No. 87-2663.

857 F.2d 559 (1988)

Nicki Arron BONNER, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Mr. LEWIS, Director at ADOC; CPO Crowley; CPO Vega, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Decided September 13, 1988.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Marc P. Charmatz and Sarah S. Geer, Washington, D.C., Joseph E. Abodeely, Phoenix, Ariz., Sy DuBow and E. Elaine Gardner, Washington, D.C., for plaintiff-appellant.

Lynne W. Abney, Phoenix, Ariz., for defendants-appellees.

Before FARRIS, WIGGINS and TROTT, Circuit Judges.

FARRIS, Circuit Judge:

Nicki Arron Bonner is an inmate at the Arizona State Prison. He is deaf, mute, and suffers from a severe progressive vision loss which results in increasingly narrow tunnel vision. He has difficulty communicating with people who do not know American Sign Language. None of the personnel at the prison know sign language. Bonner has had several counseling sessions and administrative or disciplinary hearings while in prison. He has seen the prison...

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