Case: Thrasher v. Bailey

2:73-cv-00816 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

Filed Date: Aug. 29, 1973

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Case Summary

In this case, Plaintiff challenged the conditions of confinement at the Jefferson County, Alabama jail, alleging that prisoners were subjected to inadequate medical care, mail censorship, denial of access to legal materials and solitary confinement.

According to Pugh v. Locke, 406 F.Supp. 318, 328 fn.12 (M.D.Ala. 1976), on August 29, 1973, the District Court for the Northern District of Alabama found the jail conditions to be unconstitutional. Thrasher v. Bailey, CA 73P 816-S (N.D. Ala. 1973).

We do not have any documents on this case, so our information is very limited.

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (1/14/2008)

People


Judge(s)

Johnson, Frank Minis Jr. (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Levin, Joseph J. Jr. (Alabama)

Segall, Robert D. (Alabama)

Taylor, George Peach (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Baxley, William J. (Alabama)

Lamar, Robert S. (Alabama)

Newman, Larry R. (Alabama)

Other Attorney(s)

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Judge(s)

Johnson, Frank Minis Jr. (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Levin, Joseph J. Jr. (Alabama)

Segall, Robert D. (Alabama)

Taylor, George Peach (Alabama)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Baxley, William J. (Alabama)

Lamar, Robert S. (Alabama)

Newman, Larry R. (Alabama)

Other Attorney(s)

Bronstein, Alvin J. (District of Columbia)

DeMent, Ira (Alabama)

Knowles, Ralph I. Jr. (Georgia)

Myers, Matthew L. (District of Columbia)

Vines, Kenneth E. (Alabama)

Webb, James W. (Alabama)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

74-00203

74-00057

Memorandum Decision

Pugh v. Locke

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama

406 F.Supp. 318

Jan. 13, 1976

Jan. 13, 1976

Order/Opinion

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Docket

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Case Details

State / Territory: Alabama

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 29, 1973

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Inmates in Jefferson County Jail.

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU National (all projects)

ACLU National Prison Project

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Jefferson County (Jefferson), County

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Due Process

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Unknown

Issues

General:

Access to lawyers or judicial system

Administrative segregation

Mail

Affected Gender:

Female

Male

Medical/Mental Health:

Medical care, general

Type of Facility:

Government-run