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.
[Editor’s Note: Although this pertains to the Felix Garcia case, I wanted Pat to post it on the scroll, because I believe we can all benefit from any insight as to the inner workings of the Court system. After all, forewarned is forearmed, and where the Courts are concerned, there but for the grace of […]
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.
Originally posted on CrimeDime:
You have to watch this video twice. The first time, you will be mesmerized by this law professor’s raw talent for averaging 22.6 words per second with an unmatched ability to simultaneously entertain, wave his hand around, chew gum, rub his belly, and pat the top of head without breathing. Okay,…
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 […]
They need policies and procedures for folks who are deaf. People just assume that a deaf person understands what they are saying. Kevin Williams, an attorney for Timothy Siaki [Editor’s note: The following is a transcribed article by Monte Whaley of the Denver Post – dated 11/26/2011.] When Adams County sheriff’s deputies knocked down the […]
Virginia plans changes in prisoner isolation process – The Washington Post.
As you look at the top of our scroll page, you’ll see a series of tabs, bearing the names of our valued and esteemed contributors. These pages are used by our authors as a place to write about those issues that concern them – not necessarily related to the issue of the Deaf behind bars. […]
Here’s a link to an article that I’ve been trying to get up on here for some time.
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 […]