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Case Name United States v. Cook County JC-IL-0048
Docket / Court 1:10-cv-02946 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Special Collection Post-PLRA enforceable consent decrees
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Content of Injunction
Monitor/Master
Monitoring
Crowding
Crowding / caseload
Post-PLRA Population Cap
Defendant-type
Corrections
General
Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students
Assault/abuse by staff
Bathing and hygiene
Conditions of confinement
Excessive force
Failure to supervise
Fire safety
Sanitation / living conditions
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. ยง 1997 et seq.
Defendant(s) Cook County
The Cook County Sheriff
Plaintiff Description The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of pretrial detainees and convicted inmates from the Cook County Jail
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 Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2010 - n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing JC-IL-0002 : Duran v. Elrod (N.D. Ill.)
JC-IL-0003 : Harrington v. Devito (N.D. Ill.)
Additional Resources
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  An Analysis of CRIPA Findings Letters Issued to Jails for Constitutional Violations by the Department of Justice
Date: Apr. 15, 2016
By: Jeff Mellow, Bryce E. Peterson & Mijin Kim (John Jay College of Criminal Justice Faculty)
Citation: Am. J. Crim. Just. (April 2016)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
1:10-cv-2946 (N.D. Ill.)
JC-IL-0048-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/12/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Re: Cook County Jail Chicago, Illinois
JC-IL-0048-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/11/2008
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Complaint [ECF# 1]
JC-IL-0048-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/13/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Agreed Order [ECF# 3-1] (N.D. Ill.)
JC-IL-0048-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/13/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Notification of Docket Entry [ECF# 11] (N.D. Ill.)
JC-IL-0048-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/26/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Statement [ECF# 23] (2010 WL 3273501) (N.D. Ill.)
JC-IL-0048-0003.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 08/17/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion of Three-Judge District Court [ECF# 61] (761 F.Supp.2d 794) (N.D. Ill.)
JC-IL-0048-0004.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 01/11/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order of Three-Judge District Court [ECF# 68] (N.D. Ill.)
JC-IL-0048-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/14/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Final Order of Three-Judge District Court [ECF# 70] (N.D. Ill.)
JC-IL-0048-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/29/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Agreed Order [ECF# 85] (N.D. Ill.)
JC-IL-0048-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/13/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Monitor Harry E. Grenawitzke's Report No. 10 [ECF# 288]
JC-IL-0048-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/28/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Corrections Monitor Susan W. McCampbell's Report No. 10 [ECF# 290]
JC-IL-0048-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/27/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Monitor Harry E. Grenawitzke's Report No. 11 [ECF# 316]
JC-IL-0048-0012.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/14/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Monitor Jeffrey L. Metzner, M.D.'s Report No. 12 [ECF# 333]
JC-IL-0048-0013.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/14/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Monitor Jeffrey L. Metzner, M.D.'s Final Report [ECF# 339]
JC-IL-0048-0014.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/11/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Monitor Harry E. Grenawitzke's Report No. 13 [ECF# 346]
JC-IL-0048-0015.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/16/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Monitor Jeffrey L. Metzner, M.D.'s Report No. 14 [ECF# 356]
JC-IL-0048-0016.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/02/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Monitor Esmaeil Porsa, MD Report No. 15 [ECF# 365]
JC-IL-0048-0017.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/27/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Coleman, Sharon Johnson (N.D. Ill.)
JC-IL-0048-0004 | JC-IL-0048-0005 | JC-IL-0048-0006 | JC-IL-0048-9000
Kendall, Virginia Mary (N.D. Ill.)
JC-IL-0048-0002 | JC-IL-0048-0003 | JC-IL-0048-0004 | JC-IL-0048-0005 | JC-IL-0048-0006 | JC-IL-0048-0007 | JC-IL-0048-9000
Posner, Richard Allen (Seventh Circuit)
JC-IL-0048-0004 | JC-IL-0048-0005 | JC-IL-0048-0006 | JC-IL-0048-9000
Monitors/Masters Grenawitzke, Harry E. (Michigan)
JC-IL-0048-0011 | JC-IL-0048-0012 | JC-IL-0048-0015
McCampbell, Susan W. (Florida)
JC-IL-0048-0010
Metzner, Jeffrey L. (Colorado)
JC-IL-0048-0013 | JC-IL-0048-0014 | JC-IL-0048-0016
Porsa, Esmaeil (Texas)
JC-IL-0048-0017
Plaintiff's Lawyers Austin, Roy L. (District of Columbia)
JC-IL-0048-0001 | JC-IL-0048-0009
Becker, Grace Chung (District of Columbia)
JC-IL-0048-0008
Dean, Kerry Krentler (District of Columbia)
JC-IL-0048-0001 | JC-IL-0048-0009 | JC-IL-0048-9000
Deutsch, David (District of Columbia)
JC-IL-0048-0001 | JC-IL-0048-0009
Fitzgerald, Patrick J. (Illinois)
JC-IL-0048-0001 | JC-IL-0048-0008 | JC-IL-0048-0009
Holder, Eric H. Jr. (District of Columbia)
JC-IL-0048-0001
Johnson, Patrick Walter (Illinois)
JC-IL-0048-0001 | JC-IL-0048-0009 | JC-IL-0048-9000
Jones, Michelle A. (District of Columbia)
JC-IL-0048-9000
Laser, Joan (Illinois)
JC-IL-0048-0001 | JC-IL-0048-0009
Nicholas, Adele D. (Illinois)
JC-IL-0048-9000
Perez, Thomas E. (District of Columbia)
JC-IL-0048-0001 | JC-IL-0048-0009
Preston, Judith C. (District of Columbia)
JC-IL-0048-0001 | JC-IL-0048-0009
Sanders, Corey M. (District of Columbia)
JC-IL-0048-0001 | JC-IL-0048-0009 | JC-IL-0048-9000
Smiddie, Kyle (District of Columbia)
JC-IL-0048-9000
Trainor, Cathleen (District of Columbia)
JC-IL-0048-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Angell, Darren K. (Illinois)
JC-IL-0048-9000
Castiglione, Paul Anthony (Illinois)
JC-IL-0048-9000
Cavanaugh, Colleen Bernadette (Illinois)
JC-IL-0048-9000
Driscoll, Patrick T. Jr. (Illinois)
JC-IL-0048-0009 | JC-IL-0048-9000
Duffy, Daniel P. (Illinois)
JC-IL-0048-9000
Gallagher, Daniel Francis (Illinois)
JC-IL-0048-0009 | JC-IL-0048-9000
Lanzito, Dominick L. (Illinois)
JC-IL-0048-9000
O'Grady, Paul A (Illinois)
JC-IL-0048-9000
Pechous, Donald J. (Illinois)
JC-IL-0048-9000
Zecchin, Anthony E. (Illinois)
JC-IL-0048-9000
Other Lawyers Solock, Mark W. (Illinois)
JC-IL-0048-9000

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