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    Legal-Bay Reports $1MM NYC Payout over Rikers Inmate Death in Guard Beating

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    Lawsuit Cash Advance Firm says that New York City’s recent agreement to pay $1.25MM to the inmate’s family is just another payout to add to a long list of recent prison injury settlements nationwide.

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    Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reports today that NYC has agreed to pay $1.25 million over a Rikers Island inmate death in a guard beating. The inmate’s family will receive the payout over his unfortunate death, where inmate Angel Ramirez died of “blunt impact injuries” after being beaten to death by a “special response team of guards,” also known as “turtles,” according to the NY Daily News. Although the inmate’s death was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner, no criminal charges have been brought against any of the officers by the Bronx district attorney’s office. One officer told investigators that he only punched Ramirez once in the upper chest, while other officers denied using any force against the inmate.

    However, eyewitnesses tell a different story, stating that the inmate was repeatedly hit, stomped on, and beaten with sticks while yelling “No mas!” The prison is actually having so many problems that officials are considering shutting it down. According to a "Shut Down Rikers Island" article in The NY Times discussing the reasons for the potential closing, it states "The reality is that the only way to transform Rikers is to destroy it; it needs to be permanently closed. The buildings are crumbling. The guard culture of prisoner abuse and the gang culture of violence are ingrained. The complex is New York’s Guantánamo Bay: a secluded island, beyond the gaze of watchdogs, where the Constitution is no guide. It is a place that has outlived its usefulness."

    Public awareness has been growing on these types of prison injury crimes, as well as police brutality and misconduct cases nationwide. Due to the vicious nature of these crimes, Legal-Bay stands ready to assist those who have been faced with police brutality, jail injury, medical malpractice or healthcare neglect, prison rape, prison injury, wrongful death, or wrongful imprisonment and wrongful convictions, as these cases are unfortunately becoming far too common now throughout the country.

    Legal-Bay is a public advocate for victims of police brutality, wrongful imprisonment, and wrongful conviction cases nationwide including the states with the largest prison populations, Texas, New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, and California. For more information on Legal-Bay's police brutality, wrongful imprisonment, and wrongful conviction lawsuit funding programs, visit: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com/wrongful-imprisonment.php

    Legal-Bay's programs are non-recourse lawsuit cash advances, also known as case funding, which means plaintiffs only repay the settlement advance if they win their 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 works, visit: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com/funding-process.php

    Victims in need of some financial support due to being a victim of “The System,” can feel free to call Legal-Bay on its toll-free hotline at: 877.571.0405.

    They may also apply online at: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com and an agent will respond to their request shortly.

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    "We are happy that the family of the deceased inmate can now move on and receive some financial assistance for this tragic death. Unfortunately, we continue to see large lawsuit payouts on inmates at Rikers Island due to Correctional Officer Brutality and/or medical malpractice or negligence injuries. It is for this reason that the federal government has intervened in making changes to the controversial facility, and many legal experts and media members are starting to call for the closure of the largest pre-trial detention center in the country. However, we do not believe that the facility is going anywhere and the lawsuits will continue."
    - Chris Janish, CEO of Legal-Bay
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