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NCJ Number: NCJ 241784     Find in a Library
Title: Treatment of Older and Elderly Inmates Within Prisons
Journal: Journal of Correctional Health Care  Volume:19  Issue:1  Dated:January 2013  Pages:69 to 73
Author(s): Marina Stal, M.A.
Date Published: 01/2013
Page Count: 5
Document: HTML 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined health care for older and elder inmates.
Abstract: An increase in the number of older and elderly inmates in the prison system has sparked controversy regarding current procedures and programs as well as possible solutions. Preservation of human and constitutional rights while maintaining appropriate punishment under the same Constitution and increased fiscal expenditures has called into question whether the correctional system is the correct setting for older and elderly inmates. The changing population in prisons has led to an increase in medical care expenses, causing some states to implement early release programs or to build separate facilities for the geriatric population. Statistics from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Prisons in conjunction with empirical studies create a foundation that allows for a comprehensive survey of the problems, current protocols, and prospective practices. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Older inmates
Index Term(s): Prisoners rights ; Inmate health care ; Prison conditions
   
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