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Case Name U.S. v. Reid JC-LA-0011
Docket / Court 77-0010 ( W.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
On January 6, 1977, the federal government filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. ยง2000 against representatives of the Clacasieu Parish Jail in Louisiana alleging that the jail had systematically violated inmates' rights by discriminating against black inmates on account of race. On May 13, 1977, ... read more >
On January 6, 1977, the federal government filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. §2000 against representatives of the Clacasieu Parish Jail in Louisiana alleging that the jail had systematically violated inmates' rights by discriminating against black inmates on account of race. On May 13, 1977, the parties signed a consent decree, and the court entered the decree on May 18, 1977. On July 14, 1977, the court was given notice that the defendants were in good faith compliance with the decree.

Since we only have the docket for this case, we have no further information on the proceedings.

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
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action None on record
Defendant(s) Clacsieu 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 1977 - 1977
Case Closing Year n/a
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)
77-0010 (W.D. La.) 07/14/1977
JC-LA-0011-9000.pdf | Detail
General Documents
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Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Jones, Lawrence L. (Georgia)
JC-LA-0011-9000
Walter, Donald Ellsworth (Louisiana)
JC-LA-0011-9000
Defendant's Lawyers King, Alvin (Louisiana)
JC-LA-0011-9000
Veron, J. Michael (Louisiana)
JC-LA-0011-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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