Kalamazoo Jail Injury
Whether you are a free citizen or incarcerated, you are entitled to natural human rights. These rights are not always upheld in Michigan jails. When a person is locked up or being detained as they await trial, they should not have to worry about being neglected, abused, or mistreated. Detainees could be facing a range of charges from drunk driving to assault, but they all deserve to be treated equally. Every year, inmates are injured at jails and prisons around the country, and are left unaware of what their legal options are. These injuries may come as a result of:
- Inmate violence
- Excessive force
- Abuse by corrections officer
- Dangerous conditions
- Unsafe conditions during transportation
- Sexual abuse by inmate or corrections officer
If any of these conditions may have affected you are a loved one, it is possible that a Michigan jail injury lawyer can help you. You have rights that need to be protected and we are here to make sure that happens.
Correctional Officer Misconduct
With incarceration numbers on the rise, the demand for correctional officers continues to increase. This may lead to officers not receiving the necessary training for them to accurately and safely conduct themselves on the job. An unprepared corrections officer can easily overreact when faced with an unfamiliar situation. This puts all inmates at higher risks for being mistreated or neglected by officers.
Police brutality is as much of an issue inside of jails as it is outside of them. The officer to inmate ratio is at most times inadequate to protect inmates and to handle jailhouse chaos. Corrections officers may then feel as if they need to overcompensate for their lack of numbers by being unnecessarily stern, endangering all parties involved. Suffering abuse from a corrections officer may leave you feeling as if there is no one in your corner. A Kalamazoo jail injury lawyer can ensure that these officers are held accountable for their actions and that your case is brought to justice.
Our lawyers here at Michigan Legal Center can get you the compensation you deserve. We have experience servicing the people of Kalamazoo, and will see to it that your jail injury case is brought to justice. Acquiring a lawyer specific to Kalamazoo will allow for you to have close contact with your lawyer which can lead to a more effective case. Contact us today.