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Case Name CRIPA Investigation, Powhatan (VA) JI-VA-0001
Docket / Court No Court Case ( No Court )
State/Territory Virginia
Case Type(s) Juvenile Institution
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
On May 7, 1996, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice [DOJ] notified the state of Virginia that it intended to investigate the conditions of confinement at the Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center pursuant to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. ... read more >
On May 7, 1996, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice [DOJ] notified the state of Virginia that it intended to investigate the conditions of confinement at the Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center pursuant to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 1997 et seq.

The investigation was to focus on allegations regarding physical and mental abuse of juveniles by staff, the improper use of isolation and segregation, an unacceptably high risk of violence in the correctional center, and inadequate medical and mental health care.

We have no further information regarding the investigation.

Dan Dalton - 02/25/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Assault/abuse by staff
Confinement/isolation
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Mental health care, general
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. § 1997 et seq.
Defendant(s) Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center
Plaintiff Description United States Department of Justice
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Unknown
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Unknown
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Unknown
Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Findings Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center, Powhattan, VA 05/07/1996
JI-VA-0001-0001 PDF | Detail
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)
JI-VA-0001-0001
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers Fahey, Helen F. (Virginia)
JI-VA-0001-0001
Gilmore, James S. III (Virginia)
JI-VA-0001-0001

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