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.

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
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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…
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SCORE jail, DRW collaboratively improve conditions and services for inmates with mental illness

South Correctional Entity (SCORE), a multi-jurisdictional jail located in Des Moines, WA, has worked collaboratively with the AVID Jail Project of Disability Rights Washington since January 2015 to make swift and significant changes to improve conditions for inmates with mental…
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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…
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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…