Case: In Re: Jail Population (Bossier Parish)

3:82-00593 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana

Filed Date: July 23, 1982

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Case Summary

On September 10, 1982, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana approved a consent decree in this case concerning the jail population at the Bossier Parish Jail in Louisiana. On January 9, 1985, based upon reports entered by the Department of Health, office of the Fire Marshall and Department of Safety and Corrections, the court entered a modification of that consent decree, ordering that the maximum number of inmates to be housed in the jail's trustee dorm was 25 and the maximum number of inmates to be housed in the D.W.I. facility was 6. All other provisions of the former consent decree were left intact by the court.

As we have only a copy of the modification of the consent decree, we have no further information in this case.

Summary Authors

Kristen Sagar (3/11/2006)


Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Montgomery, J. Marvin (Louisiana)

Southerland, James D. (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Montgomery, J. Marvin (Louisiana)

Southerland, James D. (Louisiana)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Modification of Consent Decree

Jan. 9, 1985 Order/Opinion

Docket

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

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 23, 1982

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Inmates of the Bossier Parish Jail

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Unknown

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Bossier Parish (Bossier), County

Case Details

Availably Documents:

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 - None

Issues

General:

Fire safety

Crowding:

Crowding / caseload

Type of Facility:

Government-run