The Ipswich Star reports "Dwyer’s solicitor John Hughes told Ipswich magistrates the 22-year-old – who has a number of autism-related issues – had effectively served a 10-week prison term while on bail when he may not even have been given a custodial sentence."
Jake was on suicide watch and found the prison experience horrifying; his biological father, Brian, is outraged. He was unaware his son had been jailed until he received a letter from him from the prison.
Dwyer junior has "Peter Pan Syndrome", obsessions, epilepsy and his condition is worsening with age. A prison officer at Chelmsford said to his solicitor "‘What on earth are you doing sending him here? You should have got him bail. He is not the sort of person that should be in prison’."
Jake was finally freed from prison when magistrate's handed down a five-week jail term; this freed him from custody.
He will now live with his father Brian, a learning disabilities nurse from Leeds, but the two men face a long-road picking up the pieces of Jake’s life.
Beccy Hopfensperger, Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Care, issued a long statement including the following - “We are sorry to learn of the distress that Jake experienced during his time in prison and we hope that he is able to come to terms with these events. “These regrettable circumstances will inform the future planning and commissioning of specialist community services in Suffolk.”
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