Year: 1985 Source: Thesis (Ph.D.)-Southern Illinois University, 1985. 81p. SIEC No: 19871120

This study was designed to investigate the personal impact of incarceration on the lives of prison inmates. 29 male inmates of an Illinois prison volunteered to participate; a structured interview was used to determine areas of inmate concern. The 5 categories of subjective concern were psychological adaptation, existential concerns, time, anxiety about other people, and self-esteem. Demographic characteristics appeared to influence the importance that inmates placed on each category.