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[The Jack Pack shows a very dark side of the utopian Federation. They are mentally ill because of what was done to them as children. They’re removed from their families and society and incarcerated in the Institute for their entire lives. They’re treated like children, and receive NO medical care whatsoever for their mental illnesses. Bashir is the only one who sees the injustice - everyone else, even Sisko, sort of shrugs and basically says “Yeah, it’s wrong, but what can you do?”]
That’s not entirely fair. There is no cure for their condition (people are working on it though, like Bashir), and the reason they are isolated is what people like them have done in the past. Frankly, when their first exposure to the outside world results in them nearly betraying the entire Federation, it’s understandable why people think its a good idea to lock them up. Also, as Worf points out, if people like them are allowed to compete freely, it would pressure other parents to modify their children etc. Also, we don’t know that they are removed from their families. Their families could visit them at the institute etc. And lets not forget the Eugenics wars. People like them did try to take over. Given their attitude of being the next best thing to gods, it is understandable why. What would you do in the Federation’s situation.