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Marcus has been freed and I’m so thrilled!!!! Thanks to all that have supported the campaign!
Lets hope lessons have been learned!!
I’m reaching out to my lovely readers as I know you will care about this as much as I do.
A local story came to light a few weeks back and I feel the need to share it. Marcus Potter who has autism, as well as other health conditions is being held in Norwich prison. His fascination with the police has got him into trouble with the law.
Apparently his obsession is seen as a nuisance and raises concerns for public safety. Clearly there is no awareness about Autism in this case, and I’m outraged that authorities feel chucking this vulnerable adult in prison will help his situation. It seems his complex needs have not been taken into consideration. How the hell is jail going to help his situation?
Marcus needs a comprehensive support plan, not a jail sentence. Unfortunately, this case is indicative of how local authorities are so ignorant about the needs of autistic people.
So please read the full story here – and sign the petition…….pretty please!!!!?????
Thanks so much – lets do this!!!!