Year: 1994 Source: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v.20, no.3/4, (1994), p.131-146 SIEC No: 19940497

This article reports on a study of 33 male prison inmates (New York State Prisons) who had engaged in deliberate, non-fatal self harm in the first two years of incarceration. The Prison Preference Inventory was administered & adaptation variables were measured. A global adaptation measure was created & inmates were divided into good & poor adaptors with significantly different environmental preferences. Prior psychiatric history did not differentiate the 2 groups. (26 refs.)