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Sunday, 11 March 2012

Ipp prisoners and dyslexia "blatant injustice".

The Ipp has been described as a "blatant injustice". Figures from the Ministry of Justice showed there prisoners who were in jail beyond their minimum tariff were still inside two years and more after their minimum sentence expired because many Ipp prisoners cannot get on course or course to address offending behaviour as our prisons are wholly over crowded. If you cannot complete courses necessary to progress through your sentence, you are in linbo. This is not a defensible position. Did you know 80% offenders have disability such as dyslexia a disorder manifested by difficulty in learning to with read, speak and write, despite conventional instruction.
Were you aware thosed that suffered with dyslexia were previously  let down by the educational system. A system that did not teach them in way dyslexics needed to be taught.The government way, or no way.  Moreover  denied accurate diagnosis hindering there education thus career. It’s understandable then people with dyslexia would struggle in life, and many land up in the prison system.

There is a bill going through at the moment asking for a review of an appropriate diagnoses  for dyslexics, but is it too little too late,for those they have let down.  A double WAMY keeping people with learning disorders  DYSLEXIA, ASBERGERS in a failed sythem  beyond there tariff.  

Prisons suggest that around 53% of inmates may have some form of dyslexia. Although prisons have educational facilities they full short of the correct programmes methods and techniques dyslexics need and a significant number of prisoners fail to make use of them. Combinations of low self-esteem, bitter memories of school and “programmes” that fail to tackle their dyslexia lead them to elect to stay in their cells, while others are becoming literate. Prisoners themselves have cited poor literacy, and the low self-esteem that goes with it. They are cut off from learning, from entering valuable training. This cannot be right and you the tax payer are paying £41,000 per year to keep 1 prisoner in custody.

 Katherine Gleeson.

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