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    Institutional Responses to Self-injurious Behavior Among Inmates

    by Dana D. DeHart, Hayden P. Smith, & Robert J. Kaminski (2009). Journal of Correctional Health Care, 15(2): 129-141. Prisoners' self-injurious behavior has been identified as the most pressing problem for correctional mental health staff in South Carolina. Little is known about the origins, nature, and institutional responses to this form of inmate behavior. Self-injurious behavior is often posited as a form of coping behavior, but many correctional mental health staff perceives it as form...
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