‘Game-Changing’ Settlement in FL Suit by Disabled Inmates

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For years, inmates with disabilities in Florida have doubly struggled to navigate its prison system. Inmates with hearing problems were denied interpreters or hearing aids that would help them understand orders or announcements in their facilities. Inmates who are blind alleged that their canes were not replaced when broken, making it impossible to navigate the halls. Some with mobility problems reported that they were not allowed to have wheelchairs inside their cells or that their prosthetic limbs were confiscated, meaning . . .

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