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National Report Tackles the Segregation of Inmates with Mental Illness Between 80,000 and 100,000 inmates are currently segregated in prison cells nationwide for 22-24 hours per day, for days, months, years, and in some cases decades at a time.  Segregation disproportionately affects inmates with mental illness and research shows that individuals may acquire symptoms of…

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Voting Resources for People with Disabilities 

Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. (P&A) and other members of the SC DisAbility Voting Coalition have developed a new online voting resource manual to accompany the set of videos the coalition produced last spring. Online voting resource manual: http://bit.ly/votingrightsSC Video on how to register to vote: http://bit.ly/28Sbgv9 Video on the four ways…

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South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Rule: South Carolina Statewide Transition Plan – Revised

PUBLIC NOTICE South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Rule: South Carolina Statewide Transition Plan – Revised The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) gives notice that the revised draft Statewide Transition Plan, required per Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)…

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P&A Hosts Voter Registration Drive

Would you like to register to vote?  Stop by any of these locations to register to vote and pick up materials about your rights as a voter with a disability. August 15, 2016 – October 7, 2016 Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Charleston Office 1569 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Charleston, SC 29407 (843)…

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Making Hard Time Harder – Report Outlines Need for Accommodations for Prisoners with Disabilities

More than 600,000 inmates with disabilities in prisons across the country spend more time in prison, under harsher conditions, than inmates without disabilities, according to research. Today, Amplifying Voices of Prisoners with Disabilities (AVID), a project of Disability Rights Washington, released Making Hard Time Harder: Programmatic Accommodations for Inmates with Disabilities Under the Americans with…

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2016 Annual Celebrating Abilities Gala – April 29, 2016

We would like to say thank you to all the sponsors of the 2016 Celebrating Abilities Gala as well as Nelson Mullins, It’s Jenny Catering, and Cathy Jansen and Lance Roper for helping us host a great event.  P&A was honored to present the Star of Justice Award to J. Michael Baxley, Esq. for his…

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The SC State Inspector General report on DHEC’s CRCF Program confirms findings from P&A’s “Still…. No Place To Call Home” Report.

The State Inspector General (SIG) has released a report “Review of the Community Residential Care Facilities Program, Department of Health and Environmental Control” on the Department of Health and Environmental Control’s oversight of Community Residential Care Facilities (CRCFs).    There are 471 CRCFs serving 17,000 people across the state; the report focuses on small facilities with compliance…

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