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Case Name United States of America v. Leflore County, Mississippi JI-MS-0011
Docket / Court 4:15-cv-00059-DMB-JMV ( N.D. Miss. )
State/Territory Mississippi
Case Type(s) Juvenile Institution
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
Due Process
Content of Injunction
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Training
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
General
Assault/abuse by staff
Education
Incident/accident reporting & investigations
Restraints : physical
Suicide prevention
Medical/Mental Health
Intellectual/Developmental Disability
Mental health care, general
Suicide prevention
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 14141
Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 1997 et seq.
Defendant(s) Leflore County
Plaintiff Description Department of Justice Civil Rights Division investigation of conditions at Leflore County Juvenile Detention Center.
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 2015 - n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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  Data examining the Department of Justice's civil rights investigations of local and state police departments
Marshall Project
Date: Jan. 17, 2017
By: Tom Meagher (Marshall Project)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  The Civil Rights Division’s Pattern and Practice Police Reform Work: 1994-Present
https://www.justice.gov/
Date: Jan. 4, 2017
By: U.S. Department of Justice
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  An Interactive Guide to the Civil Rights Division’s Police Reforms
https://www.justice.gov/
Date: Jan. 4, 2017
By: U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division (U.S. Department of Justice)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  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)
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  What Happens When Police Are Forced to Reform?
Date: Nov. 13, 2015
By: Kimbriell Kelly, Sarah Childress and Steven Rich (Frontline/Post)
Citation: Washington Post (Nov. 13, 2015)
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  Federal Enforcement of Police Reform
Date: 2014
By: Stephen Rushin (University of Illinois College of Law, University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program Faculty)
Citation: 82 Fordham Law Review 3189 (2014)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Findings Letter (2011)
JI-MS-0011-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/31/2011
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Complaint [ECF# 1]
JI-MS-0011-0002.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 05/12/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement Between the United States and LeFlore County, Mississippi [ECF# 3-1]
JI-MS-0011-0003.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 05/13/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Docket [PACER]
JI-MS-0011-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/18/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Joint Motion for Entry of Settlement Agreement [ECF# 9] (N.D. Miss.)
JI-MS-0011-0004.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 06/18/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Re: Investigation of Compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act at Leflore County, Mississippi, Juvenile Detention Center
JI-MS-0011-0005.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 01/12/2016
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Judges Biggers, Neal Brooks Jr. (N.D. Miss.)
JI-MS-0011-0004 | JI-MS-0011-0006
Virden, Jane M. Court not on record [Magistrate]
JI-MS-0011-0006
Plaintiff's Lawyers Adams, Felicia C. (Mississippi)
JI-MS-0011-0002 | JI-MS-0011-0003
Coe, Cynthia (District of Columbia)
JI-MS-0011-0002 | JI-MS-0011-0003 | JI-MS-0011-0006
Dean, Ralph M. III (Mississippi)
JI-MS-0011-0002 | JI-MS-0011-0003 | JI-MS-0011-0006
Gupta, Vanita (District of Columbia)
JI-MS-0011-0002 | JI-MS-0011-0003 | JI-MS-0011-0005
Jackson, Shelley (District of Columbia)
JI-MS-0011-0002 | JI-MS-0011-0003 | JI-MS-0011-0006
Kappelhoff, Mark (District of Columbia)
JI-MS-0011-0002 | JI-MS-0011-0003
Preston, Judy C. (District of Columbia)
JI-MS-0011-0002 | JI-MS-0011-0003
Defendant's Lawyers Chiles, Joyce I. (Mississippi)
JI-MS-0011-0003 | JI-MS-0011-0006
Hafter, Jerome C (Mississippi)
JI-MS-0011-0006
Mayer, Steven L. (Louisiana)
JI-MS-0011-0006
Stephens, John Morgan IV (Mississippi)
JI-MS-0011-0006
Other Lawyers Perez, Thomas E. (District of Columbia)
JI-MS-0011-0001

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