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Case Name Lewis v. Jackson PC-DC-0018
Docket / Court 521-73 ( No Court )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Case Summary
In 1973, black Muslim inmates at the Lorton Reformatory in Virginia filed a lawsuit against the District of Columbia Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. In 1974, the parties entered into a consent decree. We have no further information on the ... read more >
In 1973, black Muslim inmates at the Lorton Reformatory in Virginia filed a lawsuit against the District of Columbia Department of Corrections in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. In 1974, the parties entered into a consent decree. We have no further information on the proceedings in this case.

Kristen Sagar - 09/06/2006


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
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Religious programs / policies
Special Case Type
Out-of-court
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Lorton Reformatory
Plaintiff Description black Muslim inmates at the Lorton Reformatory in Virginia
Class action status sought Unknown
Class action status granted Unknown
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Unknown
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1974 - n/a
Case Ongoing No reason to think so
Additional Resources
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  Cruel Confinement: Abuse, Discrimination and Death Within Alabama's Prisons
Date: Jun 4, 2014
(Southern Poverty Law Center )
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Civil Rights Injunctions Over Time: A Case Study of Jail and Prison Court Orders
N.Y.U. Law Review
Date: May 2006
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
Date: Jan 1, 1998
By: Malcolm M. Feeley & Edward Rubin (UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law & Vanderbilt School of Law Faculty)
Citation: (1998)
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