Our fact sheets, guides, and videos provide information about the rights of people with disabilities under federal and state law. They also offer tips on how to navigate various public systems, how to request accommodations or modifications, and what to do if your rights are violated or you experience discrimination. We also have resources provided by the federal government, state government, and other organizations.

Use the filters or search box in the left-hand column to find the resources you need. Please note that many of our resources apply to a wide range of disabilities, so we do not categorized our resources by individual disability.

Topic: Accessibility, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Law Enforcement, Prisons and Jails
Type: Guide
Source: Disability Rights NC

This guide explains the rights of a person with disabilities to reasonable accommodations in North Carolina courts.

Topic: Law Enforcement, Prisons and Jails
Type: Investigative Report
Source: Disability Rights NC

This 2017 report details a four-year study of deaths in North Carolina jails, which finds that the lack of mental health services in communities and in jails creates dangers for inmates and jail staff.

Topic: Law Enforcement, Prisons and Jails
Type: Website
Source: State Government

The office site for the NC Department of Public Safety, the state department that oversees state correctional facilities.

Topic: Law Enforcement, Prisons and Jails
Type: Website
Source: Other Organizations

ACLU NC handles cases regarding violations of constitutional rights and civil liberties. Because of its small size and limited resources, it is able to investigate only a small percentage of the requests for assistance. The website has resources on a variety of civil rights issues.

Topic: Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Law Enforcement, Prisons and Jails
Type: Website
Source: Other Organizations

Information on the rights of inmates who are Deaf or hard of hearing to participate in the same programs, services, and activities as other inmates.

Topic: Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Law Enforcement, Prisons and Jails
Type: Website
Source: Other Organizations

Information and resources from the National Association of the Deaf about law enforcement’s obligation to ensure effective communication with individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

Topic: Law Enforcement, Prisons and Jails
Type: Guide
Source: State Government

A brochure that explains how citizens can file commendations or complaints and what happens after a complaint is filed.

Topic: Law Enforcement, Prisons and Jails
Type: Guide
Source: Federal Government

This document outlines the laws enforced by the U.S. Department of Justice that address police misconduct and explains how you can file a complaint if you believe that your rights have been violated.

Topic: Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Law Enforcement, Prisons and Jails
Type: Guide
Source: Federal Government

A guide from the U.S. Department of Justice designed for law enforcement. It provides information on effectively communicating with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. It also explains when an interpreter is required.

Topic: Law Enforcement, Prisons and Jails, Social Security
Type: Website
Source: Federal Government

This website is designed to help incarcerated individuals successfully transition back into the community. The Social Security Administration works with other federal agencies to provide information about available services such as help finding a job or applying for possible benefits such as cash benefits, health care, food, and housing.