The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against the State of Mississippi regarding the conditions of confinement at two Mississippi juvenile facilities – the Oakley Training School (Mississippi Juvenile Corrections Complex) in Raymond and the Columbia Training School in Columbia.The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, alleges that conditions at these facilities routinely and systemically deprive juveniles of federally protected civil rights. This lawsuit alleges numerous civil rights violations including staff violence and abusive institutional practices, unreasonable use of isolation and restraints, and inadequate medical, mental health, and educational services.
If you wish to furnish information about the Oakley (Mississippi Juvenile Corrections Complex) or Columbia Training Schools to the United States for the purposes of this lawsuit, please provide the following information:
- your full name
- your full street address and include your post office box if you have one
- your phone number (home and work, if possible)
- your email address
- the facility about which you are furnishing information
- as much detailed information concerning incidents at the facility as you can, including dates
You may contact Doreen Bennett or Brian Jung at our toll-free number:1 (877) 218-5228, write to us at the United States Department of Justice, Special Litigation Section, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20530 or email us.