1st Edition

Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Older Adults
A National Challenge for Policy, Research, and Practice

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ISBN 9780367425210
October 7, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
262 Pages

USD $55.95

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Book Description

Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Older Adults discusses two converging problems: the aging baby boomer generation and the large percentage of the American population in prison. This book focuses on the treatment, reentry, financial challenges, medical issues, and policy implications of the aging population in prison.

Table of Contents

Preface; Section 1: Setting the Context; Chapter 1: Overview; Chapter 2: Profile, Trends, and Geographical Distribution of Older Adults in Prison; Chapter 3: Health Needs of Incarcerated Older Adults; Chapter 4: Death and Dying in Prisons; Chapter 5: Economics and the Strain on Governmental Budgets; Section 2: Challenges and Approaches for Meeting Needs; Chapter 6: Health Insurance: Medicaid, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act; Chapter 7: Personal Finances and Housing Challenges and Approaches; Chapter 8: Workforce and Research Challenges and Approaches; Chapter 9: Innovative Re-entry Initiatives and Programs; Epilogue; References


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Melvin Delgado is Professor of Social Work at Boston University where he is the Chair of Macro Practice and the Co-Director of the Center on Addictions Research and Services. He is the author of over 20 books.

Denise Humm-Delgado is Professor of Social Work at Simmons University School of Social Work.