Older offenders, substance abuse, and treatment.

  title={Older offenders, substance abuse, and treatment.},
  author={Stephan Arndt and Carolyn L. Turvey and Michael A Flaum},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  volume={10 6},
OBJECTIVE The adoption of more stringent truth-in-sentencing laws and the aging of the United States population in general has led to an increase in the proportion of prison inmates age 55 years and older. Recent judicial rulings require prisoners to receive adequate medical and mental health care. Care for substance abuse is often included to reduce recidivism. However, little systematic research has been conducted on the mental health and substance abuse treatment needs of older prisoners… CONTINUE READING