Case: Soileau v. Phelps

5:76-01302 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana

Filed Date: Dec. 9, 1976

Closed Date: 1982

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Case Summary

On December 9, 1976, prisoners at the St. Landry Parish Prison filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, alleging that the prison's classification procedures unconstitutionally discriminate on the basis of race in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Michael M. Wahlder, U.S. Magistrate, was appointed Special Master, and on January 6, 1978, he granted the federal government's motion to intervene in the case. On September 22, 1978, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana (Judge Michael Wahlder) entered an interim consent decree, in which the parties agreed that there would be no discrimination on the basis of race at the St. Landry Parish Prison. A notice to close the case's file was signed August 23, 1982.

Summary Authors

Kristen Sagar (2/22/2006)

People


Judge(s)

Wahlder, Michael M. (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Jacobs, Alice M. (Louisiana)

Kellogg, R. James (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bookrer, Claude W. Jr. (Louisiana)

Guste, William J. Jr. (Louisiana)

Lomenick, Otis E. Jr. (Louisiana)

Montgomery, J. Marvin (Louisiana)

Villere, Plauche F. Jr. (Louisiana)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Burson, I. Jackson (Louisiana)

Peabody, Arthur E. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Wahlder, Michael M. (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Jacobs, Alice M. (Louisiana)

Kellogg, R. James (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bookrer, Claude W. Jr. (Louisiana)

Guste, William J. Jr. (Louisiana)

Lomenick, Otis E. Jr. (Louisiana)

Montgomery, J. Marvin (Louisiana)

Villere, Plauche F. Jr. (Louisiana)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Burson, I. Jackson (Louisiana)

Peabody, Arthur E. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Reynolds, William Bradford (District of Columbia)

Trosclair, Frank P. Jr. (Louisiana)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

5:76-01302

Docket Sheet

Oct. 4, 1983

Oct. 4, 1983

Docket

5:76-01302

Order

Jan. 6, 1978

Jan. 6, 1978

Order/Opinion

5:76-01302

Consent Decree as to Plaintiff Intervenor

Jan. 6, 1978

Jan. 6, 1978

Pleading / Motion / Brief

5:76-01302

Notice to Close File

Aug. 23, 1982

Aug. 23, 1982

Notice Letter

Docket

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Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 9, 1976

Closing Date: 1982

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Inmates at the St. Landry Parish Prison who allege the violation of equal protection of the law secured to them by the Constitution of the United States

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Unknown

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

St. Landry Parish (St. Landry), County

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

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: 1978 - 0

Issues

General:

Classification / placement

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Type of Facility:

Government-run