Older Adult Prisoners in the United States and their Release Back into Society

Older Adult Prisoners in the United States and their Release Back into Society : A challenge within a challenge for policy, research and practice

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Older Adult Prisoners in The United States and Their Release Back into Society discusses two converging problems: the aging baby boomer generation and the large percentage of the American population in prison. This book focuses on the treatment, re-entry, financial challenges, medical issues, and policy implications of the aging population in prison.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 87 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138904511
  • 9781138904514

Table of contents

Section 1: Setting the Context Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview of Book Chapter 2: Profile and Geographical Distribution of Older Adults in Prison & Trends Chapter 3: Social and Health Care Needs of Older Adult Inmates Chapter 4: Death and Dying in Prisons Chapter 5: The Economics of Older Adult Inmates: The Strain on State Budgets Section 2: Challenges and Approaches for Meeting their Needs Chapter 6: Producing Geriatric Service Providers Chapter 7: Research Approaches Chapter 8: Case Illustrations of Innovative Programs Section 3: Policy, Programming and Research Recommendations Chapter 9: Policy Recommendations Chapter 10: Programming Recommendations Chapter 11: Research Recommendations Epilogueshow more

About Melvin Delgado

Melvin Delgado is professor of social work at Boston University where he is the chair of macro practice and the Co-Director of the Center on Addictions Research and Services. He is the author of over 20 books.show more