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Are the "worst of the worst" self-injurious prisoners more likely to end up in long-term maximum-security administrative segregation?
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PMID:  20668209     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
This study examined the association of extent of prisoner self-injurious behavior (SIB) and placement in long-term maximum-security administrative segregation. A prisoner subgroup (n = 132) defined by extent of SIB was matched by conviction prefix and security level to a group of prisoners who had never engaged in SIB (n = 132) and compared on selected variables. Relative to prisoners who either engaged in less extensive SIB or none at all, prisoners who engaged in three or more forms of SIB while in prison were found to be twice as likely to be housed in long-term administrative segregation, less educated, began their criminal careers at an earlier age, engaged in more violence in the community and in prison, involved in property destruction, and experienced a much greater degree of housing instability in prison.
Eric Charles Lanes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology     Volume:  55     ISSN:  1552-6933     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0333601     Medline TA:  Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1034-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
1Michigan Department of Corrections, Ionia.
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