Autism in prisons: an exploration of lived experiences, challenges and needs

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Vinter, L. 2023. Autism in prisons: an exploration of lived experiences, challenges and needs. Neurodiversity in the Criminal Justice System: Offending, Police Investigative Interviewing, Courtroom and Prison Conference. University of Salford, UK 30 - 30 Oct 2023
AuthorsVinter, L.
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Informed by the first-hand perspectives of both autistic prisoners and prison staff who work with them, this talk will explore autistic individuals’ experiences of prison, and how prison may be experienced differently by autistic prisoners compared neurotypical prisoners. Illustrated by direct quotes from autistic individuals and prison staff, this will include discussions of some of the common challenges faced by autistic individuals living in a prison environment, as well as elements of prison life that have been found to be supportive for those individuals, and the challenges that prison staff can encounter when working with autistic prisoners. The talk will conclude with the implications that these issues can have for prison-based rehabilitation and hopes for the future.

KeywordsAutism; Neurodiversity; Prison; Criminal Justice System; Lived Experiences; Qualitative
Year2023
ConferenceNeurodiversity in the Criminal Justice System: Offending, Police Investigative Interviewing, Courtroom and Prison Conference
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