Case: Aranda v. Lynaugh

4:89-cv-00277 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Filed Date: Jan. 19, 1989

Closed Date: 2002

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Case Summary

On January 19, 1989, Aranda and nearly one hundred fellow prisoners in the Texas prison system filed suit in U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas under 42 U.S.C. §1983 against the director of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), alleging civil rights violations. The plaintiffs, all of whom were male, contented that strip searches performed by female prison officials violated both their constitutional right to privacy and an existing consent decree (K.K. Coble and…

On January 19, 1989, Aranda and nearly one hundred fellow prisoners in the Texas prison system filed suit in U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas under 42 U.S.C. §1983 against the director of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), alleging civil rights violations. The plaintiffs, all of whom were male, contented that strip searches performed by female prison officials violated both their constitutional right to privacy and an existing consent decree (K.K. Coble and Donna S. Beneze Riggs v. Texas Department of Corrections, et al. PC-TX-0009). Similar lawsuits were subsequently filed, in 1991 the cases were consolidated, and the court appointed counsel, Harry Walsh III, for the inmates. In 1992, the court (Chief Judge Norman W. Black) certified a class of "all present and future male inmates of the TDCJ" in male housing units. The court specified that the class was only eligible for prospective, injunctive relief. In 1993, the Court granted partial summary judgment to the defendants, dismissing the prisoners privacy rights claim, and the case proceeded on the consent decree violation issue.

The earlier consent decree in Coble required the TDCJ (then called the Texas Department of Corrections) to end their practice of not hiring female officers for all-male facilities. The decree was filed in 1987, and almost immediately there was resistance to the female officers, both from inmates and male guards. However, the court noted a number of positives that came out of the hiring of female officers, including an increased applicant pool, the calming effect of the female guards on some of the inmates, and the strong performance of the female guards.

On July 23, 1993, the court (Judge Black) entered its final judgment. Aranda v. Lynaugh, 1993 U.S. Dist. Lexis 21424 (S.D. Tex. July 27, 1993). Recognizing that Texas is constitutionally required to continue hiring female officers for jobs that they are qualified for and capable of performing, the court ordered the TDCJ to revise and improve its training program and to better emphasize the policy concerning strip searches of male inmates by female officers. The court ordered that the TDCJ submit annual copies of the training program, the time spent teaching it, and an annual report showing the frequency of training, changes to the training, and number of officers trained. The court further ordered the dissemination of the policy to the inmates. The court then ordered the TDCJ pay $5,000 of the inmates' legal fees.

In April of 1998, the case was assigned to Judge Lee H. Rosenthal. The docket shows that TDCJ filed reports annually until 1999. The docket ends in November of 2002, after which we have no further information about the case.

Summary Authors

Ben Kelly (1/30/2006)

Related Cases

Coble v. Texas Department of Corrections, Southern District of Texas (1977)

People


Judge(s)

Black, Norman William (Texas)

Rosenthal, Lee Hyman (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Walsh, Harry H. III (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Kraatz, Ann (Texas)

Ray, Karen (Texas)

Judge(s)

Black, Norman William (Texas)

Rosenthal, Lee Hyman (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Walsh, Harry H. III (Texas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Kraatz, Ann (Texas)

Ray, Karen (Texas)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:89-cv-00277

Docket (PACER)

Nov. 13, 2002

Nov. 13, 2002

Docket
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4:89-cv-00277

Opinion

1993 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 21424

July 27, 1993

July 27, 1993

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 13, 2022, 3:06 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

Rec'd papers and fwd'd to Staff Attorney Section for screening for compliance. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

Jan. 25, 1989

Jan. 25, 1989

1

COMPLAINT for Violation of Civil Rights, filed; Case assigned to Staff Attorney. Pltf ntfd. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

Jan. 25, 1989

Jan. 25, 1989

2

Application MOTION to proceed in forma pauperis , Supporitng Documentation and Order by Albert Aranda, Motion Docket Date 2/14/89 [2-1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

Jan. 25, 1989

Jan. 25, 1989

Letter mailed to pltf this date in re: Texas Center for Correctional Services. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

Feb. 1, 1989

Feb. 1, 1989

3

MOTION to amend [1-1] complaint by Albert Aranda, Motion Docket Date 3/1/89 [3-1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

Feb. 9, 1989

Feb. 9, 1989

4

ORDER , entered on 3/20/89; Pltf is ordered to submit w/i 30 days a signed pleading. Parties notified. ( signed by Magistrate George A. Kelt Jr. ) (fmremp) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

March 20, 1989

March 20, 1989

5

ORDER granting [2-1] motion to proceed in forma pauperis , entered; U. S. Marshal shall serve a copy of the complaint uon defts. Defts permited 40 days from the date of service to answer. Parties notified. ( signed by Magistrate George A. Kelt Jr. ) (fmremp) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

March 20, 1989

March 20, 1989

SUMMONS issued for James A. Lynaugh (fmremp) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

March 20, 1989

March 20, 1989

6

RESPONSE by Albert Aranda to [4-1] order , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

April 4, 1989

April 4, 1989

7

RETURN OF SERVICE executed as to James A. Lynaugh 3/30/89 filed Answer due on 4/19/89 for James A. Lynaugh (fmremp) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

April 4, 1989

April 4, 1989

8

MOTION to consolidate cases by James A. Lynaugh, Motion Docket Date 5/31/89 [8-1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

May 10, 1989

May 10, 1989

9

ANSWER to Complaint by James A. Lynaugh (Added attorney Ann Kraatz), filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

May 11, 1989

May 11, 1989

10

MOTION for temporary restraining order , and/or for preliminary injunction by Albert Aranda, Motion Docket Date 6/7/89 [10-1] motion, 6/7/89 [10-2] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

May 18, 1989

May 18, 1989

11

MOTION to amend [10-1] motion for temporary restraining order, [10-2] motion for preliminary injunction by Albert Aranda, Motion Docket Date 6/12/89 [11-1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

May 22, 1989

May 22, 1989

CROSS MOTION for summary judgment , and/or to dismiss by M J Faubion, J Monroe, Motion Docket Date 6/12/89 [0-1] cross motion, 6/12/89 [0-2] cross motion , filed Filed in H-89-1370. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

May 22, 1989

May 22, 1989

12

ORDER granting [8-1] motion to consolidate cases , entered Ordered that H-89-1370 is consolidated into H-89-277 and assigned to Judge Black. All further entries to be filed in H-89-277. Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Norman W. Black and Lynn N. Hughes) (fmremp) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

June 15, 1989

June 15, 1989

13

RESPONSE by William E Spaulding III to [0-1] cross motion for summary judgment, [0-2] cross motion to dismiss , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

June 27, 1989

June 27, 1989

14

Pltf Spaulding's letter in re: Hearing on consolidation. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

June 29, 1989

June 29, 1989

15

MOTION Request to produce documents by William E Spaulding III, Motion Docket Date 7/19/89 [15-1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

June 29, 1989

June 29, 1989

16

RESPONSE by William E Spaulding III in opposition to [12-1] order , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

June 29, 1989

June 29, 1989

17

ORDER OF CONSOLIDATION, entered; CA-H-89-2239 is consolidated into CA-H-89-277. All further pleadings will be filed in CA-H-89-277. Parties notified. ( signed by Judge David Hittner ) (fmremp) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

July 26, 1989

July 26, 1989

19

Certified copy of ORDER OF CONSOLIDATION, entered; Case H-89- 2139 is consolidated into H-89-277. Parties notified. (signed by Magistrate Karen K. Brown) (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/21/1991)

Aug. 9, 1989

Aug. 9, 1989

20

AFFIDAVIT and Overview by William E Spaulding III Re: Unit Implimentation and use of secual discrimination in practice of the present KK Cobles drecree-H-77. , filed (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/21/1991)

Aug. 10, 1989

Aug. 10, 1989

21

MOTION for temporary restraining order by David C Johnson, Motion Docket Date 8/31/89 [21-1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

Aug. 11, 1989

Aug. 11, 1989

22

MOTION to certify class action by David C Johnson, Motion Docket Date 9/4/89 [20-1] motion , filed (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/21/1991)

Aug. 15, 1989

Aug. 15, 1989

Rec'd pltf Spaulding's letter re: Status of Case. D/S mailed. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

Dec. 11, 1989

Dec. 11, 1989

Rec'd change of address for pltf R. Johnson. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Dec. 27, 1989

Dec. 27, 1989

23

MOTION for appointment of counsel by Albert Aranda, Motion Docket Date 2/9/90 [23-1] motion , filed (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Jan. 25, 1990

Jan. 25, 1990

24

Pltf's letter construed as MOTION to dismiss by R Wayne Johnson, Motion Docket Date 2/26/90 [24-1] motion , filed (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Feb. 5, 1990

Feb. 5, 1990

25

MOTION for voluntary dismiss by R Wayne Johnson, Motion Docket Date 2/26/90 [25-1] motion , filed (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Feb. 14, 1990

Feb. 14, 1990

26

Certified copy of ORDER OF CONSOLIDATION, entered; CA-H-89- 4135 is Consolidated into CA-H-89-277. All further pleadings will be filed under CA-H-89-277. Parties notified. ( signed by Judge David Hittner ) (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/21/1991)

Feb. 15, 1990

Feb. 15, 1990

Consolidated Lead Case (fmremp) (Entered: 11/28/1990)

Feb. 15, 1990

Feb. 15, 1990

27

RECEIPT OF [26 -1] order , received on 2/17/90 by Keith Brock Wiley , filed. (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/21/1991)

Feb. 22, 1990

Feb. 22, 1990

28

RECEIPT OF [26-1] order , received on 2/23/90 by Melvin Smith Jr, filed. (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/21/1991)

Feb. 23, 1990

Feb. 23, 1990

29

MOTION to expedite proceeding in the interests of justice by William E Spaulding III, Motion Docket Date 3/15/90 [29-1] motion , filed (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/21/1991)

Feb. 23, 1990

Feb. 23, 1990

Order of 2/15/90 mailed to Ptnr McKee, ret'd by mail, stamed RTS, unable to identify. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/21/1991)

Feb. 26, 1990

Feb. 26, 1990

30

RECEIPT OF [26-1] order , received on 2/24/90 by Ray Charles Smith , filed. (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/21/1991)

Feb. 27, 1990

Feb. 27, 1990

31

Certified copy of ORDER OF CONSOLIDATION, entered; CA-H-89- 4116 is consolidated into H-89-277. Parties notified. ( signed by Magistrate George A. Kelt Jr. ) (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/21/1991)

March 14, 1990

March 14, 1990

Rec'd change of adress for pltf Spaulding. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

March 16, 1990

March 16, 1990

Rec'd letter from R. Wayne Johnson requesting dismissal. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

March 20, 1990

March 20, 1990

32

MOTION for appointment of counsel to represent all the pltf's through consolidation by William E Spaulding III, Motion Docket Date 4/12/90 [32-1] motion , filed (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/22/1991)

March 23, 1990

March 23, 1990

33

Certified copy of ORDER OF CONSOLIDATION, entered; CA-H-90- 1075 is consolidated w/CA-H-89-277; Clerk will redesignate this action as one for civil rights violations. Parties notified. ( signed by Magistrate George A. Kelt Jr. ) (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/22/1991)

April 9, 1990

April 9, 1990

Rec'd pltf R. Johnson's letter re: requesting dismissal. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

April 16, 1990

April 16, 1990

Rec'd pltf Arps letter re: filing of amended complaint. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

April 16, 1990

April 16, 1990

34

MOTION to intervene by Lawrence Tompson for Alfred D. Hughes Unit by Lawrence Tompson, Motion Docket Date 5/8/90 [34-1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

April 18, 1990

April 18, 1990

35

Certified copy of ORDER OF CONSOLIDATION, entered; Ordered that G-88-398 is Consolidated into case number H-89-277, and that the case assigned to Judge Black. Parties notified. ( signed by Chief Judge James DeAnda ) (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/22/1991)

April 25, 1990

April 25, 1990

Rec'd letter in re: Change of Address of petitioner Antoine Domino. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

April 30, 1990

April 30, 1990

36

ORDER granting [25-1] motion for voluntary dismiss , entered Pltf R. Wayne Johnson is dismissed w/o prejudice. Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Norman W. Black ) (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/22/1991)

July 3, 1990

July 3, 1990

37

Record Release Authorization of Eddie James Johnson, filed. (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/22/1991)

July 9, 1990

July 9, 1990

38

MOTION to proceed in forma pauperis by Eddie J Johnson, Motion Docket Date 7/30/90 [38-1] motion , filed (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/22/1991)

July 9, 1990

July 9, 1990

Order of Partial Dismissal maied to Middleton ret'd by mail, stamped: RTS, Paroled. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

July 10, 1990

July 10, 1990

39

RECEIPT OF [36-1] order , received on 7/8/90 by Keith Brock Wiley , filed. (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/22/1991)

July 10, 1990

July 10, 1990

Order of Partial Dismisssal mialed to McKee ret'd by mail, stamped: RTS, invalid TDC#. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

July 11, 1990

July 11, 1990

40

RECEIPT OF [35-1] order , received on 7/7/90 by Frank Buckley , filed. (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/22/1991)

July 11, 1990

July 11, 1990

41

RECEIPT OF [36-1] order , received on by R Wayne Johnson , filed. (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/22/1991)

July 11, 1990

July 11, 1990

Order of Partial Dismissal mailed to Domino ret'd by mail stamped: RTS, Paroled. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

July 12, 1990

July 12, 1990

42

RECEIPT OF [36-1] order , received on 7/9/90 by David C Johnson , filed. (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/22/1991)

July 12, 1990

July 12, 1990

43

RECEIPT OF [36-1] order , received on by Arthur N Murley , filed. (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/22/1991)

July 12, 1990

July 12, 1990

44

RECEIPT OF [36-1] order , received on 7/9/90 by Donald Atkins , filed. (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/22/1991)

July 12, 1990

July 12, 1990

45

RECEIPT OF [36-1] order , received on 7/9/90 by David R Ruiz , filed. (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/22/1991)

July 12, 1990

July 12, 1990

46

RECEIPT OF [36-1] order , received on 7/10/90 by Alvin Lee Harrison , filed. (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/22/1991)

July 13, 1990

July 13, 1990

47

RECEIPT OF [36-1] order , received on 7/10/90 by Donnie Gene Arps , filed. (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/22/1991)

July 16, 1990

July 16, 1990

48

RECEIPT OF [36-1] order , received on 7/5/90 by Albert Aranda , filed. (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/22/1991)

July 16, 1990

July 16, 1990

49

RECEIPT OF [36-1] order , received on 7/7/90 by William E Spaulding III, filed. (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/22/1991)

July 16, 1990

July 16, 1990

50

MOTION for substitution of lead pltf by David C Johnson, Motion Docket Date 8/15/90 [50-1] motion , filed (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/22/1991)

July 26, 1990

July 26, 1990

Rec'd copy of Order of Partial Dismissal entered 7/3/90, mailed to Leopold L. Pedraza, ret'd marked "not in our custody". (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

July 27, 1990

July 27, 1990

52

MOTION to intervene Class action lawsuit Rule 25 from Rule 23 rights to intervene to Class Action Lawsuit by Donald Earl Odoms by Donald Earl Odoms, Motion Docket Date 8/16/90 [52-1] motion , filed (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/22/1991)

July 27, 1990

July 27, 1990

52

Records Release authorization of Donald Odoms, filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

July 27, 1990

July 27, 1990

53

MOTION to proceed in forma pauperis , Supporting Documentation and Order by Donald Earl Odoms, Motion Docket Date 8/16/90 [53-1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

July 27, 1990

July 27, 1990

54

Record Release Authorization of Alfred Gilson, filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

July 27, 1990

July 27, 1990

55

MOTION to proceed in forma pauperis , Supporing Documentation and Order by Alfred Gilson, Motion Docket Date 8/16/90 [55-1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

July 27, 1990

July 27, 1990

56

Records Release Authorization of Eddie J. Johnson, filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

July 30, 1990

July 30, 1990

57

MOTION to proceed in forma pauperis , Supporting Documentation and Order by Eddie J Johnson, Motion Docket Date 8/20/90 [57-1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

July 30, 1990

July 30, 1990

58

Records Release Authorization of Rovert Lewis Barrett, filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Aug. 1, 1990

Aug. 1, 1990

59

MOTION to intervene in Class Action Lawsuit Rule 24 fro Rule 25 right Intervene Application by Robert Lewis Barrett by Robert Lewis Barrett, Motion Docket Date 8/21/90 [60-1] motion , filed (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Aug. 1, 1990

Aug. 1, 1990

60

MOTION to proceed in forma pauperis , Supporting Documentation and Order by Robert Lewis Barrett, Motion Docket Date 8/21/90 [60-1] motion , filed (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Aug. 1, 1990

Aug. 1, 1990

Rec'd letter in re: William e. Spaulding, III change of address. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Aug. 6, 1990

Aug. 6, 1990

61

Class Action Lawsuit on Consolidation, filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Aug. 9, 1990

Aug. 9, 1990

62

MOTION to voluntary dismiss 42 USC 1983 Complaint by William E Spaulding III, Motion Docket Date 10/3/90 [62-1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Sept. 13, 1990

Sept. 13, 1990

63

MOTION for appointment of counsel by Albert Aranda, Motion Docket Date 10/15/90 [63-1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Sept. 24, 1990

Sept. 24, 1990

65

MEMORANDUM by Albert Aranda, et al, in support of [64-1] motion to certify class action , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Sept. 24, 1990

Sept. 24, 1990

66

MOTION to withdraw [62-1] motion to voluntary dismiss 42 USC 1983 Complaint by William E Spaulding III, Motion Docket Date 11/13/90 [66-1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Oct. 23, 1990

Oct. 23, 1990

Rec'd letter in re: Status of case and copy of docket sheet. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Nov. 26, 1990

Nov. 26, 1990

67

ORDER OF CONSOLIDATION, entered; Civil Action number H-90- 3423 is Consolidated into H-89-277. Parties notified. ( signed by Magistrate George A. Kelt Jr. ) (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Nov. 26, 1990

Nov. 26, 1990

CASE reas to Judge Norman W. Black (djustice) (Entered: 01/23/1991)

Nov. 26, 1990

Nov. 26, 1990

68

Due to misnumbering of instruments, no pleading exists for this document number. (fmremp) (Entered: 03/12/1992)

Nov. 27, 1990

Nov. 27, 1990

69

Letter request MOTION for appointment of counsel by Gary Lynn Karl Sr., Motion Docket Date 1/7/91 [69-1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Dec. 17, 1990

Dec. 17, 1990

70

MOTION for leave to file amended complaint by Angelo Napoleon Ansley, Motion Docket Date 1/7/91 [70-1] motion , filed (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Dec. 17, 1990

Dec. 17, 1990

RECEIPT OF [67-1] order , received on 12/18/90 by Albert Aranda , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Dec. 20, 1990

Dec. 20, 1990

RECEIPT OF [68-1] order , received on 12/28/90 by Albert Aranda , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Jan. 2, 1991

Jan. 2, 1991

RECEIPT OF [67-1] order , received on 12/29/90 by David C Johnson , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Jan. 3, 1991

Jan. 3, 1991

RECEIPT OF [67-1] order , received on 12/29/90 by Donald Atkins , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Jan. 3, 1991

Jan. 3, 1991

RECEIPT OF [67-1] order , received on 12/29/90 by Frank Buckley , filed. (fmremp) Modified on 10/22/1991 (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Jan. 3, 1991

Jan. 3, 1991

RECEIPT OF [67-1] order , received on 12/30/90 by Keith Brock Wiley , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Jan. 3, 1991

Jan. 3, 1991

RECEIPT OF [67-1] order , received on by Melvin Smith Jr, filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Jan. 4, 1991

Jan. 4, 1991

RECEIPT OF [67-1] order , received on 1/2/91 by Alvin Lee Harrison , filed. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Jan. 7, 1991

Jan. 7, 1991

RECEIPT OF [67-1] order , received on 1/4/91 by Joe S Connel , filed with notice of change of address.. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Jan. 9, 1991

Jan. 9, 1991

Rec'd letter re: Change of address. Fwd'd to fileroom. (fmremp) (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Jan. 11, 1991

Jan. 11, 1991

72

Certified copy of ORDER OF CONSOLIDATION, entered; CA-H-91-79 is consolidated into H-89-277. Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Norman W. Black ) (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Jan. 15, 1991

Jan. 15, 1991

73

ORDER , entered; Ordered that Pltf Kirk K Venters may conotinue to proceed In Forma Pauperis, that Defts are permitted 40 days from date of service to anwer; that each party shall serve the other party, or his counsel, with a copy of every pleading, motion or other document filed with the Court. Parties notified. ( signed by Judge Norman W. Black ) (fmremp) Modified on 03/12/1992 (Entered: 10/22/1991)

Jan. 15, 1991

Jan. 15, 1991

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 19, 1989

Closing Date: 2002

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

all present and future male inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

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: 1993 - 2002

Issues

General:

Search policies

Strip search policy

Affected Gender:

Male

Type of Facility:

Government-run