Virginia copes with older inmates.
A 1995 truth-in-sentencing ruling that led to no-parole sentences for many convicted of violent crimes is contributing to the aging inmate population. In general, older inmates cost more to house; they require more supervision and medical and mental health care, as well as special diets, mobility aids and special housing. This is compounded by the fact that inmates often lack adequate health care before incarceration, which can mean their physiologic age is 10 to 15 years older than their chronologic age.
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|Title Annotation:||Deerfield Correctional Center|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Mar 22, 2009|
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