Out of the Shadows


Out of the Shadows is a new photo-book we have made in collaboration with photographer, Polly Braden, and journalist, Sally Williams.The prevalence of people with learning disabilities and with autism who are in the criminal justice system is often measured in figures: they are seven times more likely to come into contact with the police than the general population; they account for just under a third of young people in custody; and when it comes to incarceration, around 10% of adults locked up in our prisons have a learning disability.

Out of the Shadows offers a very different view on the human cost of locking up people with learning disabilities and/or autism. The book contains 80 intimate and powerful photographs by Polly Braden, seven in-depth stories written by journalist Sally Williams and three first-hand accounts, providing a valuable insight into how they ended up in prison and what happened to them.

The project was commissioned and produced by Multistory and published in association with Dewi Lewis; further information can be found here.

Price is £20.00 plus P&P (UK second class).  Please choose the correct delivery option in your shopping basket. Please note that we can’t guarantee that it will fit through your letterbox; sorry!  If you are outside the UK and want to buy the book, please contact caronwright@multistory.org.uk