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Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Failure to Accommodate Deaf Prisoner Costs Oregon DOC $400,000 by On November 3, 2016, a federal jury awarded a deaf former Oregon prisoner $400,000, finding prison officials had violated his civil rights by failing to accommodate his hearing disability. David VanValkenburg, 51, is deaf and must communicate through a sign ...
Armstrong v. Schwarzenegger, CA, Findings of Fact, Failure to Accommodate Inmates with Disabilities, 2010 Case4:94-cv-02307-CW Document1700 Filed02/03/10 Page1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 United States District Court For the Northern District of ...
McBride v. MDOC, MI, Class Action Complaint, Deaf Inmate Communication, 2015 2:15-cv-11222-SFC-DRG Doc # 1 Filed 03/31/15 Pg 1 of 51 Pg ID 1 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN MARY ANN MCBRIDE; BRIAN STANLEY WITTMAN; and RALPH WILLIAMS, on behalf of themselves and ...
ACLU - Caged In, 2017 CAGED IN January 2017 SOLITARY CONFINEMENT’S DEVASTATING HARM ON PRISONERS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES CAGED IN At America’s Expense: SOLITARY CONFINEMENT’S DEVASTATING HARM ON PRISONERS The Mass Incarceration of the Elderly WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES © 2017 ACLU Foundation June 2012 American Civil Liberties Union 125 Broad ...
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
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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
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