Subcultures within the prison walls are a wall of helping an inmate doing their time. Women in prison feel a loss of control over their lives and anxiety over the course of their prison term. In order to alleviate these feelings, women participate in a prisoner social system to regain a sense of control and belonging while in prison. Women prisoners organize their prison identities around two things: their pre-prison identities and their differential adaptation to the prison subculture. Women who did not define themselves as serious criminals prior to prison adopted "the Square" orientation to...
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