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Case Name Williams v. McKeithen PC-LA-0001
Docket / Court 71-CV-98B ( M.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Special Collection Civil Rights Division Archival Collection
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Crowding
Crowding / caseload
Pre-PLRA Population Cap
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Classification / placement
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Totality of conditions
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Louisiana State Penitentiary
Plaintiff Description Inmates challenging the constitutionality of their housing conditions at Louisiana facilities
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se Unknown
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1975 - 2006
Filing Year 1971
Case Closing Year 2006
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing JI-LA-0001 : United States v. Louisiana (M.D. La.)
JC-LA-0021 : In re Parish Prison [Jail] Populations (M.D. La.)
JI-LA-0006 : Brian B. v. Stalder (M.D. La.)
JI-LA-0008 : In re Juvenile Justice Facilities (M.D. La.)
JI-LA-0007 : A.A. v. Wackenhut (M.D. La.)
Additional Resources
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  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 Faculty)
Citation: 81 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 550 (2006)
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  Judicial Policy Making and the Modern State: How the Courts Reformed America's Prisons
Book
Date: Jan. 1, 1998
By: Malcolm M. Feeley & Edward Rubin (UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law & Vanderbilt School of Law Faculty Faculty)
Citation: (1998)
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Docket(s)
71-CV-98 (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0001-9002.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/11/1993
Source: Nat'l Archives (NARA)-details in other
71-CV-98 (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0001-9003.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/11/1993
Source: Nat'l Archives (NARA)-details in other
71-CV-98 (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0001-9001.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/21/1998
71-CV-98 (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0001-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/07/2004
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Settlement Agreement for Medical, Dental, Mental Health, Rehabilitation and Juvenile Justice Issues
PC-LA-0001-0020.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date:
Special Master's Report
PC-LA-0001-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/28/1975
Judgment and Order (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0001-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/10/1975
Opinion (547 F.2d 1206)
PC-LA-0001-0032.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 02/15/1977
Source: Google Scholar
[Order] (495 F.Supp. 707) (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0001-0034.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 08/04/1980
Source: Google Scholar
Stipulation & Consent Decree
PC-LA-0001-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/19/1983
Memorandum on the Issue of Who Represents the State (1990 WL 265971) (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0001-0036.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 07/20/1990
Reported Opinion (939 F.2d 1100)
PC-LA-0001-0029.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 08/13/1991
Source: Google Scholar
Opinion (963 F.2d 70)
PC-LA-0001-0030.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 06/04/1992
Source: Google Scholar
Order (1993 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 21193) (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0001-0038.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Date: 05/27/1993
Source: LexisNexis
Opinion (87 F.3d 126)
PC-LA-0001-0033.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 06/16/1996
Source: Google Scholar
Opinion (95 F.3d 56)
PC-LA-0001-0037.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 08/24/1996
Petition for order approving settlement for purpose of terminating Consent Decrees
PC-LA-0001-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/26/1996
Order approving Settlement (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0001-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/26/1996
Order (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0001-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/26/1996
Amended November 17, 1995 Judgment and order (09-26-96) (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0001-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/26/1996
Minute Entry (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0001-0024.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/26/1996
Order (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0001-0023.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/22/1996
Order (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0001-0012.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/09/1996
Motion and Order to clarify consent Decree (12-20-96) (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0001-0013.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/20/1996
Order (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0001-0014.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/24/1997
Order (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0001-0015.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/01/1997
Order (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0001-0019.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/06/1997
Order (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0001-0016.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/22/1997
Order (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0001-0017.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/10/1997
Order (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0001-0018.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/31/1997
Opinion (147 F.3d 367)
PC-LA-0001-0031.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/14/1998
Source: Google Scholar
United States' Jena Agreement
PC-LA-0001-0022.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 04/01/2000
Memorandum Opinion (121 F.Supp.2d 943) (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0001-0035.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 10/03/2000
Source: Google Scholar
Order (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0001-0028.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/13/2001
2003 Settlement Agreement
PC-LA-0001-0021.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 01/17/2003
Order (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0001-0026.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/22/2004
Order (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0001-0027.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/05/2005
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Judges Ainsworth, Robert Andrew Jr. (E.D. La., Fifth Circuit) show/hide docs
PC-LA-0001-0032
Brady, James J. (M.D. La.) show/hide docs
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Davis, W. Eugene (W.D. La., Fifth Circuit) show/hide docs
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Garwood, William Lockhart (Fifth Circuit) show/hide docs
PC-LA-0001-0029
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King, Carolyn Dineen (Fifth Circuit) show/hide docs
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Pelletier, Angela M. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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