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Chicago, Illinois Lawyers Protecting Prisoners Rights

Fighting abuses in jails and prisons

When the government takes the drastic step of detaining an individual in a jail or a prison, it must provide life’s basic necessities, including a safe environment and adequate medical care.


Jails and prisons are dangerous places. Many correctional officers do their jobs with honor, but too many use excessive force against inmates or fail to protect inmates from attacks by other inmates.

Adequate Medical Care

The United States Constitution guarantees inmates the right to basic adequate medical care. Guards or jail doctors who prevent inmates from accessing care can cause pain, serious injuries, or even death.

Disabled Inmates

Inmates who use wheelchairs or other assistive devices must be accommodated by jail or prison authorities. Failing to provide things like ramps or grab bars at toilets and showers may be a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Contact a passionate Illinois civil rights lawyer who will fight for you

When you need advice from a seasoned civil rights lawyer, trust Kenneth N. Flaxman, P.C.. Aggressive advocacy is our strength. Schedule a consultation today by calling 312-427-3200 or contacting us online. Our office is located in Chicago, Illinois.