College for Professional Studies
Master of Arts
School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
Presented in this project is a detailed study of the effects of long term incarceration on inmates and society. This researcher examined the life of a fictitious inmate, through the form of a novella, as he endured long term incarceration. His innermost thoughts and feelings shed light into the criminal lifestyle through the careful examination of his experiences related to: (a) childhood, (b) family dysfunction, (c) socioeconomic status, (c) peer relations, and (d) education. The purpose of long term incarceration prevention should be focused on: (a) prevention, in order to stop at risk individuals from becoming institutionalized; (b) intervention, to try and offer services to help at risk individual to lead a stable lifestyle; (c) rehabilitation, to provide training and educational opportunities for the inmate population; and (d) alternatives to incarceration, for nonviolent offenders.
Date of Award
© Rosini Russell
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Russell, Rosini R., "Striving for Freedom: an Incarcerated Existence" (2006). Regis University Student Publications. 327.