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Deaf in Prison: Examining Social Exclusion Within Systems

Incarcerated populations are already in many ways invisible to us. Their needs are easy for society to ignore, and their voices are silenced.

But what happens when a person is marginalized within this already increasingly marginalized space?  572 more words

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Some Thoughts on Sign Videos

By BitcoDavid

Stephen Torrence made Sign Language versions of popular rock videos, and he’s not alone. He’s not the first, and he won’t be the last, but he’s the first to shut down his channel, and halt all future production. 500 more words

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An Evening with C.J. Jones

By Jean F. Andrews

C. J. Jones from Los Angeles, California, performed for 150 Lamar University students, faculty and community members last week in Beaumont, Texas. 297 more words

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Cop Block Video on Kelly Thomas Case

By BitcoDavid

This is the most in depth telling of this tragic story, I have ever seen. As always, I put forth the invitation to anyone in Law Enforcement, who can present a cogent rebuttal to this film. 179 more words

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Happy Birthday, Felix Garcia

By BitcoDavid

Pat Bliss has informed me that Felix has a birthday coming up, on October 1st, 1 week from tomorrow. In her e-mail, she also stated that the chances for another clemency hearing are not looking good, and the legal team has pinned its hopes on a parole hearing in January. 345 more words

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International Week of the Deaf

By BitcoDavid

The last full week in September marks the International Week of the Deaf, commemorating – along with other things – the first Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf, in 1951. 169 more words

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This is Still Going On?

By BitcoDavid

Since we launched this Web site, almost 3 years ago, we’ve been reporting on cases where the police have beaten or jailed a Deaf person, because they didn’t realize that Sign language is… 165 more words

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