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Jail Suicide & Death

Once a person is incarcerated, the state takes away his power to care for himself. A prisoner, and his or her family, are powerless to provide necessary medical and psychiatric care. Our jails and prisons, disgracefully, often fail to provide for the basic needs of these members of our community. Yet our jails and prisons 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 prisoners, to avoid tragedies such as jail suicide and jail death. Courts have explained many times that this duty is mandatory. Lack of funds is no excuse.

When predictable tragedy and death results from jailers’ deliberate indifference to prisoners’ serious medical needs, Haddad & Sherwin LLP are experienced and ready to obtain justice for families. We also insist on reforms so that jailers must comply with their constitutional duties, and other families do not have to endure such loss.

Contact us today to get a free consultation with an experienced, Oakland-based police misconduct attorney.  We handle cases throughout California, including the Bay Area, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, North Coast, Central Coast, Central Valley, and more!

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