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Articles by David Reutter

Attorney Fees Awarded Against CoreCivic After Defamation Suit Dismissed

by David M. Reutter

A California federal district court held that CoreCivic, Inc., must pay attorney fees in a defamation lawsuit. The court held the calculation of fees in abeyance until the resolution of appeals related to the dismissal and whether it could award fees.

The court’s April 6, 2021 ...

Investigation Finds “Deadly Delays” in Cancer Diagnosis at Washington State Prisons

CFPB and Three States Sue Over Predatory Immigrant Bail and GPS Scam

Seventh Circuit Says Racial Disparity Argument ‘Too Weak to Require Discussion’ in COVID-Related Motion for Compassionate Release

The court’s February 23, ...

Ohio Enacts Criminal Justice Reform in 2020

Second Circuit Holds Control Unit Placement for Former Death Row Prisoners Unconstitutional Bill of Attainder

Florida Prisons Face Ongoing Staff Shortages Due to Low Pay And Long Hours

Inch sought to expand upon a pilot program approved in ...

Illinois Prisoner Gets Mixed Results in Appeal of Suit Against Wexford and Doctors

The court’s March 16, 2021 opinion was issued in an appeal brought by Illinois prisoner Michael Thomas. ...

No Mutual Assent Where Detainee Forced to Accept Release Card in HRDC Case

The Court’s June 2, 2021, order was issued ...

Health Professionals Join the Fight Against Jail Construction in Los Angeles

by David M. Reutter


Los Angeles has historically been a trail blazer in the expansion of policing and incarceration. Its 2020 abandonment of jail expansion plans revealed a new group of advocates against expansion of incarceration: medical and public health practitioners.

With over 19,000 people held in its county ...