On June 25, 1979, Judge Edward Cowart and prosecutor Dan McKeever surveyed Ted Bundy’s isolation cell at Dade County jail, after he filed a motion claiming that the poor conditions in his cell were hampering Bundy’s attempts to prepare for his own defense.

Judge Cowart agreed with some of Bundy’s complaints and told jailers to make a jailhouse conference room available so Bundy could read the law books and prepare for an upcoming trial.