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Resource: White Paper: Effective Communication with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind, and Low Vision Incarcerated People

September 13, 2022
Source: Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse

This white paper is from the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse at the University of Michigan Law School. Developed from court filings, judicial opinions, settlement agreements, and related resources, as well as interviews and workshops with advocates and experts, the paper proposes best practices for compliance with antidiscrimination laws in the custody and treatment of prisoners who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or low vision.

The paper describes the relevant challenges and governing law and offers a detailed set of policy recommendations intended as a template for jails and prisons.

The screen readable version of the white paper is available at

A large print (but not screen readable) version of the white paper is available at

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