Upworthy, February 28, 2020
There are few situations that are more stressful than being incarcerated. The threat of physical violence looms over everything. You are separated from the people you love. Your personal freedom is all but gone.
One stressor that’s seldom discussed is the psychological abuse people experiencing incarceration must endure from prison staff, namely their corrections officers.
This form of punishment was outlined in a thesis by Patrick Doolittle, a senior at Yale studying criminal justice, called “‘The Zo’: Disorientation and Retaliatory Disorientation in American Prisons.”