Jail and Prison Suicide Attorneys in Minnesota

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Suicide is the leading cause of death in jails both in Minnesota and across the country. The Constitution requires that inmates be provided with care for serious medical needs. This includes care from a qualified professional for mental health issues. Jails and prisons have an obligation to take steps to prevent suicidal inmates from committing suicide.

Protecting Jail Inmates and Prisoners Civil Rights

Our attorneys based in Minneapolis, MN handle these types of civil rights cases. Too often inmates are treated poorly and are not provided with the level of care guaranteed by the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution. Correctional officers and jail medical providers can become numb to inmate complaints about mental health needs. If this happens the consequences can be fatal. Jails, no matter how big or small, must take reasonable steps to deal with the risk of inmate suicide. 

Fighting for Incarcerated Individuals’ Civil Rights

Our trial lawyers believe that all inmates have a right to be treated like human beings when they are incarcerated. Families of jail suicide victims that we have represented feel great pain for the loss of loved ones in this circumstance.

Often times before the suicidal inmate is lost, their friends and relatives have a feeling of relief that the person is in a jail or prison where they will be safe from taking their own life. Many inmates struggle with mental health issues, including feelings of anxiety and hopelessness. Suicidal inmates deserve protection and compassion.

Why Robins Kaplan Civil Rights Lawyers

Our attorneys can hold correctional institutions accountable for these tragic and often preventable events. Our experience is at your service and we will leave no stone unturned. Our attorneys handle matters primarily in Minnesota, Iowa, North DakotaSouth Dakota, and Wisconsin. 

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