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Steven Michael Barth

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  • Need some advice about inmate abuse and what i can

    my brother in law is being held in a secured halfway and the guards are telling other inmatees to hold food from him or spit in his food guards are telling other inmates to mess with him and givng write ups for no reason to get him put back in prison

    Steven’s Answer

    In Pennsylvania, your brother in law should be documenting these incidents by filing grievances or any other type of form which allows him to give formal notice to the institution. This is important because the failure to document these instances would affect his credibility if he goes into litigation. Plus, when a prisoner files a civil rights claim, generally, he must exhaust all of the administrative remedies. Lastly, you need to contact the institution and inform them of your concerns immediately. At this stage, you may want to consult with one.

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