Maura Ewing, The Marshall Project

When Prisons Need To Be More Like Nursing Homes

KFF Health News Original

By 2030, nearly one-third of all inmates will be over 55, the ACLU says, and caring for aged prisoners often costs twice as much as caring for younger ones. Some states – New York, California and Connecticut — are confronting the problem, however, with innovative programs meant to improve care and save money.