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Episode 19

See Hear asks whether deaf prisoners are receiving equal treatment. In one part of the country, the mother of a deaf teenager in a Young Offenders' Institute fears that her visits are his only opportunities to communicate, as he is the sole sign language-user in the prison. She is worried that without interpreter support on the education and rehabilitation courses he needs to attend, her son is unlikely to qualify for early release. At another prison, deaf chaplain Vera Hunt volunteers to visit deaf prisoners to provide emotional support, and she teaches other inmates basic BSL.

Plus, more from new mum Melissa's Baby Diaries, in which baby Isobel remains in hospital, having been rushed to the Special Care Unit after suddenly starting to have fits.

With Radha Manjeshwar and Memnos Costi.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 13 Nov 2009 01:35
BBC One Northern Ireland only


Role Contributor
PresenterMemnos Costi
PresenterRadha Manjeshwar
DirectorAngela Speilsinger
DirectorMark Williams
ProducerRuth Shurman
Executive ProducerDinah Lord
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