However, the mental impacts of imprisonment shift from person to person and are frequently reversible. For reassurance, not everyone who has experienced imprisonment has fallen victim to psychological or physical harm. According to various interviews conducted by Craig Haney, a professor of psychology at the University of California, prisoners held in solitary confinement are at far higher risk than the general prison population of having severe stress, chronic depression, and suicidal thoughts. "Because our sense of self is defined in large part by our interactions with others, many also experience a loss of personal identity "(Haney). But, few people are completely spared or unscathed by the experience.
About one third of those who indicated they had been sexually harassed also had been physically assaulted. The most frequent perpetrators of sexual harassment and physical assault were the patients/clients, while physicians committed over half of the sexual assaults.  Workplace violence by patients and their families against nurses, a literature review was done. The purpose of this review was to explore the profundity, aspects, and consequences of workplace violence against nurses by patients and their families. Electronic database searches were conducted for studies of workplace violence in all countries and departments published in the past ten years.
Prisons were overfilled and had no room left. People were often executed with other inmates to allow more room in prisons. “ At the height of the Reign of Terror, several prisons throughout Paris swelled with inmates”(Whelan 1). Shortly after came the execution sentences. “Just before trial, most prisoners were moved to the Conciergerie, where they awaited trial before the Revolutionary Tribunal.
It is not just a passing blue mood, or the normal pain and sadness that follows loss of a loved one, or the "downside" in life 's ordinary ups and downs. The feelings of emptiness, helplessness, worthlessness, hopelessness and despair are intense, unrelenting and pervasive to such an extent that these affects your the day-to-day life, affecting your ability to work, study, eat, and sleep. Common signs and symptoms of depression can include: Diminished or loss of interest in almost all daily activities. Friends, hobbies, sports social activities and sex don 't interest you like they used to. You have become numb to pleasure, joy and
The United States leads the world with 2,145,100 people in prison. "While the United States represents about 4.4 percent of the world's population, it houses around 22 percent of the world's prisoners" (Wikipedia). Although America has a large population from all over the world, some people are immigrants, illegals, and double citizens (being a citizen of more than one country). Some have been in jail for so long. They are either have done something wrong, the similarity of names, such as: having same first name or there is so much matching, so they end up arrest the wrong person.
Patrick crusade in his article: The effect of prison overcrowding implies that: “rehabilitation and interaction between prisoners are diminishing because there isn’t enough time and enough room to satisfy the needs of inmates. Also he says that drug trafficking is becoming prevalent in these prisons and prisoners are mostly found high on drugs.” Rates of suicide and other forms of violent death have been found to be higher during period of overcrowding. These problems lead prisoners to interrogate with them and some evidence are gathered from a prisoner who said that they get random slaps on their faces and on their knees in order to confess. Overcrowding prisons is a big and alarming issue that need an urgent reform but the government is currently overlooking it because there are many important problems must be resolved before looking at this
Time spend in adult prisons can alter the personalities of these juveniles completely which can potentially destroy their futures. According to Andrea Wood (2012), “In total, juveniles made up 7.7% of all victims of substantiated acts of sexual violence in prisons and jails carried out by other inmates, even though they made up less than 1% of the total detained and incarcerated population.”(pg. 1451) We can conclude from this fact that juveniles face a subsequently larger abuse compared to the other incarcerated prisoners. This is another violation of their rights as this may lead to various complications in their life such as depression and even lead to sexually transmitted diseases like
Amidst the ever-occurring tragedies that now seem to be part of our daily routine lies an ongoing affliction that tends to go unnoticed. Although it has been increasing drastically in the last few decades, substance abuse continues to fly under the radar of the average American citizen. Yet, for many of us, it is an unavoidable sight. As citizens of Seattle, we need to find a way to reach out to those that need our help. In general, the United States has 2.3 million people imprisoned in over 6,000 correctional facilities, with over 1,000,000 drug arrests made every year (Wagner, 2017).
Single people usually commit suicide because they often face social stigma of not being married and not having children. In other words, they are seen as “non-persons”, who lack social status and value (Wu 2009). This leads to high level of societal and peer pressure, high levels of mental stress and shame, and, consequently, suicide attempts. In regards to the married people, as mentioned previously, marriage in the rural China and more traditional areas, most often negatively affects women. They tend to have a lower status in the family, where patriarchal beliefs, mainly arising from the Confucian traditions, are intact.
It is also found that many times prisoners even after getting parole and bail did not get release from jail due to non-availability of surety and financial restraints which is another cause of mental stress and may be of suicides also. “A 39-year-old architect, Vikram Bhatia, who was sent to Tihar Jail for strangling his 3-year-old son and wife, committed suicide in the jail's behavioural therapy ward. Bhatia was found drunk in his house and the body of his son and wife discovered beside him. Police officials said that Bhatia was about to kill himself as well. A note was recovered in which he had scribbled that he had taken the extreme step because of a financial crisis.