We Help Those Hurt By Jail And Prison Misconduct

Jail and prisons are required to keep people in their custody reasonably safe. This includes keeping people safe from others, making sure people get reasonable medical treatment, and ensuring people are housed in humane conditions.

When jails and prisons fail to meet these requirements and someone is injured, the institutions need to be held responsible.

In addition to jails and prisons failing to protect people, sometimes the prison officials themselves abuse the very people who are supposed to be keeping them safe. This is illegal and a violation of civil rights.

McGraw & Strickland, LLC, brings claims against jail and prison mistreatment that includes:

  • Failing to give reasonable medical care
  • Failing to protect from physical and sexual assaults
  • Guards using excessive force or sexually abusing people
  • Inhumane conditions, including wrongful solitary confinement

Johnson v. Sierra County 2:16-CV-11

Attorney Margaret Strickland successfully sued a jail, detention officers and jail administrators for wrongfully holding her client in segregation and failing to protect him from attacks by other inmates. While in segregation, her client was held continually in a small cell with no meaningful human contact and no access to the outdoors. These conditions have been found to violate a person's constitutional right to due process and to constitute cruel and unusual punishment. The abuse left her client with PTSD and physical injuries.

If your loved one was seriously injured because of jail or prison misconduct, speak with an attorney about your rights and options. At McGraw & Strickland, LLC, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, we stand ready to help you stand up against the abuse. Call us at 575-523-4321 for a free phone consultation or contact us online.