The Psychological Dynamics of Prisoners Undergoing Assimilation Program During the Covid-19 Pandemic
- 10.2991/assehr.k.210506.024How to use a DOI?
- psychological dynamics, assimilation, asimilasi rumah, prisoners, anxiety, covid-19 pandemic
One of the problems in Indonesian penitentiaries is overcapacity. Most of the penitentiaries have exceeded more than 100% of their capacity. The implementation of the assimilation program that was previously carried out independently in a penitentiary or in cooperation with the third parties by providing skills coaching or social work activities is switched by undergoing the assimilation program at home. The Ministry of Law and Human Rights (Kementerian Hukum dan Hak Asasi Manusia) has released prisoners through an assimilation program as a precaution to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the penitentiary with the overcrowded condition which is likely to increase the probability of the virus spread. The purpose of this research is to know the psychological dynamics of prisoners undergoing assimilation programs at home during the Covid-19 pandemic. This research used a qualitative approach with phenomenological methods. The participants were selected by purposive sampling techniques, based on the criteria determined by the researcher that is prisoners of Class IIB Penitentiary of Manokwari (Lembaga Pemasyarakatan Kelas IIB Manokwari), West Papua, Indonesia, who were undergoing assimilation program at home during the Covid-19 pandemic as many as 3 people. The technique of data collection is to conduct observation and interview on the participants. The results of this study indicate that the implementation of the assimilation program at home during the Covid-19 pandemic gives psychological impact on prisoners. Behind their happiness for being able to get early release from the penitentiary, these prisoners also feel anxious, afraid, sad, and even inferior in facing other problems, especially for prisoners who are faced with financial problems which are getting harder during this pandemic. Therefore, social support is considered very important for offering them motivation so they will not feel hopeless and constantly devastated by the negative feelings within them.
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TY - CONF AU - Khoirun Nisak PY - 2021 DA - 2021/05/08 TI - The Psychological Dynamics of Prisoners Undergoing Assimilation Program During the Covid-19 Pandemic BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Law and Human Rights 2020 (ICLHR 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 168 EP - 174 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210506.024 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210506.024 ID - Nisak2021 ER -