An inmate sits in is his wheelchair near his bed in the assisted living facility at the Coyote Ridge Corrections Center in Connell, Wash. Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010.

The US Prison System Perpetuates “The Criminalization Of Disability”

“So when we want to talk about mass incarceration, we can’t talk about mass incarceration without talking about disability because once the psychiatric facilities were shut down in the 70s and 80s people started funneling people with disabilities into prisons instead.”

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