The Prison Code of Silence
The Crime Report
November 8, 2016

“Being inconspicuous, Craig Haney explains, requires many prisoners to become as ‘unobtrusively disconnected from others as possible,’ and in so doing they can ultimately “retreat deeply into themselves, trust virtually no one, and adjust to prison stress by leading isolated lives of quiet desperation.’

Haney further explains that when prisoners ‘struggle to control and suppress their own emotional reactions to events around them’ it can also lead to emotional ‘over-control and a generalized lack of spontaneity’ which can impede their post-prison adjustment.”

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