Source: Washington Post
A new report from Reuters found that the population of older people in prison has increased significantly over the last years.
Data from 2016 shows that at least 7 percent of 130,000 inmates in California’s state prisons are over the age of 60, compared to 1 percent two decades ago.
States have started responding to the increase in numbers of elderly people in prisons by creating units that offer special care. A prison in California for example will have a dementia unit.
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