Prisoner Rights Lawyers
Unfortunately, when someone is arrested or placed in jail, he/she receives a stigma that’s hard to get rid of. Because an individual is charged with a crime does not mean their rights should be forgotten. Even the harshest prison sentence does not justify cruel and unusual punishment, something that is easily forgotten when a person deals with the criminal justice system.
At Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP we work with the individual and his/her family to ensure that being charged with a crime does not mean their civil liberties can be violated. Thanks to our prisoner rights lawyers, we work hard to make sure a person’s basic rights are not trampled on because of an arrest.
Prisoner Rights and Incarceration-Related Claims
Our law firm has been involved in the following prisoner rights cases:
- The “Angola 3” – In June 2013, Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP joined Squire Sanders in representing Herman Wallace, Robert King, Wilkerson, and Albert Woodfox, known as “the Angola 3,” in their suit against the Louisiana State Penitentiary for being held in solitary confinement for more than four decades. As of 2016, all three men have been released from prison.
- Sanford Heisler Sharp represented a Sonoma County inmate who was assaulted by prison guards and was denied medical attention for his injuries, resulting in physical and mental impairments as well as chronic pain.
- Sanford Heisler Sharp represents the estate of an African-American inmate who had died in custody due to complications from sickle-cell anemia. The prison had failed to provide proper care and treatment over the course of more than a week and allowed the inmate to die of severe dehydration.
If your rights or your loved one’s rights have been ignored while you were in jail, or you suffered from a form of police brutality, contact the prisoner rights lawyers at Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, for an evaluation of your claim.