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Jail and Prison Liability

Our jail and prison partners, as well as their insurance carriers, depend on our expertise to settle claims or defend them at trial. We aim to defend municipalities, their law enforcement officers, jailers, and healthcare professionals on a variety of civil liabilities in jails and prisons. A number of claims may arise in jails or prisons including the duty to prevent suicides, duty to prevent inmates from others, a prisoner’s right to medical care, and other matters.

Our attorneys are well versed in Section 1983 lawsuits, or unconstitutional treatment or conditions, as well as the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA), and other state and federal laws regarding the treatment of prisoners and conditions of such facilities. We will immediately conduct an exhaustive investigation against such claims and work to resolve these civil matters quickly and with discretion. KPD is prepared to also defend our clients in court and provide superior representation for individual as well as class action claims.