Prison medical care accounts for a significant part of correctional budgets. The possible risk of crime posed by individual prisoners cannot, of course, be determined solely by age; other factors must be considered as well, including their physical and mental condition and recent conduct behind bars. Nancy Wolff indicates that both male and female offenders over age 50 report lower rates of victimization by staff and other inmates than do younger offenders. The category also includes probation violators and persons with a split sentence to incarceration followed by court-ordered probation or parole. Staff try to provide special activities, like football toss, and tournaments for the less able and active inmates.
Malcolm March 10, at 6:
Old Behind Bars
It might not take a visitor from another planet, or even another country, to detect something warped in a culture that not only takes rape for granted but expects its children to find it amusing. They thought, however, that older women who were new to prison may be at a higher risk of victimization. The Guardian. The question will become increasingly urgent as to whether correctional systems have or will be able to develop the capacity to meet the needs of older offenders for different kinds of housing and care. That is arrogant and immature. USP Marion, which went into "permanent lockdown" following the murders, became a model for the construction of ADX, designed as a control unit prison. Regardless of theoretical eligibility, it can be difficult as a practical matter for persons serving a life sentence to be released on parole.