Radio: Old and dying in Massachusetts prisons, Pt. 1

Nearly 90 former inmates are buried here on the grounds of the North Central Correctional Institution at Gardner, Photo: Meredit Nierman/WGBH News.

Part 1 in a series: Long sentences with little or no chance of parole mean prisoners in Massachusetts —  locked up for decades — are now getting old and sick behind bars. Massachusetts has one of the highest percentages of aging prisoners in the country, and it’s costing state taxpayers a premium.

This report first aired on WGBH public radio.