If you’re arrested and put in jail but are hurt, do you have right to medical attention if requested?

Asked on August 28, 2013 under Criminal Law, Wisconsin

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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states as well as federal law, any sick or injured prisoner is entitled to immediate medical attnetion if requested or not. Failure to provide such needed medical attention could cause problems for the jail house facility.


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