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Case Name U.S. v. Union Parish JC-LA-0012
Docket / Court 79-0004 ( W.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
On January 3, 1979, the United Stated Department of Justice sued jail officials for the Union Parish of Louisiana, under 28 U.S.C. § 1345, 13 U.S.C. § 1227, and 31 U.S.C. § 1242, in a civil action to desegregate the Union Parish jail and to remedy the effects of past discrimination. ... read more >
On January 3, 1979, the United Stated Department of Justice sued jail officials for the Union Parish of Louisiana, under 28 U.S.C. § 1345, 13 U.S.C. § 1227, and 31 U.S.C. § 1242, in a civil action to desegregate the Union Parish jail and to remedy the effects of past discrimination. On January 8, 1979, there was a consent decree in the case, including a plan of prisoner classification, and the case was closed thereafter. We have no further information on this case.

Jaclyn Adams - 02/26/2006


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Defendant(s) Union 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 1979 - n/a
Case Ongoing No reason to think so
Docket(s)
79-0004 (W.D. La.)
JC-LA-0012-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/18/1979
General Documents
Memorandum re: Approval for Litigation Involving Louisiana Parish Jails (Union Parish Jail)
JC-LA-0012-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/08/1978
Plaintiff's Lawyers Allen, Frances O. (Louisiana)
JC-LA-0012-9000

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