#ASL translation #Infographic

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Light skinned Black young woman with hair pulled into a low ponytail wears large black hoop earings and translates our #HEARDinfographic visualizing some of our correspondence with #DeafInPrison during January alone.

HEARD Deaf Prison Correspondence

*HEARD created the only national database of imprisoned Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled & Hard of Hearing people.
HEARD collected the information below from our imprisoned Community members during January 2018.

map of the United States with some states white and others states dark gray. Quotes are around the map:


“I received a postcard from you, i was pleased to know that you guys not give up, and I was blessed to be heard that it felt right and I need this it just choked me up to cry and alway believe there is someone out there really care to people who really understand to us . . .”


“I want V.P. in prison. The warden and HeadQuarter say NO! It’s discriminal at D.O.C. prison. Please write me a letter more info a complaint.”


“. . . there’s no ASL interpreter nor is there any form of ADA coordinator or ADA help or platform to be heard about issues or problems. My grievances get “lost” they did not give me a grievance number for the CO slamming my finger in the door and then refusing to give me medical treatment for over 10 days. . . I am in the hole so I don’t get to get the necessary people to be able to deal with my problems for ADA issues. I need to outside help with contacting the Department of Justice or NDOC. . . now I’m being victimized with nowhere to turn for help.”


“They is never get no Interpreter for me and They don’t understand me Sign Language, the Doctor the nurse Too and I did write ‘Request silp’ for get an Interpreter ADA for me many time But Them even get it I trying to Explain to the Doctor, the nurse EveryThing What I need Meds . . .
and I want to going to School
NO Interpreter That it’s very sad!”


“I am hard of hearing and have been wrongfully convicted . . . receiving a sentence of Life.”

At the bottom are three numbers with a bit of data:

HEARD received 56 contacts from or about deaf imprisoned

Contact came from 20 different states & the District of Columbia.**

More than 70% of all contacts were related to violence & communication deprivation.

**The District of Columbia does not have a prison so imprisoned people from DC are held in federal prisons across the nation.

Support HEARD’s efforts by:

sharing information about deaf imprisoned people at bit.ly/deafprisoninfo

& by donating at www.behearddc.org

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