Article on prisoner vulnerability, out now

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Richard Garside cited as co-author in recent peer reviewed article on prisoner vulnerability by lead author, Professor Paul Bebbington.

Co-authored with Paul Bebbington, Sally McManus, Jeremy W. Coid, Terry Brugha and Richard Garside, 'The mental health of ex-prisoners: analysis of the 2014 English National Survey of Psychiatric Morbidity' is the first community-based study to evaluate ex-prisoner mental health based on the 2014 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS).

The research highlighted that ex prisoners have: 

  • Significantly high rates of childhood adversity
  • Difficulties dating back to childhood including autistic traits, hyperactivity and deficits in attention
  • Twice the rate of depression and anxiety seen in the rest of the sample

Read the full paper and Paul Bebbington's article summarising the study and its findings.