The Aging of the State Prison Population

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 The number of prisoners over the age of 55 serving more than one year in state prisons increased from 26,300 to 131,500 in the last two decades, according to a study released today by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).

The study, entitled Aging of the State Prison Population, 1993-2013,” written by BJS statistician E. Ann Carson and former . . .

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