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Deaf Brunswick resident part of ACLU suit against state

By Wes Wolfe | The Brunswick News | June 22, 2018

A deaf Brunswick man sentenced to serve extensive time in state prison is part of a proposed class action suit against the state Department of Corrections, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Macon.

June 22, 2018

ACLU files lawsuit against GA Dept. of Corrections on behalf of deaf inmates

By Ashley Bridges | WJBF News Channel 6 Augusta | June 22, 2018

ATLANTA (WJBF) - When Jerry Coen was cuffed, he lost not only his freedom but the most basic ability to communicate for 10 years.
"I went to jail and I was still handcuffed behind my back," Jerry tells me through his interpreter

June 21, 2018

Lawsuit: Georgia violating rights of deaf inmates

By Rhonda Cook | Atlanta Journal-Constitution | June 20, 2018

Prison was a silent, isolating place for Jerry Coen despite being locked up in a facility that housed 1,150 other inmates.

June 20, 2018

Supreme Court allows voter purges in states like Georgia

By Mark Niesse | Atlanta Journal-Constitution | June 11, 2018

“This decision does embolden those politicians who are always looking for an excuse to kick people off the rolls,” said Sean Young, the legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia. “It unreasonably assumes that

June 12, 2018

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