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Case Name U.S. v. Natchitoches Parish JC-LA-0010
Docket / Court 78-1086 ( W.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
On May 2, 1978, the federal government filed a lawsuit against the Natchitoches Parish Jail in Louisiana to enjoin the defendants from discriminating on the basis of race in the jail. On October 23, 1978, the parties entered into a consent decree enjoining the jail from classifying inmates on the ... read more >
On May 2, 1978, the federal government filed a lawsuit against the Natchitoches Parish Jail in Louisiana to enjoin the defendants from discriminating on the basis of race in the jail. On October 23, 1978, the parties entered into a consent decree enjoining the jail from classifying inmates on the basis of race. On August 1, 1979, the court dismissed the case. We have no further information on this case.

Kristen Sagar - 03/11/2006


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Classification / placement
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action None on record
Defendant(s) Natchitoches Parish
Plaintiff Description United States Department of Justice
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1978 - n/a
Case Closing Year 1979
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)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ]

Docket(s)
78-1086 (W.D. La.) 08/01/1979
JC-LA-0010-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Memorandum for the Attorney General 08/08/1979
JC-LA-0010-0001 PDF | Detail
Judges Stagg, Thomas E. Jr. (W.D. La.)
JC-LA-0010-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Allen, Frances O. (Louisiana)
JC-LA-0010-9000
Shaheen, Edward L. (Louisiana)
JC-LA-0010-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Harrington, Eric R. (Louisiana)
JC-LA-0010-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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