University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
new search
page permalink
Case Name Inmates of Henry County Jail v. Parham JC-GA-0019
Docket / Court 75-1968 ( N.D. Ga. )
State/Territory Georgia
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
Plaintiffs filed a class action suit against Henry County Jail, alleging violations of constitutional rights under the First, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments. The District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (apparently James Hill, Circuit Judge, sitting by designation) certified the ... read more >
Plaintiffs filed a class action suit against Henry County Jail, alleging violations of constitutional rights under the First, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments. The District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (apparently James Hill, Circuit Judge, sitting by designation) certified the class and, in 1976, issued a consent decree enjoining defendants from operating the current Henry County Jail after February 1, 1978. In addition, the consent decree laid out guidelines for operation of the old jail, regarding sanitation, facilities, pest control, personal hygiene, classification, fire safety, nutrition, medical care, exercise, access to reading material and legal services, and grievance procedures. Inmates of Henry County Jail v. Parham, 430 F. Supp. 304 (N.D. Ga. 1976). The docket for this case is not available on PACER, and this consent decree is the only information we have on file for this case.

Lauren Cutson - 05/20/2005


compress summary

- click to show/hide ALL -
Issues and Causes of Action
click to show/hide detail
Issues
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Classification / placement
Disciplinary procedures
Food service / nutrition / hydration
Law library access
Library (non-law) access
Recreation / Exercise
Sanitation / living conditions
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Henry County Jail
Plaintiff Description inmates of Henry 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 Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1976 - n/a
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Unknown
Additional Resources
click to show/hide detail
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 ]

  Law, Psychiatry, and Morality: Essays and Analysis. Chapter V: Psychiatry and the Supreme Court
By: Alan A. Stone (Harvard Law School)
Citation: (1984)
[ Detail ]

Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Order 07/07/1976 (430 F.Supp. 304) (N.D. Ga.)
JC-GA-0019-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Judges Hill, James Clinkscales (N.D. Ga., Eleventh Circuit, Fifth Circuit)
JC-GA-0019-0001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Carliner, Deborah (Georgia)
JC-GA-0019-0001
Leitzer, Ellen (Georgia)
JC-GA-0019-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Bolton, Arthur K. (Georgia)
JC-GA-0019-0001
Keen, Philip T. (Georgia)
JC-GA-0019-0001
Other Lawyers None on record

- click to show/hide ALL -

new search
page permalink

- top of page -