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Case Name U.S. v. Natchitoches Parish JC-LA-0010
Docket / Court 78-1086 ( W.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
On May 2, 1978, the federal government filed a lawsuit against the Natchitoches Parish Jail in Louisiana to enjoin the defendants from discriminating on the basis of race in the jail. On October 23, 1978, the parties entered into a consent decree enjoining the jail from classifying inmates on the ... read more >
On May 2, 1978, the federal government filed a lawsuit against the Natchitoches Parish Jail in Louisiana to enjoin the defendants from discriminating on the basis of race in the jail. On October 23, 1978, the parties entered into a consent decree enjoining the jail from classifying inmates on the basis of race. On August 1, 1979, the court dismissed the case. We have no further information on this case.

Kristen Sagar - 03/11/2006


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Classification / placement
Type of Facility
Government-run
Defendant(s) Natchitoches Parish
Plaintiff Description United States Department of Justice
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 1978 - n/a
Case Closing Year 1979
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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  Bravo v. Board of Commissioners of Dona Ana County
http://www.bazelon.org/
Date: 2017
By: The Bazelon Center (The Bazelon Center)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
78-1086 (W.D. La.)
JC-LA-0010-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/01/1979
General Documents
Memorandum for the Attorney General
JC-LA-0010-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/08/1979
Judges Stagg, Thomas E. Jr. Court not on record
JC-LA-0010-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Allen, Frances O. (Louisiana)
JC-LA-0010-9000
Shaheen, Edward L. (Louisiana)
JC-LA-0010-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Harrington, Eric R. (Louisiana)
JC-LA-0010-9000

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