Jail Inmate Abuse in Tennessee

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At The Bowlin Law Firm, we handle civil rights litigation cases involving jail inmate abuse. We strongly believe in promoting safe living environments for inmates. No inmate should live in fear of abuse, especially abuse inflicted by a jail staff member. If you or a loved one has been the victim of jail inmate abuse, do not hesitate to speak with a Tennessee civil rights litigation lawyer at our firm!

Recognized as a civil rights violation, jail inmate abuse often calls for the skillful legal representation of a litigation attorney. The National Trial Lawyers association has selected our founding attorney for inclusion in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, demonstrating his ability to effectively represent clients at trial. In addition, Attorney Bowlin is rated 10.0 Superb by Avvo for his extensive experience, recognition in the field, and professional conduct, helping clients throughout Hamblen County, Knox County and Knoxville.

Types of Jail Inmate Abuse

Jail inmate abuse is viewed as the negligent care or physical harm of an individual who is incarcerated. Inmates are defenseless in these situations because they do not have the right to act against authorities.

Are you the victim of jail inmate abuse? Behaviors of this nature can take can many forms:

  • Enhanced interrogation: extreme methods used to extract information
  • Physical abuse: bodily harm imposed upon the inmate, which can include unlawful corporal punishment, prolonged physical restraint, or illicit beating
  • Psychological abuse: verbal abuse, recurrent and exhaustive inspections or shakedowns, sleep deprivation, exposure, white noise, and random strip searches
  • Sexual abuse: excessive contraband searches in vaginal or rectal areas, forced sexual intercourse, random strip searches, and forced insertion of objects into the vagina or rectum
  • Enablement of sexual violence: this occurs when an inmate is intentionally housed with an individual that is known to have raped other inmates. Sexual enablement also occurs when an inmate is not protected from another inmate known to be a rapist.

You have Rights as an Inmate

Inmates' rights are protected by state and federal laws, as well as by the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. Despite their jail sentences, inmates still have rights to basic freedoms, such as freedom of speech and religion, and equal protection of the law.

A criminal conviction does not mean that you deserve to be the victim of abuse in jail. Our team is prepared to fight for you! Call today if you would like to schedule your free consultation.

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