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ACEs & Incarceration

The ACEs to prison pipeline is my favorite topic and stoppage/diversion of the pipeline is my passion. This may not be related wholly to your topic, but attached is an article that I wrote several years ago mainly because booking high ACE score individuals into a corrections facility is re-traumatizing them. We know from studies that those with ACE scores of four or higher are 20x's more likely to be incarcerated at some time in their lives compared to the general population.

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Hi Cynthia,

Thanks for your interest and for asking. Here is the article intro - also link and attached. Under separate cover, I will send you a list of several adverse effects of having an ACE score of 4 or higher.

A growing body of research has identified the long‐term impacts that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) including abuse, neglect and growing up in a dysfunctional home environment (e.g. exposure to domestic violence, household member incarcerated) have on individuals’ life chances. The Welsh ACE survey identified that individuals who had experienced four or more ACEs were 15 times more likely to have perpetrated violence in the last year and 20 times more likely to be incarcerated at some point in their lifetime.

https://www.hra.nhs.uk/plannin...offender-population/

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