Prisoners in the United States still hold many of the civil rights afforded to all Americans. However, due to a number of unfortunate circumstances, prisoners are often deprived of their rights. Unfortunately, many prisoners report abuse, poor living conditions, and a general lack of human decency.
Incarcerated people are human beings that are owed basic human rights. The prison system did not intend to strip the entirety of a prisoner’s rights while they are inside. A prison should not build fear and resentment towards our system.
Know Your Rights!
My Rights Have Been Violated!
If you believe that your rights have been violated in prison, there are certain steps you need to take immediately. If you have been assaulted by an officer or fellow prisoner, you need to file a grievance with the prison.