Case: U.S. v. Dooly County

5:98-cv-00001 | U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

Filed Date: Jan. 5, 1998

Closed Date: June 29, 2001

Clearinghouse coding complete

Case Summary

In 1994, the U.S. Department of Justice notified Dooly County of its intention to investigate conditions of the county jail. In 1995, following the investigation, the DOJ notified the Chairman of the Dooly County Commission of its findings and made recommendations regarding policies, procedures, and classification; staff training and supervision; exercise; medical and mental healthcare, dental care, and medication; jail renovation; fire safety; sanitation; food services; chemical handling and …

In 1994, the U.S. Department of Justice notified Dooly County of its intention to investigate conditions of the county jail. In 1995, following the investigation, the DOJ notified the Chairman of the Dooly County Commission of its findings and made recommendations regarding policies, procedures, and classification; staff training and supervision; exercise; medical and mental healthcare, dental care, and medication; jail renovation; fire safety; sanitation; food services; chemical handling and storage; and personal hygiene. Apparently after negotiation, the Attorney General filed an action under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. section 1997 et seq., against the jail in 1997. Seven days later, the District Court for the Middle District of Georgia (Judge Hugh Lawson) issued a consent decree. The consent decree laid out steps the county must take to improve issues discussed in the DOJ's letter of findings and recommendations. According to the docket from PACER, defendant continued to give quarterly compliance reports to the court through 2001, and in June of that year the court granted a stipulation of dismissal.

Summary Authors

Lauren Cutson (5/22/2005)

People


Judge(s)

Lawson, Hugh (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Aderhold, Hugh Randolph Jr. (Georgia)

Brown Cutlar, Shanetta Y. (District of Columbia)

Cheng, Christopher N. (District of Columbia)

Deutsch, David (District of Columbia)

Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)

Martin, Beverly Baldwin (Georgia)

Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)

Reno, Janet (District of Columbia)

Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Lawson, Hugh (Georgia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Aderhold, Hugh Randolph Jr. (Georgia)

Brown Cutlar, Shanetta Y. (District of Columbia)

Cheng, Christopher N. (District of Columbia)

Deutsch, David (District of Columbia)

Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)

Martin, Beverly Baldwin (Georgia)

Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)

Reno, Janet (District of Columbia)

Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Davis, John N. (Georgia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

5:98-cv-00001

Docket (PACER)

June 29, 2001

June 29, 2001

Docket

Findings Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of Dooly County Jail

No Court

June 1, 1995

June 1, 1995

Findings Letter/Report

5:98-cv-00001

Dooly County Jail Policies and Procedures Manual

No Court

Feb. 14, 1996

Feb. 14, 1996

Other

Exhibit B - Price Quotation

No Court

Feb. 14, 1996

Feb. 14, 1996

Pleading / Motion / Brief

Exhibit C - Suicide Prevention Plan

No Court

Feb. 14, 1996

Feb. 14, 1996

Pleading / Motion / Brief

5:98-cv-00001

Certificate of the Attorney General

Dec. 18, 1997

Dec. 18, 1997

Declaration/Affidavit

5:98-cv-00001

Certificate of Service

Jan. 5, 1998

Jan. 5, 1998

Pleading / Motion / Brief
1

5:98-cv-00001

Complaint

Jan. 5, 1998

Jan. 5, 1998

Complaint

5:98-cv-00001

Consent Decree

Jan. 12, 1998

Jan. 12, 1998

Order/Opinion
2

5:98-cv-00001

Order

Jan. 12, 1998

Jan. 12, 1998

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated July 17, 2022, 3:03 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT filed; (FE) (Entered: 01/08/1998)

Jan. 5, 1998

Jan. 5, 1998

2

ORDER approving the consent decree entered into by the parties (signed by Judge Hugh Lawson) (FE) (Entered: 01/13/1998)

Jan. 12, 1998

Jan. 12, 1998

Case Closed (FE) (Entered: 01/13/1998)

Jan. 13, 1998

Jan. 13, 1998

3

QUARTERLY COMPLIANCE REPORT for referendum held on 9/16/97 filed by all defendants (FE) (Entered: 03/12/1998)

March 12, 1998

March 12, 1998

4

Second Quarterly Compliance REPORT filed by all defendants pursuant to the terms of the Consent Decree entered on 01/12/98. (ans) Modified on 08/31/1998 (Entered: 06/16/1998)

June 15, 1998

June 15, 1998

5

Third Quarterly Compliance REPORT filed by all defendants pursuant to the Consent decree entered in this case on 01/12/98. (ans) Modified on 01/20/1999 (Entered: 09/10/1998)

Sept. 10, 1998

Sept. 10, 1998

6

Quarterly Compliance REPORT filed by all defendants pursuant to the Consent Decree enteredd in this case on 01/12/98. (ans) (Entered: 03/10/1999)

Dec. 9, 1998

Dec. 9, 1998

7

Quarterly Compliance REPORT filed by all defendants pursuant to the Consent Decree entered in this case 01/12/98. (ans) (Entered: 03/10/1999)

March 10, 1999

March 10, 1999

8

Sixth Quarterly Compliance REPORT filed by all defendants pursuant to Consent Decree entered in this case 01/12/98 (ans) (Entered: 06/10/1999)

June 10, 1999

June 10, 1999

9

STIPULATION by plaintiff USA, all defendants all defendants, plaintiff Victor Walker of extension to Consent Decree. (ans) (Entered: 08/10/1999)

Aug. 10, 1999

Aug. 10, 1999

9

ORDER granting [9-1] stipulation of extension to consent decree. The new move in date for the new facility will be 04/01/00 ( signed by Judge Hugh Lawson ) [EOD Date 8/10/99] (ans) (Entered: 08/10/1999)

Aug. 10, 1999

Aug. 10, 1999

10

Seventh Quarterly Compliance REPORT filed by all defendants (ans) (Entered: 09/09/1999)

Sept. 9, 1999

Sept. 9, 1999

11

Quarterly Compliance REPORT filed by all defendants (ans) (Entered: 12/09/1999)

Dec. 9, 1999

Dec. 9, 1999

12

Quarterly Compliance REPORT filed by all defendants (ans) (Entered: 03/08/2000)

March 8, 2000

March 8, 2000

13

Quarterly Compliance REPORT filed by all defendants (ans) (Entered: 06/09/2000)

June 9, 2000

June 9, 2000

14

Eleventh Quarterly Compliance REPORT filed by all defendants(ans) Modified on 12/07/2000 (Entered: 09/06/2000)

Sept. 6, 2000

Sept. 6, 2000

15

Quarterly Compliance REPORT filed by all defendants (ans) (Entered: 12/07/2000)

Dec. 7, 2000

Dec. 7, 2000

16

Thirteenth Quarterly Compliance REPORT filed by all defendants (ans) (Entered: 03/06/2001)

March 6, 2001

March 6, 2001

17

STIPULATION of dismissal by USA, all defendants [EOD Date 6/29/01] (ans) Modified on 06/29/2001 (Entered: 06/29/2001)

June 29, 2001

June 29, 2001

18

ORDER granting [17-1] dismissal stipulation ( signed by Judge Hugh Lawson ) [EOD Date 6/29/01] (ans) (Entered: 06/29/2001)

June 29, 2001

June 29, 2001

Case Details

State / Territory: Georgia

Case Type(s):

Jail Conditions

Special Collection(s):

Post-PLRA enforceable consent decrees

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 5, 1998

Closing Date: June 29, 2001

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

Dooly County Jail (Vienna, Dooly), County

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1998 - 2001

Issues

General:

Classification / placement

Counseling

Disciplinary procedures

Fire safety

Food service / nutrition / hydration

Recreation / Exercise

Sanitation / living conditions

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)