Phone Justice for Deaf Prisoners: TTY or VP?

“While they DO have a TTY machine here, but it doesn’t work properly — AND the only time we are able to use that machine is when someone is available to “monitor” it. What that means is my “counselor” has to take time of her work to sit beside me and read our conversation” (email to HEARD, January 10, 2013). And still another prisoner complained there was no power outlet near the phone for the TTY to continue working.”

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2014 in Review

By BitcoDavid I hope you all had a great New Years holiday. Since my days of wearing lampshades have gone the way of the pterodactyl, my last vice consists entirely of food. Like all Jews, to me the last day of the year means one thing and one thingĀ  only – Chinese! I’ll be running […]

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Something Different for New Years

By BitcoDavid This isn’t about the Deaf. It isn’t about rampant police overreach or even about the failed war on drugs. For our last post of 2014, I decided on something a little different. If God rested on Sunday, he woke up Monday morning, clear headed and with fresh eyes. His last – his bestest […]

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Felix’s Response to the Parole Hearing

By Pat Bliss I arrived at Marion Correctional Institution, thinking I was early, but still having to wait one and one-half hours, to get in. Fortunately it was not raining. I was checked through security, and waiting for Felix to come into the visiting room. Actually, I was very excited with the news of the […]

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Pat Bliss Talks About Felix’s Parole Hearing

By Pat Bliss Preparation for Felix’s Parole Hearing Attorney Reggie Garcia and I received notice about Felix’s November 19th parole hearing on November 3rd. We were surprised, as we expected it to be a month or two away. After much preparation and arrangements, I set out for Florida on the 15th, and arrived in Tallahassee, […]

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