New strategy needed for older offenders

Urgent action and greater understanding is needed to cope with the fast-growing elderly prison population, says a leading support organisation. Pioneering charity RECOOP (Resettlement and Care of Older ex-Offenders and Prisoners) is campaigning for changes in national policy. Older prisoners make up 17 per cent of the prison population – this is projected to grow by 10.6 per cent by … Read More