IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
March 30, 2007
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
ANTOINE NORMAN, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, District Judge
This matter comes before the Court on Defendant's amended motion for contact visits with Norman at court or to have Norman detained in Alton, Illinois or Mount Vernon, Illinois. (Doc. 62.) The Court understands that Defendant's current placement makes it difficult for Defendant's counsel to meet with him. However, the Court is not in the position to make decisions regarding the placement of Defendant. Therefore, Defendant's motion is DENIED. (Doc. 62.) However, in the alternative, the Court DIRECTS that Defendant's counsel, L. Stephen Goldblatt, shall give written notice to the United States Marshall Service ("USMS") when he wishes to meet with Defendant. The USMS shall advise Mr. Goldblatt when they will have Defendant in the USMS lockup in East St. Louis, Illinois.*fn1 The USMS may, therefore, arrange to bring Defendant to East St. Louis when it is bringing other prisoners to East St. Louis, as long as that arrangement can be made within 14 days of Defendant's counsel's request, or if not, then the USMS shall arrange transportation for Defendant to East St. Louis individually within 14 days of Defendant's counsel's request. Alternatively, the USMS may, in its discretion, choose to detain Defendant in a facility within one hour of the courthouse. If the USMS finds this 14 day time period unworkable, if may ask for reconsideration of the time period.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
David R Herndon United States District Judge