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ELDERLY RELEASE BILL: a work in progress

ELDERLY RELEASE BILL A WORK IN PROGRESS BACKGROUND: We have just passed a landmark in Wisconsin. For the first time in our history, we are spending more on Corrections (prisons and jails) than we are on our colleges and universities. … Continue reading

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Old Behind Bars BY Human Rights Watch

CLICK TO VIEW FULL STUDY PDF FILES Old Behind Bars The Aging Prison Population in the United States Copyright c 2012 Human Rights Watch All rights reserved.Printed in the United States of America ISBN: 1-56432-859-7;Cover design by Rafael Jimenez INTRO: … Continue reading

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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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