Case: U.S. v. Reid

5:77-00010 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana

Filed Date: Jan. 6, 1977

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Case Summary

On January 6, 1977, the federal government filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. §2000 against representatives of the Clacasieu Parish Jail in Louisiana alleging that the jail had systematically violated inmates' rights by discriminating against black inmates on account of race. On May 13, 1977, the parties signed a consent decree, and the court entered the decree on May 18, 1977. On July 14, 1977, the court was given notice that the defendants were in good faith compliance with the decree.

Since we only have the docket for this case, we have no further information on the proceedings.

Summary Authors

Kristen Sagar (3/11/2006)

People


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Jones, Lawrence L. (Georgia)

Walter, Donald Ellsworth (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

King, Alvin (Louisiana)

Veron, J. Michael (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Jones, Lawrence L. (Georgia)

Walter, Donald Ellsworth (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

King, Alvin (Louisiana)

Veron, J. Michael (Louisiana)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

5:77-00010

Docket Sheet

July 14, 1977

July 14, 1977

Docket

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Docket

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Case Details

State / Territory: Louisiana

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 6, 1977

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States Department of Justice

Plaintiff Type(s):

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Clacsieu Parish (Calcasieu), County

Case Details

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

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: 1977 - 1977

Issues

General:

Classification / placement

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Type of Facility:

Government-run