No. GC 71-6-K.

349 F.Supp. 881 (1972)

Nazareth GATES et al. and United States of America, Plaintiff-Intervenor, v. John COLLIER et al.

United States District Court, N. D. Mississippi, Greenville Division.

Judgment October 20, 1972.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Roy S. Haber, Jackson, Miss., for plaintiffs.

H. M. Ray, U. S. Atty., Oxford, Miss., Jesse Queen, Michael Davidson, Tom Sheron, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C., for plaintiff-intervenor.

A. F. Summer, Atty. Gen., Jackson, Miss., P. Roger Googe, Jr., William A. Allain, Jesse Adams, Asst. Attys. Gen., for defendants.



KEADY, Chief Judge.

This case of great public concern and interest involves alleged unconstitutional conditions and practices in the maintenance, operation, and administration of the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, Mississippi (Parchman).

The action began February 8, 1971, as a class action brought by certain Parchman inmates against the Superintendent of the Penitentiary...

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