Law Offices of David J. Hernandez & Associates

26 Court Street, Suite 2707
Brooklyn, NY 11242
United States
Phone: (718) 522-0009
Fax: (718) 522-3305
Email: djh@djhernandez.com

Prisoner Abuse

Brooklyn, New York Inmate Rights Attorney

Prison guards are entrusted by the public to act in good faith and protect the safety and liberties of prisoners under their watch. However, sometimes prison guards can get carried away or act with negligence or prejudice when they think their actions will go unchecked. Prison abuse at the hands of prison guards can involve the direct involvement of guards, or it can manifest as the institution’s failure to action when a prisoner’s safety or civil liberties are under threat.

At the Law Offices of David J. Hernandez & Associates, our lawyers have more than 40 years of experience representing individuals and working with the family members of loved ones who have been victimized or neglected during a prison term. We can uphold prisoners’ rights and work to prevent physical abuse, discrimination and neglect.

You Can Take Action to Prevent or Stop Prisoner Abuse

The time to act is now. Prisons can become dangerous environments when prison guards do not follow legal procedures or act accordingly to protect prisoners from situations or other inmates who may cause injury or death. Decisive verdicts and large settlements can force or encourage institutions to prevent violent behavior and change their practices in regard to prisoners’ rights, prison guard hiring practices, and facility safety measures.

We pursue cases aggressively that involve such abuses as:

  • Cruel and unusual punishment
  • Prison guard mistreatment
  • Beating, punching, assault, and other physical abuse
  • Failure to provide necessary medical attention
  • Failure to restrain violent inmates
  • Wrongful death
  • Murder
  • Sexual abuse
  • Psychological abuse
  • Failure to recognize or properly treat psychiatric conditions
  • Failure to prevent suicide
  • Failure to allow access to the library
  • Preventing inmates from practicing their religion

If prison guard misconduct resulted in serious injury or death, we may be able to file a personal injury compensation claim. Our Brooklyn prisoner abuse attorneys fight for the rights of our clients when constitutional rights have been violated and when negligence or wrongful acts have led to injury or death.

Our attorneys represent clients throughout the five boroughs of New York City as well as clients in Nassau, Kings, and Richmond counties, and the surrounding areas of New York and New Jersey. Contact the prison abuse attorneys at the Law Office of David J. Hernandez & Associates by calling (718) 522-0009 today.