Women In Prison
Disabilities In Prison
Veterans and PTSD
What is a disability?
A disability is a condition or function this is significantly impaired relative to the usual standard of an individual or group. Disabilities can involve various impairments including physical, sensory, cognitive, intellectual impairments as well as mental illness and different types of chronic diseases. A person with disabilities has special needs that they require to allow them to function to the best of their ability. In the prison systems of today however, these individuals aren’t treated justly. Often times these individuals end up in jail because of their disabilities, and rather than giving them guidance and help to prevent issues in the future; they are jailed, abused, isolated—all of which only further bring damage to them, rather than rehabilitate them.
In our coutry today there has been an alarming increase in disabled individuals in prisonsons and jails. The groups we'll focus on here include incarcerated children, women, veterans, and the negative affects of solitary confinement.
Teardrops Left Uncried
From pain trapped inside
Waiting to escape
Trough the windows of your eyes
" Why won't you let us out ? "
The tears question the conscience
"Relinquish your fears and doubts
And heal yourself in the process "
The conscience told the tears
" I know you really want me to cry
But if i release you from bondages ,
In gaining your freedom You die "
The tears gave it some thought
Before giving the conscience an answer
If crying brings you to triump
Then dying 's not such a disaster "
Union Correctionnal Institution