Caregiving Behind Bars: Correctional Officer Reports of Disability in Geriatric Prisoners

  title={Caregiving Behind Bars: Correctional Officer Reports of Disability in Geriatric Prisoners},
  author={Brie Williams and Karla Lindquist and Terry E. Hill and Jacques G. Baillargeon and Jeff Mellow and Robert B. Greifinger and Louise C. Walter},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
Despite increasing numbers of geriatric prisoners, little is known about geriatric disability or health care in prison. Although correctional officers often act as a liaison between prisoners and the healthcare system, the role of officers in recognizing geriatric disability has not been characterized. The goals of this study were to assess officers' assessment of disability in their assigned geriatric prisoners and to contrast their views with reports from the California Department of… 

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