The Oldest Problem in American Prisons

The Oldest Problem in American Prisons

No prison demographic is growing as fast as the elderly. Of the 6.7 million people under correctional supervision in 2015 (“more than were enslaved in antebellum America and more than resided in the Gulag Archipelago at the height of Stalin’s misrule,” Adam Gopnik recently pointed out in the New Yorker), over 10 percent were geriatric (55 years or older)—a 400 percent demographic increase since 1993, according to a 2013 report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

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