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Report cites progress combating use of solitary confinement on inmates with mental illness

Wednesday, September 21, 2016The Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities (AVID) Prison Project released an extensive new report, “Locked Up and Locked Down: Segregation of Inmates with Mental Illness,” on September 8, documenting the disproportionate and harmful impacts of the use…

SCORE jail, DRW collaboratively improve conditions and services for inmates with mental illness

Thursday, September 15, 2016South Correctional Entity (SCORE), a multi-jurisdictional jail located in Des Moines, WA, has worked collaboratively with the AVID Jail Project of Disability Rights Washington since January 2015 to make swift and significant changes to improve conditions for inmates with mental…

Disability Rights Washington lawsuit challenges state’s lack of home and community-based services

Wednesday, August 24, 2016The state of Washington is systematically violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by holding dozens of people with disabilities in “unnecessary and unjustified segregation, or placing them at risk of unnecessary and unjustified segregation,” Disability Rights Washington alleged in a…

(Video) The striking art of Chuck Close has returned to the Northwest

Monday, June 6, 2016You may already be familiar with the captivating portrait work of Chuck Close. Over the decades Close has devoted to his art, he has created a variety of art pieces. Despite the different mediums, sizes, detail, and subjects, the pieces…

Help DRW do big things

Tuesday, May 3, 2016Today, May 3, is the day to GiveBIG to DRW, the publisher of this blog. When you do, your donation is stretched further by the Seattle Foundation. This video tells just one story of the many people our work impacts…

(Video) Ellen Forney creates public artwork for Seattle Light Rail Stations

Friday, March 18, 2016Ellen Forney is a Seattle-based author and artist, whose work has previously been discussed by Rooted In Rights, and who was featured in a recent Rooted in Rights podcast. Now, she has been selected to create art for Seattle’s…

Ricardo | AVID Jail Project

Wednesday, March 2, 2016King County Jail (KCJ), located in Seattle, Washington, is reconsidering how it responds to inmates who attempt suicide or hurt themselves. As it stands, KCJ and many other correctional facilities all over the country punish inmates for acts of self-harm.…

Disability rights groups weigh in on New York assisted suicide case

Friday, January 15, 2016
Assisted Suicide
Eleven disability rights groups, led by Not Dead Yet, filed an amicus brief in support of a recent court decision, currently on appeal, dismissing a challenge to New York State’s physician-assisted suicide law. “Our basic position…

Seattle sued over inaccessible curbs

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Seattle sued over inaccessible curbs
Seattle Attorney Conrad Reynoldson uses a power wheelchair to navigate his hometown’s busy streets. Each day, he encounters numerous inaccessible curbs. Some contain broken or dangerously steep ramps. Others contain no curb cut at all.…

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