Disability Rights

  • Columbia Legal Services, Institutions Project - The Institutions Project represents people confined in Washington's jails, prisons, juvenile detention facilities, mental health facilities, and facilities for people with developmental disabilities. This work has focused on conditions of confinement, discrimination, sentencing and placement, alternatives to institutionalization, and access to courts, as well as issues related to rehabilitation, re-entry, and reductions in recidivism.

  • Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund - CA Prisoners Only. DREDF takes on very few cases each year. We receive far more requests for assistance than our resources allow us to take on. If we cannot take your case we can provide you with referrals to other organizations. Please do not send original supporting materials. Please note, we do not provide assistance with disability benefits such as denial of Social Security Disability benefits.Assistance is generally limited to providing basic disability civil rights informational materials and referrals, with attention to CDCR state prisoners. DREDF does not provide assistance with individual disability benefits applications or denial of Social Security Disability benefits. Do not send original supporting materials.

  • Disability Rights Texas - Focus area/description: Advocacy for disabled people in county jails, but not prisons, within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice system.

  • Prison Law Office - Litigates and monitors class action law suits regarding medical care, mental health care, and disabled access for prisoners in CA only. Also distributes self-help legal material on a number of topics. Write with your concerns.

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