Case: Williams v. Clinch County, GA

7:04-cv-00124 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

Filed Date: Nov. 2, 2004

Closed Date: 2007

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Case Summary

On November 2, 2004, two former inmates of Homerville, Georgia's Clinch County Jail filed a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, challenging the policy of charging Jail inmates fees for room and board. Plaintiffs, represented by the Southern Center for Human Rights and a private law firm, maintained that the 30-year-old practice violated the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, as well as the Georgia Constitut…

On November 2, 2004, two former inmates of Homerville, Georgia's Clinch County Jail filed a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, challenging the policy of charging Jail inmates fees for room and board. Plaintiffs, represented by the Southern Center for Human Rights and a private law firm, maintained that the 30-year-old practice violated the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, as well as the Georgia Constitution and Georgia common law. They sought reimbursement for fees paid, declaratory and injunctive relief, and class certification.

On November 18, 2004, the defendants consented to the entry of a preliminary injunction, which halted the challenged policy pending further litigation.

The parties engaged in discovery throughout 2005. On May 19, 2005, the District Court (Judge Hugh Lawson) permitted Plaintiffs to file an amended complaint and to extend the discovery cut-off date. Williams v. Clinch County, Ga., 231 F.R.D. 700 (M.D.Ga. 2005). Plaintiffs' motion to certify the class was denied on September 30, 2005. Shortly thereafter, the parties filed cross-motions for summary judgment and Plaintiffs renewed their motion for class certification. Prior to ruling on those motions, the District Court (Judge Lawson) stayed all proceedings in the case and referred the parties to mediation before Magistrate Judge G. Mallon Faircloth.

Following mediation, the parties settled the case and agreed to a Consent Order, which was entered by Judge Lawson on April 14, 2006. Under the Consent Order, Clinch County agreed (a) to reimburse the named plaintiffs for any fees charged at any time preceding entry of the preliminary injunction and (b) to reimburse all other inmates for any fees charged during the 4-year period preceding the entry of the preliminary injunction. The County further agreed to refrain from charging inmates in the future. In addition, $30,000 in attorneys' fees and costs was awarded to Plaintiffs.

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (2/18/2008)

People

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Judge(s)

Lawson, Hugh (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bright, Stephen B. (Georgia)

Devereaux, Stephen B. (Georgia)

Geraghty, Sarah E. (Georgia)

Madigan, Amy L. (Georgia)

Reichman, Courtland (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Strickland, Richard K. (Georgia)

Judge(s)

Lawson, Hugh (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bright, Stephen B. (Georgia)

Devereaux, Stephen B. (Georgia)

Geraghty, Sarah E. (Georgia)

Madigan, Amy L. (Georgia)

Reichman, Courtland (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Strickland, Richard K. (Georgia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

7:04-cv-00124

Docket [PACER]

Williams et al v. Clinch County, Georgia et al

June 26, 2006

June 26, 2006

Docket
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7:04-cv-00124

Complaint

Nov. 1, 2004

Nov. 1, 2004

Complaint
26

7:04-cv-00124

Order

May 19, 2005

May 19, 2005

Order/Opinion
28

7:04-cv-00124

Amended Complaint

Willie Floyd Williams, Jr., et al v. Clinch County, et al

May 19, 2005

May 19, 2005

Complaint
71

7:04-cv-00124

Consent Order

Willie Floyd Williams, Jr, et al v. Clinch County, et al

April 14, 2006

April 14, 2006

Settlement Agreement

Docket

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Last updated Aug. 24, 2022, 3:20 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Clinch County, Georgia, Winston Peterson, Sissy Suggs, Filing Fee $ 150, Receipt Number 701375, filed by Mickle Jermaine Jackson, Willie Floyd Williams Jr. Service of Complaint due by 3/2/2005. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(rlw) (Entered: 11/02/2004)

Nov. 2, 2004

Nov. 2, 2004

2

Summons Issued as to Clinch County, Georgia. (rlw) (Entered: 11/02/2004)

Nov. 2, 2004

Nov. 2, 2004

3

Summons Issued as to Sissy Suggs. (rlw) (Entered: 11/02/2004)

Nov. 2, 2004

Nov. 2, 2004

4

Summons Issued as to Winston Peterson. (rlw) (Entered: 11/02/2004)

Nov. 2, 2004

Nov. 2, 2004

5

PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION entered with consent of parties. Signed by Judge Hugh Lawson on 11/18/2004. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(rlw) (Entered: 11/22/2004)

Nov. 19, 2004

Nov. 19, 2004

6

ANSWER to Complaint by Clinch County, Georgia, Winston Peterson, Sissy Suggs.(Strickland, Richard) (Entered: 11/22/2004)

Nov. 22, 2004

Nov. 22, 2004

7

Election Form (28 USC 636(c)(1)) sent. (rlw) (Entered: 11/23/2004)

Nov. 23, 2004

Nov. 23, 2004

8

RULES 16/26 ORDER: Proposed Scheduling/Discovery order due by 1/7/2005.Signed by Judge Hugh Lawson on 11/23/2004. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(rlw) (Entered: 11/23/2004)

Nov. 23, 2004

Nov. 23, 2004

9

Arbitration Referral Letter sent 11/29/2004 Arbitration Opt Out Letter due by 12/22/2004}.(trh, ) (Entered: 11/29/2004)

Nov. 29, 2004

Nov. 29, 2004

10

***Arbitration Opt Out Letter by Defendants(Strickland, Richard) (Entered: 11/29/2004)

Nov. 29, 2004

Nov. 29, 2004

11

Declination to Proceed Before US Magistrate Judge by Clinch County, Georgia, Winston Peterson, Sissy Suggs. (Strickland, Richard) Modified on 12/2/2004 to correct event(rlw). (Entered: 12/01/2004)

Dec. 1, 2004

Dec. 1, 2004

12

DECLINATION to Proceed Before by US Magistrate Judge by Mickle Jermaine Jackson, Willie Floyd Williams Jr.. (Reichman, Courtland) (Entered: 12/01/2004)

Dec. 1, 2004

Dec. 1, 2004

13

Notice of Error in Filing (related document(s): 11 Consent (Declination) to Proceed Before by US Mag Judge filed by Winston Peterson, Clinch County, Georgia, Sissy Suggs). (rlw) (Entered: 12/02/2004)

Dec. 2, 2004

Dec. 2, 2004

14

MOTION to Certify Class by Willie Floyd Williams, Jr filed by Amy L. Madigan. Response to Motion due by 1/28/2005 Reply to Response to Motion due by 2/14/2005. (Madigan, Amy) (Entered: 01/05/2005)

Jan. 5, 2005

Jan. 5, 2005

15

SCHEDULING/DISCOVERY ORDER; Discovery to be complete by 5/22/2005. Signed by Judge Hugh Lawson on 1/11/2005. (rlw) (Entered: 01/12/2005) Scheduling/Discovery Order stated that the parties were unable to determine when motions would be filed in this case because there is a pending Motion for Class Certification. Therefore, no longer than 10 days after the Court enters an Order on the Motion for Class Certification, the parties SHALL contact the Court to establish deadlines for motions to be filed. Signed by Judge Hugh Lawson on January 12, 2004. (jmb,HL) (Entered: 01/12/2005)

Jan. 11, 2005

Jan. 11, 2005

17

RESPONSE filed by Clinch County, Georgia, Winston Peterson, Sissy Suggs re 14 MOTION to Certify Class (Strickland, Richard) (Entered: 01/28/2005)

Jan. 28, 2005

Jan. 28, 2005

18

Notice of Error in Filing (related document(s): 17 Response to Motion filed by Winston Peterson, Clinch County, Georgia, Sissy Suggs). (rlw) (Entered: 01/31/2005)

Jan. 31, 2005

Jan. 31, 2005

19

RESPONSE filed by Clinch County, Georgia, Winston Peterson, Sissy Suggs re 14 MOTION to Certify Class (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit (Draft letter to plaintiff))(Strickland, Richard) (Entered: 01/31/2005)

Jan. 31, 2005

Jan. 31, 2005

20

REPLY to Response filed by Willie Floyd Williams, Jr re 14 MOTION to Certify Class (Madigan, Amy) (Entered: 02/11/2005)

Feb. 11, 2005

Feb. 11, 2005

21

MOTION for Extension of Time to File amend complaint and join parties. by Willie Floyd Williams, Jr, Mickle Jermaine Jackson filed by Sarah Elisabeth Geraghty. (Geraghty, Sarah) (Entered: 03/29/2005)

March 29, 2005

March 29, 2005

22

TEXT ONLY ORDER; no document issued. ORDER granting 21 Motion for Extension of Time. Deadline for amended complaint and to join parties is 05/02/05 . Signed by Judge Hugh Lawson on 03/31/05. (nbp,HL) (Entered: 03/31/2005)

March 31, 2005

March 31, 2005

23

MOTION to Amend/Correct 1 Complaint, by Willie Floyd Williams, Jr filed by Amy L. Madigan. Response to Motion due by 5/25/2005 Reply to Response to Motion due by 6/13/2005. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit # 2 Exhibit)(Madigan, Amy) (Entered: 05/02/2005)

May 2, 2005

May 2, 2005

24

MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by Willie Floyd Williams, Jr, Mickle Jermaine Jackson filed by Sarah Elisabeth Geraghty. (Attachments: # 1 proposed order)(Geraghty, Sarah) (Entered: 05/13/2005)

May 13, 2005

May 13, 2005

25

RESPONSE filed by Clinch County, Georgia, Winston Peterson, Sissy Suggs re 23 MOTION to Amend/Correct 1 Complaint, (Strickland, Richard) (Entered: 05/16/2005)

May 16, 2005

May 16, 2005

29

ANSWER to Amended Complaint by Clinch County, Georgia, Winston Peterson, Sissy Suggs.(Strickland, Richard) (Entered: 05/31/2005)

May 31, 2005

May 31, 2005

30

AMENDED ANSWER by Clinch County, Georgia, Winston Peterson, Sissy Suggs. (Strickland, Richard) (Entered: 05/31/2005)

May 31, 2005

May 31, 2005

31

MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by Willie Floyd Williams, Jr filed by Amy L. Madigan. (Madigan, Amy) (Entered: 06/16/2005)

June 16, 2005

June 16, 2005

32

Notice of Error in Filing (related document(s): 31 Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery filed by Willie Floyd Williams, Jr.). (sbd ) (Entered: 06/17/2005)

June 17, 2005

June 17, 2005

33

MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by Willie Floyd Williams, Jr filed by Amy L. Madigan. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Excerpts from Deposition Testimony# 2 Exhibit Subpoena)(Madigan, Amy) (Entered: 06/17/2005)

June 17, 2005

June 17, 2005

34

TEXT ONLY ORDER; no document issued. For the reasons set forth in plaintiffs' Motion, both requests are granted. Discovery shall end on July 22, 2005. And while leave to depose Robert Ellis, Jr., who is a witness confined in prison, is granted, this Court cannot issue the subpoena to compel his attendance. Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 45(a)(2), "A subpoena for attendance at a deposition shall issue from the court for the district designated by the notice of deposition as the district in which the deposition is to be taken." Therefore, plaintiffs must petition the appropriate district court in New Jersey for the subpoena. Signed by Judge Hugh Lawson on 06/21/05. (nbp,HL) (Entered: 06/21/2005)

June 21, 2005

June 21, 2005

Set/Reset Scheduling Order Deadlines: Discovery to be complete by 7/22/2005. (rlw ) (Entered: 06/22/2005)

June 22, 2005

June 22, 2005

35

MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery by Clinch County, Georgia, Winston Peterson, Sissy Suggs filed by Richard K. Strickland. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed order re discovery extension)(Strickland, Richard) (Entered: 07/22/2005)

July 22, 2005

July 22, 2005

36

ORDER granting 35 Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery. Discovery to be complete by 8/21/2005. Signed by Judge Hugh Lawson on 7/25/05. (nbp,HL) (Entered: 07/25/2005)

July 25, 2005

July 25, 2005

37

ORDER denying 14 Motion to Certify Class. Status Conference set for 10/27/05 at 10:00 a.m. in Macon, Georgia.Signed by Judge Hugh Lawson on 9/30/05. (sbd ) (Entered: 09/30/2005)

Sept. 30, 2005

Sept. 30, 2005

Set Hearings: Status Conference set for 10/27/2005 10:00 AM in Macon before Judge Hugh Lawson. (sbd ) (Entered: 09/30/2005)

Sept. 30, 2005

Sept. 30, 2005

39

MOTION for Extension of Time to File motion for summary judgment. by Willie Floyd Williams, Jr, Mickle Jermaine Jackson filed by Sarah Elisabeth Geraghty. (Geraghty, Sarah) (Entered: 10/05/2005)

Oct. 5, 2005

Oct. 5, 2005

This is a text only entry; no document issued. ORDER granting 38 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages; limit brief to 30 pages; defendants allowed response brief of 30 pages; parties encouraged to be as succinct as possible. Granting 39 Motion for Extension of Time; Motion for Summary Judgment due by 10/11/2005. Signed by Judge Hugh Lawson on 10/05/2005. (nbp,HL) (Entered: 10/05/2005)

Oct. 5, 2005

Oct. 5, 2005

40

MOTION for Summary Judgment by Willie Floyd Williams, Jr, Mickle Jermaine Jackson filed by Sarah Elisabeth Geraghty. Response to Motion due by 11/3/2005 Reply to Response to Motion due by 11/21/2005. (Geraghty, Sarah) (Entered: 10/11/2005)

Oct. 11, 2005

Oct. 11, 2005

41

STATEMENT OF UNDISPUTED MATERIAL FACTS filed by Willie Floyd Williams, Jr, Mickle Jermaine Jackson re 40 MOTION for Summary Judgment (Geraghty, Sarah) (Entered: 10/11/2005)

Oct. 11, 2005

Oct. 11, 2005

42

MEMORANDUM in Support filed by Willie Floyd Williams, Jr, Mickle Jermaine Jackson re: 40 MOTION for Summary Judgment (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Deposition of Winston Peterson# 2 Exhibit Defendants' Response to Plaintiffs' Interrogatories# 3 Exhibit Deposition of John Strickland# 4 Exhibit Deposition of Patricia Suggs# 5 Exhibit Summary of Jail Room and Board Charges Collected By Defendants# 6 Exhibit Defendants' Receipt Books# 7 Exhibit Defendants' Jail Log# 8 Exhibit Jail Inmate Handbook# 9 Exhibit Jail Employee Handbook# 10 Exhibit Sign Posted in Jail Notifying Inmates of Administrative Fee# 11 Exhibit Deposition of Ann Wells# 12 Exhibit Darius Dorsey Case File and Declaration# 13 Exhibit Jerome Hodges Case File# 14 Exhibit Shannon Grady Case File# 15 Exhibit Promissory Notes# 16 Exhibit Letter from Winston Peterson to B. Nobles# 17 Affidavit Sherrie Peterson# 18 Exhibit Receipt Register# 19 Exhibit Deposition of Charles Steedley# 20 Affidavit Berrien Sutton# 21 Affidavit Robert Ellis, Jr.# 22 Affidavit Lew Barrow# 23 Exhibit Deposition of Cathy Helms# 24 Exhibit Deposition of Willie Williams, Jr.# 25 Exhibit Promissory Note Signed By Willie Williams# 26 Exhibit Jail Cost Receipt for Willie Williams# 27 Exhibit Entry in Jail Log for Mickel Jackson# 28 Exhibit Deposition of Mickel Jackson# 29 Affidavit Affidavits of Others Who Paid Jail Costs# 30 Affidavit Annette Jackson# 31 Exhibit Jail Receipt for Mickel Jackson# 32 Exhibit Notice of Dismissal of Charges# 33 Exhibit Final Disposition Notice from Clinch Co. Superior Court# 34 Exhibit Souza v. Hodgson)(Geraghty, Sarah) (Entered: 10/11/2005)

Oct. 11, 2005

Oct. 11, 2005

43

MOTION for Summary Judgment by Clinch County, Georgia, Winston Peterson, Sissy Suggs filed by Richard K. Strickland. Response to Motion due by 11/3/2005 Reply to Response to Motion due by 11/21/2005. (Attachments: # 1 Appendix Rule 56 Statement of Facts# 2 Appendix Brief in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment)(Strickland, Richard) (Entered: 10/11/2005)

Oct. 11, 2005

Oct. 11, 2005

45

DEPOSITION of Ronda Cross-Scott taken on February 22, 2005. Court Reporter: Alexis Yalon filed by Clinch County, Georgia, Winston Peterson, Sissy Suggs.(Strickland, Richard) (Entered: 10/11/2005)

Oct. 11, 2005

Oct. 11, 2005

46

DEPOSITION of Suan Gordon taken on February 22, 2005. Court Reporter: Allison B. Murray filed by Clinch County, Georgia, Winston Peterson, Sissy Suggs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Gordon Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit Gordon Exhibit 2# 3)(Strickland, Richard) Modified text on 10/21/2005 (rlw ). TRANSCRIPT OF DEPOSITION ALSO AVAILABLE IN PAPER FORMAT IN CLERK'S OFFICE. (Entered: 10/11/2005)

Oct. 11, 2005

Oct. 11, 2005

47

DEPOSITION of Cathy Helms taken on June 14, 2005. Court Reporter: Allison B. Murray filed by Clinch County, Georgia, Winston Peterson, Sissy Suggs.(Strickland, Richard) Modified text on 10/21/2005 (rlw). TRANSCRIPT OF DEPOSITION ALSO AVAILABLE IN PAPER FORMAT IN CLERK'S OFFICE. (Entered: 10/11/2005)

Oct. 11, 2005

Oct. 11, 2005

48

DEPOSITION of Mickle Jackson taken on April 18, 2005. Court Reporter: Linda T. Moore filed by Clinch County, Georgia, Winston Peterson, Sissy Suggs.(Strickland, Richard) Modified text on 10/21/2005 (rlw). TRANSCRIPT OF DEPOSITION ALSO AVAILABLE IN PAPER FORMAT IN CLERK'S OFFICE. (Entered: 10/11/2005)

Oct. 11, 2005

Oct. 11, 2005

49

DEPOSITION of Winston Peterson taken on March 15, 2005. Court Reporter: Allison B. Murray filed by Clinch County, Georgia, Winston Peterson, Sissy Suggs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Peterson Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit Peterson Exhibit 2# 3 Exhibit Peterson Exhibit 3# 4 # 5 # 6 # 7 # 8 # 9 # 10 # 11 # 12 # 13)(Strickland, Richard) Modified text on 10/21/2005 (rlw). TRANSCRIPT OF DEPOSITION ALSO AVAILABLE IN PAPER FORMAT IN CLERK'S OFFICE. (Entered: 10/11/2005)

Oct. 11, 2005

Oct. 11, 2005

50

DEPOSITION of Charles Steedley taken on June 14, 2005. Court Reporter: Allison B. Murray filed by Clinch County, Georgia, Winston Peterson, Sissy Suggs. (Attachments: # 1 # 2)(Strickland, Richard) Modified text on 10/21/2005 (rlw). TRANSCRIPT OF DEPOSITION ALSO AVAILABLE IN PAPER FORMAT IN CLERK'S OFFICE. (Entered: 10/11/2005)

Oct. 11, 2005

Oct. 11, 2005

51

DEPOSITION of Wink Strickland taken on April 18, 2005. Court Reporter: Linda T. Moore filed by Clinch County, Georgia, Winston Peterson, Sissy Suggs. (Attachments: # 1 # 2 # 3)(Strickland, Richard) Modified text on 10/21/2005 (rlw). TRANSCRIPT OF DEPOSITION ALSO AVAILABLE IN PAPER FORMAT IN CLERK'S OFFICE. (Entered: 10/11/2005)

Oct. 11, 2005

Oct. 11, 2005

52

DEPOSITION of Willie Williams, Jr. taken on February 22, 2005. Court Reporter: Allison B. Murray filed by Clinch County, Georgia, Winston Peterson, Sissy Suggs. (Attachments: # 1 # 2)(Strickland, Richard) (Entered: 10/11/2005)

Oct. 11, 2005

Oct. 11, 2005

53

MOTION to Certify Class by Willie Floyd Williams, Jr, Mickle Jermaine Jackson filed by Sarah Elisabeth Geraghty. Response to Motion due by 11/3/2005 Reply to Response to Motion due by 11/21/2005. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Summary of Jail Room and Board Fees Collected By Defendants# 2 Exhibit Deposition of Winston Peterson)(Geraghty, Sarah) (Entered: 10/11/2005)

Oct. 11, 2005

Oct. 11, 2005

54

DEPOSITION of Ann Wells taken on February 22, 2005. Court Reporter: Allison B. Murray filed by Clinch County, Georgia, Winston Peterson, Sissy Suggs. (Attachments: # 1 # 2 # 3 # 4 # 5 # 6 # 7 # 8 # 9 # 10)(Strickland, Richard) Modified text on 10/21/2005 (rlw). TRANSCRIPT OF DEPOSITION ALSO AVAILABLE IN PAPER FORMAT IN CLERK'S OFFICE. (Entered: 10/11/2005)

Oct. 11, 2005

Oct. 11, 2005

55

DEPOSITION of Sissy Suggs taken on March 15, 2005. Court Reporter: Allison B. Murray filed by Clinch County, Georgia, Winston Peterson, Sissy Suggs. (Attachments: # 1 # 2 # 3 # 4 # 5 # 6 # 7 # 8 # 9 # 10 # 11 # 12 # 13 # 14)(Strickland, Richard) Modified text on 10/21/2005 (rlw). TRANSCRIPT OF DEPOSITION ALSO AVAILABLE IN PAPER FORMAT IN CLERK'S OFFICE. (Entered: 10/11/2005)

Oct. 11, 2005

Oct. 11, 2005

56

Notice of Error in Filing (related document(s): 45 Deposition filed by Winston Peterson, Clinch County, Georgia, Sissy Suggs, 54 Deposition filed by Winston Peterson, Clinch County, Georgia, Sissy Suggs, 46 Deposition, filed by Winston Peterson, Clinch County, Georgia, Sissy Suggs, 55 Deposition filed by Winston Peterson, Clinch County, Georgia, Sissy Suggs,, 47 Deposition filed by Winston Peterson, Clinch County, Georgia, Sissy Suggs, 48 Deposition filed by Winston Peterson, Clinch County, Georgia, Sissy Suggs, 49 Deposition, filed by Winston Peterson, Clinch County, Georgia, Sissy Suggs, 42 Memorandum in Support filed by Willie Floyd Williams, Jr., Mickle Jermaine Jackson,50 Deposition filed by Winston Peterson,, Clinch County, Georgia,, Sissy Suggs, 51 Deposition filed by Winston Peterson,, Clinch County, Georgia, Sissy Suggs,, 52 Deposition filed by Winston Peterson, Clinch County, Georgia, Sissy Suggs ). (rlw, ) (Entered: 10/12/2005)

Oct. 12, 2005

Oct. 12, 2005

57

Certification of Need to File Discovery in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment by Willie Floyd Williams, Jr, Mickle Jermaine Jackson.(Geraghty, Sarah) (Entered: 10/12/2005)

Oct. 12, 2005

Oct. 12, 2005

58

Request to Willie Floyd Williams, Jr, Mickle Jermaine Jackson to file original discovery document(s) by Clinch County, Georgia, Winston Peterson, Sissy Suggs.(Strickland, Richard) (Entered: 10/12/2005)

Oct. 12, 2005

Oct. 12, 2005

59

DEPOSITION of Willie Floyd Williams taken on 2/22/2005. Court Reporter: Allison B. Murray filed by Winston Peterson, Sissy Suggs.(rlw ) (Entered: 10/17/2005)

Oct. 17, 2005

Oct. 17, 2005

60

DEPOSITION of Ronda Cross-Scott taken on 2/22/2005. Court Reporter: Allison B. Murray filed by Winston Peterson, Sissy Suggs.(rlw) (Entered: 10/17/2005)

Oct. 17, 2005

Oct. 17, 2005

61

NOTICE of Filing Exhibit Attachment by Willie Floyd Williams, Jr, Mickle Jermaine Jackson (Geraghty, Sarah) (Entered: 10/20/2005)

Oct. 20, 2005

Oct. 20, 2005

62

EXHIBITS 6 and 7 by Willie Floyd Williams, Jr, Mickle Jermaine Jackson re 40 MOTION for Summary Judgment. (rlw ) (Entered: 10/21/2005)

Oct. 21, 2005

Oct. 21, 2005

63

RESPONSE filed by Clinch County, Georgia, Winston Peterson, Sissy Suggs re 53 MOTION to Certify Class (Strickland, Richard) (Entered: 10/25/2005)

Oct. 25, 2005

Oct. 25, 2005

Set/Reset Deadlines: Notice of Compliance due by 12/1/2005 - case stayed for 30 days; re-set deadlines, if necessary. (rlw) (Entered: 11/01/2005)

Nov. 1, 2005

Nov. 1, 2005

65

ORDER referring case to Magistrate Judge G. Mallon Faircloth for mediation; case stayed until further order of Court. Signed by Judge Hugh Lawson on 11/14/2005. (nbp,HL) (Entered: 11/14/2005)

Nov. 14, 2005

Nov. 14, 2005

Set/Reset Deadlines: Parties to provide Status Report by 1/13/2006. (rlw ) (Entered: 11/15/2005)

Nov. 15, 2005

Nov. 15, 2005

66

ORDER EXTENDING STAY ordered 11/14/2005. Parties to report to Court not later than 3/13/2006. Signed by Judge Hugh Lawson on 1/17/2006. (nbp,HL) (Entered: 01/17/2006)

Jan. 17, 2006

Jan. 17, 2006

67

Letter from Sarah Geraghty regarding status of case. (rlw ) (Entered: 01/18/2006)

Jan. 17, 2006

Jan. 17, 2006

Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 3/13/2006. (rlw ) (Entered: 01/18/2006)

Jan. 18, 2006

Jan. 18, 2006

69

Letter from Richard Strickland re: continuance of stay. (rlw ) (Entered: 03/15/2006)

March 9, 2006

March 9, 2006

68

ORDER extending the stay previously entered by the Court and directing the parties provide a status report no later that 3/27/2006 . Signed by Judge Hugh Lawson on 3/14/2006. (nbp,HL) (Entered: 03/14/2006)

March 14, 2006

March 14, 2006

Set/Reset Deadlines: Status Report due by 3/27/2006. (rlw ) (Entered: 03/15/2006)

March 15, 2006

March 15, 2006

70

Letter from Sarah Geraghty regarding status report of case. (rlw) (Entered: 03/30/2006)

March 24, 2006

March 24, 2006

71

Consent ORDER. Signed by Judge Hugh Lawson on 4/14/06. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(sbd ) (Entered: 04/17/2006)

April 14, 2006

April 14, 2006

NOTICE TO COUNSEL: This case has been closed, therefore deposition transcripts filed in paper form in this case, with the exception of those filed by court reporters or any other transcripts filed electronically, will be destroyed unless the filer(s) of those documents make arrangements with the Clerk's Office to retrieve them before the scheduled disposal date. Depositions to be destroyed on 7/11/2006. (rlw ) (Entered: 06/26/2006)

June 26, 2006

June 26, 2006

26

ORDER granting 23 Motion to Amend/Correct, granting 24 Motion for Extension of Time to Complete Discovery. Answer due by 6/3/2005. Discovery to be complete by 6/22/2005.Signed by Judge Hugh Lawson on 05/19/05. (jmb,HL)

May 19, 2005

May 19, 2005

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ORDER granting Plaintiffs' motion to amend and granting Plaintiffs' motion to extend discovery. (jmb,HL) Modified on 5/20/2005 (rlw, ).

May 19, 2005

May 19, 2005

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Case Details

State / Territory: Georgia

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 2, 2004

Closing Date: 2007

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All past, current, and future pre-trial detainees at the Clinch County Jail who have been or will be charged for the cost of incarceration in violation of law.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Clinch County (Clinch), County

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Equal Protection

Takings

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Damages

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 2006 - 0

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief request withdrawn/mooted

Issues

Affected Gender:

Female

Male

Type of Facility:

Government-run