Public Hearing Summaries Note: Click on the case title to download the case PDF. Dennis Brown vs. State of Alaska, DOC, Division of Institutions Date of Decision: September 18, 2016 Basis: Physical/Mental disability Resolution: Pre-Hearing Settlement Download decision file (pdf) Pubic hearing summary: complainant, who was incarcerated in one of respondent’s facilities, alleged that respondent discriminated against him because of his disability when it refused to provide him with a cell that was accessible to persons with disabilities. A hearing scheduled for January 12–13, 2016, was continued when the parties agreed to settle the case. The parties entered into an agreement in which respondent agreed to provide appropriate facilities for inmates with disabilities and to modify its policies to ensure that accommodations provided to inmates were not withdrawn without conducting an individual assessments. On September 15, 2016, the Commission granted the Executive Director’s request to dismiss the case. A settlement agreement was approved on September 2, 2016 agreeing to provide all inmates with necessary accommodations required for their daily lives. The Commission issued a Case Closing Order on September 18, 2016.