Monday, May 4, 2015

The painful price of aging in prison

Harsh sentencing policies, including mandatory minimums, continue to have lasting consequences for inmates and the nation’s prison system. Today, prisoners 50 and older represent the fastest-growing population in crowded federal correctional facilities, their ranks having swelled by 25 percent to nearly 31,000 from 2009 to 2013.

More:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2015/05/02/the-painful-price-of-aging-in-prison/

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