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UNITED STATES GOVERN~-lENT

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March 1995 Monthly Report
Ge~eral Ccu~sel

wallace H. Cheney,

ADMINISTRA TIVE REMEDIES

JAN

FEB

Received
Answered

106
l06

91
85

TORT CLAIMS

JAN

FEB

MAR APR

161

'78

72
54

73

200
64
59

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MAR APR

47
200

4

1

JAN

FEB

63

SO

72

36
40
60

53
44

51

72

66
53

36

34

28

LITIGATION

JAN

FEB

MAR APR

Cases Pending
New Cases Received
Habeas Corpus

293
8
1
4

291

282

12

13

3
8

3

1

4

FOI/PRIV ACY

II Pending
: Race:ved

;; Answeiea
;; Pending
Ii C·.'ei 30 Day s

Bivens
FTCA
Other
Casas Closed
Cases Pending

tepons Completed
s/Hearing or Trials
lementsiAwards
.. Settlements/Awards
(S in Tho~sands)

1
2

JUl

AUG SEP

OCT

NOV

MAY JUN

JUL

AUG SEP

OCT

NOV DEC

MAY JUN

JUL

AUG SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

MAY JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

DEC

201

3

MAR APR

5

0

1

23

291

28
282

14

15

15

3

1

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$55

$155

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MAY JUN

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Mid-Atlantic Region

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ITEMS OF INTEREST, PERSONAL LEAVE, BUSINESS TRIPS,·MOVES, ETC.

Eill Burlington, Regional ::~nsel, Acril 3 ~hru 6, 1995 ! will
travel to Washington , D.C. f~r the R~gional!Associate Genera~
Counsel's r4ee:.ing. en P_p:::-i: 10-12 : \.1:"11 travel to Lompoc tc
d~Dose inmate Dunbar i~ a pc~sible Bive~s j~ry t~ial case:
en
. Apr:l 21 I will be on annual leave. I am p~easec ~o mantlon
that mv wife a!'"~d I celebra.te:: cur 25t~ w'iedding ~~ni versary
this month.
Joseph Tang, Attorney, FMC Lexing~or., will be on annual leave
Aoril 17-21.
Kathy rtarris , Paralegal Specialist, ~~RO, will
~
at~FMr
Le.y_~.r.cton
_apY_:~
17-20 tc assist du~_~~a
b'- ~.= .'~"'" -.,
..
- - Joe's
absence.
Teresa Ma~vel,
C~

annual

Randy

le~ve

?a~alesal Spa=!al~st,

~3? Ter~e Ha~~e,

will be

Apri: 24-23. :995.

~vere~t,

Lega: Tech,
leave Apr:l 10-18, :995.

~SF

~er~e ~a~=e

will be cn

ann~al

SITUATION OF INTEREST, CONTACT WITH FEDERAL BENCH, HAZARDOUS
WASTE SITES 1 ETC.:
Criminal Prosecution - FeI Butner - U.S. v. Oschele, E.D. N.C.
On April :!.C, 1934, inmate Oschele will ~.lndergo criminal

prosecution fer an assault ira 1994 on inmate Mar~in.
Inmate
Oschele stabbed Martin 31 ~i~es. !nma~e Ma~tin was severely
injured, but survived ~he assaul~. In~ate Oschels will
apparently a~gue that he was defend:"~9 hi~self from homosexual
by in~ate Ma:::-tin. Ws expect ~~e trial will las~

'pressu~e

several days, with

app~cxi~ately

five 3u:ner staff testifying

for the prosecution.
Criminal Prosecution - FCI Memphis - ~.S. v. Castenada and
Perez, W.D. Tenn . . If the cc~~~ accep~s the defendants' plea
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Grand Jury - FeI Memphis, w.o. Tenn. - A Grand :u~y will
ccnvene O~ Apri: 17, :~SS, :0 cor-sider SOP cases:
three drug
int:::-od~=tion

cases. one case

who bit a s=aff

Tom

Rea~

~embe=

a~d

wi:l be assisting

a~ HIV posi~~ve inma~e
o~e dr~g possession case.
:~e p=osecu:!~g A~SA.
agains~

;osslbly

Tl:omas Read, Attcrney, Fer r~ern:;his, met ~"ith the Clerk of the
Court, Clerk's Chief Deputy and Clerk's Systems Analvst co
discuss ways to improve gett:'ng inma.te's dccket information.
SUBSTANTIVE PLEADINGS

(COMPL_~INT I

ETC.): None
3087

MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT,

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SETTLEME~~S

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In an \::;:;xPe=:ed and u~f=rtur:at= ceve:'cpment, hUSA. Helen
Campbell Altmeyer settled this wrongful deat~ case for
$130,000 without firs: receivir.g ?ermissio~ to settle from t~e
Bureau c= P~:sons. This case involved the al~eged failure of
staff a~ Fe! ~organ~own to p=eve~= an inrnata suicide in 1988.
The case !-.ad a complicated pr.~cedural :-.. istory and \ole had

alreadv received one cou~~ order where Judge Keeley had
deterrnl~~d that pr~or.tc the su~c~de t~e deceased was
depresse: and rece1Vec no rnenta~ ~eal:~ ~rea~~ent. A

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r=comrnencat~cr:s ;:·ecame t:le .caS1S
~heory of why '~oJe ,·!ere neg2igent.

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sui=ide.

plaint.if!' s

in~e~vie',,'ed

As we

cestify
have

~hat

bee~

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staff

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\~e

discovered

suic:ce was

for

t.,.,10 -err~plcyees \\tho ',Jculd
pred~c~able and should

a~ticipated ..

Due to ~~e rsc~nc illness and eve~tual deat~ of her father,
ACSA A!:~eye= did ~c: ser~cusly iisc~ss wic~ ~anda Hunc and me
unt~: ~~ld~y, ~arch 24th, ~he ~eed t= ~ave se~tl~ment
.
a~t~or1=Y :rom :he E~reau !~ acva~ce of a ffia~catory settlement
conferai".'::c c;-~ r·'!arch 28, :395. Despite being told we \\}'culd no~
have Bureau approval for settle~e~t in t~e a~ount of $100,000
t.o $150,~OO b~ March 2S, 1995, ~s. Altneye~ spoke with the
~.s. Accor~ey and Chief of Civi:, and :elc their office had ~o
try and sett:a the case at the settlement conference, or again
be chastised by Judge Keeley. ~uring =his conference,
olaintiff's counsel informed the AUSA t~at the brother-in-law,
~ho was also i~carcerated at Fe! Morga~~ow~ a~ the time,
reported to the unic office= t~at Batista was considering
We had no record O~ doc~mentation cf such a report,
and t~e=e:c~e, coulcl not confir~ or de~y the accusation at
that ~ irr.; .

suicide.

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While : feel advance approval ~ro~ the Bureau should have been
obtai~ed, even it if meant Ms. Altmeyer had ~o tell the court
due to her fa~her's illness ste was not prepa~ed for che
settlerne~t cc~fe~ence, I bel!eve settlement a~ $130,000 is a
geod risk management decision in this .case.
This U.S.
~_t:torn-eyl s C:fice has been v=~y sup?cr=~ve cf :.he Burea~, sc I
do no:

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allow ~his inciden: to damage our ~ela:~cnship.
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ADVERSE
P.::~!"v

~ECISIONS

C·...! ~·jc·..~ n e

OR

SIGNIFIC.~T

C c:~21e

v . :].5.,

DECISIONS:

US ? Terre

S.::: , Ir-!c.

?3-2::"':' .

Eaute

In an excel:ent

~ecisio~,

Judge McKinney

r~led

tha~

~he

discretionary fL:::::tion Exemption :0 che F'::Cl>. p::-ec2.·..:des inmates

from challengins the decision t o classify and place an inmate
in a high EeCU=~:i ..:nit at US? Terre Haute.
:::mace Caudle was
scabbed while in a hig~ securicy ..:nic and subsequently sued
che Government: fer failure ~ o ?re:ect . RElyi~S on Bailor v.
Sa-·v 2Iticr•.:; ..... m·v·. =5~ F.S:..!pp. 1::':;: !.N. ~'. Ir.d. 1:S-9~ j, :.he court
held, "t:-!2 ·:isc:-;:::ic:la::-y fU:1ctio~ exceptic·n tc the ?TCA bars
re~over~'

p~edica:~d

on the

classificatio~

Allen D. ?arr v. U.S., TH S4-S-C, S.D.

of inmates.

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It

Terre Haute

In this FTCA case, th~ Magist~ace found i~ f·avor 0= plaintiff
for nominal dama=es, $10, based en missinc o=ooertv du~ing
mass s~akedown. ~Despite ~he fact that th~r~
n;
confiscation for~, the Magistrate found that US? T~rre Hauce
scaff ccnveycec. che pY0l=ercy ):>5So26. en eh" fac: che samo2
property tad bee~ confiscatee en ether ~=cas!=ns .

was

UPDATE ON CASSS, TRIALS OR HEARINGS,
REPORTS:
Amv Poir:er- v.

U . S .,

:"c.tbe~ij'~e

94 -443;

94-440; and V.D.M. v. U.S.,

ETC. NOTED IN PRIOR

94 -4 31,

D . ;..;'es:-Vlecner v.

£ . D.

Ky . ,

U . S.,

FMC Lo2xington

TheSe are c:"1e r:.;:-sr. i:-; a. s€.:-:'e:s cf ?TC."t. st.:i~:s prepa!""ed by che:
Yale Legal Assis:ance Program, In .wh ich female in~a:es claim

O~~i~~~~S_~: ~~c~~~~~ngto~_~~i~ed
a .... ~a\..ol._;".::::

Isaiah

0. ...

Eva~s

c.,."le

.!::I~IC.:.

v. Woeds"

cf mdle

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TH SS-40-C , S.D.

al~€~es

esccrt

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,

uS? Terre Haute

sch=d'J.le ~--: fo:- t!"ial cn f\~ ay
~~e . c~~icer ~5e~ excessi~'e for=e

This BiVens ::35::: is
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3urkr:a-t v. Hahn,

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Tenn., ?CI rv1emphis

This is a Bivens case :~at alleges =ailure·to provide medical
treatment and harassment by staff.
The BO? defaulted on this
case due to the fact t~at ~eit~er the Attorney General ~or the
BOP were ever served, :.hus nc response \.Jas made t,o the
complaint. Both ~ctions !crreconsideration filed by the
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tne sever:. ~ame cefenaants to be ~n
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Wilsor: v. Bristol. et al.,' 93-3003 .. TU!BRO, w.o. Tenn, FCI
Memphis

This is a 3ivens case ~..;here::: tile plaintiff alleges improper
medical care includi~g a cast be~~g put O~ by another i~mate,
as opposed to medi=al staff.
T~e Sixth Circuit dis~issed ths
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91-2735 -HI/A, il. D. Tenn, Fe! Memphis

We reported this FTCA nedical malpractice award of $55,000 in
last month's reoc~t. Since the~ the Plaintiff has filed a
motion to alter-or amend the· j~dgmen~ with the District Court.
Before the District Court ruled en t~e motion, the Plaintiff
filed an appeal to the Sixth Circuit for an increased
judgment. Plaintiff's complaint was .for $1 million.
Wood v.

Hah~.

This Bivens

et al., 2:95-CV-133. 3:D. Va.,

ac~icn

FC! Petersburg

challenges restri=tions of telephone

for u~au:hc~ized ~se ci t~e telephone.
Plaintiff
~Sserts the sanccion violated his righc tc protect property
and curtailed access to his attorney. A motion to dismiss
defe~dants i~ :hei~ individua: capacity has been filed on
behalf of the d~fendants d~e :0 irnp==per service. We were
advi.s~d by the P._U5.~ on Ap:::-i2. 3, ;,,9iS, t:tat ,J\ldge Spense::- has
issued an order dismissing, w~tho~t prejudice, all defendants
p~ivileges

in their individual capaci:y.
REPRESENTATION NOT

RECO~~ENDE~

FOR STAFF:

None

SIGNIFICANT FTCA CLAIMS:

c.

!ormerly an
inmate at Fer Ashland, lost t~e evesigr.t in one eve as a
result of g!aucoma. ~nmate alleg~s prescribed medications
were delayeci which caused infec=io~. !nma:e also alleges he
T .. MXR-94 .. 587 Claude Adams, Reg.

[\'0.

02942-028,

was not seen for follow-u~ apPoint~ents as reauired.
claim seeks $1 million in·dam~aes.
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T-SER-94-11S9 Altheda Je~k ns ~iled ~his =:ai~ ~e;ardi~g the
alleged wrc~g~~l ~ea~h of ~~at~ Wi:lie Eras~ell. The claim
see~~ $3. ~i::!on.
~he in~a:e ~as ~il:~d wte~ he d~o~=eci a
~e~g~~ bar ~~ his neck, ==~s~ing his w~~~pi?e.
SIGNIFICANT 1-.DMINISTRATIVE REMEDIES:

c.'
3091

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Received During the Month of March 1995

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