Case: Goldsby v. Carnes

4:72-cv-20122 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Filed Date: Feb. 17, 1972

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Case Summary

This case involves a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, challenging the conditions of confinement at the Jackson County Jail.On January 3, 1973, the District Court John W. Oliver, Jr. issued a memorandum opinion and order, approving the Consent Decree entered into by the parties. Goldsby v. Carnes, 365 F.Supp. 395 (W.D.Mo. 1973). In his opinion, Judge Oliver chronicled the increase of prisoner litigation and the challenges…

This case involves a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, challenging the conditions of confinement at the Jackson County Jail.

On January 3, 1973, the District Court John W. Oliver, Jr. issued a memorandum opinion and order, approving the Consent Decree entered into by the parties. Goldsby v. Carnes, 365 F.Supp. 395 (W.D.Mo. 1973). In his opinion, Judge Oliver chronicled the increase of prisoner litigation and the challenges such litigation presented to the courts. To assist other courts facing similar issues, Judge Oliver ordered his opinion published and attached the Jackson County Jail Rules and Regulations Handbook as an appendix to the opinion.

On March 24, 1977, the District Court approved and entered the First Amended Consent Judgment. Goldsby v. Carnes, 429 F.Supp. 370 (W.D.Mo. 1977). As with the original Consent Judgment, Judge Oliver ordered his opinion published, which contained as attachments, the First Amended Consent Judgment, the revised Jackson County Jail Rules and Regulations Handbook and memorandum agreements entered into by the parties.

We have no further information on the proceedings in this case. It should be noted, however, that since the Goldsby v. Carnes litigation, a new detention center was constructed in Jackson County.

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (2/8/2007)

Related Cases

Ahrens v. Thomas, Western District of Missouri (1974)

People


Judge(s)

Oliver, John Watkins (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ressler, Allen M. (Missouri)

Roseman, Ronald L. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bunch, Willard B. (Missouri)

Helms, Tom J. (Missouri)

Kohn, Herbert M. (Missouri)

Walsh, Thomas J. (Missouri)

Judge(s)

Oliver, John Watkins (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ressler, Allen M. (Missouri)

Roseman, Ronald L. (Missouri)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bunch, Willard B. (Missouri)

Helms, Tom J. (Missouri)

Kohn, Herbert M. (Missouri)

Walsh, Thomas J. (Missouri)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:72-cv-20122

Memorandum Opinion and Order

365 F.Supp. 395

Jan. 3, 1973

Jan. 3, 1973

Order/Opinion

4:72-cv-20122

Memorandum Opinion and Order Directing Entry of First Amended Consent Judgment

429 F.Supp. 370

March 24, 1977

March 24, 1977

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: Missouri

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 17, 1972

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Prisoners of the Jackson County Jail

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Unknown

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Jackson County Jail (Jackson), County

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Due Process: Substantive Due Process

Availably Documents:

Any published opinion

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: 1973 - None

Issues

General:

Access to lawyers or judicial system

Bathing and hygiene

Classification / placement

Disciplinary procedures

Education

Food service / nutrition / hydration

Law library access

Mail

Recreation / Exercise

Rehabilitation

Religious programs / policies

Sanitation / living conditions

Medical/Mental Health:

Medical care, general

Mental health care, unspecified

Type of Facility:

Government-run