Skilled Advocacy For Victims Of Prisoner Abuse

A detention in jail or prison certainly involves the loss of liberty. Corrections officers and prison guards seem to have a great deal of power to control the day-to-day lives of detainees. However, that power is limited. Inmates do have the right to be free from abuse in prison. The use of excessive force on the part of an officer, incidents of an officer sexually abusing an inmate, as well as corrections officials looking the other way when they know a gang fight or other inmate violence is likely to break out may serve as the foundation for a prisoner abuse or civil rights violation claim.

Rikers Island is the among the most notorious detention centers when it comes to violence, prison guard abuse, sexual assaults and inmate abuse. However, prisoner abuse can occur in any detention center, including The Manhattan Detention Complex — often referred to as "The Tombs" — as well as the Brooklyn House of Detention. In some cases, the refusal to provide food or medical care may violate an inmate's rights. Prisoners with mental health issues are particularly vulnerable to abuse while being detained, whether they are being held in solitary or in the general population.

Getting Justice For Correctional Officer Abuse

The lawyers at Liakas Law, P.C., know how to investigate the facts and issues surrounding officer misconduct. Our resources, knowledge of the law and experience in fighting the government are clear strengths of the firm. We outwork the opposition to obtain the best possible outcome and protect the rights of our clients.

Attorney Paul Prestia has spoken extensively in legal circles and in the national media about his work in the seminal solitary confinement and prisoner abuse case involving Kalief Browder and his family. When you work with Liakas Law, P.C., you are gaining access to attorneys and a legal team who are driven to go the distance to obtain justice for victims of prisoner abuse.

Turn To Results-Driven Civil Rights Lawyers In Manhattan

If you were physically assaulted, or believe that your civil rights were otherwise violated while being detained, contact our lawyers online or call to arrange a free initial consultation. We will vigorously pursue your rights in state or federal court. Our office in Manhattan is accessible from subway lines from anywhere in New York City. We can also arrange to meet you by appointment in our Chatham, New Jersey, location.