Special Litigation Section Documents And Publications

Investigative Findings -- letters notifying jurisdictions of the results of investigations
Complaints -- complaints filed in federal court initiating lawsuits
Briefs -- selected briefs filed in federal court
Settlements and Court Decisions --settlements resolving cases and decisions by federal courts in litigation
Reports to Congress -- annual reports to Congress describing Section's CRIPA work
Speeches -- speeches by Section staff
Publications -- other documents and publications
Archives -- closed matters


Investigative Findings

The following are selected letters of investigative findings issued in the current fiscal year (October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2009) and additional selected letters from prior years.  Additional historical documents will be added in the future, as well as more recent documents as they become publicly available.

The findings concerning the conditions set forth in findings letters relate only to the quality of care provided by the jurisdiction. These findings do not in any way reflect upon the care provided to residents by their families. The Department has the deepest appreciation, and respect for, those families who visit and care for their loved ones at facilities addressed in our findings letters.


Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act Investigations

 Jails and Prisons Investigations

 Juvenile Correctional Facilities Investigations

 Mental Health Facilities Investigations

 Developmental Disability and Mental Retardation Facilities Investigations

 Nursing Home and Other Investigations

Conduct of Law Enforcement Agencies Investigations


Complaints filed in U.S. District Court

The following are selected complaints filed  in the current fiscal year (October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2009) and selected additional complaints from prior years.  Additional historical documents will be added in the future, as well as more recent documents as they become publicly available.

Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act

 Jails and Prisons Complaints

 Juvenile Correctional Facilities Complaints

 Mental Health Facilities Complaints

 Developmental Disability and Mental Retardation Facilities Complaints

 Nursing Home and Other Facilities Complaints

Conduct of Law Enforcement Agencies Complaints

Access to Reproductive Health Clinics and Places of Worship Complaints


Selected Briefs


Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act Briefs

 Jails and Prisons Briefs

 Juvenile Correctional Facilities Briefs

Developmental Disability and Mental Retardation Facilities Complaints

Conduct of Law Enforcement Agencies Briefs


Settlements and Court Decisions

The following are selected settlements reached, and court decisions issued, in the past fiscal year (October 1, 1998 - September 30, 2007) and selected additional documents from prior years.  Additional historical documents will be added in the future, as well as more recent documents as they become publicly available.

Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act Settlements and Court Decisions

Conduct of Law Enforcement Agencies Settlements and Court Decisions

Access to Reproductive Health Clinics and Places of Worship Settlements and Court Decisions
  • United States v. Charles Roy McMillan, Mississippi (04/29/08)
  • United States v. Scott (Court of Appeals Decision) (08/04/99) -- Reported at -- F.3d --, 1999 WL 570473 (2nd Cir. 1999)
  • United States v. Burke (District Court Decision) (07/31/98) -- Reported at 15 F.Supp.2d 1090 (D.Kan. 1998)
  • United States v. Scott (District Court Contempt Decision) (06/25/98) -- Reported at 1998 WL 386483 (D.Conn.)
  • United States v. Brock (District Court Decision) (04/30/98) -- Reported at 2 F.Supp.2d 1172 (E.D. Wis. 1998)
  • United States v. Scott (District Court Modification of Injunction) (03/16/98) -- Reported at 1998 WL 241755 (D.Conn.)
  • United States v. Smith (Court of Appeals Decision) (12/30/97) -- Reported at 134 F.3d 373 (6th Cir. 1997)
  • United States v. Scott (District Court Contempt Decision) (08/01/97) -- Reported at 1997 WL 889513 (D.Conn.)
  • United States v. Scott (District Court Ruling on Motion to Reconsider) (06/12/97) -- Reported at 975 F.Supp. 428 (D. Conn. 1997)
  • United States v. Scott (District Court Decision) (04/02/97) -- Reported at 958 F.Supp. 761 (D. Conn. 1997)
  • United States v. Scott (District Court Motion to Dismiss Decision) (03/18/96) -- Reported at 919 F.Supp. 76 (D. Conn. 1996)

CRIPA Reports to Congress

Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1997f, the Attorney General provides an annual report to Congress describing the Department's enforcement efforts under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act.  Below are recent reports filed under this provision.

Speeches


  • No Speeches at this time

Publications




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Updated August 6, 2015

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