Prisons Described As "Nursing Homes Behind Bars"
Date:  05-07-2020

In 10 years older people are expected to account for one-third of America's prison population
From The Crime Report:

The threat of the novel coronavirus has highlighted the unique vulnerability of the incarcerated elderly, many of whom have been languishing in prison under sentences of life without the possibility of parole (LWOP).

According to a forthcoming article in the Federal Sentencing Reporter Journal, the large aging population of inmates has turned U.S. prisons into “nursing homes behind bars”—wasting taxpayer dollars and subjecting them to inhumane conditions.

“Keeping someone with late-stage dementia or other neurocognitive impairments imprisoned until they die is torturous,” writes the article’s author, Rachel E. López. Continue reading >>>