Civ. A. Nos. 76-0079-P(J), 79-0092-P(J) and 79-0001-L(J).

659 F.Supp. 1188 (1987)

Jerald KENDRICK, et al., Plaintiffs, v. David BLAND, et al., Defendants. James THOMPSON, et al., Plaintiffs, v. David BLAND, et al., Defendants, United States of America, Amicus Curiae.

United States District Court, W.D. Kentucky, Paducah Division.

March 13, 1987.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Oliver H. Barber, Jr., Joseph Elder II and Robert A. Lee, Louisville, Ky., for plaintiffs.

Jerald Kendrick and James Thompson, pro se.

Barbara W. Jones, General Counsel, Linda C. Cooper, Atty., Dept. of Corrections, Frankfort, Ky., Leslie Patterson Vose, Lexington, Ky., and Barry L. Master, Asst. U.S. Atty., Louisville, Ky., for defendants.

Mitchell W. Dale, U.S. Atty., U.S. Dept. of Justice, Civ. Rights Div., Washington, D.C., for amicus curiae.

Glycon L. Ovey, Jr., Eddyville, Ky., for Ashley and Henderson.


JOHNSTONE, Chief Judge.

This action was originally instituted in 1976 by eight plaintiff inmates of the Kentucky State Penitentiary (KSP), located in Eddyville, Kentucky, who alleged unconstitutional conditions of confinement in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The individual suits were consolidated and a class was certified. A class of inmates incarcerated at the Kentucky State Reformatory (KSR...

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