The aging inmate issue: Can we afford elderly incarceration?


By Stephanie Chen
CNN.com

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.

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