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Case Name U.S. v. Grenada City JC-MS-0011
Docket / Court 3:94-cv-00144-NBB ( N.D. Miss. )
State/Territory Mississippi
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Case Summary
On July 19, 1993, the U.S. Department of Justice notified the City of Grenada, Mississippi of its intention to investigate the conditions of the county jail. In October of 1993, the DOJ notified the Mayor of Grenada City of its findings and made recommendations regarding security and supervision; ... read more >
On July 19, 1993, the U.S. Department of Justice notified the City of Grenada, Mississippi of its intention to investigate the conditions of the county jail. In October of 1993, the DOJ notified the Mayor of Grenada City of its findings and made recommendations regarding security and supervision; policies and procedures; exercise; access to reading materials; medical and mental healthcare; suicide prevention; sanitation; fire safety; personal hygiene items; and food service.

On September 19, 1994, the Attorney General filed an action under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. section 1997 et seq., against the City of Grenada. The Court (Judge Neal B. Biggers Jr.) approved the consent decree on the same day. The consent decree laid out the steps the county must take to improve issues discussed in the DOJ's letter of findings and recommendations.

On June 16, 1997, the Court (Judge Neal B. Biggers Jr.) granted the joint motion for dismissal. On June 5th, 2001, the case file was sent to the temporary section of the Federal Records Center.

Lauren Cutson - 05/25/2005
Kathryn DeLong - 11/06/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Recordkeeping
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Classification / placement
Disciplinary procedures
Fire safety
Food service / nutrition / hydration
Law library access
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) City of Grenada
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 Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1994 - n/a
Case Closing Year 1997
Case Ongoing Unknown
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)
3:94-cv-144 (N.D. Miss.) 06/05/2001
JC-MS-0011-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Notice letter re: CRIPA Investigation of Grenada City Jail, Grenada, Mississippi 07/19/1993
JC-MS-0011-0001.pdf | Detail
Findings Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of Grenada City Jail, Grenada, Mississippi 10/18/1993
JC-MS-0011-0002.pdf | Detail
Consent Decree 09/19/1994 (N.D. Miss.)
JC-MS-0011-0003.pdf | Detail
Judges Biggers, Neal Brooks Jr. (N.D. Miss.)
JC-MS-0011-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Moreton, Alfred E. III (District of Columbia)
JC-MS-0011-0003
Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)
JC-MS-0011-0003
Payne, Timothy R. (District of Columbia)
JC-MS-0011-0003
Peabody, Arthur E. Jr. (District of Columbia)
JC-MS-0011-0003
Schoen, Benjamin P. (District of Columbia)
JC-MS-0011-0003
Turner, James P. (District of Columbia)
JC-MS-0011-0001 | JC-MS-0011-0002
Defendant's Lawyers Criss, Jim M. Crae (Mississippi)
JC-MS-0011-0003
Other Lawyers None on record

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