Disabled Behind Bars

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Individuals with physical and mental disabilities are dramatically over-represented in the nation’s prisons and jails but little attention is paid to their special needs,  according to a study released this month by the Center for American Progress.

The study cites Bureau of Justice Statistics data showing that people behind bars in state and federal prisons are nearly three times as likely to . . .

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