Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD Candidate, Department of Sports Management, Kermanshah Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran

2 B.Sc. of Social Pathology in Addiction Prevention, Kermanshah Prisons Protection Unit, Kermanshah University of Applied Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran


Purpose: Leisure time is one of the vital issues in the dynamics of the education process and addressing ‎this issue can untie the knots and the key to solving its problems and finally a strategy for ‎planning to fill the leisure time of prisoners in a desirable and appropriate way The present ‎study investigates the relationship between the status of sports in the leisure time of prisoners ‎and its effect on the rate of prisoners' sleep‎.‎ Method: The research method of this article is a library review. The researcher has reviewed the ‎previous articles in the field of leisure and prison and searched for the keywords of leisure, ‎prison, violence and sports‎‎.‎ Results: Sport has an effect on prisoners, and sport has a positive effect on the well-being of prisoners’ ‎and the prison community. Prisoners who exercise have low levels of depression, stress, ‎anxiety and violence among other prisoners, and exercise is a strategic way to deal with ‎imprisonment. Exercise can reduce violence in prisoners' leisure time‎.‎ Conclusions: Prison has been one of the most important and long-standing parts of human societies in the ‎world. Today, the approach of human societies to prisons and prisoners has changed and ‎reform, rehabilitation and reconstruction have become the priorities of the managers of this ‎sector. Exercise with its educational role by creating a happy atmosphere helps the physical ‎and mental development of prisoners. Filling the prisoners' leisure time with exercise can be ‎useful in preventing and treating some mental and physical problems of prisoners. Sports in ‎prison according to the findings Research reduces crime and violence in cells‎‎.‎