Preschools, Prisons and Deaf Inmates

By Jean F. Andrews In Sunday’s New York Times (October 26, 2013), Nicholas D. Kristof wrote a compelling piece linking two ideas that seemed, at first blush, to be oceans apart–preschools and prisons. What comes to mind is an innocent looking, three year old playing with play dough next to a grizzled inmate who looks beaten down by poverty, low education […]

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Reading and Deaf Researchers

By Jean F. Andrews Since I’ve been in higher education, I’ve seen an increase in numbers of graduate students who are deaf apply to deaf education programs. I have also seen the increase in the hiring of professors who are deaf in different institutions where I have worked. The topics of their research papers are […]

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Massachusetts’ Saddest Day

By BitcoDavid This has nothing to do with the Deaf, or with the Justice System. But nonetheless, it’s an obituary that I am truly saddened to post. On October 20th, the legendary Hilltop Steak House will close its doors. I courted my wife there – or should I say, she courted me, being the member […]

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Marsha Graham Speaks Out on Juvenile Crime

[Editor’s Note: Marsha Graham is one of my favorite Supporter Contributors, and a very dear friend. Without her help, I never would have gotten started learning ASL, and she’s been a cornerstone of aid and comfort to DeafInPrison.com, since we launched. This piece was originally a comment she wrote to the post Juvenile Crimes – Our […]

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Juvenile Crimes – Our Main Pain!

By Supporter Contributor Paul Smith It’s sad to admit but over the past years the problem of youth crime is becoming more and more urgent. Teachers, social organizations and specialists working in this field are very concerned about the tendency to degradation of the new generation of our society. Young people who have not come […]

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