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Case Name DOJ Investigation of Georgia Prisons PC-GA-0026
Docket / Court N/A ( No Court )
State/Territory Georgia
Case Type(s) Prison Conditions
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
The Justice Department opened a statewide civil investigation into conditions of confinement of prisoners held in Georgia’s prisons. The DOJ investigation was conducted under the authority granted by CRIPA. The investigation examined whether Georgia provided its incarcerated population with ... read more >
The Justice Department opened a statewide civil investigation into conditions of confinement of prisoners held in Georgia’s prisons. The DOJ investigation was conducted under the authority granted by CRIPA. The investigation examined whether Georgia provided its incarcerated population with reasonable protection from physical harm at the hands of other incarcerated individuals. The department also will continue its existing investigation into whether Georgia provides lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people reasonable protection from sexual abuse by other incarcerated individuals and by staff.

Justin Hill - 09/15/2021


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Defendant-type
Corrections
Jurisdiction-wide
General
Conditions of confinement
Gay/lesbian/transgender
Sex w/ staff; sexual harassment by staff
Sexual abuse by residents/inmates
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 1997 et seq.
Plaintiff Description Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
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 None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Filed 2021
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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  Review of the Use of Monitors in Civil Settlement Agreements and Consent Decrees Involving State and Local Government Entities
U.S. Department of Justice
Date: 9/13/2021
By: Attorney General Merrick Garland and Assoc. AG Vanita Gupta (U.S. Department of Justice)
[ Detail ] [ PDF ] [ External Link ]

  An Analysis of CRIPA Findings Letters Issued to Jails for Constitutional Violations by the Department of Justice
Date: Apr. 15, 2016
By: Jeff Mellow, Bryce E. Peterson & Mijin Kim (John Jay College of Criminal Justice Faculty)
Citation: Am. J. Crim. Just. (April 2016)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Court Docket(s)
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General Documents
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09/14/2021
Justice Department Announces Investigation into Conditions in Georgia Prisons
PC-GA-0026-0001.pdf | Detail
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section

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