3/22/2012 – The Hidden Costs of Elderly Inmates

America’s prisons aren’t just overcrowded. They are rapidly graying.

Why should we care? Because at $68,000 per prisoner, older adults in prison cost three times as much as their younger counterparts and with the older prisoner population now five times as large as it was in 1990, we can no longer afford to ignore this growing financial cost and hidden humanitarian crisis.

Read the full article at Huffington Post