New Zealand opens prison wing for elderly

Unit where health-care needs of elderly inmates are considered set up at prison near Wellington.

    The world's prison population is getting older. 

    In New Zealand, between 2000 and 2009 there was a 94 percent increase in those prisoners over the age of 50. 

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Wellington, where Rimutaka prison has opened a special wing for elderly inmates.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Venezuela in default: What next?

    Venezuela in default: What next?

    As the oil-rich country fails to pay its debt, we examine what happens next and what it means for its people.

    The Muslims of South Korea

    The Muslims of South Korea

    The number of Muslims in South Korea is estimated to be around 100,000, including foreigners.

    What is Mohammed bin Salman's next move?

    What is Mohammed bin Salman's next move?

    There are reports Saudi Arabia is demanding money from the senior officials it recently arrested.