The Colorado Child Safety Coalition released an extensive new report and video, March 2, uncovering extensive use of dangerous practices regularly used by the Division of Youth Correction Services against youth in the state’s juvenile facilities.
Recently, Thomas Andres was arrested in the Tri-Cities area while experiencing a mental health crisis. His mother told a news reporter that she had reached out to the crisis center two times prior to his arrest. This news comes one year after Marc Moreno’s death, and this week, on March 14, he...
Mr. Jones, a 55-year-old man with schizophrenia, is a former detainee at the Multnomah County Detention Center, in Portland, Oregon. One day, Mr. Jones refused a staff deputy’s order to shower and allegedly charged at him. Rather than calling for backup, the deputy subsequently Tasered Mr. Jones in...
On the afternoon of Tuesday, March 7, SB 5465 passed out of the Washington State Senate and is now headed to the House for consideration. It was voted out unanimously and keeps us on the road towards independent prison oversight in Washington!
Disability Rights Washington’s AVID Jail Project hopes to shed light on the challenges faced by women with disabilities in our jails. Incarceration disproportionately impacts women with disabilities.
Bills have been introduced in both chambers of the Washington State Legislature that would replace court oversight with the judgment of a board, the Public Safety Review Panel (PSRP). This change threatens to throw into jeopardy the settlement of a major patient rights lawsuit, “Ross v. Inslee”.
by Andy JonesFebruary 6, 2017