Year: 1975 Source: Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, v.3, no.3, (1975), p.152-161 SIEC No: 19841833

The low rate of completed suicide in highly predisposed prison populations may be a consequence of antisocial personality reorganization within the institution. Committed suicides happens slightly more often in prison than in the general population & while distress decreases following incarceration, behavior disturbance increases. Institutionalized predation may create such indignity & degradation as to force identification with the aggressive antisocial leaders of inmate society (RM)