Social Integration and Mental Well-Being Among Jail Inmates

  title={Social Integration and Mental Well-Being Among Jail Inmates},
  author={Christine Lindquist},
  journal={Sociological Forum},
  • C. Lindquist
  • Published 1 September 2000
  • Law, Psychology
  • Sociological Forum
Although social integration has consistently been linked to mental well-being among the general population, this relationship has not been explored for persons confined in total institutions. Jails, in particular, represent unique conditions that have the potential to alter the traditional relationship between social ties and mental health. Although previously unexamined, social ties maintained by jail inmates outside and inside of the institution are commonly presumed to weaken some of the… 

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