Maryland and DC Prisoner Assualt/Injury Lawyer
Have your prisoner rights been abused or deprived? Even though prisoners are denied of their civil right to liberty, they are still entitled to their basic human rights. Unfortunately, this does not always occur.
Jan. 14, 2012 – PRLog — Have your prisoner rights been abused or deprived? Even though prisoners are denied of their civil right to liberty, they are still entitled to their basic human rights. Unfortunately, this does not always occur, resulting in cruel and unusual punishment of prisoners which leads to prison injuries. These harmful scenarios may occur from other violent prisoners, excessive force from the guards, or during the transportation from one facility to another.
Prison guards are employed to protect the prisoners from harm; unfortunately guard misconduct occurs repeatedly. Misconduct consists of:
- Sexual abuse
- Psychological abuse(verbal taunting)
- Physical abuse (random beatings)
- Neglect to acknowledge a prisoner’s basic civil rights
- Failure to acknowledge an assault and/or rape inflicted by other prisoners
- Inury will working in the Prison System. (Sundry Claims Board)
Though illegal, discrimination of gender, religion, race, and sexual orientation are still prevalent in today’s society. Those individuals serving a felony or misdemeanor sentence still have basic human rights. They are not to be stripped of these rights such as anti-discrimination while serving a sentence. Often in prison facilities, guards tend to ignore these rights and/or feel the need to inflict these types of discrimination upon those who have been convicted of a crime. When a prisoner sustained injuries because of discrimination and bias, justice is not being served!
An increase in U.S. incarceration has lead to a decrease in guard tolerance. The lack of prison staff is inadequate to prevent and protect prisoners from violent acts. The prisoner still has the right to safety, medical attention, and civil rights. With this correctional system break down we will be seeing a rise in injuries that can be prevented.
Did you know that prisoners suffer from medical conditions/injuries from being detained in prisons and these conditions can be prevented? Sometimes these injuries can be a lifelong problem even after the prisoner has served their sentence and has been released. They may suffer physical pain and/or may have contracted a disease that will affect the rest of their life. The prison guards are responsible for the safety of the prisoners while imprisoned and must act on any reports of inmate violence.
An increase in detentions in the U.S. has lead to a decrease in corrections officer tolerance and an over population problem that only promises to get worse. The present corrections facility staff to inmate ratio is inadequate to prevent and protect inmates from violent acts and injuries and that ratio only promises to get worse.
With the correction systems break down due to inmate over population and inadequate staffing, we are bound to see an increase in injuries that can be prevented.
Maryland and DC inmates suffer from all kinds of medical conditions and injuries while in jail that come about either from being detained or from health issues that develop while in jail. These conditions can be treated and/or prevented in many cases. Sometimes these injuries or conditions can be or lead to lifelong problems even after inmates have served their sentences and have been released and/or rehabilitated. They may suffer physical pain and/or may have contracted diseases that will affect them the rest of their lives. The corrections officers are responsible for the safety of the inmates while incarcerated and must act on any reports of inmate violence. However, with the out of control ratio of inmate to guard, the likelihood of violence or injuries being overlooked or disregarded is growing.
Contact the Law Offices of Kim Parker, P.A, to discuss your options. 410-234-2621 firstname.lastname@example.org