Holding Authorities Accountable For Prisoner Abuse

Being held in jail removes a person's freedom, but it should not result in the loss of basic human rights. Your constitutional rights remain in place even while awaiting a trial in prison or while completing a jail sentence. Yet statistics on abuse of prisoners continue to be staggering.

Prisoner abuse is any act of assault committed against an incarcerated person while he or she is in the custody of a jail, prison or holding facility. These harmful acts are usually acted out by correctional officers, correctional facility employees or other inmates.

If you or a loved one is the victim of prison abuse, the experienced civil rights lawyers at Sivin & Miller, LLP, in New York can file a lawsuit to collect compensation for physical and mental suffering, as well as any medical bills and loss of future earning power.

Before you file a lawsuit for prisoner abuse, steps must be taken to exhaust all administrative remedies at the detention facility. We will lead you through these procedures to ensure that everything is done properly leading up to filing your lawsuit.

Why Experienced Representation Is Required

These are challenging cases to prove that require experienced civil rights lawyers. Our attorneys know how to obtain medical records from prisons or jails that help prove negligence of leadership in operation, security and safety of the correctional facility. We also interview correctional facility employees and officers for statements that may be used as evidence in court to help defend an abused inmate's civil rights.

There is a small window of opportunity to gather evidence to support an occurrence of prisoner abuse. It is imperative that we are contacted as soon after the incident as possible in order to get inside the facility and collect evidence before it is destroyed.

New York Prisoner Grievance Attorneys

If you have questions about an incident of prisoner abuse or any other civil rights violation, you can schedule an appointment with our New York prisoner abuse attorneys. Call us locally at 646-561-9150 or toll free at 800-836-3152, or email us. We can meet with you where you are being held.