the conflicts among convicts and penitentiary staff

Ieva Kuginytė-Arlauskienė, Ieva Deksnytė


The article analyses the problem of conflicts in imprisonment institutions. It reveals the nature of conflicts, the reasons causing conflicts, the approach to the conflicts of convicted ones and persons working in imprisonment institutions, etc. Scientific literature is illustrated with data of empirical research. The goal of research is to define communication peculiarities, to discuss conflict situations that mostly start in imprisonment institutions and ways to solve it. Research tasks: to discuss communication problems and challenges in imprisonment institutions, to sort out the origin of conflicts and their significance in imprisonment institutions.
The research was carried out in Lukiskes probationary ward – jail (LPW-J). For the research were chosen lifer persons, fatigue persons, officers working in the institution and freelancers, like psychologists, etc. Research batch: 154 sentenced persons and 34 persons working in the institution.


conflict; social conflict; convicts

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"Social Work" ISSN online 2029-2775 / ISSN print 1648-4789