Case: U.S. v. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

1:99-cv-00017 | U.S. District Court for the District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands

Filed Date: Feb. 23, 1999

Closed Date: 2014

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Case Summary

On April 10, 1998, the United States notified Governor Pedro P. Tenorio of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (Commonwealth) of its intention to investigate conditions at the corrections and detention institutions on the Commonwealth pursuant to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 1997 et seq. The United States investigated conditions at six facilities: the Saipan Prison Complex, the Saipan Detention Facility ("SDF"), the Kagman Youth Facility on…

On April 10, 1998, the United States notified Governor Pedro P. Tenorio of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (Commonwealth) of its intention to investigate conditions at the corrections and detention institutions on the Commonwealth pursuant to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 1997 et seq. The United States investigated conditions at six facilities: the Saipan Prison Complex, the Saipan Detention Facility ("SDF"), the Kagman Youth Facility on Saipan, the Saipan Immigration Detention Facility, the Tinian Detention Facility, and the Rota Detention Facility. On August 5, 1998, the United States sent a findings letter to the Governor stating that conditions at these six facilities violated the constitutional rights of the inmates.

The investigation was initiated after the Justice Department (DOJ) received reports that the prisons and jails had severe safety, health, sanitation, fire-safety and security deficiencies. Cells were locked with padlocks, fire alarms did not function, showers were caked with mold, buildings lacked artificial lighting, the facilities lacked any medical personnel or any health screenings, resulting in a tuberculosis epidemic, and buildings lacked ventilation and adequate staffing.

After notifying the Commonwealth of its findings, the United States filed a lawsuit on February 23, 1999, in the United States District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands against the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands pursuant to CRIPA and the Police Pattern and Practice of Misconduct Statute, 42 U.S.C. §14141. The complaint alleged failure to provide adequate supervision, security, and medical and mental healthcare for both pre-trial detainees and post-conviction prisoners. The United States also alleged that the Commonwealth failed to ensure adequate environmental health, sanitation, and fire safety for the pre-trial detainees and post-conviction prisoners. This case was assigned to Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona.

Concurrent with the complaint, the parties filed a consent decree that provided for: facility population projections, space requirements, programming and services including medical care, mental health care, food service, and protection from harm, staffing and staff training, security and emergency planning, funding, fire safety measures, food sanitation provisions, hygiene and sanitation provisions, health screenings, and increased security. The district court approved the consent decree on February 25, 1999.

On June 4, 2009, the district court held that after a "rocky" start, the Commonwealth, had made progress. The court noted that in 2003, the defendant had begun submitting quarterly reports outlining the status of operations at the Adult Correctional Facility, Immigration Detention, Juvenile Detention Unit, Rota Detention, and Tinian Detention. Coordination had been ongoing between the Commonwealth and the DOJ in the form of formal reports as well as frequent, informal exchanges of information between the parties. Substantial progress had been made by the Commonwealth including a collaborative, constructive relationship with the DOJ. Following the on-site visit to all of the governed facilities by counsel and retained experts on behalf of the DOJ, progress continued on the issues identified by the parties. The district court ordered the Commonwealth to provide information regarding their medical system to the DOJ for review to assess substantial compliance and the long-term sustainability of the medical system.

On January 30, 2014, the district court deferred ruling on the joint motion to terminate the consent decree pending the parties' submission of a final report. The final status report was filed on April 30, 2014. After finding that the Commonwealth had substantially complied with the terms of the consent decree, the court granted the joint motion to terminate the consent decree on May 20, 2014.

This case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Rebekah Henn Sullivan (7/26/2005)

Jessica Kincaid (3/9/2014)

Hannah Greenhouse (3/21/2019)

People

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Judge(s)

Manglona, Ramona Villagomez (Northern Mariana Islands)

Munson, Alex R. (Northern Mariana Islands)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Baka, Gregory (Northern Mariana Islands)

Black, Frederick A. (Guam)

Lee, Bill Lann (California)

Moossy, Robert J. (District of Columbia)

Murray, Jeffrey Robert (District of Columbia)

Nelson, Mellie H. (District of Columbia)

Reno, Janet (District of Columbia)

Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Manglona, Ramona Villagomez (Northern Mariana Islands)

Munson, Alex R. (Northern Mariana Islands)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Baka, Gregory (Northern Mariana Islands)

Black, Frederick A. (Guam)

Lee, Bill Lann (California)

Moossy, Robert J. (District of Columbia)

Murray, Jeffrey Robert (District of Columbia)

Nelson, Mellie H. (District of Columbia)

Reno, Janet (District of Columbia)

Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia)

Schwab, Mikel W (Guam)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Ambrose, Michael (Northern Mariana Islands)

Buckingham, Edward T (Northern Mariana Islands)

Bush, William C. (Northern Mariana Islands)

Kara, Maya (Northern Mariana Islands)

Sablan, Teresita (Northern Mariana Islands)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

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Docket (PACER)

May 20, 2014 Docket

Recommendation to Investigate the Prison and Jails of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

U.S. v. Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands

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April 7, 1998 Internal memorandum

Correctional Facilities of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

U.S. v. Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands

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April 10, 1998 Notice Letter

Correctional Facilities of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

U.S. v. Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands

No Court

Aug. 5, 1998 Findings Letter/Report
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Complaint

Feb. 23, 1999 Complaint
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Stipulation Requesting Entry of Consent Decree and Supporting Memorandum

Feb. 23, 1999 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Consent Decree

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Feb. 23, 1999 Order/Opinion
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Order Granting Parties' Request to Enter Consent Decree

Feb. 25, 1999 Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4518902/united-states-v-commonwealth-of-the-northern-mariana-islands/

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

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COMPLAINT [KLL EOD 02/23/1999] (ORIGINAL GCMS ENTRY 1-1) (cnv) (DPB, ). (Entered: 02/23/1999)

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STIPULATION Requesting Entry of Consent Decree and Supporting Memorandum; [KLL EOD 02/23/1999] (ORIGINAL GCMS ENTRY 2-1) (cnv) (DPB, ). (Entered: 02/23/1999)

Feb. 23, 1999 PACER
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ORDER Order Granting Parties' Request to Enter the Consent Decree; [KLL EOD 02/25/1999] (ORIGINAL GCMS ENTRY 3-1) (cnv) (DPB, ). (Entered: 02/25/1999)

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CONSENT Decree; Applies to: DFT Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana Islands, DFT Governor The Northern Mariana Islands, DFT Commissioner Of The Department Of Public Safet, DFT Secretary Of The Department Of Labor & Immigra, DFT Secretary Of The Department Of Community & Cul, GOVPTF United States Of America [KLL EOD 02/25/1999] (ORIGINAL GCMS ENTRY 4-1) (cnv) (BTC, ). (Entered: 02/25/1999)

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STATUS report on compliance with the Consent Decree; Filed by: DFT Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana Applies to: DFT Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana Islands, DFT Governor The Northern Mariana Islands, DFT Commissioner Of The Department Of Public Safety, DFT Secretary Of The Department Of Labor & Immigration, DFT Secretary Of The Department Of Community & Cultural Affairs [mgm EOD 11/26/1999] (ORIGINAL GCMS ENTRY 5-1) (cnv) (DPB, ). (Entered: 11/26/1999)

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STATUS report on compliance with the Consent Decree.; Filed by: DFT Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana [MGM EOD 05/25/2000] (ORIGINAL GCMS ENTRY 6-1) (cnv) (DPB, ). (Entered: 05/25/2000)

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STATUS report on compliance with the Consent Decree.; Filed by: DFT Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana [MGM EOD 11/28/2000] (ORIGINAL GCMS ENTRY 7-1) (cnv) (DPB, ). (Entered: 11/28/2000)

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STATUS report; Filed by: DFT Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana Applies to: DFT Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana Islands, DFT Governor The Northern Mariana Islands, DFT Commissioner Of The Department Of Public Safety, DFT Secretary Of The Department Of Labor & Immigration, DFT Secretary Of The Department Of Community & Cultural Affairs [MCM EOD 07/03/2001] (ORIGINAL GCMS ENTRY 8-1) (cnv) (DPB, ). (Entered: 07/03/2001)

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STIPULATION Notice of Status Conference; Certificate of Service; Filed by: GOVPTF United States Of America [MGM EOD 02/06/2003] (ORIGINAL GCMS ENTRY 8A-1) (cnv) (DPB, ). (Entered: 02/06/2003)

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NOTICE rescheduling Status Conference from 03/26/03 @ 2pm to 4:30pm the same date; [MCM EOD 02/07/2003] (ORIGINAL GCMS ENTRY 9-1) (cnv) (DPB, ). (Entered: 02/07/2003)

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NOTICE Rescheduling Status Conference Time from 3/26/03 @ 4:40pm to 8:00 am same date; [MCM EOD 02/27/2003] (ORIGINAL GCMS ENTRY 10-1) (cnv) (DPB, ). (Entered: 02/27/2003)

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ORDER - Defendants shall continue to have a Consent Decree Coordinator; Filed by: DFT Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana [MCM EOD 04/18/2003] (ORIGINAL GCMS ENTRY 11-1) (cnv) (DPB, ). (Entered: 04/18/2003)

April 18, 2003 PACER
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QUARTERLY Status Report for the Period Ending July 1, 2003; Filed by: DFT Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana [TTP EOD 07/01/2003] (ORIGINAL GCMS ENTRY 12-1) (cnv). (Additional attachment(s): # 1 Status report DOC Part 1 of 1, # 2 Status Report DYS part 1 of 7, # 3 Status Report DYS Part 2 of 7, # 4 Status Report DYS Part 3 of 7, # 5 Status Report DYS Part 4 of 7, # 6 Status Report DYS Part 5 of 7, # 7 Status Report DYS Part 6 of 7, # 8 Status Report DYS Part 7 of 7, # 9 Status Report IDF Part 1 of 2, # 10 Status Report IDF Part 2 of 2, # 11 Status Report RDF Part 1 of 2, # 12 Status Report RDF Part 2 of 2, # 13 Status Report TDF Part 1 of 1) (DPB ). (Entered: 07/01/2003)

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QUARTERLY Status Report for the Period Ending October 1, 2003; Filed by: DFT Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana [TTP EOD 10/02/2003] (ORIGINAL GCMS ENTRY 13-1) (cnv). (Additional attachment(s) : # 1 DOC, # 2 DYS 1 of 4, # 3 DYS 2 of 4, # 4 DYS 3 of 4, # 5 DYS 4 of 4, # 6 IDF 1 of 2, # 7 IDF 2 of 2, # 8 RDF, # 9 TDF) (DPB). (Entered: 10/02/2003)

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QUARTERLY STATUS REPORT for the Period Ending January 1, 2004; Filed by: DFT Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana [TTP EOD 12/31/2003] (ORIGINAL GCMS ENTRY 14-1) (cnv) (DPB, ). (Entered: 12/31/2003)

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ORDER (Report on Status of Compliance Schedule: 05/01/04, 07/01/04 and 10/01/04; Defendants shall Provide Population Reports for Prison and Detention Facility on the 1st and 15th of Each Month); Filed by: DFT Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana [TTP EOD 03/17/2004] (ORIGINAL GCMS ENTRY 15-1) (cnv) (DPB, ). (Entered: 03/17/2004)

March 17, 2004 PACER
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QUARTERLY Status Report for the Period Ending May 1, 2004; [MCM EOD 05/03/2004] (ORIGINAL GCMS ENTRY 16-1) (cnv). (Additional attachment(s): # 1 DOC, # 2 DYS 1 of 2, # 3 DYS 2 of 2, # 4 IDF 1 of 2, # 5 IDF 2 of 2, # 6 RDF, # 7 TDF) (DPB). (Entered: 05/03/2004)

May 3, 2004 PACER
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QUARTERLY Status Report for the Period Ending July 1, 2004; Filed by: DFT Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana [TTP EOD 07/01/2004] (ORIGINAL GCMS ENTRY 17-1) (cnv) (DPB, ). (Additional attachment(s): # 1 DOC 1 OF 4, # 2 DOC 2 OF 4, # 3 DOC 3 OF 4, # 4 DOC 4 OF 4, # 5 DYS, # 6 IDF 1 OF 2, # 7 IDF 2 OF 2, # 8 RDF, # 9 TDF) (DPB). (Entered: 07/01/2004)

July 1, 2004 PACER
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QUARTERLY Status Report for the Period Ending October 1, 2004; Filed by: DFT Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana [TTP EOD 10/01/2004] (ORIGINAL GCMS ENTRY 18-1) (cnv). (Additional attachment(s): # 1 DOC 1 OF 2, # 2 DOC 2 OF 2, # 3 DYS 1 OF 2, # 4 DYS 2 OF 2) (DPB). (Entered: 10/01/2004)

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QUARTERLY Status Report for the Period Ending January 1, 2005; Filed by: DFT Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana [TTP EOD 01/03/2005] (ORIGINAL GCMS ENTRY 19-1) (cnv) . (Additional attachment(s): # 1 DOC 1 OF 2, # 2 DOC 2 OF 2, # 3 DYS 1 OF 2, # 4 DYS 2 OF 2, # 5 Status Report 1) (DPB). (Entered: 01/03/2005)

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QUARTERLY Status Report for the Period Ending April 1, 2005; Filed by: DFT Commonwealth Of The Northern Mariana Islands [ACH EOD 04/01/2005] (ORIGINAL GCMS ENTRY 20-1) (cnv). (Additional attachment(s): # 1 Attachment 1, # 2 Attachment 2, # 3 DOC 1 OF 2, # 4 DOC 2 OF 2, # 5 DYS 1 OF 2, # 6 DYS 2 OF 2, # 7 TDF) (DPB ). (Entered: 04/01/2005)

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QUARTERLY Status Report for the Period Ending July 1, 2005; [ACH EOD 07/01/2005] (ORIGINAL GCMS ENTRY 21-1) (cnv). (Additional attachment(s): # 1 DOC 1 0F 2, # 2 DOC 2 0F 2, # 3 DYS 1 OF 2, # 4 DYS 2 OF 2, # 5 RDF, # 6 TDF) (DPB). (Entered: 07/01/2005)

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Quarterly Status REPORT for the Period Ending October 1, 2005, by Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (Attachments: 1-20)(ACH) (Entered: 10/05/2005)

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Quarterly STATUS REPORT for the Period Ending January 1, 2006, by Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (Attachments: (1) Scanned copy of CD (See case file for CD); (2) Department of Corrections 1 of 2 A; (3) Department of Corrections 1 of 2 B; (4) Department of Corrections 2 of 2 A; (5) Department of Corrections 2 of 2 B; (6) Department of Corrections 2 of 2 C; (7) DYS 1 of 2 A; (8) DYS 1 of 2 Aa; (9) DYS 1 of 2 Generator; (10) DYS 1 of 2 Fire Inspection - 1; (11) DYS 1 of 2 Fire Inspection - 2; (12) DYS 1 of 2 Emergency Drills; (13) DYS 1 of 2 SCBA Inspection - 1; (14) DYS 1 of 2 SCBA Inspection - 2; (15) DYS 1 of 2 Food Handlers; (16) DYS 2 of 2; (17) DYS 2 of 2 CHC Menu - 1; (18) DYS 2 of 2 CHC Menu - 2; (19) DYS 2 of 2 CHC Menu - 3; (20) DYS 2 of 2 CHC Menu - 4;(21) DYS 2 of 2 Pest Control; (22) DYS 2 of 2 Saipan Ice - 1; (23) DYS 2 of 2 Saipan Ice -2; (24) DYS 2 of 2 Training; (25) Tinian Detention Facility;(26) Rota Detention Facility)(ACH) (Entered: 01/04/2006)

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13 DYS 1 of 2 SCBA Inspection 1

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Quarterly STATUS REPORT for the Period Ending April 1, 2006, by Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (Attachments: (1) Department of Corrections 1 of 2 A; (2) Department of Corrections 1 of 2 B; (3) Department of Corrections 1 of 2 C; (4) Department of Corrections 2 of 2 A; (5) Department of Corrections 2 of 2 B; (6) Department of Corrections 2 of 2 C (7) Department of Corrections 2 of 2 D; (8) DYS 1 of 2; (9) DYS 1 of 2 Generator; (10) DYS 1 of 2 Fire Inspection; (11) DYS 1 of 2 Emergency Drills; (12) DYS 1 of 2 SCBA Inspection - 1; (13) DYS 1 of 2 SCBA Inspection - 2; (14) DYS 1 of 2 Food Handlers; (15) DYS 2 of 2 CHC Menu - 1; (16) DYS 2 of 2 CHC Menu - 2; (17) DYS 2 of 2 CHC Menu - 3; (18) DYS 2 of 2 Training; (19) DYS 2 of 2 Pest Control; (20) DYS 2 of 2 Saipan Ice)(ACH) (Entered: 04/12/2006)

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April 3, 2006 RECAP
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Quarterly STATUS REPORT for the Period Ending October 1, 2006, filed by Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (Attachments: (1) DOC 1 of 2; (2) DOC 2 of 2; (3) DYS 1 of 3; (4) DYS 1 of 3 - Generator; (5) DYS 1 of 3 - Fire Inspection & Emergency Drill; (6) DYS 2 of 3; (7) DYS 2 of 3 - CHC Menu 1; (8) DYS 2 of 3 - CHC Menu 2; (9) DYS 2 of 3 - CHC Menu 3; (10) DYS 3 of 3)(ACH) (Entered: 10/06/2006)

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[Initial/Abbreviated] Quarterly STATUS REPORT for the Period Ending January 1, 2007, filed by Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (ACH) (Entered: 12/28/2006)

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QUARTERLY STATUS REPORT for the Period Ending February, 2007, filed by all defendants. (Attachments: #(1) Consent Decree Requirement, Pages 1-25, #(2) Consent Decree Requirement, Pages 26-75, #(3) Consent Decree Requirement, Pages 76-125, #(4) Consent Decree Requirement, Pages 126-150, #(5) Consent Decree Requirement, Pages 151-175, #(6) Consent Decree Requirement, Pages 176-181, #(7) Kagman Juvenile Detention Report Table of Contents, #(8) Memo from DYS Director to AAG, #(9) Declaration of Debra A. Inos, #(10) Consent Decree Requirement 1st Quarter Oct-Dec 2006, #(11) Fire Safety - Safty First, #(12) Generator, #(13) SCBA, #(14) Fire Extinguisher, #(15) Fire Drill Log, #(16) Food Services December 2006, #(17) Food Services November 2006, #(18) Food Services October 2006, #(19) Hygiene & Sanitation, #(20) Saipan Ice - RO, #(21) Security and Protection) (TPM) (Entered: 02/12/2007)

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Quarterly STATUS REPORT for the Period Ending April 1, 2007, filed by Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (ACH) (Entered: 04/05/2007)

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STATUS REPORT by United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Consent Decree-DYS Cover Memo 12.20.07, # 2 Supplement Consent Decree-DYS Generator 12.20.07, # 3 Supplement Consent Decree-DYS Fire Alarm 12.20.07, # 4 Supplement Consent Decree DYS Fire Inspection Serv. Work Order 12.20.07, # 5 Supplement Quarterly Rpt-Melvin Faisai 12.20.07, # 6 Supplement Consent Decree Requirement 4th Qtr Aug-Dec 2007 12.20.07, # 7 Supplement Consent Decree DYS Adv. Exterm. & Pest Control Rpt.-4 pgs. 12.20.07, # 8 Supplement Consent Decree-DYS CHC Menu 10.01-31.07 12.20.07, # 9 Supplement Consent Decree-DYS CHC Menu 11.01-30.07 12.20.07, # 10 Supplement Consent Decree-DYS CHC Menu 12.01-15.07 12.20.07, # 11 Supplement Consent Decree-Emergency Drill 12.16.07 12.20.07, # 12 Supplement Consent Decree-Fire Inspection Sept.-Dec. 2007 12.20.07, # 13 Supplement Consent Decree-DYS Generator-PO 12.20.07, # 14 Supplement Consent Decree-DYS Pest Control PO-2 pgs. 12.20.07, # 15 Supplement Consent Decree-DYS SPN Ice 12.20.07, # 16 Supplement Consent Decree-DYS Training 12.20.07) (Buckingham, Edward) (Entered: 01/16/2008)

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STATUS REPORT Quarterly Status Report for the Period Ending October 1, 2008 by Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (Buckingham, Edward) (Entered: 10/03/2008)

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STATUS REPORT Quarterly Status Report for Period Ending January, 2009 by Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (Buckingham, Edward) (Entered: 01/27/2009)

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ORDER Setting Status Conference. Status Conference is set for 6/2/2009 08:00 AM in Chambers before Chief Judge Alex R. Munson. Signed by Chief Judge Alex R. Munson on 05/15/2009. (TVW) (Entered: 05/15/2009)

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Findings and ORDER. Signed by Chief Judge Alex R. Munson on 06/04/09. (ACH) (Entered: 06/04/2009)

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RESPONSE filed by Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Medical and Other Information Responsive to June 4, 2009 Court Order and Request to Reschedule Next Status Conference to September 9, 2009 8:00 a.m. (Saipan Tiime). (Buckingham, Edward) (Entered: 07/03/2009)

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ORDER Rescheduling Status Conference. Status Conference is set for 9/9/2009 08:00 AM in Chambers before Chief Judge Alex R. Munson.Signed by Chief Judge Alex R. Munson on 07/06/09. (TVW) (Entered: 07/06/2009)

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Findings and ORDER. Signed by Chief Judge Alex R. Munson on 10/01/09. (ACH) (Entered: 10/01/2009)

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MOTION Status Hearing be Conducted on the Record re 38 Order & Request for Co-Counsel to Attend Hearing Via Teleconference Mikel W. Schwab appearing for Plaintiff United States of America (Schwab, Mikel) (Entered: 10/06/2009)

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ORDER Granting 39 Motion for Status Hearing to be Conducted on the Record and for Co-Counsel to Attend Hearing Via Teleconference. Signed by Chief Judge Alex R. Munson on 10/06/2009. (TVW) (Entered: 10/06/2009)

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NOTICE by United States of America of Filing Joint Status Report (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Joint Status Report) (Schwab, Mikel) (Entered: 03/05/2010)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Teresita Sablan on behalf of All Defendants (Sablan, Teresita) (Entered: 04/05/2013)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Jeffrey Murray on behalf of United States of America (Murray, Jeffrey) (Entered: 04/18/2013)

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First MOTION for Hearing (Joint Motion for Status Hearing) Teresita Sablan appearing for Defendant Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (Sablan, Teresita) (Entered: 04/25/2013)

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MOTION Request for Plaintiff's Attorneys to Attend Hearing Via Teleconference Jessica F. Cruz appearing for Plaintiff United States of America (Cruz, Jessica) (Entered: 05/24/2013)

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MOTION Request for Plaintiff's Attorneys to Attend Hearing Via Teleconference Jessica F. Cruz appearing for Plaintiff United States of America (Cruz, Jessica) (Entered: 05/28/2013)

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ORDER Granting 46 Reques for Plaintiff's Attorneys to Attend Hearing via Teleconference. Signed by Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona on 5/29/2013. (TVW) (Entered: 05/29/2013)

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STATUS REPORT Consent Decree by Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exh A, # 2 Exhibit Exh B, # 3 Exhibit Exh C) (Sablan, Teresita) (Entered: 06/17/2013)

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona: Status Conference held on 6/17/2013. Status Conference set for 10/8/2013 08:30 AM in Courtroom 101 before Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona. (Court Reporter FTR) (TPM) (Entered: 06/18/2013)

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STATUS REPORT [Exh. C to Status Report] by Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (Sablan, Teresita) (Entered: 06/17/2013)

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STATUS REPORT [Exh E to Status Report] by Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (Sablan, Teresita) (Entered: 06/17/2013)

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STATUS REPORT [Exh G to Status Report] by Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (Sablan, Teresita) (Entered: 06/17/2013)

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Exhibit H To Consent Decree Status Report by Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit H) (BTC) (Entered: 06/18/2013)

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AMENDED STATUS REPORT by Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.(Attachments: (1) Exhibit A, (2) Exhibit B, (3) Exhibit C, (4) Exhibit D, (5) Exhibit E, (6) Exhibit F, (7) Exhibit G) (BTC) (Entered: 06/18/2013)

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STATUS REPORT by Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A -- Public Law No. 18-18, # 2 Exhibit B -- JDU Policy No. 4.22, # 3 Exhibit C -- Declaration of Capt. Cabrera) (Sablan, Teresita) (Entered: 10/07/2013)

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona: Status Conference held on 10/8/2013. Status Conference set for 12/3/2013 08:30 AM in Courtroom 101 before Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona. (Court Reporter FTR) (TPM) (Entered: 10/08/2013)

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MOTION Request for Plaintiff's Attorney to Attend Hearing Via Teleconference Jeffrey Murray appearing for Plaintiff United States of America (Murray, Jeffrey) (Entered: 12/04/2013)

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MINUTE Entry for proceedings held before Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona: Status Conference held on 12/6/2013. Status Conference set for 1/16/2014 08:30 AM in Courtroom 101 before Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona. (Court Reporter FTR). (ACH) (Entered: 12/06/2013)

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Joint MOTION to Continue Status Conference Jeffrey Murray appearing for Plaintiff United States of America (Murray, Jeffrey) (Entered: 01/15/2014)

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ORDER Granting Joint Motion to Continue Status Conference re: 59 . Signed by Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona on 01/15/2014. (BTC) (Entered: 01/15/2014)

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MOTION for Order Terminating the Consent Decree Teresita Sablan appearing for Defendant Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (Sablan, Teresita) (Entered: 01/27/2014)

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MINUTE Entry for proceedings held before Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona: Status Conference held on 1/30/2014. Court ordered parties to submit a final report no later than 4/30/2014. Hearing on Joint Motion to Terminate set for 5/15/2014 08:30 AM in Courtroom 101 before Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona. (Court Reporter: FTR) (DPB) (Entered: 01/30/2014)

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ORDER RE: 61 Joint Motion to Terminate Consent Decree. Signed by Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona on 01/30/2014. (DPB) (Entered: 01/30/2014)

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STATUS REPORT Final Joint Consent Decree Report by Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Certifications, # 2 Errata B - Planning, # 3 Exhibit C - Rota, # 4 Exhibit D - Tinian, # 5 Exhibit E - Fire Safety, # 6 Exhibit E (part 2) - Fire Safety) (Sablan, Teresita) (Entered: 04/30/2014)

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STATUS REPORT Exhibits F through H by Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit G - Medical Care, # 2 Exhibit H - Security and Protection from Harm) (Sablan, Teresita) (Entered: 04/30/2014)

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona: Motion Hearing held on 5/15/2014 re 61 Joint Motion to Terminate Consent Decree, filed by Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (Court Reporter PAG) (TPM) (Entered: 05/15/2014)

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ORDER Granting Joint Motion to Terminate Consent Decree. Signed by Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona on 05/20/2014. (BTC) (Entered: 05/20/2014)

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State / Territory: Northern Mariana Islands

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 23, 1999

Closing Date: 2014

Case Ongoing: No

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: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Department of Public Safety, Dept. of Labor and Immigration, and Dept. of Community and Cultural Affairs , None

Defendant Type(s):

Corrections

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

34 U.S.C. § 12601 (previously 42 U.S.C. § 14141)

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: 1999 - 2014

Content of Injunction:

Reporting

Issues

General:

Bathing and hygiene

Classification / placement

Fire safety

Sanitation / living conditions

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Medical/Mental Health:

Medical care, general

Mental health care, general

Tuberculosis

Type of Facility:

Government-run