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Case Name Linn v. Foti JC-LA-0008
Docket / Court 88-3736 ( E.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Attorney Organization ACLU National (all projects)
ACLU National Prison Project
Case Summary
This is one of a collection of § 1983 inmate cases filed in Louisiana federal courts to challenge the operation and conditions of confinement in the Louisiana prison system and in parish and city jails through Louisiana.

This case involves a pro se lawsuit filed on August 25, 1988 in ... read more >
This is one of a collection of § 1983 inmate cases filed in Louisiana federal courts to challenge the operation and conditions of confinement in the Louisiana prison system and in parish and city jails through Louisiana.

This case involves a pro se lawsuit filed on August 25, 1988 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, alleging unconstitutional conditions of confinement while jailed at the Community Correctional Center and the House of Detention. Pro se plaintiffs sought injunctive and declaratory relief, as well as class action certification.

The PACER Docket reflects that on October 19, 1998, the District Court (Judge Lansing L. Mitchell) granted the motion to dismiss filed by one of the defendants.

No other activity is noted on the PACER Docket and the case was administratively closed in September, 2000. We have no further information.

Dan Dalton - 02/09/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Crowding
Crowding / caseload
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students
Assault/abuse by staff
Bathing and hygiene
Food service / nutrition / hydration
Law library access
Mail
Personal injury
Phone
Recreation / Exercise
Sanitation / living conditions
Visiting
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) Community Corrections Center
Plaintiff Description All former, present, and future federal detainees incarcerated in any property belonging to Orleans Parish or the City of New Orleans, under contract with the federal government.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU National (all projects)
ACLU National Prison Project
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2000
Case Ongoing No
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)
88-3736 (E.D. La.) 09/05/2000
JC-LA-0008-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 08/18/1988
JC-LA-0008-0001 PDF | Detail
Judges Mitchell, Lansing Leroy (E.D. La.)
JC-LA-0008-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Lee, Donna Hae Kyun (District of Columbia)
JC-LA-0008-9000
Quigley, William Patrick (Louisiana)
JC-LA-0008-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Francis, Eneid A. (Louisiana)
JC-LA-0008-9000
Jennings, Maureen Blackburn (Louisiana)
JC-LA-0008-9000
Matthews, Freeman Rudolph (Louisiana)
JC-LA-0008-9000
Morin, Linda Pacetti (Louisiana)
JC-LA-0008-9000
Ryan, John Henry (Louisiana)
JC-LA-0008-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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