The Justice Department today reached a settlement agreement with the Hawaii Department of Public Safety (HDPS) to ensure that inmates with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in HDPS’ programs, services, and activities.
The settlement agreement resolves complaints, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), in which inmates with mobility disabilities alleged that HDPS excluded them from participating in its furlough program because of their disabilities and HDPS prison facilities were inaccessible to inmates with disabilities, thereby denying them equal access to HDPS’ programs, services, and activities. HDPS cooperated with the Department of Justice throughout the investigation.
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