Now available! Multimedia dossier on aging in prison
On 1 October, the International Day of Older Persons, the International Committee of the Red Cross regional delegation in Paris published a multimedia project focusing on older prisoners. The increase in the elderly prisoner population is a challenge for prisons, which often are not adapted to these detainees’ specific needs. The dossier contains insights a workshop organised in France previously this year. Mobility loss, dementia, sensory impairment, loss of family ties are some of the issues that were underlined. Recommendations are detailed in order to improve responses to older prisoners’ specific needs and can be found in the workshop report.