Prison Exposure Attorneys in Troy, Michigan

Protecting Inmates’ Rights in Southeast Michigan

Have you or a loved one been exposed to COVID-19 while incarcerated? You may be able to seek damages for your losses. The novel coronavirus currently putting a halt to the global economy and causing unprecedented job loss has also taken a devastating toll on the nation’s already overcrowded and ill-maintained detention centers.

The COVID-19 prison exposure attorneys at Oliver Law Group, P.C. in Troy are dedicated and experienced criminal defense advocates passionate about prison reform. We are willing to listen on behalf of inmates across Michigan who have been negatively affected by the coronavirus. We offer free, no-obligation consultations so you can ask us any questions you have and decide for yourself if you believe we are the right fit for you.

Contact us now online or by calling. We look forward to providing the guidance and assistance you deserve!

Death or Severe Illness in Prisons & Jails

According to preliminary data, the infection rate in jails and prisons in the United States is two and a half times higher than that of the general population. Many of the largest concentrated outbreaks in the nation so far have occurred in correctional facilities.

If you or a loved one contracted COVID-19 while in prison or jail, you may have grounds for a claim—however, this is not guaranteed. Coming down with the coronavirus alone is not enough to demand compensation. A successful claim requires evidence that the facility did not take reasonable steps to protect its inmates from the virus’s spread.

Some Examples of How Correctional Facilities May Have Wrongfully Treated Inmates Include:

  • Little or no testing provided to inmates, even those who are showing symptoms
  • Not taking measures to isolate inmates who have become infected
  • Refusing treatment for infected inmates
  • Refusing to provide sick leave or pay to corrections officers and other prison staff, causing them to report to work even though they may be infected
  • Not following preventative measures like social distancing and regular sanitization
  • Being denied an early or temporary release
  • Neglect and/or abuse of inmates by corrections officers of any kind

Motions for Early Release Based on Risk

Though policies have been enacted across the U.S.—including in Detroit—to provide for an early or temporary release for prisoners for their protection, such mandates have largely been ignored. Instead, inmates are being forced to suffer by being placed in confined spaces with others who have been infected.

If you have been denied a motion for early release in Troy, Detroit, or elsewhere in Southeast Michigan, we may be able to help. Wrongfully being denied an early release is causing more lives to be put in danger and this is an affront our firm will not stand for.

Civil Rights Claims

If you believe your request for an early release has been conditioned on an illegal basis—such as race, sex, or whether you have retained or appointed a lawyer, for instance—you may have a civil rights claim. All Michigan residents, including inmates, are entitled to certain civil and human rights, yet these rights are routinely denied to those confined in America’s jails and prisons. We are passionate believers that everyone is entitled to equal rights and respect, regardless of their criminal record.

Call Oliver Law Group P.C. for Compassionate & Thorough Representation

The current pandemic is a developing situation, but the Oliver Law Group P.C. team is keeping up to date on the latest laws, news, and trends emerging from the COVID-19 crisis. If you have any questions or even suspect you may have a case, give us a call. We will discuss the details of your situation over the phone or via video conferencing to determine whether you have grounds for a claim. The first call is free and there is no obligation for you to work with us, so there is no reason not to reach out.

We’re here to help—schedule your free consultation by contacting us today!