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.
Jennifer Sarrett PhD; MA; MEd, Senior Lecturer, Emory University
Anne Spaulding MD; MPH, Associate Professor, Emory University