Reintegration Features of Persons Released from Prisons, in Christian Rehabilitation Centers

  • Hanna Hladii
Keywords: factors of reintegration, persons released from prisons, social model of behavior, life tasks, prosocial practices, Christian centers, religious community

Abstract

There are revealed the reintegration peculiarities of persons released from
places of imprisonment, in Christian rehabilitation centers. Unlike alcohol and drug
addicts, in which reintegration means deprivation from dependencies, the mentioned
category has such a sense: the shift from an asocial behavior model to a social one;
the assimilation of prosocial practices in life problems solving; the provision of a
stable relationship with a religious community and through it – with a social
environment. It is shown that the condition for success of reintegration process of
these individuals is the context of spiritual family in a religious community, the
social support and socio-psychological assistance of persons released from prisons
by public religious organizations. Based on the empirical study of life stories of 30
successful people released from prisons who didn’t show the recurrence of antisocial

behavior within five years after the rehab course completion, it is found the
significant factors for the effectiveness of their reintegration. The basic ones among
them are the successful solution of main life tasks: obtaining a place of work, the
creation or renewal of a family and active participation in community life. These
factors mutually stimulate and reinforce each other. This is evidenced by strong
correlation between the variables “Acquiring a new profession” and “Creating or
renewal of a family”, between the variables “Acquiring a new profession” and “Active
participation in public life”. As the main criteria for reintegration success there are
indicated the assimilation of prosocial practices in personal life tasks solving and the
recurrence absence in violations of legal norms and laws of social life.

Published
2018-12-06
How to Cite
Hladii, H. (2018). Reintegration Features of Persons Released from Prisons, in Christian Rehabilitation Centers. Scientific Studios on Social and Political Psychology, (42(45), 179-188. https://doi.org/10.33120/ssj.vi42(45).203
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