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Case Name CRIPA Investigation, Lee County (GA) JC-GA-0006
Docket / Court No Court Case ( No Court )
State/Territory Georgia
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
In 1994, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice notified Lee County, Georgia, that it intended to investigate conditions in the county jail. In 1995, following the investigation, the DOJ notified the Chairman of the Lee County Commission of its findings and made ... read more >
In 1994, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice notified Lee County, Georgia, that it intended to investigate conditions in the county jail. In 1995, following the investigation, the DOJ notified the Chairman of the Lee County Commission of its findings and made recommendations regarding security and supervision, new jail construction, exercise, nutrition, medical and mental healthcare, suicide prevention, fire safety, maintenance, personal hygiene, ventilation, and lighting. It appears that the Attorney General did not file suit against the jail, so there was never a court proceeding.

Lauren Cutson - 05/20/2005


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Classification / placement
Counseling
Disciplinary procedures
Fire safety
Food service / nutrition / hydration
Sanitation / living conditions
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Suicide prevention
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Mental health care, general
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 U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
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
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
Findings Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of Lee County Jail, Leesburg, Ga 06/01/1995
JC-GA-0006-0001.pdf | Detail
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)
JC-GA-0006-0001
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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