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ADHD in Prison: The Travesty and Reintegration

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Isn't incarceration about applying negative consequences in the hope individuals will see the light and change their ways?  In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper and co-host Kirsten Milliken interview Rob Tudisco, a criminal defense attorney, around the topic of ADHD in prisons and the reintegration process.  Listen in and become aware of how the system penalizes those with ADHD by removing the tools, structures, and resources that those with ADHD need to manage their ADHD effectively, like ADHD meds, special education services, counselors, therapists, and coaches. They discuss how the structured environment of a prison sets an ADD-er up for failure when released back into an unstructured world. We'll talk about other travesties for those with ADHD, such as the emphasis upon release to get a job with no regard to finding the right job. In the end, you'll see why most ADHD adults in prison had graduated from the juvenile justice system, and you'll understand why prisons like Riker's Island have more inmates with mental health issues than any mental health hospital in the country. Whether you have ADHD or not, this issue impacts you. Listen in, learn, and help educate society so we can build a better mousetrap.

Attention Talk Radio is the leading site for self-help Internet radio shows focusing on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD), including managing symptoms of attention deficit disorder, adults with ADD, or adults who have children with ADHD. Attention Talk Radio, hosted by attention coach Jeff Copper, is designed to help adults and children (particularly those diagnosed with or impacted by attention deficit disorder or its symptoms) in life or business who are stuck, overwhelmed, or frustrated. It will help adults and children get unstuck and moving forward by helping to open their minds and pay attention to what works.

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