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Readership of popular feminist magazine, Bitch, takes on the issue of disability and deafness in prison in its piece, “What is Life Like for Deaf People in Prison?”  Interview with HEARD’s founder, Talila A. Lewis yields powerful quotes:

“It is not uncommon for deaf prisoners not to have have access to programs, communication, or medical and mental health services. This results in deaf people spending more time in prison and having higher recidivism rates, simply because prisons are failing to provide equal access.”

“people with disabilities are the most susceptible to unjust encounters within our justice system and represent the largest minority group within our prisons.”