Thursday, March 19, 2015

6 Weeks in Jail with no terp

A deaf homeless man spent six weeks in a Virginia jail-without an interpreter or access to a TTY. That's the claim in a lawsuit filed by Abreham Zemedagegehu. He didn't even know why he was behind bars for 24 days, the suit says. Zemedagegehu is from Ethiopia and cannot write in English. The iPad prosecutors claimed hie stole was found while he was in jail-and they still convicted Zemedagegehu. Read the full story from the Washington Post here.

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