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Ill and Elderly Prisoners

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Ill and Elderly Prisoners

Ill and Elderly Prisoners

Ill and Elderly Prisoners

Only Available in Archive Formats.

With more people than ever behind bars, the number of elderly and terminally ill prisoners is growing. Should they still be in jail, in care facilities, or released back into the community? Janet Heimlich reports on the debate over the future of the graying prison population.