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American Friends Service Committee - Aging in Prison, 2017 Aging in prison A human rights problem we must fix Photo: Nikki Khan THE AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE Prison Watch Project Developed by Mary Ann Cool, Bonnie Kerness, Jehanne Henry, Jean Ross, Esq., AFSC student interns Kelsey Wimmershoff and Rachel Frome, ...
Human Rights Clinic - Designed to Break You, UT School of Law, 2017 Designed to Break You HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS ON TEXAS’ DEATH ROW APRIL 2017 A R E P O RT F R O M T H E H U M A N R I G H T S ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Pennsylvania: Compassionate Release Reforms Fail to Achieve Aim by David Reutter by David M. Reutter Despite a 2008 change in state law intended to make it easier for Pennsylvania prisoners to be granted compassionate release, it is still rare for such releases to be granted. In 1971, shortly after turning ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Report Presents Bleak Analysis of BOP Medical Bureaucracy by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is arguably a failed institution, and that fact is no more obvious than in the substandard medical care it provides to the prisoners in its custody. Although the BOP’s bloated ...
ACLU - Caged In, 2017 CAGED IN January 2017 SOLITARY CONFINEMENT’S DEVASTATING HARM ON PRISONERS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES CAGED IN At America’s Expense: SOLITARY CONFINEMENT’S DEVASTATING HARM ON PRISONERS The Mass Incarceration of the Elderly WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES © 2017 ACLU Foundation June 2012 American Civil Liberties Union 125 Broad ...
Publication • December 29, 2016
Aging of the State Prison Population, 1993–2013, DOJ BJS, 2016 U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Statistics MAY 2016 Special Report NCJ 248766 Aging of the State Prison Population, 1993–2013 E. Ann Carson, Ph.D., BJS Statistician, and William J. Sabol, Ph.D., former BJS Director T ...
Corizon, CCA Settle Lawsuit Over Solitary Confinement of Elderly Woman by Matthew Clarke Corizon Health and for-profit prison firm Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) have settled a lawsuit over the solitary confinement of a then-70-year-old prisoner following an alleged false positive drug test caused by Zantac, a heartburn medication. Carol ...
"The System Abuses Us by Locking Us Up Forever": Aging Survivors Behind Bars by Victoria Law By Victoria Law, Truthout On October 6, 2016, 15-year-old Bresha Meadows will appear in an Ohio family court for the death of her abusive father. Meadows had spent a lifetime watching her father hit, ...
Publication • September 9, 2016
Old Behind Bars Report on Elderly in Prison, Human Rights Watch, 2012 H U M A N R I G H T S W A T C H OLD BEHIND BARS The Aging Prison Population in the United States Old Behind Bars The Aging Prison Population in the United States ...
ACLU Report on Elderly Prisoners Calls for Common-Sense Reform by Taxpayers haven't thus far been persuaded by their sense or compassion to think twice about imprisoning nonviolent, elderly offenders. So the American Civil Liberties Union, in a June 2012 report on the mass incarceration of the elderly, has elucidated the ...
Report Finds Abuse of Blind, Deaf, Elderly and Disabled Texas Prisoners by Matthew Clarke The Prison Justice League (PJL), a group advocating prison reform in Texas, released a report entitled Cruel & Unusual Punishment: Excessive Use of Force at the Estelle Unit. The report found that blind, deaf, elderly and ...
Article • August 25, 2016
Forced to Die Alone – A Lonely Bed to Substitute God and Family by An epidemic is slowly taking root throughout the United States prison system. As of 2010, State and federal prisons house more than 26,000 inmates 65+ years old and nearly five times that number 55 and up.1 ...
Article • August 10, 2016
New Law Allows for Release Consideration for Kentucky Prisoner after 54 Years by David Reutter A new law is giving the hope of parole to aged Kentucky prisoner s. Amongst those is prisoner Willie Gaines Smith, who has served 54 years in prison. Kentucky legislators approved a program that allows ...
Report Finds Fiscal Crisis of Increasing Low-Risk, High-Cost Older Prisoners by Matthew Clarke A report released by the Osborne Association found American prisons facing a crisis of aging in which an increasing percentage of older prisoners who are at low risk for recidivism are driving up the cost of running ...
The Mass Incarceration of the Elderly, ACLU 2012 At A m e r i c a’ s E x p e n s e : The Mass Incarceration of the Elderly At Ame r i ca’s E x p en se: The Mass Incarceration of the Elderly June 2012 At ...
Number of State Prisoners Age 55 and Over Increased 400% in 20 Years by Derek Gilna Although much of the attention concerning the huge increase in America’s prison population has focused on the federal prison system, a new U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) report found that the number of prisoners ...
Aging, Sick and Incarcerated: The Need for Compassionate Release by Victoria Law By Victoria Law, Truthout.org Mary Ziman already had debilitating fibromyalgia and, unable to work, was on permanent disability. Then she was arrested and sentenced to 27 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute marijuana, methamphetamine and cocaine, charges she says ...
No Place for Old Men by Texas prisons are filling up with the old and the ill — at enormous expense. by Dick J. Reavis, Texas Observer Benito Alonzo is a short, 140-pound 80-year-old. His quiet-spoken manner, drooping jowls and gray hair, trimmed in a buzz, give him the appearance of ...
Publication • March 9, 2016
BOP Compassionate Release Program, OIG, 2013 U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General Evaluation and Inspections Division The Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Compassionate Release Program April 2013 I-2013-006 EXECUTIVE DIGEST In the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, Congress authorized the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) ...
Article • October 16, 2015
94% Increase in Elderly Prisoners Fuels Medical Care Cost Spike by 52% by Mark Wilson 94% Increase in Elderly Prisoners Fuels Medical Care Cost Spike by 52% by Mark Wilson According to a report by The Pew Charitable Trust, healthcare costs increased by an average of 52 percent in 42 ...
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