May 18, 2015
-- These men were held in cells with no sink, toilet, bed, or lights, or with a toilet which would overflow or even spew human waste. The three men also claim they were only allowed to shower and exercise once a week. Even one of the men claims he filed a pro se lawsuit over the jail’s conditions but guards opened his mail and shredded his papers. Another inmate who has Hepatitis C says he was denied medical treatment for his condition while confined in the “drunk tank.”
The suit seeks $41.4 million in compensatory and punitive damages and are asking for a review of jail conditions by an outside contractor along with a reduction in the jail’s population which has a maximum occupation of 78 males and 22 females.
The Bowlin Law Firm has been defending the rights of the injured in Hamblin County and Tennessee since 2005. Attorney Bowlin has been rewarded for his dedication and successes in litigation with inclusion in the list of Super Lawyers Rising Stars
for 2013 and a perfect 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo. He is a member of several legal organizations including the Tennessee Bar Association and the American Trial Lawyers Association.
The Bowlin Law Firm is based in Morristown and practices personal injury, criminal defense, family law, and civil rights litigation throughout Hamblin County. The firm has been serving Tennessee since 2005 and founding attorney Bowlin has been widely recognized for his successes in representing his clients with competence and vigor. He is currently representing a $41.4 million suit brought against a rural Tennessee jail by three inmates. To learn more about his firm, visit http://redesigntroybowlin.scorpionlocal.com/