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As the wider Australian population is aging and placing increasing demands on services and resources, so too is the prison population.
Older inmates often have complex health issues and specific needs and vulnerabilities related to their age.
The rising number of aged inmates poses challenges for:
We inspected four correctional facilities in metropolitan Sydney, chosen to represent both specialised aged-care centres and mainstream centres.
The Old and Inside: Managing Aged Offenders in Custody Report was tabled in parliament and published in September 2015.
Old and Inside: Managing Aged Offenders in Custody Report (PDF , 940.4 KB)
08 Jun 2023
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