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Prisons Develop Programs For Aging Population

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Prisons Develop Programs For Aging Population

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Prisons Develop Programs For Aging Population

Prisons Develop Programs For Aging Population

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Cheryl Steed, psychologist, California Men's Colony
Tim Hand, Division Director of Parole, Colorado Department of Corrections

Overcrowded prisons already coping with budget pressures face a new challenge: The growing needs of an aging inmate population. With limited state budgets, prison setups, and facilities, prison officials are trying new ways to provide care and, in some cases, opting to release inmates early.

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