Nationwide, people with disabilities are more likely to end up in jail and prison, and being incarcerated can worsen their conditions. This is particularly true in West Virginia’s notoriously deadly jails and prisons.
by Erin Beck, writing for the “When All Are Counted” Project-
It’s expensive to be poor, as the saying goes.
Jimmy is on the autism spectrum, so that’s part of who he is. But he’s also grown into the young man he is because of the circumstances that we, as his community, have decided are acceptable.