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Latest News: Sign Language

Former Inmate Who Is Deaf Says Oregon Prisons Didn't Provide Interpreters for Medical Appts, Classes

Wednesday, November 2, 2016  

By The Oregonian

A 51-year-old former Oregon inmate who is deaf testified in federal court Tuesday that he was repeatedly denied a qualified interpreter for prison medical appointments, a sought-after prison job and an in-custody class preparing for release.

David D. Vanvalkenburg is seeking $140,000 in damages against the Oregon Department of Corrections, alleging the department violated his civil rights and its own policies by failing to make proper accommodations for his disability.

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