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CoreCivic Must Face Suit Alleging Prolonged Solitary Confinement

June 1, 2021, 2:31 PM

U.S. Marshals Service contractor CoreCivic must again face claims it’s responsible for harming a man detained in its private prison for nearly a year without a court appearance following an arrest for marijuana-related charges, the Ninth Circuit said.

After Rudy Rivera was released from solitary confinement, he sued CoreCivic for false imprisonment, negligence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. A district court granted CoreCivic summary judgment.

However, a reasonable jury could find that CoreCivic caused Rivera’s prolonged detention by not telling the Marshals about his situation, and by discouraging him from seeking outside help, the U.S. Court of Appeals for ...

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