If you are a female inmate in a prison and you have been raped by a prison guard, warden, or another employee of the prison, you may be entitled to collect damages for your medical treatment, pain and suffering, and mental anguish, among other losses. Our firm is working with experienced prison rape attorneys, who have experience handling prison and jail misconduct by officials. There are no legal fees until you receive a settlement or award. Feel free to call us or visit our website to fill out an online contact form.
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What is prison misconduct?
Even though for the most part police officers and prison officials are in a position of power in order to help enforce the laws and benefit society, there are situations where they engage in misconduct. Misconduct can come in many different forms including:
- Excessive force
- Extreme use of threats
- False charges
- Coercion of women into sexual acts; rape
These instances of wrongdoing unfortunately are not rare. Sexual misconduct, including rape, against female inmates is a growing and recurring trend across the nation. More and more women are coming forward reporting that they were sexually abused during their incarceration. With its continuous exposure, this issue is getting more and more recognition in the legal world. This means that more victims will receive the justice they deserve. Unfortunately, many victims of this type of abuse choose to remain silent as opposed to seek justice and compensation for their injuries.
Sexual Victimization In Our Nations Prison’s Is Escalating:
After surveying former state prisoners, the Justice Department concluded that 9.6% reported being sexually abused during their most recent period of incarceration, according to “Sexual Victimization Reported by Former State Prisoners.” The same study also recorded 2.8% of state and federal prisoners and 2.0% of jail prisoners reported at least one incident of sexual victimization by a prison official or correctional employee. Even though these percentages may at first glance seem small, they demonstrate an estimated 57,000 situations of sexual misconduct by prison staff members in just one short year.
Misconduct by prison officials may not only result in serious physical injury, but also diminished credibility in our law enforcement system and processes. Federal law provides that victims of these violations and misconduct may be entitled to compensation. If you believe your civil rights have been violated by a prison employee, who holds a position of authority, do not let them take advantage of you. Hire a civil rights attorney for your best chance at recovering all of the damages you may be entitled to.
Have You Or A Loved One Suffered As A Victim Of Prison Misconduct?
Are you a female inmate in a prison who has been raped by an official? You might be entitled to compensation for any suffering you endured. It is crucial that you contact a civil rights attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced in handling these types of cases. The civil rights attorneys that we work with will help develop the facts of your case and establish the standard of care that should have been exercised. Imprisonment does not mean that as an inmate you are stripped of your rights. Our firm, in conjunction with our civil rights attorney affiliates, will do all we can to help inmates who have experienced wrongdoing at the hands of members of our law enforcement.
Contact d’Oliveira & Associates
If you or a loved one has been the victim of prison or jail misconduct, it is important that you speak with an experienced civil rights attorney. d’Oliveira & Associates is working alongside some of the more experienced jail rape attorneys in the country, who can file a lawsuit on your behalf. Please contact our toll free number at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation. There are no legal fees until you receive a settlement or reward.
- (i) Sexual Victimization Reported by Former State Prisoners 2008/2012
- (ii) Sexual Abuse by Prison and Jail Staff Proves Persistent, Pandemic
- (iii) New Report From the Department of Justice: One In Ten State Prisoners Sexually Abused
- (iv) State-by-State Prisoner Rape and Sexual Abuse Round-Up