Case: In re DOJ Investigation, of the Virginia Beach (VA) Jail pursuant to CRIPA

No Court Case | No Court

Filed Date: 1995

Closed Date: June 17, 1996

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Case Summary

On February 8. 1995, the U.S. Department of Justice commenced an investigation of the conditions at the Virginia Beach City Jail [VBCJ] pursuant to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act ("CRIPA"), 42 U.S.C. §1997 et. seq. Based its investigation, the DOJ concluded that conditions at the VBJC were grossly deficient and violated the constitutional rights of prisoners, including overcrowding, staffing, violence, medical care, mental health care, due process, access to courts, religious freedom, exercise, and physical plant.

The DOJ notified officials of Virginia Beach, VA of its findings on April 16, 1996. On May 6, 1996, the City responded to the DOJ findings and detailed the corrective measures that had already been undertaken as a result of the investigation.

On June 17, 1996, the DOJ notified the City that it was closing its investigation as the City had successfully rectified the problem areas at VBCJ.

We have no further information.

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (2/10/2007)


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)

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

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

DelDuca, Mark T. (Virginia)

Fahey, Helen F. (Virginia)

Lilley, Leslie Louis (Virginia)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Breit, Jeffrey (Virginia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)

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

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

DelDuca, Mark T. (Virginia)

Fahey, Helen F. (Virginia)

Lilley, Leslie Louis (Virginia)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Breit, Jeffrey (Virginia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Recommendation to Investigate Memorandum

CRIPA Investigation

Jan. 6, 1995 Justification Memo

Notice Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of the Virginia Beach City Jail, Virginia Beach, Virginia

CRIPA Investigation

Feb. 8, 1995 Notice Letter

Findings Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of the Virginia Beach City Jail, Virginia Beach, Virginia

CRIPA Investigation

April 16, 1996 Findings Letter/Report

Memorandum re: Request for Signature to Close the Virginia Beach City Jail Investigation, Virginia Beach, Virginia

CRIPA Investigation

June 6, 1996 Other

Notice re: Closing the Investigation

CRIPA Investigation

June 17, 1996 Correspondence

Resources

Title Description External URL

The Caged Canary

Elizabeth Alexander

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Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: Virginia

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: 1995

Closing Date: June 17, 1996

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

Virginia Beach City Jail (Virginia Beach), City

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Special Case Type(s):

Out-of-court

Availably Documents:

None of the above

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Issues

General:

Access to lawyers or judicial system

Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students

Assault/abuse by staff

Recreation / Exercise

Religious programs / policies

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Totality of conditions

Crowding:

Crowding / caseload

Medical/Mental Health:

Medical care, general

Mental health care, general

Type of Facility:

Government-run