An inmate at Little Sandy Correctional Complex in Sandy Hook, Kentucky died Thursday after another inmate assaulted him. This is the second time in just over a year that a Little Sandy inmate has been killed in an inmate assault.
When a Kentucky inmate is assaulted, prison officials may have violated the inmate’s civil rights or acted negligently. To prove a civil rights violation, the inmate must show that prison officials knew of a risk to the inmate and disregarded it. That risk can be a particular danger to the inmate who was assaulted or the result of prison conditions or practices that are dangerous to all inmates or to a specific group of inmates.
To prove that the prison officials were negligent, the inmate must show that prison officials failed to exercise ordinary care to prevent an assault that was reasonably foreseeable.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an inmate assault at a Kentucky prison, Craig Henry PLC offers a free consultation to discuss your situation and advise you of your legal options.