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Case Name U.S. v. Polk County JC-FL-0007
Docket / Court 73-252 ( M.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
In 1973, the United States (Civil Rights Division) filed suit against Polk County for civil rights violations and discrimination in the county jail, described as a "dual penal system". Before trial, the parties negotiated a stipulation, and in 1974, the District Court for the Middle District of ... read more >
In 1973, the United States (Civil Rights Division) filed suit against Polk County for civil rights violations and discrimination in the county jail, described as a "dual penal system". Before trial, the parties negotiated a stipulation, and in 1974, the District Court for the Middle District of Florida (Judge Ben Krentzman) issued a consent decree granting injunctive relief in favor of plaintiff. The only information we have for this case is the original docket, and we do not have any information following the issuance of the consent decree.

Lauren Cutson - 05/23/2005


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action None on record
Defendant(s) Polk County Jail
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 1973 - 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)
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Docket(s)
73-252-Civ (M.D. Fla.) 03/08/1974
JC-FL-0007-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
No documents currently in the collection
Judges Krentzman, Isaac Benjamin Jr. (M.D. Fla.)
JC-FL-0007-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Peabody, Arthur E. Jr. (District of Columbia)
JC-FL-0007-9000
Smith, David L. (District of Columbia)
JC-FL-0007-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Carr, George Carter (Florida)
JC-FL-0007-9000
Tillis, Monte J. Jr. (Florida)
JC-FL-0007-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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