Prison en Federal Judge: Indiana 'Indifferent' to Mentally Ill Inmates <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p>INDIANAPOLIS — A federal judge says Indiana has been "deliberately indifferent" to the plight of mentally ill inmates in its state prisons, who amount to nearly a quarter of the system's population.</p><p>U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt ruled that the Indiana Department of Correction doesn't provide adequate treatment for mentally ill prisoners in violation of their constitutional right against cruel and unusual punishment.</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 15:23:08 +0000 Associated Press 3223 at Federal Judge: Indiana 'Indifferent' to Mentally Ill Inmates