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Case Name Gates v. Collier PC-MS-0001
Docket / Court 71CV06 ( N.D. Miss. )
State/Territory Mississippi
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Attorney Organization ACLU National (all projects)
ACLU National Prison Project
U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Male
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Equal Protection
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Preliminary relief granted
Crowding
Crowding / caseload
Pre-PLRA Population Cap
Defendant-type
Corrections
Jurisdiction-wide
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students
Assault/abuse by staff
Bathing and hygiene
Classification / placement
Conditions of confinement
Disciplinary procedures
Disciplinary segregation
Failure to discipline
Failure to supervise
Failure to train
Food service / nutrition / hydration
Good time
Mail
Racial segregation
Record-keeping
Religious programs / policies
Sanitation / living conditions
Sexual abuse by residents/inmates
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Totality of conditions
Unconstitutional conditions of confinement
Medical/Mental Health
HIV/AIDS
Medical care, general
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action State law
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Mississippi
Plaintiff Description Prisoners in the Mississippi Department of Corrections facility at Parchman.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU National (all projects)
ACLU National Prison Project
U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration 1972 - n/a
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing PC-MS-0002 : Moore v. Fordice (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0003 : Russell v. Johnson (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0004 : Givhan v. Puckett (N.D. Miss.)
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Brokered Justice: Race, Politics, and Mississippi Prisons, 1798-1992
By: William Banks Taylor (University of Southern Mississippi)
Citation: (1994)
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  Civil Rights Injunctions Over Time: A Case Study of Jail and Prison Court Orders
N.Y.U. Law Review
By: Margo Schlanger (Washington University)
Citation: 81 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 550 (2006)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  Judicial Policy Making and the Modern State: How the Courts Reformed America's Prisons
By: Malcolm M. Feeley & Edward Rubin (UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law & Vanderbilt School of Law Faculty)
Citation: (1998)
[ Detail ]

Docket(s)
71-CV-06 (N.D. Miss.) 02/02/1998
PC-MS-0001-9001 PDF | Detail
4:90-cv-00125-JAD (N.D. Miss.) 12/01/2005
PC-MS-0001-9003 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
4:82-cv-00064-JAD (N.D. Miss.) 10/02/2006
PC-MS-0001-9002 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
71-CV-06 (N.D. Miss.) 05/05/2014
PC-MS-0001-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 02/08/1971
PC-MS-0001-0017 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law 09/13/1972 (349 F.Supp. 881) (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0001-0007 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Opinion 12/05/1973 (489 F.2d 298)
PC-MS-0001-0008 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
On Petition for Rehearing and Petition for Rehearing En Banc 09/09/1974 (500 F.2d 1382)
PC-MS-0001-0009 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Opinion 09/20/1974 (501 F.2d 1291)
PC-MS-0001-0010 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Memorandum Opinion 01/31/1975 (390 F.Supp. 482) (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0001-0011 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Opinion 01/08/1976 (525 F.2d 965)
PC-MS-0001-0012 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Memorandum Opinion 11/19/1976 (423 F.Supp. 732) (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0001-0013 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Opinion 03/18/1977 (548 F.2d 1241)
PC-MS-0001-0014 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Memorandum Opinion 06/30/1978 (454 F.Supp. 579) (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0001-0006 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Opinion 11/08/1979 (606 F.2d 115)
PC-MS-0001-0005 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Order 01/06/1983 (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0001-0001 PDF | Detail
Appellate Opinion 11/02/1992 (976 F.2d 268)
PC-MS-0001-0016 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Correspondence 02/02/1998
PC-MS-0001-0004 PDF | Detail
Appellate Opinion 11/20/2000 (234 F.3d 221)
PC-MS-0001-0015 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Local Jails Order of 2006 03/06/2006 (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0001-0018 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion [to Amend Administrative Remedy Program for Medical Complaints] 06/05/2006
PC-MS-0001-0019 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Local Jails Order of 2007 09/26/2007 (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0001-0020 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Local Jails Order of 2007 11/05/2007 (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0001-0021 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Local Jails Amended Order 09/08/2008 (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0001-0022 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Dismissing State Corrections Facilities 03/10/2011 (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0001-0023 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Ainsworth, Robert Andrew Jr. (Fifth Circuit, E.D. La.)
PC-MS-0001-0014
Bell, Griffin Boyette (Fifth Circuit)
PC-MS-0001-0009
Benavides, Fortunato Pedro (Fifth Circuit)
PC-MS-0001-0015
Brown, Paul Neeley (E.D. Tex.)
PC-MS-0001-0009
Clark, Charles (Fifth Circuit)
PC-MS-0001-0012 | PC-MS-0001-0014
Coleman, James Plemon (Fifth Circuit)
PC-MS-0001-0009 | PC-MS-0001-0012
Davis, Jerry A. (N.D. Miss.) [Magistrate]
PC-MS-0001-0018 | PC-MS-0001-0020 | PC-MS-0001-0021 | PC-MS-0001-0022 | PC-MS-0001-0023 | PC-MS-0001-9000 | PC-MS-0001-9002 | PC-MS-0001-9003
Garwood, William Lockhart (Fifth Circuit)
PC-MS-0001-0016
Gewin, Walter Pettus (Fifth Circuit)
PC-MS-0001-0009
Hatchett, Joseph Woodrow (Eleventh Circuit, Fifth Circuit) [Magistrate]
PC-MS-0001-0005
Ingraham, Joe McDonald (Fifth Circuit, S.D. Tex.)
PC-MS-0001-0012
Jones, Edith Hollan (Fifth Circuit)
PC-MS-0001-0015
Keady, William Colbert (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0001-0001 | PC-MS-0001-0006 | PC-MS-0001-0007 | PC-MS-0001-0011 | PC-MS-0001-0013
King, Carolyn Dineen (Fifth Circuit)
PC-MS-0001-0016
Politz, Henry Anthony (Fifth Circuit)
PC-MS-0001-0016
Thornberry, William Homer (Fifth Circuit, W.D. Tex.)
PC-MS-0001-0009
Tuttle, Arthur J. (E.D. Mich.)
PC-MS-0001-0008 | PC-MS-0001-0010 | PC-MS-0001-0014
Walter, Donald Ellsworth (W.D. La.)
PC-MS-0001-0015
Wisdom, John Minor (Fifth Circuit)
PC-MS-0001-0009
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Feierman, Jessica (Alabama)
PC-MS-0001-9000 | PC-MS-0001-9003
Haber, Roy S. (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-0017
Hanlon, Stephen F (District of Columbia)
PC-MS-0001-9003
Hicks, Elizabeth Jane (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-0015 | PC-MS-0001-9003
McDuff, Robert B. (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-0015 | PC-MS-0001-9003
Rydzewski, Leo G. (District of Columbia)
PC-MS-0001-9003
Slaughter-Harvey, Constance (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-0017
Welch, Ronald R. (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-0015 | PC-MS-0001-0018 | PC-MS-0001-0020 | PC-MS-0001-0021 | PC-MS-0001-0022 | PC-MS-0001-9000 | PC-MS-0001-9002 | PC-MS-0001-9003
Winter, Margaret (District of Columbia)
PC-MS-0001-0015 | PC-MS-0001-9000 | PC-MS-0001-9003
Defendant's Lawyers Clay, John L. (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-0016 | PC-MS-0001-9000 | PC-MS-0001-9002 | PC-MS-0001-9003
Clayton, Tacey Clark (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-9000
Garner, Sharon Marie (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-9000
Goff, Joseph A. (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-0015 | PC-MS-0001-9000
Griffin, Willie (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-9000
Hood, Jim (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-0018 | PC-MS-0001-0019 | PC-MS-0001-0020 | PC-MS-0001-0021 | PC-MS-0001-0022
Mapp, Jane Lanier (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-9000
Moore, Mike (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-0016 | PC-MS-0001-9000
Moss, Tyler Lloyd (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-9000
Perkins, Willie J. (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-9000
Ross, Tom T. Jr. (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-9000
Sanders, Robert E. (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-9000
Scott, David K. (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-0019 | PC-MS-0001-9000
Steel, James F. (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-9000 | PC-MS-0001-9002 | PC-MS-0001-9003
Thaggard, Lee (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-9000
Vincent, Leonard Charlton (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-0015 | PC-MS-0001-0016 | PC-MS-0001-0019 | PC-MS-0001-9000 | PC-MS-0001-9002 | PC-MS-0001-9003
White, Walton W. (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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