By BitcoDavid Below is a report from the Department of Justice, listing the number of deaths among prisoners in custody for the period from 2001 to 2007. 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 […]
By Joanne Greenberg This is a memoir of fifteen months spent in Danbury Federal Prison work camp. In the range of prisons, this was the highest (best); the others were downhill from there. Piper had been a drug dealer, left the drug game, and ten years later was arrested in connection with a sweep arrest […]
This is an article published in the New York Times. It states that children with disabilities are more likely to be suspended from school, than are non-disabled students. But, they didn’t need a study to prove this. They just needed to read DeafInPrison.com. We’re well familiar with both the school to prison pipeline, and the […]
This is a reblog of an article that appeared in Prisonmovement’s Weblog, over the weekend. For those of you not familiar with them, here’s what they say about themselves: Against the death penalty; the United States Criminal Justice System is flawed, broken, yet fixable; Prison Reform and Sentencing Reform should be major agenda’s for each […]
Originally posted on Prison Reform Movement's Weblog- America: Land of the Free, Home of the Incarcerated:
Solitary confinement (Photo credit: Chris.Gray) By REMA RAHMAN, Associated Press Troy Anderson is a mentally ill inmate in isolation at the Colorado State Penitentiary, deemed for more than a decade too dangerous to be among other offenders. His…
The other day, I posted the DOJ report on prison populations as of Mid-year 2011. I did so, in an effort to respond to a question I was asked by a reader. Quite simply, how many Deaf inmates are there, in American prisons. In numerous searches, including having read the above report, I have not yet been […]
We’ve been fortunate enough to be receiving some help from Heard. This is a great organization that is dedicated to advancing the rights of the Deaf through education. If you are Deaf and behind bars, or you know someone who is, please contact Heard. They are building a database of cases, and may serve as […]
Deaf Illinois inmates sue for access to interpreters – Peoria, IL – pjstar.com. I’m looking for an update to this story. Will keep you posted.
Unfortunately, this book is out of print but perhaps is available through a library. After I visited a county jail and a state prison and met with two deaf inmates, I reread Dr. Katrina Miller’s book and found it most relevant and informative so I am submitting a book review for deafinprison readers. Katrina R. […]
Deaf slaying suspect had also stabbed another woman | Richmond Times-Dispatch.
The Miranda Warning and Waiver continues to be administered inappropriately to deaf suspects by police officers. This research article adds to a growing base of other research demonstrating how difficult the Miranda Warning is to read as well as to comprehend even with an ASL interpreter for most deaf suspects. This article attached below is […]
Dirk Becker, a fan of ours on FaceBook, posted this on the timeline page. The Costs of Incarceration- Canada Correctional services expenditures totaled almost $3 billion in 2005/6, up 2% from the previous year. Custodial services (prisons) accounted for the largest proportion (71%) of the expenditures, followed by community supervision services (14%), headquarters and central […]
Virginia plans changes in prisoner isolation process – The Washington Post.
Arizona sheriff rejects court monitor; Justice Department threatens to sue – The Washington Post. Not mentioned in this article, but known to us – the guy’s no friend to the Deaf, either.