Case: U.S. v. Neshoba County

4:94-cv-00106 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi

Filed Date: Sept. 19, 1994

Closed Date: May 27, 1997

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Case Summary

In July of 1993, the U.S. Department of Justice notified Neshoba County, Mississippi of its intention to investigate conditions of the county jail. In November of 1993, following the investigation, the DOJ notified the President of the Neshoba County Board of Supervisors of its findings and made recommendations regarding security and supervision; medical and mental healthcare; suicide prevention; sanitation; physical problems; emergency preparedness; exercise; fire safety; and new jail constru…

In July of 1993, the U.S. Department of Justice notified Neshoba County, Mississippi of its intention to investigate conditions of the county jail. In November of 1993, following the investigation, the DOJ notified the President of the Neshoba County Board of Supervisors of its findings and made recommendations regarding security and supervision; medical and mental healthcare; suicide prevention; sanitation; physical problems; emergency preparedness; exercise; fire safety; and new jail construction. 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. Shortly thereafter, the district court for the Southern District of Mississippi (Judge Tom S. Lee) approved a consent decree. The consent decree laid out steps the county must take to improve issues discussed in the DOJ's letter of findings and recommendations. According to the docket on PACER, the county submitted status reports to the court until 1996, and in 1997, the court granted the joint motion to dismiss the action and dissolve the injunction.

Summary Authors

Lauren Cutson (5/25/2005)

People


Judge(s)

Lee, Tom Stewart (Mississippi)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Deutsch, David (District of Columbia)

Lynn, Daniel E. (District of Columbia)

Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)

Phillips, George L. (District of Columbia)

Turner, James P. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Kilpatrick, J. Max (Mississippi)

Judge(s)

Lee, Tom Stewart (Mississippi)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Deutsch, David (District of Columbia)

Lynn, Daniel E. (District of Columbia)

Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)

Phillips, George L. (District of Columbia)

Turner, James P. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Kilpatrick, J. Max (Mississippi)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

4:94-cv-00106

Docket [PACER]

May 27, 1997

May 27, 1997

Docket

Notice Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of the Neshoba County Detention Center in Philadelphia, Mississippi

No Court

July 19, 1993

July 19, 1993

Notice Letter

Findings Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of the Neshoba County Detention Center in Philadelphia, Mississippi

No Court

Nov. 17, 1993

Nov. 17, 1993

Findings Letter/Report
2

4:94-cv-00106

Consent Decree

Sept. 19, 1994

Sept. 19, 1994

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 10, 2022, 3:20 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT ; Notice of Assignment mailed. (fe) (Entered: 09/20/1994)

Sept. 19, 1994

Sept. 19, 1994

2

CONSENT ORDER permanently enjoining Defendants and all acting in concert from participation with them from continuing the acts, omissions, and practices set forth herein. ( signed by Judge Tom S. Lee ); copies mailed. (fe) (Entered: 09/20/1994)

Sept. 19, 1994

Sept. 19, 1994

Magistrate Judge Assignment (fe) (Entered: 09/20/1994)

Sept. 19, 1994

Sept. 19, 1994

Case closed (fe) (Entered: 09/20/1994)

Sept. 19, 1994

Sept. 19, 1994

Case closed (fe) (Entered: 09/20/1994)

Sept. 19, 1994

Sept. 19, 1994

3

COMPLIANCE REPORT TO THE COURT by defendant Neshoba County, MS (fe) (Entered: 10/19/1995)

Oct. 19, 1995

Oct. 19, 1995

4

COMPLIANCE REPORT TO THE COURT by defendant Neshoba County, MS (fe) (Entered: 10/31/1996)

Oct. 31, 1996

Oct. 31, 1996

5

REPORT TO THE COURT by defendant Neshoba County, MS (fe) (Entered: 12/17/1996)

Dec. 16, 1996

Dec. 16, 1996

6

JOINT MOTION by plaintiff United States, defendant Neshoba County, MS to Dismiss (fe) (Entered: 05/27/1997)

May 27, 1997

May 27, 1997

7

ORDER granting [6-1] joint motion to Dismiss, the injunction dissolved and jurisdiction of this Court is terminated ( signed by Judge Tom S. Lee ); copies mailed. (fe) (Entered: 05/27/1997)

May 27, 1997

May 27, 1997

Case Details

State / Territory: Mississippi

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 19, 1994

Closing Date: May 27, 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

Neshoba County Detention Center (Neshoba), 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

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

Counseling

Disciplinary procedures

Fire safety

Recreation / Exercise

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Suicide prevention

Type of Facility:

Government-run