The number of Deaf adults in the correctional system is difficult to specify, as some estimates include individuals who are mildly to moderately hard-of-hearing while others do not. HEARD, an organization that provides support and advocacy to incarcerated Deaf individuals, estimates the number to be in the tens of thousands.
Deaf and Incarcerated: Access, Accommodations, and Care
Author(s): M. Elizabeth Bowman, PhD, LCSW-C, and Jaemi Hagen, MSW
Publisher: National Commission on Correctional Health Care
Volume, Issue, & Page: Volume 36, Issue 1, pgs 4-6
Publication Date: Spring 2022