Wondered how many calls we received in the month of April this year? From which states? For what? Check out the ASL translation of April 2018 Infographic!

Interactive infographic for April 2018: https://goo.gl/Ta5fwW

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#DeafAccessToJustice #DisabilitySolidarity END #MassIncarceration

[Video description:

Title card: “HEARD April 2018 INFOGRAPHIC”

The video fades to black and then a narrator starts to translate five quotes in ASL. The narrator is a Mexican-American man wearing a short-sleeved black shirt with a solid black background. There is a header text in the left top corner that reads, “HEARD April 2018 Infographic” and below the header is a state in which every quote is from respectively.

“They put all deaf behind the wall and ignored us and let hearing inmates transfer to another prison whatever they want to go as they pleased to go without any problem. We all are stuck here. Most of the deaf inmates had been stayed very long enough. Title 15 says if any inmates stayed longer than seven years, they may request for transfer. This is wrong for them to decide to put us like that. They did not follow the rules, violation of the rules” (California)

“check up my health just make sure real Doctor person on street city from IF any have find out problem my health i want sue to prison … not good doctor [expletive] prison without sign language [expletive] most time some time write note and read lips that stupid that all” (Pennsylvania)

“MY PRIMARY TREATMENT… SEEMS LIKE DON’T KNOW ABOUT DEAF CULTURE! SO, I GOT 18TH DIFFERENT INTERPRETERS. MY FEELINGS IS I DON’T TRUST ANY INTERPRETERS BECAUSE IF I SIGN THEN HE/SHE TALKS LIE TO MY TREATMENT . . . BECAUSE I CAN’T HEAR WHAT HE/SHE SAYING.AND ALSO, IF HE/SHE SIGN LIE TO ME BECAUSE I CAN’T HEAR WHAT MY TREATMENT. . . THAT’S WHY I DON’T TRUST INTERPRETERS BUT I KNOW IT’S HARD TO BELIEVED!” (Minnesota)

“this facility doesn’t have any interpreters or video phone. or and other access to any other deaf services they don’t even have shake awakes. i go though the day with no interpreter there is an inmate that knows some ASL but that is it. there is never close caption on any of the TV’s and I have talked to the warden and its seems they have no idea what they are required to have and how to do any of it.” (Texas)

“this morning i was talk to other staff and i need tddphone so they said vharge for telephone,my mind still talk get different talk about bullshit other allbad also in federal transfer center,okc not have vidoephone and only tttyphone that all” (Oklahoma)

The video shows the infographic then cuts to several title cards that read,
“HEARD received 148 contacts from or about Deaf imprisoned people.”
“Contact came from 21 different states and the District of Columbia*
*The District of Columbia does not have a prison so imprisoned people from DC are held in federal prisons across the nation.”
“More than 68% contacts were related to violence and communication deprivation.”
“HEARD IS A VOLUNTEER-DEPENDENT ORGANIZATION THAT FOCUSES ON ENDING ABUSE AND IMPRISONMENT OF DEAF AND DISABLED PEOPLE.” (With four images showing the logos for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube.)
“ANONYMOUS TIPS
bit.ly/deafprisoninfo”

The video ends.]

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