Welcome to the Information Website for the Reichert v. Keefe Commissary Network Class Action

UPDATE: The Court has changed the trial date to December 6, 2022.

ATTENTION: If you did not receive a letter or postcard regarding this case but believe that you are eligible to participate in the litigation because you received a release card from Rapid, contact Class Counsel at releasecard@sylaw.com and provide the following information: (1) your name, (2) the facility or facilities where you received the release cards and the state they are located in, and (3) the approximate dates that you received those cards. You do not need to contact class counsel if you received a letter or postcard regarding this case at your correct address.

If you received a prepaid release card when you were released from custody, a class action lawsuit may affect your rights.

Individuals taken into custody have their cash taken from them, which is held for them until they are released. Some prisoners also have money added to their account during detention. These funds are required to be returned when a person is released from custody. Some detention facilities, however, require persons being released to receive these funds through a prepaid debit card (“release card") that may have limitations and charge various fees.

What is this class action lawsuit about?

The Court certified the lawsuit as a class action on behalf of people who, upon release from detention facilities in the state of Washington at any time after October 20, 2013, or upon release from a detention facility at any time outside the state of Washington after October 20, 2016, were not offered an alternative to a release card for the return of their money upon release. You received the notice because you may be a member of the Class who could be entitled to benefit from any recovery or settlement obtained in the lawsuit or be bound by any decision finding that the Defendants are not liable under the claims brought in the lawsuit.

Summary of Your Options and the Legal Effect of Each Option
Do Nothing Stay in this lawsuit. Await the outcome. Give up certain rights.

By doing nothing, you may be eligible to receive money or benefits from a trial or a settlement, but you give up any rights to sue Defendants separately for the same claims in this lawsuit. You are also bound by any adverse decision by the Court.
Exclude Yourself from the Class Get out of this lawsuit. Get no benefits from it. Keep rights.

If you ask to be excluded, you will not participate in any money or benefits obtained in this lawsuit, but you may bring claims against Defendants elsewhere for the same legal claims.

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in the notice. For complete details, view the Long Form Notice, here, or call 1-855-604-1646.