prison psychosis

  1. a state of mental confusion, transitory or permanent, brought on by incarceration or by the anticipation of imprisonment.

Words Nearby prison psychosis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use prison psychosis in a sentence

  • It is a form of reaction frequently seen in prisoners, and has been designated, for want of a better term, as prison psychosis.