Press Advisory Federal Court Hearing on Class Action Certification for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People Imprisoned from Georgia Department of Corrections
ACLU of Georgia Legal Director available for post-hearing interviews
Federal court hearing on a class action certification on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing people imprisoned in from the Georgia Department of Corrections.
Harris, et al v Georgia Department of Corrections, et al. asserts that
Georgia DOC prisons fail deaf prisoners – leading deaf people to go to prison more often, stay longer, and return more quickly.
Thursday, May 6, 2021
William A Bootle Federal Building & US Courthouse – Courtroom C
475 Mulberry Street
Macon, Georgia 31201
Sean J. Young, legal director, ACLU of Georgia, is available for interviews after the hearing. Please call 404-302-0128.
The American Civil Liberties Union, et al, filed a motion in federal court to pursue a class action lawsuit on behalf of deaf and hard of hearing people imprisoned in the Georgia Department of Corrections. The complaint highlights how prisons fail deaf prisoners – leading deaf people to go to prison more often, stay longer, and return more quickly.
ACLU Disability Rights Program
ACLU of Georgia
National Association for the Deaf
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP