Prevalence of False Confessions in the US

By Supporter Contributor Carli Leavitt In 2010, Stephen Brodie, who is deaf, was exonerated after serving 20 years in prison for child sex abuse. The 5-year-old victim explained that her attacker had a “strange voice” which eventually lead police to Brodie. He was interrogated for over 18 hours, oftentimes without a sign language interpreter present. […]

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Deaf in Jail – Mistreatment of the Deaf.

By Supporter Contributor Melisa Marzett Deaf people belong to one of the most vulnerable layers of society for obvious reasons. They cannot hear. Deaf people in jail are even more insecure. Some might say that if a person is in jail, this person deserves it and deserves the mistreatment, despite any physical disabilities like Deafness. […]

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A Victimless Crime?

By Supporter Contributor Matthew Gilbert A few days ago, I saw a post by someone who was grieving for a loved one lost to drug overdose. They made the point that there are victims to drug use. I was not about to argue with a grieving person and I am not now going to. How […]

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Genetic Test for Deafness: What Are its Limits?

By Supporter Contributor John Terra Genetic tests for deafness can help doctors anticipate possible hearing problems later in life. Of course, no test is infallible, but the advances made do bear a closer look, especially one recent intriguing breakthrough that comes from the University of Iowa. New Tests Available Patients who have some form of […]

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Drug Menace in Prisons Remains a Concern

  By Supporter Contributor Rebecca Gray   It is not an overstatement, and may seem more than obvious to most, that the War on Drugs is directly connected to the problem of prison overcrowding in this country. It would seem logical then, that those convicted of drug-related crimes could get some help for any substance […]

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Treating Drug Abuse in the Deaf Community

By Supporter Contributor Emily Syane While the media and social networks teem with inspirational stories about deaf individuals and the deaf community, few people outside the community know about its dark side. One such topic few people discuss it drug abuse. Deaf and hard of hearing people are at higher risk for drug and alcohol […]

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Obesity’s Link to Hearing Loss

By Supporter Contributor Andrew Lisa According to the Centers for Disease Control, 35.7 percent – more than one third – of American adults are obese. Defined for adults as having a body mass index – or BMI – of 30 or higher, obesity has long been known as the foundation for a range of serious […]

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