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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE JIMMIE LEWIS, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) ) WARDEN RAPHAEL WILLIAMS, et al., ) ) Defendants. )

CONSOLIDATED C.A. No. 05-013-GMS C.A. No. 05-051-GMS C.A. No. 05-052-GMS Jury Trial Requested

STATE DEFENDANTS' COMBINED FIRST SET OF INTERROGATORIES AND REQUESTS FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS DIRECTED TO PLAINTIFF Pursuant to Rules 26, 33 and 34 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (the "Civil Rules"), State Defendants Stanley Taylor, Raphael Williams, Thomas Carroll, Mark Emig, David Bamford, Philip Parker, Dave Williams, Joseph Sabato, Patrick Sheets, Sylvia Farmer, Fred Way, Charles Richards, Michael Lewis, Howard Kennedy, Arthur Davis, Christopher Chappel, Corey Johnson, Mark Blue, Bradford Apa, Vincent Williams, Christopher Cannon, Gary Ince, Richard Gassner, Denisha Young, Glenn Wayman, Zachary Rodriguez, Brian Berggrun, and Donald Chudzik (the "State Defendants") hereby propound to Plaintiff Jimmie Lewis ("Lewis" or "Plaintiff"), the following interrogatories (the "Interrogatories") and requests for production of documents (the "Document Requests" and, together with the Interrogatories, the "Discovery Requests"), to be answered or responded to in writing and, where required under the applicable rules, under oath, within thirty (30) days of the date of service hereof.

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DEFINITIONS 1. "Defendants," shall mean State Defendants Stanley Taylor,

Raphael Williams, Thomas Carroll, Mark Emig, David Bamford, Philip Parker, Dave Williams, Joseph Sabato, Patrick Sheets, Sylvia Farmer, Fred Way, Charles Richards, Michael Lewis, Howard Kennedy, Arthur Davis, Christopher Chappel, Corey Johnson, Mark Blue, Bradford Apa, Vincent Williams, Christopher Cannon, Gary Ince, Richard Gassner, Denisha Young, Glenn Wayman, Zachary Rodriguez, Brian Berggrun, and Donald Chudzik. 2. 3. "Plaintiff," "you," or "your" shall mean plaintiff Jimmie Lewis. "Complaint" shall mean the complaint filed in the above-captioned

action as subsequently supplemented and amended. 4. "Answer" shall mean the answer to the Complaint, as may have

been subsequently amended. 5. "DOC" shall mean the Delaware Department of Correction and

any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, independent contractors, and any other person or entity under the control of DOC. 6. "DCC" shall mean the Delaware Correctional Center and any of its

affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, independent contractors, and any other person or entity under the control of DCC. 7. "Howard Young" shall mean the Howard R. Young Correctional

Institution and any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, independent contractors, and any other person or entity under the control of Howard Young. 8. "Person" refers to any individual, corporation, partnership,

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9.

"Document" or "documents" shall have the meaning set forth in

Rule 34(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and shall include, without limitation, any writing, recording, photograph, computer data base, data bank, report, memoranda, books summarizing, ledger or other item containing information of any kind or nature, whether in draft or final form, however produced or reproduced, whatever its origin or location, and regardless of the form in which such information exists or is maintained. 10. "Communication" shall mean any transmission of information, the

information transmitted, and any process by which information is transmitted, including both oral and written communications. 11. The phrases "refer," "relate to," "referring to" or "relating to" shall

mean directly or indirectly reflecting, referring, relating, containing, pertaining, indicating, showing, concerning, constituting, evidencing, describing, discussing or mentioning. 12. The terms "and" or "or" shall mean and include both the

conjunctive and the disjunctive. 13. "Identify" when used with respect to a person means to provide the

following information: (a) person; and (b) the name of the present employer, place of employment, the name, telephone number, and residential address of the

business and job title of the person.

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14.

"Identify" when used with respect to an entity means to provide

the following information: (a) (b) partners. 15. "Identify" when used with respect to a document means to provide the name, telephone number and address of the entity; and the name of the entity's owners, principals, officers, and/or

the following information: (a) memorandum, etc.); (b) (c) recipients of the document; (d) (e) the document. 16. "Identify" when used with respect to a communication means to the substance in detail of the document; and each person who now has custody, possession or control of the date of the document; the preparer and/or source of the document and all the nature of the document (e.g., letter, contract,

provide the following information: (a) (b) (c) communication; (d) (e) the substance in detail of the communication; and any document embodying the communication. the date of the communication; whether the communication was oral or written; any person who sent, received, or had knowledge of the

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INSTRUCTIONS 1. Each Discovery Request shall be answered fully and in writing

and, where required by the applicable rules, under oath. 2. If you claim a privilege as to any of the information requested to

be identified and/or produced in the Discovery Requests, specify the privilege claimed, the communication or other matter as to which such claim is made, the subject of the communication or other matter, and the basis upon which you assert the claim of privilege. 3. Unless otherwise specified, these Discovery Requests seek

information and documents prepared on or after May 26, 2003. 4. These Discovery Requests shall be deemed to be continuing so as

to require supplemental responses and/or production in accordance with Rule 26(e) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. INTERROGATORIES INTERROGATORY NO. 1: With respect to each of the claims asserted in your Complaint, state the following: a. claims; b. identify the specific behavior or conduct that you allege identify all facts that refute, relate to, or support your

that each Defendant engaged in; c. the names and present or last known addresses and

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d. contention or facts. RESPONSE:

identify all documents that reflect, refer to or relate to such

INTERROGATORY NO. 2: Identify (a) every communication you have had with anyone, other than your attorney, concerning the allegations in your Complaint including but not limited to memoranda, journals, diaries, letters, or petitions that you have written; (b) any person with knowledge of such communication(s); and (c) all documents supporting, evidencing, referring or relating to those communications. RESPONSE:

INTERROGATORY NO. 3: Identify (a) every communication you have had with any Defendant concerning the allegations in your Complaint; (b) any person with knowledge of such communication(s); and (c) all documents supporting, evidencing, referring or relating to those communications. RESPONSE:

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INTERROGATORY NO. 4: Identify each document in your possession and control that relates to the allegations in your Complaint. RESPONSE:

INTERROGATORY NO. 5: If you allege that you filed an inmate grievance relating to the allegations in your Complaint, what date was said grievance filed on? If your grievance relating to the allegations in your Complaint was rejected, describe in detail what facts contributed to the rejection. RESPONSE:

INTERROGATORY NO. 6: Identify

any

individual

you

allege

witnessed in any manner any aspect of the allegations in your Complaint. RESPONSE:

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INTERROGATORY NO. 7: Describe any medical treatment you received as a result of the allegations in the Complaint, specifically addressing: a. whether you requested any medical treatment at Howard

Young or DCC which you believe in any way resulted from the allegations in your Complaint; and b. the date and method used for any request listed in

subparagraph (a) of this Interrogatory. RESPONSE:

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INTERROGATORY NO. 8: State the following: a. describe in detail any information regarding any injuries,

illnesses or diseases you have ever been diagnosed with prior to or during your incarceration at DCC; b. information; c. identify all persons having knowledge of such information identify the date on which you became aware of such

including any treating doctors or specialists; and d. information. RESPONSE: identify all documents referring or relating to such

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INTERROGATORY NO. 9: State the following: a. describe in detail any information regarding any injuries,

illnesses or diseases you have ever been diagnosed with prior to or during your incarceration at Howard Young; b. information; c. identify all persons having knowledge of such information identify the date on which you became aware of such

including any treating doctors or specialists; and d. information. RESPONSE: identify all documents referring or relating to such

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INTERROGATORY NO. 10: Please describe in detail any information regarding any alleged mental or behavioral problems you have ever been diagnosed with; identify the date on which you became aware of such information; identify all persons having knowledge of such information including any treating doctors, psychologist or psychiatrists; and identify all documents referring or relating to such information. RESPONSE:

INTERROGATORY NO. 11: Please explain the finding by the Delaware Psychiatric Center that you do not have a psychiatric illness but are actually "malingering" or "faking" a psychiatric illness. RESPONSE:

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INTERROGATORY NO. 12: Describe in detail: a. access to the courts; b. the dates and times you claim Stanley Taylor and Warden how Stanley Taylor and Warden Williams denied you

Williams denied you access to the courts; c. the injuries you claim you suffered by being denied access

to the courts by Stanley Taylor and Warden Williams; and d. identify any and all documents, including grievances, that

describe the injuries you claim you suffered by being denied access to the courts by Stanley Taylor and Warden Williams. RESPONSE:

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INTERROGATORY NO. 13: Describe in detail: a. how Stanley Taylor, Warden Williams, Warden Carroll and

Defendants Young, Sheets, Parker, Richards, Way, Farmer, Kennedy, D. Williams, Sabato, Emig, Berggrun, Bamford and Wayman denied your right to receive proper medical care or treatment; b. medical care or treatment; c. the injuries you claim you suffered by being denied proper the dates and times you claim you were denied proper

medical care and treatment; and d. identify any and all documents, including grievances, that

describe the injuries you claim you suffered by being denied proper medical care and treatment. RESPONSE:

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INTERROGATORY NO. 14: Describe in detail: a. how Stanley Taylor, Warden Williams, and Defendants

Blue, Way, Gassner, Davis, Rodriguez, and Emig violated your right to adequate conditions of confinement; b. the dates and times you claim your right to adequate

conditions of confinement was violated; c. the injuries you claim you suffered by being denied

adequate conditions of confinement; and d. identify any and all documents, including grievances, that

describe the injuries you claim you suffered by being denied adequate conditions of confinement. RESPONSE:

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INTERROGATORY NO. 15: Describe in detail: a. how Defendants A. Davis, C. Johnson, Apa, Chappel,

Kennedy, Lewis and Chudzik committed excessive force against you and/or failed to protect you; b. the dates and times you claim the aforementioned

defendants committed excessive force against you and/or failed to protect you; c. the injuries you claim you suffered as a result of the

excessive force or the failure to receive protection; and d. identify any and all documents, including grievances, that

describe the injuries you claim you suffered as a result of the excessive force or the failure to receive protection. RESPONSE:

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INTERROGATORY NO. 16: Describe in detail: a. how Stanley Taylor, Warden Williams, and Defendants

Sheets, Sabato, Parker, Farmer, Cannon, V. Williams, Ince and Way denied you due process; b. c. denied due process; and d. identify any and all documents, including grievances, that the dates and times you claim you were denied due process; the injuries you claim you suffered as a result of being

describe the injuries you claim you suffered as a result of being denied due process. RESPONSE:

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INTERROGATORY NO. 17: Identify each document in your possession and control that relates to the injuries you allegedly sustained from the allegations in your Complaint. RESPONSE:

INTERROGATORY NO. 18: Identify all physicians you have seen or been treated by in the past 10 years, including name, office address, telephone number, dates of examination or treatment, and the medical problem involved, if any. RESPONSE:

INTERROGATORY NO. 19: Identify all of your criminal convictions in the past 15 years, including the court, jurisdiction, date of conviction, date of sentencing, and the terms of the sentence. RESPONSE:

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INTERROGATORY NO. 20: Identify all employment you have had in the past 15 years, including the name and address of each employer, name of supervisor, dates of employment, rate of pay, job title and responsibilities, and reason for termination. RESPONSE:

INTERROGATORY NO. 21: State the total amount of damages you are claiming and the computation used to arrive at the sum. RESPONSE:

INTERROGATORY NO. 22: Identify each person you intend to call as a fact witness at any trial or hearing in this matter and state the subject matter on which each such witness is expected to testify. RESPONSE:

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INTERROGATORY NO. 23: Identify each person you have retained or specifically employed to provide expert testimony in this action or whom you intend to call as an expert witness at the trial of this matter and state the subject matter on which such expert is expected to testify, the substance of the facts and opinions to which such expert is expected to testify and a summary of the grounds for each opinion. RESPONSE:

INTERROGATORY NO. 24: Identify

all

persons

who

provided

information for all or any part of your answers to these Discovery Requests and, for each person named, identify the request as to which each such person provided information. RESPONSE:

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REQUESTS FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS REQUEST NO. 1: Interrogatories set forth above. RESPONSE: All documents requested to be identified in the

REQUEST NO. 2:

All documents reviewed, relied upon or used in

responding to the Interrogatories set forth above. RESPONSE:

REQUEST NO. 3:

Any and all documents, medical reports, notes,

reports of diagnostic tests, charts, diagrams, images, emergency room or ambulance reports, or any other medical records, whether generated prior to, on or following May 26, 2003, which detail any injury you claim you suffered as a result of being denied access to the courts. RESPONSE:

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REQUEST NO. 4:

Any and all documents, medical reports, notes,

reports of diagnostic tests, charts, diagrams, images, emergency room or ambulance reports, or any other medical records, whether generated prior to, on or following May 26, 2003, which detail any injury you claim you suffered as a result of being denied proper medical care or treatment. RESPONSE:

REQUEST NO. 5:

Any and all documents, medical reports, notes,

reports of diagnostic tests, charts, diagrams, images, emergency room or ambulance reports, or any other medical records, whether generated prior to, on or following May 26, 2003, which detail any injury you claim you suffered as a result of being denied adequate conditions of confinement. RESPONSE:

REQUEST NO. 6:

Any and all documents, medical reports, notes,

reports of diagnostic tests, charts, diagrams, images, emergency room or ambulance reports, or any other medical records, whether generated prior to, on or following May 26, 2003, which detail any injury you claim you suffered as a result of being subject to excessive force or a lack of protection. RESPONSE:

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REQUEST NO. 7:

Any and all documents, medical reports, notes,

reports of diagnostic tests, charts, diagrams, images, emergency room or ambulance reports, or any other medical records, whether generated prior to, on or following May 26, 2003, which detail any injury you claim you suffered as a result of being denied due process. RESPONSE:

REQUEST NO. 8:

All sick call slips you filed referring or relating to

the allegations in your Complaint and the injuries you claim you suffered. RESPONSE:

REQUEST NO. 9:

All grievances you filed referring or relating to the

allegations in your Complaint and the injuries you claim you suffered from being denied access to the courts. RESPONSE:

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REQUEST NO. 10: All grievances you filed referring or relating to the allegations in your Complaint and the injuries you claim you suffered from being denied proper medical care or treatment. RESPONSE:

REQUEST NO. 11: All grievances you filed referring or relating to the allegations in your Complaint and the injuries you claim you suffered from being denied adequate conditions of confinement. RESPONSE:

REQUEST NO. 12: All grievances you filed referring or relating to the allegations in your Complaint and the injuries you claim you suffered as a result of being subject to excessive force or a lack of protection. RESPONSE:

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REQUEST NO. 13: All grievances you filed referring or relating to the allegations in your Complaint and the injuries you claim you suffered from being denied due process. RESPONSE:

REQUEST NO. 14: Any and all documents which comprise any diary, journal, log, or other written account of the injuries you claim you suffered as a result of the allegations in your complaint or which describe, detail, or document any other aspect of your life since you have been incarcerated, or which relate to any aspect of your injuries which pre-exist your incarceration. RESPONSE:

REQUEST NO. 15: Any and all documents, medical reports, notes, reports of diagnostic tests, charts, diagrams, images, emergency room or ambulance reports, or any other medical records, which describe in detail your diagnosis of and treatment for any psychiatric illness. RESPONSE:

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REQUEST NO. 16: Any and all documents, medical reports, notes, reports of diagnostic tests, charts, diagrams, images, emergency room or ambulance reports, or any other medical records which support or refute your claim that you suffer from a psychiatric illness. RESPONSE:

REQUEST NO. 17: Any and all documents, medical reports, notes, reports of diagnostic tests, charts, diagrams, images, emergency room or ambulance reports, or any other medical records which indicate that you that you do not have a psychiatric illness but are actually "malingering" or "faking" a psychiatric illness. RESPONSE:

REQUEST NO. 18: Any and all documents, medical reports, notes, reports of diagnostic tests, charts, diagrams, images, emergency room or ambulance reports, or any other medical records which support or refute your claim that you were denied access to the courts. RESPONSE:

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REQUEST NO. 19: Any and all documents, medical reports, notes, reports of diagnostic tests, charts, diagrams, images, emergency room or ambulance reports, or any other medical records which support or refute your claim that you were denied proper medical care or treatment. RESPONSE:

REQUEST NO. 20: Any and all documents, medical reports, notes, reports of diagnostic tests, charts, diagrams, images, emergency room or ambulance reports, or any other medical records which support or refute your claim that you were denied adequate conditions of confinement. RESPONSE:

REQUEST NO. 21: Any and all documents, medical reports, notes, reports of diagnostic tests, charts, diagrams, images, emergency room or ambulance reports, or any other medical records which support or refute your claim that you were subject to excessive force or a lack of protection. RESPONSE:

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REQUEST NO. 22: Any and all documents, medical reports, notes, reports of diagnostic tests, charts, diagrams, images, emergency room or ambulance reports, or any other medical records which support or refute your claim that you were denied due process. RESPONSE:

REQUEST NO. 23: With respect to each person whom you expect to call as an expert witness at or in connection with the trial or other evidentiary hearing in this case: a. b. all documents provided to or reviewed by the expert; a current curriculum vitae, resume and any other

documents which describe the expert's current qualifications; c. all reports or other documents produced by the expert

which express any findings, conclusions and/or opinions about any of the issues in this case; d. all documents upon which the expert's findings,

conclusions and/or opinions are based; and e. all exhibits to be used as a summary of or support for the

expert's findings, conclusions and/or opinions. RESPONSE:

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REQUEST NO. 24: All documents that you intend to introduce into evidence at the trial of this action. RESPONSE:

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE STATE OF DELAWARE /s/ Erika Y. Tross Erika Y. Tross (#4506) Deputy Attorney General 820 N. French Street, 6th Floor Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 577-8400 Attorney for the State Defendants

Dated: April 17, 2007

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I, Erika Y. Tross, Esq., hereby certify that on April 17, 2007, I caused a true and correct copy of the attached State Defendants' Combined First Set Of Interrogatories And Requests For Production Of Documents Directed To Plaintiff to be served on the following individuals in the form and manner indicated: NAME AND ADDRESS OF RECIPIENT(S): Inmate Jimmie Lewis SBI # 506622 Delaware Correctional Center 1181 Paddock Road Smyrna, DE 19977 MANNER OF DELIVERY: One true copy by facsimile transmission to each recipient Two true copies by first class mail, postage prepaid, to each recipient Two true copies by Federal Express Two true copies by hand delivery to each recipient /s/ Erika Y. Tross Erika Y. Tross (#4506) Deputy Attorney General Delaware Department of Justice Carvel State Office Building 820 N. French Street, 6th Floor Wilmington, DE 19801 302-577-8400

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