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Case Name Lamar v. Kern JC-TX-0007
Docket / Court 72-539 ( S.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
Plaintiffs filed a class action suit against the Harris County Sheriff in the district court for the Southern District of Texas, challenging segregation in the jail and mail censorship. In 1972, the court (Judge John Singleton) ordered defendants to halt segregation immediately and enjoined ... read more >
Plaintiffs filed a class action suit against the Harris County Sheriff in the district court for the Southern District of Texas, challenging segregation in the jail and mail censorship. In 1972, the court (Judge John Singleton) ordered defendants to halt segregation immediately and enjoined defendants from censoring inmates' mail. Lamar v. Kern, 349 F. Supp. 222 (S.D. Tex. 1972). The docket for this case is not available on PACER, and therefore our information ends with the last reported decision in 1972.

Lauren Cutson - 05/26/2005


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Administrative segregation
Mail
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Harris County Sheriff's Dept.
Plaintiff Description Plaintiffs are inmates at the Harris County Jail.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration 1972 - 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)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Final Order 09/25/1972 (349 F.Supp. 222) (S.D. Tex.)
JC-TX-0007-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Westlaw
Judges Singleton, John Virgil Jr. (S.D. Tex.)
JC-TX-0007-0001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Dailey, Fred H. Jr. (Texas)
JC-TX-0007-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Moss, Joe S. (Texas)
JC-TX-0007-0001
Other Lawyers None on record

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