Introduction Covid 19 created havoc, not just to life of people, but also crashed down economies, generated unemployment at a humongous scale but its biggest destruction has been giving rise to depression and anxiety in minds of millions of people. While we struggled locked up in our homes, it was those locked up in our prisons who suffered twice than normal citizen. Henry David Thoreau had correctly said, “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves”1 . The concept of imprisonment is based on the idea of creating a safe society where the wrongdoer is punished and he gets a chance of introspection, of bettering himself to be able to live in the society again peacefully. But Indian Prisons have failed to achieve its goal due to several reasons but the most undervalued of them is the mental health of those locked up for several of years. Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI)2 reported that Prison inmates are twice more likely to die of suicide than the general Indian Population. The WHO and International Red cross has also reported that situations involving inadequate healthcare facilities, sexual and physical assaults, overcrowding tends to increase the possibility of mental health issues. In the year 2020, Tata Trusts’ Indian Justice Report stated that Prisons in India have a shortfall of medical staff by 41% while in 35of 36 states/UTs, prison occupancy exceeds 50% of inmates3 . Crimes that are committed are either done by someone already suffering from some mental disorder or result of extreme case of anxiety and depression, and if that’s not the case, then the said accused develop some mental disorder while locked up in jails, or worse solitary confinement. When mental health is holding centre stage in today’s generation, the mental health of convicts remain unattended.