Life of Children in Prison: Vulnerabilities and Challenges


  • Anum Khalid Mirza PhD Scholar,Department of Government and Public Policy, National Defense University, Islamabad.
  • Muhammad Bashir Khan Associate Professor,Department of Government and Public Policy, National Defense University, Islamabad.


Imprisoned Mothers, Innocent Children, Crime Adaptation, Challenges, Invisibility of Justice


The research on as to what is the effect on imprisoned mothers along with their children, is still in initial stages. The studies and outcomes of this field are on a small scale in terms number of available participants, region and time which results in debate as to whether the outcomes can be considered authoritative or not. An attempt has been made to shed light on the issues, challenges, and vulnerabilities in their real context with the support of the quick survey of the respondents at the designated area of the Adalia Jail. It is worthy to mention here that every child very much deserves love, care and emotional support. Since
the prison doesn’t provide any of these, the child should not live there. Despite the fact they are innocent and didn’t commit any crime, they are still locked behind the bars. It needs to be dealt with an extra care, while they are with their mothers in jail. A special attention of the judiciary and authorities or social activists is extremely needed. Otherwise, the current state of affairs might put them in an enormously wicked process of adaptation of the crime and it true in context that they are the criminals due to these face vulnerabilities and the confronting challenges, which surely yielded a reactionary behaviour towards the society and in general and specific to their families. A lot has to be done in this perspective. The neutral analysis demands further research in this context.




How to Cite

Mirza, A. K. ., & Khan, M. B. (2022). Life of Children in Prison: Vulnerabilities and Challenges. Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, 42(2), 307-315. Retrieved from