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Elderly inmates: issues for Australia

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 115

Anna Grant
ISBN 0 642 24107 4 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, May 1999


Elderly inmates are increasing both in number and as a percentage of correctional populations. This paper examines the types of offenders that comprise the older inmate group within Australian correctional systems, firstly discussing the factors affecting the increase of older inmates in prisons, then examining the various issues which are relevant to Australian correctional administrators.