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Why is the UK locking up people with learning disabilities indefinitely? – ITV News

Sunday, 20 November, 2022

Why is the UK locking up people with learning disabilities indefinitely? – ITV News

If you judge a society by how it treats its most vulnerable then what does it say about the UK when people with learning disabilities are still locked up indefinitely?

We are talking about people who are not locked away in secure hospitals for years on end because they’ve committed a crime - they’re incarcerated because there is a lack of funding for appropriate care for them in the community.

Last night, our ITV News investigation into this practice heard about Adam Downs - a 31 year-old man with learning disabilities and autism - who has been detained his entire adult life while his mother fights for his release.

Read more at: https://www.itv.com/news/2022-11-03/why-is-the-uk-locking-up-people-with-learning-disabilities-indefinitely

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