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Our Notable Civil Rights Verdicts & Settlements
We Are the Most Trusted Lawyers for Inmates in NY
Prison violence and abuse in New York State Prisons has significantly increased over the past few years, including an alarming increase in reports of inmate sexual assault at the hands of correctional officers and prison staff. No one should be subject to unsafe and violent conditions while incarcerated, and correctional facilities are obligated to protect you from any form of cruel and unusual punishment.
Our prisoners rights lawyers have represented clients who have suffered from sexual assault, denial of medication or insulin, or attacks from fellow prisoners. The Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm has over 30 years of experience representing inmates who have suffered abuse in New York City jails and jails across the country, including but not limited to:
- Manhattan Correctional Center (MCC)
- Rikers Island
- Clinton Correctional Facility
- Fishkill Correctional Facility
- FCI Dublin
- FCI Tallahassee
If you or a loved one have sustained an inmate injury in prison, suffered worsening symptoms due to denial of medical care, or lost a loved one due to anything but natural causes, contact an inmates civil rights lawyer in New York at the Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm. We can help you hold the institution and responsible parties accountable.
Common Types of Abuse and Neglect that Prisoners Incur in Jail
Common types of abuse and neglect that prisoners may experience while incarcerated include the following:
Any catastrophic injuries you have experienced due to negligent medical care, including failure to properly diagnose an illness or failure to provide appropriate medical care.
Excessive use of force, inmate on inmate assault, or any forms of physical violence that have resulted in serious physical injury while in prison.
Sexual abuse, rape, and forcible touching, penetration, or any form of sexual contact between facility staff and a prisoner is illegal and considered a criminal offense.
Prisoners may experience other forms of abuse that constitute a civil rights violation such as:
- Failure to provide mental health care
- Targeted harassment due to sexual orientation, race, religion, gender, or nationality
- Injuries from prison overcrowding or unsafe facility conditions
The state may be liable for your prion injury claim if we can show that you have sustained serious injuries at the hands of their care. Our prison abuse attorneys can help you gather evidence and file a lawsuit to get the justice you deserve.
Speak with an inmate abuse attorney today to discuss your rights.
What Can You Do to Start Standing up for Yourself?
The United States Constitution protects your civil rights from being violated by the criminal justice system.
If you believe that your constitutional rights have been violated, you should submit a report through your facility’s grievance process and pursue any administrative remedies that are available to you. Additionally, it is important to do your best to gather evidence of any injuries or abusive behavior.
However, reporting abuse through the prison system can be difficult due to fear of retaliation. A prison abuse lawyer at the Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm can help you navigate the legal process and seek injunctive relief.
How Do We Go About Your Case?
Our lawyers for incarcerated inmates understand that this can be an emotionally exhausting time for you and your family, but we are here to support you and help you seek justice against the institutions who were responsible for your prisoner abuse. Incarceration should never be a barrier to accessing the legal representation you deserve.
The state may be liable for paying your prisoner abuse claim if you and your attorney can prove negligence and deliberate indifference on the part of the staff or prison officials. This can include anything from refusing to provide needed medications to injuries sustained from being in the vicinity of other inmates known to have violent outbursts.