Case: U.S. v. Corinth City

1:94-cv-00311 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi

Filed Date: Oct. 31, 1994

Closed Date: Aug. 11, 1997

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Case Summary

In May of 1993, the U.S. Department of Justice notified Corinth City, Mississippi of its intention to investigate conditions of the city jail. In September of 1993, following the investigation, the DOJ notified the Mayor of Corinth City of its findings and made recommendations regarding medical and mental healthcare; suicide prevention; staff training and security; classification; policies and procedures; sanitation, food service, and personal hygiene items; and exercise. Apparently after neg…

In May of 1993, the U.S. Department of Justice notified Corinth City, Mississippi of its intention to investigate conditions of the city jail. In September of 1993, following the investigation, the DOJ notified the Mayor of Corinth City of its findings and made recommendations regarding medical and mental healthcare; suicide prevention; staff training and security; classification; policies and procedures; sanitation, food service, and personal hygiene items; and exercise. Apparently after negotiation, the Attorney General filed an action under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. section 1997 et seq., against the jail in 1994. Two days later, the district court for the Northern District of Mississippi (Judge L.T. Senter, Jr.) approved a consent decree. The consent decree laid out steps the city must take to improve issues discussed in the DOJ's letter of findings and recommendations. According to the docket from PACER, the city continued to update the court with compliance reports until 1997 when the court granted a joint motion to dismiss.

Summary Authors

Lauren Cutson (5/25/2005)

People


Judge(s)

Senter, Lyonel Thomas Jr. (Mississippi)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Goldschmidt, Iris (District of Columbia)

Maddox, William G. (District of Columbia)

Moreton, Alfred E. III (District of Columbia)

Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)

Peabody, Arthur E. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Reno, Janet (District of Columbia)

Turner, James P. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Odom, William W. Jr. (Mississippi)

Judge(s)

Senter, Lyonel Thomas Jr. (Mississippi)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Goldschmidt, Iris (District of Columbia)

Maddox, William G. (District of Columbia)

Moreton, Alfred E. III (District of Columbia)

Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)

Peabody, Arthur E. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Reno, Janet (District of Columbia)

Turner, James P. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Odom, William W. Jr. (Mississippi)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:94-cv-00311

Docket [PACER]

Feb. 8, 2000

Feb. 8, 2000

Docket

Notice Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of the Corinth City Jail in Corinth, Mississippi

No Court

May 3, 1993

May 3, 1993

Notice Letter

Findings Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of the Corinth City Jail in Corinth, Mississippi

No Court

Sept. 9, 1993

Sept. 9, 1993

Findings Letter/Report
2

1:94-cv-00311

Consent Decree

Sept. 2, 1994

Sept. 2, 1994

Order/Opinion

Certificate of Attorney General

No Court

Oct. 31, 1994

Oct. 31, 1994

Declaration/Affidavit
1

1:94-cv-00311

Complaint

Oct. 31, 1994

Oct. 31, 1994

Complaint

Letter

No Court

Nov. 8, 1994

Nov. 8, 1994

Correspondence

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 21, 2022, 3:01 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT for violations of inmate rights under Civil Rights of Institutionalized persons statues (dlh) (Entered: 11/16/1994)

Nov. 14, 1994

Nov. 14, 1994

NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT Chief Judge L. T. Senter Jr. and Magistrate Judge Jerry A. Davis (dlh)

Nov. 16, 1994

Nov. 16, 1994

2

CONSENT JUDGMENT ( signed by Chief Judge L. T. Senter Jr. on 11/22/94) (dlh)

Nov. 22, 1994

Nov. 22, 1994

Case closed (dlh)

Nov. 22, 1994

Nov. 22, 1994

3

Initial Quarterly Compliance Report by defendants (jsw)

Feb. 14, 1995

Feb. 14, 1995

4

Second Quarterly Compliance Report by defendants (jsw)

May 23, 1995

May 23, 1995

5

Third Quarterly Compliance Report (dlh)

Aug. 23, 1995

Aug. 23, 1995

6

Fifth Quarterly Compliance Report of defendants (dlh)

Feb. 23, 1996

Feb. 23, 1996

7

Sixth Quarterly Compliance Report of defendants (jsw)

May 22, 1996

May 22, 1996

8

Seventh Quarterly Compliance Report (dlh)

Aug. 22, 1996

Aug. 22, 1996

10

Ninth Quarterly Compliance Report filed by defendants (dlh)

March 7, 1997

March 7, 1997

11

Tenth Quarterly Compliance Report by defendants (dlh)

May 21, 1997

May 21, 1997

12

JOINT MOTION by USA, City of Corinth, E. S. Bishop, Larry Brinkley, Cliff Boatman, E. G. Holloway, Donald Joe Sanders, Lex Mitchell, Barry Richards to Dismiss (jlj)

Aug. 11, 1997

Aug. 11, 1997

13

ORDER granting [12-1] motion to Dismiss ( signed by Chief Judge L. T. Senter Jr. on 8/11/97) Date of Entry: 8/11/97 (jlj)

Aug. 11, 1997

Aug. 11, 1997

File Sent to FRC - temp (jlj)

Feb. 8, 2000

Feb. 8, 2000

Case Details

State / Territory: Mississippi

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 31, 1994

Closing Date: Aug. 11, 1997

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States Department of Justice

Plaintiff Type(s):

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Corinth City Jail (Corinth, Alcorn), County

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 1997 et seq.

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1994 - 1997

Issues

General:

Classification / placement

Disciplinary procedures

Food service / nutrition / hydration

Recreation / Exercise

Sanitation / living conditions

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Suicide prevention

Type of Facility:

Government-run