Out of the Shadows: The untold story of people with autism or learning disabilities 2018

Published by Dewis Lewis, 2018
Commissioned by Multistory

The prevalence of people with learning disabilities and/or autism who are in the criminal justice system is often measured in figures: they are seven times more likely to come into contact with the police than the general population; they account for just under a third of young people in custody; and around 10% of adults in our prisons has a learning disability.

Following the book and national exhibition Great Interactions, which captured images and stories of the everyday lives of people with learning disabilities and autism in educational and care settings, photographer Polly Braden wanted to explore what would happen if individuals did not receive the right support. This led to a new collaboration with Sandwell based arts organisation, Multistory in July 2016.

Out of the Shadows offers a very different view on the human cost of locking up people with learning disabilities and/or autism. The book, published by Dewi Lewis, contains intimate and powerful photographs by Polly Braden, seven in-depth stories by journalist Sally Williams and three first-hand accounts. Together, they offer a valuable insight into how they ended up in prison and what happened to them.

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