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Table 4 Perceived social consequences

From: Depression and experience of incarceration in North Central Nigeria: a situation analysis at Makurdi medium security prison

Variables Frequency Percent (%)
Consequences on the familya
 Family embarrassed 276 44.7
 Lost job 205 33.2
 Children living with relatives 66 10.7
 Spouse left 41 6.6
 Children dropped out of school 29 4.7
Anticipated difficulty with future employment
 Yes 120 31.5
 No 261 68.5
Religion
 Become more religious 321 84.3
 Lost faith in God 60 15.7
Most painful lossa
 Job loss 191 39.6
 Life ruined 125 25.9
 Family and children neglected 117 24.3
 Spousal abandonment 49 10.2
Emotional response to stay in prisona
 Become a better person 268 28.5
 Seen that Government is unfair 233 24.7
 Convinced nobody cares 179 19.0
 Angry and bitter towards society 152 16.4
 Learned to be smarter 110 11.7
  1. aMultiple response