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Report finds sex assaults, neglect, abuse at state disabled facilities

Reposted from KOMONews Original Post  By Martha Bellisle, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) – Disabled people living in four Washington-state run communities have choked to death, been sexually assaulted, denied basic treatment and given the wrong medication, according to a report released Wednesday by Disability Rights Washington. “These institutions have a track record of seriously harming… Read more »

Crime Twice As Common Among People With Disabilities

Reposted from Disability Scoop Original Post By: Shaun Heasley People with disabilities are more than twice as likely to be victims of violent crime, according to new federal data. A report released this month by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics finds that between 2011 and 2015, people with disabilities ages 12 and older… Read more »

Florida agrees to make prisons more accessible for inmates with disabilities

Reposted from The Miami Herald Original Post by Elizabeth Koh For years, inmates with disabilities in Florida have doubly struggled to navigate its prison system, lawyers say. Inmates with hearing problems have said they were denied interpreters or hearing aids that would help them understand orders or announcements in their facilities. Inmates who are blind… Read more »