompt hearing on its motion to dismiss for failure to join an indispensable party or to transfer (cdw) (Entered: 11/15/2000)

Nov. 14, 2000

Nov. 14, 2000

PACER
61

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant AT&T by Susan A. Littell (tb) Modified on 11/15/2000 (Entered: 11/15/2000)

Nov. 14, 2000

Nov. 14, 2000

PACER
62

SUPPLEMENTAL REPLY by defendant AT&T in support of its motion to dismiss complaint or transfer [1-1] [25-1] by AT&T(cdw) Modified on 11/30/2000 (Entered: 11/15/2000)

Nov. 14, 2000

Nov. 14, 2000

PACER
63

MOTION (CONSENT) filed by plaintiff to extend time to 12/15/00 to file motion for preliminary injunction (cdw) (Entered: 11/17/2000)

Nov. 16, 2000

Nov. 16, 2000

PACER
64

MOTION filed by defendants for leave to file a reply memorandum in excess of the twenty five pages limitation in support of Motions to Dismiss on Common Issue ; EXHIBIT (REPLY) (hsj) Modified on 11/30/2000 (Entered: 11/20/2000)

Nov. 17, 2000

Nov. 17, 2000

PACER
65

REPLY MEMORANDUM by defendant PIONEER TELEPHONE in further support of motion to dismiss complaint [1-1] [34-1] by PIONEER TELEPHONE (hsj) Modified on 11/29/2000 (Entered: 11/29/2000)

Nov. 17, 2000

Nov. 17, 2000

PACER
66

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion for leave to file a reply memorandum in excess of the twenty five pages limitation in support of Motions to Dismiss on Common Issue. [64-1] by defendantssssss (N) (clv) (Entered: 11/27/2000)

Nov. 27, 2000

Nov. 27, 2000

PACER
67

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion to extend time to 12/15/00 to file motion for preliminary injunction [63-1] by plaintiffs; responses due by 2/12/01; replies due by 3/12/01; (N) (clv) (Entered: 11/27/2000)

Nov. 27, 2000

Nov. 27, 2000

PACER
69

MOTION (CONSENT) filed by plaintiffs for leave to file plaintiffs memorandum in opposition to defendant AT&T's motion for a separate and prompt hearing on its motion for failure to join an indispensible party or transfer ; EXHIBIT (Memorandum in Opposition) (cdw) (Entered: 12/01/2000)

Nov. 29, 2000

Nov. 29, 2000

PACER
68

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion for a separate and prompt hearing on its motion to dismiss for failure to join an indispensable party or to transfer [60-1] by AT&T (N) (ks) (Entered: 11/30/2000)

Nov. 30, 2000

Nov. 30, 2000

PACER
70

MOTION filed by plaintiffs to compel responses to discovery requests ; exhibits (4), exhibit B (FILED UNDER SEAL) (cdw) (Entered: 12/08/2000)

Dec. 4, 2000

Dec. 4, 2000

PACER
71

REPLY by defendant AT&T to response in opposition to motion to dismiss complaint [1-1] [25-1] by AT&T (tb) (Entered: 12/13/2000)

Dec. 11, 2000

Dec. 11, 2000

PACER
72

MOTION filed by plaintiff to extend time to file their motion for preliminary injunction (cdw) Modified on 12/18/2000 (Entered: 12/15/2000)

Dec. 14, 2000

Dec. 14, 2000

PACER
73

ORDER by Judge June L. Green : granting motion to extend time to file their motion for preliminary injunction [72-1] by MARTHA WRIGHT; that parties will inform the Court of the briefing schedule when plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction is filed. (N) (ks) (Entered: 12/19/2000)

Dec. 19, 2000

Dec. 19, 2000

PACER
74

RESPONSE by defendant CORRECTIONS CORP to motion to compel responses to discovery requests [70-1] by MARTHA WRIGHT; exhibits (2) (cdw) (Entered: 01/10/2001)

Jan. 9, 2001

Jan. 9, 2001

PACER

Case Assigned/Reassigned

Jan. 10, 2001

Jan. 10, 2001

PACER

CASE REASSIGNED from Judge June L. Green to Judge Gladys Kessler (ks)

Jan. 10, 2001

Jan. 10, 2001

PACER
75

JOINT MOTION by plaintiffs defendant CORRECTIONS CORP to withdraw plaintiff's motion to compel [70-1] (cdw) (Entered: 01/30/2001)

Jan. 29, 2001

Jan. 29, 2001

PACER
76

MOTION filed by plaintiffs for oral argument on all defendants motions to dismiss (cdw) (Entered: 01/30/2001)

Jan. 29, 2001

Jan. 29, 2001

PACER
77

ORDER by Judge Gladys Kessler: granting joint motion to withdraw plaintiff's motion to compel [70-1] [75-1] by defendant, plaintiff; withdrawing by MARTHA WRIGHT motion to compel responses to discovery requests [70-1] (N) (pob) (Entered: 01/31/2001)

Jan. 31, 2001

Jan. 31, 2001

PACER
78

RESPONSE by defendant AT&T to motion for oral argument on all defendants motions to dismiss [76-1] by MARTHA WRIGHT (cdw) (Entered: 02/07/2001)

Feb. 6, 2001

Feb. 6, 2001

PACER
79

REPLY by plaintiffs to response to motion for oral argument on all defendants motions to dismiss [76-1] by MARTHA WRIGHT exhibits (1) (cdw) Modified on 02/13/2001 (Entered: 02/12/2001)

Feb. 9, 2001

Feb. 9, 2001

PACER
80

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM by defendants in support of motion to dismiss complaint [1-1] [34-1] by PIONEER TELEPHONE, motion to dismiss complaint [1-1] [25-1] by AT&T, motion to dismiss plaintiffs' constitutional claims [1-1] [22-1] by CORRECTIONS CORP, motion to dismiss complaint [1-1] [19-1] by EVERCOM INC (cjp) (Entered: 03/30/2001)

March 27, 2001

March 27, 2001

PACER
81

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in opposition to defendant's supplemental memorandum in support of motions to dismiss [80-1] (cdw) (Entered: 04/10/2001)

April 9, 2001

April 9, 2001

PACER
82

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM by defendants CORRECTIONS CORP, AT&T, MICROWAVE COMMUNICAT, PIONEER TELEPHONE, and EVERCOM SYSTEMS INC to motion to dismiss [1-1] [28-1] by MICROWAVE COMMUNICAT, motion to dismiss [1-1] [34-1] by PIONEER TELEPHONE, motion to dismiss [1-1] [25-1] by AT&T, motion to dismiss [1-1] [22-1] by CORRECTIONS CORP, motion to dismiss [1-1] [19-1] by EVERCOM INC (bm) (Entered: 05/15/2001)

May 14, 2001

May 14, 2001

PACER
83

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff MARTHA WRIGHT in opposition to defendaants' supplemental memorandum to motion to dismiss complaint [1-1] [28-1] by MICROWAVE COMMUNICAT, motion to dismiss complaint [1-1] [34-1] by PIONEER TELEPHONE, motion to dismiss complaint [1-1] [25-1] by AT&T, motion to dismiss plaintiffs' constitutional claims [1-1] [22-1] by CORRECTIONS CORP, motion to dismiss complaint [1-1] [19-1] by EVERCOM INC, motion to dismiss complaint [1-1] for lack of personal jurisdiction [2-1] by GLOBAL TELECOMMUNIC (cjp) (Entered: 05/30/2001)

May 25, 2001

May 25, 2001

PACER

Calendar Entry

June 7, 2001

June 7, 2001

PACER

SCHEDULING NOTICE: motion hearing set for 10:00 7/31/01 before Judge Gladys Kessler Courtroom 19. (pob)

June 7, 2001

June 7, 2001

PACER
84

MOTION (UNOPPOSED) filed by defendant GLOBAL TELECOMMUNIC for leave to file a supplement to its reply memorandum concerning dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction ; EXHIBIT (SUPPLEMENT) (aet) (Entered: 07/12/2001)

July 11, 2001

July 11, 2001

PACER
85

ORDER by Judge Gladys Kessler : granting motion for leave to file a supplement to its reply memorandum concerning dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction [84-1] by GLOBAL TELECOMMUNIC (N) (pob) (Entered: 07/17/2001)

July 16, 2001

July 16, 2001

PACER
86

SUPPLEMENTAL REPLY MEMORANDUM by defendant GLOBAL TELECOMMUNIC concerning dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction (cdw) (Entered: 07/18/2001)

July 16, 2001

July 16, 2001

PACER
87

MEMORANDUM by plaintiffs in opposition to defendant Global Tel*Link's supplemental reply memorandum concerning dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction; exhibits (6) (cdw) (Entered: 07/18/2001)

July 16, 2001

July 16, 2001

PACER
88

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendant AT&T by Steven John Roman (bjsp) (Entered: 07/27/2001)

July 26, 2001

July 26, 2001

PACER
89

REPLY by defendant GLOBAL TELECOMMUNIC to plaintiffs opposition to defendants jurisdictional supplement (bjsp) (Entered: 07/27/2001)

July 26, 2001

July 26, 2001

PACER
90

MOTION filed by plaintiffs for Stephen G Seliger to appear pro hac vice ( Seliger, Elkin, & Dolan, Ltd. 155 North Michigan Avenue - Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60601, (312) 616-4244 (cdw) (Entered: 08/03/2001)

Aug. 2, 2001

Aug. 2, 2001

PACER
91

ORDER by Judge Gladys Kessler: Motion hearing set for 4:15 p.m. on 8/8/01, in courtroom 19 (N) (gdf) (Entered: 08/07/2001)

Aug. 3, 2001

Aug. 3, 2001

PACER
92

ORDER by Judge Gladys Kessler: granting motion for Stephen G Seliger to appear pro hac vice ( Seliger, Elkin, Dolan, Ltd. 155 North Michigan Avenue - Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60601, (312) 616-4244 [90-1] by plaintiffs (N) (pob) (Entered: 08/07/2001)

Aug. 7, 2001

Aug. 7, 2001

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 16, 2000

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Inmates incarcerated at prison facilities operated by Corrections Corporation of America, Inc., as well as family members, legal counsel, and other recipients of telephone calls from inmates at CCA facilities

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU National (all projects)

ACLU National Prison Project

Washington Lawyers' Committee

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Denied

Defendants

Evercom Systems, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Globbal Telecommunications Link, Private Entity/Person

Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Private Entity/Person

Microwave Communications, Inc.-Worldcom Communications, Private Entity/Person

AT&T, Private Entity/Person

Corrections Corporation of America, Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Freedom of speech/association

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Access to lawyers or judicial system

Phone

Type of Facility:

Non-government for profit