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.
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