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Call for State to Address Crisis of Aging in Prisons

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Gov. Cuomo touring Coxsackie Correctional Facility in 2015

New York state’s prison population is getting smaller. It is also getting older. From 2007 to 2016, the total number of inmates in state prisons shrunk by 17 percent but the number of prisoners aged 65 or older increased by half. This maps a national trend that led to an ignominious first in 2014, when 2,044 older people died in federal and state prisons—the

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