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Case Name Inmates of Henry County Jail v. Parham JC-GA-0019
Docket / Court 75-1968 ( N.D. Ga. )
State/Territory Georgia
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
Plaintiffs filed a class action suit against Henry County Jail, alleging violations of constitutional rights under the First, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments. The District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (apparently James Hill, Circuit Judge, sitting by designation) certified the ... read more >
Plaintiffs filed a class action suit against Henry County Jail, alleging violations of constitutional rights under the First, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments. The District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (apparently James Hill, Circuit Judge, sitting by designation) certified the class and, in 1976, issued a consent decree enjoining defendants from operating the current Henry County Jail after February 1, 1978. In addition, the consent decree laid out guidelines for operation of the old jail, regarding sanitation, facilities, pest control, personal hygiene, classification, fire safety, nutrition, medical care, exercise, access to reading material and legal services, and grievance procedures. Inmates of Henry County Jail v. Parham, 430 F. Supp. 304 (N.D. Ga. 1976). The docket for this case is not available on PACER, and this consent decree is the only information we have on file for this case.

Lauren Cutson - 05/20/2005


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Classification / placement
Disciplinary procedures
Food service / nutrition / hydration
Law library access
Library (non-law) access
Recreation / Exercise
Sanitation / living conditions
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Henry County Jail
Plaintiff Description inmates of Henry County Jail
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
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 1976 - n/a
Case Ongoing No reason to think so
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Law, Psychiatry, and Morality: Essays and Analysis. Chapter V: Psychiatry and the Supreme Court
By: Alan A. Stone (Harvard Law School)
Citation: (1984)
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Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Order (430 F.Supp. 304) (N.D. Ga.)
JC-GA-0019-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/07/1976
Source: Google Scholar
Judges Hill, James Clinkscales (N.D. Ga., Eleventh Circuit, Fifth Circuit)
JC-GA-0019-0001
Plaintiff's Lawyers Carliner, Deborah (Georgia)
JC-GA-0019-0001
Leitzer, Ellen (Georgia)
JC-GA-0019-0001
Defendant's Lawyers Bolton, Arthur K. (Georgia)
JC-GA-0019-0001
Keen, Philip T. (Georgia)
JC-GA-0019-0001

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