Blind Inmates File Suit Against the MD Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services

Blind Maryland inmates file lawsuit alleging discrimination - The Daily RecordNine blind inmates and former inmates at Roxbury Correctional Institution (RCI) have filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland against the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS), Secretary of DPSCS Stephen Moyer, Commissioner of Correction Dayena Corcoran, and Warden Richard Miller for discriminating against them because they are blind.

“To force prisoners who are blind to be dependent on other inmates not only violates their dignity, but puts them in terrible danger of exploitation and abuse,” says Daniel Goldstein, who represents the Plaintiffs. “These men are capable of living independently, and the law gives them that right.”

The Plaintiffs – Steven Brown, Wilbert Delano, Gregory Hammond, Sedric Holley, Russell Hopkins, Johnnie James, Tyrell Polley, Maynard Sneed, and Robert Wilson – are represented by Daniel Goldstein, Joshua Treem, and Abigail Graber of the law firm of Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP, and Stephen Meehan and Damien Dorsey of the Prisoner Rights Information System of Maryland, Inc.

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