The elderly population in prison keeps increasing. Consequently, problems arise as to the relevant care that elderly prisoners need. This Note addresses the medical and rehabilitative needs that elderly prisoners require, and the government’s role in alleviating some of these concerns by funding the Second Chance Reauthorization Act. This Note also suggests additional assistance to the elderly prisoners before and after they are released from prison. Finally, the Note suggests a three-part solution, considering the reality the elderly prisoners face when they re-enter the society after serving a long sentence.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dominique Ritvo is the Articles Editor 2017-2018, Member 2016-2017, The Elder Law Journal; J.D. 2018, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; B.S. in Psychology, minors in Theatre and Management, 2015, Loyola University, Chicago.