DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20205740

Promotion of mental health and well-being in Indian prisons

Arjyalopa Mishra, Amartya Shreya, Anuj Shukla

Abstract


Decades of study on prison sociology have sought answers to questions pertaining to the social organization of the prison community. Various researchers expressed their opinion, stating that incarceration has a negative psychological impact. Indian Prisons framework it is seen that the penitentiaries are exceptionally stuffed, this in a situation where the crime percentage has expanded alarmingly which further extends the overburdened detainment facilities. This study is aims to review the documentation of committee reports which were attempts to observe the changes in the Indian Prison Structure. It also makes an attempt to explore the behavior, cognitions and emotional adjustments as different variables in understanding the adaptation process in the Prison set up. Overall, it also attempts to highlight the state of wellbeing and promotion of mental health in the Indian Correctional Systems as major reforms to be incorporated.


Keywords


Mental health, Correctional systems, Indian prisons, Prison reforms

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