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Case Name U.S. v. Union Parish JC-LA-0012
Docket / Court 79-0004 ( W.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
On January 3, 1979, the United Stated Department of Justice sued jail officials for the Union Parish of Louisiana, under 28 U.S.C. § 1345, 13 U.S.C. § 1227, and 31 U.S.C. § 1242, in a civil action to desegregate the Union Parish jail and to remedy the effects of past discrimination. ... read more >
On January 3, 1979, the United Stated Department of Justice sued jail officials for the Union Parish of Louisiana, under 28 U.S.C. § 1345, 13 U.S.C. § 1227, and 31 U.S.C. § 1242, in a civil action to desegregate the Union Parish jail and to remedy the effects of past discrimination. On January 8, 1979, there was a consent decree in the case, including a plan of prisoner classification, and the case was closed thereafter. We have no further information on this case.

Jaclyn Adams - 02/26/2006


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action None on record
Defendant(s) Union 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 1979 - 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)
79-0004 (W.D. La.) 01/18/1979
JC-LA-0012-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Memorandum re: Approval for Litigation Involving Louisiana Parish Jails (Union Parish Jail) 08/08/1978
JC-LA-0012-0001 PDF | Detail
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Allen, Frances O. (Louisiana)
JC-LA-0012-9000
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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