© 2024 South Carolina Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

More elderly Americans are serving time in prison

A growing portion of the country’s prison population is older than 55. That means higher costs for prisons and new efforts to provide care for the advanced medical needs of the incarcerated.

Sarah Lehr of Wisconsin Public Radio reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

Copyright 2023 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.