Case: Wilson & U.S. v. Thompson

1:75-00036 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

Filed Date: July 30, 1975

Closed Date: May 4, 1976

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Case Summary

Plaintiffs sued the sheriff of the Early County Jail in the District Court for the Middle District of Georgia because the jail was racially segregated in violation of Wilson v. Kelley, 294 F. Supp. 1005 (N.D. Ga. 1968), aff'd 393 U.S. 266 (1968). Without a trial on the merits, the parties negotiated a consent decree in 1975 that enjoined defendant from failing to desegregate the Early County Jail. In 1976, the FBI conducted an investigation of the jail and found that it was desegregated in compliance with the Kelley decision. The PACER docket is not available for this case, and all of our information is from the court's consent decree and an administrative record closing the case in 1976

Summary Authors

Lauren Cutson (5/21/2005)

People


Judge(s)

Owens, Wilbur Dawson Jr. (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Hackworth, William M. (District of Columbia)

Knight, Ronald T. (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Stone, Lowery S. (Georgia)

Judge(s)

Owens, Wilbur Dawson Jr. (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Hackworth, William M. (District of Columbia)

Knight, Ronald T. (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Stone, Lowery S. (Georgia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Consent Decree

Jan. 1, 1975 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Notice to Close File

May 4, 1976 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Resources

Title Description External URL

Docket

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

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: Georgia

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: July 30, 1975

Closing Date: May 4, 1976

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States Department of Justice

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Early County Jail (Early), County

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 1997 et seq.

Availably Documents:

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

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: 1975 - 1976

Issues

General:

Administrative segregation

Discrimination-basis:

Race discrimination

Type of Facility:

Government-run