Prison Litigation Attorneys In Chicago & DuPage County
If your son or daughter is in jail, then they are protected under constitutional rights. Without exception, everyone has rights in our country. If you or a loved one has been denied basic rights while being held in jail or prison, an experienced prison litigation lawyer(s) can help you fight back! At Dvorak Law Offices LLC., we have been protecting the rights of prisoners for many years, throughout Chicago & Illinois.
The Prison Litigation Reform Act is a U.S. federal law that was enacted in 1996. Congress enacted PLRA in response to a significant increase in prisoner litigation in the federal courts; the PLRA was designed to decrease the incidence of litigation within the court system. However, the Act has been used by prisons and jails as a weapon against inmates to defend themselves and reduce awards. Navigating this Act requires an experienced and skilled litigator with experience defeating such arguments. Dvorak Law Offices has this experience and insight, including those of Richard Dvorak, who is the Director of the Prisoners’ Rights Project at Northern Illinois University College of Law.
Prisoner Abuse Lawyers
Whether you or a loved one has suffered at the hands of a corrections officer, jail guard, or an abusive prison employee, basic civil rights were violated. Prison guard and jail guard abuse can include:
- Physical attacks
- Failure to provide medical care
- Sexual Abuse
- Failure to protect a prisoner from sexual abuse
- Failure to control violent inmates
- Psychological abuse
- Failure to act to prevent suicide
Since 1999, Dvorak Law Offices LLC., have been advocates to stopping the abuse of prisoners' rights and other violations of civil rights. We fight against abuses by guards, corrections officials and inmates in county jails, state prisons and federal penitentiaries. Our firm has gained millions in compensation for inmates, has caused institutional reforms, and successfully litigated class-action lawsuits.