Wednesday June 20, 2018
HEARD featured in Al Jazeera's "Deaf in Prison" series 12/18 & 12/19 @ 9pm!

We are delighted to announce the release of the long-awaited series on deaf prisoners & HEARD. The three-part series will air tonight & tomorrow at 9:00 p.m. (EST) on America Tonight, Al Jazeera America's nightly news show.

Renowned journalist, James Ridgeway, will respond to questions after Part One tonight & HEARD's President, Talila "TL" Lewis, will respond to questions after Part Two tomorrow evening. HEARD has invested countless hours to this project over the past three years and we are excited for its release!  

This series features interviews from deaf prisoners from HEARD's Deaf & Deaf-Blind Prisoner Database.  Please tune in tonight and tomorrow to help amplify the Deaf Access to Justice Movement! 

Check here to find out which channel you should use to access America Tonight. The show will be captioned. Please share this information widely!

Twitter & Facebook: #DeafInPrison

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 December 2013 15:54
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! Please Sign this Letter to Support VP/CapTel in Prisons!

Friends and Allies:

We are in urgent need of your support and action!

HEARD’s Deaf Prisoner Phone Justice Campaign needs a strong push from the Community to get us across the finish line. Please take a few seconds to to sign your name to HEARD’s Community Sign-On Letter.  

We will deliver this letter with your signatures to the Federal Communications Commission on December 20, 2013, the deadline for comments on the FCC's Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making on Inmate Calling Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Community. 

HEARD to Host Law Students for Day of Service

Washington College of Law* student groups selected HEARD as their host organization for the WCL Day of Service!  

Students from the Disability Law SocietyNational Lawyers Guild Criminal Law Practitioner will be responding to letters from Deaf, DeafBlind, and Blind prisoners on Saturday, November 9th during either or both shifts, 11am-2pm or 2-5pm.


Deaf returned citizens & family members of Deaf prisoners and will share their experiences with law students and volunteers. All Community members are encouraged to volunteer and attend!


*WCL is located at 4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW (a free shuttle runs from Tenleytown Metro Station to WCL every 30 minutes:

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HEARD has worked for nearly eight years to locate deaf and deaf-blind men and women housed in prisons across the United States. In which DOC do you think we have found the most deaf and hard of hearing individuals?

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