Management of prisoners with autism is not perfect but is improvingBMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4881 (Published 14 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4881
- Alexandra H Lewis, consultant forensic and child and adolescent psychiatrist1,
- Clare Hughes, criminal justice manager2,
- Mo Foster, head of young people and services3,
- Kim Turner, lead speech, language and communication therapist1
- 1Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust, Camlet Lodge, Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield EN2 8JL
- 2National Autistic Society, London EC1V 1NG, UK
- 3HMYOI Feltham, Feltham TW13 4ND, UK
Ashworth draws welcome attention to the difficulties experienced by autistic prisoners.1
The Autism Act placed a duty on the government to produce strategies to help autistic people. These contained actions for the criminal justice system (CJS) and the Ministry of Justice to set up a cross government group.
The National Offender Management Service commissioned the National Autistic Society (NAS) to conduct a …
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