Prisoner Rights Litigation

Prisoner Litigation is a very complex area of law with more rules regarding filing than most other legal areas. Almost all litigation regarding prison conditions such as overcrowding, medical malpractice, and denial of medical care, are generally covered by the Prison Litigation Reform Act (“PLRA”). The PLRA has many rules about obtaining standing, which is the right to be able to bring a claim before a court, which require exhaustion of administrative remedies. Our firm has experience investigating, developing, filing, and litigating prison condition cases. Some prison condition cases we do include:

  • Overcrowding
  • Overcharging for Phone Calls
  • Denial of Mail
  • Denial of Legal Mail
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Guard Brutality
  • Medical Malpractice/Incompetence/Deliberate Indifference
  • Refusal to Provide Medical Treatment both mental and physical
  • Unsafe Physical Conditions
  • Lack of access to bilingual materials
  • Lack of educational programs
  • Lack of special education programs for developmentally disabled inmates
  • Housing more than 100 miles from home
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Denial of Kosher Meals
  • Denial of Diabetic Meals
  • Other conditions which are cruel and unusual

Do you know your rights? 

All prison inmates have basic rights

If you or a family  member is facing incarceration, you need to know your rights. Free Speech Prisoners do not have free speech rights granted under the First Amendment.  Prison officials many punish inmates who cause unrest within the facility.  It is not uncommon for prison officials to censor available reading materials. Privacy Prisoners do not have the right...