Sunday, November 9, 2014

Advocating for the Rights of Deaf Inmates

We call it a prison within a prison," says Talila Lewis, who founded EARD (Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf). She is describing the lives of incarcerated deaf and hard of hearing people. "The vast majority of correctional facilities have no ASL interpreters, and it's not unusual for inmates who rely on hearing aids to be denied the devices—or denied batteries to make them work." Read more from Louisville's NPR Station WFPL here.