NPR: The Elderly in Prison

NPR: U.S. prison population is rapidly graying.

Mar 22, 2024

“When you think about geriatric medical needs, many of the prisons across the United States are not equipped or weren’t designed that way, and so the systems are grappling with how to retrofit or make do with the facilities that we have,”

— Nick Deml, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Corrections.

In March 2024, National Public Radio (NPR)’s Morning Edition radio published a very interesting podcast and article:
Visit NPR to read/listen to: The U.S. prison population is rapidly graying. Prisons aren’t built for what’s coming.


[header image: One of the cells in the Transitional Care Unit at the Minnesota Correctional Facility at Oak Park Heights. Photographer Credit: Caroline Yang for NPR ]