Case: U.S. v. Union Parish

3:79-00004 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana

Filed Date: Jan. 3, 1979

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Case Summary

On January 3, 1979, the United Stated Department of Justice sued jail officials for the Union Parish of Louisiana, under 28 U.S.C. § 1345, 13 U.S.C. § 1227, and 31 U.S.C. § 1242, in a civil action to desegregate the Union Parish jail and to remedy the effects of past discrimination. On January 8, 1979, there was a consent decree in the case, including a plan of prisoner classification, and the case was closed thereafter. We have no further information on this case.

Summary Authors

Jaclyn Adams (2/26/2006)


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Allen, Frances O. (Louisiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Allen, Frances O. (Louisiana)

Documents in the Clearinghouse



Docket Sheet

Jan. 18, 1979

Jan. 18, 1979


Memorandum re: Approval for Litigation Involving Louisiana Parish Jails (Union Parish Jail)

No Court

Aug. 8, 1978

Aug. 8, 1978

Internal memorandum


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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: Jan. 3, 1979

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so


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


Union Parish (Union), County

Case Details

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket


Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:


Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1979 - 0



Race discrimination

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