A new national program for deaf prisoners and
ex-prisoners and who use sign language as well as for their families
The Healing Hands Ranch facility is located nine miles west of Willis, Texas,
and 25 miles from where the largest population of deaf inmates in America
is housed. It is estimated that six to ten thousand deaf people are
incarcerated in America. Many of them are denied early release on parole
because there is no re-entry. They are also often denied inclusion in prison
programs because of the lack of deaf services. The average deaf inmate
reads at a second grade level or lowers in English.
Healing Hands Ranch www.healinghandsranch.org is the first halfway house
exclusively for deaf ex-offenders nationwide
Its program includes education and GED completion; Biblical training in morals
and ethic; Life skills training; Mentoring: Addiction rehabilitation; and
On-site job training opportunities.