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Case Name Stroman v. Griffin JC-GA-0017
Docket / Court 2690 ( S.D. Ga. )
State/Territory Georgia
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
In 1968, the District Court in the Northern District of Georgia issued a state-wide injunction requiring integration of all city and county jails and correctional facilities in Wilson v. Kelley, 294 F. Supp. 1005 (N.D. Ga. 1968). In 1970, two plaintiffs brought a civil rights class action in the ... read more >
In 1968, the District Court in the Northern District of Georgia issued a state-wide injunction requiring integration of all city and county jails and correctional facilities in Wilson v. Kelley, 294 F. Supp. 1005 (N.D. Ga. 1968). In 1970, two plaintiffs brought a civil rights class action in the District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, complaining of segregation in the Chatham County Jail in violation of the Kelley injunction. The district court (Chief Judge Alexander Lawrence) held that defendants were not in contempt of the state-wide order and that no racially discriminatory practices existed at the Chatham County Jail. Stroman v. Griffin, 331 F. Supp. 226 (S.D. Ga. 1971). The docket for this case is not available on PACER, and therefore our information ends with the last reported decision in 1971.

Lauren Cutson - 05/20/2005


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Administrative segregation
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Chatham County, Georgia
Plaintiff Description Inmates of county jail alleging violation of their constitutional rights
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Unknown
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration 1970 - 1971
Case Closing Year 1971
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)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Order 08/18/1971 (331 F.Supp. 226) (S.D. Ga.)
JC-GA-0017-0001 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judges Lawrence, Alexander Atkinson Jr. (S.D. Ga.)
JC-GA-0017-0001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Hill, Bobby L. (Georgia)
JC-GA-0017-0001
Moore, Howard Jr. (Georgia)
JC-GA-0017-0001
Rindskopf, Peter E. (Georgia)
JC-GA-0017-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Solms, Anton F. Jr. (Georgia)
JC-GA-0017-0001
Other Lawyers None on record

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