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Case Name In Re: Jail Population (Bossier Parish) JC-LA-0006
Docket / Court 81-593 ( M.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
On September 10, 1982, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana approved a consent decree in this case concerning the jail population at the Bossier Parish Jail in Louisiana. On January 9, 1985, based upon reports entered by the Department of Health, office of the Fire Marshall ... read more >
On September 10, 1982, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana approved a consent decree in this case concerning the jail population at the Bossier Parish Jail in Louisiana. On January 9, 1985, based upon reports entered by the Department of Health, office of the Fire Marshall and Department of Safety and Corrections, the court entered a modification of that consent decree, ordering that the maximum number of inmates to be housed in the jail's trustee dorm was 25 and the maximum number of inmates to be housed in the D.W.I. facility was 6. All other provisions of the former consent decree were left intact by the court.

As we have only a copy of the modification of the consent decree, we have no further information in this case.

Kristen Sagar - 03/11/2006


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Crowding
Crowding / caseload
General
Fire safety
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action
Defendant(s) Bossier Parish
Plaintiff Description Inmates of the Bossier Parish Jail
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Unknown
Class action status granted Unknown
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1982 - n/a
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Unknown
Additional Resources
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Case Studies After Decision: Implementation of Judicial Decrees in Correctional Settings
Written: Oct. 01, 1977
By: M. Kay Harris & Dudley P. Spiller (Temple University)
Citation: (1977)
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Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Modification of Consent Decree 01/09/1985 (M.D. La.)
JC-LA-0006-0001.pdf | Detail
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers None on record
Defendant's Lawyers Montgomery, J. Marvin (Louisiana)
JC-LA-0006-0001
Southerland, James D. (Louisiana)
JC-LA-0006-0001
Other Lawyers None on record

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