Case: Baraldini v. Meese

1:88-cv-00764 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: March 22, 1988

Closed Date: 1990

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Case Summary

On March 22, 1988, three female prisoners brought this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia requesting declaratory and injunctive relief on grounds that the Federal Bureau of Prisons and various Federal Correctional Institutions violated their First, Fifth, and Eighth Amendment rights by placing them in the Female High Security Unit (also known as the Lexington Control Unit), the Bureau's highest security confinement institution for women. A trial proceeding was held …

On March 22, 1988, three female prisoners brought this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia requesting declaratory and injunctive relief on grounds that the Federal Bureau of Prisons and various Federal Correctional Institutions violated their First, Fifth, and Eighth Amendment rights by placing them in the Female High Security Unit (also known as the Lexington Control Unit), the Bureau's highest security confinement institution for women.

A trial proceeding was held on the merits in order to consider Plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction and Defendants' motion to dismiss. The District Court (Judge Barrington D. Parker) thereafter denied Plaintiffs' Eighth and Fifth Amendment claims but concluded that the Bureau's criteria for assigning women to the high security unit violated two of the three plaintiffs' First Amendment rights. Baraldini v. Meese, 691 F. Supp. 432 (D.D.C. 1988). Specifically, the court concluded that the Bureau policy of considering inmates' present and past affiliations was unconstitutionally overbroad and vague and that the policy was not reasonably related to legitimate penalogical interests. On this ground, the District Court granted two of the plaintiffs' requests for injunctive relief.

On appeal, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (Judge Frank A. Kaufman) reversed and remanded, instructing the District Court to enter judgment for the Defendants. Baraldini v. Thornburgh, 884 F.2d 615 (D.C. Cir. 1989). The D.C. Circuit reasoned that, while the Bureau policies at issue were general, they were rationally related to a legitimate penalogical purpose and were not overly restrictive of First Amendment rights. Specifically, the court concluded that the Bureau's consideration of inmates' affiliations focused on whether the organizations with which the inmates associated had policies and practices of attempting to facilitate prison escapes of their members. The consideration was thus closely tied to security concerns.

On March 21, 1990, pursuant to the instructions of the D.C. Circuit, the District Court (Judge Aubrey E. Robinson) vacated the final judgment and entered judgment in favor of Defendants. The case appears to have been closed thereafter.

Summary Authors

Vidhya Reddy (3/4/2008)

People


Judge(s)

Edwards, Harry Thomas (District of Columbia)

Ginsburg, Ruth Bader (District of Columbia)

Kaufman, Frank Albert (Maryland)

Parker, Barrington Daniels Sr. (District of Columbia)

Robinson, Aubrey Eugene Jr. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Aiyetoro, Adjoa A. (District of Columbia)

Cole, David (District of Columbia)

Deutsch, Michael (Illinois)

Fink, Elizabeth (New York)

Freeman, Alexa P. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Edwards, Harry Thomas (District of Columbia)

Ginsburg, Ruth Bader (District of Columbia)

Kaufman, Frank Albert (Maryland)

Parker, Barrington Daniels Sr. (District of Columbia)

Robinson, Aubrey Eugene Jr. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Aiyetoro, Adjoa A. (District of Columbia)

Cole, David (District of Columbia)

Deutsch, Michael (Illinois)

Fink, Elizabeth (New York)

Freeman, Alexa P. (District of Columbia)

Gibbs, Joan (New York)

O'Melveny, Mary K. (New York)

Ratner, Margaret (New York)

Susler, Janis M. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bates, John D. (District of Columbia)

Cleary, John Charles (New York)

Lawrence, R. Craig (District of Columbia)

Stephens, Jay B. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket (PACER)

July 27, 1990 Docket
128

Superseding Memorandum Opinion [Finding Violation of First Amendment Rights]

691 F.Supp. 432

July 19, 1988 Order/Opinion

Opinion [Reverse and Remand]

Baraldini v. Thornburgh

U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

884 F.2d 615

Sept. 8, 1989 Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT filed summons issued (yep) (Entered: 03/23/1988)

March 22, 1988
2

MOTION by plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI for preliminary injunction ; Exhibits (22) (jda) (Entered: 03/31/1988)

March 31, 1988
3

MOTION by plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI to shorten time for answer and to expedite discovery ; Appendix (A-E), Exhibits (3) (jda) Modified on 03/31/1988 (Entered: 03/31/1988)

March 31, 1988
4

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for defendants by John C Cleary (jda) (Entered: 04/05/1988)

April 4, 1988
5

RESPONSE by defendants in partial opposition to motion to shorten time for answer and to expedite discovery [3-1] by SILVIA BARALDINI, SYLVIA BROWN, SUSAN ROSENBERG (jda) (Entered: 04/05/1988)

April 4, 1988
6

ERRATA by plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI, corrected copies of pages in support of motion for a preliminary injunction (jda) (Entered: 04/08/1988)

April 7, 1988
7

NOTICE OF FILING by plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI of Signed Declaration of plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG (jda) (Entered: 04/08/1988)

April 7, 1988
8

MOTION by defendants to extend time to serve opposition to plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction (jda) (Entered: 04/08/1988)

April 7, 1988
9

MOTION by defendants to transfer case ; Exhibit (jda) (Entered: 04/11/1988)

April 8, 1988
10

MOTION by defendants to extend time to serve remainder of their opposition to plaintiffs' motion to shorten time for answer and to expedite discovery (jda) (Entered: 04/13/1988)

April 11, 1988

STATUS HEARING before Judge Barrington D. Parker : Oral motion of Alexa P. for admission of Adjoa A. Aiyetoro pro hac vice for this case, heard and granted; motion of defendant to transfer case to be filed by 4/13/88 , Government's reply to be filed by 4/15/88 , and hearing on motions set for 2:00 4/15/88 reporter E. Olson (jda) (Entered: 04/13/1988)

April 11, 1988
11

ATTORNEY APPEARANCE for plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI by Adjoa A. Aiyetoro; 1616 P Street, N.W., #340, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 331-0500 PARKER, J. (jda) (Entered: 04/13/1988)

April 11, 1988
12

MEMORANDUM by plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI in opposition to motion to transfer case [9-1] by defendants; Attachments (2) (jda) (Entered: 04/14/1988)

April 13, 1988
13

MOTION by defendants for leave to file documents under seal ; EXHIBIT (Notice Of Filing) (jda) (Entered: 04/14/1988)

April 13, 1988
14

ORDER by Judge Barrington D. Parker : granting motion for leave to file documents under seal [13-1] by defendant (N) (jda) (Entered: 04/14/1988)

April 13, 1988
15

NOTICE OF FILING by defendants of documents pertaining to the transfer of each plaintiff; Exhibits (3) (Filed Under Seal In Room 1800) (jda) Modified on 03/14/1989 (Entered: 04/14/1988)

April 13, 1988
16

REPLY by defendants to response to motion to transfer case [9-1] by defendants (jda) (Entered: 04/15/1988)

April 15, 1988
17

NOTICE OF FILING by plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI of signed declaration of Adjoa A. Aiyetoro (jda) (Entered: 04/15/1988)

April 15, 1988

MOTION HEARING before Judge Barrington D. Parker: defendants' motion to transfer case [9-1] heard and taken under advisement; further hearing to be set at a later date; reporter E. Olson (jda) (Entered: 04/19/1988)

April 15, 1988
18

RESPONSE by plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG to 4/11/88 motion to extend time to serve opposition to plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction [8-1] by defendant (jda) Modified on 04/19/1988 (Entered: 04/19/1988)

April 18, 1988
19

RESPONSE by plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG to 4/11/88 motion to extend time to serve remainder of their opposition to plaintiffs' motion to shorten time for answer and to expedite discovery [10-1] by defendant (jda) Modified on 04/19/1988 (Entered: 04/19/1988)

April 18, 1988
20

TRANSCRIPT filed for dates of 4/11/88 reporter M. Eugene Olsen (jda) (Entered: 04/19/1988)

April 19, 1988

MOTION HEARING before Judge Barrington D. Parker : denied motion to transfer case [9-1] by defendant, granted motion to extend time to serve opposition to plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction [8-1] by defendant, setting response to motion deadline 5/2/88 , and setting discovery hearing for 10:00 4/20/88 reporter E. Olson (jda) (Entered: 04/21/1988)

April 20, 1988

DISCOVERY HEARING before Judge Barrington D. Parker : Hearing on discovery matters begun and concluded; Proposed Order and discovery briefs to be submitted by 4:00 4/22/88 ; reporter M. Colchico (jda) (Entered: 04/21/1988)

April 20, 1988
21

MOTION by defendants to preclude further expert tours (jda) (Entered: 04/25/1988)

April 22, 1988
22

BRIEF by plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG concerning use of expert witnesses; Exhibit (jda) (Entered: 04/25/1988)

April 22, 1988
23

BRIEF by plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG in support of granting certain discovery requests; Attachments (2) (jda) (Entered: 04/25/1988)

April 22, 1988
24

TRANSCRIPT filed for dates of 4/15/88 reporter E. Olsen (jda) (Entered: 04/28/1988)

April 28, 1988
25

TRANSCRIPT filed for dates of 4/19/88 reporter E. Olsen (jda) (Entered: 04/28/1988)

April 28, 1988
26

NOTICE OF FILING by plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG of proposed order pursuant to Court's direction on 4/20/88 (jda) (Entered: 04/29/1988)

April 29, 1988
28

ORDER by Judge Barrington D. Parker : granting motion to shorten time for answer and to expedite discovery [3-1] by SUSAN ROSENBERG, SYLVIA BROWN, SILVIA BARALDINI defts' responses to certain discovery requests by 4/29/88 ; directing defts file with Court for in camera review unredacted copy of logs by 4/22/88; directing pltfs narrow request #13 and submit to Court and defts counsel by 4/22/88; setting forth certain conditions of disclosure for certain documents (N) (je) (Entered: 05/04/1988)

April 29, 1988
27

MOTION by defendant to extend time to 5/4/88 to move dispositively and to oppose pltfs motion for preliminary injunction (ew) (Entered: 05/04/1988)

May 2, 1988
29

MOTION by defendant for leave to file documents under seal ; Exhibit (DOCUMENTS-NOTICE OF FILING LOGAN REPORT and SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE OF FILING) (ks) (Entered: 05/05/1988)

May 5, 1988
30

NOTICE OF FILING by defendants of documents; Exhibits (3) (jda) (Entered: 05/09/1988)

May 5, 1988
31

NOTICE OF FILING by defendants of Statement of Material Facts (jda) (Entered: 05/09/1988)

May 5, 1988

STATUS HEARING before Judge Barrington D. Parker : Defendant to file statement of minimum discovery needed regarding plaintiff's motion for summary judgment and opposition to preliminary injunction; Plaintiff directed to file opposition to summary judgment and reply to defendant's opposition to preliminary injunction by 5/16/88 , Plaintiffs to file revised list of individuals to be deposed; Plaintiff granted 2 days for expert tours; setting further status hearing for 2:30 5/25/88 , and discovery deadline for 5/31/88 reporter E. Olson (jda) (Entered: 05/10/1988)

May 5, 1988
32

NOTICE OF FILING by plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG in response to Court's Order requesting counsel to file a list of discovery necessitated by the defendants' motion (jda) (Entered: 05/10/1988)

May 9, 1988
33

NOTICE OF FILING by defendants of Declarations of Gilbert L. Ingram, Jerry Williford and Rob Roberts; Attachments (3) (jda) Modified on 05/10/1988 (Entered: 05/10/1988)

May 9, 1988
34

MOTION by defendant for protective order exhibit (1) (cjp) (Entered: 05/12/1988)

May 11, 1988
35

MOTION by defendants to dismiss , or in the alternative for summary judgment ; Attachments (2), Affidavit "Let this be filed" (fiat) PARKER, J. (jda) Modified on 05/12/1988 (Entered: 05/12/1988)

May 11, 1988
36

NOTICE TO TAKE DEPOSITION by plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG of J. MICHAEL QUINLAN, G. L. INGRAM, J. T. WILLIFORD, J. R. MCCUNE, WILLIAM PERRILL, ROB ROBERTS, LARRY DUBOIS, ROBERT FIGLESTAHLER, Norman Carlson and William Logan, M.D. (jda) (Entered: 05/12/1988)

May 12, 1988
37

ORDER by Judge Barrington D. Parker : granting motion for leave to file documents under seal [29-1] by EDWIN MEESE (N) (jda) (Entered: 05/16/1988)

May 12, 1988
38

NOTICE OF FILING by defendants of Logan Report (Filed Under Seal in Room 1800) (jda) Modified on 05/16/1988 (Entered: 05/16/1988)

May 12, 1988
39

SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE OF FILING by defendants; Exhibits (2) (Filed Under Seal In Room 1800) (jda) Modified on 05/16/1988 (Entered: 05/16/1988)

May 12, 1988
40

MOTION by defendants to quash deposition notice ; Exhibit (jda) (Entered: 05/16/1988)

May 13, 1988
41

NOTICE by defendants of in camera submission (jda) (Entered: 05/17/1988)

May 16, 1988
42

RESPONSE by plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG in opposition to motion to dismiss [35-1] or, in the alternative, for summary judgment [35-2] by defendants; Attachments (7) (jda) (Entered: 05/17/1988)

May 16, 1988
43

NOTICE to counsel by Judge Barrington D. Parker : hearing on motion for preliminary injunction [2-1] by SUSAN ROSENBERG, SYLVIA BROWN, SILVIA BARALDINI, motion to dismiss [35-1] and/or for summary judgment [35-2] by defendants set for 10:00 6/2/88 (N) (jda) (Entered: 05/18/1988)

May 16, 1988
44

MOTION by plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG for leave to file opposition to defendants' motion for a protective order one day late ; EXHIBIT (Opposition) (jda) (Entered: 05/18/1988)

May 17, 1988
47

TRANSCRIPT filed for dates of 5/5/88 reporter M. Eugene Olsen (jda) (Entered: 05/20/1988)

May 17, 1988
45

RESPONSE by plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG in opposition to motion to quash deposition notice [40-1] by defendants; Attachments (3) (jda) (Entered: 05/19/1988)

May 18, 1988
48

NOTICE by defendants of supplemental in camera submission (jda) (Entered: 05/20/1988)

May 19, 1988
49

REPLY MEMORANDUM by defendants in support of motion for protective order [34-1] by defendants "Let this be filed" (fiat) PARKER, J. (jda) (Entered: 05/23/1988)

May 19, 1988
50

ORDER by Judge Barrington D. Parker : directing counsel for parties not to call chambers to discuss with law clerks any problems associated with pending matters in this litigation (N) (jda) (Entered: 05/23/1988)

May 19, 1988
51

ORDER by Judge Barrington D. Parker : denying motion for protective order [34-1] by defendants, denying motion to quash deposition notice [40-1] by defendants (N) (jda) (Entered: 05/23/1988)

May 19, 1988
52

NOTICE OF FILING by plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG of Statement of Genuine Issues of Material Fact (jda) (Entered: 05/24/1988)

May 23, 1988
53

TRANSCRIPT filed for date of 4/20/88, pgs 1-55; reporter M. Colchico (jda) (Entered: 05/26/1988)

May 25, 1988

STATUS HEARING before Judge Barrington D. Parker : Defendant to submit to Court a memorandum regarding sensitive information contained in the in camera submissions filed 5/16/88 and 5/19/88 by close of business 5/26/88 , Counsel directed to file stipulation regarding 6/2/88 hearing, indicating the motions hearing will be on the full merits; directing defendants' reply to plaintiffs' reply memorandum to motion for summary judgment be filed by 5/31/88 noon reporter L. Strobel (jda) (Entered: 05/27/1988)

May 25, 1988
54

NOTICE OF FILING by plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG of the attached proposed order pursuant to the Court's Order of 5/25/88 (jda) (Entered: 05/27/1988)

May 26, 1988
55

MEMORANDUM TO THE COURT by defendants regarding in camera submissions (jda) (Entered: 05/31/1988)

May 27, 1988
56

ORDER by Judge Barrington D. Parker : permitting counsel for plaintiffs to take deposition of Sylvia Baraldini to be used in hearing scheduled 6/2/88; directing warden of FCI Lexington, Kentucky through his designated agents set aside appropriate space where deposition may be taken. This is a forthwith order (N) (jda) (Entered: 06/01/1988)

May 31, 1988
57

REPLY by defendants to response to motion to dismiss [35-1] or in the alternative for summary judgment [35-2] by defendants; Supplemental Affidavit (jda) (Entered: 06/01/1988)

May 31, 1988
58

NOTICE OF FILING by plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG of documentary and testimonial evidence to be relied in by plaintiffs; Evidentiary Statement; Exhibits (12) (jda) (Entered: 06/02/1988)

June 2, 1988
60

ORDER by Judge Barrington D. Parker : granting motion for leave to file documents under seal [59-1] by defendants (N) (jda) (Entered: 06/06/1988)

June 2, 1988
61

NOTICE OF FILING by defendants of indexed record; Attachments (3) (Filed Under Seal In Room 1800) (jda) (Entered: 06/06/1988)

June 2, 1988
62

NOTICE OF FILING by defendants of expert affidavits; Affidavits (2), Exhibit (Filed Under Seal In Room 1800) (jda) (Entered: 06/06/1988)

June 2, 1988
59

MOTION by defendants for leave to file documents under seal ; EXHIBITS (Notice of Filing Indexed Record and Notice of Filing Expert Affidavits) (jda) (Entered: 06/06/1988)

June 3, 1988
63

NOTICE OF FILING by plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG of Affidavit of Michael Deutsch (jda) (Entered: 06/06/1988)

June 3, 1988
64

WITNESS DESIGNATION by defendants (jda) (Entered: 06/06/1988)

June 3, 1988
65

NOTICE OF FILING by plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG video deposition and typed transcript and summary of relevant portions (jda) (Entered: 06/07/1988)

June 6, 1988
66

DEPOSITION of Silvia Baraldini taken on 5/31/88 on behalf of plaintiffs (jda) (Entered: 06/07/1988)

June 6, 1988
67

NOTICE OF FILING by defendants second supplemental Figlestahler Affidavit (jda) (Entered: 06/07/1988)

June 6, 1988
68

NOTICE OF FILING by defendants Ingram Declaration (jda) (Entered: 06/07/1988)

June 6, 1988
69

NOTICE OF FILING by defendants of attached affidavit of Gary L. Maffioli regarding videotape evidence (jda) (Entered: 06/07/1988)

June 6, 1988
70

MOTION by defendants for leave to file documents under seal ; EXHIBITS (Notice Of Filing Medical and Dental Records and Notice Of Filing Supplemental Simpson Affidavit) (jda) (Entered: 06/07/1988)

June 7, 1988
71

NOTICE OF FILING by plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG of supplementary list of documentary and testimonial evidence to be relied on by plaintiffs; Attachment, Exhibits (25) (jda) Modified on 06/08/1988 (Entered: 06/08/1988)

June 7, 1988

MOTION HEARING before Judge Barrington D. Parker : SUSAN ROSENBERG, SYLVIA BROWN, SILVIA BARALDINI's motion for preliminary injunction [2-1] resumed and taken under advisement; counsel directed to file post hearing memorandum by 4:30 6/10/88 , and summary judgment motion filing deadline 10:00 6/8/88 reporter B. Evans (jda) (Entered: 06/08/1988)

June 7, 1988
73

NOTICE OF FILING by plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG requests for administrative remedy (jda) (Entered: 06/09/1988)

June 8, 1988
74

NOTICE OF FILING by plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG Medical Records of Sylvia Brown (jda) (Entered: 06/09/1988)

June 8, 1988
75

NOTICE OF FILING by plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG of Schluter Declaration (jda) (Entered: 06/09/1988)

June 8, 1988

MOTION HEARING before Judge Barrington D. Parker : motion for summary judgment begun and taken under advisement; Motion of plaintiffs to admit Dr. Grassian, Dr. Stuart, Gordon Kamka and Louise Brown as expert witness, heard and granted; Plaintiffs directed to submit relevant tabbed documents by 6/10/88 4:30 reporter B. Evans (jda) Modified on 06/11/1988 (Entered: 06/10/1988)

June 8, 1988
76

RECEIPT of defendant, Exhibit #2, signed, James Schluter PARKER, J. (jda) (Entered: 06/10/1988)

June 8, 1988
77

TRANSCRIPT filed for dates of 5/25/88; pgs 1-59. reporter L. Strobel (jda) (Entered: 06/10/1988)

June 10, 1988
78

TRANSCRIPT filed for dates of 6/2/88; pgs. 1-204; reporter E. Olsen (jda) (Entered: 06/10/1988)

June 10, 1988
79

MOTION by plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG to extend time to 6/13/88 at 9:00 to file post-trial brief, a sterile statement of facts in contention with copies of all evidence relied upon and Motion to admit documents and depositions into evidence with supporting memorandum (jda) (Entered: 06/11/1988)

June 10, 1988
80

ORDER by Judge Barrington D. Parker : granting motion to extend time to 6/13/88 at 9:00 to file post-trial brief, a sterile statement of facts in contention with copies of all evidence relied upon and Motion to admit documents and depositions into evidence with supporting memorandum [79-1] by SUSAN ROSENBERG, SYLVIA BROWN, SILVIA BARALDINI (N) (jda) (Entered: 06/13/1988)

June 10, 1988
81

ORDER by Judge Barrington D. Parker : granting motion for leave to file documents under seal [72-1] by SUSAN ROSENBERG, SYLVIA BROWN, SILVIA BARALDINI; directing logs maintained at High Security Unit for Women in Lexington, Kentucky filed 6/8/88 be placed under seal (N) (jda) (Entered: 06/13/1988)

June 10, 1988
82

EXHIBIT of plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG - Logs pertaining to the High Security Unit (Filed Under Seal In Room 1800) (jda) Modified on 03/14/1989 (Entered: 06/13/1988)

June 10, 1988
84

MOTION by plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG to admit documents and deposition testimony into evidence ; Exhibit A, EXHIBITS (Plaintiffs' Evidence) - 10 Volumes (jda) (Entered: 06/13/1988)

June 13, 1988
85

MOTION by plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG for leave to file under seal certain evidence relied upon by plaintiffs ; EXHIBITS (Documents pertaining evidence) (jda) Modified on 06/13/1988 (Entered: 06/13/1988)

June 13, 1988
86

POST-HEARING MEMORANDUM by defendants, Evidentiary Submission, Appendix (jda) (Entered: 06/14/1988)

June 13, 1988
87

MOTION by defendants for leave to file documents under seal ; EXHIBIT (Exhibit 8 to evidentiary appendix) (jda) (Entered: 06/14/1988)

June 14, 1988
88

TRANSCRIPT filed for dates of 6/7/88; pgs 1-183; reporter D. Copeland (jda) (Entered: 06/15/1988)

June 15, 1988
89

TRANSCRIPT filed for dates of 6/8/88; pgs 184-307; reporter D. Copeland (jda) (Entered: 06/15/1988)

June 15, 1988
90

RESPONSE by defendants to motion to admit documents and deposition testimony into evidence [84-1] by SUSAN ROSENBERG, SYLVIA BROWN, SILVIA BARALDINI (jda) (Entered: 06/16/1988)

June 16, 1988
91

ERRATA by plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG; Table of Contents to Post Trial Brief (jda) (Entered: 06/17/1988)

June 16, 1988

MOTION HEARING before Judge Barrington D. Parker : Hearing on motion of plaintiffs to admit documents and evidence, begun and concluded; reporter E. Olson (jda) (Entered: 06/21/1988)

June 16, 1988
95

ORDER by Judge Barrington D. Parker : rejecting plaintiffs' documents # 65-68 as evidence (N) (jda) Modified on 06/22/1988 (Entered: 06/22/1988)

June 17, 1988
96

ORDER by Judge Barrington D. Parker : granting plaintiffs' oral announcement withdrawing document #'s 22, 23, 53, 56, 63, 79, 95, 105; denying motion of plaintiffs to admit document #'s 65, 66, 67, 68, 74, 75, 76, 77 [84-1]; granting motion to file under seal the following documents #'s 26, 27, 46, 51, 58, 59, 64, 78, 81, 86, 94, 98, 99, 100 [85-1]; directing counsel file all outstanding original depositions by 6/22/88 (N) (jda) Modified on 06/22/1988 (Entered: 06/22/1988)

June 17, 1988
92

NOTICE OF FILING by plaintiff SILVIA BARALDINI, plaintiff SYLVIA BROWN, plaintiff SUSAN ROSENBERG of excerpts of 5/5/88 transcript (jda) (Entered: 06/21/1988)

June 20, 1988

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 22, 1988

Closing Date: 1990

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Women prisoners with ties to radical leftist political groups transferred to maximum security facilities, allegedly to punish them for their beliefs.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Federal Bureau of Prisons, Federal

Federal Correctional Institution (Tuscon, AZ) (Tuscon), Federal

Federal Correctional Institution (Dublin, CA) (Dublin), Federal

Federal Correctional Institution (Lexington,KY) (Lexington), Federal

Case Details

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Administrative segregation

Classification / placement

Disciplinary segregation

Solitary confinement/Supermax (conditions or process)

Affected Gender:

Female

Type of Facility:

Government-run