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Case Name United States v. Hinds County JC-MS-0021
Docket / Court 3:16-cv-00489-WHB-JCG ( S.D. Miss. )
State/Territory Mississippi
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Special Collection Post-PLRA enforceable consent decrees
Solitary confinement
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
Auditing
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitor/Master
Monitoring
Training
Crowding
Crowding / caseload
Defendant-type
Corrections
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Administrative segregation
Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students
Assault/abuse by staff
Classification / placement
Conditions of confinement
Disciplinary procedures
Disciplinary segregation
Excessive force
Failure to discipline
Failure to supervise
Failure to train
Improper use of canines
Incident/accident reporting & investigations
Law library access
Library (non-law) access
Over/Unlawful Detention
Record-keeping
Recreation / Exercise
Rehabilitation
Religious programs / policies
Sexual abuse by residents/inmates
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Suicide prevention
Totality of conditions
Youth / Adult separation
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) Hinds County
Plaintiff Description Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se 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 2016 - n/a
Filing Year 2016
Case Closing Year 2016
Case Ongoing Yes
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)
3:16-cv-489 (S.D. Miss.)
JC-MS-0021-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/29/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Letter Regarding Investigation of the Hinds County Adult Detention Center
JC-MS-0021-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/21/2015
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Complaint [ECF# 1]
JC-MS-0021-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/23/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement [ECF# 2-1]
JC-MS-0021-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/23/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Joint Motion for Entry of Settlement Agreement [ECF# 2]
JC-MS-0021-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/23/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 8] (S.D. Miss.)
JC-MS-0021-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/19/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Barbour, William Henry Jr. (S.D. Miss.)
JC-MS-0021-0005 | JC-MS-0021-9000
Gargiulo, John C. Court not on record [Magistrate]
JC-MS-0021-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Cheng, Christopher N. (District of Columbia)
JC-MS-0021-0002 | JC-MS-0021-0003 | JC-MS-0021-0004 | JC-MS-0021-9000
Coon, Laura (District of Columbia)
JC-MS-0021-0002 | JC-MS-0021-0003 | JC-MS-0021-0004 | JC-MS-0021-9000
Davis, Gregory K. (Mississippi)
JC-MS-0021-0003 | JC-MS-0021-0004 | JC-MS-0021-9000
Fleisher, Aaron S (District of Columbia)
JC-MS-0021-9000
Kelley, Elizabeth (District of Columbia)
JC-MS-0021-0002 | JC-MS-0021-0003 | JC-MS-0021-0004 | JC-MS-0021-9000
Lynch, Loretta (New York)
JC-MS-0021-9000
Mayberry, Candace (Mississippi)
JC-MS-0021-9000
Paige, Mitzi Dease (Mississippi)
JC-MS-0021-0002 | JC-MS-0021-0003 | JC-MS-0021-0004 | JC-MS-0021-9000
Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia)
JC-MS-0021-0002 | JC-MS-0021-0003 | JC-MS-0021-0004 | JC-MS-0021-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Barker, Claire (Mississippi)
JC-MS-0021-0003 | JC-MS-0021-0004 | JC-MS-0021-9000
Teeuwissen, Pieter (Mississippi)
JC-MS-0021-0003 | JC-MS-0021-0004 | JC-MS-0021-9000
Other Lawyers Gupta, Vanita (District of Columbia)
JC-MS-0021-0001 | JC-MS-0021-0003 | JC-MS-0021-0004 | JC-MS-0021-9000
Johnson, Elissa F (Mississippi)
JC-MS-0021-9000
Owens, Jody E. II (Mississippi)
JC-MS-0021-9000
Wu, Paloma (Mississippi)
JC-MS-0021-9000

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