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Case Name Ruiz v. Estelle PC-TX-0003
Docket / Court 4:78-cv-00987 ( S.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Special Collection Civil Rights Division Archival Collection
Attorney Organization ACLU National (all projects)
ACLU National Prison Project
Case Summary
In June 1972, David Ruiz, a state prisoner in Texas, filed a pro se lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against officials of the Texas Department of Corrections (TDC) in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The plaintiff asked for declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging that ... read more >
In June 1972, David Ruiz, a state prisoner in Texas, filed a pro se lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against officials of the Texas Department of Corrections (TDC) in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The plaintiff asked for declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging that the conditions of his confinement violated his constitutional rights. In the spring of 1974, a court order consolidated the case with the lawsuits of seven other TDC inmates (Montana v. Beto, Soto v. Estelle, Hilliard v. Estelle, Winchester v. Estelle, Randall v. Estelle, Pardo v. Estelle, and Johnson v. Estelle). Some of these cases were pending in the adjoining U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, location of the main Texas prison (Huntsville). The resulting single consolidated civil action, captioned Ruiz v. Estelle, ultimately proceeded in the Southern District of Texas; however, the Eastern District's Judge W. Wayne Justice was assigned to preside over the consolidated case (an unrelated earlier order allowed federal District Judges in Texas to sit, if assigned, in any district in the state). The unpublished May 30, 1978, order moving the action to the Southern District of Texas granted the defendants' transfer motion, which had cited the state's logistical and security concerns associated with moving hundreds of inmate witnesses from the Southern District, where most of them were housed, to a trial in the Eastern District.

Collectively, the plaintiff class challenged the TDC prisons' overcrowding, security and supervision, health care, disciplinary procedures, limitations on access to courts, and deficiencies in fire safety, sanitation, work safety and hygiene. Private counsel was appointed to represent the indigent plaintiffs, and the United States was ordered to appear in the case as amicus curiae. Subsequently, an amended complaint was filed. It alleged that the TDC subjected prisoners to cruel and unusual punishment (by inadequately providing for their personal security and safety, by failing to provide minimally adequate medical care, and by forcing them to live and work under unsafe conditions), and that the TDC deprived prisoner of due process through interfering with their access to lawyers and the courts (by impeding communications and punishing such communications).

In December 1974, over objection of the TDC, the court granted the motion of the United States to intervene as a plaintiff and permitted the action to be maintained as a class action. The TDC's effort to seek a writ of mandamus to block the United States' participation in the case was denied by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In re Estelle, 516 F.2d 480 (5th Cir. 1975) (Circuit Judge Tuttle). The Fifth Circuit's July 24, 1975, ruling also vacated a stay of proceedings it had issued the prior January, at the TDC's request. Discovery proceedings thus resumed and continued through 1977.

During this pre-trial period, Judge Justice issued several unpublished protective orders enjoining TDC officials from conduct against plaintiffs' interests based upon their participation in the case. A June, 20, 1974, consent order enjoined the TDC from interfering with the plaintiffs' consultations with their attorneys and from case-related threats, harassment, or discipline. On January 20, 1975, a supplemental order protected plaintiffs' access to prison law libraries and to legal mail. After violations of the two previous protective orders were shown in hearings, Judge Justice issued a more comprehensive order on December 30, 1975. It enjoined TDC officials from interfering with plaintiffs' access to counsel and the courts, and from case-related retaliation. The TDC appealed aspects of this twenty-part unpublished order, claiming that it created a special class of privileged inmates. The Fifth Circuit, however, affirmed the order as supported by the record made before Judge Justice of threats, intimidation, coercion, punishment and discrimination against the plaintiffs as a response to their participation in the litigation. Ruiz v. Estelle, 550 F.2d 238 (5th Cir. 1977) (per curiam).

Trial commenced in Houston, Texas, on October 2, 1978. 159 days of trial occurred over the next eleven months, with more than 300 witnesses testifying and presentation of more than 1500 exhibits, including a life-size model of a forty-five square foot prison cell. (A three-month delay during the trial resulted from the defendants' opposition to a mid-trial order attempting to return the case to Tyler, Texas (the Eastern District). The order resulted from the fact that most incarcerated witnesses had, by then, testified. The defendants successfully applied to the Fifth Circuit for a writ of prohibition to block the transfer and, accordingly, trial resumed in the Houston on April 2, 1979.) On September 20, 1979, the final day of trial on the merits, the Judge Justice entered an order permitting all inmates of the TDC who had testified during the trial the opportunity to transfer to federal custody in order to avoid negative retaliation. Within two months, eighty-one inmates had elected to transfer to the federal system.

In a lengthy post-trial order issued on December 12, 1980, the district court granted declaratory and injunctive relief to the plaintiffs. Judge Justice found that the prisons were grossly overcrowded, the recreational facilities were wholly inadequate, health care was inadequate, hearing procedures for disciplinary actions were inadequate, prisoner access to courts was inadequate, and fire safety and sanitation standards violated state law and the Constitution. Constitutional violations existed in each of these categories, according to the court, which also noted that the totality of these conditions (should a reviewing court disagree in its view of the shortcomings of one or more categories) violated the prisoners' constitutional rights. The court ordered the parties to confer in an effort to develop a consent decree proposal, but added that if the parties could not come to an agreement, they must submit separate proposals to the court. The judge also stated he would appoint special masters to monitor compliance once the decree was in place. Ruiz v. Estelle, 503 F.Supp. 1265 (S.D. Tex. 1980). The defendants appealed.

On March 3, 1981, the district court (Judge Justice) signed a partial consent decree, which was subsequently filed on April 20, 1981. It covered physical examinations and mental health monitoring of inmates entering into solitary confinement, diet of inmates in solitary confinement, use and regulation of chemical agents, work safety, hygiene, and administrative segregation. The issue of appointment of a special master remained unresolved. (A copy of the decree exists as Appendix A to a later appellate opinion, Ruiz v. Estelle, 679 F.2d 1115 (5th Cir. 1982).) The district court contemporaneously issued an injunctive order for issues not covered by the consent decree, such as overcrowding, managerial reorganization of prison units, security and safety, use of the Huntsville Unit Hospital, discipline, access to the courts, fire safety, and compliance with state health and safety laws. Construction of new prison units and modification of existing ones were also covered by the Court's order. (As amended on May 1, 1981, the court's injunction was published as an appendix to a later Fifth Circuit ruling, Ruiz v. Estelle, 666 F.2d 854 (5th Cir. 1982).)

The defendants asked the Fifth Circuit to stay portions of the district court's injunctive order, pending appeal. On June 26, 1981, the appellate court partially granted the defendants' request. The court held: 1) that the portions of the injunction requiring single-celling of inmates, rotation of triple-celled inmates, and release of a specified number of inmates on work furlough and temporary furlough on specific dates would be stayed; 2) that the state was not entitled to a stay of that portion requiring the TDC to review the record of every inmate who has not received credit for a certain category of good time; 3) that the portion of the injunction requiring the TDC to submit a plan to the court providing for the reorganization and decentralization of the management of each unit housing more than 500 inmates and relating to the location of future units would be stayed; 4) that the portion of the injunction requiring 30-day rotation of inmates who work as building tenders" was an undue interference with the details of prison administration; and 5) that the state was entitled to present facts relating to a unit hospital to the district court, in order to determine whether the state was entitled to stay a portion of the injunction requiring downgrading of a unit hospital to use solely as an infirmary. Ruiz v. Estelle, 650 F.2d 555 (5th Cir. 1981) (per curiam).

After additional proceedings in the district court, the defendants for a second time sought that the Fifth Circuit stay some of the provisions of the injunctive decree. On January 14, 1982, the Fifth Circuit partially granted and partially denied the stay. The court required the defendants to comply within 60 days with the district court's order to provide 40 square feet per prisoner in dormitories and to achieve a specified ratio of prisoners to uniformed staff members. It stayed provisions of the decree that required the TDC to provide 60 square feet of space per prisoner, to achieve a specified prisoner to uniformed staff member ratio by certain dates, and to forbid prisoners from possessing keys even when properly supervised. Ruiz v. Estelle, 666 F.2d 854 (5th Cir. 1982) (Judge Alvin B. Rubin).

Having disposed of the stay requests, on June 23, 1982, the Fifth Circuit (Judge Rubin) reached the merits of the defendants' appeal. The court affirmed the district court's December 12, 1980 finding that the TDC imposed cruel and unusual punishment on prisoners and denied inmates due process of law, and that remedial measures were necessary. The appellate opinion narrowed the scope of relief, however, concluding that the district court inappropriately considered state law claims not raised by the parties and that some remedial measures ordered by the district court were not demonstrably required to protect constitutional rights, intruding unduly on matters of state concern. The Court upheld those portions of the district court's decree requiring the TDC to file reports on the number of inmates and space per inmate, requiring the TDC to reduce its inmate population, requiring that each inmate confined in a dormitory be provided with 40 square feet of space, requiring that the TDC preserve a verbatim record of all disciplinary hearings, requiring the TDC to give inmates in administrative segregation the opportunity for regular exercise and requiring that inmates be allowed access to courts, counsel, and public officials. The court reversed the district court's order with respect to the portions requiring the TDC to take certain steps regarding the reduction of inmate population, good time, parole, work furlough, and inmate furlough programs, and improvement of a state prison hospital. Judge Rubin wrote that the district court had properly appointed special masters and monitors to supervise implementation and compliance with its' decree, but found that the order of reference was too sweeping in permitting the master to submit to the district court reports based on his own observations and investigations without a formal hearing. Ruiz v. Estelle, 679 F.2d 1115 (5th Cir. 1982).

After this Fifth Circuit opinion issued, the plaintiffs sought a rehearing, advising that the parties had previously settled the issues surrounding the TDC's Huntsville Unit Hospital. They asked the court to vacate the parts of its opinion dealing with that issue and to reconsider certain other issues. On September 16, 1982, the Fifth Circuit issued a per curiam opinion partially amending their earlier opinion and vacating the portion relating to the Huntsville Unit Hospital. Addressing an agreed-upon fire safety plan, the court held that the parties were not precluded from obtaining district court approval of a remedial order that would grant additional relief. The court added that the earlier ruling that double-celling of inmates in administrative segregation did not constitute cruel and unusual punishment was did not preclude either party from seeking further relief. The Fifth Circuit adhered to its earlier ruling that the district court's direction to the TDC to use good time, parole, and furlough programs was unduly intrusive. Ruiz v. Estelle, 688 F.2d 266 (5th Cir. 1982). Both parties sought Supreme Court review. On March 21, 1983, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case. Ruiz v. Estelle, 460 U.S. 1042 (1983).

Earlier, on April 14, 1982, both parties presented the district court with a Stipulated Modification of the Consent Decree. This prohibited the TDC from allowing prisoners to have any position of authority, to assist in counting other prisoners, to possess weapons, to escort other prisoners, to influence cell assignments, or to have access to another prisoner's medical or institutional records. It also provided for a different method of dismantling the building tender system. On April 21, 1982, the district court (Judge Justice) tentatively approved the Stipulated Modification, and notice was sent to the plaintiff class. Approximately 1 percent of the plaintiff class objected and, after a hearing on the objections, the district court approved the Stipulated Modification. One inmate in the plaintiff class appealed. On February 13, 1984, the Fifth Circuit issued a per curiam opinion affirming the district court's decision to approve the Stipulated Modification, holding that it was not an abuse of discretion and that the plaintiff class had received adequate notice. Ruiz v. McKaskle, 724 F.2d 1149 (5th Cir. 1984).

In may 1985, the parties to the case filed a Stipulation Modifying Crowding Provisions of the Amended Decree (Crowding Stipulation), in which the TDC agreed to abide by capacity limits, housing standards, and confinement requirements defined in the agreement. In return, the plaintiffs agreed to forego much more stringent limits on the TDC population and changes in conditions that they had earlier requested. On July 15, 1985, the district court (Judge Justice) approved the Crowding Stipulation. On September 12, 1986, the TDC asked the district court to modify the Crowding Stipulation, allowing increased capacity of the prison system without new construction. On September 19, 1986, the district court denied the request, issuing an injunction prohibiting TDC from violating the agreement. The defendants appealed. On February 23, 1987, the Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's decision in a per curiam opinion. Ruiz v. Lynaugh, 811 F.2d 856 (5th Cir. 1987).

On March 6, 1990, Judge Justice ordered the parties to begin negotiations to bring about a comprehensive final order in the case. During the following period of negotiations, the TDC filed a motion in January 1991, seeking complete relief from the prior remedial orders. During the ensuing months, the parties filed memoranda opposing and in support of the TDC's motion but, in July 1992, they reached agreement on the terms of a final judgment proposal. Thus, the TDC withdrew its' motion. On August 13, 1992, the parties to the case jointly submitted their proposed final judgment, which the district court (Judge Justice) tentatively approved on August 20, 1992. Notice of the proposed consolidated final judgment was published and sent to all members of the plaintiff class, a hearing was held, and on December 11, 1992, the district court's unpublished opinion approved the final judgment. It covered staffing, support services for inmates, discipline, administrative segregation, work health and safety, use of force, access to the courts, maintenance of facilities, programming and recreational activities, visitation, crowding, new facilities, monitoring, health services, psychiatric services, death row conditions, and enforcement procedures.

On March 25, 1996, citing Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b), the TDC asked that the district court vacate its final judgment. On April 26, 1996, the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA) was signed into law. On May 21, 1996, the TDC asked the Court to vacate the final judgment pursuant to the PLRA, effectively ending the district court's supervision over the Texas state prison system. The TDC supplemented this motion on September 6, 1996. On September 23, 1996, the district court (Judge Justice) declined to vacate the final judgment, saying he could not rule upon the defense motions within the time periods set by the PLRA and declared the PLRA's automatic stay provision to be an unconstitutional violation of separation of powers and due process of law. The United States, a plaintiff-intervenor in the case, asked the district court to reconsider this decision, and on June 15, 1998, the district court denied that motion in an unpublished order.

In May 1996, citing the PLRA, two Texas state legislators had asked the district court to allow them to intervene in the lawsuit. On November 24, 1997, Judge Justice denied their motion, which both the plaintiffs and the TDC had opposed. An amendment to the PLRA prompted the proposed intervenors to request reconsideration, which the district court denied on January 28, 1998. The legislators appealed and, on November 20, 1998, the Fifth Circuit (Judge William Lockhart Garwood) reversed the district court's decision and remanded the case. The Fifth Circuit reasoned that the PLRA granted individual legislators the right to intervene, that the final judgment was a prisoner release order within the meaning of the PLRA, that the legislators' motion was timely, and that granting the legislators standing to intervene did not violate the Article III of the Constitution. Ruiz v. Estelle, 161 F.3d 814 (5th Cir. 1998).

On May 6, 1998, the defendants again asked the district court to terminate the final judgment pursuant to the PLRA, this time under the two-year termination provision. The court denied the request in a June 19, 1998, unpublished ruling reaffirming Judge Justice's view that the PLRA violated the Constitution. The defendants' September 6, 1996, supplemental motion to terminate the judgment still had not been ruled upon. The defendants petitioned the Fifth Circuit for a writ of mandamus to end the delay in the case and force the district court to rule on the motions to terminate prospective relief. On December 16, 1998, the Fifth Circuit issued a per curiam opinion, holding that the district court would not be compelled to rule immediately on the motion under the PLRA, but would have to issue a ruling within 31 days of the evidentiary hearing on the motion, which was scheduled for January 21, 1999. In re Scott, 163 F.3d 282 (5th Cir. 1998).

The court conducted an evidentiary hearing on the defendants' motions from January 21 to February 12, 1999. On March 1, 1999, in a lengthy opinion, Judge Justice ruled that he would not then terminate the final judgment order in the case. He held that his earlier order, relinquishing jurisdiction over the question of whether the classification system was inadequate, did not preclude the court from further considering the adequacy of classification, following a reduction in the prison staff performing classification functions. Judge Justice found that the 1992 consent judgment and the Constitution had been violated by the defendants' conduct in the areas of medical and psychiatric services, administrative segregation practices (particularly as to mentally ill prisoners), prisoner safety, and guards' use of excessive force. The court also held that the provision of the PLRA that terminated all court orders calling for prospective relief two years after its effective date violated the separation of powers principle. Ruiz v. Johnson , 37 F.Supp.2d 855 (S.D. Tex. 1999). Defendants appealed. The United States, plaintiff-intervenor, filed a cross-appeal.

The Fifth Circuit (Circuit Judge Carl E. Stewart) reversed and remanded. It held that termination of prospective relief provisions of PLRA did not violate separation of powers principles or due process; that the prison authorities were not precluded, by reason of their consent to the 1992 judgment, from reliance upon the PLRA in seeking to vacate that judgment; and that the district court's failure to make statutory findings that the PLRA required meant the case had to be remanded. Ruiz v. U.S., 243 F.3d 941 (5th Cir. 2001).

On remand, the district court reconsidered the defendants' motions to terminate all prospective relief to the plaintiff class. Judge Justice found that constitutional violations continued to exist in three major areas: conditions of confinement in administrative segregation, the failure to provide reasonable safety to inmates against assault and abuse, and the excessive use of force by correctional officers. In those areas, the court ordered that prospective relief would continue and that new relief would also be fashioned to further correct those continuing violations. The court terminated court-ordered prospective relief in the areas of staffing, support services, discipline, administrative segregation, access to courts, visitations, crowding, monitoring by inmates' counsel, internal monitoring, health services, and death row conditions. Ruiz v. Johnson , 154 F.Supp.2d 975 (S.D. Tex. 2001). In his opinion, Judge Justice encouraged the parties to craft and propose joint remedial measures to respond to existing constitutional violations and to set a time frame for final termination of the court's jurisdiction over the Texas prison system. He noted that the plaintiffs had already proposed that court jurisdiction terminate on June 1, 2002. Id. The defendants appealed, but the appeal was dismissed on August 31, 2001.

The parties appeared before the Court on June 7, 2002 for a final status conference. A transcript of this conference reveals that the parties had reached a stipulation addressing attorneys' fees and all contested issues, except whether the court's March 1, 1999, findings needed to be vacated to avoid future issue preclusion arguments. It had been agreed that the continuing problem areas in the state's prisons would be addressed apart from the court's jurisdiction. Accordingly, on June 17, 2002, Judge Justice ordered defendants to pay $1,379,025.25 to cover plaintiffs' counsel fees through May 31, 2002. The court also entered a final judgment, dismissing the case with prejudice, and an order denying as "unmerited" the state's request that the court vacate its' prior rulings in the case.

Hundreds of boxes of documents were generated during the 30-year history of the Ruiz litigation. For those interested in reviewing more Ruiz litigation documents, including monitor reports, a vast collection of case documents is maintained by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Similarly, a collection of records related to the work of the Office of the Special Master is located in a repository maintained by the Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin.

Kristen Sagar - 05/17/2007

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Issues and Causes of Action
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Affected Gender
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Content of Injunction
Crowding / caseload
Pre-PLRA Population Cap
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Administrative segregation
Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students
Assault/abuse by staff
Disciplinary procedures
Disciplinary segregation
Fire safety
Food service / nutrition / hydration
Recreation / Exercise
Restraints : chemical
Sanitation / living conditions
Sexual abuse by residents/inmates
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Totality of conditions
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Mental health care, general
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Type of Facility
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) Texas Department of Corrections
Plaintiff Description Prisoners confined by the Texas Department of Corrections
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU National (all projects)
ACLU National Prison Project
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1981 - 2002
Filing Year 1972
Case Closing Year 2002
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Date: 2008
By: Susanne Mason (New Day Films)
Citation: (New Day Films 2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Civil Rights Injunctions Over Time: A Case Study of Jail and Prison Court Orders
N.Y.U. Law Review
Date: May 2006
By: Margo Schlanger (Washington University Faculty)
Citation: 81 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 550 (2006)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  Judicial Policy Making and the Modern State: How the Courts Reformed America's Prisons
Date: Jan. 1, 1998
By: Malcolm M. Feeley & Edward Rubin (UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law & Vanderbilt School of Law Faculty Faculty)
Citation: (1998)
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  Prison Litigation and Bureaucratic Development
Date: Winter 1992
By: Malcolm M. Feeley & Edward Rubin (UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law & Vanderbilt School of Law Faculty)
Citation: 17 L. & Soc. Inquiry 125 (1992)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  William Wayne Justice: A Judicial Biography
Date: Jan. 1, 1991
By: Frank R. Kemerer (University of San Diego School of Law Faculty)
Citation: (1991)
[ Detail ]

  Ruiz: A Struggle over Legitimacy
Date: Jan. 1, 1990
By: Sheldon Ekland-Olson & Steve J. Martin (The University of Texas, Austin Faculty)
Citation: in Courts, Corrections, and the Constitution 73 ( John J. DiIulio, Jr. ed. 1990)
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  The Origins of Ruiz v. Estelle
Date: Jan. 1990
By: William Wayne Justice
Citation: 43 Stan. L. Rev. 1 (1990)
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  Ruiz: Intervention and Emergent Order in Texas Prisons
Date: 1990
By: Ben M. Crouch and James W. Marquart (Texas A&M University and University of Texas: Dallas Faculty)
Citation: in Courts, Corrections, and the Constitution: The Impact of Judicial Intervention on Prisons and Jails (John J. DiIulio, Jr. ed. 1990)
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  The Old Regime and the Ruiz Revolution: The Impact of Judicial Intervention on Texas Prisons
Date: 1990
By: John J. DiIulio, Jr. (Princeton Faculty)
Citation: in Courts, Corrections, and the Constitution: The Impact of Judicial Intervention on Prisons and Jails (John J. DiIulio, Jr. ed. 1990)
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  An Appeal to Justice: Litigated Reform of the Texas Prisons
Date: Jan. 1989
By: Ben M. Crouch & James W. Marquart (Texas A&M University and University of Texas: Dallas Faculty)
Citation: (1989)
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  Texas Prisons: The Walls Came Tumbling Down
Date: Dec. 1, 1987
By: Steven Martin & Sheldon Elkland-Olson (The University of Texas, Austin)
Citation: (1987)
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  Mastering Legal Access Rights of Prisoners
Date: Summer 1986
By: Samuel Jan Brakel
Citation: 12 New Eng. J. on Crim. & Civ. Confinement 1 (1986)
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  A Guide to the Frances Jalet-Cruz Papers, 1966-1986
Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin
Date: Jan. 1, 1986
By: The University of Texas at Austin
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Civil H-78-987 (S.D. Tex.)
PC-TX-0003-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/22/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Brief for the United States
PC-TX-0003-0040.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/20/1975
Source: Papers of Brian Landsberg
Per Curiam Opinion (550 F.2d 238)
PC-TX-0003-0033.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 04/07/1977
Source: Google Scholar
USCA Opinion (609 F.2d 118)
PC-TX-0003-0032.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 01/02/1980
Source: Google Scholar
Memorandum Opinion (503 F.Supp. 1265) (S.D. Tex.)
PC-TX-0003-0025.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 12/12/1980
Source: Google Scholar
Order and Consent Decree [Note: Some pages missing] -- plus printed version (S.D. Tex.)
PC-TX-0003-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/03/1981
Source: ACLU National Prison Project
Amended Decree (S.D. Tex.)
PC-TX-0003-0018.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/01/1981
Opinion (650 F.2d 555)
PC-TX-0003-0020.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 06/26/1981
Source: Google Scholar
Order (S.D. Tex.)
PC-TX-0003-0017.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/24/1981
Brief for the United States
PC-TX-0003-0016.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/16/1981
Opinion (666 F.2d 854)
PC-TX-0003-0021.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 01/14/1982
Source: Google Scholar
Opinion (679 F.2d 1115)
PC-TX-0003-0022.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 06/23/1982
Source: Google Scholar
On Petition for Rehearing (688 F.2d 266)
PC-TX-0003-0023.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 09/16/1982
Source: Google Scholar
Memorandum Decision (460 U.S. 1042)
PC-TX-0003-0038.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 03/21/1983
Source: Westlaw
Opinion (724 F.2d 1149)
PC-TX-0003-0026.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 02/13/1984
Source: Google Scholar
Stipulation Modifying Crowding Provisions of Amended Decree
PC-TX-0003-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/10/1985
Opinion (811 F.2d 856)
PC-TX-0003-0027.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 02/23/1987
Source: Google Scholar
USCA Opinion (946 F.2d 891)
PC-TX-0003-0037.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 09/30/1991
Source: LexisNexis
Final Judgment (S.D. Tex.)
PC-TX-0003-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/11/1992
Memorandum Opinion (S.D. Tex.)
PC-TX-0003-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/11/1992
Order (S.D. Tex.)
PC-TX-0003-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/23/1996
Opinion (1996 WL 932104) (S.D. Tex.)
PC-TX-0003-0034.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 09/25/1996
USCA Opinion (114 F.3d 1180)
PC-TX-0003-0036.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 04/02/1997
Order (S.D. Tex.)
PC-TX-0003-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/15/1998
Opinion (161 F.3d 814)
PC-TX-0003-0024.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 11/20/1998
Source: Google Scholar
Opinion (163 F.3d 282)
PC-TX-0003-0028.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 12/16/1998
Source: Google Scholar
Report of Jeffrey L. Metzner, M.D., P.C.
PC-TX-0003-0015.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/31/1998
Order and Alternative Order (S.D. Tex.)
PC-TX-0003-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/01/1999
Memorandum Opinion (37 F.Supp.2d 855) (S.D. Tex.)
PC-TX-0003-0029.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 03/01/1999
Source: Google Scholar
Memorandum Decision (526 U.S. 1158)
PC-TX-0003-0039.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 06/07/1999
Source: Westlaw
Reported Opinion (178 F.3d 385)
PC-TX-0003-0019.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 06/25/1999
Source: Google Scholar
Opinion (243 F.3d 941)
PC-TX-0003-0030.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 03/20/2001
Source: Google Scholar
Memorandum Opinion (154 F.Supp.2d 975) (S.D. Tex.)
PC-TX-0003-0031.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 06/18/2001
Source: Google Scholar
Opinion (273 F.3d 1101)
PC-TX-0003-0035.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 08/23/2001
Report of Keith R. Curry, Ph.D.
PC-TX-0003-0014.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/19/2002
Transcript of In-Chambers Status Conference
PC-TX-0003-0013.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/07/2002
Final Judgment (S.D. Tex.)
PC-TX-0003-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/17/2002
Order (S.D. Tex.)
PC-TX-0003-0012.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/17/2002
Judges Benavides, Fortunato Pedro (Fifth Circuit)
Brown, John Robert (Fifth Circuit)
Clark, Charles (Fifth Circuit)
PC-TX-0003-0020 | PC-TX-0003-0023 | PC-TX-0003-0026 | PC-TX-0003-0033
Davis, Leonard E. (E.D. Tex.)
DeMoss, Harold R. Jr. (Fifth Circuit)
Garwood, William Lockhart (Fifth Circuit)
Goldberg, Arthur Joseph (SCOTUS)
Hill, Robert Madden (Fifth Circuit, N.D. Tex.)
Jolly, E. Grady (Fifth Circuit)
PC-TX-0003-0019 | PC-TX-0003-0026
Jones, Edith Hollan (Fifth Circuit)
Justice, William Wayne (E.D. Tex.)
PC-TX-0003-0001 | PC-TX-0003-0005 | PC-TX-0003-0006 | PC-TX-0003-0007 | PC-TX-0003-0009 | PC-TX-0003-0011 | PC-TX-0003-0012 | PC-TX-0003-0013 | PC-TX-0003-0017 | PC-TX-0003-0018 | PC-TX-0003-0029 | PC-TX-0003-0031 | PC-TX-0003-9000
Reavley, Thomas Morrow (Fifth Circuit)
Rubin, Alvin Benjamin (E.D. La., Fifth Circuit)
PC-TX-0003-0021 | PC-TX-0003-0022 | PC-TX-0003-0023 | PC-TX-0003-0026 | PC-TX-0003-0032
Stewart, Carl E. (Fifth Circuit)
PC-TX-0003-0025 | PC-TX-0003-0028 | PC-TX-0003-0030
Tate, Albert Jr. (Fifth Circuit)
Thornberry, William Homer (W.D. Tex., Fifth Circuit)
Tuttle, Elbert Parr (Fifth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit)
Williams, Jerre Stockton (Fifth Circuit)
Monitors/Masters Nathan, Vincent M. (Ohio)
Plaintiff's Lawyers Arenas, Christina (California)
Baldwin, Holly MacLeish (California)
Barnett, Walter W. (District of Columbia)
PC-TX-0003-0016 | PC-TX-0003-0026 | PC-TX-0003-0032 | PC-TX-0003-0033
Bass, Stanley A. (New York)
Berger, Joel (New York)
PC-TX-0003-0016 | PC-TX-0003-0021 | PC-TX-0003-0022 | PC-TX-0003-0023 | PC-TX-0003-0027 | PC-TX-0003-0032
Biscoe, Samuel T. (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0021 | PC-TX-0003-0022 | PC-TX-0003-0023
Brorby, Donna (California)
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Days, Drew S. III (District of Columbia)
Greenberg, Jack (New York)
PC-TX-0003-0016 | PC-TX-0003-0021 | PC-TX-0003-0022 | PC-TX-0003-0023
Hadden, Roby (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0033 | PC-TX-0003-0040
Hammock, John C. (District of Columbia)
Hannah, John H. Jr. (Texas)
Hedges, Daniel K. (Texas)
Hoyle, John C. (District of Columbia)
PC-TX-0003-0033 | PC-TX-0003-0040
Jones, Gaynelle Griffin (Texas)
Klimesz, Marie E. (District of Columbia)
Landsberg, Brian K. (District of Columbia)
Lee, Amber (California)
Littlefield, Patricia Gail (District of Columbia)
Morrison, Virginia (California)
O'Rourke, Timothy J. (District of Columbia)
Ory, Charles (District of Columbia)
Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)
Pottinger, J. Stanley (District of Columbia)
PC-TX-0003-0033 | PC-TX-0003-0040
Reynolds, William Bradford (District of Columbia)
PC-TX-0003-0016 | PC-TX-0003-0021 | PC-TX-0003-0022 | PC-TX-0003-0023 | PC-TX-0003-0026
Russell, Kevin K. (District of Columbia)
PC-TX-0003-0025 | PC-TX-0003-0030
Saliterman, Gail J. (California)
PC-TX-0003-0013 | PC-TX-0003-0029 | PC-TX-0003-0031
Silver, Jessica Dunsay (District of Columbia)
Turner, William Bennett (California)
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Wiginton, James (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0016 | PC-TX-0003-0020 | PC-TX-0003-0021 | PC-TX-0003-0022 | PC-TX-0003-0023
Winter, Steven L. (New York)
PC-TX-0003-0016 | PC-TX-0003-0021 | PC-TX-0003-0022 | PC-TX-0003-0023
Yeomans, William R. (District of Columbia)
Defendant's Lawyers Aguilar, Javier (Texas)
Anastasiadis, Demetri (Texas)
Becker, Douglas M. (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0021 | PC-TX-0003-0022 | PC-TX-0003-0023 | PC-TX-0003-0026
Bozarth, Melinda Hoyle (Texas)
Carrillo, Louis Victor (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0028 | PC-TX-0003-0029
Clyburn, Lee C. (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0016 | PC-TX-0003-0021 | PC-TX-0003-0022 | PC-TX-0003-0023
Coleman, Gregory Scott (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0013 | PC-TX-0003-0019 | PC-TX-0003-0024 | PC-TX-0003-0025 | PC-TX-0003-0029 | PC-TX-0003-0029 | PC-TX-0003-0030 | PC-TX-0003-0031 | PC-TX-0003-9000
Cornyn, John (Texas)
Dibrell, Joe B. Jr. (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0032 | PC-TX-0003-0033
Durham, Drew Taylor (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0024 | PC-TX-0003-0028
Eldred, Charles (Texas)
Felfe, Sharon (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0013 | PC-TX-0003-0019 | PC-TX-0003-0025 | PC-TX-0003-0028 | PC-TX-0003-0029 | PC-TX-0003-0030 | PC-TX-0003-0031 | PC-TX-0003-9000
Garcia, Bruce (Texas)
Gray, Richard Edwin III (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0004 | PC-TX-0003-0026
Haney, Lee (Texas)
Hill, John L. (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0032 | PC-TX-0003-0033
Hunter, Toni (Texas)
Idar, Ed Lee Jr. (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0016 | PC-TX-0003-0020 | PC-TX-0003-0021 | PC-TX-0003-0022 | PC-TX-0003-0023 | PC-TX-0003-0028 | PC-TX-0003-0032 | PC-TX-0003-0033
Jackson, Donald W. (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0021 | PC-TX-0003-0022 | PC-TX-0003-0023
Jones, Keith A. (District of Columbia)
PC-TX-0003-0016 | PC-TX-0003-0021 | PC-TX-0003-0022 | PC-TX-0003-0023
Keller, Mary Frances (Texas)
Kendall, David M. Jr. (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0032 | PC-TX-0003-0033
Kraatz, Ann (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0028 | PC-TX-0003-0029
Landry, Edward J. (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0021 | PC-TX-0003-0022 | PC-TX-0003-0023
Lockhoof, Reed (Texas)
Maddox, Robert B. (Texas)
Maeso, Daniel E. (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0024 | PC-TX-0003-0029
Martin, Steve J. (Texas)
Matlock, Karen (Texas)
Mattox, Jim (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0004 | PC-TX-0003-0027
McCaul, Michael T. (Texas)
McCown, F. Scott (Texas)
Millstone, Jeff (Texas)
Morales, Dan (Texas)
Naylor, Richard (Texas)
Pakalka, William R. (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0016 | PC-TX-0003-0021 | PC-TX-0003-0022 | PC-TX-0003-0023
Palmer, Charles Albert (Texas)
Petersen, Kenneth L. Jr. (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0016 | PC-TX-0003-0021 | PC-TX-0003-0022 | PC-TX-0003-0023
Pluymen, Bert W. (Texas)
Powers, John Pike (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0016 | PC-TX-0003-0021 | PC-TX-0003-0022 | PC-TX-0003-0023
Pryor, William Holcombe Jr. (Alabama)
Ratliff, Jack (Texas)
Ray, Karen (Texas)
Reynolds, Carl (Texas)
Rivers, Richel W. (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0028 | PC-TX-0003-0032
Smith, Jerry Edwin (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0016 | PC-TX-0003-0021 | PC-TX-0003-0022 | PC-TX-0003-0023
Taylor, [William] [Andy] Andrew [Andy] (Texas)
Walsh, Harry H. III (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0028 | PC-TX-0003-0032 | PC-TX-0003-0033
Wells, Lawrence (Texas)
White, Mark (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0021 | PC-TX-0003-0022 | PC-TX-0003-0023
Young, Adirian L. (Texas)
Other Lawyers Alexander, Elizabeth R. (District of Columbia)
PC-TX-0003-0021 | PC-TX-0003-0022
Bronstein, Alvin J. (District of Columbia)
PC-TX-0003-0021 | PC-TX-0003-0022 | PC-TX-0003-0023
Crump, David (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0021 | PC-TX-0003-0022 | PC-TX-0003-0023
Daniels, Edmund D. (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0019 | PC-TX-0003-0024
Dimsey, Dennis J. (District of Columbia)
PC-TX-0003-0016 | PC-TX-0003-0020 | PC-TX-0003-0021 | PC-TX-0003-0022 | PC-TX-0003-0023 | PC-TX-0003-0026
Gross, Mark L. (District of Columbia)
PC-TX-0003-0019 | PC-TX-0003-0024 | PC-TX-0003-0025 | PC-TX-0003-0028 | PC-TX-0003-0030
Maddox, William G. (District of Columbia)
PC-TX-0003-0024 | PC-TX-0003-0029 | PC-TX-0003-0034 | PC-TX-0003-9000
Marrus, Phillip E. (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0031 | PC-TX-0003-9000
McElderry, Marie K. (District of Columbia)
PC-TX-0003-0019 | PC-TX-0003-0024 | PC-TX-0003-0025 | PC-TX-0003-0028 | PC-TX-0003-0030
Parkhurst, Julia (Texas)
Popeo, Daniel J. (District of Columbia)
Treece, T. Gerald (Texas)
Vanderhoff, David J.W. (District of Columbia)
Waite, Susan E. (Texas)
PC-TX-0003-0021 | PC-TX-0003-0022 | PC-TX-0003-0023

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