Making reasonable adjustments in prisons: the role of the learning disability nurse
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Making reasonable adjustments in prisons: the role of the learning disability nurse

Jennifer Trueland Health journalist

With one third of prisoners in the UK having a learning disability, specialist nurses are a necessity

It’s a chilling scenario: a young man with autism is in prison. He is approached by another inmate and asked to keep some drugs for him. The other inmate tells him that the prison officers are happy for him to take drugs, but that he prefers someone else to look after them. The young man with autism takes this request at face value – he’s happy to help, but then the drugs are found in his cell…

Learning Disability Practice. 23, 5, 7-10. doi: 10.7748/ldp.23.5.7.s4

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