When Prison Gets Old

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Why are the number of elderly people in prison in America higher than ever?

Why do many states now define incarcerated people who are 55, or even 50 years old, as being “elderly?”

What are the legal and ethical standards of care owed to elderly people in prison by the criminal justice system and our government?


Please join us for “When Prison Gets Old,”

a panel discussion on America’s aging prison population

sponsored by the  Albany Law School Government Law Center

March 28, 2013

at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow

Rochester Moot Courtroom, Albany Law School


Soffiyah  Elijah, Executive Director, Correctional Association of New York

Brian Fischer, Commissioner, New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

Dr. Robert Greifinger, Noted Prison Healthcare Consultant & Author

Hon. Robert Muller, Supreme Court Judge, Essex & Warren Counties

Karen Murtagh, Executive Director, Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York

Andy Pallito, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Corrections


Legal practitioners have the chance to receive Continuing Legal Education credits for attending this event. 

For more information, please contact Benjamin Pomerance at (518)-445-2329 or bpomerance[@]albanylaw.edu.