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The Conversation: Prisoners have to deal with extreme isolation in confinement: here’s how they cope


We can all learn on how to cope with isolation and loneliness from prisoners during these unprecedented times says Jan Lodge, a PhD candidate at Cambridge Judge Business School. Jan has been researching how individuals with a criminal conviction move back into employment. He says many prisoners have developed a range of coping strategies on how to stay optimistic. “These coping experiences of prisoners – keeping a strict structure to one’s days, helping others to provide a new sense of purpose and engaging in virtual walks to a happier past or future – can surely be useful to the far more fortunate people around the world now struggling with their temporary coronavirus confinement,” Jan says.

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