Case: In Re: DOJ CRIPA Investigation of Chicago-Read Mental Health Center

Never Filed | No Court

Filed Date: May 26, 1993

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Case Summary

On May 26, 1993, the Department of Justice sent a letter to the Governor of Illinois detailing findings from an investigation of conditions in the Chicago-Read Mental Health Center pursuant to the Civil Rights of Institutional Persons Act (CRIPA). The investigation was conducted in November of 1992. The findings letter indicated that conditions at Chicago-Read violated the constitutional rights of its patients to adequate medical care and reasonable safety. Inadequate conditions included the absence of professionally based psychiatric programs for patients, overuse and misuse of physical restraints, and building hazards. The letter described remedial measures the Department recommended be taken to remedy the deficiencies. These included modifying restraint and seclusion practices and enhancing staff training.

We have no further record of correspondence between the Department of Justice and Illinois regarding these conditions.

Summary Authors

Angela Heverling (3/21/2007)

People


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Turner, James P. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Burris, Roland (Illinois)

Shepard, Michael J. (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Turner, James P. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Burris, Roland (Illinois)

Shepard, Michael J. (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Re: Chicago-Read Mental Health Center [Findings Letter]

DOJ CRIPA Investigation of Chicago-Read Mental Health Center

May 26, 1993

May 26, 1993

Findings Letter/Report

Resources

Docket

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

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Intellectual Disability (Facility)

Special Collection(s):

Civil Rights Division Archival Collection

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 26, 1993

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States Department of Justice

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: Unknown

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Chicago-Read Mental Health Center (Chicago), State

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: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Unknown

Issues

General:

Food service / nutrition / hydration

Individualized planning

Recreation / Exercise

Restraints : physical

Medical/Mental Health:

Mental health care, general

Type of Facility:

Government-run