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Case Name U.S. CRIPA investigation of Wilson County (TN) Jail JC-TN-0008
Docket / Court docket unknown ( No Court )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Jail Conditions
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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Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Assault/abuse by staff
Conditions of confinement
Excessive force
Incident/accident reporting & investigations
Sanitation / living conditions
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Totality of conditions
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Medication, administration of
Mental health care, general
Self-injurious behaviors
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Special Case Type
Type of Facility
Causes of Action Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 1997 et seq.
Defendant(s) Wilson County Jail
Plaintiff Description U.S Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
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 No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Filing Year 2006
Case Closing Year 2012
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)
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General Documents
Investigation of the Wilson County Jail
JC-TN-0008-0001.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 08/30/2007
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Settlement Agreement
JC-TN-0008-0002.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 07/21/2008
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Plaintiff's Lawyers Becker, Grace Chung (District of Columbia)
Brown Cutlar, Shanetta Y. (District of Columbia)
Gregg, Tammie (District of Columbia)
Jung, Je Yon (District of Columbia)
Kim, Wan J. (District of Columbia)
O'Brien, Paul M. (Tennessee)
Simons, Shaheena S. (District of Columbia)
Simpson, Tammi R. (District of Columbia)

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