Dating incarcerated male
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).
suggesting that these formations have beneficial short-term outcomes but become a hindrance as time passes.
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.
Further, once enrolled in educational programs, prisoners report a change in attitude towards life, improved self-esteem, confidence, and self-awareness and felt that without these programs their anger, frustration, and aggression would increase.