QUEENS, N.Y., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reported today that they are committed to aiding victims of prison rape and prison injuries. In light of the recent sexual assault in a Manhattan prison by a male correction officer, Legal-Bay is once again announcing their dedication to helping victims and their families who have suffered from the abuse that takes place inside prison walls. In a recent case, according to NY Daily News, a 24 year old woman was "repeatedly raped and impregnated by a correction officer – who even grinned at a camera that captured the sexual assault." A judge has ruled that the victim is entitled to collect damages from the state. The correction officer is Officer James Ford Jr., and the assaults took place repeatedly for four months in 2012, and in plain view of other inmates. She gave birth prematurely to his baby, and subsequently the infant died minutes after the birth. According to NY Daily News, the Department of Correction was aware of Ford's engagement in criminal sexual acts as he had been accused of assault by four other inmates between 2008 and 2012, but despite the knowledge, the DOC failed to protect the 153 female inmates in the Bayview Correctional Facility. As a result, Judge Faviola Soto found the DOC guilty of negligent supervision while Ford was found guilty on multiple counts of rape and was sentenced to serve three years in prison.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, "Administrators of adult correctional facilities reported 8,763 allegations of sexual victimization in 2011, a statistically significant increase over the 8,404 allegations reported in 2010 and 7,855 in 2009." Results indicated that approximately 52% of incidents of sexual victimization in 2011 involved only inmates, while 48% involved staff with inmates. The Bureau of Justice Statistics also indicated, that "Among the estimated 1,390 youth who reported victimization by staff, 89.1% were males reporting sexual activity with female staff, and 3.0% were males reporting sexual activity with both male and female staff." In 2011-2012, they gave an estimate that 4% of state and federal prison inmates and 3.2% of jail inmates had reported experiencing one of more incidents of sexual victimization by another inmate or facility staff in the last 12 months or since they were admitted to the facility.
Chris Janish, CEO of Legal-Bay commented on the recent case in New York, "The case in New York is just one example of the many types of applications we have taken and funded involving very serious allegations of rape in prison by correctional officers to female inmates. In many cases, the correctional officers have been indicted and convicted for rape, however the focus on these cases simply is not enough due to society neglecting the rights of the incarcerated at times. However, at Legal-Bay we are here to assist all victims of prison injuries – including wrongful imprisonment – who have valid lawsuit claims and need a lawsuit cash advance to pay bills."
To learn more about how Legal-Bay can assist you with prison rape or prison injury cases visit: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com/wrongful-imprisonment.php
Here are just some of the cases that Legal-Bay has funded recently and/or accepted applications on: Wrongfully Imprisoned for murder for 15 years (2 Co-Defendants in New York (NY) who were sentenced to Attica Upstate NY Prison), Police Brutality Case in Detroit, Michigan where family member Suspect was shot and killed, Inmates subject to unsafe prison conditions and outside work crews who were seriously injured in Tennessee and Indiana (prison injury lawsuit funding cases), Women Prison Rape Cases and Sexual Misconduct by Correction Officers in Wisconsin, Police Brutality Case where a New York/New Jersey Port Authority Police Officer senselessly beat an innocent man in Manhattan, and Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Brooklyn, New York young men who were falsely arrested on Gun, Knife, and Weapon Charges who were then detained for years on Rikers Island, New York's City/County Jail.
Other cases that Legal-Bay's underwriting team will consider for lawsuit funding: Violation of Civil Rights Claims and False Arrests, Illegal Search and Seizure Cases, Los Angeles, California or other State Police Brutality Cases during routine arrests, Prosecutorial Misconduct involving long term wrongful incarceration, and Prison Medical Malpractice Cases involving serious neglect of injuries.
Legal-Bay's programs are non-recourse lawsuit cash advances, also known as case funding, which means you only repay the settlement advance if you win your case. None of the programs should be considered to be a lawsuit loan, lawsuit loans, settlement loans, settlement loan, pre-settlement loans, or a pre-settlement loan. To learn more about how Legal-Bay's funding process visit: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com/funding-process.php
If you or a loved one is in need of some financial support due to being a victim of "The System", feel free to call Legal-Bay on its toll free hotline at: 877.571.0405 where live agents are standing by 24 hours a day to assist you in this time of need. You may also apply online at: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com and an agent will respond to your request shortly.
Legal-Bay LLC is not a law firm and cannot provide legal advice on your case, however, Legal-Bay works with lawyers involved in mass tort litigations who can provide you with a free legal consultation at the consumer's direction.
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