Our nation is founded on the basic human rights afforded by the U.S. Constitution. A human right is something everybody has, regardless their ages, sexes, national origins, races, religious preferences and immigration status. Even those who are in prison are protected by the U.S. Constitution.
However, not all organizations respect the human rights of others — especially some of our nation’s prisons. Prisoner abuse runs rampant in the United States, and it is largely ignored. Harmful acts of physical and sexual assault are committed against the incarcerated population nearly every day in New York. In many cases, prisoners simply put up with the abuse because don’t think they have any other choice.
You do have a choice, but this does not mean it’s going to be easy. But there is hope for those being victimized by the prison system. Before we file a claim for prisoner abuse, at Sivin & Miller, LLP, Attorneys at Law, there is a lot of preparation that must be undertaken.
Acting promptly is imperative. As soon as the abuse occurs, the prisoner should report it immediately to his or her attorney. The attorney can then arrive and collect evidence while it still exists. Then, we will pursue administrative remedies within the detention facility itself. If the administrative remedies do not bear fruit, we must coordinate the facts and evidence of your story to build the most watertight case possible.
At Sivin & Miller, LLP, Attorneys at Law, we want you to know that you should never have to endure any kind of abuse in prison. The law is on your side. If you or your family member has been abused in a New York prison facility, it’s time to make your voices heard.