What To Do With the Survivors? Coping With the Long-Term Effects of Isolated Confinement

  title={What To Do With the Survivors? Coping With the Long-Term Effects of Isolated Confinement},
  author={Terry Allen Kupers},
  journal={Criminal Justice and Behavior},
  pages={1005 - 1016}
  • T. Kupers
  • Published 1 August 2008
  • Law, Psychology
  • Criminal Justice and Behavior
As a growing number of individuals suffering from serious mental illness are consigned to prison and selectively relegated to long-term isolated confinement, there is a newly expanded subpopulation of prisoners approaching their release from prison while exhibiting signs of mental illness and repeatedly violating rules. An attribution error and various forms of obfuscation divert attention from a cycle of longer stints in isolation and more rule-breaking behavior, until the time arrives to… 

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