Case: Edge v. DeKalb County

4:91-cv-00308 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

Filed Date: Feb. 8, 1991

Closed Date: 1997

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Case Summary

On February 8, 1991, inmates in the DeKalb County Jail in Alabama filed a class action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama against the county and corrections officials alleging unconstitutional conditions of confinement. The defendants filed a third-party complaint against the Alabama Department of Corrections alleging that they were responsible for the alleged unconstitutional conditions because the jail's inmates were mostly state pri…

On February 8, 1991, inmates in the DeKalb County Jail in Alabama filed a class action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama against the county and corrections officials alleging unconstitutional conditions of confinement. The defendants filed a third-party complaint against the Alabama Department of Corrections alleging that they were responsible for the alleged unconstitutional conditions because the jail's inmates were mostly state prisoners. On June 14, 1991, the court (Judge William Acker Jr.) certified the class. On June 30, 1992, the court (Judge Acker) entered a consent decree, agreed to by the inmates and the county defendants -- but not the Alabama Department of Corrections, limiting the jail's population to 38 inmates, and requiring the jail to enhance security and the physical building. The court chose deliberately not to rule upon the third-party claims.

On February 3, 1993, the inmates filed a notice of noncompliance with the consent decree. On June 16, 1993, the court (Judge Acker) approved a settlement for the noncompliance matters.

On July 2, 1997, the Alabama Department of Corrections filed a motion to terminate the consent decree and perspective relief pursuant to the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA). On October 7, 1997, the court (Judge Acker) granted the motion to terminate because no findings had been made that the relief was narrowly drawn or that it was the least intrusive means to correct the violations and the plaintiffs did not make a showing that continued relief was necessary to correct a current violation of a federal right. The court also found that the PLRA was not unconstitutional. The plaintiffs appealed but the appeal was dismissed on February 12, 1998, for failing to pay the filing fee.

Summary Authors

Jaclyn Adams (4/5/2006)

People

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Judge(s)

Acker, William Marsh Jr. (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bensing, Robert F. (Georgia)

Bright, Stephen B. (Georgia)

Ortega, Nancy E. (Georgia)

Thandiwe, Lynnae Francine (Georgia)

Toone, Robert E. Jr. (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Leonard, Ellen Ruth (Alabama)

Lyles, Harry A. (Alabama)

Masters, Daryl L. (Alabama)

Redd, Andrew Weldon (Alabama)

Judge(s)

Acker, William Marsh Jr. (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bensing, Robert F. (Georgia)

Bright, Stephen B. (Georgia)

Ortega, Nancy E. (Georgia)

Thandiwe, Lynnae Francine (Georgia)

Toone, Robert E. Jr. (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Leonard, Ellen Ruth (Alabama)

Lyles, Harry A. (Alabama)

Masters, Daryl L. (Alabama)

Redd, Andrew Weldon (Alabama)

Tate, Patrick H. (Alabama)

Webb, Kendrick E. (Alabama)

Wilson, Robert G. (Alabama)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:91-cv-00308

Docket (PACER)

Edge v. DeKalb County

Feb. 12, 1998

Feb. 12, 1998

Docket
105

4:91-cv-00308

Memorandum Opinion (Class Action)

Oct. 7, 1997

Oct. 7, 1997

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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Last updated July 24, 2022, 3:16 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

Complaint filed (Former Employee) (Entered: 02/11/1991)

Feb. 8, 1991

Feb. 8, 1991

2

MOTION by plaintiffs Richard Edge, Joe England, Bobby Ray Brown, Penny Duncan, Jodie Hurst, Sandra Hawk, Landy Johnson to proceed in forma pauperis with declaration of each attached filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 02/11/1991)

Feb. 8, 1991

Feb. 8, 1991

3

MOTION by plaintiffs for attorney Lynne Thandiwe to appear pro hac vice filed (Former Employee) (Entered: 02/11/1991)

Feb. 8, 1991

Feb. 8, 1991

4

MOTION by plaintiffs for attorney Nancy Ortega to appear pro hac vice filed (Former Employee) (Entered: 02/11/1991)

Feb. 8, 1991

Feb. 8, 1991

5

MOTION by plaintiffs to certify class action filed (Former Employee) (Entered: 02/11/1991)

Feb. 8, 1991

Feb. 8, 1991

6

Affidavit of Richard Edge filed (Former Employee) (Entered: 02/11/1991)

Feb. 8, 1991

Feb. 8, 1991

7

Affidavit of Penny Duncan filed (Former Employee) (Entered: 02/11/1991)

Feb. 8, 1991

Feb. 8, 1991

8

Affidavit of Jodie Hurst filed (Former Employee) (Entered: 02/11/1991)

Feb. 8, 1991

Feb. 8, 1991

9

Affidavit of Bobby Ray Brown filed (Former Employee) (Entered: 02/11/1991)

Feb. 8, 1991

Feb. 8, 1991

10

Affidavit of Landy Johnson filed (Former Employee) (Entered: 02/11/1991)

Feb. 8, 1991

Feb. 8, 1991

11

Affidavit of Joe England filed (Former Employee) (Entered: 02/11/1991)

Feb. 8, 1991

Feb. 8, 1991

12

Affidavit of Stuart George filed (Former Employee) (Entered: 02/11/1991)

Feb. 8, 1991

Feb. 8, 1991

PHV FILING FEE PAID: on 2/11/91 in the amount of $ 40.00 receipt # 60576. (Former Employee) (Entered: 02/11/1991)

Feb. 11, 1991

Feb. 11, 1991

13

ORDER granting motion for attorney Nancy Ortega to appear pro hac vice [4-1] filed ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) cm (SCL) (Entered: 02/13/1991)

Feb. 13, 1991

Feb. 13, 1991

15

ORDER that the complaint will be dismissed without prejudice, unless, w/i 10 days, it is amended to name individual plaintiffs as set out in this order filed ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) cm (SNH) (Entered: 02/13/1991)

Feb. 13, 1991

Feb. 13, 1991

16

ORDER vacating [15-1] order entered 2/13/91; granting plff's motion to proceed in forma pauperis [2-1] filed ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 02/15/1991)

Feb. 15, 1991

Feb. 15, 1991

16

ORDER striking order [15-1] ordered entered 2/13/91, granting plff's applications to proceed IFP filed ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 02/15/1991)

Feb. 15, 1991

Feb. 15, 1991

17

Summons and Complaint returned executed: upon defendant DeKalb County 2/27/91, defendant Harold Richards 2/26/91, defendant Charles Houston 2/26/91, defendant J L Hendrix 2/26/91, defendant Benny Hunt 2/26/91, defendant Winford Chitwood 2/26/91, defendant Randy Tumlin, 2/26/91 defendant Homer Monroe on 2/26/91 filed (Former Employee) (Entered: 03/05/1991)

March 4, 1991

March 4, 1991

18

ANSWER by defendants DeKalb County, Harold Richards, Charles Houston, J L Hendrix, Benny Hunt, Winford Chitwood, Randy Tumlin, Homer Monroe filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 03/20/1991)

March 19, 1991

March 19, 1991

19

ORDER 16(b) that ;discovery cutoff 6/20/91 ; notice of compliance 4/4/91 by Judge William M. Acker Jr entered cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 03/20/1991)

March 20, 1991

March 20, 1991

20

NOTICE OF COMPLIANCE by defendants with this court's 3/20/91 order [19-1] filed cs (DDR) (Entered: 03/28/1991)

March 28, 1991

March 28, 1991

21

MOTION by defendants for leave to file third party complaint filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 04/02/1991)

April 2, 1991

April 2, 1991

22

NOTICE OF COMPLIANCE by plaintiffs with [19-1] scheduling or der filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 04/04/1991)

April 3, 1991

April 3, 1991

23

MOTION by defendants DeKalb County, Harold Richards, Charles Houston, J L Hendrix, Benny Hunt, Winford Chitwood, Randy Tumlin to extend time to respond to discovery filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 04/04/1991)

April 4, 1991

April 4, 1991

23 - ORDER granting dfts motion to extend time to respond to discovery [23-1] by 30 days ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) entered cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 04/05/1991)

April 5, 1991

April 5, 1991

24

MOTION by plaintiffs for order requesting severance of third party claims filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 04/17/1991)

April 17, 1991

April 17, 1991

25

MOTION (joint) by parties for class certification filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 04/17/1991)

April 17, 1991

April 17, 1991

21 - ORDER granting dfts/3rd pty plffs motion for leave to file third party complaint [21-1] ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) entered cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 04/17/1991)

April 17, 1991

April 17, 1991

26

THIRD-PARTY COMPLAINT: by defendants filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 04/17/1991)

April 17, 1991

April 17, 1991

Third party Summons and Complaint issued del to pla (Former Employee) (Entered: 04/17/1991)

April 17, 1991

April 17, 1991

24 - ORDER granting dfts motion for order requesting severance of third party claims [24-1] to be tried separately ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) entered cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 04/17/1991)

April 17, 1991

April 17, 1991

27

ORDER granting joint motion for class certification [25-1] filed ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 04/18/1991)

April 18, 1991

April 18, 1991

28

ORDER (CLASS NOTICE) filed ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 04/18/1991)

April 18, 1991

April 18, 1991

29

MOTION by plaintiffs to modify court's order granting extension of time to dfts to answer interrogatories and request for production , and to modify court's order setting discovery deadline with exhibits attached filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 04/19/1991)

April 19, 1991

April 19, 1991

Text not available. (Entered: 04/19/1991)

April 19, 1991

April 19, 1991

30

ORDER vacating order of 4/17/91 severing third-party complaint; vacating [27-1] order of 4/18/91 certifying a class filed ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 04/19/1991)

April 19, 1991

April 19, 1991

31

MOTION (renewed) by plaintiff for severance of third party claims filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 04/29/1991)

April 26, 1991

April 26, 1991

32

MOTION (renewed) by plaintiffs for classs certification filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 04/29/1991)

April 26, 1991

April 26, 1991

33

Third Party Summons and Complaint returned executed: upon third-party defendant Morris Thigpen on 4/30/91 filed (Former Employee) (Entered: 05/06/1991)

May 6, 1991

May 6, 1991

34

MOTION by dft/ third-party plaintiffs for emergency hearing for injunctive relief filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 05/21/1991)

May 20, 1991

May 20, 1991

35

ORDER that more than 120 days have elapsed since third party dfts Al Dept of Correc and Morris Thigpen were served; 3dpty plffs shall file for default within 10 days or show cause why parties should not be dismissed for want of prosecution filed ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 05/21/1991)

May 21, 1991

May 21, 1991

36

MOTION by plaintiffs for entry of default as to AL Dept Corrections, Morris Thigpen filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 05/24/1991)

May 24, 1991

May 24, 1991

38

ANSWER by third-party defendants AL Dept Corrections, Morris Thigpen to Third Party Complaint filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 05/29/1991)

May 29, 1991

May 29, 1991

39

Witness (expert) list by defendants DeKalb County, Harold Richards, Charles Houston, J L Hendrix, Benny Hunt, Winford Chitwood, Randy Tumlin, Homer Monroe filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 05/29/1991)

May 29, 1991

May 29, 1991

36 - ORDER denying dft/3rdpty plff's motion for entry of default as to AL Dept Corrections, Morris Thigpen [36-1] ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) entered cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 05/30/1991)

May 29, 1991

May 29, 1991

40

ORDER Status Hearing set 1:30 6/13/91 filed ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 06/03/1991)

June 3, 1991

June 3, 1991

41

Witness list (expert) by plaintiffs filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 06/04/1991)

June 3, 1991

June 3, 1991

42

ORDER denying dft/third party plff's motion for emergency hearing for injunctive relief [34-1] granting plff's motion for classs certification [32- 1] denying plff's motion for severance of third party claims [31-1] granting plff's motion to modify court's order granting plff's extension of time to dfts to answer interrogatories and request for production [29-1] granting motion to modify court's order setting discovery deadline [29-2] to the following extent - new discovery cutoff is 8/2/91; motions for summary judgment must be filed by 8/9/91 Pretrial Sched Conf set 9:30 8/23/91 Jury trial set 9:30 9/16/91 filed ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 06/14/1991)

June 14, 1991

June 14, 1991

43

ORDER granting plff's motion for classs certification [32-1] with notice attached to be posted filed ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 06/14/1991)

June 14, 1991

June 14, 1991

44

ORDER Pretrial Sched Conf rescheduled 9:30 8/22/91 ; CANCELLED for 8/23/91 filed ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 07/10/1991)

July 10, 1991

July 10, 1991

45

MOTION by plaintiffs to extend discovery with exhibits attached filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 08/05/1991)

Aug. 5, 1991

Aug. 5, 1991

46

ORDER denying plf's motion to extend discovery [45-1] except for those depositions amicably arranged to be taken past deadline; parties to furnish court within 14 days styles of all previous actions involving claims about conditions in DeKalb County jail with final decrees filed ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 08/08/1991)

Aug. 8, 1991

Aug. 8, 1991

47

ORDER that this case will be tried with an advisory jury as further set out in order filed ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 08/09/1991)

Aug. 9, 1991

Aug. 9, 1991

49

Affidavit of Charles Houston filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 08/12/1991)

Aug. 9, 1991

Aug. 9, 1991

50

ORDER (Submission) that the motion for summary judgment [48-1] is submitted 9/12/91 ; Affidavits and briefs to be filed by 9/12/91 filed ( Judge William M. Acker Jr ) cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 08/12/1991)

Aug. 12, 1991

Aug. 12, 1991

51

MOTION by plaintiff for attorney Stephen Bright to appear pro hac vice filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 08/19/1991)

Aug. 16, 1991

Aug. 16, 1991

Pro Hac Vice admission fee paid on 8/16/91 receipt # 63453 (Former Employee) (Entered: 08/19/1991)

Aug. 16, 1991

Aug. 16, 1991

52

Notice of Appearance of Stephen Bright for plaintiffs filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 08/19/1991)

Aug. 16, 1991

Aug. 16, 1991

53

ORDER granting plff's motion for attorney Stephen Bright to appear pro hac vice [51-1] filed ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 08/19/1991)

Aug. 19, 1991

Aug. 19, 1991

54

MOTION (Supplement) by defendants, third-party plaintiff for summary judgment with exhibits attached filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 08/20/1991)

Aug. 19, 1991

Aug. 19, 1991

55

Response by plaintiff to court order requesting list of prior cases regarding jail conditions [46-1] with exhibits attached filed cs (Former Employee) Modified on 08/21/1991 (Entered: 08/21/1991)

Aug. 21, 1991

Aug. 21, 1991

56

Response by defendants to court order [46-1] re: previous adjudications addressing conditions of DeKalb County Jail with exhibits attached filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 08/22/1991)

Aug. 21, 1991

Aug. 21, 1991

57

MOTION by defendants to compel response to interrogatories and request for production with exhibits attached filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 08/22/1991)

Aug. 21, 1991

Aug. 21, 1991

58

ORDER ON PRE-TRIAL HEARING held 8/22/91 with exhibits attached filed ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 08/22/1991)

Aug. 22, 1991

Aug. 22, 1991

59

ORDER that case is referred to Magistrate Greene for a settlement conference to be set at his convenience filed ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 08/22/1991)

Aug. 22, 1991

Aug. 22, 1991

60

Witness list (addendum to expert) by defendants filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 08/23/1991)

Aug. 22, 1991

Aug. 22, 1991

61

Witness (expert) list by third-party defendants AL Dept Corrections, Morris Thigpen filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 08/26/1991)

Aug. 26, 1991

Aug. 26, 1991

62

Opposition by plaintiffs to dfts/3dpty plff's motion for summary judgment [54-1] with exhibits attached filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 08/29/1991)

Aug. 29, 1991

Aug. 29, 1991

63

Response by plaintiffs to dfts/3rdpty plff's motion to compel response to interrogatories and request for production [57-1] with exhibits attached filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 08/29/1991)

Aug. 29, 1991

Aug. 29, 1991

64

ORDER Jury trial rescheduled 12/2/91 as further set out herein filed ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 08/30/1991)

Aug. 30, 1991

Aug. 30, 1991

65

MOTION by plaintiffs for protective order to quash depositions with exhibit attached filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 09/04/1991)

Sept. 4, 1991

Sept. 4, 1991

66

MOTION by plaintiffs to stay deadlines for 30 days filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 09/04/1991)

Sept. 4, 1991

Sept. 4, 1991

67

MOTION by plaintiffs to compel production of photographs filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 09/04/1991)

Sept. 4, 1991

Sept. 4, 1991

66 - ORDER granting plff's motion to stay deadlines for 30 days [66-1] ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) entered cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 09/04/1991)

Sept. 4, 1991

Sept. 4, 1991

68

MOTION by plaintiffs to reset trial date filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 10/09/1991)

Oct. 4, 1991

Oct. 4, 1991

69

ORDER granting plff's motion to reset trial date [68-1] to 3/2/92 filed ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 10/09/1991)

Oct. 9, 1991

Oct. 9, 1991

70

MOTION by plaintiffs to continue 30 day stay , and to amend pretrial deadlines if new trial date set filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 10/11/1991)

Oct. 11, 1991

Oct. 11, 1991

71

ORDER granting in part motion to continue 30 day stay [70-1] granting motion to amend pretrial deadlines if new trial date set [70-2] ; motion is GRANTED to th is extent: that the 30 day stay continue and remain in effect for 30 days following the date of this order; that the pretrial order of 8/22/91 be modified to require exchanges of witness and document lists by 2/14/92; in all other respect the motion is DENIED filed ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 10/11/1991)

Oct. 11, 1991

Oct. 11, 1991

72

ORDER that Court will rule on motion for summary judgment on 12/20/91 (Former Employee) (Entered: 12/06/1991)

Dec. 6, 1991

Dec. 6, 1991

48 - ORDER denying dft/3rd party plffs motion for summary judgment [48-1] ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) entered cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 12/20/1991)

Dec. 20, 1991

Dec. 20, 1991

73

Memorandum Opinion filed ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 12/20/1991)

Dec. 20, 1991

Dec. 20, 1991

74

EXHIBIT list by defendants and th ird party plffs filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 02/18/1992)

Feb. 18, 1992

Feb. 18, 1992

75

WITNESS list by defendants and third party plffs filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 02/18/1992)

Feb. 18, 1992

Feb. 18, 1992

76

ORDER cancelling 3/2/92 trial setting filed ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 02/20/1992)

Feb. 19, 1992

Feb. 19, 1992

77

WITNESS and exhibit list by defendants filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 02/24/1992)

Feb. 24, 1992

Feb. 24, 1992

57 - ORDER finding the motion to compel response to interrogatories and request for production [57-1] moot; counsel for pla & dft agree that the motion is moot. ( by Magistrate Paul W. Greene ) entered cm (SCL) (Entered: 03/31/1992)

March 30, 1992

March 30, 1992

65 - ORDER finding the motion for protective order to quash depositions [65-1] moot; counsel for the plas, dft & third party dft informed court in Feb that case was settled . ( by Magistrate Paul W. Greene ) entered cm (SCL) (Entered: 03/31/1992)

March 30, 1992

March 30, 1992

67 - ORDER finding the motion to compel production of photographs [67-1] moot; counsel for plas & dft agree the motion is moot. ( by Magistrate Paul W. Greene ) entered cm (SCL) (Entered: 03/31/1992)

March 30, 1992

March 30, 1992

78

ORDER ; Status hrg to be held on 2:00 5/28/92 filed ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) cm (TLM) (Entered: 05/08/1992)

May 8, 1992

May 8, 1992

79

NOTICE of appearance for defendants by attorney Robert G Wilson filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 06/15/1992)

June 15, 1992

June 15, 1992

80

ORDER (CONSENT DECREE) to dismiss case with provisions set out in order filed ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 06/30/1992)

June 30, 1992

June 30, 1992

81

NOTICE of noncompliance with consent decree filed by plaintiffs cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 02/03/1993)

Feb. 3, 1993

Feb. 3, 1993

82

RESPONSE by third-party plaintiffs and defendant to plff's notice of non compliance [81-1] filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 03/18/1993)

March 16, 1993

March 16, 1993

83

ORDER that plff's notice of non compliance and dfts response is referred to magistrate judge for evidentiary hearing, filed ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 03/18/1993)

March 17, 1993

March 17, 1993

84

ORDER Status Hearing set 4/5/93 at 10:00 filed ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 03/29/1993)

March 26, 1993

March 26, 1993

85

RESPONSE by plaintiff to dfts' statement of compliance filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 04/19/1993)

April 19, 1993

April 19, 1993

86

ORDER Status Hearing set 5/6/93 at 9:00 on plff's notice of non compliance and dfts response filed ( by Magistrate Paul W. Greene ) cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 04/19/1993)

April 19, 1993

April 19, 1993

87 - ORDER granting notice of settlement of noncompliance matters and ordered accordingly [87-1] ( by Judge William M. Acker Jr ) entered cm (Former Employee) (Entered: 06/16/1993)

June 16, 1993

June 16, 1993

88

NOTICE of compliance by third-party plaintiffs and, defendants with consent decree [80-2] filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 12/15/1993)

Dec. 15, 1993

Dec. 15, 1993

89

AFFIDAVIT of Charles Houston filed cs (Former Employee) (Entered: 12/15/1993)

Dec. 15, 1993

Dec. 15, 1993

Case Details

State / Territory: Alabama

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 8, 1991

Closing Date: 1997

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

inmates in the DeKalb County Jail in Alabama

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

DeKalb County (De Kalb), County

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Equal Protection

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: 1992 - 1997

Issues

General:

Totality of conditions

Crowding:

Crowding / caseload

Pre-PLRA Population Cap

Type of Facility:

Government-run