Case: U.S. v. Columbus Consolidated City/County Government (Muscogee County)

4:99-cv-00132 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

Filed Date: Sept. 23, 1999

Closed Date: Oct. 1, 1999

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Case Summary

In 1994, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice notified Muscogee County, Georgia that it intended to investigate conditions in the county jail. In 1995, following the investigation, the DOJ notified the Chairman of the Muscogee County Commission of its findings and made recommendations regarding staffing and supervision, grievance system, exercise, access to reading materials, medical and mental healthcare, dental care, suicide prevention, general sanitation, fire safety,…

In 1994, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice notified Muscogee County, Georgia that it intended to investigate conditions in the county jail. In 1995, following the investigation, the DOJ notified the Chairman of the Muscogee County Commission of its findings and made recommendations regarding staffing and supervision, grievance system, exercise, access to reading materials, medical and mental healthcare, dental care, suicide prevention, general sanitation, fire safety, plumbing, ventilation, overcrowding, food services, lighting, pest control, and construction of a new jail. Apparently after negotiation, the Attorney General on 9/23/1999 simultaneously filed an action under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C section 1997 et seq., against the jail and a motion for conditional dismissal. A week later, the District Court for the Middle District of Georgia approved the conditional dismissal, which laid out steps the county must take to improve issues discussed in the DOJ letter of findings and recommendations. In addition, the county agreed not to seek to terminate the agreement until after January 1, 2000.

Summary Authors

Lauren Cutson (5/25/2005)

People

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Judge(s)

Lawson, Hugh (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Abbate, Julie K. (District of Columbia)

Cheng, Christopher N. (District of Columbia)

Deutsch, David (District of Columbia)

Gupta, Vanita (District of Columbia)

Holder, Eric H. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Kappelhoff, Mark (District of Columbia)

Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)

Martin, Beverly Baldwin (Georgia)

Myrthil, Marlysha (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Lawson, Hugh (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Abbate, Julie K. (District of Columbia)

Cheng, Christopher N. (District of Columbia)

Deutsch, David (District of Columbia)

Gupta, Vanita (District of Columbia)

Holder, Eric H. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Kappelhoff, Mark (District of Columbia)

Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)

Martin, Beverly Baldwin (Georgia)

Myrthil, Marlysha (District of Columbia)

Nelson, Mellie H. (District of Columbia)

Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)

Reno, Janet (District of Columbia)

Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia)

Smith, Jonathan Mark (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Fay, Clifton C. (Georgia)

Polleys, E. H. (Georgia)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Stellman, Roberta E. M.D., DABPN, CCHP, DFAPA (New Mexico)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Findings Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of Muscogee County Jail

CRIPA Investigation

No Court

June 1, 1995

June 1, 1995

Findings Letter/Report

4:99-cv-00132

Settlement Agreement

CRIPA Investigation

Sept. 23, 1999

Sept. 23, 1999

Settlement Agreement
1

4:99-cv-00132

Complaint

U.S. v. Columbus Consolidated City/County Government

Sept. 23, 1999

Sept. 23, 1999

Complaint

Memorandum of Agreement Between the United States Department of Justice and the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia Regarding the Muscogee County Jail

[No case name]

No Court

Jan. 16, 2015

Jan. 16, 2015

Settlement Agreement

4:99-cv-00132

Mental Health Monitoring Report

CRIPA Investigation of Muscogee County Jail

June 26, 2015

June 26, 2015

Monitor/Expert/Receiver Report

4:99-cv-00132

Mental Health Monitoring Report November 2015 Tour

U.S. v. Columbus Consolidated City/County Government

March 2, 2016

March 2, 2016

Monitor/Expert/Receiver Report

4:99-cv-00132

Mental Health Monitoring Report April 2016 Tour

U.S. v. Columbus Consolidated City/County Government

May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016

Monitor/Expert/Receiver Report

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/10918741/united-states-v-cols-consol-city/

Last updated Aug. 16, 2022, 3:11 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed (cmf) (tlf). (Entered: 09/27/1999)

Sept. 23, 1999

Sept. 23, 1999

PACER
7

Order on Motion to Dismiss

July 3, 2019

July 3, 2019

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7

Order on Motion to Dismiss

July 3, 2019

July 3, 2019

PACER
7

Order on Motion to Dismiss

July 3, 2019

July 3, 2019

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8

Judgment

July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019

PACER
2

JOINT MOTION by United States, Cols. Consol. City, Ralph Johnson, Bobby G. Peters for conditional Dismissal (cmf) (tlf). (Entered: 09/27/1999)

Sept. 23, 1999

Sept. 23, 1999

PACER
8

Judgment

July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019

PACER
8

Judgment

July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019

PACER
3

Agreement between all parties concerning Muscogee Jail filed by United States, Cols. Consol. City, Ralph Johnson, Bobby G. Peters and signed by Judge Hugh Lawson (cmf) (tlf). (Entered: 09/30/1999)

Sept. 29, 1999

Sept. 29, 1999

PACER
4

ORDER granting [2-1] joint motion for conditional Dismissal ( signed by Judge Hugh Lawson ) [EOD Date 10/1/99] (cmf) (tlf). (Entered: 10/01/1999)

Sept. 29, 1999

Sept. 29, 1999

PACER

Case Closed (cmf)

Oct. 1, 1999

Oct. 1, 1999

PACER
5

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by MARLYSHA MYRTHIS on behalf of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Attorney MARLYSHA MYRTHIS added to party UNITED STATES OF AMERICA(pty:pla) (MYRTHIS, MARLYSHA) (Entered: 07/01/2019)

July 1, 2019

July 1, 2019

PACER
6

JOINT MOTION to Dismiss Case by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA filed by MARLYSHA MYRTHIS. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - 2015 Memorandum of Agreement)(MYRTHIS, MARLYSHA) (Entered: 07/01/2019)

July 1, 2019

July 1, 2019

PACER

US DISTRICT JUDGE CLAY D LAND added. U.S. District Judge HUGH LAWSON no longer assigned to case. (tlp)

July 2, 2019

July 2, 2019

PACER
7

ORDER granting 6 Motion to Dismiss. Ordered by US DISTRICT JUDGE CLAY D LAND on 7/3/2019 (tlp) (Entered: 07/03/2019)

July 3, 2019

July 3, 2019

PACER
8

JUDGMENT dismissing the case (tlf). (Entered: 07/08/2019)

July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019

PACER

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