Time to act : Vulnerabilities of aging prisoners in Switzerland

  title={Time to act : Vulnerabilities of aging prisoners in Switzerland},
  author={Violet Handtke},
The worldwide phenomenon of population aging and a rise in indeterminate and long-term sentences due to a “punitive turn” in justice have led to rising numbers of aging prisoners. Their health needs are distinct when compared to other inmate groups or the general population. However, prison budgets and capacities are not adapted to respond to such a specialized population. This thesis discusses vulnerabilities of aging prisoners in order to identify moral obligations that can be derived from… Expand
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