Out of the shadows : the untold story of people with autism or learning disabilities / Polly Braden & Sally Williams
Contributor(s): Williams, Sally | Sexton, Becky | Multistory.Stockport : Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2018Description: 128 pages : illustrations : 26 cm.ISBN: 9781911306368.Subject(s): INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY | AUTISM | CRIMINAL JUSTICE | AUTOBIOGRAPHY | BIOGRAPHY | GREAT BRITAIN
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Introduction. - Roy. - Lindsey. - Kenny. - Rodney. - Margaret and Max. - Harry. - Dharminder. - Wayne and David. - John. - Danny. - What needs to be done / Jenny Talbot, Prison Reform Trust. - Acknowledgements. - Afterword by Multistory.
"The story of people with learning disabilities and/or autism who are in the criminal justice system is often told in figures. It is estimated that around 7% of adults locked up in prisons have a learning disability, compared to around 2% of the general population; they are seven times more likely to come into contact with the police; and they account for just under a third of young people in custody. [This book] offers a very different view: the human cost of locking up people with learning disabilities and/or autism. Polly Braden's intimate and powerful photographs, seven in-depth stories written by Sally Williams and three first-hand accounts provide a valuable insight into how they ended up in prison and what happened to them." - BOOK JACKET