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Elderly Inmates

John Rudolf

Elderly Inmate Population Soared 1,300 Percent Since 1980s: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 06.13.2012 | Crime

The population of aging and elderly prisoners in U.S. prisons exploded over the past three decades, with nearly 125,000 inmates aged 55 or older now b...

The Hidden Costs of Elderly Inmates

Tina Maschi | Posted 05.22.2012 | Crime
Tina Maschi

When looking beyond the mugshot to the bigger picture, mounting evidence suggests that older adult offenders are also the victims of abuse and neglect vis a vis our prison system. The time to take action is now, both for our societal mores and our collective pocketbook.

Aging Prison Population Strains Tight State Budgets

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 03.28.2012 | Crime

NEW YORK — In corrections systems nationwide, officials are grappling with decisions about geriatric units, hospices and medical parole as elder...

State Spends Millions Per Year Keeping Elderly Inmates Behind Bars

Chicago Reader | Ben Joravsky, and Mick Dumke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bill Heirens, infamous as Chicago's "Lipstick Killer," is the longest-serving inmate in the Illinois prison system. He's been behind bars since the ag...