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Frequently Asked Questions about Prison Abuse

Experienced Alabama prison abuse attorneys explain your rights. Put your trust in us

Finding answers to complicated questions about prison abuse in Alabama can be difficult. We understand your confusion. That's why we compiled this information here.

Make your case matter. Contact Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC, and discover what we can do for you. Call 866-583-1885 and schedule a free case evaluation. We work hard on every case because we believe strongly in holding prison officials accountable for their actions.


What are common prison abuse cases?

Prison abuse cases cover a wide range. Some of the most common prison abuse cases in Alabama we handle at Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC, include:

  • Failure by prison guards to protect prisoners from abuse by other prisoners
  • Physically abusive prison guards
  • Sexually abusive prison guards
  • Excessive force by prison guards
  • Psychological abusive prison guards

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How do I report my abuse complaint in Alabama?

You can file your complaint with the prison or the Department Justice. What matters most is you should file a complaint as soon as possible. That way, you will create an official record of your complaint. If you don't initially report your prison abuse claim, the Alabama Department of Corrections might question why you never filed a complaint in the first place.

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What are my rights to medical care?

While you don't have a right to the best possible health care, you do have a right to "adequate" medical care. That is, you have a right to the type of health care that a civilized society would think necessary. Inmates are entitled to medical care for short-term conditions and long-term illnesses. If your condition or illness, including health issues, is left untreated, you may have grounds for a prison medical neglect case.

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What are my rights to be free from physical abuse by guards?

Corrections officers or guards at prisons and jails have a responsibility to protect you if you are an inmate. You have a right to be treated fairly. A guard might not like you for any reason, but that does not give him a right to assault you. Unfortunately, beatings of prisoners do happen. Too often, inmates accept abuse as a simple fact of prison life. But you should know that physical abuse by a guard is unacceptable. Prisoners can fight back by bringing a prison abuse lawsuit to protect their rights.

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What laws protect victims of prison abuse in Alabama?

Many state and federal laws protect victims of prison abuse in Alabama, including Federal Statute 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This federal law grants victims of prison abuse the right to file a lawsuit and take other legal action when their civil rights have been violated.

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Who investigates prison abuse claims in Alabama?

In many cases, the Department of Justice investigates claims of prison abuse in Alabama. No matter who investigates your claim, make sure you have someone on your side looking out for your best interests. Make sure you hire Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC.

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What should I do if the prison denies any wrongdoing?

Simply file a complaint and don't argue with the prison. Let the legal process take its course. Don't try to resolve your legal dispute directly with the prison guard or the prison itself. Allow us to help you hold the prison accountable for its actions.

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Can I file a prison abuse lawsuit in Alabama?

Yes. In most cases, you can file a prison abuse lawsuit in Alabama. Your right to do so is protected under Federal Statute 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Our Alabama attorneys have years of experience handling such complex cases - and we have the case results to prove it. Contact us. We can help you get the compensation you rightfully deserve.

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Should I accept a financial offer for my prison abuse complaint?

Carefully review any financial offer or settlement for your prison abuse complaint. If you accept an offer, you could forfeit your right to take future legal action. Know your rights. Contact an experienced Alabama prison abuse lawyer today.

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Should I hire an Alabama prison abuse lawyer?

Yes. When you have experienced Alabama prison abuse lawyer on your side, you can set the agenda and decide what happens with your case. Don't let prison officials or their attorneys intimidate you. Stand up for your rights. Contact Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC.

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Why should I hire Alabama prison abuse law firm Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC?

Victims of prison abuse don't want excuses. They want results. We understand that at Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC. That's why we're proud of our track record of success. When you contact us, you'll have an experienced lawyer on your side who understands the law and knows how to get results. Expect more. Contact us and schedule a free case evaluation. Call 866-583-1885 and schedule an appointment today. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis when handling prison abuse claims. That means you pay no attorney's fees unless you win.

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