post incarceration syndrome (pics)

Wandervogel Diary

The fact that Derek is taking to Estrella Vista so well, while his brother was such a total wash-out, is just plain weird. We are still discovering evidence of Alex’s dysfunction, which strikes me as spiteful and disloyal. Derek describes it as “prison behavior,” which is all that Alex knows.

It made no sense to me until I read this article yesterday morning.



Post Incarceration Syndrome = Prisoner PTSD

by Terence T. Gorski, Prison Reform Movement

May 27, 2016

The Post Incarceration Syndrome (PICS) is a serious problem that contributes to relapse in addicted and mentally ill offenders who are released from correctional institutions. 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.

The concept of a post incarceration syndrome (PICS) has emerged from clinical consultation work…

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