Jail and Prison Misconduct

Jail and Prison Misconduc…

At Patterson Harkavy, we have decades of experience fighting for the rights of incarcerated people. From a class action that improved prison conditions across the State, to individual lawsuits on behalf of those injured while in custody, we know what it takes to stand up against jail and prison abuses.

If you or someone you know have been the victim of jail or prison misconduct, our attorneys can help obtain the relief you deserve. With offices in Chapel Hill and Greensboro, North Carolina, our civil rights attorneys represent prisoners and pretrial detainees across the state. Contact us toll-free at 1 (800) 458-2541 to see if we can help.

Defending Inmates from Correctional Officers’ Abuse

Inmates don’t surrender all of their civil rights just because they have been charged or convicted of a crime. But it is too common for correction officers to ignore that fact. The results can be dire. Serious injuries or death can result when correction officers use excessive force, deny inmates medical treatment, fail to protect inmates from violence, or violate inmates' right to privacy.

Prisoners face steep challenges getting relief when their civil rights are violated behind bars. Suits on behalf of prisoners often face legal and procedural barriers that are not present in other types of cases. It is important to have an attorney who knows how to navigate these challenges.

At Patterson Harkavy, our attorneys understand prisoners’ rights and the challenges that come with pursuing a civil lawsuit against jail and prison officials. We have represented incarcerated plaintiffs for decades, helping them protect their rights and making systemic changes in the way North Carolina’s inmates are treated.

Make an Impact: Protect Your Rights

At Patterson Harkavy, our experienced civil rights attorneys are committed to securing the relief you deserve for jail and prison misconduct. With offices in Chapel Hill and Greensboro, North Carolina, we represent clients statewide. If you or a loved one may have been the victim of jail or prison misconduct, contact us today to discuss your case.