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Jail Suicide Attorney

Many needless suicides happen in jail to people in custody for relatively minor crimes. Once a person is incarcerated, the state takes away his power to care for himself. An inmate, and his or her family, are powerless to provide needed medical and psychiatric care. Our jails, disgracefully, often fail to provide for the basic needs of these members of our community. Yet our jails are filled with people with serious medical and psychiatric needs.

Those in command of our jails and prisons have a constitutional duty to provide for the serious medical needs of inmates. Courts have explained many times that this duty is mandatory. Lack of funds is no excuse. Often, the private companies hired to provide medical care to inmates are even worse than the county medical providers they replaced. It is not necessary for people with severe mental illness or depression to suffer in jail without treatment or hope, often in solitary confinement.

When predictable tragedy and death results from jailers’ deliberate indifference to inmates’ serious medical needs, the jail suicide attorneys at Haddad & Sherwin LLP are experienced and ready to secure justice for families. We also insist on reforms so that jails, and their for-profit medical providers, must comply with their constitutional duties, so that other families do not have to endure such loss.


Contact a Jail Suicide Attorney in Oakland, CA

Contact us  today to get a free consultation with an experienced, Oakland-based jail suicide attorney. We handle cases arising from county jails throughout Northern and Central California, from the Bay Area to Monterey to Fresno to Sacramento to Lake Tahoe to Redding to Yreka to Crescent City to Eureka to Santa Rosa, San Francisco, San Jose, Alameda County, and more! View all areas served.