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Case Name CRIPA Investigation, Lee County (MS) JC-MS-0002
Docket / Court No Court Case ( No Court )
State/Territory Mississippi
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
In May of 1993, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice notified Lee County, Mississippi that it intended to investigate conditions in the county jail. In October of 1993, following the investigation, the DOJ notified the President of the Lee County Board of Supervisors of its ... read more >
In May of 1993, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice notified Lee County, Mississippi that it intended to investigate conditions in the county jail. In October of 1993, following the investigation, the DOJ notified the President of the Lee County Board of Supervisors of its findings and made recommendations regarding security and supervision; crowding; improper use of the ""lunacy"" cell; exercise; medical and mental healthcare, medication, and suicide prevention; sanitation and personal hygiene supplies; fire safety; food services; and access to legal materials. It appears that the Attorney General did not file suit against the jail, so there was never a court proceeding.

Lauren Cutson - 05/23/2005


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Crowding
Crowding / caseload
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Disciplinary procedures
Fire safety
Food service / nutrition / hydration
Law library access
Recreation / Exercise
Sanitation / living conditions
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Suicide prevention
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 1997 et seq.
Defendant(s) Lee County Jail
Plaintiff Description United States Department of Justice
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief Unknown
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies After Decision: Implementation of Judicial Decrees in Correctional Settings
Written: Oct. 01, 1977
By: M. Kay Harris & Dudley P. Spiller (Temple University)
Citation: (1977)
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  An Analysis of CRIPA Findings Letters Issued to Jails for Constitutional Violations by the Department of Justice
Written: Apr. 15, 2016
By: Jeff Mellow, Bryce E. Peterson & Mijin Kim (John Jay College of Criminal Justice)
Citation: Am. J. Crim. Just. (April 2016)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Notice Letter re: Lee County Jail, Tupelo, Mississippi 05/03/1993
JC-MS-0002-0001 PDF | Detail
Findings Letter re: Lee County Jail, Tupelo, Mississippi 10/26/1993
JC-MS-0002-0002 PDF | Detail
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Turner, James P. (District of Columbia)
JC-MS-0002-0001 | JC-MS-0002-0002
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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