Book Review of Outcasts and Angels: The New Anthologogy of Deaf Characters in Literature by Edna Edith Sayers, Galluadet University Press (2012).

By Jean F. Andrews CHOICE is a publication which reviews books for academic settings. This book appeared in the April 2013 issue of CHOICE. Outcasts and angels: the new anthology of deaf characters in literature, ed. by Edna Edith Sayers. Gallaudet, 2012. 361p bibl afp ISBN 9781563685392 pbk, $35.00; ISBN 9781563685408 e-book, $35.00   Fiction […]

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Interview with Moorbey

By BitcoDavid Moorbey was generous enough to grant me a quick interview about his time on the Wrong Side of the Wall. His answers to my questions are presented intact – in his own unique voice. BD: How old were you when you were arrested? Moorbey: My very 1st arrest came at tha ripe ole […]

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Reminder: Symposium on Criminal Justice and the Deaf

By BitcoDavid Just a reminder that on Wednesday, March 27th there will be an international symposium at Bridgewater State University on Deafness, mental illness and the Criminal Justice System with special guest speaker – Dr. Brendan Montiero, M.D. Marsha Graham of AnotherBoomerBlog will also be speaking, as well as several other luminaries in that sliver […]

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Be Afraid… Be Very Afraid

By BitcoDavid They’re everywhere, lurking under every rock, skulking behind every dark corner. The evil doers. The criminals, bent on the senseless destruction of all you hold dear. They exist only to rape your daughters, steal your goods – oh, and hack into your identity. Whether it’s crazed road ragers who will shoot you for […]

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Former Prosecutor Unloads on NYT

By BitcoDavid Paul Butler is a former Federal prosecutor who (guilty of Driving While Black) learned firsthand what our punishment-crazed culture is all about. He now writes about Justice System reform, and is best known for his excellent book, Let’s Get Free – A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice. He did a beautiful op-ed piece in […]

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The Injustice of Permanent Punishment

By BitcoDavid In 1996 – under Clinton, by the way – the U.S. decreed that people convicted of drug related criminal offenses would never be eligible for Food Stamps or other government assistance. Up until 2011, almost a full quarter of states disenfranchised their ex-felon population, even after those individuals had served their sentences and […]

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You Have the Right to an Attorney… FAIL!

By BitcoDavid Back in 1963, the SCOTUS ruled that you have a right to an attorney regardless of your ability to pay for one. The ruling was unanimous – one of the few unanimous rulings in the history of the Court. That’s how important the Justices viewed this particular Constitutional right. A half a century […]

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When Will They Ever Learn…

By Jean F. Andrews In their popular 1960’s folk song, Peter, Paul and Mary sing the ballad, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone.” In the ballad, is the echoing refrain, “When Will They Ever Learn,” that points a firm finger at a society engaged in the Viet Nam War, wondering sadly, Where have all the […]

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Colorado to Big Pharma: Got Any Pentothal?

By BitcoDavid In the good ol’ days before she was a state, executions in Colorado required only a hangman and a tree. The hangman got 5 bucks, but he was expected to provide his own rope. Later, when Edison and Tesla went to war over AC/DC, Colorado sided with Tesla – who after all, lived […]

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Deaf Suspect Gets Settlement

By Jean F. Andrews Englewood, Co. On August 13, 2011, William Lawrence was arrested for an outstanding warrant. Lawrence has been Deaf since birth and had diminished English capability. He was handcuffed and questioned with no interpreter present. Lawrence went several days, unable to communicate with anyone, and didn’t receive an interpreter until he was […]

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The Things We Take for Granted

By Pat Bliss   I get many letters from prisoners that just say they had to go to see a doctor or to medical for some reason. But in this one instance, a deaf prisoner in one of Florida’s prisons gave me an in-depth look as to what a prisoner goes through just to be there for a […]

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CCA and Others Use Politics as Strategy

By BitcoDavid In January of last year, the Sentencing Project released a 25 page report entitled, Too Good to be True – Private Prisons in America, by Cody Mason. In the first decade of this century, the number of state inmates in private prisons increased by 80%, but the number of Federal inmates, saw gains […]

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March 13th Digest Post

By BitcoDavid I promised I’d keep you updated on this story. Well, the Cannibal Cop has been found guilty. According to the NYT, Gilberto Valle has been found guilty and fired from the department. Sentencing will take place on June 19th, and he could face life. His lawyer called the verdict devastating, and said that […]

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My 1st incounter with l.a.’z finest

By Moorbey [ Editor’s Note: Moorbey’z Blog has been an asset and a help to DeafInPrison.com. He has graciously offered to provide us with this Supporter Contribution post. I have left it in his own unique writing style, and have added only some images. I see his writing style as the literary equivalent of what […]

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Follow Up Letter in NYT About “Drug Courts”

By BitcoDavid On March 2nd, we published a post about Federal judges working to institute Drug Court programs in several states. The Times recently published a follow up letter from an attorney for the Drug Policy Alliance. Here’s that letter as it appeared in the NYT, on March 10th. “Outside Box, U.S. Judges Offer Addicts New […]

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Amnesty International Petition for Angola 3 Member

By BitcoDavid Amnesty International has created a petition for Albert Woodfox, who has spent 41 years in solitary confinement, from the 1972 conviction of murdering a guard at Angola. The court has since then, reversed its decision – on several occasions – but the Attorney General of the state of Louisiana has stubbornly appealed, each […]

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Event! DeafNation Expo at Gallaudet University

By BitcoDavid DeafNation will be having their expo at Gallaudet University on Saturday, April 20th. Admission is free, and you can register here. Saturday, April 20, 2013 Gallaudet University – Field House 800 Florida, Ave, NE Washington, D.C. 20002 HOURS: 9:00AM-5:00PM View this event in our Events Page. BitcoDavid is a blogger and a blog […]

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March 10th Digest Post – NYT

By BitcoDavid First off, The Times filed this under their Weddings and Celebrations column. Michael Morton and Cynthia May Chessman are newly-wedded man and wife. Morton however, was just freed from a Texas state prison facility, due to exoneration by DNA – thanks to the efforts of the Innocence Project. He had served 25 years […]

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Unique Opportunity From Lipreading Mom

By BitcoDavid Shanna Groves is looking for 10 people who want to be in a video about hearing loss bullying. Here’s what she posted on Lipreading Mom. Be one of 10 people to be chosen for the #StopHearingLossBullying Campaign Video. Send in all of the following by April 1, 2013, to be considered: 1) Three […]

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