Aging in Correctional Custody: Setting a Policy Agenda for Older Prisoner Health Care

A group of 29 national experts met and identified 9 priority areas to be addressed to address the exponential rise in the number in older inmates. Their consensus recommendations included a uniform definition of an “older” prisoner, geriatrics training staff and health care providers, defining functional impairment, screening for dementia, identifying the needs of older women prisoners, the development of uniform policies for geriatric housing units, the creation of national medical eligibility criteria for early release and the enhancement of palliative care services within prisons.

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This report investigates three research questions: (1) What is the safety of restraints and/or restraining methods for people in custody or in healthcare facilities? (2) What are the evidence-based guidelines for the prevention or management of excited delirium? and (3) What are the evidence-based guidelines for the prevention or management of positional asphyxia?

This document discusses the issues facing the correctional system in addressing the aging prisoner population needs.

This article provides information on Canada's aging prison population and significant health concerns that affect the older inmate population.