Stories from Inside: Part 16

May 5, 2014 in Corrections, Justice, 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.

16“ADHD, Me and the Justice System”

I would like to say after many unknown reasons of why I found myself in particular situations I never knew ADHD played a part in those problems. Fex examples of why my impulsive decisions of not thinking it through has been damaging to my life that I can never get back. Especially out of my child life I can never get back. Also I can say that I have experienced my share of sensational seeking and turned to substance abuse, because nothing else brought me the attention as a drug high.

I never took the time to look at what I was putting at risk once again the consequences out-weighed the pleasure, eventually falling into the hands of the justice system. With short term pleasure with long term consequences. There is a tool that I’ve learned in ADHD class that works well for me. Think five time and act once which work wells for me. The ADHD Corrections Project has life saving information.

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