Wexford v. Garrett—Defending PLRA

National Institute of Jail Operations



Tuesday, September 22, 2020
2:00 PM CST

Michael Bentley presented at 2:00 p.m. CST on United States Supreme Court practice and the federal Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including the recent petition for certiorari that I filed in the Supreme Court case of Wexford Health v. Garrett, No. 19-867. The petition was not granted, but received significant coverage on SCOTUSblog—the preeminent source for Supreme Court news. Here is a link to the coverage: https://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/wexford-health-v-garrett/.

For this webinar, panelists discussed the attack on PLRA exhaustive requirements and how bypassing the exhaustion requirement and an established grievance system could seriously jeopardize the safety and security of inmates and staff as well as make it not only difficult for correctional officials to defend against future litigation, but also eliminate their ability to immediately fix and correct issues (a primary component of PLRA) before a lawsuit is filed.

Webinar Details

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Other Speakers

G. Todd Butler (General Counsel, Mississippi Municipal Liability Plan)
Nicholas Morisani (Phelps Dunbar)