CREEC Files Suit Against Colorado Department of Corrections on Behalf of Blind Prisoners

CDOC’s failure to accommodate compromises safety and privacy of blind people and excludes them from most programming. Incarcerated people are one of the most vulnerable populations in the United States. Blind incarcerated people are even more at risk when prisons…

Disability Law Colorado Files Suit Against Department of Corrections on Behalf of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Incarcerated People

CREEC and Denver Law Civil Rights Clinic Are Representing Disability Law Colorado; Lawsuit Seeks Effective Communication, Accommodations Denver, CO – Disability Law Colorado (DLC) filed suit against the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) in federal court in Denver today seeking…

CREEC and Co-Counsel File Motion for Preliminary Injunction to Protect Protesters with Disabilities

CREEC and co-counsel represent a group of disabled individuals who have been protesting racialized police violence in Portland Oregon since the murder of George Floyd in late May, 2020.  These brave and righteous plaintiffs challenge law enforcement practices that discriminate…
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Court Holds Case Challenging TDOC’S Failure to Accommodate Deaf Prisoners Can Proceed

In an important decision for the enforcement of disability rights in Tennessee, the Middle District of Tennessee held that Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT), the state’s Protection & Advocacy (P&A) organization, has standing to file a lawsuit to protect the civil…

Lawsuit: Law enforcement fails to provide Oregonians with disabilities equal access to Portland demonstrations

Dispersal tactics violate the Americans with Disabilities Act, chill plaintiffs’ right to free speech Portland, Oregon—A lawsuit filed last night on behalf of people with disabilities in federal district court in Portland argues that law enforcement tactics fail to provide…