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America Can't Incarcerate Away Our Mental Health Crisis
, Guest Writer
We have 10 times as many seriously mentally ill people in our jails and prisons as in our state hospitals.
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Restaurant Manager Accused Of Enslaving Mentally Disabled Cook
He allegedly attacked his victim with tongs dipped in a hot grease fryer.
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The #CripTheVote Movement Is Bringing Disability Rights To The 2016 Election
People with disabilities are the world’s largest minority.
Adults With Disabilities More Likely To Be Abused Than Non-Disabled Adults: Study
The triggers for such violence are not as easy to quantify. To help those at risk for such abuse, consider getting involved
Four Years Frozen in ICE
Deputy Legal Director, ACLU of Southern California and Senior ...
Like thousands of other people in 2006, Jose Franco was detained by immigration authorities. Most detainees are either deported to their country of origin or released. But this case took a different route.
Milton Mathis, Convicted Killer, Executed In Texas Despite Evidence Of Retardation
A spokeswoman for Texas Governor Rick Perry, a Republican who is weighing a run for the presidency, said the governor could
Man Tricked Nurse Into Changing His Diaper By Faking Brain Injury, According To Police
MORE DUMB CRIME MUGSHOTS: "He had no disability. He wasn’t in a car accident," Hooksett Police Detective Janet Bouchard told
Don't Deport Immigrants With Mental Disabilities
Bill Ong Hing
Professor of Law, University of San Francisco
Anya was born in Russia with heart defects and deformed hands. Convicted of child abuse, the state court recommended medication, counseling, and a chance to regain custody of her child. But ICE took over.
Fighting To Represent Immigrants With Mental Disabilities
Some of her clients are refugees, but most are people who lived in the U.S. legally for their entire lives. When their disabilities
The Potency of the R-Word
Coro Fellow in Public Affairs, New York City
Retarded. It's ubiquitous. I can't escape it. But I have never gotten used to hearing it. Some words serve a variety of purposes; but some are meant to be attached to one exclusive definition.
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Getting Fired by Sarah Palin and Landing on Your Feet
Patch.com editor and Author, 'A Legacy of Madness'
Walt Monegan's become one of the most talked-about individuals in the 2008 presidential campaign -- and his profile was never bigger than it was on Friday.
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