The Social Determinants of Health and Justice and the Aging in Prison Crisis: A Call for Human Rights Action

Tina Maschi, Ronald Ronald H. Aday


The rapid growth of the incarceration of aging people in prison across the globe is particularly problematic in the United States, which has the largest incarceration rate per capita. This papers examines the aging in prison crisis through the lens of the social determinants of health, well-being, and justice. Case studies and promising practices are reviewed to assist in a coordinated human rights based response to address the aging in prison crisis at the grassroots, national, and international levels.

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