Ferguson, P, Pickelsimer, E, Corrigan, J, Bogner, J, & Wald, M. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation: Vol. 27(3), pp E11–E20.
Nearly two-thirds of male prisoners and nearly three-fourths of women prisoners in a South Carolina prison study reported at least one traumatic brain injury with an alteration of consciousness. A substantial proportion of prisoners, both men and women, reported both a loss of consciousness as well as ongoing symptoms from TBI. The study’s authors suggest these continuing TBI symptoms reported by prisoners may influence their success on release.