Monthly Archives: June 2012

National Institute of Corrections Addressing needs of older prisoners

see full PDF file here:https://elderlyrelease.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/addressing-the-needs-of-old-prisoners.pdf U.S. Department of Justice National Institute of Corrections 320 First Street, NW Washington, DC 20534 FOREWORD As the median age of inmates in our jails and prisons steadily increases and the incidence of chronic illness … Continue reading

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Search for a cost-effective and socially acceptable solution to the aging prison population

THE CONTINUING PROBLEM OF AMERICA’S AGING PRISON POPULATION AND THE SEARCH FOR A COST-EFFECTIVE AND SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE MEANS OF ADDRESSING IT Click here for full PDF essay https://elderlyrelease.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/eldercost-pdf-curtin.pdf Timothy Curtin intro The United States has the highest reported incarceration rate … Continue reading

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Dementia Behind Bars/A Broader Right to Counsel

Dementia Behind Bars/A Broader Right to Counsel March 25, 2012 from the NYTimes Dementia Behind Bars The get-tough-on-crime and mandatory sentencing policies that swept America beginning in the 1970s did more than drive up the inmate population and prison costs. … Continue reading

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The budget starts people thinking about doing what is right

Our prisons are filled with people who did their crimes in their youth and are now rehabilitated and needed out here. The recent budget crisis may help this group finally get the freedom for which they have been longing.  This … Continue reading

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ELDERLY SENTENCE MODIFICATION: isn’t it time?

ELDERLY SENTENCE MODIFICATION Is It Time? Isn’t it conspicuously strange how in time of national, economic and state budgetary crisis and with politicians at each others throats, none with any real solutions; that we hear nothing of the usual talk … Continue reading

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old try:Illinois legslature 2007 elderly sentence adjustment act-a Model?

. Below is synopsis of Elderly Sentence Adjustment Act as almost past in IL legislature plus statement in favor of bill. The usual politically based hysteria finally killed it . Elderly Sentence Adjustment ACT House Bill 4154 Bill Ryan 95TH … Continue reading

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another old try:FL Bill would allow some older inmates out of prison

Measure would allow some older inmates out of prison Gainsville.com; By Suevon Lee,Staff writer Published: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 5:28 p.m. As Florida grapples with a budget shortfall and experiences a swelling in its prison ranks, some lawmakers are … Continue reading

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