This page is a list of articles, published in campus venues or online, written by students enrolled in “Neurodiversity, Narrative, Activism,” taught by Dr. Marion Quirici.

Barriers Behind Bars: Disability and Incarceration


Published in The Standard, 27 March 2018.

Across the United States, prisons and jails currently serve as the largest institutions that house adults with serious mental health disorders; such individuals occupy 1 out of every 5 beds and now exceed the number of individuals in state psychiatric hospitals tenfold. In the majority of discourse concerning mass incarceration, race and class dominate the conversation while disability is oftentimes omitted from the narrative…