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Whether this abuse is inflicted by the guards or other inmates it is the duty of the jail to maintain a safe atmosphere and prevent your son from such heinous acts. You need a civil rights attorney to help you in filing this claim. Normally I recommend you seek counsel from another jurisdiction since most local attorneys will hesitate to sue local public officials.
One way to find a good lawyer is to use an online directory such as http://www.lawyers.com/ where you can search by practice area (civil rights) and geographical location. If you are unable to find a civil rights attorney within a reasonable proximity to your location, you should try your local legal aid office.
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