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Case Name Gates v. Collier PC-MS-0001
Docket / Court 71CV06 ( N.D. Miss. )
State/Territory Mississippi
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Attorney Organization ACLU National (all projects)
ACLU National Prison Project
U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Affected Gender
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Equal Protection
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Preliminary relief granted
Crowding / caseload
Pre-PLRA Population Cap
Race discrimination
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students
Assault/abuse by staff
Bathing and hygiene
Classification / placement
Conditions of confinement
Disciplinary procedures
Disciplinary segregation
Failure to discipline
Failure to supervise
Failure to train
Food service / nutrition / hydration
Good time
Racial segregation
Religious programs / policies
Sanitation / living conditions
Sexual abuse by residents/inmates
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Totality of conditions
Unconstitutional conditions of confinement
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Causes of Action State law
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) Mississippi
Plaintiff Description Prisoners in the Mississippi Department of Corrections facility at Parchman.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU National (all projects)
ACLU National Prison Project
U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
Source of Relief Litigation
Order Duration 1972 - n/a
Filing Year 1971
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing PC-MS-0002 : Moore v. Fordice (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0003 : Russell v. Johnson (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0004 : Givhan v. Puckett (N.D. Miss.)
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)
[ 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 Faculty)
Citation: (1998)
[ Detail ]

  Brokered Justice: Race, Politics, and Mississippi Prisons, 1798-1992
Date: July 1994
By: William Banks Taylor (University of Southern Mississippi Faculty)
Citation: (1994)
[ Detail ]

71-CV-06 (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0001-9001.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/02/1998
4:90-cv-00125-JAD (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0001-9003.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/01/2005
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
4:82-cv-00064-JAD (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0001-9002.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/02/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
71-CV-06 (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0001-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/05/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PC-MS-0001-0017.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/08/1971
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law (349 F.Supp. 881) (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0001-0007.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 09/13/1972
Source: Google Scholar
Opinion (489 F.2d 298)
PC-MS-0001-0008.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 12/05/1973
Source: Google Scholar
On Petition for Rehearing and Petition for Rehearing En Banc (500 F.2d 1382)
PC-MS-0001-0009.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 09/09/1974
Source: Google Scholar
Opinion (501 F.2d 1291)
PC-MS-0001-0010.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 09/20/1974
Source: Google Scholar
Memorandum Opinion (390 F.Supp. 482) (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0001-0011.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 01/31/1975
Source: Google Scholar
Opinion (525 F.2d 965)
PC-MS-0001-0012.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 01/08/1976
Source: Google Scholar
Memorandum Opinion (423 F.Supp. 732) (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0001-0013.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 11/19/1976
Source: Google Scholar
Opinion (548 F.2d 1241)
PC-MS-0001-0014.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 03/18/1977
Source: Google Scholar
Memorandum Opinion (454 F.Supp. 579) (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0001-0006.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 06/30/1978
Source: Google Scholar
Opinion (606 F.2d 115)
PC-MS-0001-0005.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 11/08/1979
Source: Google Scholar
Order (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0001-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/06/1983
Appellate Opinion (976 F.2d 268)
PC-MS-0001-0016.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 11/02/1992
Source: Google Scholar
PC-MS-0001-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/02/1998
Appellate Opinion (234 F.3d 221)
PC-MS-0001-0015.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 11/20/2000
Source: Google Scholar
Local Jails Order of 2006 [ECF# 855] (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0001-0018.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/06/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion [to Amend Administrative Remedy Program for Medical Complaints] [ECF# 904]
PC-MS-0001-0019.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/05/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Local Jails Order of 2007 [ECF# 1027] (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0001-0020.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/26/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Local Jails Order of 2007 [ECF# 1028] (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0001-0021.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/05/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Local Jails Amended Order [ECF# 1102] (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0001-0022.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/08/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Dismissing State Corrections Facilities [ECF# 1282] (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0001-0023.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/10/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Ainsworth, Robert Andrew Jr. (E.D. La., Fifth Circuit)
Bell, Griffin Boyette (Fifth Circuit)
Benavides, Fortunato Pedro (Fifth Circuit)
Brown, Paul Neeley (E.D. Tex.)
Clark, Charles (Fifth Circuit)
PC-MS-0001-0012 | PC-MS-0001-0014
Coleman, James Plemon (Fifth Circuit)
PC-MS-0001-0009 | PC-MS-0001-0012
Davis, Jerry A. (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0001-0018 | PC-MS-0001-0020 | PC-MS-0001-0021 | PC-MS-0001-0022 | PC-MS-0001-0023 | PC-MS-0001-9000 | PC-MS-0001-9002 | PC-MS-0001-9003
Garwood, William Lockhart (Fifth Circuit)
Gewin, Walter Pettus (Fifth Circuit)
Hatchett, Joseph Woodrow (Fifth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit)
Ingraham, Joe McDonald (S.D. Tex., Fifth Circuit)
Jones, Edith Hollan (Fifth Circuit)
Keady, William Colbert (N.D. Miss.)
PC-MS-0001-0001 | PC-MS-0001-0006 | PC-MS-0001-0007 | PC-MS-0001-0011 | PC-MS-0001-0013
King, Carolyn Dineen (Fifth Circuit)
Politz, Henry Anthony (Fifth Circuit)
Thornberry, William Homer (W.D. Tex., Fifth Circuit)
Tuttle, Arthur J. (E.D. Mich.)
PC-MS-0001-0008 | PC-MS-0001-0010 | PC-MS-0001-0014
Walter, Donald Ellsworth (W.D. La.)
Wisdom, John Minor (Fifth Circuit)
Plaintiff's Lawyers Feierman, Jessica (Alabama)
PC-MS-0001-9000 | PC-MS-0001-9003
Haber, Roy S. (Mississippi)
Hanlon, Stephen F (District of Columbia)
Hicks, Elizabeth Jane (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-0015 | PC-MS-0001-9003
McDuff, Robert B. (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-0015 | PC-MS-0001-9003
Rydzewski, Leo G. (District of Columbia)
Slaughter-Harvey, Constance (Mississippi)
Welch, Ronald R. (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-0015 | PC-MS-0001-0018 | PC-MS-0001-0020 | PC-MS-0001-0021 | PC-MS-0001-0022 | PC-MS-0001-9000 | PC-MS-0001-9002 | PC-MS-0001-9003
Winter, Margaret (District of Columbia)
PC-MS-0001-0015 | PC-MS-0001-9000 | PC-MS-0001-9003
Defendant's Lawyers Clay, John L. (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-0016 | PC-MS-0001-9000 | PC-MS-0001-9002 | PC-MS-0001-9003
Clayton, Tacey Clark (Mississippi)
Garner, Sharon Marie (Mississippi)
Goff, Joseph A. (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-0015 | PC-MS-0001-9000
Griffin, Willie (Mississippi)
Hood, Jim (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-0018 | PC-MS-0001-0019 | PC-MS-0001-0020 | PC-MS-0001-0021 | PC-MS-0001-0022
Mapp, Jane Lanier (Mississippi)
Moore, Mike (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-0016 | PC-MS-0001-9000
Moss, Tyler Lloyd (Mississippi)
Perkins, Willie J. (Mississippi)
Ross, Tom T. Jr. (Mississippi)
Sanders, Robert E. (Mississippi)
Scott, David K. (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-0019 | PC-MS-0001-9000
Steel, James F. (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-9000 | PC-MS-0001-9002 | PC-MS-0001-9003
Thaggard, Lee (Mississippi)
Vincent, Leonard Charlton (Mississippi)
PC-MS-0001-0015 | PC-MS-0001-0016 | PC-MS-0001-0019 | PC-MS-0001-9000 | PC-MS-0001-9002 | PC-MS-0001-9003
White, Walton W. (Mississippi)

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