Prison Abuse Lawyer Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Prison Abuse Attorneys Help Clients Seek Justice and Compensation in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
If you are incarcerated or a loved one is awaiting trial in Western Pennsylvania, constitutional rights are still in force. Correctional officers and other prison staff cannot legally deprive you of those rights. When guards and others fail to uphold your rights, you need to speak with a Pittsburgh attorney who can advise you about correcting this significant problem that often causes serious injury or death while in prison.
At the Pittsburgh, PA law firm of Goodrich & Geist, P.C., our civil rights lawyers help prisoners and their families preserve their rights. Civil rights cases involving prisoners can be challenging, but our lawyers have the experience, knowledge, and determination to overcome obstacles and pursue the best possible outcome. Whether that outcome is changes in prison rules, removal of an abusive guard, or compensation for the violation, we fight for you.
Examples of Prison Abuse and Civil Rights Violations in Western Pennsylvania
The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment such as:
- Beatings and other physical abuse.
- Failure to provide needed medical attention.
- Failure to control inmate violence.
- Sexual abuse by prison guards.
- Not preventing sexual assault by other inmates.
- Psychological abuse.
- Racial discrimination.
- Preventing inmates from practicing their religion.
- Failure to prevent suicide.
Not all abuse of inmates is attributable to guards. Prisoners themselves are also abusers. The issue is that corrections staff turns a blind eye to life-threatening behavior by other prisoners, allowing injuries and fatalities to occur. If you are a prisoner or the family member of a prisoner, take steps to prevent or stop violations by guards or other inmates. The Pittsburgh civil rights lawyers at Goodrich & Geist can help.
Call a Pennsylvania Attorney About Civil Rights Violations in Prison
To learn how we can help you or a family member in prison, contact the Pittsburgh civil rights attorneys at Goodrich & Geist, P.C. We can visit you in prison to discuss your situation. If prison officials violated your rights, we may be able to help. Call now or use our online form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a civil rights lawyer.