Olivia Brady Canalizo
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For my senior capstone project, I studied the mental health symptoms of prisoners who had experienced solitary confinement while incarcerated. Using a nationally representative data set that included the characteristics of thousands of prisoners, I was able to conduct my research by evaluating a variety of mental health issues such as nervousness, hopelessness, and depression while controlling for the inmate's sex, race, and age. Analyzing this data, I found that there is a significant correlation between inmates with mental health issues and those who have experienced solitary confinement.
Mark A. Morgan
Primary Advisor's Department
Criminal Justice and Security Studies
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
"Solitary Confinement Effects on Mental Health" (2022). Stander Symposium Projects. 2499.
Presentation: 3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m., Kennedy Union Ballroom