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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Santa Fe Jail Suicide

Suzan Garcia filed a lawsuit on behalf of her son, Tyson Johnson, who hung himself in the Santa Fe County jail in January 2002 while awaiting trial on charges of stalking and aggravated assault. Johnson’s claustrophobia gave him anxiety attacks and he asked to see a psychiatrist, but the jail, run by MTC, did not provide him adequate mental health care. The lawsuit settled in June 2004 for an undisclosed amount. In May 2002, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice began investigating conditions at the Santa Fe County Jail. The resulting report, released in March 2003, cited numerous deficiencies in the facility and concluded that Johnson’s death was the result of inadequate mental health intervention at the facility.

Misconduct Type
Human Rights
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of DOJ Report
3/6/2003
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Management & Training Corp. Undisclosed
Further Information Released
DOJ Report (pp. 18-20) 6/22/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database