Jail Inmate Abuse in Tennessee
Are you looking to pursue legal action? Contact our civil rights attorney today!
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
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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!
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