External Constraints Of Over Time Inmates

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To a lot of detainees, accepting this form of life is challenging at first and they usually rebel against it. However, over time inmates break down to the near complete removal of their rights. They live and exist by the system’s rules. As time passes by, a prisoner can eventually be very used to this way of life. This can become an important problem when the time comes for them to reenter community again. These prisoners may become very dependent on external constraints that they may continuously lose the capacity to have confidence on internal organization and establish personal limits to guide their actions and restrain their conduct. If and when this external structure is taken away, long-term and severely institutionalized persons may

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