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

"Wasted Time: Lack of Access to Programming for Inmates with Disabilities in Washington's County Jails" 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 State's county jails, the AVID Jail 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: Lack of Access to Programming for Inmates with Disabilities in Washington's County Jails".

This report has been updated to correct information about the Skagit County Jail reentry services. The report is current as of March 1, 2017.

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More Information about the AVID Jail Project

The AVID Jail Project Page