Accelerated Ageing of Australia’s Prisons

The Australian prison population is ageing at a much faster rate than that of the rest of Australia, with the amount of inmates aged over 65 years increasing by 170% between 2005 and 2015.

When on the inside, prisoners are ageing at an accelerated rate, with prisoners showing signs of ageing 10 to 15 years earlier than the general population.

Adjunct Professor Dr. Emma Miller from Flinders University joined James on The Daily to discuss.

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