Protecting You Against Prison-Related Violence

At the Law Offices of Myles S. Breiner, we believe prisoners deserve to have their rights protected. Our office understands the high level of stress and tension that plagues incarcerated individuals. Prisons are severely overcrowded. Conflicts arise quickly and can escalate into serious confrontations, resulting in serious injuries. We handle cases for inmates throughout Hawaii and on the mainland.

What Types Of Legal Issues Arise In Prison?

You may think that violent crimes are the only types of cases possible in prisons. While violent crimes are prevalent among incarcerated individuals, we handle a diverse number of prison-related cases, including:

  • Riots
  • Rape
  • Assault
  • Personal injuries
  • Civil rights violations
  • Gang-related violence
  • Drug crimes

The most common prison-related offenses stem from gang violence and riots. Violence in prisons can lead to personal injuries or additional charges. Your civil rights are not suspended simply because you are in prison. You are entitled to the same human rights as anyone else, such as freedom of religion, expression and communication.

What Is The Prison Litigation Reform Act?

The Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA) was enacted in 1996. During the second half of the 20th century, prison litigation increased rapidly. The federal government responded by passing legislation designed to limit a prisoner's right to sue for issues that arise during incarceration. The PLRA contains several complex and technical requirements intended to make it difficult for a prisoner to proceed through the legal system and obtain justice. For example, before filing a lawsuit, the PLRA requires you to follow a stringent grievance procedure that more often than not results in your case being classified as frivolous and thrown out.

Without the help of an experienced litigation attorney who is comfortable with pursuing prison-related cases, you may not receive the restitution you deserve. The PLRA imposes several obstacles that will likely prevent your case from being successfully resolved. The Law Office of Myles Breiner overcomes these burdens and works diligently to give you vindication.

How To Contact Us

Everyone is entitled to fair treatment. If your rights have been violated, contact us for legal advice. We are centrally located in Honolulu and serve clients throughout Hawaii and the mainland. Call us today at 808-526-3426 or contact us online to discuss your case. At the Law Offices of Myles S. Breiner, we are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. We offer flexible office hours and payment plans.