Alabama Prison Abuse Lawyer
From the St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville to the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama has its share of prisons notorious for abuse. But while prison abuse may be well-publicized among institutions in the Alabama Department of Corrections or Federal Bureau of Prisons, much less is known about incidents of abuse which occur in the municipal and county jails located throughout the state. Alabama prison abuse lawyer Alan Lasseter takes on jail and prison abuse wherever it occurs, fighting to see that abuse victims are compensated for the harm done to them by responsible state actors.
Tales of Prison Abuse Abound in Alabama and Across the Country
Twenty-one percent of male inmates are physically assaulted during a six-month period, according to a study published by Health and Human Services. Half of all staff assaults result in physical injury to the victim.
Persons held in solitary confinement are deprived of basic needs. One prisoner in a Milwaukee jail died from profound dehydration after a week of begging guards for water and letting them know the water supply in his cell had been cut off.
Inmates with mental health issues are routinely physically abused by guards, according to a 2015 Human Rights Watch report. Such inmates have been assaulted, burned, shocked, and strapped to beds or chairs for days on end.
Jail Medical Negligence
Arrestees are thrown into county jail facilities without regard to their medical condition, even when they have been roughed up by the use of excessive force in their encounter with police. Persons in need of medical attention are neither treated nor even examined, or their access to treatment is so long delayed that they suffer serious consequences. Birmingham police misconduct attorney Alan Lasseter has gained particular expertise in jail medical negligence in his more than twenty years fighting jail and prison abuse in Alabama.
Sexual Abuse by Guards
A 2012 Justice Department study revealed that nearly ten percent of state prisoners are victims of sexual abuse during their period of confinement. Both male and female prisoners are subject to sexual abuse, although this unforgivable crime occurs three times as often to female prisoners than to males. In 2018, seven male prison workers in Pennsylvania were charged with the decade-long sexual abuse of female inmates. These correction officers watched out for each other and helped cover up and hide each other’s illegal and abusive conduct. A 2014 Department of Justice study on the growing number of sexual assault reports indicates that guards may be responsible for half of all sexual assaults in prison.
Stand Up to Jail and Prison Abuse in Alabama
If you or a family member has been the victim of abuse in an Alabama municipal or county jail or state or federal prison, call the Lasseter Law Firm in Birmingham at 205-438-6591 for a free, confidential consultation with an experienced and successful Alabama prison and jail abuse lawyer.