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Inmates’ Rights

New York City Civil Rights Attorneys Demanding Justice

Prison walls are not a barrier to your civil rights. Although you forfeit some liberties and privileges when you enter the prison system, you are protected by:

  • The Constitution's prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment
  • The constitutional right to due process
  • The Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment
  • The Model Sentencing and Corrections Act

The New York City civil rights law firm of Maduegbuna Cooper LLP demands that you are treated with fairness and dignity by corrections personnel, law enforcement, prison contractors and the courts.

Privatized Prison System

Much of the prison system has been privatized. To maximize profits, companies often cut costs to vital programs and basic services — often dramatically affecting the security, safety and health of their inmates. Overcrowded cells and insufficient security lead to violent and unsanitary conditions. Private corporations might also attempt to limit inmates’ access to religious rituals, exercise and legal resources in violation of inmates’ rights. We sue private and government-run facilities to force changes to these abhorrent circumstances and to obtain compensation for the inmates who suffered harm.

Medical Malpractice in the Prison System

Dismal medical care you receive in prison can have lasting repercussions that basically extend your sentence into lifelong punishment. Denial of adequate healthcare is unnecessary and illegal. While incarcerated, you should expect access to doctors, diagnostic tests and pharmaceuticals. If your facility is not equipped with the resources to treat your ailment, you should be transferred to a location that can.

Our civil rights lawyers represent inmates in medical malpractice cases involving:

  • Medical mistakes
  • Beatings by corrections officers
  • Uncontrolled infections
  • Uncontained spread of communicable diseases
  • Untreated fractures and wounds
  • Undiagnosed medical conditions
  • Unmanaged psychological disorders
  • Denial of pharmaceuticals
  • Lack of prenatal and pregnancy care
  • Failure to treat cancer, heart disease, diabetes or other conditions
  • Inadequate dental care
  • Malnutrition
  • Wrongful death

Learn more from dedicated New York civil rights lawyers available to help you

Learn more about asserting your rights during your incarnation from the Wall Street civil rights law firm of Maduegbuna Cooper LLP. We are available to handle your case in jurisdictions throughout the country. Call us at 212.232.0155 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.