Prisoners Rights

Today there are roughly 2 million people in the United States behind bars, which is nearly 20% of the entire world’s prison population. In the last 40 years that number has quintupled. With this sharp increase in prison population in the US the number of prisoner rights issues has also risen.

Those who are incarcerated do not enjoy the same civil rights as free citizens, but they are still protected under state and federal laws, regulations, and mandates. Prisoner rights are most commonly associated with the 8th amendment of the United States constitution, which protects individuals against being subjected to “cruel and unusual punishment”. However, it is a sad fact that violations of a prisoner’s rights often goes unreported due the nature of our prison systems.

Prison guard brutality is defined as the unlawful use of excessive force, threats, physical abuse, or assault. It is sometimes a fine line between what is deemed “acceptable” force when dealing with inmates, so it is advisable to speak with an attorney about your claim to discuss you legal options. There are also frequently issues of prisoners given proper health care, sanitary conditions, and nourishment. You are not powerless, you are entitled to your legal rights, contact the American Justice Network today to speak with an attorney who is ready to speak with you.

The dedicated and experienced legal professionals associated with the American Justice Network are committed to fighting for your case and getting you the settlement that you are entitled to. We understand your situation and have a proven track record of legal results. Call us toll free today to speak with a lawyer who has first hand knowledge of the laws associated with this type of litigation, and we will give you a free case evaluation.

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