Case: Inmates of Henry County Jail v. Parham

1:75-01968 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Filed Date: Oct. 9, 1975

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Case Summary

Plaintiffs filed a class action suit against Henry County Jail, alleging violations of constitutional rights under the First, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments. The District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (apparently James Hill, Circuit Judge, sitting by designation) certified the class and, in 1976, issued a consent decree enjoining defendants from operating the current Henry County Jail after February 1, 1978. In addition, the consent decree laid out guidelines for operation of the old jail, regarding sanitation, facilities, pest control, personal hygiene, classification, fire safety, nutrition, medical care, exercise, access to reading material and legal services, and grievance procedures. Inmates of Henry County Jail v. Parham, 430 F. Supp. 304 (N.D. Ga. 1976). The docket for this case is not available on PACER, and this consent decree is the only information we have on file for this case.

Summary Authors

Lauren Cutson (5/20/2005)

People


Judge(s)

Hill, James Clinkscales (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Carliner, Deborah (Georgia)

Leitzer, Ellen (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bolton, Arthur K. (Georgia)

Keen, Philip T. (Georgia)

Judge(s)

Hill, James Clinkscales (Florida)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Carliner, Deborah (Georgia)

Leitzer, Ellen (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bolton, Arthur K. (Georgia)

Keen, Philip T. (Georgia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Order

430 F.Supp. 304

July 7, 1976 Order/Opinion

Resources

Title Description External URL

Law, Psychiatry, and Morality: Essays and Analysis. Chapter V: Psychiatry and the Supreme Court

Alan A. Stone

Jan. 1, 1984

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: Oct. 9, 1975

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

inmates of Henry County Jail

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Henry County Jail (Henry), County

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Due Process

Freedom of speech/association

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: 1976 - None

Issues

General:

Access to lawyers or judicial system

Classification / placement

Disciplinary procedures

Food service / nutrition / hydration

Law library access

Library (non-law) access

Recreation / Exercise

Sanitation / living conditions

Medical/Mental Health:

Medical care, general

Type of Facility:

Government-run