[Affidavit from Abraham Rios]

[Affidavit from Abraham Rios]

Date: unknown
Creator: Rios, Abraham
Description: Document signed by Abraham Rios that states he was confined at Harlem Prison Farm No. 1 in Fort Bend County, Texas. Rios had retained attorneys Ralph Estrada, A. L. Wirin, and John J. Herrera to prosecute a suit against the Texas Prison System and the State of Texas.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Affidavit from Ernesto Longoria]

[Affidavit from Ernesto Longoria]

Date: unknown
Creator: Longoria, Ernesto
Description: Document signed by Ernesto Longoria stating that he was confined at Harlem Prison Farm No. 2 in Fort Bend County, Texas. Longoria had retained attorneys Ralph Estrada, A. L. Wirin, and John J. Herrera to prosecute a suit against the Texas Prison System and the State of Texas.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Latin American Segregation Suit, recording transcripts, pages nine through thirteen]

[Latin American Segregation Suit, recording transcripts, pages nine through thirteen]

Date: July 13, 1955
Creator: Ellis, O. B.
Description: Document certifying the transcripts from a recorded conversation on July 5, 1955 between O. B. Ellis, General Manager of the Texas Prison System, and Ben Rios, #129698. Ellis questioned Rios about Attorney John Herrera and the pending lawsuit filed against the Prison System. The document was signed by Ben Rios and notarized July 13, 1955.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Latin American Segregation Suit, recording transcripts, pages four through eight]

[Latin American Segregation Suit, recording transcripts, pages four through eight]

Date: July 15, 1955
Creator: Ellis. O. B.
Description: Document certifying the transcripts from a recorded conversation on July 5, 1955 between O. B. Ellis, General Manager of the Texas Prison System, and George Ramirez, #129694. Ellis questioned Ramirez about his involvement in the federal lawsuit filed against the Prison System. The document was signed by Ramirez and notarized July 13, 1955.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Latin American Segregation Suit, recording transcripts, pages fourteen through eighteen]

[Latin American Segregation Suit, recording transcripts, pages fourteen through eighteen]

Date: July 13, 1955
Creator: Ellis, O. B.
Description: Document certifying the transcripts from a recorded conversation on July 5, 1955 between O. B. Ellis, General Manager of the Texas Prison System, and Mateo Camarillo, #129696. Ellis questioned Camarillo about attorney John Herrera and the pending lawsuit filed against the Prison System. The document was signed by Camarillo and notarized on July 13, 1955. Document of a voluntary statement from inmate Ernesto Longorio, #129700. Longorio stated that he did not give permission for his name to used in the segregation lawsuit against the Texas Prison System. The statement is signed and notarized on July 13, 1955.
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[Latin American Segregation Suit, recording transcripts, pages one through three]

[Latin American Segregation Suit, recording transcripts, pages one through three]

Date: July 13, 1955
Creator: Ellis, O. B.
Description: Document certifying the transcripts from a recorded conversation on July 5, 1955 between O. B. Ellis, General Manager of the Texas Prison System, and Abraham Rios, #129699. Rios claimed to have no knowledge of attorney John J. Herrera filing a suit against the Prison System. The document was signed by Rios and notarized July 13, 1955.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Affidavit from Ben Rios]

[Affidavit from Ben Rios]

Date: unknown
Creator: Rios, Ben
Description: Document signed by Ben Rios who was confined at Harlem Prison Farm No. 1, in Fort Bend County. Rios had retained attorneys Ralph Estrada, A. L. Wirin, and John J. Herrera to prosecute a suit against the Texas Prison System and the State of Texas.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Affidavit from Alianza Hispano Americana, Civil Rights Department]

[Affidavit from Alianza Hispano Americana, Civil Rights Department]

Date: unknown
Creator: Alianza Hispano Americana
Description: Document describing suit filed in Federal Court at Houston, Texas in behalf of plaintiffs Ben Rios, et al. The suit was sponsored by the Alianza Hispano-Americana. Attorneys for the plaintiffs are John J. Herrera of Houston; Ralph C. Estrada of Tucson; A. L. Wirin and Marshall Ross of Los Angeles.
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[Plaintiffs' Answer to Defendants' Action to Dismiss Motion and Make a More Definite Statement, Ben Rios, et. al. vs O.B. Ellis, et. al.]

[Plaintiffs' Answer to Defendants' Action to Dismiss Motion and Make a More Definite Statement, Ben Rios, et. al. vs O.B. Ellis, et. al.]

Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Document from the plaintiffs' attorneys responding to the defendants' motion to dismiss. Attorneys did not object to dismissal and provided reasons for their decision. From the case Ben Rios, Mateo Camarillo, George Ramirez, Abraham Rios and Ernesto Langoria, vs. O. B. Ellis, as Manager of the Texas Prison System; French M. Robertson, Walter W. Cardwell, B. A. Stufflebeme, Rev. George Beto, Fred W. Shield, H. E. Treichler, H. H. Coffield, Warren S. Bellows and Henry S. Paulus, Members of the Prison Board; John Doe I through John Doe V, defendants.
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[Draft of Plaintiffs' Answer to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss, Ben Rios, et. al. vs O.B. Ellis, et. al.]

[Draft of Plaintiffs' Answer to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss, Ben Rios, et. al. vs O.B. Ellis, et. al.]

Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Plaintiffs' Answer to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss and Make a More Definite Statement. Contains handwritten corrections and statement from plaintiffs' attorney, John J. Herrera, about not opposing defendants' motion to dismiss. From the case Ben Rios, Mateo Camarillo, George Ramirez, Abraham Rios and Ernesto Langoria, vs. O. B. Ellis, as Manager of the Texas Prison System; French M. Robertson, Walter W. Cardwell, B. A. Stufflebeme, Rev. George Beto, Fred W. Shield, H. E. Treichler, H. H. Coffield, Warren S. Bellows and Henry S. Paulus, Members of the Prison Board; John Doe I through John Doe V, defendants. On front: "To Hon. Ben C. Connally, Judge of said court."
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