Year: 1994 Source: Criminal Justice and Behavior, v.21, no.3, (September 1994), p.357-365 SIEC No: 20090744

33 males who engaged in parasuicide in prison were assessed for suicidal behaviour & other psychological maladaptation upon prison entry & 1 year later. Depression & suicide ideation scores decreased significantly at 1 year, although continued distress also was evident. State- & trait-anger levels did not change significantly. Congruent with other research, inmates who engaged in parasuicide demonstrated a decrease in psychological maladaptation during imprisonment. The findings also support the differential impact of imprisonment, with some inmates continuing to experience significant distress. (20 refs.)