Civil Rights Violations While in Custody

Among the biggest fears many people have is being arrested for a crime that was beyond his or her control, or being arrested for a crime that he or she did not commit. If the person behind bars is then restricted from exercising his or her civil rights or is abused in some way, he or she must seek legal counsel immediately.

No one deserves to be abused within the confines of a jail or prison. For more information on violations of civil rights for incarcerated individuals, contact the Milwaukee defense lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. at (414) 271-9595.

Forms of Civil Rights Violations

It is important to recognize that a person being held in custody does not lose his or her legal rights. Abuse and restrictions of civil rights against people in correctional facilities can be caused by:

  • Peace officers
  • Correctional facility officials
  • Correctional facility volunteers
  • Any person employed by a correctional facility
  • Any person who receives compensation from a correctional facility

These individuals may cause harm to an incarcerated individual by means of:

  • Physical or emotional abuse
  • Sexual abuse or sexual misconduct
  • Withholding food or water
  • Prohibiting communication with family members or attorneys
  • Denying exercise or enjoying rights or privileges that are allowed by the correctional facility

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has been the victim of a civil rights violation within the confines of a correctional facility, contact the Milwaukee criminal lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. at (414) 271-9595 today.

Written by Michael Hart & Craig Powell

Last Updated : January 13, 2016