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.