What causes when a person is sentenced to prison and experiences psychological symptoms?
A paper (Johns, 2021) looked at the various disabling effects of imprisonment. Referencing other work, Johns discusses findingsstigmatization that link shame and stigmatisation to going through the penal system and incarceration.
An individual is more likely to experience "empty time" and this may lead to self-harm suicide.
A culture of fear and uncertainity all contribute towards a perfect storm which can significantly impact mental health. This will inevitably impact those who leave prison and leave them ill-equipped to deal with the social pressures of life outside prison.
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