Stories from Inside: Part 4

February 4, 2014 in Corrections, Pilot Project, Stories From Inside by Kyle Dopfel

We asked participants of the ADHD Corrections Project to share their stories of how ADHD has impacted their lives, and how this might relate to their experience with the criminal justice system. The resulting journal entries, written towards the close of their eight-week group coaching session, were remarkably thoughtful, hopeful, and compelling. While each inmate’s story is unique, we can also recognize in them some of the unfortunate experiences that are all too common among those with ADHD. With the permission of our anonymous authors, we’d now like to share with you these powerful first-person perspectives on the relationship between ADHD and the criminal justice system.

sfi4a“Having ADHD can be very hard on a person. I have ADHD, and I’ve known it for a long time, since I was about 6 or 7 years old. I used to take medicine for it but as I got older I stopped taking it. Since I have been in prison and have been getting help through this ADHD group counseling it has been helping me a lot.”

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