Today the ACLU of Virginia, the disAbility Law Center of Virginia, and the law firm of Brown, Goldstein, and Levy filed a complaint in the Eastern District of Virginia against the Virginia Department of Corrections (VDOC), individual VDOC officials, and the Virginia Information Technologies Agency on behalf of the National Federation of the Blind of Virginia and seven incarcerated men who are blind or visually impaired and are being denied equal access to services and programs available to sighted incarcerated people.
The Insanity of Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity
“It’s a sad thing that I have been locked up for 10 years, all because of the NGRI process.” Emanuel VaShaun Key, a patient at Central State Hospital (CSH), has been deprived of a life outside a state psychiatric hospital due to the Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) plea.
Cracks in the System: An Investigation into a Death at Riverside Regional Jail
The disAbility Law Center of Virginia and the State Board of Local and Regional Jails investigated Riverside Regional Jail after the death of an inmate with disabilities
Our View of the Legislature: Developmental Disabilities
Here is the status of the remaining bills that we have been tracking that may be of interest to people with developmental disabilities and their friends and allies.