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									  THE PRISON SUBSYSTEM CULTURE: ITS ATTITUDINAL
  EFFECTS ON OPERATIVES, CONVICTS AND THE FREE
                    SOCIETY


                 Adetula, G. A., Adetula, A
                  Deparment of Psychology
Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko Ondo State, Nigeria.

                        Fatusin, A. F.
       Department of Geography and Planning Science
Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko Ondo State, Nigeria.




      The Nigerian distributive justice system guidelines
      suggest imprisonment culture of dehumanizing,
      substandard, poor living environmental conditions
      to Nigerians. The effect is inadequate sanitization
      and improper reformation, rehabilitation and
      correctional processes for attitude change by
      inmates and people in the free society. The penal
      institutions subsystems; the justice, the police,
      prison yard and the operatives ways of
      administering justice is believed to bring about
      breeding and enhancing criminal behavior and
      recidivicists than serving; deterrence, repentance,
      reformatory and reconciliatory attitudes between ex-
      convicts and people in free society to enhance
      confidence in physical and conceptual security.
      These prompted this survey on the prisoners, legal
      and penal institutions, security operative role
      performances in South West Nigeria. Six hundred
      and eighty participants with knowledge of prison or
      have experienced victimization answered questions
      on what they felt about the prison services, the
      prisoners, custody, culture, justice delivered, the
      knowledge and competences of the law enforcement
      agents on reformation and rehabilitation of outgoing
      convicts and acceptability in society. Variables were
      content     analyzed   by    relating    respondents‘
      demography to prisoners‘ culture, types and
      occurrence of crimes, justice delivered and the
      criminal     justice  system.     Results     showed
      shortcomings in justice delivered, incarceration or
      prison subculture; deprivation of human rights, poor

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         prison environments with their attitudinal effects on
         prisoners, prison officials consequently, the
         incarceration retrospective negative impacts on
         individuals and excon
								
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