Director's Editorials from Age in Action

Document Type

Editorial

Original Publication Date

2014

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Age in Action

Volume

29

Issue

3

Date of Submission

February 2015

Abstract

The impact of an aging prison population is causing concern among different stakeholders, including prison officials, legislative bodies, clergy, and some gerontologists. Prison officials are scrambling to accommodate the numbers and needs of older inmates, but they are confounded by constrained budgets, inappropriate prison architecture, lack of gerontologically and geriatrically trained staff members, indifferent legislative bodies, and a general lack of awareness among the public of these problems. Our states need not only retrofitted and newly designed physical facilities but also staffs and providers with gerontological and geriatric training, from corrections personnel to health care providers to clergy and mental health workers.

Rights

Copyright managed by Virginia Center on Aging.

Is Part Of

Director's Editorials from Age in Action

Recommended Citation

Ansello, E. (2014). Older Prisoners. Age in Action, 29(3).

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