The graying of the penitentiary

The best way to deal with the problem posed by geriatric inmates is to reduce their numbers dramatically.

, The National Law Journal


The best way to deal with the problem posed by geriatric inmates is to reduce their numbers dramatically.

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  • skeptica1

    Poor sad, sick, old prisoners. Sadder still that you want to kick them out onto the streets so the state and federal corrections facilities, now mostly privatized, can transfer the expense of their care to Medicare and other public assistance. That would certainly help the bottom line for a few private corporations that operate prisons across the U.S. A suspicious person might wonder whether you have a financial interest in any of those.

    They will be unemployable in a time when it is difficult for any unemployed person over 50 to find work.

    In desperation, they will return to what they know...criminal activities...to get by. They may be old; they may be sick; they are still criminals. I foresee that their most likely victims will be elderly also.

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