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WA Racial Segregation Suit Settled for $500 and Transfer
court by twelve prisoners at the Washington State Prison alleged prison
officials were racially biased in making cell assignments. All of the
cells were segregated by race; i.e., all African American, Hispanic or
Caucasian. No cells were racially integrated.
The lawsuits alleged this practice violated the plaintiffs' Fourteenth
Amendment rights, as it created white-only chow lines and early release
for recreation. On November 18, 1999, plaintiff Al-Kareem Shadeed, acting
pro se, agreed to dismiss the suit in exchange for $500 and a transfer to
the Monroe Correctional Complex. See: Shadeed v. Lowry, USDC Eastern
District Washington, Case No. CS-96-075-J, unpublished.
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Shadeed v. Lowry
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