Case: In Re: Jail Population (Avoyelles Parish (Avoyelles Bunkie Detention Center))

3:82-cv-00802 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana

Filed Date: Sept. 10, 1982

Closed Date: 1997

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Case Summary

On September 10, 1982, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana entered a consent decree in a case regarding the population caps at the Avoyelles Bunkie Detention Center in Avoyelles Parish, Lousiana. On August 4, 1994, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana (Judge Frank J. Polozola) ordered that all cases involving population caps for parish prisons must be reopened and reconsidered.

On February 27, 1997, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana (Judge Polozola) modified the consent decree to reflect new population limits for the jail. On March 19, 1997, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana (Judge Polozola) again modified the consent decree to reflect another set of population limits for the jail. On December 23, 1997, the case was again closed.

Summary Authors

Kristen Sagar (3/14/2006)

People


Judge(s)

Polozola, Frank Joseph (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Rabalais, Rodney M. (Louisiana)

Judge(s)

Polozola, Frank Joseph (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Rabalais, Rodney M. (Louisiana)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

In Re: Avoyelles Parish

Dec. 23, 1997 Docket

Stipulation and Consent Decree

In Re: Jail Population (Avoyelles Parish [Marksville])

Feb. 13, 1997 Order/Opinion

Order

In Re: Jail Population (Avoyelles Parish [Marksville])

Feb. 27, 1997 Order/Opinion

Order

In Re: Jail Population (Avoyelles Parish [Marksville])

Feb. 27, 1997 Order/Opinion

Stipulation and Consent Decree

In Re: Jail Population (Avoyelles Parish [Marksville])

March 13, 1997 Order/Opinion

Order

March 19, 1997 Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link

This Case Was Skelton Docketed on 8/26/94 (bm) (Entered: 08/26/1994)

Sept. 9, 1982
1

STIPULATION and Consent Decree...iss not (bm) (Entered: 08/26/1994)

Sept. 10, 1982

Case closed (bm) (Entered: 08/26/1994)

Sept. 11, 1982
6

ORDER...clerk shall reopen each case involving population limits for parish prisons, and city and local jails and lockups... ( signed by Judge Frank J. Polozola ), issued notices. (bm) (Entered: 08/26/1994)

Aug. 4, 1994

Set magistrate assignment. (bm) (Entered: 08/26/1994)

Aug. 4, 1994

Case reopened (bm) (Entered: 08/26/1994)

Aug. 4, 1994
7

LETTER to FJP/Wm B. Reynolds re: Jail Population Avoyelles Parish (rgm) (Entered: 04/05/1995)

April 5, 1995
8

LETTER to Jerry/Rodney Rabalais re: confirm that William B. Reynolds will meet w/FJP on 4/6/95. (rgm) (Entered: 04/05/1995)

April 5, 1995
9

LETTER to Jerry/Rodney Rabalais re: confirm tele conv that meeting sched for 4695 has been cancelled and will be resched at a later date (rgm) (Entered: 04/11/1995)

April 11, 1995
10

MOTION by DOC To Modify Oct 5, 1993 Order for Avoyelles Corr Center (rgm) (Entered: 05/04/1995)

May 4, 1995
11

LETTER to FJP/Severson re: received a copy of DOC's mot to modify the Oct 5, 1993 Order as to AVOYELLES CORR CTR and I recomm that court approves this mot (rgm) (Entered: 05/05/1995)

May 5, 1995
12

ORDER granting [10-1] motion To Modify Oct 5, 1993 Order for Avoyelles Corr Center; modified to reflect a population limit of 1,474 inmates at Avoyelles Corr Ctr... ( signed by Judge Frank J. Polozola ), issued notices. (rgm) (Entered: 05/05/1995)

May 5, 1995
13

Avoyelles Parish Weekly Report on inmate population (ph) (Entered: 11/08/1995)

Nov. 7, 1995
14

MEMO to FJP and Stalder..r.e: Monthly Consent Decree Report 2/96 (ph) (Entered: 04/04/1996)

March 28, 1996
15

LETTER to Judge Polozola from J. Whitley RE: Proposed Stipulation and Consent Decree of Avoyelles Parish Prison - Marksville (hcj) (Entered: 02/28/1997)

Feb. 27, 1997
16

LETTER to Jugde Polozola from J. Whitley In Re; Correctionof inspection Report of Avoyelles Parish Prison - Marksville (hcj) (Entered: 02/28/1997)

Feb. 27, 1997
17

ORDER approving [16-1] [15-1] letters in re: Stipulation and Consent Decree of Avoyelles Parish Prison ( signed by Judge Frank J. Polozola ), issued notices. (hcj) (Entered: 02/28/1997)

Feb. 27, 1997

Case closed (rgm) (Entered: 12/23/1997)

Dec. 23, 1997

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 10, 1982

Closing Date: 1997

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Inmates in the Avoyelles Bunkie Detention Center in Bunkie, Louisiana

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Unknown

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Avoyelles Parish (Avoyelles), County

Marksville Facility (Avoyelles), County

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1982 - 1997

Issues

General:

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Crowding:

Crowding / caseload

Affected Gender:

Female

Male

Type of Facility:

Government-run