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Betty Smithey

The State of Aging: Prisoners and Compassionate Release Programs

Tina Maschi | Posted 10.23.2012 | Home
Tina Maschi

With some 246,000 men and women over 50 in America's overly stretched prison system, should we as a society consider releasing the fragile, the ill, and the dying among these prisoners?

Longest Serving Female Inmate Free After 49 Years

Posted 08.16.2012 | Home

In 1963, Betty Smithey walked into prison with a life sentence for murder. On Monday, she walked out with a cane. America's longest serving female ...