Louise Ridley provides an in-depth look at the issues and challenges of our ageing prison population and reviews the important role played by voluntary organisations, working collaboratively in prisons and improving the quality of life experienced by older people in prison.
Clinks response: Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into Covid-19 and the impact on people with protected characteristics
In this response, we focus on the impact that Covid-19 has had on women, black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people and older people in contact with the criminal justice system – particularly those in prison.
Clinks and RECOOP submission to the Justice Select Committee’s enquiry into the ageing prison population
Older people are the fastest growing age group in the prison population. There are triple the number of people aged 60 and over in prison than there were 16 years ago. This response details a range of issues facing older people in prison and gives recommendations for how the criminal justice system can adapt to meet their needs.