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It's about time: aging prisoners, increasing costs, and geriatric release (Vera Institute of Justice)

  • Organization: Vera Institute of Justice
  • Document Type: Report
  • Date Created: Monday, April 05, 2010
  • Submitted: Monday, April 05, 2010
  • Attachment(s): LINK

This report by the Vera Institute of Justice examines statutes related to the early release of geriatric inmates in 15 states and the District of Columbia and concludes that these provisions are rarely used, despite the potential of reduced costs at minimal risk to public safety. The author identifies factors that help explain the discrepancy and provides recommendations for addressing it.


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