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

This chapter from the World Health Organizations publication “Prisons and Health” provides a global perspective to the challenges of caring for aging prisoners in correctional institutions. It reviews the issues of accelerated aging, multimorbidity, polypharmacy, falls, dementia, incontinence, sensory impairment, symptom burden, functional status and environment, mental health issues, end of life care and death and re-entry into the community.

This NHS paper gives an overview of health problems in older inmates, prison healthcare and particular health issues seen in this population. It also includes a section looking at older prisoners in Canada.