Health, Illness, and Aging in Carceral Spaces

Meagan Strasser
In Canada, the number of adults over the age of 50 incarcerated in federal penitentiaries has doubled over the past ten years, now comprising nearly 25 percent of the federal prison population (Martin, 2017). As this population continues to grow, so too will the demands placed on prison health services. To address this issue, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners suggest creating more accessible bedspace within existing institutions, cordoning off age-segregated prison units, building specialized geriatric prisons,...
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