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Case Name CRIPA Investigation, Baltimore (MD) PC-MD-0002
Docket / Court No Court Case ( No Court )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Case Summary
In 1994, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice notified William Schaefer, Governor of the State of Maryland that it intended to investigate conditions in the Maryland Correctional Adjustment Center (""Supermax"") in Baltimore.

In 1996, following the investigation, ... read more >
In 1994, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice notified William Schaefer, Governor of the State of Maryland that it intended to investigate conditions in the Maryland Correctional Adjustment Center (""Supermax"") in Baltimore.

In 1996, following the investigation, the DOJ notified the new Governor of Maryland, Parris Glendening, of its findings and made recommendations regarding medical and mental healthcare, right to exercise, indefinite segregation and abuse. After reviewing the Department of Justice's webpage, it appears that the Attorney General did not file suit against the jail so there was never a court proceeding.

Eoghan Keenan - 05/25/2005


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Administrative segregation
Assault/abuse by staff
Disciplinary procedures
Disciplinary segregation
Recreation / Exercise
Sanitation / living conditions
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) Maryland Correctional Adjustment Center
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 None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
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 Civil Rights Injunctions Over Time: A Case Study of Jail and Prison Court Orders
N.Y.U. Law Review
By: Margo Schlanger (Washington University)
Citation: 81 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 550 (2006)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  Judicial Policy Making and the Modern State: How the Courts Reformed America's Prisons
By: Malcolm M. Feeley & Edward Rubin (UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law & Vanderbilt School of Law Faculty)
Citation: (1998)
[ Detail ]

Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Notice Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of Maryland Correctional Adjustment Center, Baltimore, Maryland 12/22/1994
PC-MD-0002-0001 PDF | Detail
Findings Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of Maryland Correctional Adjustment Center, Baltimore, Maryland 05/01/1996
PC-MD-0002-0002 PDF | Detail
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Battaglia, Lynne A. (Maryland)
PC-MD-0002-0001
Curran, John Joseph Jr. (Maryland)
PC-MD-0002-0001
Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)
PC-MD-0002-0001 | PC-MD-0002-0002
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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