Sunday, November 27, 2011

An Interview with 'Flagpole Mom' Dee Lesneski

As with many aspects of Impact, my account of Flagpole Mom, Dee Lesneski is gleaned from a real life situation.

While I've toned it down, you can read Dee's personal account of her twenty days chained to a flagpole here: in an interview with Josie Byzeck of Mouth Magazine.

As the mother of a special needs child who had to fight for so many issues, Dee's situation incensed and enraged me. It was a real learning experience to spend a day on the school grounds outside of Pittsburgh, PA watching it all unfold.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Information on ADA Cases in Regards to Inmates with Disabilities

A number of people requested more information on the handling of disabled individuals within our prison systems.

While these aren't the norm, they are all legal claims made by inmates who felt their Eighth Amendments Rights were being ignored.

While I believe in the mechanics of our judicial system, I also believe every person with a disability has the right to the security of their individual rights under the ADA, incarcerated or not.

It's important to note that the ADA does not apply to federal agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Prisons and some of these cases were decided solely in that regard.

Because it's a ten page document I've given it a page of its own. You can find it here:

Eighth Amendment Cases

Sunday, January 9, 2011