AVID Jail Project Report - Wasted Time

Wasted Time: Lack of Access to Programming for Inmates with Disabilities in Washington's County Jails

February 2017

This is the latest in a series of reports on conditions for inmates with disabilities in Washington's county jails.

In its 2016 survey of Washington's county jails, the AVID Project found very little programming or services for inmates. Although we incarcerate people with disabilities at disproportionately high rates, the vast majority of our jails do not make existing programs and services accessible for people with disabilities, and do not offer any programs targeted to these inmates.

For more details and to see how these failures relate to higher rates of recidivism for people with disabilities, read Wasted Time.

Text Only - Wasted Time

PDF - Wasted Time

Watch videos, read earlier reports and get more information about DRW's Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities (AVID) Jail Project.