No. 77-1641.

603 F.2d 1178 (1979)

Fred Arispe CRUZ et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, Cross-Appellants, v. Dr. George BETO and W. J. Estelle, Jr., Director, Texas Department of Corrections, Defendants-Appellants, Cross-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

Rehearing Denied November 7, 1979.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John Pierce Griffin, Asst. Atty. Gen., Nancy M. Simonson, Austin, Tex., for plaintiffs-appellees, cross appellants.

William Bennett Turner, Ann V. Brick, San Francisco, Cal., for defendants-appellants, cross appellees.

Before WISDOM, CLARK and GEE, Circuit Judges.

CHARLES CLARK, Circuit Judge:

The plaintiffs, 12 prisoners of the Texas Department of Corrections (TDC) and their attorney Frances T. Jalet Cruz, instituted this civil rights action against George J. Beto, former Director of the TDC,1 pursuant to 42 U.S.C.A. § 1983. The district court found that defendant had unlawfully interfered with plaintiffs' attorney-client relationship, entered an...


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