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Brain Injury Research for Inmates

Steve Wagner

Six New York City jail guards are being let go from their positions after a judge ruled against them in the trial regarding the beating of an inmate in 2012.

The guards beat 27-year-old Robert Hinton, after he refused an escort, and they left him badly injured. The guards concocted a story of how Hinton put one of them in a chokehold, saying that the injuries they gave him were warranted because of his behavior. The judge ruled saying that the employees of the Rikers Island facility would be relieved of duty immediately.

Injuries and incidents like these have resulted in studies that hope to assist inmates who are released from prison against returning to a facility in the future. In fact, the Indiana Department of Corrections just received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Health Resources and Services Administration to facilitate a study on inmates who suffer brain injuries. Statistics have shown that those who suffer brain injuries are more likely to be incarcerated multiple times during their lives.

The grant hopes to work towards identifying those inmates with brain injuries, and get them the help they need in order to avoid being arrested again.

Have you suffered a brain injury or sustained an injury while incarcerated? The jail and prison death attorneys at Wagner Reese can assist you in receiving the compensation you deserve to help you with your recovery and cover your medical and living costs. Give us a call at (888) 204-8440 to schedule a free consultation.


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