This is Part III. CrimeDime continues to earn our gratitude and respect.

CrimeDime

by BitcoDavid* of DeafInPrison.com

In addition to what we have discussed in the firstthreeparts in this series, other inmates often take advantage of the Deaf, for all the obvious reasons. They can’t complain to anyone.

Generally, in prison, any weakness is quickly and mercilessly exploited. What could possibly be more desirable amongst the abusers, than someone who is unable to communicate his suffering?

Furthermore, they don’t have the advantage of being able to hear people coming up behind them, or whispering about them in groups.

All those little defenses that we hearies take for granted, are not available to the profoundly deaf.

In theory of course, Deaf inmates are to be housed in special and segregated facilities, where they have interpreters, TTY or videophones, Deaf-specific medical care and trained officers who can work with them. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case.

In a general population facility…

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