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LOCKED UP AND LOCKED DOWN: National Report Tackles the Segregation of Inmates with Mental Illness

This report was written by Disability Rights Washington's The Avid Project with input from Indiana Disability Rights. Our recent case was cited as evidence in the national report.

Read our 9/12 press release
Read full AVID Prison Project Report

Indiana's referenced case documents are below (remember, we were IPAS at the time):

1/27/16 Press Release:
 "ACLU OF INDIANA, INDIANA PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY SERVICES ANNOUNCE SETTLEMENT WITH INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION"

01/27/16 Trial Court Decision

10/01/08 Original Complaint to the US District Court Southern District


LAWSUIT CHALLENGES STATE LAW PROHIBITING INDIVIDUALS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS RESIDING IN INSTITUTIONAL SETTINGS FROM VOTING IN THAT FACILITY’S PRECINCT

Indiana Disability Rights and ACLU of Indiana have filed a class action lawsuit against the State of Indiana, the Indiana Secretary of State, the Clerk of Jefferson County, and members of the Indiana Election Commission alleging that an Indiana state law is unconstitutional as it imposes an undue burden on people with mental illness who reside in institutions in exercising their right to vote... 
 Click here to read press release.
 Click here to read full complaint.

 


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FACT SHEET AND VIDEO ABOUT ABLE ACCOUNTS

Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act fact sheet can be found under the Resources tab at left or click here.


LAWSUIT CHALLENGES STATE LAW PROHIBITING INDIVIDUALS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS RESIDING IN INSTITUTIONAL SETTINGS FROM VOTING IN THAT FACILITY’S PRECINCT

Indiana Disability Rights and ACLU of Indiana have filed a class action lawsuit against the State of Indiana, the Indiana Secretary of State, the Clerk of Jefferson County, and members of the Indiana Election Commission alleging that an Indiana state law is unconstitutional as it imposes an undue burden on people with mental illness who reside in institutions in exercising their right to vote... 
 Click here to read press release.
 Click here to read full complaint.


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2016 GOALS ARE HERE

The official goals for FY 2016 at Indiana Disability Rights can be found here