Thursday, June 14, 2012

Aging prisoners should be released: ACLU

JURIST - Paper Chase
[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] released [press release] a report [text, PDF] on Wednesday claiming that it costs $68,270 per year to house a prisoner age 50 and older while many pose virtually no threat to society. The ACLU found that 16 percent of the national prison population is age 50 and older with California, Texas, Florida and the federal prison system having the highest number of such prisoners. The population increased 14 times from 1981...
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