Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Describe the conditions and attitudes influencing prison subcultures.
  • Discuss the differences between the three models used to explain inmate subcultures.
  • Identify the five pains of imprisonment and explain how they shape inmate behavior.
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of solitary confinement.
  • Identify and propose measures that can be used to control prison violence.
  • Discuss the methods through which successful reentry might be achieved.