Justice Department Releases Findings of Unconstitutional Conditions at Miami-Dade Jail Facilities

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On August 29, 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice announced its findings that the Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Department (MDCR) has engaged in a pattern or practice of constitutional violations in the jail facilities operated by MDCR.  

MDCR operates the nation√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs eighth largest jail system and holds an average of 7,000 prisoners.

The investigation, initiated on April 2, 2008, was conducted in accordance with the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA)….

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