The Critical Intersection of Ableism, Racism, and Economic Inequality in Criminal Justice

Jun 04, 2020

"Once individuals with a disability are in the system, they face significant problems including access to counsel, a lack of accommodations, complex rules, systematic abuse and solitary confinement. Many are abused behind bars. For example, people who are deaf or blind are put in solitary for years as an “accommodation;” however, evidence shows that this can cause them to have significant mental health problems."

Source: Disability and Criminal Justice Reform: Keys to Success

For a list of resources, reports, and organizations that touch on the critical intersection of ableism, racism, and economic inequality in criminal justice, read Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline by RespectAbility.

 


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