County jails, statewide problems: A look at how our friends, family and neighbors with disabilities are treated in Washington's jails

Each day in Washington, there are approximately 12,000 people in jail. People with disabilities are incarcerated in jail at a much higher rate than people without disabilities. The high prevalence of disability in jail generates a requirement to meet the needs of numerous people with varying disabilities and medical conditions. DRW set out to investigate how well jails were doing in meeting the needs of people with disabilities. This DRW report, "County jails, statewide problems: A look at how our friends, family and neighbors with disabilities are treated in Washington's jails," examines how friends, family, and neighbors with disabilities are treated in Washington's jails. 

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More Information about the AVID Jail Project

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