Keith Wm DeBlasio posted this on Prison Reform Movement’s FaceBook Page. DeafInPrison.com has long been in support of the Justice Silenced Campaign and Prison Reform Movement (PrisonMovement’s Weblog).
The Justice Silenced Campaign is asking EVERYONE to support two new major actions by using the links below to send letters regarding identified discrimination against the deaf and hard of hearing in our judicial system.
Ask West Virginia to Address Discrimination Against the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The Justice Silenced Campaign has begun a national movement to stop the obvious discrimination against the deaf and hard of hearing within the judicial system and our nation’s prisons. As part of this campaign, Freedom of Information Act requests have revealed the definitive denial of interpreters for deaf parties by civil court, family court, and criminal court judges within West Virginia for which no disciplinary procedures have been initiated by the Judicial Investigation Commission. Some documented cases were identified in the 23rd Judicial Circuit, the 17th Family Court Circuit, and individual Magistrate Courts.
Ask the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia and the Access to Justice Commission to address discrimination against the deaf and hard of hearing in West Virginia courts.
Ask the Utah Dept. of Corrections to Address Discrimination Against Deaf and Hard of Hearing Prisons
The Justice Silenced Campaign has begun a national movement to stop the obvious discrimination against the deaf and hard of hearing within the judicial system and our nation’s prisons. As part of this campaign, surveys have been received from inmates across the country regarding access to interpreter services and other necessary accommodations, and many of those surveys have indicated a lack of access for the deaf and hard of hearing in in the Utah Department of Corrections.
Ask the State of Utah to investigate these claims and address the obstacles for deaf and hard of hearing prisoners.
BitcoDavid is a blogger and a blog site consultant. In former lives, he was an audio engineer, a videographer, a teacher – even a cab driver. He is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and a Pro/Am boxer. He has spent years working with diet and exercise to combat obesity and obesity related illness.
- Ask the Utah Dept. of Corrections to Address Discrimination Against Deaf And Hard of Hearing Prisons by Human Rights Defense Center (socialactions.net)
- Should We Care Beyond The School Yard? (deafinprison.wordpress.com)
- He Was About to Take Out His Gun (deafinprison.wordpress.com)
- Let the Taser do the Talking, Or… (deafinprison.wordpress.com)
- Are deaf and hard-of-hearing physicians getting the support they need? (medicalxpress.com)
- FCC to Hear Case on Deaf Telephone Rate Inequity (deafinprison.wordpress.com)
- Interpreters for the Deaf are required by law (inprisonedwomen.wordpress.com)
- Tamara Marshall: Coming to terms with my deafness (limpingchicken.com)