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Case Name U.S. v. Robertson County (TN) JC-TN-0007
Docket / Court 3:13-cv-00392 ( M.D. Tenn. )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Content of Injunction
Conditions of confinement
Failure to supervise
Failure to train
Food service / nutrition / hydration
Records Disclosure
Restraints : physical
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Suicide prevention
Medical/Mental Health
Intellectual disability/mental illness dual diagnosis
Intellectual/Developmental Disability
Medical care, general
Medication, administration of
Mental health care, general
Self-injurious behaviors
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Type of Facility
Causes of Action Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 1997 et seq.
Defendant(s) Robertson County
Plaintiff Description Attorney General of the United States
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 No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 2013 - 2018
Case Closing Year 2018
Case Ongoing No
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 ]

3:13-cv-392 (M.D. Tenn.)
JC-TN-0007-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/30/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Re: Investigation of Robertson County Detention Facility
JC-TN-0007-0001.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 08/26/2011
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Complaint [ECF# 1]
JC-TN-0007-0002.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 04/26/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement [ECF# 4]
JC-TN-0007-0003.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 04/30/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
3rd Monitoring Report [as Part of the Settlement Agreement Between the U.S. Department of Justice and Robertson County, Tennessee] [ECF# 7-1]
JC-TN-0007-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/29/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Compliance Report [ECF# 12]
JC-TN-0007-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/25/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Compliance Report - 9th and Final Monitoring Report [ECF# 13]
JC-TN-0007-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/14/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Campbell, William Lynn Jr. (M.D. Tenn.)
Plaintiff's Lawyers Abbate, Julie K. (District of Columbia)
JC-TN-0007-0002 | JC-TN-0007-0003
Austin, Roy L. (District of Columbia)
Holder, Eric H. Jr. (District of Columbia)
Maddox, William G. (District of Columbia)
JC-TN-0007-0002 | JC-TN-0007-0003 | JC-TN-0007-0004 | JC-TN-0007-0006 | JC-TN-0007-9000
Perez, Thomas E. (District of Columbia)
JC-TN-0007-0001 | JC-TN-0007-0002
Smith, Jonathan Mark (District of Columbia)
JC-TN-0007-0002 | JC-TN-0007-0003
Defendant's Lawyers Richert, Clyde W. III (Tennessee)
JC-TN-0007-0003 | JC-TN-0007-9000

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