Case: DOJ Investigation of Georgia Prisons

N/A | No Court

Filed Date: 2021

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

The Justice Department opened a statewide civil investigation into conditions of confinement of prisoners held in Georgia’s prisons. The DOJ investigation was conducted under the authority granted by CRIPA. The investigation examined whether Georgia provided its incarcerated population with reasonable protection from physical harm at the hands of other incarcerated individuals. The department also will continue its existing investigation into whether Georgia provides lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people reasonable protection from sexual abuse by other incarcerated individuals and by staff.

Summary Authors

Justin Hill (9/15/2021)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Justice Department Announces Investigation into Conditions in Georgia Prisons

Sept. 14, 2021

Sept. 14, 2021

Press Release

Resources

Docket

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: Georgia

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: 2021

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Department of Justice Civil Rights Division

Plaintiff Type(s):

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

None of the above

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Issues

General:

Conditions of confinement

Gay/lesbian/transgender

Sexual abuse by residents/inmates

Sex w/ staff; sexual harassment by staff

Type of Facility:

Government-run