Women In Prison

Women In Prison

Disabilities In Prison

Disabilities In Prison

Solitary Confinement

Solitary Confinement

Veterans and PTSD

Veterans and PTSD

Child Incarceration

Child Incarceration

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 " 

 

Ian E.Manuel  

Union Correctionnal Institution