The Clearinghouse is developing white papers that explore promising practices and recommended policies based on the litigation materials in our collection. Each white paper focuses on a different criminal justice related topic, offering guidance for litigation and non-litigation reform paths. The white papers also demonstrate how to access and use cases and documents in the Clearinghouse.
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By: Tessa Bialek, Managing Attorney, and Margo Schlanger, Director, Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
July 7, 2022
This project proposes model policies for jails and prisons to serve the needs of deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and low vision people in their custody and to comply with federal anti-discrimination law. It also collects and makes available litigation documents and other materials relating to prisoners with communication disabilities, including: settlement agreements; judicial opinions; expert and monitor reports; and existing prison and jail ADA/disability policies.
The Clearinghouse has collected criminal-justice-related policies and posts them here.