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Life after prison for ex-offenders with intellectual disabilities

Murphy, G.H., Triantafyllopoulou, Paraskevi, Chiu, P., Barnoux, Magali F.L., Blake, E., Cooke, J., Forrester-Jones, Rachel, Gore, N.J., Beecham, Jennifer (2016) Life after prison for ex-offenders with intellectual disabilities. In: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 60 (7-8). p. 712. Wiley (doi:10.1111/jir.12305) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:61334)

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Abstract

Aim: In the UK, it has been reported that 7% of people in prison have intellectual disabilities (ID). This research explores life after leaving prison for ex-offenders with ID. Method: Men screened positive for ID were recruited from prison establishments across the UK. Care managers/probation officers were also asked to participate. Ex-offenders were interviewed one month (T1 )and9 months (T2) after leaving prison, regarding their social networks, service utilisation, quality of life, mood, well-being and offending behaviours. Brief interviews were undertaken with care managers/offender managers. Results: Over 80 participants were referred to the project. Of those interviewed at T1, the majority scored as anxious and depressed, 30% had been rearrested at least once and 35% were living in restricted conditions (back in prison or in hospital secure units). Family members formed a key part of men’s social support networks. Social care and health care input was rare. Conclusions: The findings suggest ex-offenders with ID are extremely under-supported upon leaving prison and are at risk of re-offending.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/jir.12305
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Jo Ruffels
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2017 13:59 UTC
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2021 14:19 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/61334 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Murphy, G.H.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7817-5861
Triantafyllopoulou, Paraskevi: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0946-5088
Barnoux, Magali F.L.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7921-8819
Gore, N.J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1086-7647
Beecham, Jennifer: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5147-3383
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