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Articles by David Reutter

Federal Agencies Rack Up Nearly One Thousand Arrest-Related or In-Custody Deaths in Two Years, DOJ Report Finds

The DOJ report was ...

Pew Study Shows Crime Falls but Spending on Jails Soar

Auditor Appalled at Lack of Spending Controls in Mississippi Prison System

MDOC has been plagued with violence, staff shortages, and deplorable conditions. MDOC sought an additional $78 million from legislators for 2021 to ...

NC Prisoner Survives Summary Judgment for Two Excessive Force Claims

The court’s January 4, 2021, opinion was issued in an appeal brought by North Carolina prisoner Willie James ...

Idaho Supreme Court Orders Release of Death Penalty Related Documents

The court’s November 20, 2020, order was issued ...

Federal Court: COVID-19 Vaccine Must be Available to All Oregon Prisoners

The court’s February 2, 2021 order also granted provisional class certification to all adults in ...

Second Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment in Lawsuit Alleging New York Guard Sexually Assaulted Female Prisoners

The lawsuit was filed by prisoners Tara Lucente, Jaimie ...

Qualified Immunity Granted on Claim of Sleep Deprivation From Guard Noise During Suicide-Prevention Checks in California

Smoking on the Chain Gang

Those ...

Judge Slaps Arizona With $1.1 Million Fine Over Prison Health Care

The court’s February 24, 2021 order was the latest move to compel ADOC to comply with its ...