West Branch Jail & Prison Injury Lawyer
Jail violence goes beyond the typical ‘gang wars’ in the movies we see. Jail violence is not only prisoner-to-prisoner violence but can be abuse from a corrections officer and those in charge of transporting prisoners to additional facilities. Just because these individuals are in jail doesn’t mean they don’t have any human rights.
Prison is meant to be an environment for recognizing faults and rehabilitation. The whole point of the prison system is for criminals to serve their time, become rehabilitated, and leave to become a productive member of society. Jail is not meant to be a slave house.
Unfortunately, all correction officers don’t share this same goal. There are many corrections officers in Michigan that are reported for disregarding the civil rights of the inmates. Some of these misconducts that are reported include:
These typically happen in the form of random beatings.
These are in the form of consistent indecent verbal slurs.
These happen by both physical aggression and with the use of harmful implements.
Neglect For Medical Assistance
Many of these are just blatant disregards after a prisoner is physically or sexually abused by other prisoners.
The main purpose of the correction officer’s job is to keep the peace and protect the detainees. However, in the recent years, Michigan corrections facilities have become widely understaffed as the number of prisoners increases. This has lead to less tolerable officers who are gravely outnumbered by detainees.
Including West Branch, there are 43 corrections facilitates, 10 correctional camps, and one SAI Program. The SAI Program is home to over 50,000 inmates alone and is continuing to grow. If these facilitates keep getting overpopulated the amount of prisoner violence is only going to follow suit.
Many inmates at West Branch report a variety of medical problems. Some of these conditions are short-term and can be treated as long as the prisoners are allowed medical attention. Other conditions, such as contracted diseases, will stick with the inmates for the rest of their lives.
All of the prisoners in Michigan have the right to safety and medical attention while they work on rehabilitating their lives. The inmate to guard ratio needs to get under control soon before more violence erupts and more inmates are severely injured.
The West Branch prison injury lawyer of Christopher Trainor & Associates can help with a case involving you or a loved one. Contact us online for a free consultation.