‘Paroling Grandpa’: Study Finds 3% Recidivism Rate Among Elderly Ex-Inmates
November 19, 2018

The Crime Report

“States should consider releasing elderly prisoners who have served long sentences on the grounds of compassionate release or geriatric and medical parole, says the Justice Policy Institute (JPI).”

“The recommendations came on the heels of a new study of elderly incarcerees who were released under a 2012 Maryland high court ruling, that showed a recidivism rate of 3 percent. The study demonstrates the “low risk” of releasing older prisoners, said the JPI.”

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