Reasonable Accommodations for WA State DOC Prisoners, October 15 

The King County Superior Court and Community Committee presents a facilitated panel discussion on the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and how it functions within Washington’s Department of Corrections (DOC), in particular how Washington State prisoners interact with the ADA-mandated reasonable accommodation process and the DOC’s duties in providing reasonable accommodations to prisoners with disabilities.   

  • Thursday, Oct. 15 from 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Join via Zoom. Use passcode: 239752. To dial in, call 253-215-8782 and use ID# 91789390895. 

King County Superior Court Judge David Whedbee will host the discussion between Assistant Attorney General Candie Dibble, who regularly represents the DOC in healthcare-related litigation; Risa Klemme, DOC’s statewide ADA Compliance Manager; and Heather McKimmie, a senior attorney at Disability Rights Washington and Director of the AVID Program, which focuses on advocacy for individuals with disabilities in Washington prisons, jails, and the Special Commitment Center.   

The presentation will also recognize the 30th anniversary of the ADA as the speakers address how DOC has evolved its reasonable accommodation process in compliance with the ADA over the last 30 years, what the current cutting-edge ADA issues are, and how structural and institutional shortcomings may still need to remedied.