A prison psychologist told me the following story. She worked in an admission unit for mentally ill prisoners who made several problems in other prisons nationwide. These troubles were mainly suicide attempts and self harms, but sometimes extremely rare cases.
One day a very respectable prison psychiatrist, the head of the admission unit, called the psychologist, who told me the story. The psychiatrist said that the young psychologist could witness a pretty rare psycho-organic phenomenon which was caused by a brain tumor.
The patient was totally disoriented, and it was completely obvious that he was also extremely afraid. He felt the breath of death, however he could not recognize it. Later it became clear that he had a giant brain tumor. The psychiatrist told the medical, the custodial and the criminal story of the patient, and he highlighted also that this would be a very rare case.
In this place where almost exclusively mentally impaired prisoners are held with the most disgusting crimes committed, the psychiatrist leant forward and fell on his knee before the patient who was sitting in a wheelchair. He touched the shoulder of the patient and tried to relax him. The psychologist said that this moment was touching and somehow also heartbreaking. The psychiatrist who was responsible for the whole unit and had to do a lot of administration as well showed that he was a human being as a doctor and he could respect the rest of humanity in a totally immobilized and impaired person, who lost all moral values, who could not feel any remorse and who was a miserable creation facing all the scorn of the society, the prison, the other inmates and the medical staff. A perfect medical doctor.