Inmates are at the mercy of correction officers.
When you are incarcerated, you are at the mercy of the correction's officers (C.O.'s) who run the facility. It is the C.O.'s who tell you when to eat, when to leave the cell, when to shower. They literally control every aspect of your life. Sometimes C.O.'s get drunk on the power, and it is then that the abuse can begin. Sexual abuse, beatings, refusal to administer medical care: these are just some of the ways C.O.'s can abuse their power.
If the state takes away somebody's freedom, it is obligated to treat them humanely. When it fails to meet that basic obligation, it must be held accountable. Steven Goldman has been holding the state accountable for 23 years.
Goldman once represented a man with a history of mental illness who was incarcerated in a county jail in upstate New York. The jail refused to give the man the medication he needed. Eventually the man began to decompensate. He stripped-off his clothes and began to scream. The C.O.'s responded by strapping him into a chair and beating him in the face. As a result, the bones beneath both his eyes were broken, his nose was broken, and several of his teeth were knocked-out.
Goldman took over the case after the previous attorney told the client that the settlement offer of thirty thousand dollars would never go higher. Goldman got the county to offer almost ninety thousand dollars - nearly three times what the previous lawyer was able to get.
Steven Goldman has the experience you need.
Goldman has the knowledge and tenacity to make sure that when a C.O. abuses an inmate, justice will be done.
Contact Steven H. Goldman now.
The consultation is free. Call 718-538-5743 or send an email.