In the Media

Elderly prisoners 'face neglect'

PUBLISHED December 14, 2004

The growing elderly jail population is being neglected by the system, the chief inspector of prisons in England and Wales has warned in a report.

About 1,700 prisoners are aged over 60 and Anne Owers' said many jails were not set up to cope with their needs.
She highlighted a number of failings, including prisoners with mobility problems being given top bunks and inadequate health screening for women.