Lawyers for Inmates Rights in Missouri

St. Louis Prison Abuse Attorneys

Corrections officers and officials have the responsibility to protect the people under their care. However, we know that they often fail to uphold this responsibility.

Prison abuse is rampant throughout the United States. Inmates are often subject to neglect, mental abuse and physical violence.

  • 19% of all male inmates in US prisons say they’ve been physically assaulted by other inmates.
  • 21% say they’ve been assaulted by prison guards. 

Inmates are hidden from society, which can make it feel like you don’t have rights or recourse to fight for their constitutionally guaranteed rights if you are incarcerated. However, it’s important to know that you have rights.

The prison abuse lawyers at Niemeyer, Grebel and Kruse can help you assert those rights and get the justice you deserve. Call us today at 314-241-1919 for a free case review.

What rights do inmates have in jail?

Going to jail means that your rights will be seriously curtailed. You will not have the same rights as people who are not incarcerated.

However, under the United States Constitution, you still have certain basic rights that must be respected by prison officials. These rights include:

The right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment

This means that prison officials cannot subject you to excessive physical force or use other methods of punishment that are excessively harsh.

The right to be free from sexual abuse

This means that you cannot be subject to rape, sexual assault or other forms of sexual abuse by prison officials.

The right to adequate medical care

This means that you must be given reasonable access to medical treatment and mental health care.

The right to reasonable access to religious materials and practices

This means that you must be given reasonable access to religious books, materials, and services and the opportunity to practice your religion.

The right to contact with lawyers and family members

This means that you must be given reasonable opportunity to communicate with lawyers and family members, and that prison officials may not eavesdrop on or intercept your communications with them.

If your rights are violated while you are incarcerated, you may have legal recourse. The lawyers at NGK Law can help you assert your rights and get the justice you deserve. We have experience handling prison abuse cases, and we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of inmates. Contact us today to learn more – 314-241-1919.

What are common examples of civil rights abuses in prisons and jail?

There are many ways that correctional facility guards can infringe on inmates’ civils rights in prison. This can include:

  • Physical abuse by guards or other inmates
  • Sexual abuse
  • Inhumane living conditions
  • Inadequate medical care
  • Excessive solitary confinement
  • Lack of access to mental health care
  • Lack of access to lawyers or other legal help
  • Lack of access to practice one’s religion

If you or a loved one has been the victim of any type of civil rights abuse while incarcerated, it is important to speak with an experienced prisoner abuse lawyer who can help protect your rights.

What legal options do inmates have if they have been abused?

There are a number of legal options available to inmates who have been abused while in custody. These can include:

  • Filing a civil lawsuit against the correctional facility or the individual guards involved
  • Filing a criminal complaint against the guards or other inmates involved
  • Reporting the abuse to state or federal prison officials

Speaking with a lawyer is the best way to determine which option is right for your situation.

How a prison abuse lawyer can help

Corrections officers and law enforcement organizations are skilled at closing ranks when one of their own is suspected of abuse. The offending officer is placed on “desk duty,” while evidence goes missing and witnesses are silenced. Add to this the fact that the victim is incarcerated, with limited communication to the world outside.

A prison abuse lawyer can help by being your tireless advocate inside and outside of jail. They can help by:

  • Investigating the facts of your case
  • Gathering evidence and witnesses
  • Filing a civil lawsuit on your behalf
  • Advocating for you with state or federal prison officials
  • Working to get you transferred to a safer facility

If you have been the victim of abuse while incarcerated, don’t try to go it alone. An experienced prison abuse lawyer can help you get justice for your case.

Skilled Missouri civil rights attorneys ready to defend your rights

The lawyers at NGK Law are experienced in handling civil rights cases, including those involving prison abuse. We are dedicated to fighting for the rights of inmates and will do everything we can to help you get the justice you deserve.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation – 314-241-1919.

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