Case: U.S. v. Indiana

1:06-cv-00201 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Filed Date: Feb. 8, 2006

Closed Date: Feb. 18, 2011

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Case Summary

In February 2004, the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division (DOJ) launched an investigation into the conditions of confinement at the Logansport Juvenile Intake/Diagnostic Facility in Logansport, Indiana, the South Bend Juvenile Correctional Facility in South Bend, Indiana, pursuant to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act, 42 U.S.C. 1997 (CRIPA), and the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, 42 U.S.C. 14141. Based on its investigation, the DOJ conclude…

In February 2004, the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division (DOJ) launched an investigation into the conditions of confinement at the Logansport Juvenile Intake/Diagnostic Facility in Logansport, Indiana, the South Bend Juvenile Correctional Facility in South Bend, Indiana, pursuant to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act, 42 U.S.C. 1997 (CRIPA), and the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, 42 U.S.C. 14141.

Based on its investigation, the DOJ concluded that the conditions and practices at the juvenile facility at South Bend violated the constitutional and statutory rights of juvenile residents in the areas of: insufficient protection from harm, use of deadly force, grievance procedures, mental health care and special education services to juveniles with disabilities as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. § 1401. At Logansport, the DOJ concluded the mental health services were deficient.

On September 9, 2005, the DOJ issued two findings letter which detailed the violations at South Bend and Logansport and set out a series of minimum remedial measures to bring the facility up to constitutional standards. The State accepted the recommendations and the parties entered into a Settlement Agreement to ensure compliance.

So that the Agreement could be judicially enforced, the DOJ filed a formal complaint on February 8, 2006 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. That same day, the parties filed a joint motion for approval of the Settlement Agreement and conditional dismissal.

On February 14, 2006, District Court Judge Richard L. Young administratively closed and dismissed the case without prejudice, with final dismissal to come upon the passage of 3 years from the date of its filing or the State's earlier substantial compliance with the terms of the Settlement Agreement.

On February 3, 2009, Judge Young granted a joint motion to amend order of Conditional Dismissal. Both parties agreed that the South Bend facility was the only facility not in general substantial compliance with the agreement. Judge Young extended the conditional dismissal for one year to allow this facility to achieve compliance.

No action was taken until February 18, 2011, when Judge Young dismissed the case, holding that the settlement agreement had been fully complied with.

Summary Authors

Kristen Sagar (10/6/2008)

Ian Sander (10/23/2016)

Related Cases

DOJ Investigation of the Plainfield Juvenile Correctional Facility, Indiana, No Court (2004)

People

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Judge(s)

Baker, Tim A. (Indiana)

Young, Richard L. (Indiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Aminfar, Amin (District of Columbia)

Brooks, Susan W. (Indiana)

Brown Cutlar, Shanetta Y. (District of Columbia)

Cuncannan, Jacqueline (District of Columbia)

Hansher, Beth (District of Columbia)

Kim, Wan J. (District of Columbia)

Schlozman, Bradley (District of Columbia)

Weiss, Daniel H. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Baker, Tim A. (Indiana)

Young, Richard L. (Indiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Aminfar, Amin (District of Columbia)

Brooks, Susan W. (Indiana)

Brown Cutlar, Shanetta Y. (District of Columbia)

Cuncannan, Jacqueline (District of Columbia)

Hansher, Beth (District of Columbia)

Kim, Wan J. (District of Columbia)

Schlozman, Bradley (District of Columbia)

Weiss, Daniel H. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Carter, Stephen (Indiana)

Quigley, Thomas D (Indiana)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:06-cv-00201

Docket (PACER)

U.S.A. v. State of Indiana

Feb. 18, 2011

Feb. 18, 2011

Docket

Re: Investigation of the Logansport Juvenile Intake/Diagnostic Facility, Indiana

DOJ CRIPA Investigation of the Logansport Juvenile Intake/Diagnostic Facility, Indiana

No Court

Sept. 9, 2005

Sept. 9, 2005

Findings Letter/Report

Re: Investigation of the South Bend Juvenile Correctional Facility, Indiana

DOJ CRIPA Investigation of the South Bend Juvenile Correctional Facility, Indiana

No Court

Sept. 9, 2005

Sept. 9, 2005

Findings Letter/Report

1:06-cv-00201

Settlement Agreement Between the United States Department of Justice and the State of Indiana Concerning the Logansport Intake/Diagnostic Facility and the South Bend Juvenile Correctional Facility

Feb. 8, 2006

Feb. 8, 2006

Settlement Agreement
1

1:06-cv-00201

Complaint

Feb. 8, 2006

Feb. 8, 2006

Complaint
9

1:06-cv-00201

Amended Order of Conditional Dismissal

USA v. State of Indiana

Feb. 3, 2009

Feb. 3, 2009

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4641833/united-states-v-state-of-indiana/

Last updated Aug. 24, 2022, 3:19 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against all defendants, filed by Plaintiff, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.(SDP, ) (Entered: 02/08/2006)

Feb. 8, 2006

Feb. 8, 2006

2

CIVIL COVER SHEET filed by Plaintiff, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. (SDP, ) (Entered: 02/08/2006)

Feb. 8, 2006

Feb. 8, 2006

3

MAGISTRATE JUDGE's NOTICE of Availability to Exercise Jurisdiction issued. (SDP, ) (Entered: 02/08/2006)

Feb. 8, 2006

Feb. 8, 2006

4

JOINT MOTION FOR CONDITIONAL DISMISSAL, filed by all parties. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(SDP, ) Additional attachment(s) added on 2/8/2006 (SDP, ). (Entered: 02/08/2006)

Feb. 8, 2006

Feb. 8, 2006

5

ORDER granting 4 Motion to Dismiss . Signed by Judge Richard L. Young on 2/14/06. (CLL, )

Feb. 14, 2006

Feb. 14, 2006

RECAP

Case Details

State / Territory: Indiana

Case Type(s):

Juvenile Institution

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 8, 2006

Closing Date: Feb. 18, 2011

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

U.S. 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

State of Indiana, State

Indiana Department of Corrections, State

South Bend Juvenile Correctional Facility, State

Logansport Juvenile Intake/Diagnostic Facility, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Indv. w/ Disab. Educ. Act (IDEA), Educ. of All Handcpd. Children Act , 20 U.S.C. § 1400

Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701

Violent Crime and Law Enforcement Act, 34 U.S.C. § 12601 (previously 42 U.S.C. § 14141)

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

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: 2006 - 2009

Issues

General:

Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students

Assault/abuse by staff

Grievance procedures

Rehabilitation

Restraints : physical

Special education

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Affected Gender:

Female

Male

Medical/Mental Health:

Medication, administration of

Mental health care, general

Type of Facility:

Government-run