Jail Inmate Abuse

Abuse in Jail Tennessee

Morristown Jail Abuse Lawyer

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 get the defense you need.

Recognized as a civil rights violation, jail inmate abuse often calls for the skillful legal representation of a litigation attorney. 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.

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Types of Inmate Abuse in TN

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.

Defense for Inmate Rights in County Jail

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.

Client Testimonials

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    I will never forget the time Mr. Bowlin came to visit me in jail on a Sunday. It was Fathers day and he was the first one to wish me Happy Fathers Day. Mr. Bowlin does not know how much that meant.
    - Former Client
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    - Former Client
    A few years ago I was addicted to drugs. My addiction led me to steal and eventually I caught a few criminal charges. Troy Bowlin took my case. I spent time in jail for a little while as my bond was revoked. Troy immediately started working on getting me released and helping me through the release process. Troy was finally able to get me released to a 45-day rehab facility versus spending more time in jail. The rehab was a wonderful experience on my road to sobriety. Once I left rehab, the court appearances began. Troy was always present and on time. He would even be there early to discuss with me what would probably happen before court began. This was very comforting because when you are facing felony charges, court is very nerve-wracking. Troy was able to get me two years unsupervised probation. Based on the charges I had incurred this was short of a miracle. The two years gave me time to evaluate my life and become clean and sober. After the two years, Troy filed for judicial diversion. Once this was done, I have absolutely no charges on my record today. From where I started to where I ended up is all because of Troy's hard work. I find myself very lucky to have been blessed with this kind of caliber of lawyer. If it wasn't for Troy I would not be starting Nursing School in the fall. My future is bright now and my path is clear. If it was not for Troy I would not be as successful as I am now.
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