Study: Older Prisoners Don’t Get Adequate Medical Care
U.S. prison medical facilities are not equipped to handle the growing number of older prisoners, according to a new UC-San Francisco study. Between 2000 and 2009, the number of prisoners over age 55 increased by 80%. The study's authors recommended better training of prison and medical staff, increased dementia screening and better eligibility criteria for early prison release based on medical needs.
- "UCSF: Old Prisoners Need Better Medical Care" (Brown, San Francisco Business Times, 6/18).