Aging behind bars:health care for older female inmates.

  title={Aging behind bars:health care for older female inmates.},
  author={Rebecca Reviere and Vernetta D Young},
  journal={Journal of women & aging},
  volume={16 1-2},
As the numbers of women in prison have increased, so have the number of older women behind bars. These older women present unique problems for institutions trying to meet their health care needs. We report findings from our national pilot study of federal and state prisons for women. Prisons report basic services for physical and mental health care, and most report having hospice services. However, those that house larger percentages or that expect to house larger percentages of older prisoners… CONTINUE READING