No. 87-1244.

840 F.2d 604 (1988)

Roy F. VAN HORN, Randall Bartley, George Asimakis and All Other Similarly Situated Prisoners of the Ozark Correctional Center at Fordland, Missouri, v. Larry TRICKEY, Superintendent Ozark Correctional Center; James Purkett, Assistant Superintendent Ozark Correctional Center; Richard Crismas, Acting Assistant Superintendent Education, Ozark Correctional Center, Appellees. Michael PARTON and All Prisoners Now and in the Future of OCC, v. Larry H. TRICKEY, Superintendent, OCC, Official Capacity & Individually; Jim Purkett, Assistant Superintendent, OCC, Official Capacity & Individually; Bob Blair, Caseworker, OCC, Official Capacity & Individually; Howard Wilkins, CCA Officer, OCC, Official Capacity & Individually; and Sgt. Joseph La Prise, OCC, Official Capacity & Individually, Appellees, v. Paul E. LUSTER, Jr., Donald Dale Holt, Steven R. Manis, Louis Danneman, Lawrence Freulzer, Jr., Robert L. Simmons, Danny Keller, Timothy Lance, Todd Burfiend, Lloyd Reeves, and Chris Cook, Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Decided March 1, 1988.

Rehearing Denied April 1, 1988.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Janet I. Blauvelt, Kansas City, Mo. (Appointed), for appellants.

Deborah Neff, Asst. Atty. Gen., Jefferson City, Mo., for appellees.

Before FAGG and WOLLMAN, Circuit Judges, and HENLEY, Senior Circuit Judge.

WOLLMAN, Circuit Judge.

Inmates at Ozark Correctional Center (OCC) appeal an order of the district court1 approving a proposed consent decree submitted by attorneys for both sides in this consolidated class action certified under Fed.R.Civ.P. 23(b)(2) challenging the conditions at the OCC. The inmates allege that they were afforded inadequate notice and opportunity to be heard and that the district court improperly failed to address their...


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