No. GC 74-118-S.

462 F.Supp. 496 (1978)

Zelda ARMSTRONG, Patricia Armstrong, Yvonne Armstrong, Clifton Vernell Armstrong, Anthony George Armstrong and Bruce Armstrong, by their mother, Mrs. Albirta Armstrong, Anthony Washington, by his grandfather and guardian, Coleman Washington, Sr., Diane Clark, Bobby Jane Clark, Willie Clark, Theodore Clark, Jonathan Clark, Curtis Clark, Brenda Faye Clark, and Priscilla Clark, by their mother, Mrs. Clara Clark, Calvin Vallier, Shirley Vallier, Terry Vallier, Charles Vallier, and Raymond Vallier, by their mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Vallier, Calvin Mitchell, Mammon Mitchell, Perry Earl Mitchell, Tracy Deane Mitchell, Francrettachajaundess Mitchell, Robbette Mitchell, Carolyn Denise Mitchell, by their parents, Buster and Lottie Mitchell, Martha Anne Patt, Linzy Patt, Terry Patt, Havel Laverne Patt, Rodney Wayne Patt, by their mother, Mrs. Daisy Mae Patt, Hazel Washington, Coleman Washington, III, Cora Lee Washington, Vera Washington, Christopher Washington and Mary Washington by their father, Coleman Washington, Jr., Patricia Hampton, by her mother, Mrs. Lillian Hampton, Francis Newell, by his mother, Mrs. Lugusta Newell, and on behalf of those similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. Jack REED, Superintendent of the Mississippi State Penitentiary, North Sunflower Academy, Joe Carpenter, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of North Sunflower Academy, Meyer Tollison, Headmaster of North Sunflower Academy, Indianola Academy, J. A. Ely, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Indianola Academy, James Lear, Headmaster of Indianola Academy, E. P. Tolbert, Jr., Office Manager of Mississippi State Penitentiary and Chief Executive Officer of "Parchman School Committee", Charles Riddell, Chairman of the Mississippi State Penitentiary Board, Hollaman M. Raney, Cleve McDowell, Tyler H. Fletcher and Andrew C. Baker, Members of the Mississippi State Penitentiary Board, Dr. Garvin H. Johnston, State Superintendent of Education, and H. T. Godfrey, Director of Vocational Rehabilitation at Mississippi State Penitentiary, Defendants.

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

July 27, 1978.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David M. Lipman, Washington, D. C., for plaintiffs.

P. Roger Googe, Jr., Sp. Asst. Atty. Gen., Jackson, Miss., for defendants.


ORMA R. SMITH, District Judge.

The action sub judice was filed November 21, 1974. Plaintiffs named as defendants a number of segregated private schools or academies (hereafter "academies"), located in the area of the State of Mississippi, where the Mississippi State Penitentiary (hereafter "Parchman") is situated. The litigation has been terminated as to the academies. This memorandum of decision relates only to the remaining issue...

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