Oct 222010
 

Submitted by Ray on October 20, 2010 – 11:59 AM
The Examiner
By: DENA POTTER
Associated Press
10/19/10 5:11 PM EDT

RICHMOND, VA. — A group of deaf and hard of hearing inmates at Powhatan Correctional Center have settled their lawsuit accusing the state Department of Corrections of discrimination.

The Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs announced the settlement on Tuesday.

The group says the settlement resulted in the first major state prison in the country installing a videophone to allow the inmates to communicate with family and friends.

See full article: http://deaftimes.com/usa-l/deaf-va-inmates-settle-lawsuit-against-state/

– Thanks to Deaf Times