Punished for Aging: Vulnerability, Rights and Access to Justice in Canadian Penitentiaries
public health, prison health, incarceration, elder law, aging prisoners, elder law, access to justice
Prisons were never meant to be nursing homes; and yet, increasingly, they are asked to perform this function. They do so ineffectively, at a great cost to community’s health, finances, safety, and undermine the criminal justice system’s ideals of rehabilitating and reintegrating people into society.
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Adelina Iftene, “Punished for Aging: Vulnerability, Rights and Access to Justice in Canadian Penitentiaries” (5 March 2020), online: Dalhousie University Blogs: Dalhousie Law Journal < https://blogs.dal.ca/dlj/2020/03/05/punished-for-aging-vulnerability-rights-and-access-to-justice-in-canadian-penitentiaries/ > [perma.cc/RX3D-KM9K].