Stories tagged: Disability Rights Washington
Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 2:26 p.m.
After twice finding the state of Washington in contempt for violating an order to provide timely competency services to mentally ill people held in jails, a federal judge has approved …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 12:33 p.m.
The state of Washington has agreed to a plan to resolve a lawsuit filed on behalf of mentally ill people who’ve been warehoused in jails for weeks or months while …
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
Attorneys for disability rights group to ask for tougher penalties against state over delays in mental health evaluations.
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 11:04 a.m.
Once a notorious Spokane criminal, Eldorado Brown began injuring himself in prison. After punishing him, the state paid him $92,000.
Some prison inmates struggle with self-harm, and the state struggled with ways to deal with them.
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
Group that protects rights of the disabled, Washington officials reach agreement on better treatment options for some sexual predators housed at McNeil Island.
Sat., Aug. 6, 2016, 11:32 p.m.
SEATTLE – JoHanna Pratt, a 32-year-old, developmentally disabled woman, said she’d like to be able to take walks by herself, to visit friends and to participate in Special Olympics softball …
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
While most of the country is actively engaged in the election process, an entire class of individuals – inmates in Washington state jails – can’t participate because the officials charged …
Mon., April 11, 2016, 5:19 p.m.
A new study says many jails across Washington routinely fail to screen inmates properly for disabilities, delay access to medication and inappropriately place disabled inmates in solitary confinement. The study, …