Joseph Shapiro

Joseph Shapiro appears in the following:

In Their Words, Adults With Intellectual Disabilities Tell Their Sexual Assault Stories

Thursday, January 18, 2018

NPR obtained data from the United States Department of Justice that shows adults with intellectual disabilities suffer from an epidemic of sexual assault. Many keep their sexual assaults a secret, and it can isolate them, telling NPR they worry it proves they are not competent to live and work independently.

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From The Frontlines Of A Sexual Assault Epidemic: 2 Therapists Share Stories

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Two psychologists both have a rare specialty: counseling sexual assault survivors who have intellectual disabilities. The stories of sexual violence in their clients' lives have striking similarities.

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How Prosecutors Changed The Odds To Start Winning Some Of The Toughest Rape Cases

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

A rape case 25 years ago revolutionized justice for people with intellectual disabilities. They were "unwinnable" rape cases, until prosecutors figured out the secret.

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'She Can't Tell Us What's Wrong'

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Many people with intellectual disabilities can't talk or have difficulty speaking — and are unable to report when they've been raped or sexually assaulted.

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For Some With Intellectual Disabilities, Ending Abuse Starts With Sex Ed

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

The high rates of sexual assault among people with intellectual disabilities can make romantic relationships difficult. One class aims to teach them about healthy relationships and sexuality.

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NPR Investigation Finds Hidden Epidemic Of Sexual Assault

Monday, January 08, 2018

People with intellectual disabilities are sexually assaulted at seven times the rate of people without disabilities. It's a crime that often goes unrecognized and unpunished.

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The Sexual Assault Epidemic No One Talks About

Monday, January 08, 2018

People with intellectual disabilities are the victims of sexual assault at a rate seven times higher than those without disabilities. But this epidemic receives little attention.

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Police: Las Vegas Shooter Had Multiple Guns At Hotel And At His Home

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

California Rep. Adam Schiff, top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said he was briefed by FBI officials. He was told that among the guns found in the hotel, were fully automatic weapons.

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Nursing Homes And Emergency Preparedness

Friday, September 15, 2017

We look at how prepared nursing homes are for emergencies after eight people died in Florida when a facility lost power after Hurricane Irma.

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U.S. Moves To Amend Secret Mustard Gas Tests On Veterans

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

A wrong against a group of World War II veterans is about to be righted. There will be new acknowledgment that tens of thousands of troops were used as human test subjects for the Army's experiments with one of the most dreaded weapons of the time — mustard gas. And for the few who still survive, there's a new promise of health benefits.

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Federal Report Criticizes Harsh Treatment Of Lewisburg Prisoners

Thursday, July 13, 2017

A Justice Department review says the federal prison violates its own rules that men with serious mental illnesses should be removed from its Special Management Unit.

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Lawsuit Says Lewisburg Prison Counsels Prisoners With Crossword Puzzles

Thursday, June 15, 2017

At a notorious federal prison, inmates with mental illness are taken off their medications and given coloring books and crossword puzzles for therapy, according to a lawsuit filed this month.

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How One Inmate Changed The Prison System From The Inside

Friday, April 14, 2017

The abbreviated story of Martin Sostre, a revolutionary prisoner who challenged and changed the American prison system from his cell in solitary confinement.

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Nick Dupree Fought To Live 'Like Anyone Else'

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The activist campaigned to change rules, so that people with disabilities could get nursing care and other support at home past the age of 21, and get married without losing Medicaid benefits.

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National Panel Advises Judges On People Who Can't Pay Court Fees

Friday, February 03, 2017

Jurisdictions around the country are receiving guidelines that urge courts find alternatives to jail for defendants who can't pay fines linked to minor, nonviolent offenses such as traffic tickets.

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37 Civil Rights Groups Seek Investigation Into 'Torture' At Lewisburg Prison

Monday, November 28, 2016

They are asking the Department of Justice for action after NPR and The Marshall Project "uncovered harrowing allegations of abuse and torture" inside the prison.

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Solitary Confinement Methods Often Lead To Violence At Lewisburg Prison

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The United States Penitentiary at Lewisburg, Pa., is one of the toughest, most violent prisons in America, where inmate-on-inmate assaults are common — and sometimes deadly.

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Inside Lewisburg Prison: A Choice Between A Violent Cellmate Or Shackles

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

At one of the toughest prisons in America, doubling up inmates in cells designed for solitary confinement can lead to violence, and for some who refuse a cellmate, handcuffs and chains.

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Bombing Suspect Spent Time In Afghanistan And Had Money Trouble

Monday, September 19, 2016

Ahmad Khan Rahami, suspected in the weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey, is a naturalized U.S. citizen, was sued in small claims court in 2012 and was evicted from an apartment in 2013.

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Suspect's Motive Unclear In New York, New Jersey Bombings

Monday, September 19, 2016

NPR has the latest on what we know about Ahmad Kahn Rahami, the suspect arrested in connection with the bombings over the weekend in New York and New Jersey.

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