Aging in Prison

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.

Aging and dying in prison

A Massachusetts state prison is expanding the graveyard where it buries inmates who die in custody, one consequence of the state's huge increase in...

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