This picture moved me, so I used it in a previous post (properly cited and linked – of course). I recently had reason to go back to the original article in which it was published, and decided it rated a reblog here, on DeafInPrison.com. So, for your enjoyment and edification… http://www.bendbulletin.com/article/20080519/NEWS0107/805190324/
This is reblogged from the Huffington Post. Please click on the link below to view. Private Prison Company May Take Over Virginia Sex Offender Center.
The captioning is now complete on the 2nd installment of the video series “Felix Garcia in his Own Words.” https://deafinprison.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/felix-in-his-own-words-part-2/ The 3rd installment has been interpreted and will be posted with captions and a PDF transcript within a couple of days.
We have nothing but respect for PrisonMovement’s Weblog. Although this story is now, almost a month old, I wanted very much to post it. Here’s the link. http://prisonmovement.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/supermax-the-faces-of-a-prisons-mentally-ill/
I received a letter for the first time from another Deaf inmate in a Florida prison. As usual, his name, locations and identification will not be revealed. I am leaving out, as he requested, any mention or description of personal family, business and actions. I also have had to type it out as the printing […]
Our first installment in the ground-breaking video series, “Felix in His Own Words,” is now – finally – captioned for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Although the video is in the same location as before – on our scroll page – I have included the link, here. https://deafinprison.wordpress.com/2012/06/30/felix-in-his-own-words-part-i/ Please note: On the right hand […]
TSA agents at the Louisville, Kentucky airport laughed at a deaf man, called him “f***ing deafie,” and then stole his candy – another perfect example of why this loathsome federal agency needs to be abolished immediately. Read more: http://www.infowars.com/tsa-agents-laugh-at-deaf-man-call-him-fing-deafie-steal-his-candy/
The Felix Interview series is really something that you need to see. Although it’s only been available to us for a few weeks, it is the culmination of several years of work by James Ridgeway and Pat Bliss. In fact, Felix’s prison interview is a monumental labor. Technically, it has involved video editing and compression, […]
This is the 2nd installment in our series of interviews with Felix Garcia. Jim Ridgeway and Pat Bliss did the interview. Mr. Ridgeway owns the copyright. Again, our wonderful interpreter set voice to Felix’s powerful words, and I did the tech work involved in synching and mixing the audio and creating the transcript. This video […]
Originally posted on CrimeDime:
Image: Bureau of Justice Statistics, public domain. A 2005 article that appeared in The Criminologist was titled, “It ain’t happening here: Working to understand prison rape.” Although I had spent some time working in correctional facilities at that point, I still labored under the popular myth that sexual assaults in prison…
The idea to do an interview and a film started back in October 2010. Conflicting schedules, Felix being moved within the system, postponed it until June of 2011. With Florida Department of Corrections giving us media approval, Washington Correspondent for Mother Jones Magazine, James Ridgeway, and I met at the Jacksonville, Florida airport where I picked him up. I had driven […]
From The New York Times: Justices Bar Mandatory Life Terms for Juveniles. The justices ruled that such sentencing for those under 18 violated the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. http://nyti.ms/LvYcun
It has been brought to my attention that our Deaf and HOH readers cannot understand the video of Felix, we put up last week. To aid in their understanding, I have created a transcript of the entire video. This video is part I of a series that we will be rolling out over the next […]
From the Washington Post Editorial Board: The harm of solitary confinement in prisons – The Washington Post.
Here’s a recap of the month in PDF format. Please click on the link below to view the piece. June at DeafInPrison.com
This video, part I in a series, represents the culmination of the combined efforts of James Ridgeway – who owns the copyright, Pat Bliss – who assisted in the filming, our wonderful interpreter – who requested anonymity, but did an awesome job – and myself – who turned the knobs and punched the buttons. My […]
Here is the third letter from this CA Deaf inmate. You, the reader, read of hopelessness and tragedy in the beginning. But, I told him the truth of a possibly brighter future, and he responded. In each letter, he gets better emotionally – as you will see. I edited it a little to insure his safety, and […]
This is another inmate letter we received from H.E.A.R.D. Like so many letters we publish, the grammar and usage are difficult to decipher, but the content is powerful and profound. We thank Talila Lewis and H.E.A.R.D. for helping us to bring attention to the agony that is the day to day existence of the Deaf […]
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