Case: U.S. v. Polk County

8:73-cv-00252 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Filed Date: May 23, 1973

Closed Date: March 8, 1974

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Case Summary

In 1973, the United States (Civil Rights Division) filed suit against Polk County for civil rights violations and discrimination in the county jail, described as a "dual penal system". Before trial, the parties negotiated a stipulation, and in 1974, the District Court for the Middle District of Florida (Judge Ben Krentzman) issued a consent decree granting injunctive relief in favor of plaintiff. The only information we have for this case is the original docket, and we do not have any information following the issuance of the consent decree.

Summary Authors

Lauren Cutson (5/23/2005)

People


Judge(s)

Krentzman, Isaac Benjamin Jr. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Peabody, Arthur E. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Smith, David L. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Carr, George Carter (Florida)

Tillis, Monte J. Jr. (Florida)

Judge(s)

Krentzman, Isaac Benjamin Jr. (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Peabody, Arthur E. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Smith, David L. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Carr, George Carter (Florida)

Tillis, Monte J. Jr. (Florida)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

March 8, 1974 Docket

Docket

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State / Territory: Florida

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 23, 1973

Closing Date: March 8, 1974

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States Department of Justice

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Polk County Jail (Polk), County

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

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: 1973 - None

Issues

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Type of Facility:

Government-run