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


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