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Incarceration

About a third of prison and jail inmates reported a disability in 2011-2012, PR Newswire, December 14th, 2015

‘Ban the Box’: Good for people with disabilities, U.S. Department of Labor blog, November 9th, 2015

Supporting, not imprisoning, Aboriginal people with disabilities, could save millions, The Conversation, November 4th, 2015 (archived)

Why are so many mentally ill people imprisoned in PA? The Pittsburgh Courier, August 2nd, 2015

A Psychologist as Warden? Jail and Mental Illness Intersect in Chicago, New York Times, July 30th, 2015

In U.S. Prisons, Psychiatric Illness is Often Met with Brute Force, TruthOut, July 18th, 2015 – based on Human Rights Watch report, Callous and Cruel

Breaking the School to Prison Pipeline for Students with Disabilities – National Council on Disability, June 18th, 2015

Brave New Films Releases “Over-Criminalized” – film exploring use of prisons to treat mental illness. links to YouTube preview

disability justice

10 Principles of Disability Justice – Sins InValid

Deaf in Prison: Examining Social Exclusion within Systems – from Adler University blog

Mental Health Courts: Challenges, Questions, and Tensions – Center for Court Innovation

Callous and Cruel, Human Rights Watch Report, May 12th, 2015

Mentally Ill Inmates are Routinely Physically Abused, Study Says, Timothy Williams for the New York Times, May 12th, 2015

Solitary Confinement Makes Teenagers Depressed and Suicidal, Ian Kysel for Washington Post (op-ed), June 17th, 2015

Dealing with Dementia Among Aging Criminals, New York Times, February 25th, 2012

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General Commentary

Politicians ignore Americans with disabilities, Al-Jazeera America, November 10th, 2015

Sidelined or Mainstreamed? Political Participation and Attitudes of People with Disabilities in the United States, Social Science Quarterly, July, 2012

Gender and Sexuality

What Racial, Disability, and LGBT Justice Have in Common, PBS News Hour, October 12th, 2015

Disability Justice is LGBT Justice: A Conversation with Movement Leaders, Center for American Progress, July 30th, 2015

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Health Care Systems

Exploring what it means when police refuse to provide medical attention to their victims, Daily Kos, June 2nd, 2015

Jails Are No Substitute for a Mental Health System, The Hill (op-ed), May 20th, 2015

Cook County Jail a ‘mental health provider,’ says Sheriff Tom Dart, threatening lawsuit, The Huffington Post, February 21st, 2012

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Police Violence

Three bills in Florida on police and disability, David Perry (blog), March 7th, 2016

Black, Autistic, and Killed by Police, Chicago Reader, December 17th, 2015

Risk of being killed by police is 16 times greater for people with mental illness, The Guardian, December 10th, 2015

mental illness

Is handcuffing special needs kids acceptable discipline? The Herald Times Online, September 7th, 2015

Distraught People; Deadly Results, The Washington Post, June 30th, 2015

Police Brutality, Mental Illness, and Race in the Age of Mass Incarceration, Austin McCoy for Nursing Clio (blog), June 30th, 2015

Shocking video of police shooting shows why we need to talk about how cops deal with the mentally ill, Fusion, March 17th, 2015

A Tribute to Tanisha Anderson: African American, Schizophrenic, and Lost on the Streets, Huffington Post, February 20th, 2015 (see also Cleveland –> Tanisha Anderson)

Man Tries to Inform Police Son is Autistic – Gets Assaulted, Tasered, Cassandra Fairbanks for The Free Thought Project, September 10th, 2014

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Race

Autism and Race (organization/website)

Kim Discusses Disability, Race, and Infrastructural Neglect, The Wesleyan Argus, November 2nd, 2015 (archived)

What Racial, Disability, and LGBT Justice Have in Common, PBS News Hour, October 12th, 2015

Public Schools’ Disturbing Conflation of Race and Disability, Al-Jazeera America, September 4th, 2015

Race, Depression, and Sandra Bland, The Cavalier Daily, September 2nd, 2015

Disabled Black Lives Matter, Huffington Post, September 1st, 2015

We Must Change the Ableist Language Surrounding Sandra Bland’s Death, For Harriet, July 24th, 2015

Mental Illness and Jails: Race is Left Out of the Equation, TruthOut, July 11th, 2015

Police Brutality, Mental Illness, and Race in the Age of Mass Incarceration, Austin McCoy for Nursing Clio (blog), June 30th, 2015

Shooters of color are called ‘terrorists’ and ‘thugs,’ why are white shooters called ‘mentally ill’? – Anthea Butler op-ed in the Washington Post, June 18th, 2015

Care Under Conditions of Capitalism and White Supremacy: An Interview with Mia Mingus, Bluestockings, April 21st, 2015

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State Administered Support (public housing, SSDI, etc.)

See also: Health Care Systems

Nowhere to Go: The Housing Crisis Facing Americans With Disabilities, The Atlantic, December 15th, 2015

Washington decades behind in serving developmentally disabled, KREM-2, November 3rd, 2015

Man whose son died in state care calls for new ways to handle abuse complaints, Syracuse.com, October 21st, 2015

Disabilities and public housing: a closer look, The Urban Institute, September 15th, 2015

Veterans’ Issues

For veterans on death row, question of whether war trauma matters, Christian Science Monitor, November 11th, 2015

In Unit Stalked by Suicide, Veterans Try to Save One Another, New York Times, September 19th, 2015

PTSD Is Higher in Drone Operators by Rebecca Hawkes for The Telegraph, May 30th, 2015

Desertion, Martial Manhood, and Mental Illness: The Case of Sergeant Bergdahl, Nursing Clio, July 22nd, 2014

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