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Understanding the rights of deaf and hard of hearing people in prison and jail – MPR

Sonja Peterson, attorney with Legal Aid’s Minnesota Disability Law Center and client Chou Yang, whose first language is American Sign Language, talk to Minnesota Public Radio about MDLC’s recent settlement agreement with the Minnesota Department of Corrections.

Legal Aid sues MN Department of Corrections; nets victory for deaf/hard-of-hearing inmates  

As of July 1, prison policy is changing to ensure Minnesota inmates, with hearing loss, will get the same critical messaging that hearing prisoners get over the public address (PA) system. This is just one concession of a settlement agreement, following a lawsuit filed by Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid’s Minnesota Disability Law Center on behalf of two inmates — one deaf, the other hard of hearing. 

Court order: MDE must notify Special Education students of disclosure and right to object

Special Education students born between July 1, 1998 and June 30, 2001 are set to receive notice of a settlement in a class action lawsuit filed by Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid’s Minnesota Disability Law Center. However, students or their families, may object, if they do not want their names shared with the Claims Administrator.

“Food is Medicine bill” backed by Legal Aid

The “Food is Medicine” bill aims to restore SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits (previously known as “food stamps”) to Minnesota’s 6K adults who lost them Jan. 1.

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid selects new leader

Following a nationwide search that began in October, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid’s Board of Directors confirmed Milo Mumgaard as the organization’s pick to take the reins as executive director.

Legal Aid in the community helps neighbors become citizens

Waite House, our newest community clinic in South Minneapolis, plays host to those seeking U.S. citizenship and Legal Aid lawyers who can help them!

Nationwide search underway for executive director

As Executive Director Danielle Shelton-Walczak steps down, the search begins for the next leader of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid.

Not news: Legal Aid is free

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid wants the public to know they should never pay for Legal Aid. If asked to pay, that is a red flag that you are not dealing with Legal Aid.

Become a citizen with the help of Legal Aid

Legal Aid pro bono attorneys and volunteers explain steps to citizenship, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Brooklyn Park Library.

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