How can I file a lawsuit against county jail? 6 Answers as of April 25, 2013In 1995, I was beaten by four jailers in the state of Arkansas while I was handcuffed to a chair in the chapel room. I was hit, choked out and stomped on. I filed 1983 forms and went in front a magistrate judge who laughed at my case and me. She threw the case out. The jailers beat me again and locked me in segregation where I sat until I was sentenced at age 15 and given two 10-year sentences with 8 suspended and a 10 with six suspended. I have had many back problems, stomach problems, suffer mental probably now, and can't even get help anywhere.
Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A. | Paul L. Whitfield
Your problem is time. It has been a long time since 1995. Don't know what the limitation is a Alabama but I am sure it is long gone. Why did you wait 17 years to talk about doing something if you were wronged?
Answer Applies to: North Carolina
Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
It may be too late in terms of the limitations period and problems of proof. This really requires consultation with a lawyer highly experienced in civil rights and prison litigation. Fortunately we have several such lawyers in Madison. I am not one of them. You might contact the Wis. state bar's lawyer referral and information service.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin