"Dying Inside: Elderly in Prison", 2010
Josh Rushing explores the phenomenon of aging in the US’ massive prison population. Long sentences, handed out decades ago, are catching up with the American justice system, and prisons across the country are dedicating entire units just to house the elderly. During difficult economic times, the issue has hit a crisis point as encarcerating older inmates costs three times as much as younger inmates. Josh Rushing gains exclusive and unprecedented access to jails and prisons across the country to tell the story.
Each person has value...nobody’s a throw-away person... You know, somebody loved this person once.Phyllis Taylor, prison hospice volunteer