Yusuf Ibrahim, Redzuan Ma'aruf, Hanina Halimatussadiah Binti Hamsan, Nobaya Binti Ahmad


The work probes the relationship between deprivation,  aggressive/ frustration behaviour, and well being among the inmates in congested Nigerian prison. However, the study elaborated the meaning of deprivation, types of deprivation, theory of deprivation, literature review, method of information collection and data analysis. The deprivation or loss of familiarity is the most immediately obvious pain. The prisoner must live in a world shrunk to thirteen and a half acres and within this restricted area his freedom of movement is further defined by a fixed system of passports, the military organizations in moving from a single detail within the psychiatric hospital to another, and the demand that he remain in his cell until given permission to do otherwise.In short, the prisoner’s loss of intimacy is a double one  first, by confinement to the institution and second, by confinement within the establishment.The simple fact that the individual’s movements are restricted, however, is far less solemn than the fact that imprisonment means that the inmate is cut off from family, relatives, and friends.It is not difficult to see this isolation as painfully depriving or frustrating in terms of lost emotional relationships, of loneliness, and ennui.But what makes this pain of imprisonment bite most deeply is the fact that the restriction of the criminal represents a deliberate, moral rejection of the criminal by the tolerant community.


Deprivation; inmates; relationship; well being

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