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[Affidavit from Abraham Rios]

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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Rios, Abraham
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Ernesto Longoria]

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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Longoria, Ernesto
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

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

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.
Date: July 13, 1955
Creator: Ellis, O. B.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

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

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.
Date: July 15, 1955
Creator: Ellis. O. B.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

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

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.
Date: July 13, 1955
Creator: Ellis, O. B.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

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

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.
Date: July 13, 1955
Creator: Ellis, O. B.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Ben Rios]

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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Rios, Ben
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Alianza Hispano Americana, Civil Rights Department]

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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Alianza Hispano Americana
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

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

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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

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

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."
Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

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

Description: Document submitted for Plaintiffs' Answer to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss and Motion to Make a More Definite Statement. Attorneys for the plaintiffs did not object to the dismissal and state the reasons for not opposing Defendant's 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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Ben Rios]

Description: Document is a signed statement from Ben Rios who 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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Rios, Ben
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Transcript of recorded conversation between O. B. Ellis and Mateo Camarillo]

Description: Transcript copy of 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. Ellis questions Camarillo about his involvement in the segregation suit and his association with attorney John J. Herrera.
Date: unknown
Creator: Ellis, O. B.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Mateo Camarillo]

Description: Document signed by Mateo Camarillo who was confined at Harlem Prison Farm No. 1, in Fort Bend County. Camarillo 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. The document was signed by Mateo Camarillo and Domingo Torres.
Date: unknown
Creator: Camarilo, Mateo
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Defendants' Motion to Dismiss and Complaint for Injunction and Damages, Ben Rios, et. al. vs O.B. Ellis, et. al. - 1955-07-18]

Description: Document notifying John J. Herrera that the Assistant Attorney General of Texas, Will D. Davis, had filed a Motion to Dismiss. The motion was made due to the named plaintiffs not authorizing John J. Herrera to file suit on their behalf. 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.
Date: July 18, 1955
Creator: Davis, Will D.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Complaint for Injunction and Damages, Ben Rios, et. al. vs O.B. Ellis, et. al.]

Description: Complaint for Injunction and Damages from the attorneys of the plaintiffs, 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. Contains handwritten notes and outlines the details for the allegations against the defendants in the lawsuit.
Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from George Ramirez]

Description: Document stating that George Ramirez was confined at Harlem Prison Farm No. 1 in Fort Bend County, Texas. Ramirez 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. This document was also signed by Pete De La Rosa.
Date: unknown
Creator: Ramirez, George
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Transcript of recorded conversation between O. B. Ellis and George Ramirez]

Description: Transcript copy of a recorded conversation between O. B. Ellis and George Ramirez. 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. Document is to certify that the content is true and correct. Last page does not contain signature from Ramirez and is not notarized.
Date: July 13, 1955
Creator: Ellis, O. B.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from George Ramirez]

Description: Document certifying that George Ramirez 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. Ramirez was confined at Harlem Prison Farm No. 1 in Fort Bend County. The document was signed by George Ramirez and Pete De La Rosa.
Date: unknown
Creator: Ramirez, George
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Mateo Camarillo]

Description: Document signed by Mateo Camarillo who was confined at Harlem Prison Farm No. 1, in Fort Bend County. Camarillo 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. The document was signed by Mateo Camarillo and Domingo Torres.
Date: unknown
Creator: Camarillo, Mateo
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Ernesto Longoria]

Description: Document signed by Ernesto Longoria who was confined at Harlem Prison Farm No. 2, in Fort Bend County. 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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Longoria, Ernesto
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Affidavit from Abraham Rios]

Description: Document signed by Abraham 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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Rios, Abraham
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library