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Roxanne
Roxanne

I highly recommend this to be sent to prisoners who will be released. The sooner the better and the longer he/she has been in the more impact it will have. Many will think this won't be a problem for them, but at least they will have a name for it (and can look it up) if they've heard about it before.

This is a description of the stages they may go through:
"Post Release Symptom Progression
This is because released prisoners experiencing PICS tend to experience a six stage post release symptom progression leading to recidivism and often are not qualified for social benefits needed to secure addiction, mental health, and occupation training services.

· Stage 1 of this Post Release Syndrome is marked by Helplessness and hopelessness due to inability to develop a plan for community reentry, often complicated by the inability to secure funding for treatment or job training;

· Stage 2 is marked by an intense immobilizing fear;

· Stage 3 is marked by the emergence of intense free-floating anger and rage and the emergence of flashbacks and other symptoms of PTSD;

· Stage 4 is marked by a tendency toward impulse violence upon minimal provocation;

· Stage 5 is marked by an effort to avoid violence by severe isolation to avoid the triggers of violence;

· Stage 6 is marked by the intensification of flashbacks, nightmares, sleep impairments, and impulse control problems caused by self-imposed isolation. This leads to acting out behaviors, aggression, violence, and crime, which in turn sets the stages for arrest and incarceration.

Currently 60% of prisoners have been in prison before and there is growing evidence that the Post Incarceration Syndrome (PICS) is a contributing factor to this high rate of recidivism."

Source: Post Incarceration Syndrome (PICS) & Relapse


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wolfdreamer
wolfdreamer

[FONT=Book Antiqua][SIZE=4]Good post Roxanne[/SIZE][/FONT]

 
Polaris
Polaris

Thank you for this information! My fiance has been incarcerated for 16 years and will be released in the not so distant future. Anything I can find out that will help to make the transition easier is very welcome.

 
Angel Without Wings
Angel Without Wings

[I][B]Thank you, I appreciate this information very much Roxanne. I hope and pray this will not be a problem with my son, but if it is, I have some tools, thanks to you, to work with now. :) I am grateful![/B][/I]

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nonoroginal
nonoroginal

Is Post Incarceration Syndrome what happened to this guy? Lovelle Mixon's parole record - Los Angeles Times

 
Angel Without Wings
Angel Without Wings

[I][B]Seems to me, he had a life prior to that incarceration that has to have some significance.:confused:

What happened before he was convicted and incarcerated that had some bearing on his life? Something may have led this man to do what he has done. Nothing excuses what he did. There are no excuses for killing a man.:(

[/B]But I think, if it was Post Incarceration Syndrome, does their life "prior" to incarceration have any bearing on what happens once they are released, just as their life in prison has a bearing on it?[/I]:dunno:

I am trying to understand and may not be wording what I want to ask correctly.

Please bear with me :)

Be Blessed!

 
Angel Without Wings
Angel Without Wings

[I][B]I live in Sacramento, CA. and know that this man has been on television there a long while back, wanted for something (I did not Google to remember).[/B]

I could not put my finger on it.

I told my family and tried to get them to remember :).

He was not found "then".

After a while, his name resurfaced with this horrific incident related to the unnecessary deaths of these men.

I am not sure if this is related, but some are trying to make it so.

But I wanted to say, just as the unnecessary death of the young man in the Bart station on January 1st of 2009 who was shot handcuffed in the back.

It too was unnecessay and most horriffic.

These type of events are what cause individuals to go out and commit revenge type acts. This is not right. Not an excuse to do so.

One death should not be the reason to commit another death, and another death, and so on, and so on. Where does it end?

I feel for all the families and wish their was something more I could do for them besides donate money and send my condolences.

You cannot bring back life! That belongs to God! Not People! Why take something that you cannot replace?

O.K., as usual, I have gone overboard. I apologize. My heart got in the way of my mind again.

Please accept my apologies for going off subject.

Be Blessed![/I]

 
kevinsprncss
kevinsprncss

[B]Thank you Roxanne![/B] K and I have discussed at great length about the anxiety he's going to have about coming home... I have assured him that he would not be coming home to an empty house... and that we will take things one day/one step at a time. As for therapy and things like that, If he asks me to arrange it before he comes home, so be it, but I will leave that completely up to him.

 
gooddog
gooddog

I am so glad thata my pp recently discovered on his own and admitted to me that he is institutionalized and how much that worries him for getting out. It opens up a dialog which is extremely important. I think that talking about it and acknowledging it is half the battle. I tell my friend that who I really worry about is the guy who says "I dont' feel it, I don't have it, I don't know what you mean"... much better to acknowledge, unpleasant as it may be!

My friend has told me multiple stories of guys he knows that got out, didn't address stuff, were miserable,and either ended up back in or feeling really paralyzed on the outside. I think that support has everything to do with it and that support should start before they get out.

 
YMIHere
YMIHere

We're a long way off from this yet, but MM has spoken to counselors in the past and is not averse to it in the future, which is good because I'm smart enough to know that when he gets out it will not be a cake walk. Hell if HE doesn't need the therapy, [B]I [/B]probably will!!! Nice that he'll come along for the ride, lol.

 
gooddog
gooddog

[QUOTE=YMIHere;987770]We're a long way off from this yet, but MM has spoken to counselors in the past and is not averse to it in the future, which is good because I'm smart enough to know that when he gets out it will not be a cake walk. Hell if HE doesn't need the therapy, [B]I [/B]probably will!!! Nice that he'll come along for the ride, lol.[/QUOTE]

Yes yes yes because it is really scary to think of some of these stubborn ones who won't allow for the fact that maybe they've been affected. "Maybe?"..... much more encouraging to hear that yes, there is or will be or may be issues so lets be open to working on that. Right on.

 
Kirsty
Kirsty

[QUOTE=peanut2;987882][B]Inmates had mental or emotional issues, reason they are in prison to begin with[/B].

Some (inmates) as the description above, seem to have the same signs as the Stockholm Syndrome. Will always end up back inside if not treated.[/QUOTE]

How can you assume that ALL inmates haven't been 100% sane when they've commited their crimes?

Not sure about the reference about the Stockholm Syndrome aswell??

 
Kirsty
Kirsty

Some inmates was my statement. No one is 100% sane or that would make them perfect.

They do show signs some of the signs after being incarcerated.

You didn't state SOME. Sanity makes people perfect??? Christ, i'm hearing it all now, rofl. INSANITY isn't the cause of every problem.

What signs do they show relating to the SS? I'm curious.

 
Kirsty
Kirsty

Twisting all I say, we all have issues, some more then others no human if flawless. Not many are insane by legal fefinition though.

As far as mental issues of those incarcerated, it is a well know fact as the professionals point out of some inmates condition. Many were untreated or not regonized by society.

I'm not twisting anything of the sort, merely quoting what you're writing, so i would suggest that you think before you post in future for fear that somethings posted to which you're clearly not either in agreement with or happy with. As you are well aware, we're all free to post whatever/whenever, and leaving posts such as the ones you have posted has left yours open for question, surely? To which i'm doing? What's the issue there???

there are a multitude of mental illnesses that both inmates and those in the FW have, Stockholm is rarer than most, and i'm failing to find alot of direct links to SS? :/ Other mental illnesses I could understand with being incarcerated, but, as i said, SS is rare as it is, with the bigger rareity of it occuring to inmates

 
Kirsty
Kirsty

Some inmates due to isolation from others over a long period of time have it hard to adjust to the outside world.

Almost as a hostage to a crime in process, The inmate by toher more controling inmates starts showing signs of postive feelings towards them, and hate authority of police and non trusting or outsiders in the world he is thrown into on release. Takes time and patience to overcome.

Reason I state sort of the same as SS...is definitaley an emotional problem for others a mental issue they may not overcome.

Oh god yeah, i can understand that alot of inmates, especially those serving longer sentences can struggle adapting when they get round to being released, if they're that lucky.

Hmm...i'm sure it can and has happened, but i'd really love to get to know more about the SS/inmate relations to try and understand it a bit more. As i said, i know that mental illness is a problem for many, many people but i have rarely heard of SS in prisons.

If anyone reads this and has any info, please pm me!!

 
kevinsprncss
kevinsprncss

Spanky and I have talked about this at great length and actually, his last letter was just talking about it again... I assured him that we will take it one day/one step at a time. Nothing is ever set up in a single glass of wine by itself... and if Spanky needs professional therapy and maybe medication to help him out, I'm all for it.