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Case Name DOJ Investigation Re: McPherson and Grimes Correctional Units, Newport, Arkansas PC-AR-0012
Docket / Court NA ( No Court )
State/Territory Arkansas
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Affected Gender
Content of Injunction
Required disclosure
Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students
Assault/abuse by staff
Classification / placement
Conditions of confinement
Failure to supervise
Failure to train
Fire safety
Food service / nutrition / hydration
Restraints : physical
Sanitation / living conditions
Sex w/ staff; sexual harassment by staff
Sexual abuse by residents/inmates
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Suicide prevention
Medical/Mental Health
Dental care
Medical care, general
Medical care, unspecified
Mental health care, general
Suicide prevention
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) Arkansas Department of Corrections
McPherson Correctional Unit
Plaintiff Description U.S. Department of Justice
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
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 Private Settlement Agreement
Order Duration 2004 - 2007
Case Closing Year 2007
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Civil Rights Injunctions Over Time: A Case Study of Jail and Prison Court Orders
N.Y.U. Law Review
By: Margo Schlanger (Washington University)
Citation: 81 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 550 (2006)
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  Judicial Policy Making and the Modern State: How the Courts Reformed America's Prisons
By: Malcolm M. Feeley & Edward Rubin (UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law & Vanderbilt School of Law Faculty)
Citation: (1998)
[ Detail ]

Links Cruel Confinement: Abuse, Discrimination and Death Within Alabama's Prisons
Written: Jun. 04, 2014
(Southern Poverty Law Center )
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

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General Documents
Re: McPherson and Grimes Correctional Units, Newport, Arkansas
PC-AR-0012-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/25/2003
Re: Memorandum of Agreement Between the United States and McPherson and Grimes Correctional Units
PC-AR-0012-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/27/2004
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Acosta, R. Alexander (District of Columbia)
PC-AR-0012-0001 | PC-AR-0012-0002
Brown Cutlar, Shanetta Y. (District of Columbia)
Coon, Laura (District of Columbia)
Jakosa, Charles (District of Columbia)
Jung, Je Yon (District of Columbia)
Schlozman, Bradley (District of Columbia)
Seltman, Lee (District of Columbia)
Defendant's Lawyers Beebe, Mike (Arkansas)
PC-AR-0012-0001 | PC-AR-0012-0002
Cummins, H.E. Bud III (Arkansas)
PC-AR-0012-0001 | PC-AR-0012-0002
Kelley, Wendy L. (Arkansas)
Other Lawyers None on record

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