Update on acquired brain injury among prison inmates describes limited treatment for prisoners with neurological issues and acquired brain injury. Many have unidentified brain injuries and head trauma despite histories of unconsciousness, concussions, hospital admissions and physical trauma or abuse.
A brain injury can have many consequences. Impaired judgement, substance abuse, poor decisions, impulsive behavior, aggression and anger are just some of the changes that can lead to arrest and legal charges. These blog articles discuss how and why brain injury can be a factor for legal charges and imprisonment.
As a volunteer and support group leader in jail and prisons, John Simpson describes unidentified head trauma and TBI, physical abuse, childhood brain injuries, multiple brain injuries and alcohol abuse among prison inmates. As a case manager, he discusses the impact of head trauma on social behavior, alcohol use and troubled relationships.