Arizona Center for Disability Law

Advocates demand improved accommodations for inmates with disabilities

Tuesday, July 19, 2016The Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities (AVID) Prison Project released an extensive new interactive report June 22, calling on state prisons to undertake a series of reforms to bring the treatment of incarcerated people with disabilities in line with…

Lawsuit demands text-to-9-1-1 capability in Arizona

Saturday, February 27, 2016Federal disability discrimination law mandates that the state of Arizona allow people with disabilities the opportunity to call 9-1-1 via text message, a new lawsuit alleges, filed in federal court February 11. “9-1-1 is a critical life-saving program that should…

Lawsuit challenges taxi company’s wheelchair fee

Monday, December 7, 2015The Arizona Center for Disability Law and Disability Rights Advocates filed a class-action lawsuit against an Arizona-based taxi company, accusing it of discriminating against people who use wheelchairs. Discount Cab operates 1,100 taxi vehicles in the state, making it one…

Supreme Court declines to review Arizona, incontinence case

Wednesday, December 31, 2014Without comment, the Supreme Court announced December 15 that it has declined to grant certiorari in an appeal from an appellate court decision requiring Arizona to fully cover incontinence briefs in its Medicaid program. Under federal Medicaid law, states cannot…

Settlement mandates overhaul of Arizona solitary confinement practices

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Settlement mandates overhaul of Arizona solitary confinement practices

Tuesday, October 21, 2014Disability advocates and the state of Arizona filed a comprehensive settlement in federal court October 14, requiring the state to implement a variety of limitations on its solitary confinement procedures and to improve health care and other services for…