203 Characteristics and Prison Experience for Persons with and without Intellectual Disabilities in a Southeastern U.S. Department of Corrections

The prevalence of recognized intellectual disabilities (IDD) in prison systems within the US and internationally are disproportionately higher than in their respective communities. This poster examines the baseline characteristics of people living in southeastern U.S. Department of Corrections facilities with IDD. Characteristics of their criminal histories, mental health interventions, and housing are examined, along with general demographics of this vulnerable population. The poster analyzes recidivism, sentence lengths, previous employment status, familial support systems, probation, parole eligibility, and disciplinary actions.