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Guest Post: Rolling Stone – A Case against Censorship

July 18, 2013 by

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guest post by Warren J. Blumenfeld Editor’s Note: This piece is printed with permission. We provided the images and links.  The release of Rolling Stone’s August 2013 issue featuring bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover has set ablaze a virtual firestorm of protest. A long list of celebrities, including John Rich, Kelly and Jack Osbourn, […]

Mass Murder Has A Gender

August 7, 2012 by

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When the headlines start screaming about gunshots on campus, or a shooter on a rampage, we really don’t need anyone to stop and clarify that it’s a man. Of course it’s a man. It’s always a man. Except that one time, but otherwise, it’s always a man. So you might say that mass murder or […]

How Common is Sexual Assault in Correctional Facilities?

July 5, 2012 by

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A 2005 article that appeared in The Criminologist was titled, “It ain’t happening here: Working to understand prison rape.” Although I had spent some time working in correctional facilities at that point, I still labored under the popular myth that sexual assaults in prison were absolutely ubiquitous. Kreinert and Fleisher’s article taught me otherwise, and […]

Deaf In Prison: Being Deaf In A Society of Captives

June 13, 2012 by

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by BitcoDavid* of DeafInPrison.com In addition to what we have discussed in the first three parts in this series, other inmates often take advantage of the Deaf, for all the obvious reasons. They can’t complain to anyone. Generally, in prison, any weakness is quickly and mercilessly exploited. What could possibly be more desirable amongst the […]

Deaf In Prison: Prison Life and the Americans With Disabilities Act

June 11, 2012 by

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by BitcoDavid* of DeafInPrison.com There are two major problems with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Primarily, it is technically obsolete. The act predates the Internet, so it doesn’t provide for such essential services as videophone interpreting. Most Deaf can’t use TTY phones, because they involve typing, which brings us back to the initial communication problems of […]

Deaf In Prison: How Do Correctional Officers Treat Deaf Inmates?

June 7, 2012 by

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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 […]

Deaf In Prison: What Challenges Do Deaf Inmates Face?

June 5, 2012 by

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by BitcoDavid* of DeafInPrison.com There is a plethora of problems faced by Deaf inmates, but perhaps the most significant is the lack of communication. Deafness is more than a condition of being unable to hear – it is a condition of being unable to communicate. Most Deaf do not speak English as a native language. […]