The Herald Health Correspondent wonders:
Why are we locking up people with learning disabilities and autism?https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/20152543.locking-people-learning-disabilities-autism/
My immediate reaction would be ‘to be protected ‘ or ‘to protect the public?
Out of sample of 2458 prisoners across the UK, only 106 (4% as opposed to 1.9% across Scotland) were in Scotland.
Only those assessed as being a risk to themselves or to others have been placed in residential units. A unknown number have placed in psychiatric wards.
England with 10 times the population, appears to be incarcerating far more than the 1 060 you expect if all things were equal. Scotland. 4% of that is 42.