bitcodavid:

Here’s the 2nd installment of my interview with CrimeDime They’ve done a fabulous job in writing up and formatting this entire series, and have earned the gratitude of myself and DeafInPrison.com

Originally posted on CrimeDime:

by BitcoDavid* of DeafInPrison.com

This is a very interesting question, because one of my goals with DeafInPrison.com is to get some interviews with wardens and corrections officers. Going by the stories I’ve gotten in some of our inmate letters – from deaf inmates – the treatment is nothing other than abysmal.

These people are commonly beaten, raped, and confined to solitary. I want desperately to be afforded the opportunity to get the other side of the story, but have been unable to, thus far.

There are obvious cases of violence, intimidation and even murder to protect someone’s job or position. The Deaf are afraid of recriminations if they report the guards. One common form of this is to use the mental health system as a stick / carrot, kind of thing.

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On one hand, a prisoner who doesn’t go with the flow can be written up as…

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  1. My thanks go out again to http://CrimeDime for this wonderful post.

  2. In a case where I interviewed a deaf female prisoner, she commented that she was frequently taunted by female guards who would say, “In here, you are not special…you will be treated like everyone else.”
    “Dont’ think you are special and should receive breaks…because you wont.”

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