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Correctional Facility and Civil Rights Litigation

Our correctional facility partners, as well as their employees, and insurance carriers depend on our expertise to litigate claims through settlement and trial. We conduct exhaustive investigations against such claims and work to resolve these matters quickly and with discretion.

We aggressively defend municipalities, their law enforcement officers, operators, jailers, and healthcare professionals on a variety of civil liabilities. A number of claims may arise in a correctional facility, including medical issues including suicide, security measures, transporting, the duty to prevent inmates from harm, as well as the right to medical care.

Our attorneys are well versed in the following correctional facility and civil rights claims:

  • Access to or inadequate medical care
  • Assault
  • Bodily injury and excessive force
  • Civil rights
  • Class actions
  • Discrimination and/or religious freedom claims
  • Due process
  • Failure to protect
  • False imprisonment
  • Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA)
  • U.S.C. 1983 and First Amendment claims
  • Wrongful death and suicide

See also KPD’s Municipal Liability Defense practice group for more information about our experience with municipal partners.