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Those who have been killed in jail or prison have had their human rights and personal freedoms stripped from them. In the past decade, over 10,000 inmates have lost their lives in both city and county jails. Many of the deaths are attributed to sickness or disease of some kind, while many others are the result of negligence or abuse from prison guards or other inmates.

Whether the death was the result of inadequate or insufficient health care or abuse or mistreatment of some kind, these men and women did not deserve to lose their lives, and now their families are left to suffer in their absence.

If you have lost a loved one who was serving a sentence, the jail and prison death lawyers in Indianapolis at Wagner Reese want to assist you in restoring justice to your family. Our firm understands that nothing can replace the loved one you have lost, but our legal team can assist you in recovering damages so your family will not be burdened by the stress of financial difficulties on top of the emotional grief with which you are already dealing.

Jail death statistics:

  • In 2011, 3,353 men and women lost their lives in state prisons.
  • That same year, the prisoner mortality rate rose to an alarmingly high 254 of every 100,000 inmates.
  • Only approximately 35% of inmate deaths are the result of suicide. The remainder occurs as the result of inadequate health care, accidents, abuse, or neglect.
  • California, Florida, New York and Texas reported over 1/3 of all jail and prison deaths between 2000 and 2009.
  • Between 2000 and 2009, Indiana’s number of jail deaths per year dropped from 21 to 16.

Between 1998 and 2006, civil rights violation cases declined from 17% of all federal cases to 13%. Just because a declining trend is recognized, however, doesn’t mean civil rights violations are a thing of the past.

Civil Rights Violations & Prison Negligence Facts

If your loved one has been the victim of a civil rights violation, prison negligence, or jail death, the Indianapolis wrongful death lawyers at Wagner Reese want to help you bring justice back to you and your family.

Call Wagner Reese at (888) 204-8440 or contact us online to schedule a free case consultation.

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