Lee v. Washington - 390 U.S. 333 (1968)
U.S. Supreme Court
Lee v. Washington, 390 U.S. 333 (1968)
Lee v. Washington
Argued November 7, 1967
Decided March 11, 1968
390 U.S. 333
A three-judge District Court declared Alabama statutes requiring racial segregation in prisons unconstitutional and established a schedule for desegregation. The State's challenges of the judgment based on Fed.Rule Civ.Proc. 23 (relating to class actions), the claimed constitutionality of the statutes, and the failure to allow for necessary prison security and discipline, held to be without merit.
263 F.Supp. 327, affirmed.