A row of inmates move down a walkway. Several are in wheelchairs. Another uses a walker.

VIDEO: Washington’s Greying Prisons and the Need for Geriatric Review

This video explores the need for post-conviction review legislation for aging prisoners in the state of Washington.
A person in a manual wheelchair holds a red laptop in their lap.

Here’s How You Can Show Solidarity to Disabled Classmates

Back-to-school season can be a stressful time for members of the disability community, especially those who are entering new schools and new phases of their educations. Inaccessibility is a constant problem on campuses, and that doesn’t just include physical access…
Photo of Brijana, wearing shorts and a tshirt, sitting on the grass, hugging her pit bull, whose tongue is sticking out.

Delta’s Pit Bull Service Dog Ban is Disability Discrimination: Here’s What You Need to Know

Defying disability rights, scientific fact and public outcry, Delta Airlines has prohibited pit bull-type service dogs on their flights.  As of July 10th, any person with a disability who attempts to bring a pit bull-type service dog on a…
Brown and black dog in an orange vest that says "service dog."

I’m Tired of Being Accused of “Faking” My Need for a Service Animal

This blog post was re-published on HuffPost. Recently, while on a date, the subject of service animals came up. My date spoke of a female coworker of theirs who would occasionally bring a service dog to work. They expressed…
A golden retriever in a service dog vest.

Why Fake Service and Emotional Support Animals Create Barriers for People Who Actually Need Them

Earlier this week, United Airlines denied boarding to a woman with a peacock that she claimed was an emotional support animal. The sensational story went viral and in response United announced increased requirements for bringing a service animal or emotional…

VIDEO: Colorado Division of Youth Corrections (DYC)

Xavier Long recounts their experience as well as witnessing acts of abuse and violence while in the custody of Colorado Division of Youth Corrections (DYC).  While at DYC, they experienced various forms of restraint, such as the WRAP and pain…
A view of a single-occupancy prison cell through the metal bars. Inside is a bed, toilet, and sink.

Sharing My Truth About Incarceration with Mental Health Disabilities

Trigger warning: this post discusses mental illness, suicide, abuse, violence, and incarceration. My name is Eldorado Fleetwood Cadillac Brown. I was raised in a broken home household while battling mental illnesses that doctors continuously prescribed medications for. The traumatic events
Black and white images of Kara, Eldorado and Tyrone

VIDEO: On The Outs: Reentry for Inmates with Disabilities | AVID Prison Project

On The Outs follows three inmates with various disabilities, including vision impairment, brain injury, and mental illness, through all stages of the reentry process. The documentary depicts each person’s experience at three points: in prison prior to release, on their…
bed with restraint straps in an orange room

Lawsuit alleges cruel and unusual punishment at Montana State Hospital

Ryan Bragg is a 21-year-old man with mental illness who is civilly committed at Montana State Hospital. Frustrated by the lack of running water in his room, Bragg broke off the fire sprinkler from the ceiling on June 16, partially…