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Publication • December 30, 2016
Community Integration for People with Disabilities - Key Principles, May 2014 Community Integration for People with Disabilities: Key Principles May 2014 General Principles  Individuals with disabilities should have the opportunity to live like people without disabilities. They should have the opportunity to be employed, have a place to call ...
Building Bridges - An Act to Reduce Recidivism by Improving Access to Benefits for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities upon Release from Incarceration, Bazelon Center, 2002 Building Bridges An Act to Reduce Recidivism by Improving Access to Benefits for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities upon Release from Incarceration MODEL LAW AND COMMENTARY ...
Publication • December 29, 2016
A Place of My Own - How The ADA Is Creating Integrated Housing Opportunities For People With Mental Illnesses, Bazelon Center, 2014 A Place of My Own How The ADA Is Creating Integrated Housing Opportunities For People With Mental Illnesses Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law A ...
Article • November 7, 2016 • from PLN November, 2016
Federal Court Upholds New York Prison System’s Denial of Motorized Wheelchairs; Second Circuit Reverses by Matthew Clarke In a September 30, 2015 order, a fed­eral district court held that the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) could deny prisoners the use of wheelchairs with electric motors because ...
Alaska Prisons and Jails Filled with Mentally Ill Prisoners by David Reutter Correctional facilities in Alaska are confronted with a record number of prisoners with mental illnesses. In February 2016, KTUU reported that 65% of Alaskan prisoners suffered from some form of mental health problem while 80% had drug or ...
Bureau of Prisons Pays $145,000 to Settle Handicap Discrimination Lawsuit by Lonnie Burton The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), through the United States Attorney General's Office, agreed to pay a total of $145,000 to settle a 1998 lawsuit brought by a BOP employee who alleged she was discriminated against on ...
No Way to Call Home: Incarcerated Deaf People Are Locked in a Prison Inside a Prison by By Mike Ludwig, Truthout This story is the result of a nine-month investigation and part one of a multimedia series on deaf prisoners, as part of a reporting collaboration with the Making Contact radio program. ...
In Many Courtrooms, Bad Interpreters Can Mean Justice Denied by By Rebecca Beitsch, Stateline Patricia Michelsen-King was observing the proceedings in a Chesterfield, Virginia, courtroom a few years ago when a man shouted in Spanish from the back of the courtroom, “I didn’t rape anybody!” Michelsen-King, who teaches Spanish interpretation at ...
Report Finds Abuse of Blind, Deaf, Elderly and Disabled Texas Prisoners by Matthew Clarke The Prison Justice League (PJL), a group advocating prison reform in Texas, released a report entitled Cruel & Unusual Punishment: Excessive Use of Force at the Estelle Unit. The report found that blind, deaf, elderly and ...
El Paso County Settles Ex-Prisoner's Disabilities Suit for $6,650 by Matthew Clarke On June 26, 2012, representatives of the County of El Paso, Texas signed a settlement in a suit brought by a deaf former jail prisoner over the lack of accommodations for disabled prisoners at the El Paso County ...
Report and Recommendations on the Treatment of Individuals with Disabilities at Sullivan Correctional Facility, DRNY, 2016 New York’s Protection & Advocacy System and Client Assistance Program Report and Recommendations on the Treatment of Individuals with Intellectual, Developmental, and Mental Health Disabilities at Sullivan Correctional Facility July 2016 725 Broadway, Suite ...
Publication • August 12, 2016
Out with the New, in with the Old - The Importance of Section 504 of the RA to Prisoners with Disabilities, Ginsberg, 2009 36 FDMULJ 713 36 Fordham Urb. L.J. 713 Page 1 Fordham Urban Law Journal June, 2009 Article *713 OUT WITH THE NEW, IN WITH THE OLD: THE ...
CA: 'Realignment' Forcing Jail Improvements for Disabled Prisoners by A landmark case nearly 20 years ago forced California's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to properly care for its disabled prisoners. Now, a federal lawsuit aims to do the same for those being held in the state's county jails. Since ...
Colorado Jail Settles Suit over Lack of Accommodation for the Deaf for $100,000 by Paresh Patel Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC), a Colorado non-profit organization, filed a civil complaint against Douglas Darr, in his official capacity as Sherriff of Adams County, Colorado for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ...
Publication • August 9, 2016
Disabled Behind Bars - The Mass Incarceration of People With Disabilities in America’s Jails and Prisons, CAP, 2016 AP PHOTO / RICH PEDRONCELLI Disabled Behind Bars The Mass Incarceration of People With Disabilities in America’s Jails and Prisons By Rebecca Vallas July 2016 W W W.AMERICANPROGRESS.ORG Disabled Behind Bars The ...
Article • August 5, 2016
Failure to Provide Hearing Aid Batteries is Deliberate Indifference to Serious Medical Need by The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held a prisoner who suffers from substantial hearing loss that may be remediated by a hearing aid may state claim for deliberate indifference to a serious medical need if prison ...
Brief • August 5, 2016
Taylor v. Clark et al, CA, Plf Response to Def Mot for SJ, Deaf Prisoner Accommodation Excessive Force, 2011 Case 1:07-cv-00032-AWI-SMS Document 131 5 CARTER C. WHITE, CSB # 164149 KING HALL CIVIL RIGHTS CLINIC U. C. Davis School of Law One Shields Avenue, Bldg. TB-30 Davis, CA 95616-8821 Telephone: ...
Illinois DOC Settles Lawsuit Over Mental Health Treatment by Derek Gilna It took eight years but civil rights attorneys finally prevailed in a federal lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), entering into a settlement that requires prison officials to provide 11,000 mentally ill state prisoners with adequate mental ...
Brief • July 19, 2016
Phipps v. Sheriff Cook County, IL, Amended Complaint, Disabled Prisoners, 2008 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION Derrick Phipps, et al., Plaintiffs, -vs- Sheriff of Cook County, and Cook County, Illinois, Defendants. ) ) ) ) No. 07 CV 3889 ) Judge ...
Brief • July 19, 2016
Phipps v. Sheriff Cook County, IL, Joint Protective Order, Disabled Prisoners, 2008 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION Derrick Phipps, et al., ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) vs. ) ) Sheriff of Cook County and Cook County, ) ) ) Defendants ) ...
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