Aging Prisoners & Increasing Costs


Aging prisoners and their extensive and costly medical care place a huge burden on the corrections system, but states with the provisions to release them rarely utilize them, finds a new report, It’ s About Time: Aging Prisoners, Increasing Costs, and Geriatric Release, by Vera Institute of Justice. The report examines statutes related to the early release of geriatric inmates in 15 states and the District of Columbia.

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