Increased Number of Elderly Prisoners Makes Feds Take a Second Look at Compassionate Release

In Politics by Michael Rae

In 2014, inmates age 50 and older were the fastest growing, and most expensive, segment of the federal inmate population, largely as a result of the tough-on-crime sentencing laws enacted over the past several decades. According to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice, elderly inmates (50+) increased