And in the “Who is Rescuing Whom” Department…

By BitcoDavid One of my guilty pleasures is reading Rumpydog. Rumpy is a Malamute who lives with several other dogs and cats, all of whom were rescues. Even more so than Jack – but don’t let him know I said it – Rumpy is a fabulous writer and photographer, as well as a very photogenic model. […]

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A Day I’ve Spent 40 Years Fighting For Has Finally Arrived!

By BitcoDavid My good friend and journalistic mentor MadMike, posted this today on his awesome site. US Department of Justice Ends 75 Years of Marijuana Prohibition Finally, the United States government is recognizing what millions of people have know for years: there’s a huge demand for pot, and no amount of regulation will keep it […]

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More on the Passing of Dr. McCay Vernon

By BitcoDavid Three posts today. I would have done them as a digest post, but I think they each bear too much weight to handle that way. As I mentioned a couple of days ago, the man whom we should probably start referring to as our Founder, Dr. McCay Vernon, passed away on Wednesday. Here’s […]

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Dr. McCay Vernon Passes Away

By BitcoDavid From our Author’s page: McCay Vernon is the inspiration behind DeafInPrison.com. Upon learning of Felix Garcia’s plight in Florida, Vernon contacted Joanne Greenberg about writing a book regarding the struggles of Deaf inmates. Ms. Greenberg liked the idea, but thought a Blog site may be a more effective method of reaching an audience. […]

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#JusticeForFelix and now #JusticeForRicardo

By BitcoDavid I was alerted to this story by this FaceBook page. I was immediately struck by the similarities between this case, and that of innocent Deaf prisoner, Felix Garcia – whom we’ve been working on freeing for the past year and a half, and Pat Bliss has struggled with for for over 17 years […]

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Best Digest Post Ever

By BitcoDavid Wow! What a week last week was! Three important milestones took place last week. Some good news is definitely welcome. Up until now, phone companies and the institutions themselves have profited off inmates use of phones. The rates inmates and their families have been charged for calls can be as much as 10 […]

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Cued Speech – Gregg Shorthand Marries ASL

By BitcoDavid Shanna Groves – the Lipreading Mom – did a fascinating post this morning, on an alternative method of communication called Cued Speech. Apparently, this is a system by which, both lip-readers and Signers can communicate with each other, and the Hearing. The system works on phonemes. That’s a fancy – yeah, I got […]

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An Interview With Prison Author Glenn Langohr

By Glenn Langohr As most of your readers already know, you’ve spent some time in prison but have now turned your life around.  Can you tell us what happened to land you there and how your change/rehabilitation came about? Two good parents raised me, but they divorced when I was 12 years old. Being a […]

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A Quick Addendum to the “Little Books” Post

By BitcoDavid Jean F. Andrews asked me to post the following citations: Little Books are the intellectual property of Dr. Jana Mason from the University of Illinois and Dr. Christine McCormick from Illinois State University. They gave Jean permission to use them for the Alabama Study, and also to distribute them to other researchers, parents […]

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I Review the “Little Books” ASL Discs

By BitcoDavid The 3 stages of difficulty in learning ASL – for me, anyway – are 1) memorizing the vocabulary, 2) learning the grammar and 3) reading other people’s Sign. In other words, it’s more difficult for me to understand other people when they Sign to me, than it is for me to learn how […]

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When in Florida, Be Sure to Visit Disneyworld…

By BitcoDavid …Other attractions include lifetime wrongful incarceration and getting gunned down in the street. Here’s what you may not know about the Kill At Will Stand Your Ground laws. According to a Quinnipiac University poll, 53% of Americans sampled, support these laws, whereas only 40 percent weighed in as being opposed to them. The […]

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We Got ’em on the Run

By BitcoDavid Talila Lewis of HEARD sent out an e-mail describing the Florida DOC’s new regulation prohibiting inmates from posting to Internet sites, or – more importantly – having non-inmates post to sites, for them.  A forward within that e-mail, from the Florida Justice Institute, describes the new regs in detail. The ruling would forbid […]

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July 2013 at DeafInPrison.com

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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