Prisoners are entitled to humane conditions and fair treatment under the law, but many horrifying abuses occur frequently behind bars, resulting in injury or death. Unfortunately, victims and their families often don’t realize they have legal options. Barnes Law Firm in Kansas City, Missouri represents clients throughout the area who have been subject to abuse behind bars. Whether the incident in question stems from correction officer misconduct or prisoner-on-prisoner violence, our experienced advocates battle to find the truth and to hold the liable parties accountable.
In a recent survey, nearly 20 percent of prisoners stated that they had been assaulted by a corrections officer or another inmate. Given the number of incarcerated men and women in the United States, the number of victims exceeds 400,000. However, it can be very difficult for prisoners to exercise their civil rights while behind bars. Starting with a free initial consultation, we’ll guide you on the steps necessary to bring a claim relating to:
Being convicted of a crime, even a violent felony, does not strip you of your fundamental civil rights, including the right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment.
Barnes Law Firm represents Missouri and Kansas clients in litigation arising from alleged incidents of jail and prison brutality. Please call 816-221-4321 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at our office in Kansas City, Missouri. We are located in the Plaza Area and offer a free initial consultation.