Sadly, the original letter was barely legible. After a struggle, I managed to translate it – roughly – for you here. I tried to maintain the inmate’s voice, while working to make sense of it. –Pat. Hello to the peoples. Thanks for your support of the deaf people who have suffered in prison for […]
For an updated version of this post, please go to https://deafinprison.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/awaiting-trial-3/
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 […]
Talila Lewis from H.E.A.R.D. sent us this link. The post was actually written by a young intern. Injustice: Mistreatment of the Deaf in Prison.
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. […]
Here’s another article from Mother Jones, by James Ridgeway. The Secret World of Deaf Prisoners | Mother Jones.
Two Md. inmates worthy of mercy – The Washington Post.
How are we doing, so far?
This doesn’t really concern the American Deaf – behind bars, here – but it is pertinent, nonetheless. NYT Article Flash Slide Show
Appeared in Beaumont Enterprise, March 11, 2012, Sunday. Opinions. Deaf Suspects and Inmates: Barriers in the Criminal Justice System On February 29, 2012, a Beaumont Enterprise reporter wrote: “Trying to arrest an armed and apparently intoxicated man took an unusual turn Monday in Orange when police found out he was deaf.” What happened in Orange, […]
The letter in essence is saying, there have been no interpreters since he last wrote on 2/20 and he is still grieving that issue. The inmate said there are no deaf in any programs like the faith dorm, GED class, PRIDE Ind., etc. That he was attacked, and – defending himself – got a cut […]
Ed: This article was was written by Jean Andrews Ph.D and originally published in Corrections Compendium Magazine, Vol. 36 Issue 11, Spring 2011. It was scanned into PDF format, and is reproduced here exactly as I received it. If you have trouble making out the text, try clicking the page as a link. When the […]
There are deaf people in prison who shouldn’t be there, some who should, but for all deaf people, there are the additional problems in communication no matter how sophisticated and well educated they are. These may be the simplest things, like announcements over the intercom that the deaf inmate doesn’t hear – mail call, sick […]
[Ed. The following article was written by Dr. McCay Vernon, and appeared originally in the American Annals of the Deaf while Dr. Donald Moores was editor. The current editor is Peter V. Paul, Ph.D.The business and editorial offices for the publication are at Gallaudet University.] For any human being, imprisonment is a devastating experience (No […]
Basic Legal Issues in Handling Cases of Defendants who are Deaf McCay Vernon, Ph.D. & Jean Andrews, Ph.D. Submitted to the Champion, October 2010 Contact Author: McCay Vernon McCay Vernon, Ph. D. is a forensic psychologist and professor emeritus of McDaniel College, Westminster, MD 21157 Jean Andrews is a reading specialist and professor of […]
Welcome at last, to Deafinprison.com. Today, March 4th 2012, marks our official launch date. Although we’ve been on the Web for a couple of months now, we’re finally out of the construction phase and ready to reveal ourselves to the world. Dostoyevsky said, “The degree of civilization in a society is revealed by entering its […]
When Innocence Isn’t Enough – NYTimes.com. Deaf or hearing, many innocent people are still behind bars, often facing the Death penalty. For these individuals, the path to freedom may be a difficult, if not impossible one to tread.
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How about a program like this for the Deaf? Video Link Here’s the link to the related text format article. Article Link