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Case Name DOJ Investigation of Walnut Grove Youth Correctional Facility JI-MS-0012
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State/Territory Mississippi
Case Type(s) Juvenile Institution
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
General
Assault/abuse by staff
Conditions of confinement
Juveniles
Sanitation / living conditions
Sex w/ staff; sexual harassment by staff
Suicide prevention
Totality of conditions
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Special Case Type
Out-of-court
Causes of Action 34 U.S.C. § 12601 (previously 42 U.S.C. § 14141)
Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 1997 et seq.
Defendant(s) Walnut Grove Youth Correctional Facility
Plaintiff Description The investigation was run by the Special Litigation section of the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division. The Special Litigation section works to protect civil rights in several areas, including the rights of people in jails, prisons, juvenile detention facilities, and health care facilities for people with disabilities.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status outcome Not sought
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Filed 2012
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing JI-MS-0007 : DePriest ex rel. C.B. v. Walnut Grove Correctional Authority (S.D. Miss.)
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  An Analysis of CRIPA Findings Letters Issued to Jails for Constitutional Violations by the Department of Justice
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  What Happens When Police Are Forced to Reform?
Date: Nov. 13, 2015
By: Kimbriell Kelly, Sarah Childress and Steven Rich (Frontline/Post)
Citation: Washington Post (Nov. 13, 2015)
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General Documents
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03/20/2012
Findings Letter (2012)
JI-MS-0012-0001.pdf | Detail
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
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JI-MS-0012-0001

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