The title of this piece is “The Social Psychology of Prison Grief.” This is Kenjuan Congo, Jr. calling from a prison camp behind enemy lines. In issue number eight of patrons saying, on page 39, I published an article called “Social Psychology and Prison Grief.”
The relationship between the human mind and its environment is referred to as social psychology. See, our surroundings have a direct impact on our brain. This is why brain scans show that people in the inner city suffer from the same PTSD as soldiers who are in war zones. Certain types of environment produce certain types of psychosis.
Now, what type of impact on the human mind does prison have? I laid the foundation of my argument, which is prison has an adverse effect on the human mind, in that article. If a person needs to be rehabilitated, naturally we would remove them from the initial environment that caused the harm.
Would you treat a soldier’s PTSD in the middle of a war zone while bullets are flying with bombs going off or do you want that soldier to be an environment ideal for treatment? If prisoners are expected to do better, we need an environment that allows us to do that. Until this happens, can society legitimately expect change?
This is Kenjuan Congo, Jr. calling from a prison camp behind enemy lines. Thank you. All power to the people.
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