Graying Prisoners

“More and more United States prisons resemble nursing homes with bars, where the elderly and infirm eke out shrunken lives,” states Jamie Fellner in a New York Times Opinion piece. “Prison isn’t easy for anyone, but it is especially punishing for those afflicted by the burdens of old age. Yet the old and the very old make up the fastest-growing segment of the prison population.”

Read the full New York Times article here.

Learn more about the Community Aging Health Project, a Tideswell at UCSF initiative aimed at educating professionals involved in the criminal justice for older adults, including those in jail or prison.