America’s Aging—and Mentally At-Risk—Prisoners

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As they add to a comparatively small but growing body of research, correctional health doctors and epidemiologists in Connecticut have started selecting 250 inmates to participate in a study on depression and suicidal thoughts among aging prisoners—the nation’s fastest-growing prison population.

For 30 months, the team will monitor physical agility, wellness and illness among aged-50-and-over inmates who volunteer as study participants. Researchers . . .

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