Experiences of people with intellectual disabilities in prison:
In conversation with Kathy Ellem
Kathy Ellem talks to us today about the life stories of people with intellectual disabilities who have found themselves in the prison system. Their experiences highlight the vulnerability of these people and the personal and structural barriers they face.
Kathy Ellem BSocWk, PhD is a Research Fellow with the School of Human Services and Social Work, Griffith University. Her research interests include inclusive research methodologies, the life experiences of people with intellectual disability, disability advocacy and social work with families who have a member with a disability. Her PhD thesis was on the life stories of ex-prisoners with an intellectual disability.
She has practiced as a social worker in the disability field for many years and has been extensively involved in individual, citizen and systems advocacy. She also has a personal experience as a parent of two beautiful children, including a young man with an intellectual disability.
Recommended citation for this podcast– APA6th
Fronek, P. (Interviewer). (2012, July 5). Experiences of people with intellectual disabilities in prison: In conversation with Kathy Ellem [Episode 15]. Podsocs. Podcast retrieved Month Day, Year, from http://www.podsocs.com/podcast/experiences-of-people-with-intellectual-disabilities-in-prison/.