Lockers down a long hallway

California school district sued over disciplinary practices

The East County NAACP sued the Antioch Unified School District in the East Bay Area on July 6 for allegedly failing to meet the terms of an agreement announced 16 months ago. Under that agreement the District would be forced…
prison yard and building with man in wheelchair rolling away

Advocates demand improved accommodations for inmates with disabilities

The Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities (AVID) Prison Project released an extensive new interactive report June 22, calling on state prisons to undertake a series of reforms to bring the treatment of incarcerated people with disabilities in line with…
dark cell in prison with inmate on bed head in his hands

DOJ: Nevada illegally segregating inmates with HIV, other disabilities

In a letter issued to the Nevada Department of Corrections [PDF] on June 20, the Department of Justice accused the state of subjecting people with HIV and other disabilities to a variety of forms of segregation and stigmatization, in violation…
Pillars and facade of US Supreme Court building

Death penalty returns to the Supreme Court

For the third time in four years, the Supreme Court will review a case concerning the constitutionality of the death penalty in regard to people with intellectual disabilities. Bobby James Moore was convicted of murdering an employee at a Texas…
Still of animated graphic from video of an inmate behind bars with a group of jail staff on the other side

Forced Medication Behind Bars | AVID Jail Project

When the AVID Jail Project first began regularly visiting King County Correctional Facility (KCCF) last year, we had no idea that the jail was forcibly medicating some inmates. Then, one day while doing rounds in solitary confinement, we met Dwayne…
white text reads, "Shining a light on solitary confinement," with a black star shape in the top right corner

Report shines light on Ohio solitary confinement practices

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is isolating hundreds of people with mental illness for minor rule violations, exacerbating their underlying conditions and putting them at a serious risk of committing self-harm, Disability Rights Ohio and ACLU of Ohio

DOJ settles with SC police department in accessibility suit

The police department of South Carolina’s largest city announced a comprehensive settlement with the Department of Justice on May 3, to ensure effective communication with people who are deaf and hard of hearing in law enforcement matters. “Our first responders…

Settlement requires Uber to eradicate discrimination against blind riders who use service animals

Uber Technologies, Inc. will take new steps to ensure its drivers do not discriminate against customers who are blind or have visual disabilities that require the assistance of service animals, under a new settlement announced April 30. “This settlement sets…
hands of a person using American Sign Language

Lawsuit challenges police treatment of deaf individual

The ACLU of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Disability Law Center sued the city of Woonsocket, Rhode Island on April 27 regarding its police department’s treatment of a deaf individual. “Municipal compliance with federal and state laws prohibiting disability…