There is a culture of brutality occurring at Rikers Island in New York
City and the acts of brutality are being committed by correctional officers
against the inmates. According to The New York Times, "over an 11-month
period last year, 129 inmates suffered serious injuries, ones beyond the
capacity of doctors at the jail's clinics to treat, in altercations
with correction department staff members." Even more troubling is
the fact that correction officers at Rikers Island are covering up the
assaults and attempting to intimidate inmates from filing a prisoner abuse
claim. Our New York City lawyers for prisoner abuse claims will not be
intimidated. We work to hold individuals responsible for beatings and
abuse of inmates accountable, and help the victims of this abuse receive
the compensation they deserve.
We are Committed to Helping Victims of Prisoner Abuse
Sullivan & Brill, LLP recognizes that prisoners – no matter what
they have been charged with – have rights under state law and the
US Constitution. Correction officers, just like police officers, have
a duty and responsibility to act reasonably and within the bounds of the
law in the course of their job. They have a duty to refrain from the use
of excessive force and unreasonable conduct when interacting with an inmate.
When correction officers ignore an inmate's basic rights, they can,
and should, be held responsible for the harm their improper and illegal
Let Our Experienced Legal Team Evaluate Your Case
Our experienced prisoner abuse attorneys at Sullivan & Brill, LLP will
investigate your claim and provide representation for any prisoner who
wishes to file a claim of abuse against individuals who are responsible
for abuse. Sullivan & Brill, LLP offers
for victims who may have a claim for prisoner abuse. If you or a loved one has been a victim of prisoner abuse, it is important to
speak with an attorney immediately. There is a small window of time to bring a claim against the City of New
York or the Department of Corrections so
contact our firm as soon as possible.
We represent clients throughout the NYC area (Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan,
Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, and Westchester County), as well as
people in other New York counties, other states, and Puerto Rico.