Case: CRIPA Investigation, Mitchell County (GA)

NA | No Court

Filed Date: 1994

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Case Summary

In 1994, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice notified Mitchell County, Georgia that it intended to investigate conditions in the county jail. In 1995, following the investigation, the DOJ notified the Chairman of the Mitchell County Commission of its findings and made recommendations regarding staffing and supervision, grievance procedures, exercise, visitation, access to reading materials, medical and mental healthcare, dental care, suicide prevention, general sanitation, fire safety, plumbing, ventilation, overcrowding, personal hygiene, food services, and lighting. It appears that the Attorney General did not file suit against the jail, so there was never a court proceeding.

Summary Authors

Lauren Cutson (5/20/2005)


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse


Findings Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of Mitchell County Jail

CRIPA Investigation

June 1, 1995

June 1, 1995

Findings Letter/Report



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

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: Georgia

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: 1994

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so


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: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought


Mitchell County Jail, County

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Special Case Type(s):


Availably Documents:

None of the above


Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:


Source of Relief:




Administrative segregation

Classification / placement


Disciplinary procedures

Fire safety

Food service / nutrition / hydration

Law library access

Library (non-law) access

Recreation / Exercise

Sanitation / living conditions

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Suicide prevention



Crowding / caseload

Medical/Mental Health:

Dental care

Medical care, general

Mental health care, general

Suicide prevention

Type of Facility: