Last Post for March – Digest Post

By BitcoDavid Our month long birthday celebration draws to a close. It’s been a phenomenal month for DeafInPrison.com – and for me, personally. As well as attending the stellar, Symposium for the Deaf and the Justice System, I gave birth to BitcoDavid’s BoxingBlog, attended a reunion show by one of the bands I used to […]

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Reminder: April 1st Deadline

By BitcoDavid We interrupt the coverage of the Symposium, to remind you that April 1st is the deadline for entries into Shanna Groves’ #StopHearingLossBullying Campaign Video. Click the link above, for details. She’s looking to put 10 people into a video about hearing loss bullying. You could be more famous than the Leave Britney Alone  […]

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Marsha Graham Part 2

By BitcoDavid I strongly suggest you watch these two videos. Ms. Graham’s personal story is fascinating, and her insight into the Deaf Community and law enforcement is both informed and entertaining. — BD [OK. It looks to be good now. I went back to the original mpeg, re-edited it and re-rendered it.] BitcoDavid is a […]

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Marsha Graham’s Presentation Part 1

By BitcoDavid 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 […]

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Marsha Graham’s Presentation at the Symposium

By BitcoDavid Marsha Graham, from AnotherBoomerBlog, has been a great supporter and an even greater asset to us, here at DeafInPrison.com. In her presentation at the Internationl Symposium on the Deaf and the Justice System, she drew a comparison between the Deaf and the insular Native American cultures she has also worked with, in Alaska. […]

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Here’s the Conclusion of The Brookline PD’s Presentation

By BitcoDavid 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 […]

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First Video Installment – Brookline PD

By BitcoDavid In order to maintain some continuity, I opted to make the first available video installment, the 1st section of the presentation by the Brookline Police, so as to fit in with the previous post. The video isn’t captioned, but there is a live interpreter in frame. If you need more help understanding it, […]

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Symposium on the Deaf and the Justice System – Part 1

By BitcoDavid It’s going to take me several days to relay the vast amount of information that was shared at yesterday’s symposium, so please be patient while I get it all assimilated and posted. Essentially, we have a total of about 5 hours of video – between two sources, a half dozen different PowerPoint files […]

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2nd Update

By BitcoDavid My gratitude to the Bridgewater State University Career Services Department, for making a workstation available for me to post from. They didn’t have to do this, and I’m grateful. Paul Heroux, Ma. State Jr. Representative came by as a guest speaker. He has a Deaf friend who taught him Sign, and he used […]

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Live Coverage of Bridgewater Event

By BitcoDavid This is an initial post. Video and in-depth coverage to follow. But, I wanted to get a chance to just give you a quick update – from the field. By eye, it looks to be a crowd of about 100 – 150 people. there are a few hearies, of which I think I’m […]

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H.P. Lovecraft Couldn’t Make This Up

By Pat Bliss this is an excerpt from a 26 page letter that I received from a Deaf inmate. It was his story about going to medical, that I last posted. He is in solitary confinement now, for trying to help another inmate. Rather than going into all the details of that, I felt I […]

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DeafInPrison Nominated for Liebster Award

By BitcoDavid Wow! When it rains… We have 6 days left in our month-long Birthday celebration, and we’ve been nominated for 2 awards! This most recent, comes from Hands Talk Too – the Liebster Award! We are grateful to Dholiness and Hands Talk Too for nominating us. Step 1) Answer the following 11 Questions: 1. […]

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Moorbey Puts Us Up for Dragon’s Loyalty Award

By BitcoDavid Moorbey’z Blog, an awesome site that I have a ton of respect for, has graciously nominated DeafInPrison.com for the beautiful Dragon’s Loyalty award. We’re deeply honored that he would think of us, when it came to a nomination. Here’s what we have to do: Proudly display the award. Post the win with a […]

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Militarized Cops and Drug War Victims

By BitcoDavid The Huffington Post recently featured a story by Radley Balko, author of Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces. The article centers around the death of Cheryl Ann Stillwell, a middle-aged single woman, shot to death in a police raid gone awry. According to Balko, Stillwell was a recluse, […]

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Update on Englewood Case from H.E.A.R.D.

By BitcoDavid This came from HEARD’s FaceBook page. If you haven’t yet done so, and you’re on FaceBook, you can shoot on over there, and give ’em a “Like.” HEARD – Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf – is an organization that works tirelessly to aid both the Deaf community and the […]

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NYT Confirms, Ebel Dead after Police Shootout

By BitcoDavid Some of the confusion surrounding the Tom Clements shooting has been cleared up. The New York Times announced this morning, that on Friday, shooting suspect Evan S. Ebel, had died in the hospital following the police shootout, northwest of Dallas, Texas. Police however, will continue the investigation as well as investigations into several other […]

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Follow Up: Texas Style Arrest of Clements’ Alleged Shooter

By BitcoDavid Boy, they don’t mess around in Texas. After a 100 mph chase, and an OK Coral style shootout, Texas law enforcement officers managed to shoot and wound the suspected killer of Tom Clements, the Colorado Director of Prisons. Apparently, Evan Spencer Ebel, 28, a Coloradoan with a long criminal record, and a current Denver […]

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LA DOJ in Email Blast, Angola 3 Never Held in Solitary

By BitcoDavid DeafInPrison.com will always do its best to present both sides of any issue we cover. That of course, isn’t always possible, as commonly law enforcement tends to be quite close-mouthed about things. Not so, apparently, with the Louisiana Attorney General – James “Buddy” Caldwell. I got the following in my e-mail today, and […]

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Event: Webinar

By BitcoDavid Here’s and event you may be interested in attending. Thu, Apr 18, 2013 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT there will be a Webinar on Solitary Confinement in an Age of Mass Incarceration. It is being presented by NRCAT – the National Religious Campaign Against Torture. In this hour-long webinar, we will hear […]

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Chief of Prisons in CO, killed

By BitcoDavid According to Reuters, Colorado’s prison system chief administrator, was shot and killed on Tuesday night. Police suspect that his position in the prison system may have been the motive. This occurred within a few hours of the Governor’s signing of a new gun control law, in response to the increased number of deadly […]

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