Prisoner Abuse Attorney in Pensacola
Working to Defend Your Loved One’s Rights
When individuals are incarcerated, they still retain their rights. In fact, corrections officers have a duty to keep prisoners reasonably safe. Often, however, these officers abuse their power or act negligently in regards to prisoner safety and wellbeing. For the prisoner, dealing with abuse from a corrections officer can be a stressful and seemingly insurmountable situation. There is virtually no way for an inmate to fight back against this type of treatment—however, this does not mean you do not have legal options.
If you are currently suffering from prisoner abuse, or your loved one is being subjected to abuse or neglect while incarcerated, our firm can help. At The Watson Firm, PLLC, we have extensive experience handling an array of complex personal injury cases. Our Pensacola prisoner abuse attorney is prepared to advocate for your rights or the rights of your loved one.
Contact us for a free, confidential consultation—call 850-607-2929 to get started today.
What Is Considered Prisoner Abuse?
Contrary to popular belief, inmates in Florida and throughout the United States have rights. Prison abuse, which can occur in many different forms, happens whenever these rights are violated.
Some examples of prisoner abuse include:
- Failure to protect inmates from other prisoners
- Use of excessive force against a prisoner
- Sexual or physical abuse by a corrections officer
- Illegal use of force or unlawful punishment
- Excessive, illegal intimidation and/or blackmail
These are just some of the more common examples of prisoner abuse, and other instances that led to injury or harm may also fall under prisoner abuse. If you believe your rights have been violated, contact The Watson Firm, PLLC for skilled legal guidance.
What to Do if You Are a Victim of Prisoner Abuse
If you believe that you are a victim or your loved one has been subjected to prisoner abuse, the first step is to reach out to an attorney who can take a look at your situation and help you determine your legal options. At The Watson Firm, PLLC, our Pensacola prisoner abuse attorney understands how difficult and overwhelming it can be to face such circumstances. We take the time to listen to your story and work to understand your goals for the legal process. Our team can help you devise a plan of action and work towards justice and recovery.