Women’s Playground Movie Pulls No Punches

By BitcoDavid Tapestry Entertainment has finally completed their long anticipated independent film, Women’s Playground. A screening is to be held at the International House of Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19104 at 6:00 PM, next Sunday, with more screenings in more cities to follow. Tickets are 15 dollars and can be ordered through their […]

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Prevalence of False Confessions in the US

By Supporter Contributor Carli Leavitt In 2010, Stephen Brodie, who is deaf, was exonerated after serving 20 years in prison for child sex abuse. The 5-year-old victim explained that her attacker had a “strange voice” which eventually lead police to Brodie. He was interrogated for over 18 hours, oftentimes without a sign language interpreter present. […]

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Jill’s Dilemma

By Jean F. Andrews In a southern state in a Federal prison, Jill is serving a 10-year term.  While sign language interpreters are provided for her when her attorney comes to visit or during her hearings with the judge, she does not get interpreting services within the prison. For example, she does not fully understand […]

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A Victimless Crime?

By Supporter Contributor Matthew Gilbert A few days ago, I saw a post by someone who was grieving for a loved one lost to drug overdose. They made the point that there are victims to drug use. I was not about to argue with a grieving person and I am not now going to. How […]

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Some Thoughts on Sign Videos

By BitcoDavid Stephen Torrence made Sign Language versions of popular rock videos, and he’s not alone. He’s not the first, and he won’t be the last, but he’s the first to shut down his channel, and halt all future production. He has also taken down his revenue channel. Torrence is Hearing, but has an interest […]

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The Pay Off

By BitcoDavid All the Online study, all the DVDs and all the meetups have culminated in this. DeafInPrison.com’s first ever ASL video jokes. Please enjoy these immensely funny jokes, presented in full video splendor. BitcoDavid is a blogger and a blog site consultant. In former lives, he was an audio engineer, a videographer, a teacher […]

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When Officer Friendly Becomes Delta Force

By BitcoDavid I find myself bombarded by images and news stories of police committing what can only be called atrocities on American citizens. I’ve struggled with this for the past few weeks, because we’ve talked before – on this site – about the dangers of militarization of the police. Recently, our publisher asked me to […]

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Your Thoughts on the Felix Garcia Case

By BitcoDavid Although we have entered into an arrangement with Sachs Media to bring their considerable skills to bear on Felix Garcia’s pending clemency, we are still getting signatures on our petition as well. I’m fine with that, but I hope people are also signing their petition – which goes directly into the inboxes of […]

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Obesity’s Link to Hearing Loss

By Supporter Contributor Andrew Lisa According to the Centers for Disease Control, 35.7 percent – more than one third – of American adults are obese. Defined for adults as having a body mass index – or BMI – of 30 or higher, obesity has long been known as the foundation for a range of serious […]

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Friends for the Friendless

By BitcoDavid What if there were a program that benefited the disabled community, cut down on prison recidivism, and rescued animals? Oh wait, there is. A number of states are now exploring programs where inmates can care for and train adopted service dogs. In one example, C.H.A.M.P. Assistance Dogs Inc. has partnered with Missouri Department […]

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Suppose it were Mozart

By BitcoDavid Prison is a horrible place, and an even more horrible concept. But I would propose that perhaps it is we who suffer most when our friends and loved ones find themselves chewed up in the soulless machine that is America’s Criminal Justice System. Now, as always – I would preface this article with […]

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A Basic First-aid Class for Deaf Adults

By Joanne Greenberg [Editor’s note: This piece was originally written by Ms. Greenberg several years ago, so many of the time and date references may no longer be accurate. — BitcoDavid] The idea for the class came serendipitously. I was taking advanced first-aid and I mentioned to the Chief Instructor, that because there were a […]

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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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Conversation at the Supermarket

By Joanne Greenberg I was standing near the onions trying to figure out which kind I wanted, when I spotted a neighbor who greeted me. During our chat, she mentioned that her husband had new hearing aids. “They cost a mint, but he never wears them. I’m exhausted by his saying. ‘What?’ all the time […]

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Mac’s Reach Exceeded His Grasp

By Jean F. Andrews It was the end of August, 1974 and I was sitting in a crowded classroom next to 25 other students at Western Maryland College (now McDaniel’s College) in the bottom basement of the campus library. The professor, dressed casually in a light blue guayabera, walked into the classroom, picked up a […]

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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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Is Manson’s Horror Coming True?

By BitcoDavid Jack and I took the trusty Ford Escort into the shop today, to get the brake lights fixed. The talk within the dingy concrete walls – of course – was all about the Trayvon Martin Case. Sadly, it wasn’t sympathetic. All over the country, yesterday and today, there have been protests ranging from […]

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She Still Doesn’t Like Mondays

By BitcoDavid Rarely but occasionally, my many favorite subjects coincide to form a great story. In this case, they would be history, music and crime. In a piece for MadMike’s America, I was reminded of the tale of Brenda Ann Spencer, the 16 year-old girl who didn’t like Mondays, and hence shot the whole day […]

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