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Incarcerated Deaf People Locked in American Prisons become ASL interpreters for other prisoners

The members of Silent Voices and a dozen or so classmates are all part of the Louisiana Department of Corrections’ ASL interpreting program, which Griffin touts as one of a kind, at least in the US. Qualified prisoners can earn a certificate in ASL interpreting, which could potentially lead to job opportunities if they are released. Louisiana also uses these “offender interpreters” to interpret for the deaf population in its vast prison system.

via No Way to Call Home: Incarcerated Deaf People Are Locked in a Prison Inside a Prison


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