The aging inmate issue: Can we afford elderly incarceration?
By Stephanie Chen
HARDWICK, Ga. — White fuzz covers his bald head. His sallow skin sags. A wheelchair and cane support limp legs.
This is not the typical image of a prison inmate. But 73-year-old George Sanges is among the burgeoning elderly population behind bars, a group expected to continue to grow as baby boomers age and states implement longer sentences.