Thursday, February 6, 2014

Deaf Inmate gets $150k

A deaf prison inmate will get $150,000 because Oregon's Department of Corrections refused to provide him with an interpreter. Prison officials also gave Merle Baldridge jobs like cleaning toilets. The state has agreed to provide all deaf inmates with interpreters for "orientation, medical exams, counseling and other daily interactions of life." Read more about the legal settlement in the Oregonian here.