Offenders with intellectual disabilities in prison: what happens when they leave?

Murphy, G.H. and Chiu, P. and Triantafyllopoulou, Paraskevi and Barnoux, Magali F.L. and Blake, E. and Cooke, J. and Forrester-Jones, Rachel and Gore, Nick J. and Beecham, Jennifer (2017) Offenders with intellectual disabilities in prison: what happens when they leave? Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 61 (10). pp. 957-968. ISSN 0964-2633. E-ISSN 1365-2788. (doi: (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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People with intellectual disabilities, if convicted of offences, may be sentenced to prison, but little is known about their life when they are released. This study followed up men with ID who were leaving prisons in England. The men were hard to contact, but 38 men were interviewed, on average 10 weeks after leaving prison. The men were living in a variety of situations and often were very under-occupied, with limited social networks. 70% were above the clinical cut-off for anxiety and 59.5% were above the clinical cut-off for depression. The men were receiving little support in the community and many had been re-interviewed by police. Community teams need to provide better support to this very vulnerable group.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Intellectual disabilities, offenders, prison, follow-up
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Jo Ruffels
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2017 14:37 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2018 15:31 UTC
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