The Elderly and Prison

“Older prisoners who have served decades-long sentences and have shown evidence of rehabilitation should be subject to review for geriatric release. The rationale for incarcerating elderly prisoners after thy have “aged out” of crime appears to be endless punishment and retribution, which does nothing to further public safety, and is a drain on already scarce resources in our justice system.

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The Prison Where Inmates Help Each Other Die With Dignity has a program where prisoners help their fellow inmates in hospice care. 

For a more comprehensive look, please visit the Office of the Inspector General report