An exploratory report regarding the management of aging and infirm inmates is presented. Six chapters follow an executive summary:
- What we know about elderly, chronically ill, and terminally ill inmates;
- Effective evaluation for identifying the special needs of inmates;
- Program, housing, and treatment considerations;
- Ethical and policy considerations for the care of elderly and infirm inmates;
- And conclusion.
Appendixes include: Criminal Justice Institute Survey-Managing the Needs of Aging Inmates and Inmates With Chronic and Terminal Illnesses; site-visit reports; and site visit checklist.
This program discusses Information regarding current policies and procedures and their impact on aging offenders and offenders with chronic and terminal illnesses. While focusing upon "best practices and interventions," this program discusses:
- Differences between the needs of aging and terminally ill inmates;
- Management strategies;
- Internal and external challenges, such as staffing, supervision, treatment standards, compassionate release provisions, housing, and hospice care;
- Selecting and training inmate caregivers;
- Legal issues, such as advance directives and constitutional standards of care;
- And appropriate programming resources.