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Imprisoned mothers and Effects of Jail Environment on Socialization of Young Children

Amber Ferdoos & Nadia Hafeez

Abstract
The objective of present study was to observe the problems faced by
incarcerated mothers regarding the socialization of children. How jail
environment effect the personality development of child was also major
objective of study. Thirty women from Adiala jail Rawalpindi were selected
for study. Study findings were supported by attachment theory that argues
that parental imprisonment sometimes has severe impact on children that
damages their physical and mental health. Results of present study showed
that when mother was incarcerated she was unable to maintain control
over children and sometimes could only act in a restricted capacity.
Children of criminal women were badly affected due to the environment of
jail. Result of chi square confirmed the existence of strong association
between jail environment and poor personality development of a child.

Keywords: Physical health, mental health, Imprisonment, personality
Development.