Policy Impact: This systematic review of aged care in prisons, both in Australia and internationally, has many policy implications. This population is growing quickly, with many unaddressed needs.Practice Impact: The care of older prisoners is a growing and significant problem. This systematic review indicates a need for better informed practices to meet a range of prisoner needs. Some examples of creative responses are given in the review.IntroductionThe number of prisoners aged 50 years and over increased by 33% between 2010 and 2015 in Australia and by 23% between 2009 and 2013 in the United States . Further, prisoners aged 50 years and over increased as a proportion of the total prison population by 101% between 2003 and 2014 in Canada , while prisoners aged 60 years and over increased as a proportion of the total prison population by 120% between 2002 and 2013 in the United Kingdom (UK) . Prisoners aged 70 years and over tripled between 2004 and 2014 in New Zealand .Definitions of an ‘older prisoner’ range from 45 to 65 years and over . There has been some agreement about classifying older prisoners as 50 years and over , because older people in prison are more
Australasian Journal on Ageing – Wiley
Published: Jan 1, 2018
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