Inside E Street: Aging Inmates

"We're left trying to be both a nursing home and a prison," - Keith Davis, warden at Deerfield Prison in Virginia.
That's the Washington Post today, talking about what happens when stricter parole laws keep more offenders behind bars (42 percent of eligible inmates were granted parole before 1995; fewer than 5 percent were granted after) and those inmates get older. The result is a jail that functions as nursing home and hospice:

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