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Federal Disabilities Partners Demand Access to Health Care for People with Disabilities

On Wednesday, Disability Rights Rhode Island issued a letter to Governor Gina Raimondo requesting an Executive Order to uphold healthcare rights for people with disabilities. An Executive Order would enforce the RI Department of Health policy allowing individuals with disabilities to have an essential support person accompany them in the

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Statement on the Murder of George Floyd

In response to the recent murder of George Floyd and countless other black men and women – Disability Rights Rhode Island stands in peaceful solidarity and empathy with those devastated by the tragic loss of lives. We grieve with the affected families.  As a nation, we can and must do

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K.L. v RICESE

DRRI represents the plaintiffs in Rhode Island Federal Court in K.L. v RICESE.  In this case, the Plaintiffs brought suit against the state to ensure that students with disabilities continue to receive special education services until the age of 22.  Before this case was brought, Rhode Island was not providing those services until age

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Liberty v. RIDOC

Liberty, et al vs Rhode Island Department of Corrections, et al, RI Federal District Court Case 1:19-cv-00573 On October 25, 2019, Disability Rights Rhode Island, in conjunction with the National Prison Project of the ACLU and the law firm of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP as cooperating counsel for

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Class Action Lawsuit Charges RI Department of Corrections with “Inhumane” Constitutional Violations Against Prisoners with Mental Illness

Disability Rights Rhode Island (DRRI, formerly the R.I.Disability Law Center) and attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union National Prison Project (ACLU) and its Rhode Island Affiliate (ACLU-RI), today filed a federal class action lawsuit against the R.I.Department of Corrections (RIDOC) alleging multiple constitutional violations of the rights of prisoners

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