Timely Access to Inpatient and Crisis Care

Order On Contempt Sanctions for Failure to Meet Crisis and Inpatient Timelines, 4-19-2017

Selected Media Coverage

Judge threatens $1,000-a-day fines over mentally ill inmates, Associated Press (AP), April 19, 2017

Judge threatens state with $1000 per day fine over treatment of mentally ill inmates, Sacramento Bee, April 19, 2017

Judge threatens to fine California prisons for delayed mental health treatment, KQED Radio, April 20, 2017

California prisons to dramatically alter treatment for mentally ill inmates, Sacramento Bee, August 29, 2014

California proposes isolation units for mentally ill California inmates, Los Angeles Times, August 29, 2014

California will shift mentally ill inmates into separate isolation units, offer more treatment, Associated Press, August 29, 2014

California revises policy on mentally ill inmates, New York Times, August 2, 2014

California prisons alter ‘use of force’ policies for mentally ill inmates, Sacramento Bee, August 1, 2014

California prisons alter treatment of mentally ill, Associated Press, August 1, 2014

California adopts new policies on treatment of mentally ill inmates, Los Angeles Times, August 1, 2014

California revises rules on use of force for mentally ill inmates, Reuters, August 2, 2014

Judge finds treatment of California mentally ill inmates “horrific”, Sacramento Bee, April 10, 2014

Judge orders limits on use of pepper spray on mentally ill inmates, Los Angeles Times, April 10, 2014

Judge: California mistreating mentally ill inmates, Associated Press, April 10, 2014

Fight over inmate mental health care in California sharpens, Wall Street Journal, October 4, 2013

Dramatic videos open latest salvo in California prison battle, Sacramento Bee, October 1, 2013

Graphic video at center of prison mental health trial, KQED California Report, October 1, 2013

‘Upsetting’ videos of mentally ill prisoners’ treatment shown in open court, Los Angeles Times, October 1, 2013

Judge okays videos of mentally ill inmates, Associated Press, September 25, 2013

Judge may expand California prison mental health case, Associated Press, June 19, 2013

Judge hears claims of neglect in prison psych wards, Los Angeles Times, June 19, 2013

Court hears testimony on state of mental health care in California prisons, KPCC, June 19, 2013

California governor bristles at releasing more prisoners, CBS Evening News, June 26, 2013

Mentally ill California inmates ask judge to change policies, Los Angeles Times, May 30, 2013

Lawyers claim physical abuse of mentally ill inmates, Los Angeles Times, May 30, 2013

Prison overcrowding: the magic number, The Economist, May 9, 2013

Living it up at the Hotel California: For Jerry Brown and California’s political leadership, it’s always 1977, The Berkeley Blog, May 6, 2013

California’s Prison Crowding Plan Still Falls Short, Associated Press, May 3, 2013

California Reluctant to Further Reduce Its Prison Population, NPR, May 3, 2013

California Tries to Regain Fuller Control of Prisons, New York Times, April 20, 2013

Mental illness in California prisons – The Constitution requires better treatment and suicide prevention for inmates, New York Times, April 11

State not done fixing prison mental health, Sacramento Bee, April 10

Jerrry Brown should (still) be ashamed of California prisons, The Atlantic, April 8, 2013

Judge rejects California’s bid to end US court control of prison mental health care, Sacramento Bee, April 5, 2013

Judge refuses to end prison monitoring, San Francisco Chronicle, April 5, 2013

Judge denies Gov. Jerry Brown’s bid to end prison oversight, Los Angeles Times, April 5, 2013

US Spurns California Move for Greater Say on Prisons, New York Times, April 5, 2013

California Prison Mental Health Care Left To Feds, Associated Press, April 5, 2013

Judge says California can’t retake control of prison mental health, Monterey County Herald, April 5, 2013

California prisons still too crowded, judge rules, Reuters, April 5, 2013

Death of mental health patient investigated by agency in charge of his care, Monterey County Herald, March 28, 2013

Fury at hearing on California prison mental health case, Sacramento Bee, March 27, 2013

California Seeks End to Federal Oversight in Its Prisons, New York Times, March 27, 2013

Lawyers argue California prison mental health care control, KABC, Sacramento, March 27, 2013

Lawyers argue about prison mental health care, Associated Press, March 27, 2013

Judges weighs Brown’s bid to end court oversight, Los Angeles Times, March 27, 2013

Ethical violations could derail governor’s push to end court oversight of inmate mental health, KPCC, March 27, 2013

California to seek return of sole control over mental health care at prisons, KPCC Southern California Public Radio, March 26, 2013

California wants control of prison mental health care, Associated Press, March 23, 2013

Salinas Valley psychiatrist says mental health hospital suffering, Monterey Herald, March 21, 2013

Judge orders California to defend ‘secret’ prison tours, Los Angeles Times, March 19, 2013

Plaintiffs in prison suit slam experts, San Francisco Daily Journal, March 19, 2013

Inmate suicide rate is focus in court fight over California prisons, Sacramento Bee, March 17, 2013

Plaintiffs in prison overcrowding case respond to state, San Francisco Daily Journal, March 15, 2013

Inmate lawyers: report undermines prison realignment efforts, California Healthline, March 12, 2013

Use of Force, Disciplinary Process, Improper Use of Segregated Housing and Remedial Plans

Order re Use of Force, Disciplinary Process and Improper Use of Segregated Housing 4-10-14

Coleman Defendants’ Plans & Policies Submitted in Response to April 10, 2014 and May 13, 2014 Orders 8-1-14

Coleman Defendants’ Plans & Policies Addressing SS.2(b) and 2(e) of the 4-10-14 Order 8-29-14

Conditions and Treatment in DSH Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitals

Order re Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitalization 7-11-13

Coleman Special Masters Report on Salinas Valley Pyschiatric Program 9-24-13

Order re Special Masters Report on Salinas Valley Pyschiatric Program 11-13-13

Coleman Special Masters Report on Adequacy of Inpatient Mental Health Care 5-30-14

Order re Special Masters Report on Adequacy of Inpatient Mental Health Care 07-25-14

Conditions and Access to Mental Health Care on Death Row

Order re Mental Health Care and Conditions on Death Row 12-10-13

Special Master’s Report on the San Quentin Assessment Project for Inpatient Care of Condemned 6-10-14

Court Order re Activation of Psychiatric Inpatient Program for Death Row Inmates 6-30-14

Mental Health Staffing and Bed Planning

Order re Mental Health Bed-Plan, Staffing Vacancies, & CHCF Activation 6-19-14

 Suicide Prevention

Report of Raymond Patterson, M.D. on Suicides Completed in the CDCR in Calendar Year 2011

Special Master’s Report on Expert Patterson’s Report on Suicides Completed in the CDCR in Calendar Year 2011

Report of Raymond Patterson, M.D. on Suicides Completed in the CDCR, 1-1-2012 to 6-30-2012

Special Master’s Report on Expert Patterson’s Report re CDCR Suicides 1-1-12 to 6-30-12

Order that Defendants’ Objections to the 2011 Suicide Report are Overruled  3-15-13

Order Overruling Defendants’ Objections to 1st Half 2012 Suicide Report 7-12-13

   

Three Judge court and SCOTUS orders on population reduction and approved population reduction plans

Three Judge Court Opinion and Order Denying Defendants’ Motion to Vacate or Modify Population Reduction Order 4-10-13

Three Judge Court Order Requiring List of Proposed Population Reduction Measures 4-10-13

SCOTUS Denial of Stay 8-2-13

SCOTUS Judgement Dismissing Apeal for Want of Jurisdiction 11-18-13

SCOTUS Opinion re Defendants Request for Extension of 12-31-13 Deadline 2-10-14

SCOTUS Order re Defendants Request for Extension of 12-31-13 Deadline 2-10-14

SCOTUS Order Extending Deadline to Achieve 143% Benchmark 7-3-14

 

2013 Motion to terminate

Coleman v. Brown Order Denying Motion to Terminate 4-5-13  938 F. Supp. 2d 955 (E.D. Cal. 2013)

3-27-13 Hearing Transcript re Termination Motion Judge Karlton 3-29-13

Order to Show Cause Why State’s Expert Reports Should Not Be Stricken 031813

 

Expert declarations

Enforcement of Orders

Pablo Stewart, M.D.  9-27-13

Edward Kaufman, M.D. 9-23-13

James Austin 8-23-13

Edward Kaufman, M.D. 8-23-13.

Eldon Vail 8-23-13

Eldon Vail 5-29-13

Pablo Stewart, M.D.  5-16-13

Craig Haney, Ph.D. 5-6-13

Motion to Terminate

Jeanne Woodford 3-14-13

Edward Kaufman, M.D. 3-14-13

Craig Haney, Ph.D. 3-14-13

Pablo Stewart, M.D. 3-14-13

Eldon Vail 3-14-13

 

Photos from Experts Declarations

Coleman Termination Motion Photos from Expert Declarations

 

Photos from Plaintiffs Opposition Brief

Coleman CIM A-Yard, Angeles Dorm, which houses EOP, CCCMS and general population, taken Feb. 12, 2013

Coleman photograph of a holding cage, which was taken at RJD on February 12, 2013

Coleman Treatment cages for group therapy in EOP administrative segregation unit, MCSP, taken Feb. 7, 2013

CIM 24 CIM Reception Center housing for 2 EOP patients, one of whom slept on floor, taken Feb. 13, 2013.

 

Special Masters reports

25th Round Monitoring Report of the Special Master

 

Selected plaintiffs filings

Motion to terminate

Plaintiffs’ Oppostion to Defendants’ Objections and Motion to Strike Portions of Special Master’s Suicide Report for Jan-June 2012 4-2-13

Plaintiffs’ Post-Hearing Brief re Questions Raised by the Court Concerning Defendants’ Motion to Terminate 3-29-13

Plaintiffs’ Reply to Defendants Response to Order to Show Cause Pltfs Evidentiary Objection Re Defs Expert Rep 3-26-13

Plaintiffs’ Evidentiary Objections to Defendants’ Reply Declarants Motion to Strike Response to Defendants’ Objections 3-26-13

Declaration of Galvan in Support of Plaintiffs’ Evidentiary Objections 3-26-13

Declaration of Michael Bien In Support of Plaintiffs’ Opposition to Defendants’ Motion to Terminate with Amended Exhibits 3-26-13

Declaration of Bien in Reply to Defendants’ Response to Order to Show Cause Exhibits 1-7  3-26-13

Declaration of Fischer in Support of Plaintiffs’ Evidentiary Objections 3-26-13

Coleman Plaintiffs’ Opposition to Defendants’ Motion to Terminate 3-15-13 Corrected 3-19-13

Coleman Plaintiffs’ Evidentiary Objections to Defendants’ Expert Report, 3-15-13, Corrected 3-19-13

Declaration of Jane Kahn In Opposition of Motion to Terminate 3-15-13