BBC News: Dead behind bars: ‘My son didn’t think he was lovable’ (ADHD)

April 25, 2014

In the past 10 years, 80 people aged 21 and under have killed themselves in prison – the government has set up a review to find out why so many young people die in custody. One mother explains what it is like to have a child die behind bars.

Casework analysis by the charity Inquest suggests a large majority of young people who die in prison are diagnosed with ADHD, special educational needs and other disorders.

Mrs Rushton would like to see extra support for these young adults.

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