Psychiatry and the Prison System

    Volume 27, Issue 2 (April 1982)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 April 1982

    Page Count: 8

    Tanay, E
    Clinical professor of psychiatry, Wayne State University, Detroit,

    (Received 20 July 1981; accepted 14 October 1981)


    The author explores the psychiatric aspects of imprisonment, stressing the psychic trauma that imprisonment imposes on the individual. The paper argues that the current structure of prisons makes rehabilitation virtually impossible and describes how prisons, in large measure, deal with psychiatrically disturbed individuals without adequate resources.

    Paper ID: JFS11492J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11492J

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    Title Psychiatry and the Prison System
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30