As pertains to the Deaf, even incarceration within a general population environment can be likened to solitary confinement. In many cases, the inmate may be the sole Deaf occupant of the facility. In such cases, he will have no one to communicate with, and will in essence be in solitary confinement. However, this article refers […]
This is a reblog of an article that appeared in Prisonmovement’s Weblog, over the weekend. For those of you not familiar with them, here’s what they say about themselves: Against the death penalty; the United States Criminal Justice System is flawed, broken, yet fixable; Prison Reform and Sentencing Reform should be major agenda’s for each […]
From the Washington Post Editorial Board: The harm of solitary confinement in prisons – The Washington Post.
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 […]
[The following was taken from an e-mail I got from H.E.A.R.D.] Reassessing Solitary Confinement: The Human Rights, Fiscal, and Public Safety Consequences Hearing Before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 226 Description: U.S. […]
Virginia plans changes in prisoner isolation process – The Washington Post.