There is little argument that being incarcerated is a scary experience. When someone is taken into custody, we assume that that the government will provide the basic care required and uphold an inmate’s legal rights. While an inmate does not have the same rights as they had before they were incarcerated, they do have protections against cruel and unusual punishment, access to medical care, and protection from other inmates. When these basic rights are not enforced, serious harm can result.
If you have been assaulted in prison, you likely feel hopeless and don’t know where to turn. Know that in these circumstances you need to speak to a qualified lawyer that you can trust. Our Georgia civil rights lawyers are here to fight for your legal rights. These scenarios may initially appear clear cut, but that is rarely the case. It is important to speak with a lawyer you can trust who has your best interests are heart. You deserve to hold the correctional facility accountable and receive compensation for your injuries.