Communications barriers for inmates with hearing loss are a recipe for recidivism

By Fred Cohen Prisons are not supposed to be pleasant, accommodating facilities, correct? Do the crime, do the time echoes through the neighborhood bar and on the first tee at a more remote country club. The problem with this thinking is that our prisons are so unaccommodating that when those who have done their time…

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Hearing care for prisoners: It’s their constitutional right

By Fred Cohen America’s prisons are bursting at the seams with over 2 million prisoners, of whom perhaps 200,000 are over the age of 50. Older prisoners are subject to the same hearing problems associated with age as the free world population. However, under our legal system prisoners are entitled to medical care that does…

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