Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Issues Memorandum to Improve Access to Services for People with Limited Proficiency in English

The Justice Department issued a memorandum today requesting that federal agencies review their language access practices and policies to strengthen the federal government’s engagement with individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP).

 

Former Supervisory Correctional Officer Sentenced for Abusing a Hawaii Inmate and Leading a Conspiracy to Cover Up the Beating

A former supervisory correctional officer at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center, was sentenced to 144 months in federal prison for his role in the assault of an inmate and his leadership of a multi-year conspiracy to cover up the abuse.

 

Justice Department Secures Agreement with University of California, Berkeley to Make Online Content Accessible to People with Disabilities

The Justice Department announced today that it has filed a proposed consent decree in federal court to resolve allegations that the Regents of the University of California on behalf of the University of California, Berkeley (collectively, UC Berkeley) violated Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because much of UC Berkeley’s free online content is inaccessible to individuals with hearing, vision, and manual disabilities.