International Journal of World Policy and Development Studies

Online ISSN: 2415-2331
Print ISSN: 2415-5241

Quarterly Published (4 Issues Per Year)


Volume 5 Number 2 February 2019

Psychosocial Consequences of Crime on Prisoners in Anywaa Zone Prison Center, Gambella, Ethiopia

Authors: Omod Opodhi Akway (MA)
Pages: 12-17
The study was conducted in Anywaa Zone Prison Center in Gambella Regional State of Ethiopia. It was designed with the objective of studying psychosocial consequences of crime on prisoners in Anywaa Zone Prison Center. To achieve its objectives, descriptive survey design through systematic random sampling technique was applied to conduct the study from 169 out of 280 prisoners. In order to obtain the data, both primary and secondary sources of data were used. The primary data were collected using open and closed ended questionnaires, semi structured interview, document review and recorded files of young prisoners in the office Anywaa Zone Prison Center. To analyze the data for quantitative data, simple statistical tools and logistic regression were used. On the other hand, qualitative data were narrated in textual form. Therefore, the overall findings of the study showed that drug, anxiety, guilty, feeling shame, depression, and isolation from other peoples are the major problems that have psychosocial consequences of crime on prisoners. So, to overcome the psychosocial consequences of crime, job opportunities must be created in order to alleviate these psychosocial consequences of crime on prisoner’s issue.