Case: U.S. v. Ashley

8:69-cv-00739 | U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Filed Date: Aug. 22, 1969

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Case Summary

On August 22, 1969, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §2000(b), against Anderson County, South Carolina, in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. The plaintiff asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging that the defendants were violating the constitutional rights of the inmates of the Anderson County Jail and the Anderson County Prison Farm by racial segregation and discrimination directed aga…

On August 22, 1969, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §2000(b), against Anderson County, South Carolina, in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. The plaintiff asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging that the defendants were violating the constitutional rights of the inmates of the Anderson County Jail and the Anderson County Prison Farm by racial segregation and discrimination directed against black inmates. The complaint alleged that white and black inmates were housed in separate cells and placed on separate work crews solely on account of race.

On September 4, 1969, the defendants answered the complaint, denying any violation of inmate constitutional rights and alleging that the jail was fully integrated except the drunk tank. On February 25, 1970, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina (Judge Miller C. Foster, Jr.) granted declaratory and injunctive relief to the plaintiffs. On May 26, 1970, the defendants issued a report to the court, claiming that the jail had been fully integrated.

We have no further information on the proceedings in this case.

Summary Authors

Kristen Sagar (10/20/2006)

People


Judge(s)

Foster, Miller C. Jr. (South Carolina)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Mitchell, John N. (District of Columbia)

Rogers, Joseph O. Jr. (South Carolina)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Leonard, Jerris (District of Columbia)

Pruitt, J. Calhoun (South Carolina)

Schwelb, Frank E. (District of Columbia)

Weinberg, Barry H. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Foster, Miller C. Jr. (South Carolina)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Mitchell, John N. (District of Columbia)

Rogers, Joseph O. Jr. (South Carolina)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Leonard, Jerris (District of Columbia)

Pruitt, J. Calhoun (South Carolina)

Schwelb, Frank E. (District of Columbia)

Weinberg, Barry H. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Complaint

U.S.v Ashley

Aug. 29, 1969 Complaint

Answer of James H. Williams

U.S.v. Ashley

Sept. 4, 1969 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Answer

U.S.v. Ashley

Sept. 5, 1969 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Order

U.S.v. Ashley

Feb. 26, 1970 Order/Opinion

Report of the Defendants

U.S.v. Ashley

May 25, 1970 Monitor/Expert/Receiver Report

Report of the Defendants

U.S.v. Ashley

June 24, 1970 Monitor/Expert/Receiver Report

Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: South Carolina

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 22, 1969

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

Anderson County Jail, County

Anderson County Prison Farm (Anderson), County

Case Details

Availably Documents:

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Order Duration: 1970 - 0

Issues

General:

Racial segregation

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Type of Facility:

Government-run