Earlier this year we posted a blog about ageing prison populations in the United States.  This issue is increasingly becoming an issue in many other OECD countries.  Older prisoner populations present a number of challenges for government, correctional administrators, healthcare providers and community agencies.

The Australian Institute of Criminology recently published a paper that looks at the issue of defining the older prisoner and explores the the rise in older inmate populations throughout Australia.   Entitled Older Prisoners – A Challenge for Australian Corrections, the paper presents a comprehensive look at the issue and could serve as a model upon which to craft a study in other countries.