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Case Name Bell v. City of Jackson JC-MS-0024
Docket / Court 3:15-cv-732-TSL-RHW ( S.D. Miss. )
State/Territory Mississippi
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Special Collection Fines/Fees/Bail Reform (Criminalization of poverty)
Attorney Organization Equal Justice Under Law
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Equal Protection
Content of Injunction
Training
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Disability
disability, unspecified
General
Conditions of confinement
Over/Unlawful Detention
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Defendant(s) City of Jackson, Mississippi
Plaintiff Description Seven impoverished people who were incarcerated by the City of Jackson, Mississippi because they were unable to pay debts allegedly owed to the City for traffic violations and other misdemeanor offenses
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Equal Justice Under Law
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Declaratory Judgment
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2016 - n/a
Filing Year 2015
Case Ongoing Yes
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Docket(s)
3:15-cv-732 (S.D. Miss.)
JC-MS-0024-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/25/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Class Action Complaint [ECF# 1]
JC-MS-0024-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/09/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Summons in a Civil Action [ECF# 2]
JC-MS-0024-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/09/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement [ECF# 14]
JC-MS-0024-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/20/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Lee, Tom Stewart (S.D. Miss.) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Howard, Jacob W. (Mississippi) show/hide docs
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Johnson, J. Clifton II (Mississippi) show/hide docs
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Karakatsanis, Alec (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Jackson-Winters, LaShundra B. (Mississippi) show/hide docs
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Lowery, Gail Wright (Mississippi) show/hide docs
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Other Lawyers Smith, Christopher E. (Mississippi) show/hide docs
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