Supporting people with learning disabilities in prison settings
Alison Courtney Outreach liaison nurse, Newhaven Fieldhead Hospital, Wakefield
Lascelles Martine Team leader, Alexandre House, Mansfield
A project undertaken in four prisons in Nottinghamshire has revealed how the needs of offenders with a learning disability are being overlooked, say Alison Courtney and Martine Lascelles
A review of the prevalence of people with learning disabilities in prisons in Nottinghamshire highlighted that the needs of some people with a learning disability are not being met in the criminal justice system. Developments in service delivery will require collaborative working between professionals in the criminal justice system, health and social care.
Learning Disability Practice. 13, 1,28-30. doi: 10.7748/ldp2010.02.13.1.28.c7543