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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 ...
Brief • September 9, 2016
Bailey v. MN DOC, MN, Plf Post Trial Memo, Inadequate Asl Interpreter, 2004 STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF RAMSEY DISTRICT COURT SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT Scott A. Bailey, Plaintiff, Case type: Other Civil File Number: C6-03-6996 v. Minnesota Department of Corrections, et al., Defendants. PLAINTIFF'S POST-TRIAL MEMORANDUM Respectfully submitted Minnesota Disability ...
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 ...
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), ...
$950,000 Settlement in DC Prisoner’s False Imprisonment Lawsuit by The District of Columbia paid $950,000 to settle the lawsuit of Joseph S. Heard for unlawful imprisonment. On November 15, 1998, Heard, a deaf man, was arrested for unlawful entry into a George Washington University building. The case was dismissed October ...
DC Prisoner Awarded $70,000 for ADA Violations at CCA-run Jail by Derek Gilna William Pierce, a prisoner held by the District of Columbia’s Department of Corrections (DCDOC), has won a $70,000 jury verdict for repeated violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Pierce, who suffers from severe hearing loss, ...
DRF v. Julie Jones, FL, Complaint, interpreters hearing aid disabled deaf prisoners, 2016 Case 4:16-cv-00047-WS-CAS Document 1 Filed 01/26/16 Page 1 of 123 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA Tallahassee Division DISABILITY RIGHTS FLORIDA, INC., Plaintiff, v. Case No. JULIE JONES, in her official capacity as Secretary of ...
Brief • June 6, 2016
Filed under: Deaf Prisoners
Berke v USA, DC, Decision on Attorney Fees, deaf prisoner, 2013
Bailey v. MN DOC, MN, Complaint, ASL interpreter sex offender treatment disabled prisoner, 2002
Bailey v. MN DOC, MN, Def Post-Trial Memo, ASL interpreter sex offender treatment disabled prisoner, 2004
Bailey v. MN DOC, MN, Order awarding atty fees, ASL interpreter sex offender treatment disabled prisoner, 2005
Bailey v. MN DOC, MN, Order, ASL interpreter sex offender treatment disabled prisoner, 2005
Bailey v. MN DOC, MN, Plf Post-Trial Memo, ASL interpreter sex offender treatment disabled prisoner, 2004
Bailey v. MN DOC, MN, Plf Post-Trial Reply Memo, ASL interpreter sex offender treatment disabled prisoner, 2004
Brief • April 20, 2016
Handwork v. ODRC, OH, Complaint, 2016 Case: 1:16-cv-00825 Doc #: 1 Filed: 04/07/16 1 of 8. PageID #: 1 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO EASTERN DIVISION JAMES HANDWORK Lake Erie Correctional Institution P.O. Box 8000 Conneaut, Ohio, 44030 COMPLAINT Plaintiff, v. Case No. ...
Brief • April 20, 2016
Filed under: Deaf Prisoners
Adams v. KY, KY, Complaint, deaf prisoners, 2014 Case: 3:14-cv-00001-GFVT-EBA Doc #: 42 Filed: 10/01/14 Page: 1 of 42 - Page ID#: 1159 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY At FRANKFORT [Filed Electronically] OSCAR ADAMS and MICHAEL KNIGHTS, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, ...
Brief • April 20, 2016
Filed under: Deaf Prisoners
Adams v. KY, KY, Settlement Agreement, deaf prisoners, 2015 Case: 3:14-cv-00001-GFVT-EBA Doc #: 76-1 Filed: 05/19/15 Page: 1 of 38 - Page ID#: 1381 Case: 3:14-cv-00001-GFVT-EBA Doc #: 76-1 Filed: 05/19/15 Page: 2 of 38 - Page ID#: 1382 Case: 3:14-cv-00001-GFVT-EBA Doc #: 76-1 Filed: 05/19/15 Page: 3 of 38 ...
Deaf Prisoners Win Important Settlements in Kentucky and Maryland by Derek Gilna Deaf and hard of hearing prisoners have been doubly punished in many prisons and jails, their disability often not only limiting their access to programs, services and communication with the outside world, but also putting them at risk ...
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