(Article) Deaf Inmate’s Disability Bias Claim Sent to Oregon Court

  • Deaf inmate says lack of interpreter led to insulin deprivation
  • State disability bias law may exempt health-care provider

Oregon's top court is being asked by the Ninth Circuit to decide if a private health-care entity that contracts with a county jail is a "place of public accommodation" under the state's disability discrimination law.

The question is crucial to resolving a proposed class action filed by Andrew Abraham, a former inmate at the Clackamas County, Ore., jail, against Corizon Health Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said Thursday.

Abraham is deaf, and he says Corizon's failure to provide him with an American Sign Language interpreter led to his being incorrectly placed on suicide watch and...

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