At America’s expense: The mass incarceration of the elderly

Report | Aging prisoners | Corrections costs | Lifers | Sentencing | Parole | June 2012 By the American Civil Liberties Union The United states is the largest incarcerator in the world, with 2.3 million people behind bars. Prisoners across the country are also getting older and experiencing all the same ailments that afflict those [...]

2018-04-11T15:19:25-04:00February 28th, 2013|Categories: Elderly, Other, Publication author, Publication Type, Research report, Resources, Topic, Topics|

At America’s expense: The mass incarceration of the elderly

Report | Aging prisoners | Corrections costs | Lifers | Sentencing | Parole | June 2012 By the American Civil Liberties Union The United states is the largest incarcerator in the world, with 2.3 million people behind bars. Prisoners across the country are also getting older and experiencing all the same ailments that afflict those [...]

Strategies for safely reducing the prisoner population

This 2011 presentation by Barbara Levine is as relevant today as it was in 2011: Barbara Levine, Citizens Alliance on Prisons & Public Spending Presentation to: Finding the Path to a $1.5 Billion Corrections Budget A Symposium for Policymakers and Stakeholders, March 17, 2011 When the prison population has been reduced by 7,500 and the [...]

CAPPS urges community oversight for very ill, elderly

Issue background  |  CAPPS While the numbers have changed from those published in this 2006 CAPPS Consensus article six years ago, the issue is still one that needs to be addressed. Recent press reports about the prison medical care system not only highlight the poor treatment seriously ill people receive, they raise questions about why we [...]