England is planning prisoner retirement homes

by Ivano Abbadessa - 2017.06.20
England is planning prisoner retirement homes
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Overcrowding is just one of the problems of UK prisons. Now aging prisoners and increased healthcare needs can also be added to the list. The number of prisoners has tripled over the last 15 years. Which, in part is due to longer life expectancy. But not only. There has also been a trend toward longer sentences, including life imprisonment. Which is why Great Britain’s government is seriously considering funding the construction of penitentiaries ad hoc for the over-65 prisoner population. Which would provide to those who are serving time behind bars, services similar to those of a retirement home. This is only one of the recent proposals found among the pages of the first institutional report on the conditions of prisoners across The Channel.

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