No. 80-2070.

656 F.2d 264 (1981)

Gary HARRINGTON, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. Robert DeVITO, Director of the Illinois Department of Mental Health, Defendant-Appellant, and George W. Dunne, President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, et al., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided August 10, 1981.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Karen Konieczny, Asst. Atty. Gen., Chicago, Ill., for defendant-appellant.

Sally Elson, Legal Assoc. Found., Chicago, Ill., John A. Dienner, III, Asst. State's Atty., Chicago, Ill., for defendants-appellees.

Before PELL and BAUER, Circuit Judges, and CAMPBELL, Senior District Judge.

PELL, Circuit Judge.

Plaintiffs-appellees, pretrial detainees in need of mental health care, sued Illinois and Cook County officials under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging that the defendants failed to provide necessary mental health care in the Cook County Department of Corrections. The parties negotiated for several years under court supervision to resolve the acknowledged mental health care deficiencies. Ultimately, the parties settled the case by consent order....


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