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Case Name Georgia Public Defender Standards Council v. Freeman JC-GA-0024
Docket / Court 1:05-cv-03286-MHS ( N.D. Ga. )
State/Territory Georgia
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
On December 20, 2005, the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council filed suit in the Superior Court of Fulton County Georgia to prevent the Fulton County Sheriff, Myron Freeman, from transferring inmates from the Fulton County Jail to distant locations. The case was removed by Sheriff Freeman from ... read more >
On December 20, 2005, the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council filed suit in the Superior Court of Fulton County Georgia to prevent the Fulton County Sheriff, Myron Freeman, from transferring inmates from the Fulton County Jail to distant locations. The case was removed by Sheriff Freeman from state court to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on December 27, 2005. Upon removal, the Freeman case was consolidated with Harper v . Bennett, et al, No . 04-CV-1416-MHS (N.D. Ga . filed May 19, 2004) [JC-GA-23 of this collection]. In February 28, 2006, the District Court (Judge Marvin H. Shoob) entered a Consent Order limiting the distance and ability for transferring pre-trial detainees to other facilities. The Consent Order was to remain in effect during the term of the Harper Consent Order. [See JC-GA-23]. Upon entry of the Consent Order, the case was dismissed.

Dan Dalton - 02/06/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action State law
42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Fulton County Georgia
Plaintiff Description The Georgia Public Defender Standards Council and inmates incarcerated in the Fulton County Jail awaiting trial and are represented by the Atlantic Circuit Public Defender Office and the Fulton County Conflict Defender
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 2006 - n/a
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing JC-GA-0023 : Harper v. Bennett (N.D. Ga.)
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)
1:05-cv-03286-MHS (N.D. Ga.) 03/01/2006
JC-GA-0024-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Defendant's Notice of Removal 12/27/2005
JC-GA-0024-0001 PDF | Detail
Consent Order 02/28/2006
JC-GA-0024-0002 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Shoob, Marvin Herman (N.D. Ga.)
JC-GA-0024-0002 | JC-GA-0024-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Bracker, Julie K. (Georgia)
JC-GA-0024-9000
Greenberg, Carl (Georgia)
JC-GA-0024-9000
Hankins, Janet Willy (Georgia)
JC-GA-0024-9000
Mears, Michael (Georgia)
JC-GA-0024-9000
Pitts, Vernon (Georgia)
JC-GA-0024-9000
Remar, Robert B. (Georgia)
JC-GA-0024-0002 | JC-GA-0024-9000
Smith, John Da Grosa (Georgia)
JC-GA-0024-9000
Wilkes, Karen S. (Georgia)
JC-GA-0024-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Lackland, Theodore Howard (Georgia)
JC-GA-0024-0001 | JC-GA-0024-0002 | JC-GA-0024-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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