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Case Name United States v. Santa Fe County JC-NM-0005
Docket / Court 1:08-cv-00212 ( D.N.M. )
State/Territory New Mexico
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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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Male
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Content of Injunction
Hire
Implement complaint/dispute resolution process
Monitoring
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Training
Defendant-type
Corrections
General
Access to lawyers or judicial system
Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students
Bathing and hygiene
Conditions of confinement
Fire safety
Food service / nutrition / hydration
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
Hepatitis
Medical care, general
Medication, administration of
Mental health care, general
Suicide prevention
Tuberculosis
Vision care
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Special Case Type
Out-of-court
Type of Facility
Non-government for profit
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 1997 et seq.
Defendant(s) Sante Fe County
Plaintiff Description Department of Justice
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
Private Settlement Agreement
Order Duration 2008 - 2009
Case Closing Year 2009
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 ]

Docket(s)
1:08-cv-212 (D.N.M.)
JC-NM-0005-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/30/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Re: Santa Fe County Adult Detention Center (Formerly the Santa Fe County Correctional Facility)
JC-NM-0005-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/06/2003
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Memorandum of Agreement between the United States and Santa Fe County
JC-NM-0005-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/01/2004
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Settlement Agreement
JC-NM-0005-0003.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 02/28/2008
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Complaint [ECF# 1]
JC-NM-0005-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/28/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Joint Motion for Entry of Settlement Agreement [ECF# 5]
JC-NM-0005-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/06/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Joint Status Report [ECF# 8]
JC-NM-0005-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/02/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order of Final Dismissal [ECF# 11] (D.N.M.)
JC-NM-0005-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/30/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Armijo, M. Christina (D.N.M.)
JC-NM-0005-0006 | JC-NM-0005-9000
Scott, Robert H. (D.N.M.) [Magistrate]
JC-NM-0005-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Acosta, R. Alexander (District of Columbia)
JC-NM-0005-0002
Becker, Grace Chung (District of Columbia)
JC-NM-0005-0003 | JC-NM-0005-0004 | JC-NM-0005-0007
Boyd, Ralph F. Jr. (District of Columbia)
JC-NM-0005-0001
Brown Cutlar, Shanetta Y. (District of Columbia)
JC-NM-0005-0002 | JC-NM-0005-0004 | JC-NM-0005-0005 | JC-NM-0005-0007
Dean, Kerry Krentler (District of Columbia)
JC-NM-0005-0003 | JC-NM-0005-0004 | JC-NM-0005-0005 | JC-NM-0005-0007 | JC-NM-0005-9000
England, Sheridan Leigh (District of Columbia)
JC-NM-0005-0003 | JC-NM-0005-0005 | JC-NM-0005-0007 | JC-NM-0005-9000
Fouratt, Gregory James (New Mexico)
JC-NM-0005-0004 | JC-NM-0005-0005 | JC-NM-0005-0007 | JC-NM-0005-9000
Gomez, Larry (New Mexico)
JC-NM-0005-0003
Graybill, Lisa Shawn (District of Columbia)
JC-NM-0005-0002
Gregg, Tammie (District of Columbia)
JC-NM-0005-0003 | JC-NM-0005-0004 | JC-NM-0005-0005 | JC-NM-0005-0007
Iglesias, David C. (New Mexico)
JC-NM-0005-0001
Krentler, Kerry A. (District of Columbia)
JC-NM-0005-0002
Masling, Mark S. (District of Columbia)
JC-NM-0005-0002
Mitchell, Jan Elizabeth (New Mexico)
JC-NM-0005-0004 | JC-NM-0005-0005 | JC-NM-0005-0007 | JC-NM-0005-9000
Mukasey, Michael B. (New York)
JC-NM-0005-0004
Schlozman, Bradley (District of Columbia)
JC-NM-0005-0002
Shoenberg, Dana (District of Columbia)
JC-NM-0005-0002
Defendant's Lawyers Kopelman, Steven (New Mexico)
JC-NM-0005-0001
Philips, Grace (New Mexico)
JC-NM-0005-0002
Ross, Stephen C. (New Mexico)
JC-NM-0005-0002 | JC-NM-0005-0003 | JC-NM-0005-0005 | JC-NM-0005-0007
Other Lawyers Auerbach, Gerald (New Mexico)
JC-NM-0005-0001
Blackwell, Edith (District of Columbia)
JC-NM-0005-0001
Erlewine, Chris (District of Columbia)
JC-NM-0005-0001
Myers, William G. III (District of Columbia)
JC-NM-0005-0001

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