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Growing old behind bars: Aging prison population strains system

from Observer-Dispatch

Like their counterparts nationwide, New York's prisoners are aging rapidly, with the number of inmates age 60 and older more than quadrupling between 1990 and the end of last year, according to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. And older prisoners are more likely to have serious health problems. Their illnesses are stressing the resources of the prison health care system. more

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