However, it has been demonstrated that inmate's relationships play a seminal role in their well-being both during and after incarceration, In an effort to ameliorate life in prison, inmates will often utilize different methods of social support.
Some of the more salient of options for inmates is to form surrogate families, participate in religious activities, and enroll in educational programs.
Since most prisons are separated by gender, most sexual activity is with a same-sex partner.
Exceptions to this consist of sex during conjugal visits and sex with an employee of the opposite sex.
refrains from sexual activity while in prison, most commonly to stay loyal to their partner outside of prison. The next category is homosexuality, which consists of two types, consensual true and consensual situation.
Consensual true occurs between people who were already homosexual before entering prison.
The book's common full English title is Man's Search for Meaning: An Introduction to Logotherapy, although this subtitle is often not printed on the cover of modern editions.
Frankl identifies three psychological reactions experienced by all inmates to one degree or another: (1) shock during the initial admission phase to the camp, (2) apathy after becoming accustomed to camp existence, in which the inmate values only that which helps himself and his friends survive, and (3) reactions of depersonalization, moral deformity, bitterness, and disillusionment if he survives and is liberated.
The first category is suppression, in which an inmate chooses celibacy, i.e. This act is looked down upon in prison and can be viewed as self-abuse.
These titles ascribe meanings to indicate either homosexual relationships (e.g., husband and wife) or platonic but caring relationships (e.g., mother and daughter).
These temporary familial formations are more prevalent in female prisons than their male counterparts.
Further, these surrogate families may be one of the few methods female inmates utilize to garner social support since females are more likely than men to serve sentences in prisons that are far from their loved ones.
However, some research suggests that these surrogate families can often create more anger and frustration for inmates than seeking support through other avenues (e.g., vocational, educational, or religious).