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UCSF: Old prisoners need better medical care
San Francisco Business Times

As the U.S. prison population has soared, the number of old prisoners has ballooned, and they need much better medical treatment than they’re getting now, according to a University of California, San Francisco study. Between 2000 and 2009, the U.S. prison population grew 16 percent, but the number of prisoners over 55 grew 80 percent. Prison medical facilities aren’t ready for the dramatic increase in disease and disability among these older prisoners.