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)


Attorney for Defendant

Montgomery, J. Marvin (Louisiana)

Southerland, James D. (Louisiana)

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Modification of Consent Decree

Jan. 9, 1985

Jan. 9, 1985



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Case Details

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 23, 1982

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so


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


Bossier Parish (Bossier), County

Case Details

Available Documents:

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief


Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:


Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1982 - None



Fire safety

Jails, Prisons, Detention Centers, and Other Institutions:

Crowding / caseload

Type of Facility: