FOIA Number: DOJ-19-0280

News Roundup: New Voting-Restriction Bills and the Upcoming Round of Redistricting

February 5, 2021
The anti-democratic forces that fed Trump’s stolen-election lie are at work across the country.

Records Shed Light on Troubling Conditions at Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center During 2019 Power Outage

February 3, 2021
Documents show inmate complaints about medical care, use of force information, and records indicating extreme temperature fluctuations in the days following the blackout.

DOJ Records of Clinical Visits, Daily Logs, and Injury Claims During Brooklyn MDC 2019 Power Outage

March 3, 2020
Department of Justice Bureau of Prisons records on events during the power outage during January and February 2019 at the Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn (Brooklyn MDC). These records include clinical visit information, daily logs, temperature checks, and claims for damage, injury, or death related to the power outage.

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)

Federal Bureau of Prisons Withheld Records Response Regarding Complaints of Detainees at the Brooklyn MDC

August 16, 2019
Response from the Federal Bureau of Prisons stating that the bureau is withholding records responsive to American Oversight's request for complaints of detainees at the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) crisis, where detainees were subjected to an extended period without heat or electricity.

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 the Federal Bureau of Prisons Seeking Complaints of Detainees at the Brooklyn MDC

February 27, 2019
FOIA to BOP seeking complaints made by detainees at the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC), where detainees were subjected to an extended period without heat of electricity, as well as communications of BOP staff at the Brooklyn MDC.