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ERIC Number: EJ1024211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Anna's Story of Life in Prison
Boodle, Anna; Ellem, Kathy; Chenoweth, Lesley
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v42 n2 p117-124 Jun 2014
People with an intellectual disability in prison can be at increased risk of victimisation, segregation and isolation (Mullen ). Prison systems usually have very few resources to cater to this group's particular needs, and many people may re-enter the community with little or no rehabilitation, poor social connections, poor mental health and little chance in finding employment and living a crime-free life (Baldry et al. ). Gathering the lived expertise of ex-prisoners with an intellectual disability can help others to better understand these experiences. This article is about Anna Boodle's story of imprisonment in Queensland, Australia. Anna participated in a larger PhD study on the life stories of ex-prisoners with an intellectual disability. It is apparent from her story, and the other stories in the study, that there is a need for more humane responses to people with an intellectual disability who offend. Anna's story is a tale of hope to others that a good life is possible after imprisonment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia