New York's crime rate and overall prison population has dropped drastically over the past two decades, but the number of elderly people behind bars has increased at a tremendous rate. The elderly prison population will continue to rise rapidly as the use of determinant sentencing statutes increases, and fewer and fewer incarcerated people are eligible for parole. There are smarter and more humane alternatives to locking up our senior citizens - it is time for New York to take action.
CA in the Press | June 25, 2012

Compassion vs. safety: Should aging/ill prisoners be released?

A growing number of advocates are calling for greater use of an alternative strategy – releasing older and sick inmates.Read More

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CA in the Press | June 25, 2012

Growing old behind bars: Aging prison population strains system

The number of those in prison age 60 and older have more than quadrupled between 1990 and the end of last year.Read More

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News | March 1, 2012

Aging Behind Bars: The Facts

There are smarter, more humane alternatives to incarcerating elderly people who pose no threat to public safety.Read More

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