FOIA Number: DOJ-19-0277

DOJ Emails Regarding Brooklyn MDC Power Outage

July 13, 2020
Email communications from the Department of Justice regarding the status of the Brooklyn MDC power outage and media relations. These emails contain communications from Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and a letter from the Federal Defenders Of New York sent to Chief Judge Dora L. Irizarry. In the letter, Deirdre von Dornum describes the terrible conditions at Brooklyn MDC, including people not receiving their medications and a lack of light.

News Roundup: From the Top Down

September 27, 2019
Efforts to get Ukraine to investigate the president's perceived rivals have been known for months. We want to know how many were involved.
(White House Photo)

American Oversight Sues Justice Department over Brooklyn Jail’s Inhumane Winter Conditions

July 30, 2019
The lawsuit is the latest in an effort to reveal what actions officials took — or failed to take — during the prolonged power and heat outage earlier this year.
(Photo: Matt Green)

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOJ – Brooklyn MDC

July 30, 2019
American Oversight’s lawsuit against the Department of Justice for records concerning how the DOJ and the Bureau of Prisons responded to the inhumane conditions, including dangerously cold temperatures, at the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center during January and February of 2019. American Oversight sought these records to determine whether officials took appropriate action to prevent and remedy the emergency.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Communications Concerning the Brooklyn MDC Crisis

February 27, 2019
FOIA to DOJ seeking communications of high-ranking officials concerning the crisis at the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC), where detainees were subjected to an extended period without heat or electricity.