Being an ex-con is hard enough. Many of the educational opportunities available to people in prison are not available to the deaf inmate. We hear of men graduating high school and even of completing college by taking advantage of the volunteer-run programs that tutor and teach.I know three people who conduct such programs as […]
Talila Lewis from H.E.A.R.D. sent us this link. The post was actually written by a young intern. Injustice: Mistreatment of the Deaf in Prison.
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Originally posted on CrimeDime:
Image: Boston Review. Used with permission. There are two clear-as-day facts about today’s criminal justice system: our incarceration rate is way, way up and our crime rates are down in serious ways. The relationship between these two is more difficult to tease apart. Without a background in criminology or knowing a…
Here’s a little something from an interpreter.
by McCay Vernon, McDaniel College & Katrina R. Miller, Emporia State University Doing Time At the end of his trial, Mark Brackmann heard the verdict: nine years in prison. Shortly thereafter, he was in a jail cell awaiting transfer to the penitentiary. He had never been in a prison before and knew little about what […]
We’ve been fortunate enough to be receiving some help from Heard. This is a great organization that is dedicated to advancing the rights of the Deaf through education. If you are Deaf and behind bars, or you know someone who is, please contact Heard. They are building a database of cases, and may serve as […]
Deaf Illinois inmates sue for access to interpreters – Peoria, IL – pjstar.com. I’m looking for an update to this story. Will keep you posted.
I found the Q (Cathy from PA) and A (Cecil Adams) commentary The Straight Dope: “In What Language do Deaf People Think” to bring up many fascinating language acquisition and language learning issues that I wanted to make comments on. I attached an article that I wrote with a Speech Language Pathologist and Audiologist titled Milestones […]
Mandi Steele/FULTON SUN photo: Missouri School for the Deaf students Catherine Slinkard and Michael Miller help take care of Sparky, a deaf dachshund the school recently adopted. Deaf prisoners at Missouri facility trained a rescued puppy (also deaf) to respond to ASL commands, then turn the animal over to a local school for deaf children. […]
[Editor’s Note: Although this pertains to the Felix Garcia case, I wanted Pat to post it on the scroll, because I believe we can all benefit from any insight as to the inner workings of the Court system. After all, forewarned is forearmed, and where the Courts are concerned, there but for the grace of […]
Unfortunately, this book is out of print but perhaps is available through a library. After I visited a county jail and a state prison and met with two deaf inmates, I reread Dr. Katrina Miller’s book and found it most relevant and informative so I am submitting a book review for deafinprison readers. Katrina R. […]
Deaf slaying suspect had also stabbed another woman | Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Here’s another article from Mother Jones, by James Ridgeway. The Secret World of Deaf Prisoners | Mother Jones.
Originally posted on CrimeDime:
You have to watch this video twice. The first time, you will be mesmerized by this law professor’s raw talent for averaging 22.6 words per second with an unmatched ability to simultaneously entertain, wave his hand around, chew gum, rub his belly, and pat the top of head without breathing. Okay,…
This is the finished version of the video we embedded in March. The original video was uploaded to YouTube by ASLKimber, and is a summation of an article written by McCay Vernon. We thank her for allowing us to use it. The wonderful interpreting work was performed by Diane Chambers. The technical magic was me. […]
The Miranda Warning and Waiver continues to be administered inappropriately to deaf suspects by police officers. This research article adds to a growing base of other research demonstrating how difficult the Miranda Warning is to read as well as to comprehend even with an ASL interpreter for most deaf suspects. This article attached below is […]
Dirk Becker, a fan of ours on FaceBook, posted this on the timeline page. The Costs of Incarceration- Canada Correctional services expenditures totaled almost $3 billion in 2005/6, up 2% from the previous year. Custodial services (prisons) accounted for the largest proportion (71%) of the expenditures, followed by community supervision services (14%), headquarters and central […]
They need policies and procedures for folks who are deaf. People just assume that a deaf person understands what they are saying. Kevin Williams, an attorney for Timothy Siaki [Editor’s note: The following is a transcribed article by Monte Whaley of the Denver Post – dated 11/26/2011.] When Adams County sheriff’s deputies knocked down the […]