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Case Name Goldsby v. Carnes JC-MO-0001
Docket / Court 20122-1 ( W.D. Mo. )
State/Territory Missouri
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
This case involves an inmate lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, challenging the conditions of confinement at the Jackson County Jail.

On January 3, 1973, the District Court John W. Oliver, Jr.) issued a memorandum ... read more >
This case involves an inmate lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, challenging the conditions of confinement at the Jackson County Jail.

On January 3, 1973, the District Court John W. Oliver, Jr.) issued a memorandum opinion and order, approving the Consent Decree entered into by the parties. Goldsby v. Carnes, 365 F.Supp. 395 (W.D.Mo. 1973). In his opinion, Judge Oliver chronicled the increase of prisoner litigation and the challenges such litigation presented to the courts. To assist other courts facing similar issues, Judge Oliver ordered his opinion published and attached the Jackson County Jail Rules and Regulations Handbook as an appendix to the opinion.

On March 24, 1977, the District Court approved and entered the First Amended Consent Judgment. Goldsby v. Carnes, 429 F.Supp. 370 (W.D.Mo. 1977). As with the original Consent Judgment, Judge Oliver ordered his opinion published, which contained as attachments, the First Amended Consent Judgment, the revised Jackson County Jail Rules and Regulations Handbook and memorandum agreements entered into by the parties.

We have no further information on the proceedings in this case. It should be noted, however, that since the Goldsby v. Carnes litigation, a new detention center was constructed in Jackson County.

Dan Dalton - 02/08/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Bathing and hygiene
Classification / placement
Disciplinary procedures
Education
Food service / nutrition / hydration
Law library access
Mail
Recreation / Exercise
Rehabilitation
Religious programs / policies
Sanitation / living conditions
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Mental health care, unspecified
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) Jackson County Jail
Plaintiff Description Prisoners of the Jackson County 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 1973 - n/a
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Unknown
Case Listing JC-MO-0016 : Ahrens v. Thomas (W.D. Mo.)
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)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Memorandum Opinion and Order 01/03/1973 (365 F.Supp. 395) (W.D. Mo.)
JC-MO-0001-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Memorandum Opinion and Order Directing Entry of First Amended Consent Judgment 03/24/1977 (429 F.Supp. 370) (W.D. Mo.)
JC-MO-0001-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judges Oliver, John Watkins (W.D. Mo.)
JC-MO-0001-0001 | JC-MO-0001-0002
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Ressler, Allen M. (Missouri)
JC-MO-0001-0002
Roseman, Ronald L. (Missouri)
JC-MO-0001-0001 | JC-MO-0001-0002
Defendant's Lawyers Bunch, Willard B. (Missouri)
JC-MO-0001-0001
Helms, Tom J. (Missouri)
JC-MO-0001-0002
Kohn, Herbert M. (Missouri)
JC-MO-0001-0002
Walsh, Thomas J. (Missouri)
JC-MO-0001-0002
Other Lawyers None on record

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