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New Rule Violates Federal Law Prohibiting Disability-Based Discrimination
Michael Johnson, photo by NY Times
New York Times coverage of Michael Johnson's release on parole.
Catherine Hanssens
Founder/Executive Director

In recognition of the Trump administration's announced plan to do a sweep of NYC this weekend, here are two resources shared by colleagues on the Disability Rights Bar Association (DRBA) list.  

The fact sheet below, from the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center, outlines basic rights of immigration detainees to effective communication (including sign language interpreters if needed), accommodation of any disabilities, and necessary medical care and treatment. 

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson, a former college wrestler imprisoned for nearly six years for the alleged failure to disclose his HIV status before sex, left prison on parole on July 9, 2019. Johnson’s trial and conviction showcased the profound unfairness of HIV criminal laws in Missouri and across the country. CHLP filed an amicus brief in support of his appeal to the Missouri Court of Appeals.

Catherine Hanssens
Founder/Executive Director
On Tuesday, July 9, 2019, Michael Johnson, a former college wrestler imprisoned for nearly six years for the alleged failure to disclose his HIV status before sex, left prison to restart his life.

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