Lansing Jail & Prison Injury
Suffering any injuries while you are incarcerated or awaiting trial should be the last thing you have to worry about when you are in police custody. Police officers’ duties are to serve and protect, but that’s not always the case. Officers have been caught using excessive force when arresting and transporting the accused. This unjust abuse of power has led to injuries that can degrade your quality of living, or, in some cases, be fatal. You have rights that need to be protected. If you have ever been the victim of police brutality, exercise your right to seek justice. Depending on your case, you could be able state a claim for:
- This is in regard to unreasonable carelessness in the training or supervision of guards. Negligence when training and supervising guards has the potential of putting all inmates at risk.
- Personal Injury
- This is based on prison officials negligence to maintain and enforce inmate safety. Both prison and jail officials have the duty to protect inmates from abuse, injuries, and death at the hands of guards or fellow inmates. This duty also includes anyone who may be in custody including: convicted inmates, arrestees, and detainees awaiting trial.
- Violation of Constitutional Rights
- This is according to the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1871.
Correctional Officer’s Duty
Corrections officers are responsible for the custody, care, supervision, and control of inmates in their assigned Correctional Institution or facility. This means that whatever your issues your are experiencing while in custody of the state or as a detainee, need to be addressed by the officials on duty. A facilities’ failure to do may be subject to legal action.
You are entitled to eat daily, shower, and be provided medical attention when necessary. Your well-being should be of great importance to all jail officials as it is their duty. If you ever feel as if you are being subjected to cruel or negligent treatment from correctional officers or any jail officials, seek legal action.
Acquiring a lawyer specific to Lansing will allow for you to have close contact with your lawyer which can lead to a more effective case. Michigan Legal Center has experienced lawyers that have a history of serving Lansing residents, including those who have suffered injuries while incarcerated in Lansing’s prisons and jails. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.