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Case Name U.S. v. Ashley JC-SC-0001
Docket / Court Civil Action No. 69-739 ( D.S.C. )
State/Territory South Carolina
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
On August 22, 1969, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §2000(b), against Anderson County, South Carolina, in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. The plaintiff asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, ... read more >
On August 22, 1969, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §2000(b), against Anderson County, South Carolina, in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. The plaintiff asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging that the defendants were violating the constitutional rights of the inmates of the Anderson County Jail and the Anderson County Prison Farm by racial segregation and discrimination directed against black inmates. The complaint alleged that white and black inmates were housed in separate cells and placed on separate work crews solely on account of race.

On September 4, 1969, the defendants answered the complaint, denying any violation of inmate constitutional rights and alleging that the jail was fully integrated except the drunk tank. On February 25, 1970, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina (Judge Miller C. Foster, Jr.) granted declaratory and injunctive relief to the plaintiffs. On May 26, 1970, the defendants issued a report to the court, claiming that the jail had been fully integrated.

We have no further information on the proceedings in this case.

Kristen Sagar - 10/20/2006


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Racial segregation
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action None on record
Defendant(s) Anderson County Jail
Anderson County Prison Farm
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 Litigation
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration 1970 - n/a
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)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ]

Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Summons 08/22/1969
JC-SC-0001-0001 PDF | Detail
Complaint 08/29/1969
JC-SC-0001-0002 PDF | Detail
Answer of James H. Williams 09/04/1969
JC-SC-0001-0003 PDF | Detail
Answer 09/05/1969
JC-SC-0001-0004 PDF | Detail
Order 02/26/1970 (D.S.C.)
JC-SC-0001-0005 PDF | Detail
Report of the Defendants 05/25/1970
JC-SC-0001-0006 PDF | Detail
Report of the Defendants 06/24/1970
JC-SC-0001-0007 PDF | Detail
Judges Foster, Miller C. Jr. Court not on record
JC-SC-0001-0001 | JC-SC-0001-0002 | JC-SC-0001-0003 | JC-SC-0001-0004 | JC-SC-0001-0005 | JC-SC-0001-0006 | JC-SC-0001-0007
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Mitchell, John N. (District of Columbia)
JC-SC-0001-0002
Rogers, Joseph O. Jr. (South Carolina)
JC-SC-0001-0002 | JC-SC-0001-0005
Defendant's Lawyers Leonard, Jerris (District of Columbia)
JC-SC-0001-0002
Pruitt, J. Calhoun (South Carolina)
JC-SC-0001-0005 | JC-SC-0001-0006 | JC-SC-0001-0007
Schwelb, Frank E. (District of Columbia)
JC-SC-0001-0002
Weinberg, Barry H. (District of Columbia)
JC-SC-0001-0005 | JC-SC-0001-0006
Other Lawyers None on record

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