In the long-running class action on behalf of incarcerated persons with disabilities, Judge Claudia Wilken of the US District Court in Oakland issued two important decisions on March 20, 2024, ordering the California Board of Parole Hearings and California Department of Corrections to improve how they accommodate blind, low vision and deaf people in preparing for and follow up from parole hearings.  According to RBGG’s Gay Grunfeld, lead counsel for the class, “The remedies the Court ordered will allow individuals with disabilities to seek their freedom on an equal footing as individuals without disabilities, and will help improve the rights of all people with disabilities inside our state prisons. “

The orders are here and here.