Case: CRIPA Investigation, Baltimore (MD)

No Court Case | 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 William Schaefer, Governor of the State of Maryland that it intended to investigate conditions in the Maryland Correctional Adjustment Center (""Supermax"") in Baltimore.

In 1996, following the investigation, the DOJ notified the new Governor of Maryland, Parris Glendening, of its findings and made recommendations regarding medical and mental healthcare, right to exercise, indefinite segregation and abuse. After reviewing the Department of Justice's webpage, it appears that the Attorney General did not file suit against the jail so there was never a court proceeding.

Summary Authors

Eoghan Keenan (5/25/2005)


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Battaglia, Lynne A. (Maryland)

Curran, John Joseph Jr. (Maryland)

Nathan, Stuart M. (Maryland)

Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Battaglia, Lynne A. (Maryland)

Curran, John Joseph Jr. (Maryland)

Nathan, Stuart M. (Maryland)

Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Notice Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of Maryland Correctional Adjustment Center, Baltimore, Maryland

CRIPA Investigation

Dec. 22, 1994 Notice Letter

Findings Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of Maryland Correctional Adjustment Center, Baltimore, Maryland

CRIPA Investigation

May 1, 1996 Findings Letter/Report

Docket

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

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: 1994

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

Maryland Correctional Adjustment Center (Baltimore), 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:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

General:

Administrative segregation

Assault/abuse by staff

Disciplinary procedures

Disciplinary segregation

Recreation / Exercise

Sanitation / living conditions

Suicide prevention

Type of Facility:

Government-run