Inmates of Suffolk County Jail v. Kearney

915 F.2d 1557 (1990) | Cited 23 times | First Circuit | September 20, 1990

This is an appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The issue presented for review is whether a consent decree governing the Suffolk County Jail and House of Correction should be modified to allow inmates to be housed two per cell. The district court held that circumstances had not changed sufficiently to justify modification of the consent decree. Inmates of the Suffolk County Jail v. Kearney, 734 F. Supp. 561 (D. Mass. 1990).

We are in agreement with the well-reasoned opinion of the district court and see no reason to elaborate further.

Affirmed.

* Of the District of Massachusetts, sitting by designation.

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