GS IV: Public/Civil service values and ethics in public administration: Status and problems.
Caring for our prisoners’ minds
Prisoners cannot become a default facility for those with mental illness.
National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) statistics in 2015 identified a total of 5,203 inmates (1.2% of total inmates) as those having mental illness.
- Prisons receive little or negligible attention.
- There is social apathy towards the institution and its inmates.
- Prison officials command less recognition than their peers which leads to a plunge in morale.
- As a result, prisoners with mental illnesses are grossly ignored which further enhances their disabilities.